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#41 August20

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 03:57 AM

I was delighted to receive a package from my Secret Shoggoth today in the mail. Here's what was in the box:

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An absolutely beautiful (or should that be terrifying) Cthulhu mug of gargantuan proportions.

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I also found a copy of Night of the Kachina (Chaosium Monograph) and a 1974 paperback edition of Clark Ashton Smith's Out of Space and Time.

Thank you, Secret Shoggoth (especially for the wonderful mug)!

Thanks to CAThompson for organizing Secret Shoggoth VI.


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#42 Thom_Serveaux

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:44 PM

While braving the arctic winds of winter while clearing a path for the cultists, a strange creature materialized from the æther. Beneath it's vitreous Stygian-coloured wings with their strange pulsating rhythms a single claw emerged bearing a strange package.
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The strange parcel bared the symbols of the Royal Mail, and the steaming of the skin indicated that it had traversed the unknown planes to get here to my remote Canadian steading. Having reached it's destination, the creature began to dissipate in the air, rising up against the wind. My blood chilled looking at the sight.

Turning the package over, I noted that it was indeed a missive from my unknowable compatriot but the briefly scrawled message, would point away from the Isles of Albion.
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Truly if co-ordinates were correct they were from a point near to that most unassailable continent Antarctica, where that dreaded city in the mountains and the doom of many Miskatonic University investigators lay far far to the south of me.

Retiring to my examination room, I held the contents of the package up to the light and was overjoyed to find that it was a Mythos tome I was previously unaware of!
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The text by the mad Texan Jackson, and the indecipherable scrawls of the insane Wisconsinan Kovalic would present to me the chance of learning the secrets held inside this box.

My thanks, oh unknowable one, you have enriched my library immensely! And equally my thanks to CAThompson for arranging this Mythos book club.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:25 PM

Hrm. Starting to worry that my gifts were not received...
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#44 Finn123

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 01:57 PM

Hrm. Starting to worry that my gifts were not received...


Me too.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 04:51 PM

same here. was my gift received? come on, folks...
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#46 K_Peterson

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 05:05 PM

I was very pleased to receive HPLHS' Shadow out of Time radio play on Christmas Eve. It's brilliant! Thank you Secret Shoggoth!

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 05:45 PM

Just a heads up for those worrying about whether people received their gifts: some people did comment on gifts in the other thread as well, so make sure you check both places.
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 04:53 PM

Thanks to my secret shoggie for sending me some chaos-dollars! Just enough for a copy of the CoC rule-book!
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Posted 31 December 2011 - 03:54 AM

Better late than never, I suppose... Mine arrived in a much timelier fashion than this posting suggests (Yithmas Eve Eve!), and I am quite enjoying my sack (well, thick envelope, really) of loot.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 11:56 AM

Not really a "Secret Shoggoth" but it appears several people had a hand in it. ;) I just had to share (again) this wonderful poster that Helen surprised me with for Christmas.

Thank you to all involved!

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#51 StuartB

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 12:31 PM

That's a fantastic gift, Paul. (Well done, Helen!)

I take it that will have pride of place in the Silver Lodge? :)

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 08:04 PM

Immediately before attending a premier of The Whisperer in Darkness at a colleague's house, a mysterious package arrived on my doorstep last night. I refrained from opening it until this morning. I have documented my discoveries here in the name of Science (http://keepergladius...l.com/5120.html), but the following Polaroid may give you a hint of what was within...
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Let me say that this far exceeded by expectations and I offer my profuse thanks to my secret shoggoth! The wait was worth it!

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 09:00 PM

First of all, I am in awe of the efforts your Secret Shoggoth went to. I immediately feel like I should have done so much more!

If you haven't already checked out Gladius' link, check it out now: http://keepergladius...l.com/5120.html

That, sir, is a piece of art. Gorgeous. Oh and I love the look of your site. I must return to read your Musings!

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 09:04 PM

The props are fantastic (although they are from the HPLHS - so of course it is to be expected!)

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:02 AM

Also, thanks to kindermord for his kind offering of Paranoia novels, my favorite kind. As soon as my proxy works again I'll be tunnling through the great firewall and reading it on the way to work.

#56 PaulFricker

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:54 AM

Thanks to my SS for a signed DVD copy of The Whisperer in Darkness. This was a great choice. I've not watched it yet, but am greatly looking forward to doing so.
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#57 YunusWesley

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:41 PM

From the icy stones of Scotland to the riotous weeds of Georgia, Yoggite Noblesent me the swell games COLD CITY and HOT WAR, which arrived with on a day of unnatural frost. An integrated Tillinghast-Reich circuit is child's play to conceal within the paper folds of a package: perhaps Mr Noble is but a gnoph-keh's paw in a polar war, and the weather-weapon bound in the circuit's catadynamic grey space is, in fact, a puissant wendigo! Or... GHOST WENDIGO. Zomg campaign frame. Ahem.

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In an attempt to save my grudgingly beloved Atlanta from bawbags and wendigo, I shorted out the circuit on 250 million year old granitic gneiss. The unnatural flow in drainage ditch cut through the stone lent enough additional sha noise to at least give the villain a headache.

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Thank you Noble!!

Edited by YunusWesley, 09 January 2012 - 07:58 PM.
it were noble all along, see?

Yeah, I just killed a man for her. She don't even know my freakin' name. High school all over again.
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#58 Corum89

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:05 PM

Mstr. Badger,

Thee Tomes wich Yew have lately sent hv been most helpful in our Endeavours. With them I shall be much Enlightened and may touch Ye Outer Spheres.

Yrs.

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#59 Karloff

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:55 PM

Many thanks to my Shoggoth! I'm afraid the Shantaks were shockingly lazy and didn't get it in quite as quick as might have been expected; whipping may solve this problem. ;) That said, the contents of the parcel were wonderful! I particularly liked the cookie cutter - how'd you know I bake? The books warrant further study, methinks . . .
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#60 GoodyWatkins

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:28 PM

Thank you to my Secret Shoggoth for the wonderful gift of Fantasy Flight Games' Elder Sign. Apologize for the delay in acknowledging the extraordinary generosity but I have been lost in time and space.