H. P. Lovecraft and non-Euclidean geometry

Misconceptions

Planes fly like this, because these lines are actually straight (i.e., the shortest lines on the surface of Earth); they only appear curved because of the Mercator projection.
Three-dimensional spherical geometry. The “planet” above is not another planet, but another image of the planet below us, that is visible because of the non-Euclidean effects.

The Call of Cthulhu

Loathsomely redolent of spheres and dimensions apart from oursThe round thing in this video is actually a plane. However, since the space is curved and the light rays follow the curvature, it appears to be circular.
Angles are weird here in the {4,3,5} honeycomb…
What Parker imagined (left), what it actually was (right). The green line is the correct route to the boat, but Parker thought he will also get there if he goes the other way around the obstacle (the red route) — in fact, he ended in a completely different place!

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