sed -i 's/Lovecraft/Churchill/g' reality.ours
"Even though large tracts of the Old World and the New have fallen or may fall to the Great Old Ones and all the non-Euclidian madness of Cthulhu's rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the last grasp of our sanity. We shall fight in Arkham, we shall fight in the sea off Innsmouth and in the Pacific deeps of R'lyeh, we shall fight with blasted minds and shaking hands in the numbing cold of Antarctica, we shall defend our world, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight in the graveyards, we shall fight in the asylums and forgotten hollows, we shall fight though our brains be put in cans and carried off by fungi from Yuggoth; we shall never surrender and if, which I can barely believe, this reality or a large part of it were swallowed up or somehow horribly changed, then our Civilization beyond Time, armed and guarded by our scholars and wizards, would carry on the struggle, until, in the face of a blind and uncaring universe, the hidden world, with whatever remains of its reason and force, reappears in an attempt to rescue the shattered remains of normal humanity."
Alternating one's reading between cosmic horror and mid-Twentieth Century history can produce unusual mashups. I'd blame Charles Stross but he'd just point me to Tim Powers.
6 days ago