Here is an incredibly dumb but potentially fun little question:How would you take the basic premise behind H.P. Lovecraft's story "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" and turn it on its head? If you planned on setting a game in the town of Innsmouth, Massachusetts and wanted it to be a light, bright summertime romp instead of a dark, dangerous flight for survival, how would you go about it? The travel season is upon us, after all, and quaint little coast towns with their quirky histories have long been favorite vacation destinations for more landlocked New Englanders.Again, this is an incredibly dumb idea, but one that might provide a thread's worth of fun.
Go look up "The Miskatonic".
>>47642451Don't know, but stealing this for my coming up DTD game. More Weird shit for the Weird shit god!
>>47642460Thanks for the suggestion.
>>47642451Humans make contact with Dagon in a boat in the sea near Innsmouth, but instead of weird cult things happening, a successful trade of technology and resources occurs. Innsmouth quickly becomes a bustling trade city, specializing in the sale of Deep One technology. Massive tide pools are created for the purpose of communicating with the Speaker for Dagon and Deep One ambassadors. When it is discovered that Deep One and human offspring are fertile, a new race of Human-Deep One hybrids are created. With the help of new technology, humanity enters a golden age greater than any seen before.
>>47642549The immortality thing is a plus too.
>>47642451Sounds like Monster High, a kid's cartoon.
I live in a small New England sea coast town. Let me break it down for you. Here, we thrive on tourists. Back in the day, there was a bit more of the hissing at outsiders. But now our towns economy does need it. Everyone knows each other here, so when a few tourists show up, we mostly just continue normally because they're here to see how quaint we are and swim and go to the beach. We don't talk differently around them, because we already talk in an occluded manner and we don't need to change because some people who think we're simple have shown up. We have bonfires on the beach most weekends, but we typically don't let tourists come, because it's private and we're doing our thing. A few times people have invited hotties to come dance and play, but it typically sucks because they're so basic and don't understand what game we're playing. It changes the dynamic in a not very fun sort of way, but if they're hot enough we're in. Typically we pretend we're going to bed around 8 or 9 because all the stores close at 6. The worst is when we think we've shaken them, and then they show up anyway. I'm always surprised by how they miss our hostility
>>47643655So... don't go to New England?
>>47643701What? No, it's pretty here. We'll make fun of you sometimes but it's all good. We like music and each other. It's fun if you can prove you're awesome, don't ask too many weird questions, and manage to get invited to the right parties
>>47642549>>47643655So with this in mind, maybe the Deep Ones wouldn't be obvious. Hybrids go about their days normally as tourists do whatever they do, but if you're cool or pretty enough to go to a bonfire, that's when you see the weird shit.
>>47643784Right. The reason why the protagonist in Innsmouth got poor treatment is that he spent literally the whole day asking the town drunk about secret stuff, and then stayed the night.
>>47642549Someone made the connection that the Deep Ones are essentially underwater elves. They're an ancient race with specialized crafts and technologies, and can become functionally immortal.However, they still see the value in cross-breeding and incorporating new blood and cultures into their own to keep it from becoming stagnant, so they establish communication with humans and form cross-breeds and Innsmouth lineages, analogous to half-elves in that they many times combine the best of both races.Sometimes Lovecraft stories are pretty easy to turn on their heads because Lovecraft's only stake in why the antagonists are the antagonists is because they're creepy and different. I mean, many times these monsters eat people and are murderous and stuff, but it seems the Deep Ones are only really concerned with themselves and share some generous benefits with those whom they deal with.
>>47643911Considering he found humans of different races frightening, maybe Deep Ones aren't all that creepy and alien to modern sensibilities.
>>47642451You know how in the last few lines of Shadow Over Innsmouth the protagonist seems to accept his true nature as a Deep One and plans on breaking his cousin out of a mental asylum so they can return "home"? Make it so the PCs are at that same level of insanity/Deep One transition so that all of the things that would normally be strange or horrifying about the town are familiar and enjoyable.
>>47642451Probably make a fish out of water comedy about a young man who moves into a new town, wins over the hearts of the somewhat discomforting locals and sparks a romance with an ugly-cute local gal who really loves the sea.
>>47643911I like that.Keep them slightly mysterious though.From what people have managed to put together, and holy fuck it's not easy to put things together with the language and cultural barriers, they worship Dagon as a sort of ultimate ancestor spirit.They are Spawn of Dagon in a spiritual sense and, assuming Dagon was one of them back in the day, probably biologically also at this point.They are innately good with technology despite living under water and therefore having no ability to develop technology of their own.A thing that happens sometimes is that someone's radio will fuck up and they can't fix it. So they leave it near one of the deep rock pools at dusk for when the tide comes in. They also leave a double bacon cheese burger and two portions of fries next to it as payment. When the tide goes out next time a fully functioning radio will be there wrapped in old food wrappers.They hybrids either end up as nearly fully human with a bit of fish in them or nearly total fish with a bit of human in them.Presumably they live in the deep water on the other side of the reef. If the tide is high on the night of a full moon you can hear them singing.
>>47643952With /tg/'s preoccupation with fucking what's normally considered unfuckable, and /d/'s existence, there's probably people out there who'd fuck the creature from the Black Lagoon, so whatever a Deep One looks like they're probably solid if they can reach those freaks.But, yeah, one Lovecraft story's "horrifying" conclusion is that a guy's wife was secretly black and could pass for white. I mean, she was also a witch, but she was cursing the southern antebellum family that was kind of keeping her own family in literal chains and torture. Even if that wasn't justifiable, those are some perfectly understandable reasons. And, I mean, passing as white is preferable to living as black for the very reasons Lovecraft found it so shocking, it sucks living as a black person.
>>47644028The way the "Innsmouth Look" worked was that it got progressively more fishlike as the person aged. Kids could be born perfectly human, but develop the fish features later on. Some never actually went full fish, or even developed fishy traits at all, and spent their time above the water in the town. Some were even amphibious for a time, heading in and out of the water as they want, though most became aquatic as they hit the ocean.Still, some get stuck in various stages or even revert back to previous stages, as the "half" part was an imperfect mix and took differently in some individuals. Some Deep Ones breeding in the deep might have even had kids who needed to live on land, the human bits of either producing an offspring more human than Deep One.But for the most part they had a baseline "normal" even if exceptions were uncommon, which was usually being born human and turning fishy with age, eventually becoming a full Deep One in appearance. What surprised me is that exceptions are tolerated, and even cared for or given a place in society. Lovecraft, of course, though deformity was spooky and evil, so he often had the bad guys be diverse and tolerant of deviation, but in the context of the Deep Ones it makes them look downright hospitable and accommodating. Can't breathe water and join us down there? Don't worry, we'll make sure everyone's cared for up on land.
>>47643911>>47643952Well, as far as Mythos entities go, the Deep Ones were pretty allright. Sure, they have a weird fashination with breeding with humans, but even then they don't force themselves on humans, but set up a mutually beneficial relationship, with the the Deep Ones helping fishermen and giving out treausers they've collected from the bottom of the ocean in exchange for being able to mate with humans. Sure, they may also want human sacrifices for Dagon, but even then they're clearly civilized enough to deal with humans, rather than just raping and pillaging stuff.
>>47644170Do we want to stick with that?It could be that the longer they spend on land the more they stay human, albeit with a bit of fishness about them.The more they are exposed to salt water the more fish they turn.Different people turn at different speeds. For some they can go from human to fish in six months. For others is an agonizingly slow process of decades.Sort of like in Lord of the Rings how half-elves could choose what they were. But uglier and with more fish.Some times some of the really old fuckers have gone fish, lived as a fish for a good long while, decided they miss trees and shit and turned back into a human. They stand out a shit load even after they finish turning as the last time they walked as a man was back in 1747.
>>47644298Well, if you want a sympathetic take on Deep Ones, and perhaps a novel version of elves for your setting.Sea Elves are occasionally a thing, but having those on ships and the surface being the equivalent of half elves makes it a bit more novel, while the Deep Ones proper spend their time underwater.>>47644327Possibly. There could very well be a spiritual component if we're taking this into the fantasy realm, and so one makes the conscious/unconscious choice to join or not join, or to return or stay. Though choice itself seems kind of odd for it, a bit sue-ish.If the setting is going to have a PC race, have them be kind of fishy and half-Deep One, and have it be that land-dwelling hybrids are pretty common, and only after a few generations do the Deep One traits take, so there's a sizeable number of land-bound or partially amphibious human hybrids for PC choice.
You have to remember that the horror in The Shadow over Innsmouth isn't just racism, fear of miscegenation and good old "fuck smelly poors" (look at Horror of Red Hook for more of that) on Lovecraft's part but also plain fear of intercourse. It's not just "and these women are having sex with nig--- DEEP ONES to get GOLD", it's "and PEOPLE are having SEX." Lovecraft barely touched his wife during his marriage because he was revolted by the very concept.
It could be that the sleepy and quaint seaside town is in the height of tourist season.People come from many places due to the low prices, cheap bear and sandy beach. Families, collage students, old people and other types of tourists.Not many, because other than beer and beach it's quite boring and out of the way but the selection is wide.Then grizzly murders start to happen. People properly torn up and dismembered. Men, women and children with no distinction hacked apart or shot repeatedly.And strange thing have been seen on the beech and in the surf. Shambling shapes of inhuman silhouette in the black of night with bright yellow eyes.Eventually they start shambling into town and wrecking property.Turns out that some "adventurers" have been going around killing the half-breeds. The Deep Ones are fucking pissed that people are killing their family and are coming up to take matters into their own webbed hands.
>Sailor's TraditionsThose who traverse the sea are a superstitious lot, and for good reason, the sea is a fickle and cruel mistress. Various rituals have been developed to try and appease the sea, or at least appeal to those beings who might dwell within it.Sailors have been known to make two identical ceramic, wooden, or brass tokens, usually inscribed with their name and the holy symbol of their patron deity. One they keep around their necks or an item of value of theirs they take with them, and the other they place with a generous offering at low tide in very specific places around the coastlines. Should the sailor die at sea, a few days later his token might appear on the doorstep of his family or closest relation. Some have said that these tokens are brought by a shambling man who stinks of seawater and who is dressed in a thick, heavy coat. A few claim to have spoken with this figure or figures and, while they speak in a guttural or gurgling way, they show politeness and can teach you a few things about the sea others might not know, though they often excuse themselves shortly and leave with the high tide.
>>47644440Lovecraft sounds like a terrible autist who looks at normal people the way we look at his Elder Ones.
>>47644876>Lovecraft sounds like a terrible autistHe was. Half of the people in his stories are driven mad because 'math is confusing' or 'holy shit that thing is goddamn enormous.'He was the shittiest kind of autist imaginable, and it's only when they're taken out of context that his stories are rad.
>>47644876>Lovecraft sounds like a terrible autistSometimes it takes terrible autism to create amazing settings.Tolkien was so autistic he put his wife's elvish name on her tombstone even after she begged him for years not to.
>>47642451A Cthullhu mythos parody where you apply the "misunderstood because they're different" cliché to the monsters and have them be mostly harmless, would be pretty fun. I mean, Lovecraft has some goofy shit.
>>47644876And yet he was friends with, of all people, Robert E. Howard, who could not possibly have loved sex more. The two even read each others' stories and put little references to each others' mythoi in their own stories.Figure that one out.
>>47645000>Tolkien was so autistic he put his wife's elvish name on her tombstoneAww.>even after she begged him for years not to.Oh.
>>47644440The whole thing about Lovecraft being disqusted by sex is likely nothing but a myth. His wife did state that he did perform his "maritial duties" satisfactorily. Although he doesn't appear to have been particularly interested in sex and sexuality.
>>47642451I'd say have the town of innsmouth become famous for the fishmen. Like set it in the modern day and have there be a "Dragon's theme park" or a seafood festival or something.As for an adventure? Maybe have shogoths trying to break into set up their own rival park/festival and it's up to the players to stop them from ruining summer break.
>>47645007I'd actually play it more straight, where people act like people, some of the creatures are more animalistic and dangerous than others, but a good deal of the greater shit out there is either uncaringly neutral or actually is evil and terrible.Sentient races can act somewhat differently because they might have come to a "Golden Rule" kind of understanding; that the universe might be uncaringly terrifying, but they don't, and they can work it out with other races easily enough.
>>47642451Turning it Deep Ones into waifu-bait like pic related would go a long way.OR make Lovecraft into a Nyarko setting, toning down some of the WTF JAPAN
>>47645390Skullgirls did that with Minette.She's from a place called "Little Innsmouth."
>>47645013>Conan is canon in LovecraftI've always loved this and it's sad e we don't see it much today. I guess because Paradox still has the Conan rights.>you will never see the murderous spirit of Conan turn up in the Laundry Files as a Black Chamber assassin
>>47645013Sometimes it takes an open mind to realize that Marshmallow Fluff and Peanut butter can't just exist on the same bit of bread, they can compliment each other.One of the most fucking funny stories I ever read was a Round Robin story involving Lovecraft and Howard done for a Sci-fi magazine.I can't remember the name of it right now, but it was 6 chapters, Lovecraft did 3, in which the character was abducted by aliens and turned into a primordial ooze monster, his mind rent by the horror of it and oh shit nigga, the Aliens are talking to me.And then Howard sits down at the type writer.And the character decides 'Man, know what, my body was just a frame for the mind, which is perfectly fine right? Besides, look at my awesome new psudopods, BITCHIN', the Old Gods tell him he's basically been abducted because they need a warrior bad ass from another planet, they thrust an alien gun into his hands and tell him to go fight a Warlord-alien from another race, Doom Guy style.The characters reaction? FUCK YEAH, LETS DO THIS SHIT.And the other 2 writers just fuckin' run with it, last chapter has him as the Shoggoth King of an entire planet.And apparently Lovecraft laughed his ass off at the whole thing and thought it was amazing.It really is amazing how two entirely different people can be so warm towards each other, I'd give anything to have been a fly on the wall in the room where that friendship was formed.
>>47645474>Conan is canon in LovecraftMore the other way around, actually. Many of the mad sorcerer-kings or blasphemous cults that Conan dispatches are worshiping entities from Lovecraft works.
>>47645142Imagine Lovecraft having sex.Lights off, the moon leaves a single beam through the slightly opened curtains, highlighting his entirely neutral and emotionless face as he thrusts away mechanically.
>>47645007Aside from the goofiness, that's pretty much what happens in Mountains of Madness. The Antarctic expedion unearths some strange mummified creatures in the ice, and next morning they find the things gone and one of their team members (and a dog) disembowled.From the perspective of the Elder Things, they wake up from hibernation sight-receptor to face with strange bilaterally symmetrical creatures that appear hostile, kill them for self-defence, and disect them to learn about their anatomy before trying to figure out their way back home.As the human researchers follow their tracks, they find the ruined city of the Elder Things and learn about their culture, ending with a suprizingly un-Lovecraftian conclusion that despite their different appearance, the Elder Things were not so different from them, and despite their strange appearance were scientists and people. Had they not been killed by the Shoggoths, the humans and the Elder Things could've probably gotten along fine once everybody got over the initial misunderstandings and weirding out about each others' appearance.
>>47642451The first things the narrator discovers about Innsmouth in the story is that the town has been in a long downward-spiral and the townsfolk have grown surly, mean-spirited and "ugly." All this, of course, is a result of the townsfolk breeding with the Deep Ones, but if the Deep Ones in this "sunny scenario" are not the evil corruptors that Lovecraft envisioned then the town will never have fallen to ruin and the people will have remained friendly and cheerful, if outlandish looking. My big question is, are they still secretive about their fishy benefactors and ancestors, or are they open about the existence of the Deep Ones? Have scholars and scientists from that bright, burning beacon of learning Miskatonic University come to speak with and study them? Is an entire "Bizarro-Mythos" in play here?
>>47645638>bizarro mythosFucking fund it!
The reason Lovecraft's monsters had power was because of their impossible, unknowable, and incomprehensible nature.The thing is though, humans are really really good at figuring shit out and adapting to change. We do some new math, you give us a generation or two to get used to it, and Lovecraft's impossible, unknowable entities just become another part of life.Also we'd all totally bang a cute DTF fishgirl like >>47642451 or >>47645007
>>47645599Best part of that entire book was the fact it proves that Lovecraft wasn't just the foam-at-the-mouth-nigger-hater that people try to depict him as these days.>After all, they were not evil things of their kind. They were the men of another age and another order of being [...] They had not been even savages—for what indeed had they done? [...] God, what intelligence and persistence! What a facing of the incredible, just as those carven kinsmen and forbears had faced things only a little less incredible! Radiates, vegetables, monstrosities, star spawn — whatever they had been, they were men! The thing about Lovecraft is that while there are things beyond comprehension and humanity is in the dark, there are those who follow these beasts that would ruin the world for their own power and prestige, or simply out of apathy.But not all monsters hate humanity (Just most) and now and then man rises to the challenge, as in The Shunned House, where a pair of Bad ass motherfuckers take out an abomination with acid and flamethrowers.There is hope, not much, but it is the hang on by your fingers and maybe somewhere below there's a ledge in the unknown abyss, you just need to feel it out with your feet and pray its there.
>>47645638>"Bizarro-Mythos">bright, burning beacon of learning Miskatonic University>friendly and cheerful, if outlandish lookingI love it.
>>47645649Wouldn't Bizarro Mythos basically be Pulp Sci-fi, where humanity has done something to not only gain the attention of the Old Gods, but their fear, pushing them back from our world one step at a time, bringing the light of knowledge to the dark places of the world?
>>47645638I imagine they'd still be a bit secretive of the situation, if only to respect people's privacy. Having people come by to enjoy the cheap beer and beaches is a lot more fun than gawkers come to peep in on the 'freakshow'. A little flirty mystery never hurt anybody anyway. Persistent and energetic people who want to know will eventually get invited to the right party, and pushy jerks will probably leave frustrated.
>>47645745>1940s rolls around>Humanity invents the Atomic Bomb>All the Horrors of the 'verse shudder for a moment as they watch what humanity is willing to do to its own without a moments hesitation, cracking the atom>And oh christ they're building more>Wait, what's a large hadron colli-oh shitting christ why would you do that, this isn't 'Nam humanity, there are fucking rules!>And carefully they edge back from the world, like you would a man with a sawn off shotgun in a very small elevator.
The closest thing I have to cute fishies are a few cute mermaids...
>>47645817Post what you can.
Okay here's my pitch for this flick: a brother and sister are spending the summer in Innsmouth for [reason].The brother, who is the streotypical reedy, nerdy Lovecraft protagonist, has the standard Innsmouth plot, investigating shit and freaking out cause "oh god, they're fish people!"Meanwhile the sister's plot is a light-hearted rom-com about her falling for a local fish girl
>>47645920So... Gravity Falls on the East Coast then?
>>47645963>Pacifica as the heir of the Order of DagonThis pleases my erection.
>>47645920Why is the sister a lesbian? Further, why would a fish person be lesbian? Fish can't into same sex relationships, unless it's a clown fish that would just become a man then.
>>47645987You said it! Why, why, why!>Gender-swapping deep ones.
>>47645684A lot of Lovecraft's more sympathetic and less nigger-hating works were after he moved out of Boston to New York, and started hanging out with more people. After that, it's when I feel his horror really comes into its own. The Color Out of Space is a work of horror that's genuinely unnerved me, and it's raceless in characterization really lends it that otherworldly feeling towards the color itself.At the Mountains of Madness is perhaps one of his best known works, not just because it's longer, but because it paints a huge picture of a sympathetic people, and even still managed to get some of that distilled, terrible otherworldliness Lovecraft is known for onto the page.Lovecraft was probably very much a racist in as much as a skinny, frightful nerd can be, and his early works are so dripping with it that it's pretty inexcusable, but he mellowed out as he got older, more experienced, and matured. There's Lovecraft apologists and people who paint him as a vehement racist, but the true picture is perhaps a much more nuanced, complicated, and uniquely human image than what he's made out to be. How we reconcile that as fans of his literature reflects on ourselves, but I choose to see much what you got at in your own post; racist, writer, fearful nerd, buds with literary greats... Whatever he had been, Lovecraft was a man.>>47645717I imagine Miskatonic is much as it was, but in this instance it's just a tad bit comically inept because it's a little stuck up in the scholarly, gentlemanly view of things, an institution that is colored by its own cultural biases enough to miss a few important details or dismiss many "silly" ideas out of hand.
>>47643952>maybe Deep Ones aren't all that creepy and alien to modern sensibilities.They're a matriarchy, as far as I recall.
>>47646120Except Dagon is their main Diety, and he's their father. True Hydra is also important.
>>47644951> Half of the people in his stories are driven mad because 'math is confusing' or 'holy shit that thing is goddamn enormous.'that's more of a dereleth thing, people who go mad in lovecraft's stories tend to just have PTSD, and for very good reason
>>47646070He grew up with a ridiculously sheltered childhood, with very little human contact. His mother basically told him on her deathbed that "Oh, by the way, we're not filthy rich anymore. Enjoy poverty!"Even in his correspondence with other authors (Howard, Smith, etc.), he was the frequent target of loving but not inaccurate mockery for his xenophobic attitudes. I don't remember the exact wording, but one such letter said something along the lines of "One of these days, Howard, you're going to sit down and have an actual goddamn conversation with a Jewish person, and you're going to learn that they're pretty cool."If this were a comedy, the camera would cut from the incredulous look of dismissal on Lovecraft's face to his wedding with a Jewish immigrant.
>>47645920>>47645963It's not as if that would be much of a stretch.
>>47646287>>47646331We have different definitions of "Cute" it would seem.
>>47645987>why would a fish person be lesbian?they're already used to everything smelling like fish
>>47646408Everything is cute in context.
>>47646408For every little mermaid there's an Ursula.The tribal/social differences between the different merms could be a plot point, it's a classic.
>>47646227One of those apocryphal anecdotes says that Lovecraft was on an anti-Semitic rant once when his wife calmly taps him on the shoulder and informs him that she is, in fact, Jewish. Without missing a beat, he tells her that she's not Jewish, she's a Lovecraft.
>>47645717>>47646070I think that the "Bizzaro-Mythos" difference with Miskatonic University is that the eldritch discoveries and otherworldly extracurricular activities of its faculty and student body cause more happy accidents than abominable horrors and, as you say, are played for comedy. They would be that school of arts and sciences that's well respected and has produced a lot of scholarship and advancement in the understanding of Things Older Than We, but that is none he less still full of cooks, crackpots and stuffed shirts.And, Innsmouth becomes the big local summer-break destination for the student body, of course.
>>47646561I imagine sending your half-human offspring to study at Miskatonic is the Deep One equivalent of Americans sending their kids to Oxford. It's supposed to prestigious, and those surface worlders are mostly okay, but couldn't they have gone to Sharkvard or Whale instead?
>>47646500That is bizarrely heartwarming, if you look at it a certain way.He didn't even consider applying all the sterotypes to her or going 'well you're one of the good ones'Just "You my wife woman, you don't think this shit applies to you do you?"
>>47645798>1940s rolls around>Humanity invents the Atomic Bomb>All the Horrors of the 'verse shudder for a moment as they watch what humanity is willing to do to its own without a moments hesitation, cracking the atom>And oh christ they're building more
>>47646654I'm not sure that I find it heartwarming: after all, he was outright denying her identity and replacing it with one of his own choosing. But it goes to show that like >>47646070 says, Lovecraft was a man, complex and sometimes irrational but more than just a Stormfront stereotype.
>>47646683It'd be the equivalent of if we woke up one day to discover that overnight ants had built a single giant ant city directly over Greenland, filled with tiny ant technology capable of leveling your average suburban household.Sure it wouldn't be enough to stop them from being destroyed if someone got on it quick enough but would anyone really have their shit together after the surprise enough to deal with it before they break out the tiny ant tripods capable of burning a leg off?
>>47646644Next Barbarians of Lemuria game right here.
>>47646651Right. Miskatonic is prestigious, but peculiar. An undeniably good school, but not necessarily one you'd want your child or spawn to attend. However, it does have the longest running, most widely respected "Mythos Studies" program in the country, so it's really where you want to be if you want to pry into the secrets of the cosmos.
>>47644298Great stamina and endowment too.
>>47643738In the South we drink booze, have fun on the beach, and are welcoming to people who come here to spend money in our towns. Also it's not fucking freezing for 10/12 of the year.
Whats that comic with the cute Lovecraftian things? The ones that are just black silhouette that call their arms "Big Grabbers"?
>>47647028Whoa there. Uh, source?
>>47647129Yeah yeah, and in the South you got Hastur. Dagon's practically chill compared to the Shitter in Yellow
>>47647195The Miskatonic, as mentioned in the first posts.
>>47644034>one Lovecraft story's "horrifying" conclusion is that a guy's wife was secretly black and could pass for whiteI'm almost certain I know the story you are speaking of, it's called Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family, and it ends with a guy burning himself alive because he was actually part ape-thing. If he was part black it'd have said that instead.I'd love you to find this supposed story you are speaking of and prove me wrong.
>>47647207NeoNomicon by Alan Moore.It's... not good. That scene right there is a lady cop in a literal Deep One rape dungeon. At that point in the story she's been there a few weeks.
>>47647238It's not Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family, it's Medusa’s Coil.http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/mc.aspxFor the tl;dr of it, just read the last sentence.
>>47647225Oh man, I recognize that art style. That's the artist with the weird amputee fetish!
>>47644034You mean the one where it turns out his great grand mother was King Fucking Kong.Yeah, if I found out I was literally part ape, I'd be slightly shocked as well.Hell, you can squeeze some racism out of The Doom that came to Sarneth in the other direction if you fancy, read it one way and its a biting fuck you to the Colonization of America.If we're going to be projecting.
>>47647304Oh, yes. Still not the way you described it, she was an evil zombie who ran a cult, had prehensile hair, and shock horror was also a nigger. Which is not what you described.
>>47647336See >>47647304.I can understand the confusion, though, Medusa's Coil isn't usually packaged with a lot of Lovecraft collection books. I didn't even hear of it until a discussion of Lovecraft mentioned it, it's not in any of the collected works of Lovecraft books I own.
>>47647369There are more of these, aren't there?
>>47647366Ahh, you mean the short story with the murderous, lovecraftian hair from beyond the stars.God that was a silly concept.
>>47647366It makes sense that the stories that have aged the most poorly get left out of collections, simply because if they've aged that poorly in they aren't as much fun to read. Unless a collection purports to be "Complete" it can't fit every story into one volume, nor should it-- and what editor is going to cut out classics Nyarlathotep or Dagon for a story only interesting for its historical value, if that? That you also get to avoid having to deal with even more racist overtones than usual is just icing.
My contribution: A cute necromancer.
>>47644034Medusa's Coil is set decades after the end of slavery. He marries a cult leader in Paris, in the 20th century, who turns out to be an evil negress.It was not her fucking family who were the servants, nor were the "niggers" slaves, nor had they had slaves in decades, and she was an ancient witch who's like half snake and comes back from the dead at the end. Not quite the way people like to refer to it.
>>47647377There should be more out there. The character's name is Lizzy of Dunwich.
>>47645023Even in death, Tolkien gives me joy and sadness.
>>47647295its prologue, The Courtyard, was very good but yeah the Neonomicon contained a little too much fish rape for my taste
>>47645142He was a product of his time, and a bit more then even that.Compare that to modern times where men and women obsess over sex, have it almost at 12-13, and spend a good portion of their youth partying it up.I'd say you'll be hard pressed to find a man from his time period or before who would be approving of such behavior.
>>47646741It's also worth noting that she married him and we can assume knew he was abnormal in his thinking. I'm going to guess that she was used to his weird but harmless fixations and subsequent rants by that point.And as another anon pointed out he did mellow out a lot as he got older.
>>47647295>NeoNomicon by Alan Moore.>It's... not good. That scene right there is a lady cop in a literal Deep One rape dungeon. At that point in the story she's been there a few weeks.Well, shit. The fuck happened to Moore? Did he get the brain eater bug?
>>47645817>>47645908Would you count this as cute?
>>47647808Dagon was a great film.
>>47647805He went full crazy.
>>47647805Doesn't care much anymore. Does what interests him and nothing else.
>>47647951No it wasn't. It was terrible film.And I loved it.
>>47642451This feels like an 80s or 90s Saturday morning cartoon.
>>47647377Yes. A lot more. http://themiskatonicgame.tumblr.com/
>>47643701Pretty much this. They're the shittiest, most unwarrantedly self-important people on the planet and I say that having come from Seattle and Portland, Oregon.
>>47647805He later said he was in a bad mood when he made the script. He didn't draw the story, just submitted the script to some publisher who wanted him to write a Lovecraftian story.Apparently he pretty much went "you want a Lovecraft story? Fine! Have some fish-rape!" and mailed them a script he hacked together.
>>47642451Don't make the Innsmouth residents a blatant copy of pro-semitic israel-supporting american citizens.Make them support something fun. Like ... popsicles. Flavored popsicles. And Dagon doesn't represent needless self-sacrifice out of communal groupthink, he represents people's desire to spend money to buy and consume flavored popsicles.
>>47648538ofc this makes the Deep Ones into the merchants for those carts you see on the beach, seeking heiresses to continue their ancient empire of selling the most delicious and most effectively cooling popsicles.So, basically, take the Mythos, and replace "Jews" with "Ice Cream".Instantly makes any tale better.The Holocaust was a story of Germany being sick of having its Ice Cream taken away from it, and wanting to make Ice Cream for its own people. The Ice Cream barons didn't like this, and tried to muscle out German Ice Cream with their own flavors. In response, Germany kept all the foreign ice cream flavors in a warehouse, where damage to their refrigeration systems made the Ice cream spoil. This was a great tragedy.Obviously an Ice Cream story can't have a bad ending where German ice cream flavors get banned by the Ice Cream barons to make an example of anyone who wants to homebrew Ice Cream, so instead the Ice Cream Barons and Germany agree to share ice cream recipes (without anyone holding the "rights" to sale of any given ice cream) so anyone can enjoy any ice cream they want.
>>47642532>no protection from the waves>shitty docks that are a waste of timber and provide no advantage.>barely any warehouse or drydockJust once, I'd like to see an accurate harbour in a rpg.And it makes me twice as mad to know that the mapmakers certainly did as many errors in every other aspect of the map, but I just don't have the knowledge to see it.That aside, awesome thread.>boat captcha
>>47642451Ow, my Sanity webcomic?
>>47648895Man, I remember reading that. It was pretty good, and then the author vanished after foreshadowing some ominous stuff, and just never came back.I have fond memories of The Call of Whatever, too.
>>47648895I had to DROP a webcomic recently because it went full LBGTQIAAOMGWTFBBQ "Respect my pronouns you shitlord, anyone who's proud to misgender others doesn't deserve to read this comic".Might pick up a new one.Does this one manage to be at least somewhat apolotical?
>>47648940Well it's over.>>47648895>>47648931This is the one were the Necronomicon turns into a cute brown girl, right?
>>47648790To be fair, in Innsmouth, you wouldn't need a properly functioning Harbour, it's mostly for show.
>>47646734>dr. balin>baleen>filter feeder reference>clearly has orca powers/genes/whateverGoddamnit, comic writers.
>>47648995No, some cultists summon a creature from the beyond whose schtick is granting wishes, but who kills people after their wishes are granted. The protagonist is a bystander who happens to be in the building when the ritual happens, and his wish is for someone to give a shit about him. The creature grants the cultist's wishes in appropriately horrific fashion and then uses their deaths to fuel turning herself into a brown waifu for the protagonist-- not that she realizes that she's a waifu, she just needs to be able to pass as human while she does her best to understand what his wish even means in order to grant it in the first place, since she's alien to all that human feeling stuff. Things go from there with a bunch of other waifus being introduced, but nothing ever happens with any of them because the story was a slow burn before it was dropped.There's a mi-go character who appears briefly who is the best thing in the comic. He's basically the straight man for a lot of jokes, and it's great.
>>47644440>implying niggers have gold>implying they're not poorAlso:Lovecraft hated Asians, specifically. To the point of writing apocalyptic horror about Asians overrunning the world.
>>47642549this is wrong....but still fun.>>47643911>Lovecraftkeep in mind he has the most retarded MC's, and that the revulsion in a lot of his stories is very 1920's...fish pussy isn't gonna scare /tg/ and the monster-girl fans, while most modern-minded MC's would thrash that one cannibal or kill the damn rat outright....
>>47647366As I recall, Lovecraft wasn't even the original author of the Medusa's Coil. He co-wrote it or edited it or something.
>>47649081YessssMy autism is pleased.
>>47648940Yeah. It was a harem anime take on Lovecraft, art was high school student tier sometimes but it was good. "Call me aunt Shubby." "You two are going to have SO much fun." "Of course I'm experienced. Silly boy, I HAVE had 1000 young..."Actually now that I think about it, Shub-niggurath was a good 60% of what was great about it. But it just ends, flat out, and has been on hiatus for years. The creator just uses the news page as his social network, posting his thoughts and opinions and complaints while only ocassionally referencing it as "that thing I should finish".
>>47648482It's also kind of obvious that he's poking fun at how asexual Lovecraft was.
>>47642573that one, in the far left bottom.she must breed more issue.
>>47643655And this is why laugh when anyone shits on any southern locale. You guys are trash host shitheels who wouldnt know hospitality if it ran you over.
I feel like by the end of the 20th century, and into the 21st, the fishfolk in Innsmouth or a similar town would be shitting their pants. They got beaten back by pre-WW2 police and one submarine. Imagine what a modern American army could do to them, with a full compliment of tanks, boats, planes, and drones.
>>47649628Come to the Pacific Northwest. Weed, non-shitty hippies and non-shitty bikers living in peace, equally represented political climate, Asians, close to Canada for all your dollar strength-based shopping, and trees errywhere. Oh, Oregon has only public beaches since its illegal to own beachfront, and Washington is the microbrew capital of the world.
>>47649693All completely true, though I do believe what we're going for is a "Bizarro Mythos" world in which many if not most of Lovecraft's critters are benevolent or at least benign. The Feds and their sub would never have had to come to Innsmouth in this world because the townsfolk and Deep Ones aren't posing any threat.
>>47649628I feel throwing anyone under the boat is in bad taste, as would be favoring any one group. I've seen good and bad in both of you folks.
>>47649716I see you didn't mention the RAIN anon. It rains so damn much that everyone sees smack as a valid lifestyle choice. ;p
>>47649153>not making it the mutant husky from The ThingYOU HAD ONE JOB!
>>47649801It was more of a general comment. That said, maybe the whole thing has come to pass because the Deep Ones realized their whole invasion plan probably wasn't going to shake out so they decided to just live in peace. Given a century or so only the "The Deep Will Rise Again" codgers who live down in Y'ha-nthlei still remember the invasion plans at all. The other fish people are too busy enjoying modern luxuries and being friendly productive members of society.
>>47642451Get Cthulu 2000 published by Del Ray anon. quite a few of the stories in that are light hearted. IIRC it even has Neil Gaiman's 'Soggoth's Old Peculiar'
>>47649851Cultural difference. Sunny days are depressing, light drizzle is a joy. Helps that we don't get the fucking monsoon weather a lot of the rest of the country does, we get a lawn sorinkler for 20 minutes to two hours every 3 days. You guys get ice bucket challenge for a week.
>>47648595Hb would go for a drink with them.
>>47649716What about the Seattle Freeze? Are you really going to tell a Southerner bragging about, rightfully in my experience, southern hospitality to come to one of the least hospitable regions in America?
>>47649307That actually ties to one aspect of Lovecraft's "racism" that is often missed. Namely, aside from his views on black people (who he originally considered to be literally subhumans, although he did mellow down later), Lovecraft didn't display all that much of racism in sesensu stricto (ie. "race X is better than everybody else/race Y sucks"). In some of his latter he says that he believes every race (aside from blacks) to be roughly equal in mental and physical capabilities, and that if a white American family would adopt a child from, say, Japan, and raise him like they would their own child, the only difference between him and white Americans when he'd be grown up would be that he looks Asian.What Lovecraft was all about was cultural supremacy. He believed that English, Victorian English to be specific, culture is/was the pinnacle of human development, and its's all been downhill since then. And since English culture is already perfect, any foreign influence that would dilute its Englishness would make it worse. That applied both to non-white and white but non-English influences. This ties to some of the themes you commonly see in his work, with decline of civilization, corruptive influences (usually descipted with various cults) subverting society, etc.Lovecraft was scared of Asians, not because he though they were worse than him, but on the contrary, he feared the sheer amount manpower in China would mean that if they got their industry and economy to comparable level as the western world, they could easily oust his beloved English culture as the global hegemony.It's still funny to read that one story of his, where the protagonist travels forward in time to New York after the Chinese have conquered America and apparently replaced all the buildings with pyramids (cause those are totally an Asian thing, right?) and the streets are full of Buddhist monks and people playing gongs in the background.
>>47649893I think it's funny.>>47649129>>47649153Kek, by the way.
>>47649941Seattle freeze is mostly a myth. Seattle isn't any different from most of California, other than not having a tree for miles and the lack of scum-sucking California trash.
>>47649947His feelings about Arabs always confused me. At some points, it seems like he respects them as scholars, and at others he plays into the backstabbing camel merchant stereotype.
>>47646651>>47646561Wait what if all the students in Miskatonic, being a bunch of gung-ho fuckers all want to go to innsmouth but they end up spreading absolute chaos everywhere and the fish people/eldritch horrors just flee in horror as a bunch of Pratchet mages-style students just wreak havoc in the gloomy town ?
>>47650085Skipping ahead a bit.
>>47647295Yeah. I get the feeling that these days Moore is just throwing as much comic-pron out as he can, just to see if anyone will eventually object to it. I mean for fuck's sake, the critics loved his 'Lost Girls'.
>>47643911Lovecraft described the Deep Ones as particularly vile as they engage in racemixing, the most loathsome thing imaginable to him. Lovecraft had discovered he had Celtic blood due to a Welsh great-great grandmother (IIRC) before writing Shadow over Innsmouth, and was not of pure Anglo stock. The much more alien Elder Things were described in positive terms than the Deep Ones and their threat to racial purity, at the end.>It was not fear of those four missing others—for all too well did we suspect they would do no harm again. Poor devils! After all, they were not evil things of their kind. They were the men of another age and another order of being. Nature had played a hellish jest on them—as it will on any others that human madness, callousness, or cruelty may hereafter dig up in that hideously dead or sleeping polar waste—and this was their tragic homecoming. They had not been even savages—for what indeed had they done? That awful awakening in the cold of an unknown epoch—perhaps an attack by the furry, frantically barking quadrupeds, and a dazed defense against them and the equally frantic white simians with the queer wrappings and paraphernalia . . . poor Lake, poor Gedney . . . and poor Old Ones! Scientists to the last—what had they done that we would not have done in their place? God, what intelligence and persistence! What a facing of the incredible, just as those carven kinsmen and forbears had faced things only a little less incredible! Radiates, vegetables, monstrosities, star-spawn—whatever they had been, they were men!
>>47650093>"We are the Old Ones, the ancient fish people of Innsmouth and-"> "Lol Fish people ? Like thats new. I mean Shoggoths sure, but fish people ? Whats next you're gonna invent a new color ? *nasal scoffing*">Meanwhile a bunch of dunk students are dynamite fishing on the day The Nameless City sank
>>47650195Notably he also has the main character of Dreamquest comment on how the ghouls are essentially just ugly people with an alien culture, and should by all rights treat them like anyone else, but can't help but be disgusted and frightened of them.Which always struck me as a criticism of himself.
>>47647564I think you'd be hard pressed to find people of that time period not banging just as regularly. There was a reason they called it the Roaring Twenties. Lovecraft just came from a very stiff WASP-y background.
>>47650345Hell, the flapper girl subculture had as one of its pillars that women could be every bit as promiscuous as men, while catching the same flak as them for sleeping around (ie, next to nothing)
>>47643911Found the Deep One poster.Get off my board abomination!
I think one of the best things about Lovecraft is that despite being one weird motherfuicker, he had a hell of a sense of humor when he wasn't writing Horror.From his T.S. Elliot Parody:> But these tender passages, sacred though their fervour, did not pass unobserved by profane eyes; for crouched in the bushes and gritting his teeth was the dastardly ’Squire Hardman! When the lovers had finally strolled away he leapt out into the lane, viciously twirling his moustache and riding-crop, and kicking an unquestionably innocent cat who was also out strolling.>One day as ’Squire Hardman sat in the front parlour of his expensive and palatial home, indulging in his favourite pastime of gnashing his teeth and swishing his riding-crop, a great thought came to him; and he cursed aloud at the statue of Satan on the onyx mantelpiece.
>>47650468hey baby wanna /glug glug/
>>47650549Didn't he also write a story basically parodying himself where the item of cosmic horror is just a sphere?
>>47650580Skipping a bit to after they encounter a Shoggoth and turn it into a loli.
>>47650590He totally did.Basically, despite what people think he was fairly normal in some ways, self-aware that he could be a bit of a shit heel, more so than most people and that some of his writings were irrational.He was human, once all is said and done.
>>47650549>indulging in his favourite pastime of gnashing his teeth and swishing his riding-crop>and he cursed aloud at the statue of Satan on the onyx mantelpieceOkay, that's pretty funny.
>>47643952Pretty sure the full blooded deep ones kill and eat people. So that's one thing that'd have to change. Though I am going by that one Xbox game so I could be totally off base here.
>>47649947Tsan-Chan's taking over in a few millennia. But ultimately all humanity is doomed.>I talked with the mind of Yiang-Li, a philosopher from the cruel empire of Tsan-Chan, which is to come in 5,000 A.D.; with that of a general of the greatheaded brown people who held South Africa in 50,000 B.C.; with that of a twelfth-century Florentine monk named Bartolomeo Corsi; with that of a king of Lomar who had ruled that terrible polar land one hundred thousand years before the squat, yellow Inutos came from the west to engulf it.>I talked with the mind of Nug-Soth, a magician of the dark conquerors of 16,000 A.D.; with that of a Roman named Titus Sempronius Blaesus, who had been a quaestor in Sulla's time; with that of Khephnes, an Egyptian of the 14th Dynasty, who told me the hideous secret of Nyarlathotep; with that of a priest of Atlantis' middle kingdom; with that of a Suffolk gentleman of Cromwell's day, James Woodville; with that of a court astronomer of pre-Inca Peru; with that of the Australian physicist Nevil Kingston-Brown, who will die in 2,518 A.D.; with that of an archimage of vanished Yhe in the Pacific; with that of Theodotides, a Greco-Bactrian official of 200 B.C.; with that of an aged Frenchman of Louis XIII's time named Pierre-Louis Montagny; with that of Crom-Ya, a Cimmerian chieftain of 15,000 B.C.; and with so many others that my brain cannot hold the shocking secrets and dizzying marvels I learned from them....>I shivered at the mysteries the past may conceal, and trembled at the menaces the future may bring forth. What was hinted in the speech of post-human entities of the fate of mankind produced such an effect on me that I will not set it down here.
>>47643655Ok so i won't inconvenience you with my tourist money then.
>>47650700Fuck.Now I want to play a game of CoC where the players are a group of time travelling misfits from all corners of Earth's dark history. Also, confirmation that Conan exists in the Mythos.
>>47650760There is one CoC sourcebook dealing with the Cruel Empire of Tsan-Chan. It's batshit fucking loco and SAN 0 PCs are a regular sight.
>>47646500Not an anti-Semitic rant, he was ranting about the blacks and asians and others and his wife told him he was talking a lot like the people who talk like that about jews.
>>47650700>>47650760I would play the shit out of a game that mad although I imagine its the sort of game best played drunk.
>>47646654It's more to do with him having no idea what people of different races or cultures were actually like. He didn't think of her as a Jew, because he thought Jews were hooked-nosed money grubbers trying to destroy Christian society. He had never interacted or thought about his interactions with other ethnicities, but he already had pre-constructed ideas of what they were like. So when they didn't fit into those pre-constructed ideas, he assumed they must be outliers.
>>47650959Last page of my preview dump. Not exactly 10/10, but it was a decent enough read.
>>47650975Man, Ow My Sanity was good. I went back and checked to see if it spontaneously revived itself, and was crushed all over again when it had not.
>>47650970This. He was incredibly sheltered, but as he went on decided that people are all more or less the same.He also self-deprecated in a few works later on.
>>47650093I feel like mostly students would be in Innsmouth specifically to hang out with half-deep one classmates or for Marine Biology exchange classes out at Devil's Reef, given by professors with actual marine biology.
>>47651325Nah, Innsmouth becomes a party town. Everyone goes there for Spring Break.And of course, as everyone knows, Innsmouth girls are easy.
>>47651366>>47651325Little bit of both.
>>47650909But anon, the real horror all along was the gay agenda
Replace Old Gods with Old Greg
>>47650909>being mad about the gaysWe're on /tg/, we're all gay.
>>47649628>New England>Southern Locale
After the big raid back in the 1920s (yielding the death of Hydra, and the wounding of Dagon) Devil's reef went real quiet, but it wasn't all bad. Sure a lot of the more obvious hybrids had to go underseas or got iced (literally, in some unfortunate cases) but this interruption honestly provided a bit of a break for the younger locals to redevelop some sort of culture and ideals independent of the elder immortal's stagnant hierarchy.The diaspora of these and other hybrid communities in the 20th century likely helped save this dwindling human (sub)species in an unexpected manner.' In the mid 21st century a number of properly placed hybrid scientists and political figures engaged a plan to 'hide' their antiquated ancestors; in plain sight.Genetic therapy, climate change, and the need to exploit undersea resources had advanced to the point of making Jacques Cousteau's dream of 'homo aquaticus' a economically attractive prospect. How fortunate that such a solution had existed for eons, it only needed a fresh coat of scientific paint to re-activate the latent hybrid genes in a good 10% of the human populace... for a fee of course.The predictable result of so many transformed taking to the seas after a viable technique went public was the irrecoverable dilution of an ancient culture (even taking into account the occasional case of sea psychosis in which an un-initiated hybrid came across hidden wonders too deep for surface-borne eyes.) However, as long centuries rolled by, wars were fought, some unmemorable, others, cataclysmic enough to echo in the roots of the world, but of all the races of Man it is probably the Deep who best weathered the end of the 'Modern Age'.Oh, and what about Dagon you ask? Ol bastard woke up a couple centuries ago, he's up to his old games again. Runs some loco culture of submarine raiders out of Iceland under the guise of 'Deepest Odin' (on account of the one eye he's left... and that whole viking/iceland thing.) The sea endures.
>>47645512The Challenge from Beyond
>>47646480Is that a comic, or...?
>>47648595Whoa whoa, Ash and Hellboy had a teamup? What the hell, how did I miss this?
>>47654957Its from a video game. But she's a character from comics, specifically she's in one of the young X-Men subgroups. Spider-man mentored her for awhile. http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Iara_Dos_Santos_(Earth-616)
>>47655512Ash has been like Alien, Predator, Terminator, and Freddy. He's done crossovers with everyone. Hell, him crossing over with Marvel started Marvel Zombies.
>>47645987Because lesbians are hot?
>>47642549When do they start sacrificing people?
>>47647449I'll take it.>>47647805He's fiercely about comic books and they kept making his comic books into movies and THAT'S NOT THE MEDIUM HE WROTE FOOOOOR! Even though one of his series, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, is about like 100% literature people coming together in some kind of awful and cramped shared world. Seriously, the climax involves Harry Potter, who is the Antichrist, trying to destroy the world. When our heroes step up to stop him he whips out his eye-covered dick and shoots a lightning bolt that fries Allan Quatermain. But that's okay, because Mary Poppins, who is God, arrives and turns Harry into a chalk-stain, which is washed away in the rain. Splish splash I wanna kill myself.Also he did and continues to do a lot of drugs which just make him more surly.
>>47649716>non-shitty hippies and non-shitty bikersCome now Anon I know you need tourists but don't make such obvious lies.
>>47650032There are many Arabs.
>>47643911>Someone made the connection that the Deep Ones are essentially underwater elves.Also a civilization of crinoid-shaped legendary craftsmen who lived in mountains and perfected engineering but delved too deep into their sciences and unleashed something that they couldn't control.
>>47650700An Australian physicist, lolYou can only go so far stretching believe-ability Lovecraft!
>>47642451That reminds of just how bad Lovecraft is at getting across his messages, in Innsmouth especially.>as per usual Lovecraft is being racist, this time trying to set up racial mixing as scary>the half breeds are IMMORTAL>implying I don't want immortal super children
>>47643738Just like the south. Come see our pretty land, but we are going to mock the fuck out of you for coming from somewhere else. Haha silly yankee.
What is going on in this thread?
>>47650705Jesus christ this fuck doesnt know the first thing about drawing.
>>47648392I'm not sure I want to be half eaten by a shoggoth...
>>47648428Aw shit, I recognize this ugly art style. The guy behind this used to spam his comic on /co/ and everyone hated him. Hopefully he's not in charge of writing, because he can't write for shit.
>>47646783>>47646800I found my next Kings of War Neptunian army
>>47659589I don't think the Shoggoth is going to give you much of a choice.
>>47647295To be fair, it has the single best interpretation of the Plateau of Leng in the whole Mythos.
>>47643655>but it typically sucks because they're so basic and don't understand what game we're playing.What game are you playing?
>>47642451Anybody remember the Neon Nightmare threads we had based on Beach Culture/Surreal Grunge art? I feel as if it's relevant to this discussion.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=ghouls
I'm questioning if anyone in this thread has even read the Shadow Over Innsmouth, seeing as no one seems to have a clue what the Deep Ones were doing.
>>47660575I haven't. What were they doing?
>>47645512>I'd give anything to have been a fly on the wall in the room where that friendship was formedHoward wrote Lovecraft's editor a letter how a protagonist who was speaking English, then Middle English, then Latin, then Gaelic, then grunts to denote devolution should have been, being an Englishman, rather speaking Cymric. The editor forwarded the letter to Lovecraft, and the two began a voluminous six-year correspondence.
>>47660583Technically they were helping.It just involved a lot of fish fucking and human sacrifice.
>>47660575I have read it, yes, but it was a while ago so I may have forgotten the Deep One's ultimate motivations aside from seeking breeding partners and sacrifices. I believe it was revealed to the narrator at the end, wasn't it? An invasion of the surface perhaps?>>47660522These were a couple of my favorite threads in recent memory. Thanks for bringing them up! The Beach Ghouls definitely have the same sort of vibe of being eldritch and inscrutable creatures that none the less comported themselves amiably amongst Humans. I really enjoyed the juxtaposition of their surreally intimidating appearance against their extreme laid-back natures.
>>47660583>>47660636Ecery child that contains Deep One blood becomes one so a, they're breeding out the human race. B, they're incredibly hostile to not just foreigners but anyone who doesn't have deep one blood, as shown by the rather shitty treatment they show towards people who have recently come to the town. C, the esoteric church of Dagon actually takes place in a rundown Protestant church, after the Deep Ones and their relatives murdered the priest who owned to take it for themselves. They do their best to drive out anyone who isn't a Deep One or Deep One relates and, as seen in stories like The Thing On The Door Step, they facilitate and work with other malevolent forces in Lovecraft world. Also, people keep talking about how the story is just about the conversation with the old guy and exploring the town but at least a third is dedicated to the escape and chase scene. Which is actually one of my favourite action/tense scenes I've ever read. Also, in regards to the thread, wasn't Disney's Little Mermaid TV show and Ponyo by ghibli basically this idea anyway?
>>47658776But Anon they won't be whiiiiite!
>>47661132>But Anon they won't be whiiiiite!I'm not into white women in the first place, so... good?
>>47647329Nah, it's not. It looks a little like him, though.
>look up the webcomic that was dumped earlier in the thread>that fucking last pageHow long has it been on hiatus?
>>47661774Years, anon. Odds are it's never coming back.
>>47660287I admit I didn't get that far.
>>47656790>>47647805alan moore is basically george lucas if the studio screwed lucas out of his movies
>>47656790...so it went on after the immortal chick had her 120-year crisis and got sectioned. And, of course, it got even weirder.
>>47656790At least the Nemo series is pretty enjoyable, even if they're less 'developed' I guess compared to LEG
>>47662235LEG started going downhill with Black Dossier, only the first two volumes are really worth reading. Dossier had some cool ideas, but also a lot of stuff that should have been a warning, and a poor execution on top of all that. I'd have loved a volume 3 that was the League dealing with Les Hommes Mysterieux, but alas.I didn't know Nemo had a standalone, though, I'll have to check it out.
>>47662272It's 3 stories actually: Heart of Ice, Roses of Berlin, and River of GhostsCompared to the rest of LEG, these ones are mostly just really damn fun to read
>>47650805What's it called?>>47650920Is there a place all these pics are collected?>>47660055Don't think of it as being eaten, think of it as having an Elder Thing made nanoassembly swarm grafted onto you
>>47661191This just makes me think of a bootylisious fishgirl who talks like she's from the ghetto...Kinda hot actually but probably not what you were thinking of
>>47642451Turn it into an Elvis beach movie.
>>47662693The Cruel Empire of Tsan Chan.
>>47662707Surprisingly-brilliant girls from the hood/barrio is exactly my type.
>>47663169Same here, take a girl that's normally considered trashy and make her brilliant and it goes from filthy to hot in no time at all