It's too easy to fall into pre-existing tropes of what you're reproducing. Lovecraft didn't get popular on tentacles but on his really out-of-this-world writing and sincere fear of unknown. But modern receivers of cosmic horror tend to miss this and thanks to the original stuff being filtered through layers of pop culture (which has already missed the point), all they get out of Lovecraft is "tentacles".Myrrmi wrote:Old gods are cool, and I agree that they're much more interesting than mr. "I'm bigest and badest and strongest thing in the world and I can destroy you all by just spitting on you (but I won't for some reason)". But after the Cata I had just one wish - no more tentacles. An entire expac full of tentacles, seriously?
A bit ranty, I know. But I meant I agree that Old God-themed stuff doesn't have to be all tentacles.