Archive for March, 2009

Real-life vampire found in plague pit

No, this isn’t a Weekly World News headline (I mean really… would they even know what a plague pit is?) – it’s from Reuters:

By Daniel Flynn ROME (Reuters) – Italian researchers believe they have found the remains of a female “vampire” in Venice, buried with a brick jammed between her jaws to prevent her feeding on victims of a plague which swept the city in the 16th century.

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Vampire dance party

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Lovecraftian school board member urges new books for school

From America’s finest news source:

ARKHAM, MA—Arguing that students should return to the fundamentals taught in the Pnakotic Manuscripts and the Necronomicon in order to develop the skills they need to be driven to the very edge of sanity, Arkham school board member Charles West continued to advance his pro-madness agenda at the district’s monthly meeting Tuesday.

“Fools!” said West, his clenched fist striking the lectern before him. “We must prepare today’s youth for a world whose terrors are etched upon ancient clay tablets recounting the fever-dreams of the other gods—not fill their heads with such trivia as math and English. Our graduates need to know about those who lie beneath the earth, waiting until the stars align so they can return to their rightful place as our masters and wage war against the Elder Things and the shoggoths!”

The controversial school board member reportedly interrupted a heated discussion about adding fresh fruit to school lunches in order to bring his motion to the table. With the aid of a flip chart, West laid out his six-point plan for increased madness, which included field trips to the medieval metaphysics department at Miskatonic University, instruction in the incantations of Yog-Sothoth, and a walkathon sponsored by local businesses to raise money for the freshman basketball program.

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“Last month, he wanted us to change the high school’s motto from ‘Many Kinds of Excellence’ to ‘Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn,’” PTA member Cathy Perry said. “I asked if it was Latin, and he said that it was the eldritch tongue of Shub- Niggurath, the Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young. I don’t know from eldritch tongues, but I’m not sure that’s such a good idea.”

“We already changed the name of the school from Abraham Lincoln High to Nyarlathotep Academy,” Perry added. “What more does he want?”

Keith ‘Doc’ Herber, RIP

Yog-Sothoth.com has the sad news and video of recent chats with the author of several game supplements for the Call of Cthulhu RPG.

The Disloyal Vampire, Chapter 21

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Nellie Thompson in a 1930 photograph

Miskatonic University women

Nellie Thompson is identified on the back of the photo as middle row, 1st on the left, with other women students from Miskatonic University.

Back in black

The werewolves were scratching at the cyber door, but our good friend protected static drove them away. As usual I slept through the danger until it was over.

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Does the Army need to stockpile silver bullets?

I think the Pentagon should, but I’m a hawk when it comes to werewolves and Decepticons.

The Disloyal Vampire, Chapter 20

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