Sunday, February 22, 2009

Murlocs <=> Morlocks

Just an FYI for those who were as in the dark as me - I was surfing around the internet and was looking at this post of artist M.S. Corley's depiction of horror characters in literature. I saw a "Morlock" and by picture and by name it reminded me of a murloc. I have to admit not knowing where this creature was from and had to rely on my good friend wikipedia to tell me what they were.

Here's the first paragraph:

Morlocks are a fictional species created by H. G. Wells for his 1895 novel, The Time Machine. They dwell underground in the English countryside of A.D. 802,701 in a troglodyte civilization, maintaining ancient machines that they may or may not remember how to build. Their only access to the surface world is through a series of well structures that dot the countryside of future England.


That's what I get for watching Malcolm McDowell and not reading the book. For a flurry of furry Morlocks check out this Google image search. And apologies to all who are slapping their heads right now saying 'no duh, welcome to the party.'

9 comments:

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Breandán said...

Like the Furbolgs, Murlocs have a Gaelic name. Murloc=Muirloch=Sea lake=Fjord.

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Phantom552 said...

Cant say that I ever bothered to look into the murlocs lol, I just accepted the fact that they were fish-men-things. Nice find, though!

Bobz said...

Good 1 :D

Jared said...

I'd have to disagree with the visual comparison, as i don't think they look similar. The similarities in the name, however, are uncanny - and Blizzard is well-known for taking names and content from popular culture.

Wowaholic said...

Gotto love Murlocks. They have the best soundeffect in wow and the Murlock costume makes me laugh every time.

Darkskeleton said...

Heh there is no replacement for Murlocs. They're just too iconic to be a generic scifi/fantasy species.

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