''[[http://www.noodlyappendage.com/watcher/ The Watcher Of Yaathagggu]]'' is an Creator/HPLovecraft-inspired webcomic by Robyn Seale. From the comic's description:

"Yaathagggu (pronounced yah-THAG-goo) is a city surrounded by eldritch horrors and absolute darkness."

Pieta Gaolwynne is a perimeter watcher, tasked with guarding the city by keeping her lighthouse running and survey the ocean, which stands as the greatest threat.

But things arenít right with her tower or with the city, and one unlikely protagonist is thrust into a plot of mystery, intrigue and madness.

Updates once a week on Mondays.

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!!''The Watcher Of Yaathagggu'' contains examples of:

* AfterTheEnd: Flashbacks indicate that this story is set after "our" world has been taken over by Nyarlathotep, accounting for some of the SchizoTech.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Pieta. See ViewerGenderConfusion. It doesn't help that it's only in chapter 2 that she's referred to using a gendered pronoun. Part of it's because the Watcher uniforms generally don't fit well, and later on [[http://www.noodlyappendage.com/watcher/?p=317 Oona's mother refers to her as "neither male nor female"]][[note]]which WordOfGod says was a deliberate jab and a reference to Oona's early comments that her family wouldn't be receptive to her wearing more masculine clothing[[/note]] Robin also clarifies that her design was deliberate:
-->Thereís a tendency to same-body females, and I wanted her to have a different standard of beauty.
* ButNotTooWhite / HumansAreWhite: Both averted. With no sun, nearly everyone has an unhealthy pallor, even characters with naturally darker skin. The citizens of Yaathagggu also exhibit a variety of cultural backgrounds.
* ButchLesbian: Pieta, all but confirmed later when she [[spoiler:accepts Oona's proposal, though it turns out that she was under a certain level of MindControl at the time]].
* CatsAreMean: [[http://www.noodlyappendage.com/watcher/?p=127 and then some]]
* CompositeCharacter: WordOfGod is that Nyarlathotep has some elements of Hastur, aka the Yellow King, mostly to make him visually distinctive and have a consistent color between his various forms.
* CosmicHorrorStory
* {{Cult}}: Oona's family worships Shub-Niggurath, though she insists they're a reformed sect. They aren't above [[spoiler:seemingly murdering Oona and then framing Pieta for it after Pieta fails their test]].
* CthulhuMythos: A more indirect adaption than most, but it's there.
* DealWithTheDevil: Seer and Charisma made this sort of deal with Nyarlathotep for power and world peace, with Seer giving up her eyes and Charisma his first born child. They thought they got the better end of the deal since Seer was infertile, but then Charisma had to go and impregnate his mistress, and all hell broke loose.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The [[http://www.noodlyappendage.com/watcher/?p=131 treatment]] of Lydia and her baby are based on Victorian sensibilities around unwed mothers.
* DrivenToSuicide: Matthius in the beginning, through a combination of drugs and the stress of Watcher duties.
* EldritchAbomination: Par for the course. But they shy away from light, it seems.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Used to show [[http://www.noodlyappendage.com/watcher/?p=362 the passage of time for Pieta]] [[spoiler:in Arkham]].
* {{Expy}}: The lead investigator and Mr. Happur look a lot like [[SherlockHolmes Holmes and Watson]].
* GirlishPigtails: Lydia.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: One of the dangers of being a Watcher.
* HornedHumanoid: The various members of Oona's cult wear headdresses that give them this appearance, but it's not certain if they actually have horns. Later we see one with their hood down and see that while they don't have horns, they do have PointyEars.
* InfantImmortality: Averted, twice. A child dies on-screen, and Lydia's baby dies in a flashback.
* LesYay: Pieta [[http://www.noodlyappendage.com/watcher/?p=18 expresses interest]] in [[http://www.noodlyappendage.com/watcher/?p=19 a beautiful woman]]. Pieta and Oona [[http://www.noodlyappendage.com/watcher/?p=120 also seem to have this going]], which later gets upgraded to text when [[spoiler:Oona proposes to her]].[[invoked]]
* LighthousePoint
* LooksLikeCesare: Watcher Thire.
* NightmareSequence: Begins [[http://www.noodlyappendage.com/watcher/?p=70 here]].
* TheOphelia: [[http://www.noodlyappendage.com/watcher/?p=103 Lydia]], who's been institutionalized for schizophrenia.
* SteamPunk: There is a lot of Edwardian/Victoriana, including top hats and Art Nouveau-inspired designs.
* TeenPregnancy: Lydia, given that she's only 17 when she's introduced and was even younger when she got pregnant. The baby's father ditched her as soon as he found out.
* TouchedByVorlons: Pieta was chosen by Nyarlathotep as a way to get at the city, which he'd been denied previously.
* TraumaCongaLine: The first chapter ends with one of the few people Pieta called a friend committing suicide, and that's just the ''start''.
* YourCheatingHeart: If Charisma had kept it in his pants, the world would have been far better off.

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