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August 20, 2009

Medusa effect

Thanks to a Medusa effect, a "perfectly preserved" fossil squid-like creature comes complete with ink sac.

Dr Phil Wilby, who led the team which found the fossil, said: ‘The decomposition process usually means only the hard parts of an animal are preserved. It is extremely rare to find any fossil with the soft parts preserved. We call it the Medusa effect - specimens turn to stone within a matter of days, before the soft parts can be eaten away.’

All very interesting. But ultimately of trivial importance next to the awakening of those nameless things that sleep just beyond the stars. Wilby has conjured the ink. Wilby has loaded the pen. Wilby has made his mark with preterite care, aligned his head vertically to an uncaring sky and cried out in ecstasy: "Yog-Sothoth is the key to the gate, whereby the spheres meet. Man rules now where They ruled once; They shall soon rule where man rules now. After summer is winter, and after winter summer. They wait patient and potent, for here shall They rule again."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 20, 2009 06:21 AM


"C'thulhu akbar!"

Posted by: Clayton Barnett [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 20, 2009 08:23 AM

In his tomb in dead Rlyeh, Cthulhu lies sleeping.*

I'll bet you can almost hear the maniacal piping!

Oh, and nobody speak the name of Him-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named; to do so is blasphemy.

*If I remember my "Call ot Cthulhu" correctly! (It's been decades.)

Posted by: Jay Crawford [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 20, 2009 03:47 PM