Mi-go Uncovered! : Apocalypse Wow

Posted by Grey Monday, September 6, 2010

Picking up where my personal blog, BlackWhiteBloodyGrey left off, The Daily Zombies continue to chronicle the much overrated end of days in these series of (hopefully) infinite entries we will like to call, "Apocalypse Wow".

This is where we take on the role of eschatologist as we analyse the prophecies, poke fun (that's a must here) at the jabberwocky, while en-route the long fall downward spiral.

For the first entry on The Daily Zombies edition of Apocalypse Wow, let's take a look at H. P. Lovecraft's much-beloved Mi-go, in the fucking flesh.


While I can just easily explain that Mi-go is a fictional creature that looked something like the above image, let's not forget the existence of the omnipotent Wikipedia:

The Mi-go are a race of extraterrestrials in the Cthulhu Mythos created by H. P. Lovecraft and others.

The Mi-go are large, pinkish, fungoid, crustacean-like entities the size of a man with a "convoluted ellipsoid" composed of pyramided, fleshy rings and covered in antennae where a head would normally be. According to two reports in the original short story, their bodies consist of a form of matter that does not occur naturally on Earth. Interestingly, they are capable of going into suspended animation until softened and reheated by the sun or some other source of heat. They are about 5 feet (1.5 m) long, and their crustacean-like bodies bear numerous sets of paired appendages. They also possess a pair of membranous bat-like wings which are used to fly through the "ether" of outer space (a scientific concept which is now discredited). The wings do not function well on Earth.


Oh, just so that you are not terrified enough.

The Mi-go can transport humans from Earth to Pluto (and beyond) and back again by removing the subject's brain and placing it into a "brain cylinder", which can be attached to external devices to allow it to see, hear, and speak.

Ever the Sci-Fi aficionado, iO9 immediately identified these creatures that was found 200 meters down Miyako port as... the infamous Mi-go from Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos!

Apparently, these folks who found the creatures are calling them "DickSwim". Yeah, right, what's in a name.

Via: http://io9.com/5629024/look-+-its-a-baby-mi+go-caught-by-divers-off-the-coast-of-japan

Art by stevemissal

3 comments
  1. stevemissal Said,

    Just wondering where you got the image? It is, in fact, mine. I'm a professor at the Art Institute of Phoenix, and the forensic reconstruction artist for Phoenix and environs (Maricopa County). I don't mind you using it for now, but would like an attribution.

    Posted on October 9, 2012 at 6:09 AM

     
  2. Hi Steve, I have in fact gotten the image from a quick Google search with the keyword, "Mi-go." It has been some time now and I am unable to pin down exactly where did I got it from. Though I do recalled being unable to figure out the owner of the image back then and thus failed to credit anyone for the piece. Please accept my apology on this.

    I will correct this by listing an attribution to you accordingly on the article.

    Posted on October 10, 2012 at 2:03 AM

     
  3. stevemissal Said,

    No worries. As a teacher, I have my students facing this issue all the time. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I'm busy at work on a bunch of new designs, and will most likely be using CreateSpace for some output within the year. Cheers,

    Steve

    Posted on October 11, 2012 at 3:17 AM

     

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