We’re back and we’re waking up. It’s been a long old kip, but not that refreshing really. Dreams of being chased by hunting horrors aren’t as restful as we might like. On the bright side, we’ve awoken to a world as wonderous as any dream. Admittedly, that may be more the paucity of our dreams than any praise of the waking world. Who would have thought that our dream city was Milton Keynes all along?
Main Topic: The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath part 5
This is the conclusion of our multi-episode exploration of Lovecraft’s novel, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. In our earlier episodes (part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4), we looked at the story’s origins and followed Randolph Carter’s increasingly odd adventures in search of his dream city. Now, we’re journeying into Kadath itself, accompanying Carter to, we hope, the fruitful conclusion of his quest.
As ever, we pick the story apart, looking for Call of Cthulhu inspiration. In particular, we spend some time wondering how mountains can tiptoe so daintily. Maybe that extra head helps with coordination.
Things we mention in this episode include:
* Plateau of Leng* Night-gaunts* At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft* Shantaks* Nyarlathotep* Pschent* Men of Leng* “The Call of Cthulhu” by HP Lovecraft* The One Ring* Powered by the Apocalypse
A pschent. Gesundheit!
* Randolph Carter* Howard Carter* Tutankhamen* “Nyarlathotep” by HP Lovecraft* “The Statement of Randolph Carter” by HP Lovecraft* King Kuranes* Vega* Azathoth* Frankie Howerd
Titter ye not!