A Baby Shoggoth would make a terrible pet…. In theory.
Okay a baby shoggoth would make a terrible pet if it was in love with your face, but otherwise it would be awesome! In H.P. Lovecraft’s novella “At the Mountains of Madness” you learn about the awesomeness that is Shoggoths. They lift incredibly heavy things, they form disgusting shapes and extra eyes for fun at parties, they have a penchant for decapitation, and they have a lovely singing voice…. “Tekali-li!”
After Leaving Innsmouth I really wanted to give my zombie characters something to remember about their trip, also I really enjoyed drawing the shoggoth as it did unpleasant things to Moon’s face. I’m not sure what that says about me, but I’m sure it can’t be good. So I’m adding a baby Shoggoth to the cast of the webcomic.
You can admit it, you find the idea of a protoplasmic bundle of gelatinous goo that’s constantly forming and reforming appendages and eyeballs to be adorable.
I do too.