Hello! I'm Tom. I designed a game called Gunpoint, about rewiring things and punching people, and now I'm working on a new one called Heat Signature, about sneaking aboard randomly generated spaceships. Here's some more info on all the games I've worked on, here's the podcast I do, here are the videos I make on YouTube, here are some of the articles I wrote for PC Gamer, and here are two short stories I wrote for the Machine of Death collections.
A regular feature in which I attempt to share the mystifying, alarming process of digging through my unhelpfully named MP3s by uploading one of the files I found that way and not telling you what it is.
In this case, while you can tell pretty quickly what it is, I still have no idea where I got it, who it’s by, or why I would have such a thing. I think I’ll try moving the logo to beneath the text to impair eye-drift to potential spoilers in the comments.
Half Loaf 2: I wouldn't have a clue even though it sounds reminiscent of Jethro Tull
Rafmunkur: I'm ashamed to admit that I recognise the tune as "fernando" by Abba. Gods damn you, 1970s!
Also, Cthulhu rules.
nine: I googled "fernando cover cthulu" and found the source: http://www.khaoswork... ...pipes.html
Nice find! I recognised the tune before the lyrics started, and it took a few lines before I realised something had REALLY changed with the song.
Quasar: Shamefully, it took me 'til the chorus to recognise the tune.
Even so, this is brilliant. I'll definitely be downloading the mp3.
Smurfy: I recognised it just as soon as my eyes drifted onto Rafmunkur's comment, ruining the whole point of it for me. Thanks.
Zig13: Well it is clearly to the tune of Abba - Fernando, but the vast majority of the words have been changed. I presume their referring to a sci-fi/fantasy TV programme, film or book but it is one I am not aware of...
EGTF: Trust me with your mouse -
Came up whilst searching for the source of this song before I looked at the comments and saw @Nine had tracked it down already. Just a shame that it's not Christmas.
Roadrunner: And here I was pronouncing it in my head "Choo-loo."
Bret: Ah, the tender melodies of the all consuming terror that is Cthulhu.
Not quite as good as the time he met Bertie Wooster, but still solid.
Ronin08: @Zig13, it's referring mainly to early 20th century horror writer H.P Lovecraft's most famous Eldritch horror, "Cthulhu," though I think I caught references to Dunwich Horror and other works of his in there.
Ludo: So THAT'S how you pronounce Cthulhu!
Discount Ninja: Fantastic! As an avid Lovecraftian and Mythos lover extrodinaire this was a delightful treat!
Oh yes, plenty of Mythos references - I think I caught some for Shadow Over Innsmouth and there were onew or two for Dagon as well =D
Ronin08: @Ludo and Roadrunner, I don't think there's any one way to pronounce "Cthulhu," and I seem to recall reading that the actual pronunciation isn't physically possible by humans. Or something. Eldritch Horrors, you know, always with the confusing names.
Jason L: Not to mention Tom Smith's O Yog-Sothoth.
Zeno Cosini: Good old Cthulu. I've been watching a lot of children's TV show In the Night Garden with our one-year old son recently, and I reckon that there's something slightly Lovecraftian about the Hahoos. Check it out. Are those really smiles, or just the rictus gurnings of mindless slaves of Shub-Niggurath?
Caleb: Eh, nothing beats Shoggoth on the Roof.
(A Cthulu-based parody of Fiddler on the Roof, of course).
Especially good is the song "Tentacles!"
Listen to it here: http://www.youtube.c... ...aJckcCZtBQ
Bret: It's also cursed. Cursedness is always a plus.