Friday, 12 October 2012

A new Idea

The time ideas weren't working for me, mainly because I had no source or context to work from. So I have been advised that I should find a short story, poem or image that has a description a character which I will then interpret myself.

In the last hour or so, I have been looking at the descriptions of H.P Lovecraft monsters that are present in his books.

The descriptions that have intrigued me so far are:

Nctosa & Nctolhu - Twin daughters of Cthulhu, imprisoned on Jupiter. They appear as huge shell-endowed beings, with eight segmented limbs and six long arms ending with claws, vaguely resembling their "step-sister" Cthylla.

Ammutseba - A dark, cloudy mass with tentacles which absorbs falling stars.

Bokrug - Appears as a gigantic water lizard.

Chaugnar Faugn - A bipedal elephant with a mouth on the end of its trunk.

Cthylla - Appears as a huge winged octopus-like creature with six eyes.

CyƤegha - Appears as a gigantic black mass of tentacles with a single green eye at the centre.

The Dweller in the Gulf - Appears as a huge, eyeless, black, soft-shelled tortoise with a triangular head and two whip-like tails, and suckers on the end of each tail.

Ei'lor - A plant-like, parasitic horror dwelling on a jungle planet revolving around the green star Yifne and the dead star known as Baalblo (perhaps a white dwarf, a neutron star or another kind of stellar remnant).

Glaaki - Appears as a giant three-eyed slug with metallic spines, and tiny, pyramid-like feet underneath.

Gol-goroth - Appears as a gigantic, black, toad-like creature with an impossibly malevolent glare, or a tentacled, scaled, bat-winged entity.

Groth-Golka - A monstrous bird-like fiend with sharp teeth, dwelling beneath Antarctica, vaguely resembling an extinct Pterosaur.

Lod - A levitating, sinuous, glowing creature.

Kaalut - Likely a gigantic, larva-like horror. It dwells on the distant ammonia planet of K'gil'mnon.

Mnomquah - A very large and eyeless lizard creature with a "crown" of feelers.

Ob'mbu - A giraffe-like reptilian monster.

Rhan-Tegoth - A three-eyed, gilled, proboscidian monster with a globular torso, six long, sinuous limbs ending in black paws with crab-like claws, and covered in what appears to be hair, but is actually tiny tentacles.

Zoth-Ommog - A gigantic entity with a cone-shaped body, a reptilian head, a beard of tentacles, and starfish-like arms.

After deciding what character to create, I want to make it from the anatomy upwards by finding the core animals and anatomy and fitting the puzzle together. I want this character to work realistically as possible, which leads me to think that this project now might not be looking for a games cahracter but instead a experiment to see if this made up creature could live, walk and eat. But that remains to be seen.

The next step from me is to decide on which one to do and then research on others adaptations it.

If you are reading this post, and you have a prefered character from the list above then please comment below.

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