"After vigintillions of years great Cthulhu was loose again, and ravening for delight."

Wherever you happen to be when Dread Cthulhu finally emerges from his deep slumber, if you’re lucky, you won’t be there long.
This geektastic piece of embroidery, emblazoned with the wish plea “May Cthulhu take this house first,” was recently given to Maika, co-editor of the Geyser of Awesome, to hang near her Cthulhumas tree. It was created by Brita, a Portland, OR-based craftstress, in hopes that the tentacular Great Old One won’t take our annual celebration of Cthulhumas as a sign of disrespect.
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn

"After vigintillions of years great Cthulhu was loose again, and ravening for delight."

Wherever you happen to be when Dread Cthulhu finally emerges from his deep slumber, if you’re lucky, you won’t be there long.

This geektastic piece of embroidery, emblazoned with the wish plea “May Cthulhu take this house first,” was recently given to Maika, co-editor of the Geyser of Awesome, to hang near her Cthulhumas tree. It was created by Brita, a Portland, OR-based craftstress, in hopes that the tentacular Great Old One won’t take our annual celebration of Cthulhumas as a sign of disrespect.

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn

The days have grown cold and short, Lovecraftian Solstice Carols can be heard on the wind, and in the Portland, OR home of Maika, co-editor of the Geyser of Awesome, the spot on the living room floor where betentacled trees have stood in years past has suddenly begun to darken and roil. Cthulhumas approaches and it’s time to pay tribute.

Dread Cthulhu still waits dreaming, but this year the Cthulhumas tree awoke. Its eyes are a pair of Giant Christmas Tree Googly Eyes that were altered with spray paint, paint pens, and markers. The wings were made using wire hangers, floral wire and tape, green cellophane, and the helpful guidance of a wing-making Instructable created by mercifulmaenad. Small sacrifices of blood, skin, and cherished cloth were made in the process and eldritch incantations were murmured.

Now the tree watches, unblinking. Sometime, just of the corner of an eye, the blue lights flicker and its tentacles appear to writhe. In the middle of the night the soft rustling of cellophane wings has been heard. The tree never sleeps. 

Merry Cthulhumas friends. May the deep dark sleep of the Great Old Ones continue undisturbed.

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.

Yep, this edible beauty is an octopus pizza and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Instructables user donedirtcheap created this mouthwateringly awesome “Octopizza Pie" and then took the time to provide step-by-step instructions so we can all make our own cephalopod pizzas.

We would just add one little detail: surely the best way to eat such a tentacular pizza is while wearing Finger Tentacles.

[via That’s Nerdalicious!]

It was around this time last year that Maika, co-editor of the Geyser of Awesome, created her first Cthulhumas tree using a bunch of our Chtulhu tentacles, blue string lights, silver garland, a plush Cthulhu, and just the right amount of eldritch chanting. 

Knowing the Great Old Ones would be expecting a tribute at least as nice as last year’s effort, Maika created a second Cthulhumas tree this year, building on the original design with the addition of more lights, three dozen Finger Tentacles, and some Terrified B-Movie Victims. 

Don’t leave small pets or children alone around this tree. Those frightened little figures won’t satisfy it for long. 

Merry Cthulhumas one and all. May the Elder Gods continue to sleep soundly.

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade takes place every year in Coney Island, New York in mid-to-late June. The Parade is a lively and welcoming ocean-themed event open to everyone. 

The Mermaid Parade is held in celebration of the beginning of the summer season, and so it traditionally takes place on the Saturday closest to the calendar start of summer, regardless of the weather. 

The tradition of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade began in 1983, when the first event of this kind was conceptualized and organized by Dick Zigun, who is sometimes dubbed the “Mayor of Coney Island”, and who was the founder of the non-profit arts group Coney Island USA.

Photos via That Girl at the Party, Scott Eder, Wikipedia, and Vivienne Gucwa respectively.

Bonus awesome points for the use of our Finger Tentacles!

Source Wikipedia

Thanks to the awesome folks at Laughing Squid, we recently learned that this is a very special week. Established in 2007 by members of TONMO, The Octopus News Magazine Online forum, October 8th through October 12th of every year are the International Cephalopod Awareness Days - five days dedicated to celebrating “the most intelligent invertebrates in the world.”
We love octopuses, cuttlefish, squid, and nautili and do what we can to celebrate all tentacular species every day of the year, but it’s great to know that there is a week dedicated to reveling in their all-around awesomeness. Check out the official ICAD website to learn more about it.
This photo of dog acupuncture model proudly wearing two of our Finger Tentacles was, of course, taken at the Archie McPhee store in Seattle, where tentacles are worn by everyone and everything at any given opportunity.

Thanks to the awesome folks at Laughing Squid, we recently learned that this is a very special week. Established in 2007 by members of TONMO, The Octopus News Magazine Online forum, October 8th through October 12th of every year are the International Cephalopod Awareness Days - five days dedicated to celebrating “the most intelligent invertebrates in the world.”

We love octopuses, cuttlefish, squid, and nautili and do what we can to celebrate all tentacular species every day of the year, but it’s great to know that there is a week dedicated to reveling in their all-around awesomeness. Check out the official ICAD website to learn more about it.

This photo of dog acupuncture model proudly wearing two of our Finger Tentacles was, of course, taken at the Archie McPhee store in Seattle, where tentacles are worn by everyone and everything at any given opportunity.

Source cephalopodday