The Dread Lord Cthulhu – Part 2: Family Tree

This is the tale of Dread Lord Cthulhu, Soul-Eater and Eldritch God, and his fucked-up family tree H.P. Lovecraft, Cthulhu’s personal deranged chronicler, made frequent references to the ‘Great Old Ones‘. He depicts them as a loose pantheon of ancient, powerful deities from space. They once ruled the Earth and have since fallen into a deathlike sleep. Until, of course, some deranged…

Krak’n’tarctica I: Setting the scene

This is the tale of DrPusSea and the largest all-female scientists expedition in Antarctica… It starts at the ends of the earth – in the icy vastness of Antarctica, a continent full of Kraken lairs and myths. There dwells the most colossal of the Kraken family (the Colossal Squid Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni, literally the ‘Middle Claw Squid’). New Zealand toothfishermen caught this fearsome…

I iz Kraken! Me Me Meeeeeemes…

This is the fun tale of internet Kraken memes Happy Halloween! I am not going to write much here, other than asking you to send us your own favourite Kraken memes. Any self-respecting Kraken meme blog has to start with the infamous Kraken catch-call: But, when it gets to real-life people, the memes often become a bit mean: Then of course there’s…

Are Kraken Aliens?

This is the tale where we uncover if Kraken are aliens after all… So… by now you may have seen enough things on this blog to join marine biologists and, well, pretty much everyone else who’s ever encountered one of the tentacled beasties in the wild, asking themselves: “Are these things really from this Planet or are they aliens from outer space?”…

I am Dread Lord Cthulhu – Part I: Lovecraft

This is the tale of Dread Lord Cthulhu, Soul-Eater and Eldritch God, and his favourite horror writer and unwitting chronicler The Dread Lord Chtulhu [(k)ʟ̝̊ʊlʔɬuː] – good luck pronouncing that right! – the word comes from the Greek chthonic, meaning subterranean) is thought to have been created by the deranged mind of Victorian horror writer and accidental cultist, H.P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft suffered from…

What the hell is the real Kraken?

This is the tale of what the real Kraken actually is Before we go into any more details on how to release your Kraken, we need to first answer the all-important question: “What the hell is the Kraken and is it for real?” To help us delve further into the meaning of the real Kraken, we also need to answer the question: What…

Background on how the Kraken first got released

This tale provides some background of how and when the Kraken first was released… Since times immemorial, some god or other cried “RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!” whenever humanity’s hubris and arrogance meant some holy smiting was in order. In fact, despite the Kraken being the go-to harbinger of doom for pretty much any civilisation worth their mettle [check out the “Kraken…