Friday, October 31, 2014

Cthulhu Can't Play Rugby Either

In the waning minutes before the witching hour of Halloween I'm going to make one final Cthulhu post here on Flowers.

Next year I'm going to keep the Cthulhu in Illini6, but for now, here you go:

And for the warm and cuddly readers who want to know why I'm going back to Illini6:

Monday, October 27, 2014

Problems With Knowledge

I had a problem with posting what I wanted to in my last post.  It was most likely most confusing, however, that is only to be expected.

The human mind was not meant to know, to understand everything.  That is the only way we can survive.

I'm going to make another attempt to fix that image.  If I can't it will be because of something H.P. Lovecraft wrote a very long time ago.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Still Studying

I'm still studying Greek frantically.  I haven't yet gotten a language partner, but every day I do my studying and I'm getting better inch by inch.

Somebody please reassure me that this is not - knowledge that must not be known.

Monday, October 20, 2014


There is such a thing as plush Cthulhu.  I know it is strange, it is madness, but hey, that's what Cthulhu is all about.

I think EHL could have used on because she isn't feeling well.  We brought her home this weekend and she spent most of Sunday getting some much needed sleep.

I don't think she would have slept as well if she had seen this, sort of bed time story.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Have You Been to Papa Stories Lately?

Today's Cthulhu post reminded me of all the cool stories over at Papa Stories.  There are some great campfire stories over there as well.

I'm going to be posting a horsey story and a story without an end.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Travel, Goal and Answer!

MAL went to Europe last week.  Don't worry, she didn't go by boat.
Still from HPLHS's "Call of Cthulhu" off the site: Oh No Cthulhu
The answer to the last post is the fourth pen.  Lovecraft chose the most plain.  I guess he figured the more men know the worse it would be, and the more you see the worse off you are.

Anywho, I've been doing fairly well with my Greek studies.  I asked MAL how I was doing and if she noticed a difference between my efforts before and my efforts now.  She hadn't even noticed earlier efforts (except of course, when I was actually taking classes).

I've even gotten myself a Greek pen pal and a Greek facebook friend who want to help.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dizzy and Nauseous

I haven't been feeling well the last two days.  I woke up dizzy and stayed nauseous all day.  Normally this might be fodder for writing horror, but I've got to be over it before I can use it.

Here's something Lovecraftian for you today.

Since I'm into fountain pens now I wondered what pen Mr. Lovecraft would have used circa 1900 - 1930s.

I found some information that indicates it might be one of these below.  I'll let you know which one tomorrow.

Monday, October 6, 2014

You Are Cthulhu's Play Thing!

Do you remember when Woody tried to explain that he wasn't a REAL Space Ranger?

This is a quote from H.P. Lovecraft's story, "Call of Cthulhu."

Look it up and read it.  It's free.

Or is it?

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Not Nice to Fool Cthulhu

This one reminds me of a story I wrote that involves Global Climate Change:  "Northern Faerie Ring".

If you want to hear a cool British guy read the story go here.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Αργά Aλλά Kαλό Mήνα - Better Late than Never?

I have a dilemma.
I don't even like fishing, but what is cutting bait?
I have things that I would have shared on Illini6 before, things like pens and hobbies and Rugby and pen pals and philosophy, especially thoughts and philosophies.  Originally this site was to share the goings on of the actual Flowers of Mundelein.

Should I share thoughts, theories and philosophies here?  Will that overshadow the intent of sharing family highlights?

While I think things like my writing thoughts and ideas belong on Illini6, they sort of break up the flow I've established of providing story parts.  For the past several years I've posted an image a day related to H.P. Lovecraft and Cthulhu.  Should I post them on Illini6?  They seem wildly inappropriate for this blog.

I think I have decided.  And I thank you for helping me.

I'm going to put all that stuff here.  Illini6 is only going to be for writing things: stories, story ideas, submissions, acceptances etc.

In honor of that here is your first ever, Flowers of Mundelein Cthulhu Month image: