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    60 KB Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)00:42 No.14032179  
    Dr. Seuss.

    After his death, he became an Outer God, more powerful than all the rest.

    He did so through maddening lore hidden within his writings, encoded so only the most brilliant and insane people could understand them.

    Bill Cosby is close, and has hired you and your fellow PCs to find Seuss' Lost Book.

    This is my next CoC campaign, what do you guys think?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)00:43 No.14032188
    >What do you think

    I have no idea.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)00:44 No.14032195
    That sounds li...

    those pants have TWO LEGS
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)00:44 No.14032209

    ... This actually sounds really awesome. But why Bill Cosby as the guy who hires them?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)00:45 No.14032218
    Absolutely... mind twistingly...

    hilarious, they will not be scared, but they will probably have fun

    good luck OP
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 02/25/11(Fri)00:46 No.14032228
    My sanity.
    It hurt.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)00:46 No.14032236

    YOU MEAN LIKE THE OUTER AND THE GOD AND WHEN THE GREAT OLD ONE COMES OUT AND HE'S ALL LIKE "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!"
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)00:47 No.14032244
    He's the only guy I could think of that has that same kind of thing that Dr. Seuss had.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)00:48 No.14032258

    He also sounds like he could understand what old Tentacle Breath was talking about
    >> Mayor Jim Suttle !OMAHa/k25s 02/25/11(Fri)00:48 No.14032260
    rolled 2 = 2

    I support this.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)00:49 No.14032269
    Oh, The (Non-Euclidean) Places You'll Go!

    You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. But mostly they’re darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win?

    And if you go in, should you turn left or right…or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? Or go around back and sneak in from behind? Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

    You can get so confused that you’ll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)00:51 No.14032290

    I'm going to have the PCs find that in Seuss' old house now.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)00:52 No.14032301

    This thread is now officially awesome.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)00:53 No.14032312
    Sounds more like an Unknown Armies plot hook.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)00:53 No.14032313
    Dr. Seuss' talent is often under appreciated.

    He wrote poems with very precise meter and rhyming schemes using only a elementary school level vocabulary.
    This is actually the problem I have with your premise.
    >only the most brilliant and insane people could understand them
    Dr. Seuss' genius is that even a young child could understand his poems.
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)00:54 No.14032324
    There's a code hidden in the books, between and around and inside the words.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)00:55 No.14032333
    In other words... young children are reading Seuss and summoning oobleck from the skies, but adults can make no sense of it?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)00:57 No.14032354
    The principle read that whole book out at our highschool graduation.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)00:57 No.14032359
    I don't wish to take up too much of your time,
    but your post would better if written in rhyme.

    >these bectings
    captcha is feelin' it
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)00:58 No.14032369
    Principal I mean, durr

    Anyways this idea seems like it could be a lot of fun, not creepy like normal CoC but awesome nonetheless.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)00:59 No.14032373
    okay, now I love this premise.
    Screw CoC (actually don't screw CoC as I love that game), this is your next Little Fears campaign.
    >> That Storm Wardens fanboy 02/25/11(Fri)00:59 No.14032375
    I bow before your Suessian word smithing...
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)00:59 No.14032382
    That is not dead which can eternal lie!
    It's not a lie! You can't deny!
    You ask: "But why?" And I reply,
    That with strange aeons even death may die!
    >> That Storm Wardens fanboy 02/25/11(Fri)01:00 No.14032390
    nvm, just realized i derped derped derped
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:00 No.14032396
    It's not mine. That is the actual text from an actual Dr. Seuss book.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:06 No.14032468

    Damn that guy must have been a genius.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:13 No.14032527
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)01:14 No.14032543
    I figure the game will go for about five sessions, so I'll post it here in a few weeks. Anyone have anything cool I should add?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:16 No.14032564
    listening to the silent hill 4 soundtrack while reading that. holy shit.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:20 No.14032608

    Pick some well-known characters from Dr. Seuss's stories and turn them into recurring enemies. The Lorax could be an insane oracle of Suess's ascended form who corrupts a grove of trees in the city park and turns it into a nightmarish forest that ensnares hapless passers-by.

    Or the PC's start noticing all of their food takes on a disturbing greenish tint...
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:21 No.14032617
    The Lorax. That is all.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:21 No.14032621
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    What you need is more stuff like this. Partly because it's fucking awesome, but also because you're talking about a lost book, and it's entirely possible that there are similar books that weren't lost. Having Bill Cosby read that bit as an excerpt and explaining what's up would be a fantastic way to establish the setting.

    Pic unrelated
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:21 No.14032623
    Funnily enough, though, he didn't actually like children.

    And he started out making adult cartoons for American pilots or something during WW2.
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)01:23 No.14032639
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    New Cthulhu.

    Explaining what it means would be cool. Maybe it's part of a map, to find another map within the books.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:25 No.14032656
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    He did propaganda cartoons during the war.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:27 No.14032679
    Google 'Tee Tok the Happy Star'

    Pagan publishing produced an adventure in their small press line 'The Unspeakable Oath'

    It might be somewhere on the web.

    Long and short of it was a children's author was inspired to paint/write the Call Azathoth spell into his latest children's book. He goes mad and murders one of the publishers to try to prevent distribution of the printed book.

    Imagine hundreds of brightly colored childrens books on their way to Barnes and Nobles, each with a peculiar looking star on the cover.....
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:27 No.14032680
    Oh what the fuck, Seuss, seriously?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:29 No.14032692
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    actually he was a political cartoonist during wwII.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:29 No.14032699
    One game of Changeling I was in my former True Fae captor was The Cat in the Hat. Seuss was fucking nightmare fuel man.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:32 No.14032725
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    Whenever outdoors, or passing near a window, the players get an uncomfortable feeling like they're being watched.
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)01:36 No.14032763
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    Oh, here's another thing for all your Judeo-Christians.

    Again, Dr. Seuss.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:38 No.14032778
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    >mfw we're all Whos down in Who-ville

    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:38 No.14032783

    That one page.

    Still don't know what to say about that.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:39 No.14032788
    Oh god.

    Oh god oh god oh god.

    Sacrificing people to Horton the elephant.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:40 No.14032794
    This thread is awesome
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:40 No.14032796
    >Visiting family in California
    >Cousins and little brothers ask me to read them a story
    >Read them "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" because it's my favorite
    >See this thread
    >Chills down my spine

    Seriously, though, that whole sequence with the creepy mound people with the yellow eyes scared the living shit out of me when I was little. If you statted those fuckers up for CoC and had them pursue the PC's, I think that could be scary as fuck.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:41 No.14032806
    >it's entirely possible that there are similar books that weren't lost

    This is basically every Dr. Seuss book ever. At the very least, they're all filled with bizarre nightmare creatures.

    'On Beyond Zebra!' is about letters of the alphabet past 'z'. I don't even need to make something Mythos related up for this, man. It's about letters of the alphabet, that are beyond 'z'.

    'The Cat's Quizzer' is a collection of zen-like koans given by the ubiquitous Cat in the Hat, an alleged mask of Nyarlathotep.

    'Hunches in Bunches' is actually an encrypted translation of a horrible, eldritch precursor of the I-Ching.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:42 No.14032810
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    Jake the Pillow Snake?

    ...am I getting the implications right?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:44 No.14032830
    >You can get so confused that you’ll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.

    That's frightening. I don't know why I find that scary.
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)01:44 No.14032832
    That, AND the whole 'Satan' thing.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:44 No.14032842
    Ia! Ia! The Goat With A Thousand Young!
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:46 No.14032867
    >'On Beyond Zebra!' is about letters of the alphabet past 'z'. I don't even need to make something Mythos related up for this, man. It's about letters of the alphabet, that are beyond 'z'.

    I forgot all about that shit. BRB, burning any Dr Seuss books I come across.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:47 No.14032881
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    >'On Beyond Zebra!' is about letters of the alphabet past 'z'. I don't even need to make something Mythos related up for this, man. It's about letters of the alphabet, that are beyond 'z

    Look at them.

    They even look Lovecraftian.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:47 No.14032882
    It taps into the basic human fear: That everything that you do is utterly and completely useless. I found that absolutely terrifying when I was young. I still find it pretty scary now.
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)01:48 No.14032895
    God damn.

    That's some pants shitting stuff right there.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:48 No.14032898

    I think we're onto something...
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:49 No.14032903
    Actually, this is pretty Lovecraftian.

    Our Universe is a plaything in the paws of gigantic mindless beasts, most of which want to destroy it just for shits and giggles. And there's nothing we can do about it. And the only one who kinda cares about our Universe, does so out of curiosity. And he's a goddamn cyclopean elephant.

    And we can get him to hear us, only if we make all the people on Earth SCREAM.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:50 No.14032911

    It's like he did that shit on purpose.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:51 No.14032916
    In this totally awesome and completely spine chilling thread: One unsuspecting Anon makes us all realize that Dr. Seuss was working for Cthulhu the whole time and no one even thought of it
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)01:51 No.14032920
    The Seuss Mythos.

    It's like Lovecraft, but it rhymes more.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:51 No.14032924
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    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:52 No.14032933
    >On Beyond Zebra!' is about letters of the alphabet past 'z'

    Let's take a look at this one, shall we? Here's the first stanza where Seuss' secret alphabet is mentioned:

    "In the places I go there are things that I see
    That I never could spell if I stopped with the Z
    I'm telling you this because you're one of my friends
    My alphabet starts where your alphabet ends."

    This sounds like a mystery cult initiation or something. You could straight up have a demon use this line while trying to trade forbidden knowledge for a player's soul, and absolutely nothing would be out of place.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:53 No.14032943
    This thread.

    I am now afraid.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:53 No.14032950

    >you're one of my friends

    lost it there.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:54 No.14032957
    This thread is fantastic.

    I know plenty about Dr Seuss, but not nearly enough about lovecraft for this project. Can you put a bizarre, hellish twist on any of the following:
    Two beings that meet walking down the road, either refuse to move so the other can pass until civilization manages to spring up around them.
    A creature is the king of all that he sees, and as such demands that his subjects make themselves into the tallest throne possible so that he can see and rule more.
    Creatures defined by a mark on their bodies, that seek to constantly alter it and join the group they're not currently a member of.
    A Wocket in my Pocket.
    Holy shit; even just summarizing these regular like is kind of creepy.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:54 No.14032958
    >This entire thread
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:55 No.14032961
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    Waaaaiiiiit a minute.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:56 No.14032968
    There's that, and since I was raised on the Nintendo, I always wound up having nightmares about time and space behaving in an oddly cramped and constrained fashion. Houses becoming too small or too large, drifting off into space because you jumped too high, and time pausing for everyone but the monsters.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:56 No.14032969
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    >Bill Cosby is close, and has hired you and your fellow PCs to find Seuss' Lost Book.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:56 No.14032971
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    And what lives in the depths of McElligot's Pool?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:56 No.14032974
    I don't think I can go to sleep tonight. That straight up scared the holy fuck out o-

    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:56 No.14032976

    Why has seriously no one caught onto this yet?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:56 No.14032977



    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:56 No.14032980
    look what we found
    in the park
    in the dark
    we'll take him home
    we'll call him Clark
    wtf Seuss
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:57 No.14032982

    Why oh why must I go to work just now! We're onto something here, guys. This thread needs a thorough analysis of all Seuss Manuscripts! (I hope we won't go mad too soon)

    /tg/ - More /x/ than /x/ itself.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:59 No.14033002

    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:59 No.14033003
    Fun fact, the OP's picture comes from one of Dr. Seuss's short stories entitled: "What Was I Scared Of?"
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:59 No.14033004

    Wait a minute....

    Holy shit what is the source on those Seuss letters?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:59 No.14033013
    This thread has got to be archived.

    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)01:59 No.14033014
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    “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” takes on a whole new meaning.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:00 No.14033016
    Does /tg/ do archives? Because I'm a newfriend, but this thread needs to be archived.

    The world must know.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:00 No.14033017
    Yeah, Nintendo will fuck you up.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:00 No.14033021
    The Seussian landscapes alone are sanity-rending. Everything's rounded and elongated and bends whichways and whatways and have multiple spires sticking out so they resemble cacti, and are always in the middle of vast nothing, or equally demented hills. Everything is always the wrong color. People even look slightly off with their roundedness.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:00 No.14033023
    As seen here:
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:01 No.14033029

    straight from wikipedia brother.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:01 No.14033032
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    If you actually see it, it's d20 SAN loss
    d4 just from seeing the lump
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)02:02 No.14033036
    That's why I chose it.

    Though now I'm not sure if I chose it, or it chose me.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:02 No.14033038
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    In the middle of a barren, dying field, next to the ruins of a soot stained, incomprehensible factory (why do I need I need I need a thneed?) your players find a stump and a small ring of stones.

    And the word "Unless."
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:03 No.14033047

    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:04 No.14033056
    Chills. I'm scared, someone hold me.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:04 No.14033058
    >This thread has got to be archived.


    Already done.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:04 No.14033064
    The Once-ler will save us!
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:06 No.14033071
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    I know this is 40k and CoC, but I love it to bits.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:07 No.14033080
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    One could be under your rug RIGHT NOW!
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:07 No.14033083
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    OH SHIT.


    OH SHIT.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:08 No.14033086
    This is why I love /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:08 No.14033090
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    "The sun did not shine.
    It was too wet to play.
    So we sat in the house
    All that cold, cold, wet day."
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:09 No.14033092
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    You might see them out back or out front on the lawn,
    Not here, but from there, the stars that they spawn.
    Beware them, beware them, wherever they ares.
    The King's yellow servants with stars upon thars.
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)02:10 No.14033098
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    And if you go in, should you turn left or right…or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? Or go around back and sneak in from behind? Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:11 No.14033105
    >The King's yellow servants
    >The King's yellow
    >The King in Yellow

    Oh god..
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:11 No.14033107
    >Theodor Seuss Geisel (pronounced /ˈɡaɪzəl/; March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991)

    I'm actually genuinely curious now. Is there any indication Dr Seuss may have membership with the OTO or any other mystic organization?

    Dr. Seuss would have been about 20 when Crowley was in his heyday.
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)02:11 No.14033108
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    "The joyous leaping of uncanned salmon"
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)02:12 No.14033113
    It changes when you click it.

    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:12 No.14033123

    When I noticed the similarity between that pendant and the Vroo, I had no idea there was like...

    There was this. JESUS CHRIST.

    My brain is now officially full of fucking fuck.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:13 No.14033127
    Every board on 4chan gets archived.
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)02:13 No.14033128
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    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)02:14 No.14033138
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    "Relaxed in spite of IT"
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:15 No.14033147

    I posted the pic of the King in Yellow on a lark just to bump the thread.

    Wow, just wow.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:15 No.14033149
    Not to put a damper on things, but I wrote that myself. There's nothing in The Sneetches about a King. It's about daffy birds that keep trying to one up one another, but instead end up giving all their savings to a swift talking con man.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:15 No.14033151
    Dr. Seuss, what did you uncover?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:16 No.14033162

    Aw, and here I thought the rabbit hole was going deeper.

    Still, that'd be a damn good "lost book" to include in this campaign, or just a snippet from a notebook or something.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:17 No.14033164
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    "A man who has made an unwise purchase"

    Look at the bottom of the bird.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:18 No.14033177
    The house, and the cliff...

    They're just floating in empty space...
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:18 No.14033184
    Well to be fair, Dr Seuss was in the right age to have read Lovecraft's and Robert Chamber's works. Given his interest in the surreal I wouldn't be surprised if he encountered them.

    I wonder if there is information that Dr. Seuss ever subscribed to weird tales.

    Title on source of this please?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:19 No.14033188

    That's a very common feature in Seuss' art. Objects in empty space, or smack dab in nowhere.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:21 No.14033207
    This actually is getting creepy as fuck. I APPROVE!

    Look at the rhymes that twist and turn

    The eyes that hurt.

    The words that burn.

    I'm sure my mind is fine.

    Rhyming in time.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:21 No.14033208
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    nicely done. you got me.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:21 No.14033210
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    "Octopus and Dilemma Fish are hand-pulled serigraphs re-created from Ted Geisel’s 1930’s artworks which ultimately appeared in a 1934, thirty-page booklet titled Secrets of the Deep."

    >Secrets of the Deep
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:21 No.14033211
    “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

    “How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”

    “"All alone!
    Whether you like it or not,
    alone is something you'll
    be quite a lot"”

    “"I'm afraid sometimes
    you'll play lonely games too,
    games you can't win
    because you'll play against you"”

    ~Dr. Seuss
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:22 No.14033218
    >Title on source of this please?

    The image is from the Sneetches. The text is my own because while there are plenty of possibly creepy things in Seuss' work, there aren't any Lovecraft references. I promise.

    Got to remember that, at his time, Lovecraft was a pulp writer and a fairly unsuccessful one at that. It's only later that his work took off.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:22 No.14033222
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    Posting the other picture, Dilemma Fish
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:23 No.14033229
    “And the turtles, of course... All the turtles are free- As turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.”


    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:24 No.14033235
    Let me change one word in that last one:

    “"I'm afraid sometimes
    you'll play lonely games too,
    games you can't win
    because they'll play against you"”

    How's that look?
    >> Command Squad !8CHDJ3c6tQ 02/25/11(Fri)02:24 No.14033238
    "Oh the places you will go; places you're not meant to know, curiosity pushes onward, though, to the dark woods of Quanglikk grove.
    It's place, it's time, it ebbs and flows. It waxes, wanes, drips down from boughs. The things you'll see, you'll want to show, but you can't leave where you shouldn't go."

    The aging black man closed the passage of the old tome, thinking to himself for a moment. He turned to the worried faces of his hired help, all eyes full of fear. They didn't know.
    They couldn't know.
    In the back of his mind, he knew he should abandon his mad quest for knowledge. The author had not written directions on that page. No. The old man knew Suess, knew his writings.
    What he just read was a warning, but a warning for what?
    The eyes upon him drew his attention once again. He had been lost in thought for 15 seconds, pndering if he would send yet another group to what might be death itself.
    They always turned back if he seemed equally concerned. This group needed a laugh.

    "Wull lissen' ta that! Ol' Suess got craaazy in his old years, scribblin' about the woods with the crazies and the darkness and the- Ohh who am I kiddin'? Ain't nothin' gonna happen. Kwanglick grove doesn't even exist, I bet!"

    He could see it in the eyes, no, the souls of his hired help. They didn't believe his any more than a crazy old man. They'd take the money and head off on the search, just like all the others.
    The old man swallowed mid-rant. He really hoped they would make it back.
    He re-made his goofy smile on his face as a bead of sweat rolled down his neck.
    He didn't hope much after the last batch he buried.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:24 No.14033241
    >“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”

    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:24 No.14033244



    I think you're on to something.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:26 No.14033261
    >“My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It's the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around!”

    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:26 No.14033263
    OH SHIT.

    OH SHIT.

    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:27 No.14033271
    1) Non-specific they tends to be unsettling on its own with no context.
    2) Non-specific they playing against you when you're alone, at a game you can't win?
    I really know very little about Lovecraftian horror, so I'm just trying to make generic creepy pasta and let you lot find where it fits in the rabbit hole.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:28 No.14033274
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    >What the FUCK am I reading
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:28 No.14033276
    Nah, I like the original better.

    Little creepier, little crazier.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:29 No.14033285

    On fingers of hands you can count only ten
    Against those with ten thousand you cannot win.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:29 No.14033289
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    >“"All alone!
    Whether you like it or not,
    alone is something you'll
    be quite a lot"”

    That was a low blow Dr. Seuss...
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:29 No.14033293
    The dude with eleven fingers from Red Fish Blue Fish comes to mind.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:30 No.14033295
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    How are these guys for reoccuring enemies?

    >out therio
    Yup, they're out there...Waiting...
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:31 No.14033308
    Any more?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:32 No.14033314

    Where'd you find that one to read, anyway?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:32 No.14033321

    >“"All alone!
    >Whether you like it or not,
    >alone is something you'll
    >be quite a lot"”

    What is the context for this? Because I suddenly feel very depressed...
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:33 No.14033330

    The first image result in Google: "seuss beyond Z "
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:33 No.14033331
    You’re wrong as the deuce
    And you shouldn’t rejoice
    If you’re calling him Seuss.
    He pronounces it Soice.

    >captcha: allowing visioned
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:33 No.14033333
    >This thread

    /tg/. I'm scared.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:34 No.14033337
    One fish, two fish
    Red fish, Blue fish
    Something out there waits for you, fish
    Won't be long before you're through, fish
    And there's nothing you can do, fish.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:34 No.14033339

    Proooobably from Oh The Places You'll Go, since it's like... telling you stories about what life will be like and such.

    Also, my captcha's have become increasingly weird ever since I started posting in this thread.

    >secult xex
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:36 No.14033355
    Sitting at home
    Alone in the dark
    Reading a tome
    On a whim on a lark
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)02:36 No.14033362
    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

    “"All alone!
    Whether you like it or not,
    alone is something you'll
    be quite a lot"”

    “"I'm afraid sometimes
    you'll play lonely games too,
    games you can't win
    because you'll play against you"”

    Is it just me or...

    Does this seem like it implies you're going on a journey, alone, as soon as you know something most people don't?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:37 No.14033368

    Aw damn, I thought you'd found the actual book. I had no idea when the Seuss stuff was published, I thought it might be far enough back to actually be public domain. NOPE.jpg
    >> Kingsfoil !!/lI/F9eKE8m 02/25/11(Fri)02:38 No.14033376
    And thanks to Disney, never will.
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)02:38 No.14033378

    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:38 No.14033379
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    "Then the whole town will gasp, 'Why, this boy never sleeps!
    No keeper before ever kept what HE keeps!
    There's no telling WHAT that young fellow will do!'
    And then, just to show them, I'll sail to Ka-Troo
    an It-Kutch, a Preep and a Proo, a Nerkle, a Nerd, and a Seersucker, too!"

    >captcha: 1990 dermea
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:39 No.14033384
    And this is when you split the party.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:39 No.14033389

    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)02:40 No.14033393

    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:40 No.14033396
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    all his political works:
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)02:44 No.14033422
    Ok, it's Dr. Seuss' ABC.

    I think.
    >> Command Squad !8CHDJ3c6tQ 02/25/11(Fri)02:46 No.14033438

    Nah. T'was a 1-shot, though I can give you a bit more Suess-esque ryming.

    See that? Yes, do you see?
    That is what we call a xhwee.
    It wants the light, wants to be free,
    But it stays locked up, kept safe for He.
    Yes, He, the sir! He's the one in charge.
    He watches the xhwee, small and large.
    Xhwee see He, and rattle bars,
    Shaking cages in the dark.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:46 No.14033440
    Take to the path
    Don't stop don't look
    Or face the wrath
    Of the Gobbledegook
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)02:47 No.14033449

    Was that really him?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:53 No.14033493

    Nope I just made that up. I'm enjoying the hell out of this thread and getting some ideas for my own CoC campaign.

    Will try to get some more stuff up as I come up with it.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)02:54 No.14033500
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    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:00 No.14033535
    I think I might spend this weekend trying my hand at Seuss-ifying The Dream Quest for Unknown Kadath, or at least key parts of it.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:00 No.14033537
    A strange furry shape appeared out of the dark to the three wanderers in the little warped and deserted village.

    "Coming right here
    And not speaking in rhyme
    In the town they call Fear
    The most grievous of crimes"
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:00 No.14033539
    The book opens with an explanation about how people in the Kingdom of Didd still talk about "The year the King got angry with the sky," and how Bartholomew Cubbins, King Derwin of Didd's page boy, saved the Kingdom. Throughout the year, Bartholomew sees the king getting angry at rain in spring, sun in summer, fog in autumn, and snow in winter. The king explains he's angry because he wants something new to come down from the sky, but when Bartholomew points out that "even kings can't rule the sky," the king vows to prove Bartholomew wrong.
    One spring night, as he's getting ready for bed, the king gets the idea that ruling the sky is the task of his Royal Magicians so he orders Bartholomew to summon them. After expressing his wish to the magicians, they announce they can make something called Oobleck which won't look like the regular weather the king doesn't want. The magicians soon return to their secret cave on Mount Neeka Tave to make the oobleck.
    After watching the cave all night, Bartholomew sees the first sign that the oobleck has been made and that it is falling the very next morning. When the king wakes up and sees the oobleck, Bartholomew tries to caution him on how big the falling oobleck is getting, but the king orders Bartholomew to tell the Royal Bell Ringer that today will be a holiday.
    Bartholomew does as he's told, but when the bell ringer tries to ring the bell, it doesn't ring because oobleck has gotten into it. When Bartholomew and the bell ringer see a mother bird trapped in her nest by the Oobleck, as well as the cow, who is also stuck in the Oobleck, they see that it could be dangerous, so Bartholomew makes the decision to warn the kingdom.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:02 No.14033555
    What's startling me in this thread is that, apparently, a lot of people haven't read Seuss.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:02 No.14033559
    >>14033539 cont'd

    First, Bartholomew warns the Royal Trumpeter about the oobleck, but when the trumpeter tries to sound the alarm, oobleck gets into the trumpet and the trumpeter gets his hand stuck trying to remove the oobleck. When Bartholomew tries to tell the Captain of the Guards to warn the kingdom, the captain instead, thinking the oobleck to be pretty, tries to prove to Bartholomew that he's not afraid by scooping some oobleck up with his sword and eating it, only to get his mouth stuck and breathe out green bubbles. Bartholomew tries to go to the Royal Stables for a horse to warn the kingdom himself, but even the stables are covered in oobleck.
    As Bartholomew goes back inside, the falling blobs of oobleck, now as big as buckets filled with broccoli, start to break into the palace, creating even more mess inside than outside.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:03 No.14033565
    >>14033559 cont'd
    Bartholomew runs around warning everybody to stay undercover, but the palace servants and guards are soon stuck in the oobleck.
    In the throne room, the king, now covered in oobleck himself, orders Bartholomew to summon the magicians to stop the storm, but when Bartholomew brings up the bad news that even the cave is covered in oobleck, the king gets the idea to use the magicians' magic words ("Shuffle Muffle Muzzle Duff") to stop the oobleck. Bartholomew finally gets the courage to tell the king off for making such a foolish wish and tells him to use simple words, like "I'm sorry," instead of magic words. At first, the king insists that he never says sorry, but only after Bartholomew states that he's no sort of king if he's covered in oobleck does the king finally admit his mistake and say "I'm sorry."
    Straight after the king says those simple words, the Oobleck Storm breaks up and the sun melts away all the oobleck, freeing everybody in the process. At this point, the narrator states that maybe those simple words the king said were the magic words to stop the storm. After the oobleck is gone, Bartholomew takes the king to the bell tower and the king rings the bell proclaiming the day a holiday, dedicated not to oobleck, but to rain, sun, fog, and snow, the four things that have, and always should, come down from the sky.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:04 No.14033579
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    >mfw "A'hm s'haarii" is a ritual to repel the oobleck
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:05 No.14033581

    I haven't ever ended up keeping a kid busy by reading Seuss, so the last time I actually read any of this would be when I was like... four? A fucking long-ass time ago, long enough for me to not remember anything specific at all.

    And even then, what Seuss books I have read don't really encompass his whole body of work, so.

    I imagine a lot of people are in a similar situation. Might've read it once, but that was far too long ago to actually recall.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:06 No.14033592
    I've read a couple but damn he's got a lot of weird stuff.

    Excuse me while I try to give Too Many Daves a creepy spin.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:07 No.14033593
    I still read Seuss regularly just for kicks. I'm loving this thread, personally, even if it doesn't exactly fit with the original feeling of Seuss's works.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:15 No.14033660
    Pick 'em up again. You'll be amazed at how clever he can be and how readable the stories are.

    And the art, that gorgeous art.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:16 No.14033665
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    Why did this jump at me when I saw the thumbnail. WHY.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:17 No.14033681

    Believe me, if anything could inspire me to (even if it's not exactly the feel they're intended to get across) this thread can. And has.

    One more reason to get a library card or something I guess.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:17 No.14033687

    Oh you ass, now I can't unsee it.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:19 No.14033696
    >No keeper before ever kept what HE keeps!

    Oh shit

    Oh shit

    Lost it right about there but this thread is full of fuck
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:20 No.14033710
    Eh, that's a bit of a stretch.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:20 No.14033714
    Dr. Suess hated pants and Jews.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:25 No.14033766
    "I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"

    "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself Any direction you choose."
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:25 No.14033773
    ...Goddamit, I want to play some Jumanji now.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:26 No.14033784
    Isn't there an entire Seuss story about a kid who has too many hats to remove them, and how they plan to remove his HEAD if he can't?

    There's got to be a way to work that one in.

    Also, The 5000 Fingers of Doctor T.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:30 No.14033818
    There was a book about a kid who every day reports to his parents seeing more and more outlandish things on a particular street, and his parent's response is basically 'you don't have to lie'.

    You could easily turn it into a tale of a man loosing his mind fraught with hallucinations/paranoia.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:37 No.14033878
    "First Floor Dungeon: Assorted simple tortures. Molten lead, chopping blocks, and hot boiling oil.

    Second Floor Dungeon: Jewelry Department. Leg chains, ankle chains, neck chains, wrist chains, thumbscrews, and nooses of the very finest rope.

    THIRD FLOOR DUNGEON! Household appliances. Spike beds, electric chairs, gas chambers, roasting pots, and scalping devices.

    Basement Dungeon! Everybody out."

    "Is it... atomic?" "Yes sir, VERY atomic!"
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:37 No.14033883
    There was that old dude from One Fish Two Fish, how did it go?

    "My hat is old. My teeth are gold. I have a bird I like to hold. My boot is off, my foot is cold.

    My boot is off, my foot is cold. I have a bird I like to hold. My teeth are gold. My hat is old. And now my story is all told."

    I have no idea where the book is now so I'm not sure if that's right.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)03:54 No.14034007
    Just got out my old copies.

    Dr. Suess's Sleep Book.


    Basically, someone starts yawning, then everyone else starts yawning too, and then everyone starts falling asleep as well.

    And then? WHAT ABOUT YOU
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)04:04 No.14034089
    ...fuck, anyone got a seuss torrent?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)04:07 No.14034106
    Thanks. I was planning to get to sleep tonight. There goes that idea...
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)04:08 No.14034112

    Ninety-nine zillion,
    Nine trillion and two
    Creatures are sleeping!
    How about you?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)04:12 No.14034140

    When you put out your light,
    Then the number will be
    Ninety-nine zillion
    Nine trillion and three.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)04:12 No.14034146
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    Am I the only one to think that a descendant of Lewis Carrol would be a little more appropriate than Bill Cosby as someone entrenched in Mythos lore?

    "Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
    Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
    The frumious Bandersnatch!"

    I could see some of Lewis Carrol's work being adapted to Mithos Lore.

    avolakian unrelated, but it does look Mythos-ish
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)04:13 No.14034158
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    >> Boomer !!bcdVCSUmpgT 02/25/11(Fri)04:15 No.14034176
    Yours too!?
    >> Alpharius 02/25/11(Fri)04:27 No.14034268
    Well fuck, I think ours may have read a passage or two, though maybe that was some other speaker.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)04:29 No.14034286
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    a sort of deconstruction of the cat in the hat. take of it what you will








    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)04:39 No.14034366

    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)05:06 No.14034527
    What did I just watch.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)05:24 No.14034603
    Well that was a mixture of strange, mildly amusing and depressing.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)06:09 No.14034836
    Guys... this is glorious.

    Maybe we should create a whole Mythos out of Seuss' works? Just instead of weird fuzzy creatures, all those Loraxes and Ooblecks would be described as multidimensional unnatural eldritch abominations. It could make for a fun bestiary
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)06:15 No.14034866
    I'm sorry, dude, but all I'm reading is "DR. SEUSS: THE GRIMDERPENING."

    Let's not :|
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)06:19 No.14034881
    He should not be here. He should not be about.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)06:20 No.14034892
    Somewhere, maybe in my grandmother's garage, buried in a double stack of cardboard boxes, 10 feet high and 20 feet long, with just enough space to squeeze between the two rows, but not enough light to read labels without a flashlight, I have a box or two of Dr. Seuss books from when I was a child.

    I. . .I want to go get them, /tg/, but I also really, really, really don't.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)06:23 No.14034904
    That can be done without any Grimderpening, if done well.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)06:26 No.14034925
    those Things should not be in this house! make them go! they should not be here when your mother is not! put them out! put them out!
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)06:32 No.14034951
    This deserves some good, long, cleverly written horrorwritefaggotry.
    >> Bubba 02/25/11(Fri)07:57 No.14035367
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    He painted this. This, in context, is terrifying
    >> Bubba 02/25/11(Fri)08:04 No.14035390
    I heard him. Beyond the void of time, and space, I heard. The booming voice of the protector, the unnameable, the immense. He protects us, if only because he knows not we are there. Only our screams will save us from the Beezlenut Oil. Only the sounds of a billion voices, echoing into the abyss, will we be saved. He has no compassion for humans, he knows no emotion. Only the sounds of our voices, raised in fear, garners his protection. The Great Grey One, the Guardian, The Beast of Nool – his name echoes in my mind, in my soul.
    >> The Archivist !cfze9z984k 02/25/11(Fri)08:28 No.14035473
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    Holy shit, I drew this for a drawthread last year! Glad somebody saved it because I lost it in a hard drive crash.

    Also: how did this thread go on for so long without nobody mentioning the BRICK SHITTING NIGHTMARE FUEL that is "Halloween is Grinch Night," an animated film that Seuss helped write? I don't care how you do it -- do yourselves a favor and watch it right now. You will NOT regret it.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)08:30 No.14035490
    hell i'm not sure how it went so long without mentioning the Grinch full stop
    >> The Archivist !cfze9z984k 02/25/11(Fri)08:33 No.14035502
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    That post should contain "...without anybody." I was just overwhelmed.

    I've found the whole thing on YouTube.
    It isn't long, maybe 30 minutes at most. Both this and "The Cat in the Hat Grinches the Grinch" are FANTASTIC for a Seuss-inspired horror campaign.

    Pic related: it's the Nazi Stomping Feet of Death (unofficial name), one of the "spooks" the Grinch keeps in his wagon of horrors which he uses to scare the shit out of Whoville.
    >> The Archivist !cfze9z984k 02/25/11(Fri)08:40 No.14035548
    Choice quotes from "The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat" or "The Cat in the Hat Gets Grinched" (different release titles, same movie):

    The Grinch: Do you know what a lighthouse is, Max? A lighthouse makes light! So, just for a lark, I've built myself a darkhouse. A darkhouse makes... dark.

    The Grinch: [describing his machine that messes up voices] This, sir, is my Acoustical Anti-Audio Bleeper, otherwise known as my Vacu-Sound Sweeper.
    The Cat in the Hat: That? That's the darn thing that makes the sounds sound stupid?
    The Grinch: It sucks out of the air every noise, every sound and gargles the sound waves for 50 miles 'round! Nifty little contraption, isn't it?
    The Cat in the Hat: It's implausible, it's impossible, it's unreasonable and unlausible. Such things never happen in the middle of the day, and if they do, I ignore them, and they're bound to go away.

    And that creepy-ass song the Grinch sings about his maniacal devices, the only bit of which I can remember is the ending line -- "And that brings about the most HORRIBLE things."
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)08:50 No.14035604
    Clearly Seuss and Lovecraft were both forced onto their individual paths by powers unknowable, Seuss gave into the madness and wrote it out as children's tales, Lovecraft tried to rationalize it all, spelling his own downfall.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)08:56 No.14035632
    I think the only real issue you can run into is the fact that if you turn it all GRIMDARK it will lose the magic Seuss had.
    However, if you manage to just present it as Seuss would, allowing the mind's eye to define what everything is and what it all means, without giving direct answers... You can potentially scare your players shitless.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)09:14 No.14035710
    Why do I feel like if someone discovers what the last letter is they'll unlock the secrets of the universe?
    >> 5000 Fingers of Dr T Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)09:29 No.14035766
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    Huge musical ritual involving chaining 500 young boys to a huge Dali-esque Piano and forcing them to perform his personal compositions

    Bart has only one enemy in the world: his piano teacher Dr. Terwilliker. Dr. T has a mad plan to force 500 young boys to practice at his magnificent piano 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bart is the only hope to save these boys from being enslaved. Fantastic sets, screenplay, and even song lyrics were provided by Dr. Seuss. Features the only piano academy ever known to be equipped with cells and surrounded by an electric fence.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)09:38 No.14035793
    The hours are breathing faint and low —
    And when, amid no earthly moans,
    Down, down that town shall settle hence,
    Hell, rising from a thousand thrones,
    Shall do Seuss reverence.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)09:43 No.14035813
    Why the hell have none of you referenced Horray for Diffendoffer Day? There's a place where dogs are afraid to bark, all students and people dress in grey, walk in single file lines, and never say anything at all.

    Come on /tg/.
    I thought you were cool.
    >> TWO FEET!! TWO FEEEET! The Secondary Spacial Nexus 02/25/11(Fri)10:00 No.14035885
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    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)10:01 No.14035890
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    So, was Dr.Seuss adding slightly reimagined visions of eldritch Things into most of his works at his own will (being a cultist of Those Who Should Not Be Here or something); or are they just a result of him unknowingly projecting images implanted into his subconscious by psychic emanations from On Beyond Zebra?

    Pic kinda related
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)10:13 No.14035951
    Ok guys, I've got Scrambled Eggs Super open in front of me right now. The story starts with a guy deciding his normal scrambled eggs aren't good enough. So he gets an egg or two from a couple of strange species of bird.

    "So I took those eggs home and I frizzled 'em up.
    And I added some sugar. Two thirds of a cup.
    And a small pinch of pepper. And also a pound
    Of horseradish sauce that was sitting around.
    And also some nuts.
    Then I tasted the stuff
    And it tasted quite fine

    He then proceeds do go on vast quest to get more eggs to eat, better eggs, from ever stranger and more far-flung creatures. And the lengths that he goes to are rather... extreme.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)10:15 No.14035959
    There needs to be one of these for Cozby...
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)10:15 No.14035962

    "The places I hiked to! The roads that I rambled
    To find the best eggs that have ever been scrambled!
    I hunted new birds along wild tangled trails,
    Through gullies and gulches, down dingles and dales.
    I wriggled my way and I crawled at a creep
    Through a forest of ferns that was forty miles deep.
    And I mushed through the brush till I found a fine Kwigger
    Whose eggs are as big as a pin head, no bigger!"
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)10:18 No.14035979
    Eh, at least they're not green.

    What kind of beings hatch out of green eggs?
    What kind of beings is green-colored ham made of?
    Will we lose our last shreds of sanity if we knew the answer?..
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)10:18 No.14035982

    And some of those birds... they're rather odd.

    "And while they were sending those eggs, I got word of
    A bird that does something that's almost unheard of!
    It's hard to believe, but this bird called the Pelf
    Lays eggs that are three times as big as herself!"
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)11:22 No.14036363
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    hory sheet u guys

    i will never look at a dr seuss books the same way again

    i was never interested in CoC, but i am now. brb buying the book
    >> Kingsfoil !!/lI/F9eKE8m 02/25/11(Fri)14:25 No.14037875
    This is one hell of an Unknown Armies campaign we have right here.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)14:40 No.14037998
    They're not just green eggs and ham. They're SOYLENT GREEN eggs and ham. The two main characters in the book were Tchu Tchu people
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)15:07 No.14038227
    Whats lost in translation could maybe be found,
    if those with a nose went poking around
    The writing is childish, the text is mundane,
    But the right kind of chappy with the wrong kind of brain,
    might know the unknowable and be driven insane.
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)16:22 No.14039004
    Yeah, that's going in the Lost Book.

    Damn /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)16:24 No.14039017
    Archive this shit now!
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)16:33 No.14039123
    Already Archived.
    >> Engineer Guy 02/25/11(Fri)16:36 No.14039148
    Most people are blind,
    Most people can't see,
    That there's a whole number,
    Between two and three.

    I know that you think,
    My rhyming's a waste,
    But it keeps Them in line,
    And stops you turning to paste.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)16:45 No.14039239
    So Rhyming keeps Old Ones at bay?

    That might mean Dr. Seuss was trying to protect us from them, in the only way he could.

    Maybe Cthulhu almost woke up, and Dr. Seuss had to venture into his lair to inscribe poetry on everything to keep him in.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)16:48 No.14039269
    Dr. Seuss died of throat cancer, but what if that was just the early stages of his evolution into an Outer God?

    His throat was changing, to allow him to pronounce the words of Gods.

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    What I wrote is awesome?

    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)17:27 No.14039721

    Lovecraft died of intestinal cancer.

    ...What the fuck does THAT mean?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/11(Fri)22:03 No.14042870
    >> Anonymous 02/26/11(Sat)04:22 No.14046305
    Also from the Sleep Book, the Offt.

    Creatures with negative mass.

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