Judging my the wave of mental power felt around the world last night (like a collective sigh) it seems that St Steve of Jobs has reappeared. Bizzarly enough Hermit has commented on the Apple cult and this, mixed with something I spotted last night on the way home from work, has stirred my Cthulhu gland.
I spotted this in a window on the way home and noticed something
Now is it me, or does it look like a touch like one of these?
The second image (for those who don’t know) is an Elder sign from the Cthulhu Mythos. They are protective wards against the dark shambling things which erm…. shamble around in the dark. Quite apt for a Criminal defence place.
Anyway, i had Cthulhu shuffling around in my brain for a few hours last night then spotted on the news that old Jobs is back in town and it sparked a thought about another character from the Cthulhu mythos.
Nyarlathotep’s first appearance is in the eponymous short story by Lovecraft (1920), in which he is described as a “tall, swarthy man” who resembles an Egyptian pharaoh. In this story he wanders the earth, seemingly gathering legions of followers through his demonstrations of strange and seemingly magical instruments
Blimey. How about this then?
Into the lands of civilisation came Nyarlathotep, swarthy, slender, and sinister, always buying strange instruments of glass and metal and combining them into instruments yet stranger. He spoke much of the sciences – of electricity and psychology – and gave exhibitions of power which sent his spectators away speechless, yet which swelled his fame to exceeding magnitude. Men advised one another to see Nyarlathotep, and shuddered. And where Nyarlathotep went, rest vanished; for the small hours were rent with the screams of a nightmare.
Steve Jobs is Nyarlathotep!