Archive for May, 2012

Cthulhu 2 by Gorefestin

Posted in Digital Art, Photomanipulation with tags , , , , , , on May 31, 2012 by tentacleman

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Daily Dot | Fans cry censorship as tentacle rape game pulled from Kickstarter

Posted in 2D, Digital Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2012 by tentacleman

Daily Dot | Fans cry censorship as tentacle rape game pulled from Kickstarter.

The illustrated card game called Tentacle Bento has been booted off of crowd-funding finance site Kickstarter over allegations of an apparent “rape theme.”  Fun for the whole family?  No, not really.  Watch Soda Pop Miniatures promo and see for yourself:

That’s right, Soda Pop needs your money… so that they can afford to hire talent this isn’t so obvious about reading cue cards.

It’s a “party game” for three or more players, each player assuming the role of an Alien Tentacle Beast somehow “disguised” as a student enrolled at Takoashi, an all-female college.

“Sweet and adorable anime schoolgirls frolic through the halls of Takoashi, while the creeping tentacles of the offending aliens lie just out of site, waiting to snatch their next victim.”

Playing cards come in three primary flavors–student cards, location cards and action cards.  When presented with this trio, the player can score a “snatch” (heh).  Kind of reminiscent of the board game Clue, isn’t it?  The player can claim, “I just raped Sport Spice in the Library with a Lime Popsicle.”

Cards come in four suits: Cute, Sexy, Sporty and Smart.  Multiple student “snatch action” is possible if all relevant cards are of the same suit.

In Soda Pop’s defense, the word “rape” isn’t used in the product description.  But is an outcry of “censorship” really justified?  Kickstarter is a private company with a public-relations profile to worry about.  But I also think the backlash against this card game is a bit ridiculous, if unsurprising.  The game seems too innocuous to appeal to true Hentai fans, and too obvious in its central theme to fall into the wrong hands, as in… who?  The Young & Innocent?  Oh, come on.

So who gets hurt?  Who cares?

Tentacle Bento has since moved to a private crowd-funding site, so if you want to follow the development of the game, or finance it, or hate on it, click here.

Tentacle Goes WHERE?

by UnassumingPumpkin

Madmark by Mr Squidie

Posted in 3D, Digital Art with tags , , , , , , on May 29, 2012 by tentacleman

Placid Squid Mutation by Andrew Strauss

Posted in 2D, Digital Art with tags , , , , , , on May 28, 2012 by tentacleman

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Squid-tastic by Gogobezerker

Posted in Digital Art, Photography, Photomanipulation with tags , , , , , , on May 25, 2012 by tentacleman

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Tentacle Monster by Adam Guzowski

Posted in Traditional Art with tags , , , , on May 21, 2012 by tentacleman

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Deep Ones & Lovecraftian Love, by Galen Dara

Posted in 2D, Digital Art, Traditional Art with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2012 by tentacleman

Image Via Cthulhurotica.com

Cthulhurotica… yep, just what it says on the tin–Cthulhu erotica!  This is too sick, too horrible, to unspeakable to ignore.  So buy it, read it, tell me what you think.

Galen Dara admits she didn’t really read much Lovecraft, even though she was commissioned to supply this image for the book.  Well I say, Good Job.  Sometimes, artists can skim the homework and still hit a home run.

Read the interview with the artist here.

Oh, and here’s Galen’s other tentacled gem, “Lovecraftian Love,” commissioned for the anthology:

Image Via Cthulhurotica.com