What is the most horrifying thing in the Lovecraft universe and why?
>>28112029Done in one.
>>28111981fanboys/fangirlsseriously. none of the elder horrors from beyond time and space do shit to us until some idiot cultist goes and bugs them. if i got woken up halfway through my nap by some ants i'd raid the line too
>>28112029You mean dirty animal chimpanzees from beyond the stars who only exist to be killed by their great masters and who only wish to cause suffering and harm to their fellow man in the hopes that somehow taking a huge amount of drugs and killing people will lead to a brighter future and will somehow act as repentance for years of being treated like dirty animal niggers from beyond the stars ho only exist to be killed by their great masters and who only wish to cause suffering and harm to their fellow man in the hopes that somehow taking a huge amount of drugs and killing people will lead to a brighter future and will somehow act as repentance for years of being treated like dirty animal sub-human monsters from beyond the stars?
>>28112060What about the slaves of the Elder things? The expedition guys just kinda stumbled upon them.
>>28112090Actual lovecraftian entity detected
>>28112126The Elder Things were bodiless autistic minds that happened to pop a squat in horrible giant mollusk thingies.They said "fuck this" and projected their minds to the future, where their evil is law. Now the fools seek to return to the past and undo the evil that is Aku.All kidding aside, that was literally their backstory.
>>28112090I don't even know how to respond to that.
Humanity.Because they know nothing.
>>28112164If you didn't know that, you'd gotta think, how did these things create a massive temples, societies, and a slave race.
>>28112164I thought mind-projecting was the Yith, and they projected themselves out of their own race when their star finally burned out or something?
Looking at the back of the Necronomicon and seeing the "made in china" stamp.
Here's the most horrifying bastardization of the Lovecraft universe.>Scribblenauts
>>28112090oh shit nyarthotep found out how to use a comuter
>>28112327I beg to differ.
>>281128074chan's version wasn't so bad
>>28112327>>28112807>not knowing what a parody isyou guys take his shit way too seriously.
>>28112965Oh sorry, I didn't make myself clear. I loved the show. Mainly because it knew its stuff, and was doing so out of love.
AzathothNot only is there a God, but he hates everything and wants to tentacle rape the entire universe into oblivion.
>>28113009Oh come now. Azathoth doesn't have the brains to hate anything.He destroys the universe because the universe is merely his dream. When he wakes, the dream goes away.
>>28113111so the universe is koholint island and azathoth is the wind fish?did link's awakening just get deeper
>>28113302It depends, does legend have it that the wind fish was lobotomised to stop it from ever waking up?
>>28112876if the whole series had been narrated like that, I'd be watching it every day.Cthulu fhtagn/10 would go insane again
Here's the thing though, stuff like Nyarlathotep and outer eldars are shown to be big masses of tentacles and various limbs/organs. That's not nessessarily horrifying in its own right and when the majority of these things start to look like giant cancerous blobs, it just gets boring.>Which is why the journey (build-up) of horror is so much more satisfying than the destination.
>>28113591i have the first 10
>>28113720this is why some of the scarier monsters are the ones that look human. You know they're not, but they look familiar. They look safe. They want you to let your guard down. And your own psychology is telling you to, because they're one of you, right?...Right?
>>28113751You speak of the Uncanny Valley. The closer something looks to human, the more uneasy it makes us, because we notice its flaws more than the human characteristics.This is why some people are freaked out by ventriquist dummys and androids.
>>28113936What is this I don't even.
>>28113971last one i have
>>28113742>>28113756>>28113775>>28113790>>28113864>>28113902>>28113922>>28113971>>28113990you are a scholar and a gentleman>>28113777precisely. It's what makes a lot of silent hill so terrifying, really, when it combines uncanny valley, eldritch horror, and the anticipation factor of Nothing Is Scarier.The final bosses in those games are usually much more disappointing than the entire game because they're...well...there.A fight with something you couldn't damage or see would be much more terrifying than, well, almost all the bosses.
>>28111981Ur momI'm sorry,so sorry I will flog myself to pay for my faults .Mea culpa ,mea maxima culpa
>>2811377710/10 would impregnate further for reasons
>>28112029gotta admit, he got it/end thread
>>28114022What if there was a game where you fought darkness... oh wait that was Alan Wake and it wasn't very scary; all set-up but no payoff.
>>28114093the set-up WAS pretty creepy, though.I just played it for Poets of the Fall.
... that which can eternal lie.
>>28113945Nyaruko. Look it up.
>>28114056You're referring to the pictured Mass Effect creature, right? Back to /d/ with you!
>>28112090OP, the answer is this guy.
>>28114240What if that is the OP?
>>28113777Daww, it thinks it's people!
This thread is the most fun I've had on 4chan in a while.
>>28114197Care to come with me, brother?
>>28114289Flint Paper seems like the kind of dude who'd be badass enough to try and fight lovecraftian entities with his fists.Then again, Cthulhu was actually pretty pathetic in the Sam and Max games, so in his universe it might not be so much of a challenge.
>>28114354Flint Paper would probably try to ride and Eldar Thing and use it as a personal helicopter.
Nothing in Lovecraft is horrifying. It's all beyond comprehension of such a simple emotion such as "horror"
>>28114408There should be a word for something that causes insanity. Terrifying and horrifying just don't translate the feeling of going off the deep end.
>>28114452Any more pics like that?
>>28114510No, just have a thing for Aztec descendants so I had that as my wallpaper for a while.
>>28114528Bad CGI and greenscreen is horrifying.
>>28114559This had incredibly cheesy greenscreen, but it's bretty gud.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7jp1CT1h6c>dem Polyps
>>28114559>>28114646Also this is goddamn amazinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQZyYvb-GD8
>>28112090Why does this person exist? Is it really the OP?
>>28112217Loooook out hoomans, I'ma from the spaaace! Imma gonna YURBLE YOU VIGOROUSLY!
>>28114646http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_AvJzkPqQ8Now I want an ABCFamily Original Movie premiering this Christmas: "Carole of the Old Ones", about a dowdy secretary (the eponymous Carole) brings her boyfriend home for Christmas. Her family's full of nightmarish entities capable of rending a man's mind asunder
>>28114821>>28114684>>28114646>>28114528>I'll just leave this right herehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UPUhn9hpTU
>>28114821Sheet music if anyone wants it/tg/ sings 2013: The Christmas Album?
>>28114289Oh god, it was all a ruse to lure us in to its madness. Run! save your souls while you still can!
>>28114903Know what pissed me off about this? Clearly someone spent a lot of time rendering all this. And no version I can find is over 240p. I refuse to believe it was made like that so surely there must be a larger version.
>>28114951My favorite theory is that it's a softwarescape that gets corrupted by something.
>>28114922I love this album.
>>28114927>Implying I'll be the first in there.
>>28111981What I've always hated about the Lovecraftian 'horror' genre is that even as far back as the source material (At the Mountains of Madness for example) in practically EVERY instance of there being one of these giant monsters showing up they are conveniently so terrifying and horrible looking that they are indescribable and drive whoever beholds them mad.I fucking hate it and it always seems like the people that are afraid of Lovecraft are the same people that are terrified by space/the ocean where they never know what they will find.I.E. stupid people.The most horrifying thing in the Lovecraft universe is the lack of descriptors and overuse of random tentacle monsters and deep sea cop outs fuck you.
>>28115348>lovecraft>lack of descriptorsYou've never actually read any lovecraft, have you. He has often been criticised for an overuse of descriptors.
>>28115348 my main gripe is that I think Lovecraft grossly underestimated what humans are capable of coping, adapting, and eventually trivializing. Sure, such horrors may be horrors at first, but not for very long.
>>28115348So the readers just pulled Cthulhu's appearance as a humanoid with an octopus head and wings out of their collective asses right?
>>28115348Fucking, Seconded.Lovecraft was just a dude who was scared of niggers and the ocean, and not a particularly excellent writer.
>>28115419Quite. There are alot of horrifying things that people can learn to cope with, going bugfuck insane just at the sight of some ugly critter is kind of unrealistic.
>>28115429Both of which aren't fucking scary the hundredth time they are employed as the monster's appearance
>>28115475You've obviously never even read Call of Cthulhu. That description is only used for Cthulhu, and only the three times: the statue, the relief, and Cthulhu himself.
>>28115384His descriptions are a lazy mashup of features that leave the reader with little to no tangible mental image of whatever it is, usually aside from tentacles, mouths, and eyes randomly placed on a monster face / mound of flesh.It's the written equivalent to looking at a giant mass of scribbles and picking out random figures from what you see.
>>28115495Not necessarily blaming him so much as the fanbase that ensures that little to no divergent monster designs are used in the modern game / etc adaptations.
I find all that lovecraftian universal horror stuff a tad too... defeatist?We do live in a vast and uncaring universe but its no reason to fantasize the universe is actually filled with/is untold greater entities that are disdainful at best of our presence and we shouldn't try to expand our knowledge at all because learning anything about the universe would destroy our feeble minds like a watermelon under a sledgehammer.
>>28115614>dad i want to be a mathematician when i grow up!>NO SON THE SECRETS YOU WILL UNCOVER WILL DESTROY YOU AND LEAVE YOU A GIBBERING FOOL YOU KNOW NOT WHAT YOU ARE DEALING WITH>o-okay dad..
>>28115614Personally, I'm a fan as I think HFY is a bit too over-saturated as of late.
>>28115702I think there's a middle ground between "Humanity Fuck Yeah!" and "you are so incomprehensibly insignificant in a universe that hates you if you even had the remotest idea of the truth you'd lose your mind"
You guys are good at coming up with story ideas. I have hundreds of photos from inside an empty school, and because I'm nerdy I want to turn them into an English-language visual novel. And I mainly like horror in the fashion of Lovecraft and other Weird Fiction.Some ideas:>A story where you are a journalist investigating a bizarre murder suicide by a student. You find his / her diary and discover that the victim was experimenting with novel combinations of drugs, and found one particular mixture that allows him/her to communicate with an entity from another realm. The person gradually started getting more and more attached to this entity as the rest of their live starts to go badly. Ultimately the entity convinced the person to perform a grotesque ritual to transport their consciousness into his dimension. It's left unclear whether it is real or a figment of her imagination. Ends with the main character experimenting with the drugs and hearing the voice himself.>A story where the main character starts to slowly and unknowingly get possessed by some entity. You are offered a lot of choices in the game, but these choices begin to railroad you into doing certain unusual actions which lead up to your character attempting to summon the creature from another dimension that has been controlling them into this world>Something similar to The Drifting Classroom manga, where one day the school is vioently yanked out of our world, and left in a terrifying alien landscape swarming with terrifying creatures beyond human understanding. Now everyone must find a way to survive with their limited resources.>A sort of Groundhog Day-style story where your character starts reliving the thirty minute lunch period of a day over and over again. Each time the thirty minutes is up, your character goes completely insane and begins horrifically murdering the person nearest to them. Your character must now figure out the mystery of what's happening.Your suggestions?
>>28115702There's a difference between "Humanity Fuck Yeah" and "Knowledge is pointless and should be avoided since human minds are incapable of obtaining it without going insane". It seems to be the mindset of a very limited individual.
>>28115614But that's the horror of it. We're fucked six ways to Fhtagnday, and the harder we try to escape that fate, the quicker and nastier it will be. There is no Good End.
There is something out there, and it hungers.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_roar
>>28115614lovecraft simply taps into that universal human fear of all things unfathomable and unknown, because what we dont know and do not understand allways hides terrible inhuman secrets that the mind of man was slime slime SLIIIME SLIIIIME GOOEY STICKY SLIME SPEWING DOWN THE WALLS, TRANSLUCENT!!!
>>28115789So why bother reading when you already know the ending?
>>28114093it stopped being scary and just being silly-fun at a point. esp when you realize tyou dont have to fight 2/3 of the monsters and can just drop flares and/or run away to the nearest lampost
>>28115778And by "difference" I mean "middle ground". I cannot brain today
>>28115811Why don't you post the might ocean bloop while you are at it
>>28115849But... that is MY post you are referring to?
>>28115614>>28115739I tried to talk to a few people around here about just what makes these abominations so terrifying and insanity-inducing but no one actually explained anything. The answer was just a cop-out of "they are so vastly different that you cannot comprehend."That "cannot comprehend" thing is the biggest pile of bullshit. If you can't comprehend something, it doesn't turn you into a gibbering idiot. In fact, it can't have any affect on you because you can't fucking comprehend it, you can't understand it or interact with it beyond a few basic human methods. A lack of understanding only drives someone mad after years of obsession and that's the sort of person that Lovecraftian horrors would genuinely be able to corrupt; introverted intellectuals who obsess over the mythos.I'm sorry but Godelian Shock Input isn't real, let alone this level of stupidity. If people go insane within a few seconds of seconds, just admit it and say it's because of some psychic field or some shit, not the ineptitude of the human mind and the inability to understand something at first glance.
>>28115870I've always assumed it was because of some psychic field. Like that looking upon them you couldn't comprehend them and you go mad, not because they look horrifying but because you are mentally overwhelmed by their presence that the human mind is unable to process or resist their psychic influence.
>>28115811Maybe my wiki-fu s too weak, but, is there a way to "hear" it?
>>28115870I agree with what you are putting forth. It really is silly.Like if you go insane because the alien has psychic power and they damaged your psyche that makes sense, but saying that your mind shatter because you took one look at an ugly monster is weak,Lovecraft was not a shining example of humanity and it comes through in how he expresses such shortcoming in all of humanity and their efforts.
>>28115774You are Chet C. Bretterson, a freelance journalist on a mission to uncover the truth behind Fridgemont Boarding School's recent bout of disappearing light fixtures.Enter a world you may not understand armed with your wits, your journal, and a motley collection of tools and trinkets as you search for the truth- which may or may not have more in play than you might have expected (woooOOOoooo~)!On a cold Sunday morning, you sneak inside. Can you make it out alive? You decide. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTEC07fBw2A
>>28115962>>28115870I think the problem is that you're thinking the creature just looks ODD.Like maybe you cannot discern it's anatomy?Well, that cant be it, plenty of things cannot be discerned at first or second glance,- ergo, what Lovecraft referred to must be something beyond mere flesh and bone -but 'existences' that your brain cannot rightly -see- like left angles going into wrong directions, a warping of space and reality, non-euclidean geometry and all sorts of things that are -not right-.This is what he probably refers to.Gazing upon this , perhaps drives your brain mad, unable to comprehend what you see, like a computer that got a looping error.
>>28116056Lovecraft's perception of reality seemed highly limited, he seemed to abhor open-mindedness or understanding.
>>28115429actually what drives me mad (lol) is that Cthulhu himself in not described as the octopus-headed winged human caricature, an artist's statue is. It would be like looking into the face of God only a tremendously evil one. These are not ugly creatures to be described, they are .. beyond. the text says "The Thing cannot be described—there is no language for such abysms of shrieking and immemorial lunacy, such eldritch contradictions of all matter, force, and cosmic order. A mountain walked or stumbled. God! What wonder that across the earth a great architect went mad, and poor Wilcox raved with fever in that telepathic instant? The Thing of the idols, the green, sticky spawn of the stars, had awaked to claim his own."
>>28116118He got over it, but still wrote about it. In the early 190's, we weren't inundated with horror movies, books about horror, or cosmic revelations that were bad for you. No, his works haven't aged well, but we're talking about people whose level of sophistication were ridiculously lowered in comparison to ours. You couldn't go out and rent a DVD of people having sex and murdering each other, or an animation where someone's body grotesquely morphs into a monster. People who deride his work are jaded and think "oh, it's not so bad, humans can cope with so much worse than what he describes" because they have a higher tolerance for violence, unnerving imagery, and suspense than the average person in the early 1900's. The original movie The Thing hearkens back to how humans react when faced with truly alien INTELLIGENT life. The react badly and underestimate the hell out of it. MacReady in the story was the smartest man in that entire camp and he barely survived it. (Yes, he knew instantly that Childs was the Thing when he and Childs were the last survivor. Only a Thing would accept a bottle of whisky someone else drank from without concern.).
>>28115811>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_roar...does anyone have the link to that mars horror campaign?
>>28116241>Only a Thing would accept a bottle of whisky someone else drank from without concern.Uh... you some kind of pussy hypochondriac?A little backwash isn't going to kill you laddy
>>28116272No, no it wouldn't. Of course, just touching some of the liquid of one of the Things during an autopsy infected Blair, so there you go. Moron.
>>28116343Boom. Blair's fucked.
>>28116343>>28116360Not that anon, and I've never seen The Thing because I'm a terrible person. Did they know that touching the goop was what infected him?
Couldn't you be infected just by the 'spores' given off by the Thing biomatter?
>>28116241>he knew instantly that Childs was the ThingHere is one for you: Childs is wearing Blair's coat in the final scene.
>>28116394No, they didn't. the original full version is very, very subtle and very suspenseful if you aren't afflicted with ADHD like most of the people who watch current movies are. If you're really observant you can figure out who is infected.
Fuck, all you nerds need to stop liking the things I like. You ruin everything you touch.
>>28116431thanks, anon.Fucking classic right there.
>>28116440Then why would they be suspicious of the whiskey?
>>28116468you like nerdy things. get over yourself.
>>28116470Happy to help, anon.
>>28116471Because they figured it out later. The hard way.Watch the movie. You'll hate me for it.
>>28115384>in b4 everything is squamous
>>28115866>>28115849But I am we, Anon.
Here's the deal. Lovecraft was writing from the point of view of a white, relatively well off New Englander after the first world war. WWI ripped giant holes in the cultural fabric and led to all sorts of reactionary art movements, Dadaism being both one of the most prevalent and most horrifically misunderstood by the average internet-goer. From Lovecraft's point of view, the appearance of a pile of fish guts, tentacles, sexual orifices, and eyeballs wasn't what drove you insane, exactly. Most of the crushing revelations that bring insanity come from witnessing such a creature, or learning that some some blasphemous cult had the right idea, and then extrapolating from there. If Cthulhu is real, or Azathoth is real, there goes the idea of a kind, loving God, or an orderly creation, and that takes the legs out from the structure of most contemporary people's world view. It was the revelation that everything you knew was completely wrong, that reality didn't have a meaning, that there isn't a benevolent deity, or even some actively malevolent force that has it out for humanity - that there is only a vast, protean universe that DOES NOT CARE that you live or die.THAT is what scared the fuck out of Lovecraft, and that fear and realization was what drove the art movements he was unwittingly part of.
I found Lovecraft and others inspired by him imaginative, but not truly scary.It often relies quite a bit on repeated driving home that the universe is a chaotic, uncaring place where all lives are insignificant, which I'm sure must have seemed terribly revolutionary when practically everyone in America reading it was a 1930's Protestant, but I basically figured that out when I was seven, so it's just sort of repeating facts.
>>28116587And while he was quite imaginative at times, I should quite a few people already are aware of this today.I know several relatively faithful Catholic and Protestants who believe much the same thing, because they sure as shit know God isn't going to do anything to help them out, ever.
>>28116587So what are you saying, that if you think the mythos stuff is scary you are a backwards pansy?
Can we yet agree that Lovecraft hasn't aged well?
>>28116587That and being black.
>>28116633No, that's certainly not true.Not everyone finds the same things scary, as my ridiculously archon phobic sister-in-law sees fit to remind me.
>>28116641I think that its generally accepted that people stop aging when they die.Tombstones don't say "Died at age 51 and counting."
>>28116587What also seemed to send shivers up Lovecraft's spine was the idea that a member of the civilized white master race could be related to niggers or gooks. Or fish...
>>28116633If you think the existential concept behind Lovecraft is scary you're probably going through a religious crisis, are awakening to the concept of a random universe, or just get the heebie-jeebies at the ridiculous scope of creation. So, by 4chan standards, yes.>>28116645Well, yes. Lovecraft used sex, fish, and minorities as shorthands for "horrible foreign things that break pre-established conceptions.">>28116641Depends on the story, really.
>>28116587>everything you know is wrongWrong. It tells me that a particular monster is or was real at some point in time.That's all.I hate that cop out so fucking much.
>>28116662Ohoho, look at you lad, wit so sharp you might just cut yourself!
>>28116641He hasn't at all. Some people are too hung up on it to let it go.It's also why you have a harder time running Call of Cthulhu in a modern settingModern CoC:"The mysterious gloop seems to have an entirely foreign chemical makeup and shows no terrestrial properties""SWEET! Nobel Prize here I come!"1920s CoC:"The mysterious gloop seems to have an entirely foreign chemical makeup and shows no terrestrial properties""FUCK THIS STUFF IS EVIL! I BET NIGGERS DID THIS!"
>>28116701>>I roll to search for Nigger Eggs
>>28116666I find it interesting to note that Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan and Lovecraft's favorite pen-pal, basically wrote about the same kind of stuff when it came to monsters and cosmic things from beyond.But while Lovecraft (who was afraid of the ocean and passed out when it got too cold outside) had his heroes go nuts or pass out, Howard (who was 6'1'' and a boxer since college) had his heroes flip out and kill the thing instead.
>>28111981>What is the most horrifying thing in the Lovecraft universe and why?The Dummy
>>28116684"God is the only divine force in creation" is the foundation of your worldview.Suddenly a whole bunch of things that could arguably called gods start running around and shitting all over your puny metric of reality.Any chain of logic you've built up after "God is" ceases to apply. Therefore, everything that depends on that to exist is wrong, in that it assumes God was the only thing.This is how Lovecraft's mind worked, yo, I'm not saying it's master-class philosophical arguing.
>>28116714You can't really call the protagonists in Lovecraft stories 'heroes'
>>28116181Also the part where some guy saw some mysterious architecture that drove him MAAAAD because he'd I suppose never seen modern art pull the same apparently impossible shit.Christ, he even looks like a simpleton
>>28116714Wow, sounds like I need to pick up some More Robert Howard. Beyond what I've read of Conan, I mean.Seriously, I remember how *every* Lovecraft character was an antiquarian, or historian, or learn-ed person. Self-insert indeed.
>>28116714Howard was also racist, but he explored it in a totally different fashion: it was more this Darwinist "all races must fight to survive" mentality in his writing, and while often Caucasian civilization was predominant, he always kept driving home that it's still pretentious and ultimately will be wiped out by mankind'd natural barbarous nature.
>>28116751The amusing thing is, often Conan doesn't truly KILL these things, he just uses wits and cleverness to outwit and contain/eliminate their threat. Conan stories frequently have heavy horror elements in them.Sorcery also works as it does in Lovecraft's stories, namely that it's weird unnatural shit, and mankind does NOT have some X-Men like ability to manipulate energy or "ambient magic fields" or whatever, and anyone who CAN just ignore the laws of reality is probably pretty much inhuman himself.
>>28116714Sounds like Lovecraft liked to write a little about boxing too.http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/bec.aspx
>>28116760u avin a giggle m8?
Nyaruko-san made me more uncomfortable than Saya no Uta.
>>28116734More like victims in slasher films really, only instead of getting laid and dying they be prudish, over wordy, and then go insane.
>>28112268Ypu, elderthings were entirely different autistic mollusc things that made shoggoths and dies horribly because of it.
>>28114452>Aztec woman>curly hair
>>28116777Huh, never knew there were so many similarities... I always did appreciate that visceral, 'other' sense of magic like that.
>>28116778They influenced each other a LOT.Seriously, you know the Unknown City story, with the guy in the desert? The Serpent Men of Valusia mentioned in it were created by Howard.Also the incredibly blatant inspiration for the Yuan-ti in D&D.
>>28116800...why do you think she is aztec? look at what she is wearing at her neck manAnd since when was skeleton makeup an aztec thing?
>>28116719Doesn't fucking work that way if you are still tied to a planet in which the scientific method has already made some damn-near irrefutable proof of there still existing immutable truths about how reality functions on that planet.It seems that this kind of thing would only frighten the truest of true believers.It's literally no different from discovering that aliens are real, even in the religious sense considering a singular God or Gods would still technically be extra-terrestrials by our definitions.Still not all that terrifying other than the fact that we found a way to pique their interest in Earth (or whichever diamond dozen cult H.P. was so enamored of inserting).
>>28116790I might agree with you if it wasn't for the titular song.Just playing it in my head is making me uneasy.
>>28116803Basically the difference lied in the men writing it, not the underlying subtext: in Lovecraft stories his protagonist can't take it.In Howard's stories...well...>"If the world as I know it is an illusion then I am no less of one. Let learned men wonder at cosmic truths. I live, I love, I slay, and I am at peace."
>>28116829And I shig diggy that. Thanks for bringing that to light. Guess I'm gonna add Conan to my reading list.
>>28116829Howard is the manliest of JocksLovecraft is the sickliest of NERRRRRRRRRRRDS
>>28115870A thousand time this.
>>28116845Hey, for all intensive purposes it's a doggy dog world out there, man.
>>28116848Actually, though he boxed Howard was a huge nerd. He loved history books and literature and poetry.He was Manly in the 1930's sense: he could handle himself, but he wasn't a fucking idiot meathead, as Men had to have brains to match their brawn.
>>28116817Well, there's also the fear of immensely powerful beings that could destroy you and everything you know without you being able to do anything about it, like the threat of nuclear war.
>>28114922>/tg/ singsIf it already exists, why?I still want /tg/ skings: Kaptin Bluddflagg.
>>28114289Call me a retard, but who's this guy? By reactions of others, he is one to be feared, but I need to experience it myself. Link to origin of this thing?
>>28116841You'll enjoy it. Shit, even the comics are some of the best comic reads ever.It helps that the writers who wrote for Conan tend to be REALLY well-versed in the stories themes and lore.
>>28116719>>28116817I hate this. >Hurp derp, there are "gods" besides God, all is doomed.The Norse worldview was pretty much "Humanity and its gods came into being randomly, are utterly doomed despite their best efforts, the things from other worlds are bigger and tougher then even our gods, are made of unnatural matter [in many cases], and soon will come and fuck us up"Yet the result was the exact opposite of Lovecrafts "Herp, everybody's goin insane!"Shit. And from a theological point of view, just being strong, from another world and worshipped isn't enough to make you a god. To be "God" you have to be a very specific set of things.
>>28116817>the scientific method has already made some damn-near irrefutable proof of there still existing immutable truths about how reality functions on that planet.And with the existence of Lovecraftian horrors, those "damn-near irrefutable proofs" are kaput. Regardless of whether or not it's scary, it'd require a complete revision of all of our fundamental science shit.>>28116812
>>28113358Lobotomized by whom though?
>>28116883Like I said, Lovecraft's horror was influenced by the fact that he was kind of a pussy.
>>28116866To be fair, manly in the 1930s sense is hypermasculine by today's standards. The prancingest fucking southern dandy back then makes us all look about as tough as a pile of wet dog shit.
>>28116817It's not just Christians who get their worldview shat on in Lovecraft's mythosScientific method ain't shit when cthulhus start glibbering
>>28116876Yeah, I've only heard great thing about Conan anyway, so I suppose it's time to start reading. And I'm a sucker for good lore. And barbarians.
>>28116717NOPE FUCK THAT
>>28116744Some of the cities with cyclopean architecture could just be descriptions of skyscrapers and the vertigo they can cause people who view them.
>>28114903>SCP Employee #2351: So I guess that's procedure three eighty... four?>SCP Employee #43626: No no, that was for number two oh two. I think this one is... procedure twenty ought four.>SCP Employee #2351: Oh, yeah. *sip*>SCp employee #43626: Yeah. *sip*
>>28113720“The 3 types of terror: The Gross-out: the sight of a severed head tumbling down a flight of stairs, it's when the lights go out and something green and slimy splatters against your arm. The Horror: the unnatural, spiders the size of bears, the dead waking up and walking around, it's when the lights go out and something with claws grabs you by the arm. And the last and worse one: Terror, when you come home and notice everything you own had been taken away and replaced by an exact substitute. It's when the lights go out and you feel something behind you, you hear it, you feel its breath against your ear, but when you turn around, there's nothing there...” - Stephen KingGore might get the biggest initial reaction, but terror will last as long as you keep the suspense up.
>>28116914Bah, this thread has shown that Lovecraft was an ignorant pansy, its simply on the level of Jack Chick against the stainless steel and latex cock of SCIENCE!...Is Jack Chick still alive by the way?
>>28116926That would make sense.
>>28116911All too true.>>28116916It's also quotable as fuck. Though Conan is supposed to be terse, Howard's extensive vocabulary and literacy meant that whenever Conan DID talk it was badass as fuck.>"Call mea rude savage if you will...but I find civilized men are often less polite then barbarians, as they can be rude without having their skulls split open as a general thing."This to a noble fop who called him an ignorant barbarian.
Why does Lovecraft have to pick on Azathoth for his bad piping? He's just an amateur. What's H.P.'s problem?
>>28116825You can find tons like it on /mu/. It's good atmosphere, I guess, but nowhere near as settling as Nyarlethotep's mannerisms.
>>28116935Lovecraft, King, is this a thread for bringing up writers I have never had much fondness for? (Though Howard is not amongst that number)
>>28116952Pipes are an invention of subhuman brown people's from the Middle East.Obviously.
>>28116825the best song was sin sayabloom true end
>>28116940>>28116817Gettin a bit euphoric in here, anons.
>>28116888Right, Lovecraft was just as freaked by the rampant potential of the industrial revolution and the constant update of scientific theory as anything else. Also, Lovecraft was an atheist, possibly a follower of Classic Mythology. And most of his family members went insane and died. He was also a dirty racist opposed to the "dilution" of races via miscegenation (hence the Deep Ones), but I think that has to do more with african americans being "decultured" and "americanized" rather than JUST because they were black. He supposedly had a lot of respect for the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians. It's all about the "mental, moral and physical degeneration" with HPL.
>>28116962Fun fact: King likes Conan too.Mentions once or twice having head his stories as a kid. He also seems to follow the Howerdian "abomination with physical form must follow physical laws" rule Howard did.
>>28116914No, not really. Some of his stories portray a positive attitude towards science, like that one with the vampire creature buried below a house.
>>28116911How did Lovecraft survive without being crushed by the sheer powerlevel of all these super men surrounding him then?
>>28116684The existence of that particular entity proves everything you know wrong, it basically invalidates the very basic of your tought oprocess.Footnote: not everyone seeing an elder god went mad immediatly or went mad at all.
>>28116949This shit sounds cash. Thanks bro.>Stirred rigorouslyI certainly am, captcha
>>28116992He lived in New England and Howard lived in Texas. That probably helped.
"Howard Phillips Lovecraft, heaven knows, had a talent for writing which was of no mean proportion: only what he did with this talent was a shame, and a caution and an eldritch horror. If he'd only gotten the hell out of his aunties' attic and obtained a job with the federal writer's project of the WPA, he could have turned out guidebooks that would have been classics and joys to read forever. Only he stayed up there muffled up to the tip of his long gaunt New England chin against the cold which lay more in his heart than in his thermometer, living on 19 cents worth of beans a day, rewriting (for pennies) the crappy manuscripts of writers whose complete illiteracy would have been a boon to all mankind, ah, but life is a boon, and producing ghastly, grisly, ghoulish, and horrifying works of his own as well — of man-eating things which foraged in graveyards, of human/beastie crosses which grew beastlier and beastlier as they grew older, of gibbering Shoggoths and Elder beings which smelt real bad and were always trying to break through thresholds and take over; rugous, squamous, amorphous nasties abbetted by thin, gaunt New England eccentrics who dwelt in attics and who were eventually never seen or heard from again. Serve them damn well right, I say. In short, Howard was a twitch, boys and girls, and that's all there is to it."— Rudimentary Peni, "Twitch"
>>28113358That's what the Shadow Creature was trying to do when Link showed up.
>>28115348No one is 'afraid' of Lovecraft. At best, his stories are creepy (Pickman's Model is a good example). Additionally, >>28115384is right; if you think Lovecraft's problem was a lack of descriptors, you've clearly read very little Lovecraft or are atrocious at communicating what you actually mean. I'm reasonably confident it's both.
>>28117001Then where does all this losing sanity points by the bucketload business in CoC come from?
>>28117016Game designers misunderstanding what was going on?
Just so you guys know, Cthulhurotica is a thing.
>>28117016Shitty game design that became entrenched as a sacred cow.
>>28117032>>28117016I mean, they need a mechanic to show the inevitable spiral into madness that does happen to a lot of Chtulhu Mythos protagonists.
>>28117043Mythos protagonists are subhuman.Its weird because in RPG's the PC's are normally idealised examples of the common people.
>>28117034The coumshot out of space?
>>28116914That would hold true if suddenly up was down and left was right etcetera; but instead it amounts to some fish people surfacing and stalking the goomper protag or making him go 'insaaane' for an easy-out way to end the story.
>>28116940Somehow, yes. Unless he has died and no one has announced it.
>>28117070But that particular story was about a fish person going mad, wasn't it?
>>28117137>>28117070Yeah, the "insane" was because NO JOHN, YOU ARE THE FISHMEN.
>>28117148Which was an allegory for negro ancestry?
>>28117187Well, it's an allegory for any kind of mixed ancestry. The negro is just the most temporally relevant, but from what I read, Lovecraft was weirded out by anything which diluted the purity of whatever you are. Hence Shadow over Innsmouth and the Dunwich Horror. I get the feeling from reading he'd find it just as much a travesty if say, some cultured Ancient Greeks or Egyptians (who, while not black, would not be white in the WASP sense that Lovecraft was, by any stretch) had kids with some uncultured Americanized proto-trailer park hillbillies, as stated by >>28116975
I think part of the insanity comes from sensory overload.The smell of death and decay filling your lungs, the disgusting slapping sound of raw meat and eardrum piercing shrieks, the taste of rotten air and bile, and to top it all off, a giant throbbing abomination covered in eyes and orifices that moves in ways that cause you dizzying migraines.It's just too much shit coming at you from too many directions at the same time.
>>28117216Sounds like someone has never banged a fat chick before.
>>28116714Only the small ones are fought.
>>28117239I saw that coming when I was typing it up, and I still hate you for it.
>>28114452I once experienced what is possibly the closest thing to such a feeling as I'm likely ever to. Just pure mindfuck. I have synaesthesia of scent, so scents are translated into colours in my mind due to overlap of sensory parts of the brain or somesuch. Anyways, once went to visit my sister's apartment and there was this rich red candle on her table and the room smelled the exact same colour. Naturally I assumed the colour was due to the candle because human brain is funny like that. Then she lit the candle and it was lime green in smell.Just sat there while my brain tried to figure out what the fuck was happening for a solid twenty seconds. It simply could not comprehend what was going on.
>>28117263I don't understand your reaction image.
Weirdly enough Robert E. Howard wasn't nearly as manly as you're making him out to be either - he too was a shut-in who lived with his mother, died very shortly after she did and may or may not have had sex. Lovecraft at least married a Jew.
>>28117269It is your face as I am about to brutally sodomize you for making that terrible joke.This image more directly conveys my expression.
>>28117305>I am about to brutally sodomize you>implying that's not my fetishThat face looks a bit like a fat chick too~
>>28116940On the same level, it seems
>>28114510Keith ThompsonHe does all Del Toro's design work. All of it is that creepy.www.keiththompsonart.com/
>>28114510Whoops, sorry. I read your post as "like this", not "like that"
>>28114197God that pic is hot. I want to be horribly raped by a stunningly beautiful daemon butterfly princess now.
Ok, this thread reminded me of something I have spent years looking for, but with no success. Perhaps someone here will know something.My dad and I were once discussing Lovecraftian myths and such and he commented that somewhere he read that something slept/dwelled/whatever in, of all places, Oklahoma. And that whatever this was, it was so big and bad and terrible that Cthulu himself was scared to fuck with it. I asked him to elaborate on this thing, but that was all he could remember, no names or source.Has anyone else ever heard of something along these lines?
>>28116795And the Shoggoths made all terrestrial life accidentally.
>>28117591I shrug.I know Ithaqua the Wind Walker dwells in the Arctic circle, but don't know about anybody who slumbers in oklahoma specifically. I'd wiki walk and see if anything pops, there are a LOT of deities in the extended Mythos.
>>28116056If you cannot rightly see something, then that means you cannot see it. So, your human mind is literally incapable of perceiving these creatures. This does not mean you go mad from seeing them. At worst, it might mean that you don't understand what you see. It's confusing and shocking and once a human had managed to either escape from or kill such a creature, he'd probably be shaken or traumatised. Just how much it impacts them likely depends on the sort of person who saw the alien creature.The likely-hood of immediately going irredeemably insane upon observation of one of these creatures is extremely low, however. Brains aren't capable of just crashing like that, even when presented with truly confusing things.
>>28117591Yig, I'm pretty sure.
>>28112164You're mixing Eldar Things and the Yithians. Yithians transferred their minds from their original forms to the conical mollusc-things to escape their dying planet, and then proceeded to bodyswap with people across space and time for fun and science. Elder Things are starfish-headed aliens that arriver on Earth billions of years ago, build a vast empire using bio-engineered blobs of shape-shifting slime as slave albour, and accidentally created life as we know it on Earth when some of their biology experiements, crops or lifestock got in the wild and went feral. Eventually their slave-blobs rose up against them and ripped their heads off.
>>28113720Nyarlathotep appears in human form much more oftne than he does in a tentacled horror form, tho. And the tentacled horror form is just another of his "masks" or avatars, like the human forms. I doubt he even has a true form considering that he is supposed to literally be the soul of the Outer Gods.
I once heard of a light novel where the main character learns martial arts taught by Cthulhu. Anyone know what it is?
>>28117265This happens when my phone alarm wakes me up and I look at it for a solid five minutes trying to figure out which word says "Snooze" because they all look like improper jumbles of letters at that point even though I know it's the left one, but I hesitate and try to visually confirm.Another time I woke up and my fingers felt thick, so I stared at them, flexing slowly, trying to figure out why my body was telling me my hands were several centimeters wider than they visually appeared.
>>28115870The whole "go mad from seeing it" thing tend sto be overplayed in later adaptions, and doesn't really occur all that much in Lovecraft's own work. Hell, of the sailors that accidentally wake up Cthulhu, only one becomes a gibbering wreck, and even that is not so much due to looking at Cthulhu and immediately goign made and more due to the stress of being chased by a mile-high monster that by all right should nt and could not be able to exist. The other survivor gets seriosuly traumatised by the experience, but is still able to function. The only case of really going mad from just glimpsing something is one of the survivors in "the Mountains of Madness", who gets a look at the thing beyond the mountains (confirmed by HPL to be one of the Great Old Ones), which is enough to push his already traumatized mind over the edge. Mmost people who encounter Eldritch horrors in Lovecraft's writings end up traumatized from seeing impossible thigns their mind struggles to comprehend and having their world view shattered (but don't immediately turn into gibbering madmen),which seems like a pretty reasonable response. If people get PTSD from being involved in a nasty accident, you bet they'd get from running into an incomprehensible horror from beyond stars.
>>28117591Sounds like the Mound.Where formless Tsathoggua and his worse-than-formless spawn dwell in black litten N'kai, beneath red litten Yoth, beneath blue litten K'n-yan.
>>28118137Deer-in-the-headlights is a far more realistic reaction and the one most likely to get you killed unless you're lucky. The brain encounters a situation so outside of its projections that it simply shuts out all potential responses and waits for a familiar landmark to react to.
>>28118200Of course, part of the problem is that so many people think collapsing into a gibbering wreck is the only option upon hitting 0 SAN.In a way, your Sanity score is how much you are in tune with the beliefs and morality of modern society. At 0 SAN, you now know that what you've been told your whole life is a harmful lie, worse than pointless.What you do with this knowledge? That's up to you.Many 0 SAN people realise, "hey, good and evil are merely words. These things offer actual power, and there's no horrific fate awaiting me if I help them out, or at least no horrific fate worse than that which is already awaiting me." and boom, you've got a cultist.Others might realise the inhumanity of what they're facing, and the sheer power of it, justifies any extreme towards the goal of keeping humanity safe. Torture and murder are not only justifiable. Mass murder is justifiable. And the most sensible option.
>>28117616>Lovecraft made Africans the product of horrifying black tar monstersSUBTLE
>>28118757Everyone's the product of those self-same tar monsters.Well, more their source in actual fact.All of humanity was made for food, or as a joke, or by accident.The point is we're not special, we have no greater purpose. We simply are.
This thread fucking exploded overnight.
Think about it, almost none of the protagonists in lovecrafts stories turn into gibbering wrecks. Some call themselves crazy, some are institutionalized but they're all telling their story. And its not seeing the monster that words have trouble describing accurately (partially due to alienness but, again think about it, mostly due to fucking panic), it is the implication of seeing the monster that comes after.You find out your great uncle wasnt mauled by a bear in his own attic, you find out all the weird shit about seeing things through mirrors and prisms wasnt all crazy. Then you find out that the rabid flying turbo-shark that travels through time actually lives in EVERY 90 degree angle in you house and is now looking for you.Having a nervous breakdown because you know for a fact that the inside of every corner is a portal through which an interdimensional hitman can arrive is perfectly resonable. As is having trouble describing said hitman which inhabits more dimensions than the 3/4 you can percieve (and perhaps only partially inhabits your set).The insanity part comes alot from, as someone mentioned, the later adaptations and the RPG. The a mechanic to handle the stress of monster hunting that got overplayed to silly levels, and authors getting hung up, on not the protagonist, but the sailor who hung out with him on that horrible ride.Well that, and its a resonable reaction for people to think you are crazy when you inist you are being hunted by a timeless hound and must spend your days in a spherical room lest it get you.Hell most things people do in horror, that doesn't get them killed right away, is considered at the very least extreme behavior by people who aren't briefed on the situation.
>>28119448Yeah, people go insane in Lovecraft far less often then the game would have you believe. And when they do it's more of a crippling depression rather than the gibbering insanity people like to envision.Besides there's still some badasses in Lovecraft. I mean Randolph Carter went through some serious shit and he still basically told Nyarlothotep and Hastur to go fuck themselves and then did a triple barrel somersault into deep space so he could teleport back to earth while flipping off Azathoth. He could also speak with cats and his best friend was a flesh eating ghoul. And that's before he had tea with Yog-Sothoth and became a time traveler.There's also Professor Armitage who at the age of 70 climbed a mountain and then fought off the giant invisible son of Yog-Sothoth with nothing but a blowgun, two friends, and a few pieces of paper.
>>28116608If they really believe that, then they're not Christians, they're Deists.Christians believe God will help you if you sincerely ask him. Deists believe God created the world and promptly fucked off to parts unknown.
>>28117064She?The Poon that came to Sarnath?The Sluts in the Walls?The Unlayable?The Balls of Cthulhu?At the Mountains of Madness? (the mountains are breasts)Pickman's Model?
>>28119625I agree. I believe that the Protestant between the two of them thinks this largely because once he WAS in a situation where he sincerely asked God for help, and got nothing from it.He's a fairly cynical fellow now.
>>28114197>Mass EffectI'm pretty sure that thing never appeared in any Mass Effect game.
>hear about this>learn it's a ghostwritten parody>buy it>read it>get mad anywayhttp://www.amazon.com/Awoken-Serra-Elinsen/dp/1491268727
>>28119682> Its concept art that never got into the game>Take a look at the gun>Google images would have let you find the source.>It must be hard being fucking retarded
>>28119725>It must be hard being fucking retardedGood thing I'm not retarded then.
After this thread, I've come to the conclusion that the lovecraft-verse is kinda... boring. There's massive horrors from incomprehensible origin that exist seemingly to just fuck around. Humans are jokes/pawns/irrelevantThere is no hope of destroying these great evils and you might not want to anyway.So the exciting stuff comes from the mystery and investigations, but discussion about mystery is the very thing that ruins it.
>>28119832>Humans are jokes/pawns/irrelevantEh not necessarily. We just gotta start reverse engineering all the badass alien technology that keeps getting left on Earth. See how Cthulhu likes it when we travel back in time using Great Race tech and blast R'yleh off the face of the planet with Mi-Go weapons.Plus the humans in the Dreamlands are pretty badass.
>>28119745Well then I guess you have no excuse.
>>28119832An important thing to note is that they're not evil. They just are. They destroy us not because they hate us, but because we don't even register to them as important or even sapient.As you say, humanity doesn't matter, in the big picture. But investigators don't look at the big picture. We want to protect our existance, we want to live to see tommorow.Some of the entities, the small and the most human, can be dealt with, with guns and other weaponry. Many of them don't wish to be seen as they consider us rather backwards, in that we still care about things like morality.Of course, the real threat, the real danger arn't these creatures. But the cultists. You see, humanity doesn't matter to these creatures. But the cultists, they think they can change that. They think that by attracting their attention, by proving themselves useful, they can make deals.They're like Cargo cultists, seeking manna from heaven by building air strips. And rarely, if they're very very unlucky. They succeed.That's what investigators are for. If nothing else than to protect our loved ones, we go out into the night to stop some idiot making deals with horrific monsters, or attempting to raise up something they cannot put down.
God is real, and he doesn't care.He can't care, he's deaf, dumb (Both meaning), and blind.
>>28111981>What is the most horrifying thing in the Lovecraft universe and why?That it has become a staple of nerd culture.
>>28124245Pretty much. The worst part is most of these "lol chthuhlhu woow so scary lol :D" faggots haven't even read Lovecraft.
>>28116181The statues were brought with Cthulhu, not made on earth.
>>28116916The Conan series are classics. I'd pick up his El Borak series too - about a Texan gunslinger who runs in the rugged hills of Afghanistan in the late 19th century and a brief foray into Arabia into the 20th here and there.I'd consider REH and Harold Lamb to be the primary inspirations of my writing style. If you know it from another thread, I'm mister purple proseActually go look up Harold Lamb's Iron Men and Saints + Flame of Islam (Crusades) or his book on Tamerlane and Genghis Khan.
>>28127192Meant to add more. Harold Lamb is fantastic, guy knew English, French, Latin, Arabic, Persian, was a screenwriter and technical advisor for a 1930s film of the Crusades.The Flame of Islam and Iron Men and Saints, as well as his other historical biographies are this curious marriage of historical tome and adventurous narrative. I suddenly realized a few seconds ago it's almost like a modern day Herodotus or Thucydides or the like in how it tells you history while reading like a novel.What I particularly admire is that this author of the turn of the century deals with his characters more evenhandedly, respectfully and realistically than most modern and hyper partisan authors do. He doesn't demonize the Crusaders and lionize the Saracens or vice versa, you sympathize and root for Saladin or Baibars as well as Godfrey of Boullion or Raymond IV or Baldwin. Nobody is a 2d caraciture.
The main thing people don't really seem to understand about the basic idea of Lovecraft horror is it's pretty much "Something that makes no sense to you is going to kill you."It isn't the monsters that drive you insane or anything its the lack of logic. Humans at some basic level want to think humanity will eventually reason out a way to survive even if they die on the attempt they want to think their children or their children's children will at some point win.Lovecraft horror is tossing something that is a total OCP at them. Something that no human can logically figure out how to beat. Thing is unlike say particle decay or Entropy it has a chance of killing everything you know and love at any time. You can't see it or understand it or stop it you can't even understand it.Issue is the lowest common denominatorgot a hold of it and now it is "lol you go crazy"
>>28116876I've read all of the REH stories but none of the comics. Recommendations?
>>28127376Well that and we've been desensitized to pretty much everything that Lovecraft found terrifying. I mean one of his stories has "ZOMG YOU HAVE A NEGRO ANCESTOR" as its horrifying revelation. And we're supposed to agree that this is worth going insane over.
>>28127711Yeah. That's why in modern day it's best to turn it up a bit and by a bit I mean a lot.
>>28127711That and it was less negro and more "Ancient monster that lives underwater."I could see someone losing it over that. Though the subtext makes it hilarious.
>>28127923You are aware the guy you're responding to isn't talking about Shadow over Innsmouth right?
I always wanted to ask this question.What would an elder being do if it discovered we where sentient? What would it do? Would it even care?Or what if one just randomly decided that humanity has something going for it. Something worth paying attention to.Gaining some obsession with humanity.
>>28116701>"FUCK THIS STUFF IS EVIL! I BET NIGGERS DID THIS!"
>>28129265love that gif, ricky was bout to get left hanging on the high 5. so funny
>>28115870Actually, most of the 'mad' charicters are fairly functional, if fairly suicidal. They could have PTSD, which is a fairly reasonable thing to get when your friend is posessed by an evil wizard ghost and you have to shoot him five times before he finally stays down.
>>28116734One guy blew up Yog-Soggoth's son with a rocket launcher. That's the definition of hero right there.Also, Jack Manley, from that parody story lovecraft wrote.
>>28127923I'm not talking about "The Shadow over Innsmouth" this one's "Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and his Family" aka "The White Ape".>The two particulars in question are these: the arms on the golden locket about the creature’s neck were the Jermyn arms, and the jocose suggestion of M. Verhaeren about a certain resemblance as connected with the shrivelled face applied with vivid, ghastly, and unnatural horror to none other than the sensitive Arthur Jermyn, great-great-great-grandson of Sir Wade Jermyn and an unknown wife. Members of the Royal Anthropological Institute burned the thing and threw the locket into a well, and some of them do not admit that Arthur Jermyn ever existed.Not only did the guy go insane and burn himself to death along with his mansion, but his peers refused to acknowledge he even existed after learning of his negro heritage. Pretty harsh.
>>28128491We are to elder beings as bacteria are to us.When they kill us, it isn't intentional, or even noticed. They just dump cleaning fluid on the surface we're daftly frolicking around on.If we were to be noticed by one, all we would appear as is a smelly filament on their kitchen counter.
>>28129265>Your sense of humor in turn makes me feel humorous...
>>28129799I forgot that existed lol.
>>28128491Many of them know we're sentient, they just don't care. We're not the first sentient life to appear on this planet and we won't be the last. They care about us the same way a slash and burn developer cares about the ecosystem of the amazon. We're just in their way.
>>28129613>>28127711That I'll agree too. Not just because Lovecraft's style of "Cosmic Horror" is ubiquitous, but, just we tend to experience in general way more creepy or freaky stuff, and we also know and accept the human mind is way more resilent than some of lovecraft's protagonists are, and than the style of CoC games, though I can't really think of a better way to make the spiral into death and despair which does happen in HPL works than with a mechanic like SAN deliberately stilted to slowly destroy the character. Otherwise the broadest denominator would just be like "meh, whatever, doesn't bother me". Personally, in a /tg/ state of mind, I prefer a style more like Eclipse Phase, where "Lucidity" is basically a mental "health" stat (though much harder and more time consuming to fix than cuts and bruises). As your LUC degrades, you have a harder time functioning (same as taking physical damage) and gaining short-term derangements or permanent disorders. And even at 0 LUC, you only go into a kind of Fugue state until you get back about zero. You don't go incurably insane until you hit twice your Lucidity value, which is your insanity rating, and probably requires your character to be in a situation where some kind of superintelligent alien monstrosity is actively trying to destroy your mind.
>>28116873Becase board musical projects are fun? http://youtu.be/fr7u1tWsGBkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mrm9fQLNO0http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC7DHfyMKFohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUyNEIsJ7Tkhttp://youtu.be/eJAWGjnT-_A
>>28117883I disagree.There are people that go blind after witnessing intense, real life brutality. Imagine seeing a screaming, gibbering creature that is warped and then tears the head off a baby, eating it with its many mouths that are all actually one mouth.If people can go blind over a few war crimes, I'm sure they can go mad seeing something like that.
>>28116883>Hurp derp, there are "gods" besides God, all is doomed.But in Lovecraft's stories the God is Azathoth.
>>28128491Part of me wonders if that's the purpose of the Deep Ones.Maybe one of Cthulhu's kin saw the pale scuttling creations of their enemy and took pity on our ancestors. And so decided to uplift us.The Deep Ones are designed to interbreed with us, to gradually make us immortal, able to survive on far more than the isolated reaches we dwell on, and able to understand the universe.
>mfw Lovecraft threadI'll just leave this here.http://www.lapetiteclaudine.com/archives/011196.html
>>28136219Nope. It even specified in the Call of Cthulhu that the Deep Ones came to Earth with the dark wizard god himself to escape the wrath of the Elder Gods and had no intention of helping anyone except their own. Remember, they came to our world at the very beginning of our evolutionary process and didn't all of jack shit to help us out. They built mighty cities during the Age of Conan the Barbarian and had some contact with humans but ultimately they left us alone to our own devices. They see us as nothing more than potential slaves and a food source.
>>28136281>http://www.lapetiteclaudine.com/archives/011196.htmlThats something interesting. I like the idea of jotting down fragments like this and then leaving them open to others. That reminds me I have a question, and I'm sorry if this is derailing anything but I'm trying to develop a story and world (and some gameplay elements) for a game I'm working on. Would /tg/ be the right place to discuss that sort of stuff? I'm at the point where I understand the core gameplay I'm trying to make and I'm learning the engine I will be using but I will eventually need help designing attacks and variations of them.
>>28118200>>28118630so much this