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Lovecraft talk: Aku, Ashi’s wraith form and the Beast in OTGW and why they look the same

A lot of y’all are comparing Ashi’s wraith form with the appearance of the Beast from Over the Garden Wall. I’m not an expert in Lovecraftian horror, and it actually won’t take a lot to explain why these designs look alike, but instead of going into painstaking detail about it in this post I’ll just provide some links below:

HERE is where I mentioned that Aku is a direct reference to the outer god Nyarlathotep. Some folks were kind enough to support that claim and I’m sure they and many others noticed it already far before I did.

HERE is where I mentioned the Beast from OTGW also as a direct reference to Nyarlathotep. It’s a long read but dig hard enough and you’ll find it there.

To add to this, here’s a picture of Nyarlathotep. Looks like Aku’s tower and shadowy tentacles, right? But there’s more to that.

Here’s a picture of it, closer, along with the real form of the Beast. Notice the faces on their bodies, and the fact that Nyarlathotep is sometimes referred to as the ‘faceless god’, and that he considered humans his toys. Because, man, think about it, of all places, why does Aku settle on Earth? And why hasn’t he destroyed us already? He destroys other world but not ours. That’s because we have too much value to him as playthings. I mean just consider the obvious fact that he’s fucked with Jack’s head enough times to disturb him for several lifetimes. This is what the Beast literally did to the Huntsman in OTGW. Aku has little to no actual interest in physically destroying Jack and the rest of humanity because without us he’s bored as shit. He’s even bored out of his fucking mind without his favorite toy to mess with, Jack.

Also notice this reoccurring theme of trees and birth and children. And I’ll only mention Ashi once. It’s not a mere coincidence that Aku or the Beast and even Nyarlathotep have the physical attributes of…how the Scotsman words it, a tree ogre. The Beast was a literal demon tree made out of the remains of children, and it was blatantly shown in the show how the children even transformed into eldritch abominations, the edelwood trees, before being consumed by the Beast. And they bled black blood which served as the oil for the lantern. Note it, BLACK. Jack was born when his father banished Aku and cursed him into the ground as a darkened wooden stump. Ashi was born out of the murky tar-like tree sap that came from Aku after her mother imbibed it into her system. So it’s no question Ashi’s wraith form or whatever you wanna call it would take the same physical attributes as her father. You can even say she’s a demi-god or a kin of the cosmos because of this. Even in the video game Bloodborne, the Moon Presence who inhabits the nightmare realm, makes its appearance near the nightmare image of the Great Tree in the city of Yharnam. And as if the ideas of cosmic horrors, trees, and birthing children in line with the existence of eldritch gods aren’t fucked up enough especially with how it all seems like a gross parallel to the idea of the Tree of Life in the Book of Genesis in the Bible, here’s a bunch of examples of the human placenta. GODDAMN it looks like a tree.

Lastly, and this is probably just me geeking out over and celebrating Samurai Jack, Bloodborne and H.P. Lovecraft altogether. Here’s a side-by-side picture of the lunar eclipse that freed Aku from his banishment and a picture of the Moon Presence in Bloodborne when it makes its appearance shortly after the blood moon surfaced. Fuckin A this is all some refined spooky shit and I love it. It’d be bullshit to call this a coincidence at this point.

That’s all. I hope you guys enjoyed reading.

Cthodiac 2017, by Aladdin Collar (with respect to HP Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, Robert Chambers, Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany and Clark Ashton Smith). 

Cthulhu (21 Jan - 19 Feb)
Dagon (20 Feb - 20 March)
Sheol Nugganoth (21 March - 20 April)
Hastur (21 April - 21 May)
Nug & Yeb (22 May - 21 June)
Tsathoggua (22 June - 22 July)
Ulthura Yon (23 July - 22 Aug)
Ghatanothoa (23 Aug - 23 Sept)
Yog Sothoth (24 Sept - 23 Oct)
Yig (24 Oct - 22 Nov)
Nodens (23 Nov - 21 Dec)
Nyarlathotep (22 Dec - 20 Jan)

Get it in print, and read up on your annual horrorscope in the second issue of American Eldritch: Deus ex Gothica. There’s some other stuff in there too. Last year’s Cthodiac is here

Here you go!! Tatsuya is extremely difficult to draw but I’m sooo happy with the way it turned out! Will need to make the seven sisters outfit too but I thought I might just share this one right away lol, got lots in store for tatsuya’s sprites.

Your Astrological Sign as one of the Old Ones

Aries - Rhan Tegoth Terror of the Hominids
Taurus - Hastur the Unspeakable
Gemini - Zhar the Twin Obscenity
Cancer - Cthulhu Master of R`lyeh
Leo - Chaugnar Faugn Horror From the Hills
Virgo - Yig Father of Serpents
Libra - Azathoth the Demon Sultan
Scorpio - Atlach Nacha the Spider God
Sagittarius - Nyarlathotep the Crawling Chaos
Capricorn - Shub Niggurath the Black Goat of the Woods
Aquarius - Bokrug the Great Water Lizard
Pisces- Dagon ruler of the deep

H. P. Lovecraft ~ Cosmicism

The philosophy of cosmicism states that there is no recognizable divine presence, such as a god, in the universe, and that humans are particularly insignificant in the larger scheme of intergalactic existence, and perhaps are just a small species projecting their own mental idolatries onto the vast cosmos. This also suggests that the majority of undiscerning humanity are creatures with the relative significance of insects and plants, when compared to the universe.

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Lovecraft novellas from American Eldritch Press, featuring new covers by Lee Grant. The Shadow Out of Time and the Dream-Quest are available now; the Mountains of Madness will be available imminently is also available right now, get it.