Pt. 1 Ch. 4 - Page 26

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Dec 2015, 11:30 AM

Hey guys! Good news is I'm starting to get a little more on track, so, you might see a dip in quality for a little bit but I'm hoping to get good and strong again soon.

I really appreciate everyone on CF involved with the TWC vote, I sent mine out today already, and anyone else who is not involved I would ask that you toss me a vote to help me out - I'm in the top 100! The higher I climb the more readers you have to BS with in the comments section!

Click here to vote! (Please!)

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jolle
2nd Dec 2015, 11:38 AM

What a nice amorphous eyeblob. Saved his life!

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Dec 2015, 5:09 PM

It did! It surely has NO alterior motives!

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joeyballast
2nd Dec 2015, 11:50 AM

Not just neat. SUPER neat. There's a difference!

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Dec 2015, 5:09 PM

There is! The magnitude of difference is approximately one super!

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MadJak91
2nd Dec 2015, 11:56 AM

Yes.
It seems like a nice sociable eyeball with big plans in a big world.
Something tells me this guy is going to be unforeseen setback :D

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Dec 2015, 5:11 PM

I had a lot of fun writing this character, heh - I figure it might end up being an underdog favorite, or even a break out favorite.

We'll see where this little curve ball goes, heheh!

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Mgnostic
2nd Dec 2015, 11:59 AM

Of course, I'll most likely kill you tomorrow.

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Dec 2015, 5:11 PM

Hah!

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ChilPhil
2nd Dec 2015, 12:38 PM

Commendable eyeball, he is so good at recycling the unused bio matter.

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Dec 2015, 5:11 PM

I know, right? Very underappreciated...

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SilentCity
2nd Dec 2015, 12:45 PM

This page is super neat! Never thought I'd be thinking well of an eyeball mass before.

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Dec 2015, 5:12 PM

Surprise! Heheh

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Seabiscuit
2nd Dec 2015, 3:58 PM

Not just neat, but super neat

I feel like that doesn't even begin to describe it! :P

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Dec 2015, 5:12 PM

SUPER neat!

Writing this character is a breath of fresh air, I don't have to try and think about the word structure as much as I do people who are period 1925, heh.

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sigpig
2nd Dec 2015, 4:54 PM

I'm changing my vote. At first, I proposed that the creature was Nyarlathotep, but after reading this page, I now believe that it is a lowly Shoggoth...

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Dec 2015, 5:13 PM

Pfff, I won't say who or what it is, but a Shoggoth? They can't think like this thing does! Sure they're telepathic to an extent, but this thing is way too smart.

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The Canidean
2nd Dec 2015, 7:57 PM

Yes, shoggoths aren't known for their elocution in any language. I half suspect that "tekeli-li" is an Elder Thing cussword.

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Dec 2015, 8:19 PM

There's actually a theory that it's a command that the Elder Things issue to Shoggoths and they're just mimicking. Just like birds when you say "pretty bird" or "hi", etc.

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Guest
30th Jul 2016, 10:52 AM

Oh pickles, is that firm canon? I still have a lot of Lovecraft to catch up on, but I was hoping to use smart shoggoths as a major plot point. :(

Shoggothic Hostage: I ain't suck at wordsing, I can say 'Scrub the latrine' in 96 human languages! 'S more'n you can shove me 'bout with, ye high 'n mighty crunchling!

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MistakeNPotatoes
30th Jul 2016, 8:32 PM

Ahh, I mean it is but you know a talking Dimensional Shambler and Byakhee sure as heck aren't! Do whatever you like with the mythos, man! :D

If you want a good read that involves Shoggoths and some of their history, you should read through At The Mountains of Madness - it's a bit of a bear, especially with the technical details that litter the first third of the story, but it's one of my favorites :)

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ProfEtheric
2nd Dec 2015, 5:24 PM

Aw, what a nice eldritch horror! :P

And a "dip in quality" from you is still better than the vast majority of the field, so do what you have to, man!

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Dec 2015, 8:20 PM

So considerate, right?

And pff, thanks, but I don't want to be off the top of my game anymore.

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Twilight
2nd Dec 2015, 8:25 PM

He sounds like a Human-fan! I wonder if Eldritch horrors have yearly Human-conventions, and cosplay as humans.

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Dec 2015, 10:23 PM

It's a cute thought :')

This thing will explain itself soon enough, though!

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Twilight
2nd Dec 2015, 10:15 PM

And wow, look at that gaping hole in his chest and the ribs sticking out. Jaunt doesn't mess around.

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MistakeNPotatoes
2nd Dec 2015, 10:23 PM

Yeah, uh, he went to town on Irwen a little bit...

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Taily
2nd Dec 2015, 10:33 PM

This talking eyeball is strangely... cute?

Just look at the way he's gently poking Irwen's face, awww.

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MistakeNPotatoes
4th Dec 2015, 3:35 PM

I think I may have accidentally created a fan favorite XD

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lorddarke
3rd Dec 2015, 4:15 AM

Ever see an old hammer film,"The crawling eye"? I'm liking your strip more and more!

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MistakeNPotatoes
4th Dec 2015, 3:36 PM

I haven't! It looks like MST3K riffed it, I might check it out sometime :)

Thank you!

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keltyzoid!
27th Feb 2016, 8:21 PM

His color scheme, i just realized

Is he a shoggoth

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MistakeNPotatoes
28th Feb 2016, 6:27 PM

Not a shoggoth! Very similar in ways, though.

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iddqd
28th Feb 2016, 9:03 AM

That looked like a painful way to die.

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MistakeNPotatoes
28th Feb 2016, 6:28 PM

Oh, yeah. It was not a quick or comfortable way to go, for sure.

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