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Ugly-Pants Alert! Wheel of Misfortune

Everyone loses.

Wheel of Misfortune

Ugly-Pants Alert! At the Mountains of Madness, Part II

The Lovecraftian horror continues. See Part I.

At the Mountains of Madness, Part II

Pepe Le Poo

“Is she wearing a skunk?”—Secondshade

This rank specimen opens our Theme of the Week: Indigenous Patterns and Styles!

Pepe Le Poo

Oh the Japanity! Part XII

How many animals and Japanese watercolors had to die for this?

(Reflect on more Japanity here.)

Oh the Japanity! Part XII

Ugly-Pants Alert! At the Mountains of Madness

Despite our speed, they were very slow in gaining prominence; hence we knew that they must be infinitely far off, and visible only because of their abnormal height. Little by little, however, they rose grimly into the western sky; allowing us to distinguish various bare, bleak, blackish summits, and to catch the curious sense of fantasy which they inspired as seen in the reddish antarctic light against the provocative background of iridescent ice-dust clouds. In the whole spectacle there was a persistent, pervasive hint of stupendous secrecy and potential revelation. It was as if these stark, nightmare spires marked the pylons of a frightful gateway into forbidden spheres of dream, and complex gulfs of remote time, space, and ultra-dimensionality. I could not help feeling that they were evil things—mountains of madness whose farther slopes looked out over some accursed ultimate abyss. That seething, half-luminous cloud background held ineffable suggestions of a vague, ethereal beyondness far more than terrestrially spatial, and gave appalling reminders of the utter remoteness, separateness, desolation, and aeon-long death of this untrodden and unfathomed austral world.

—H.P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness (1936)

Download Lovecraft’s entire novella here or here! Scroll down for a close-up of these abominable leggings, if you dare.

At the Mountains of Madness

At the Mountains of Madness, Close-up