Dec
15
2013

Snakes on a sun!

This is a few months old, but worth noting:

A photographer and die-hard solar observer has captured absolutely stunning views of a colossal filament of super-hot plasma snaking its way across the surface of the sun.

The Sun in Hydrogen Alpha Light on 08-11-2013

If you can’t do something with this for your Call of Cthulhu or other horror campaigns then… I dunno.  Have a sandwich and get a good night’s sleep, maybe? The campaign – or, more disturbing, background filler – writes itself.

3 Comments

  • Luke says:

    The problem (as I see it) is that there has to be a sense that the inevitable might be delayed by the character’s heroic actions.
    It’s kind of hard to evoke that here.
    It’s be easier to do a “how would society react to cosmic horror” than actual cosmic horror from this seed.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      The interesting thing about this is that you can only see the dang thing with specialized equipment: nothing that a dedicated hobbyist wouldn’t have, but if (say) sun-dholes appeared most people wouldn’t know until they ate enough of the Sun. From there it’s a quick jump to ‘disrupt the ritual, run away, and the slowest ones die.’

  • Catseyes says:

    We’re sure the sun isn’t a giant egg right? And that some kind of monster isn’t beginning to hatch out? Because if that’s the case it’s going to be really big.

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