April 8th, 2007


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Discussion (11)¬

  1. Star says:

    What, indeed?

  2. Doodi says:

    I bet it’s a squirrel.

  3. 12Many says:


    (search ‘calls for cthulu’ on youtube for more info)

  4. Kisame says:

    I think the statue is evil, can’t put my finger on why but I just feel it

  5. Kisame says:

    P. S. for 12many, they pronounce cthulhu’s name wrong (Cthulhu, not cathulhu) and he’s not the last old one, besides that FUNNIEST VIDEO EVER

  6. Elkian says:

    That’s a very good point, Ganesh…

  7. werepixi says:

    If your going to go with the Lovercraft mythos then shadowchild is much closer in concept to Nyarlathotep – “The Dweller in the darkness”

  8. Sophist says:

    Well, ol’ Stoneface has really got the whole ‘cryptic and foreboding’ thing down to a science, hasn’t he?

  9. Tamfang says:

    Hm. This is not my first time reading, and I don’t remember any hint of what, if anything, “casts” the Shadowchild. Either my memory is porous as usual, or: Wotta tease!

  10. TekServer says:

    No, you’re right, Tamfang – that’s one of the Unanswered Questions.

    … oh, wait. I should [Spoiler Alert!] that, I suppose …


  11. JET73L says:

    Sophist: Discworld reader, or coincidence?

    See, the way I see it, shadows like the shadowchild need only be cast by eomething the way things of flesh need be parented by something. Perhaps it was long ago, or by something identical to itself (unlike regular shadows), or by something that dies in the reproduction process. It’s clearly three-dimensional, or at least two-dimensional with its wide axes facing every viewer (including the readers) at the same time. Normal shadows aren’t like that. …on the other hand, it could be like the statue of Ganesh, which is basically a 3-D shadow of a being that exists in more ways than it does (which I think is biasing its interpretation).