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Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fthagn!

Last posted Jun 30, 2013 at 10:42AM EDT. Added Jun 27, 2013 at 05:08PM EDT
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AKA Lovecraftian Horror/Cthulhu Mythos general. Go.
EDIT: Yes I am aware of the typo in the title. If a mod could change it to “Iä! Iä!” I would be thankful.
EDITEDIT: Thanks!

Last edited Jun 27, 2013 at 05:20PM EDT
Jun 27, 2013 at 05:08PM EDT
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I’ve heard of an anime called Demonbane that boasts the most powerful mech, and quite possibly one the most powerful fictional characters. I guess it has many elements of the Cthulhu mythos. Anyone seen this, and if so is it worth watching?

Jun 27, 2013 at 05:32PM EDT
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Silence dolt. There are thing man was not meant to know or seek, lest he go mad from the revelation.

Jun 27, 2013 at 05:33PM EDT
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Somewhat relevant

Also, “Cthulhu Sleeps” is now the official anthem of this thread.

Jun 27, 2013 at 05:35PM EDT
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Dac wrote:

I’ve heard of an anime called Demonbane that boasts the most powerful mech, and quite possibly one the most powerful fictional characters. I guess it has many elements of the Cthulhu mythos. Anyone seen this, and if so is it worth watching?

I Googled it, read “Eroge” and “Mecha” under the genres

Those two go together like petroleum jelly and grape jelly on a sandwich.
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@Myconix

Last edited Jun 27, 2013 at 05:38PM EDT
Jun 27, 2013 at 05:35PM EDT
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@Sir Crona
Eroge you say?

Seriously though, I might check it out since the plot sounds Intresting….

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Jun 27, 2013 at 05:40PM EDT
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Sir Crona Statscowski Esquire wrote:

I Googled it, read “Eroge” and “Mecha” under the genres

Those two go together like petroleum jelly and grape jelly on a sandwich.
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@Myconix

Jun 27, 2013 at 05:40PM EDT
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So to re-rail this thread, has anyone ever read any of Lovecraft’s original Cthulhu and his Merry Friends stories in Weird Tales? My personal favorite is the Dunwich Horror.

Jun 27, 2013 at 05:47PM EDT
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Sir Crona Statscowski Esquire wrote:

So to re-rail this thread, has anyone ever read any of Lovecraft’s original Cthulhu and his Merry Friends stories in Weird Tales? My personal favorite is the Dunwich Horror.

No, I personally have not. I did watch the yogscast play a mod of that though.

Jun 27, 2013 at 06:12PM EDT
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Personally, I really like At the Mountains of Madness

Also:

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Jun 27, 2013 at 06:52PM EDT
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I have always wanted to pick up an H.P. Lovecraft collection that’s at a nearby Barnes & Nobles.

Jun 27, 2013 at 07:19PM EDT
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Le Bumpkin wrote:

I have always wanted to pick up an H.P. Lovecraft collection that’s at a nearby Barnes & Nobles.

Is it this one?

I absolutely love this book. It has pretty much anything he’s ever done, including stories of youth and rough drafts.
I also own a couple books based on the Cthulhu Mythos, which have short stories written by horror greats such as Stephen King and Robert Bloch.

Jun 27, 2013 at 09:31PM EDT
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The one I’ve liked the most was “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” because of the plot twist and the action scene near the end. I’ve also read “The Color out of Space” and “Dagon”. What I like about these is the “unexplainable” stuff and the way he describes the terror that the characters go through.
And the Survival Horror game that I probably liked the most was based on Lovecraft’s work:

Alone in the Dark

NO, NOT THAT ONE!!!

That’s better.
I loved it because it’s not as lineal as the sequels, and because of the Lovecratf elements.
If it wasn’t for that, the game wouldn’t be half as scary; although it’s not as scary as RE or Silent Hill. But these elements give it the unique atmosphere that the sequels lack.
And this “undescriptable terror” is also present. But I don’t want to spoil anything.

Jun 27, 2013 at 11:27PM EDT
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Sir Crona Statscowski Esquire wrote:

I Googled it, read “Eroge” and “Mecha” under the genres

Those two go together like petroleum jelly and grape jelly on a sandwich.
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@Myconix

I’m pretty sure that it’s just softcore porn at the most. I haven’t heard of there being any sex scenes in there, but I do know that there’s Nyarlathotep with a nice rack somewhere in there.

I believe Japan actually quite likes the mythos – Persona 2 features a handful of the Great Old Ones as bosses, and Junji Ito’s visceral work is very much influenced by H. P. Lovecraft’s work. There’s also this:

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san, which centers around Nyarlathotep reimagined as a Moe. Yes, seriously. I believe that, though it is lighthearted compared to most Cthulhu fare, it is still darker than it looks.

Jun 27, 2013 at 11:43PM EDT
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Kung Fu Cthulhu wrote:

I’m pretty sure that it’s just softcore porn at the most. I haven’t heard of there being any sex scenes in there, but I do know that there’s Nyarlathotep with a nice rack somewhere in there.

I believe Japan actually quite likes the mythos – Persona 2 features a handful of the Great Old Ones as bosses, and Junji Ito’s visceral work is very much influenced by H. P. Lovecraft’s work. There’s also this:

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san, which centers around Nyarlathotep reimagined as a Moe. Yes, seriously. I believe that, though it is lighthearted compared to most Cthulhu fare, it is still darker than it looks.

I personally think that the original Nyarlathotep is way scarier than Persona’s Nyarlathotep.

Jun 29, 2013 at 12:29PM EDT
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Dac wrote:

No, I personally have not. I did watch the yogscast play a mod of that though.

Didn’t the Yogscast get their name from Lovecraftian fiction? I mean, isn’t it take from the Yog Sothoth?

Jun 29, 2013 at 01:22PM EDT
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Maiden Heaven wrote:

Didn’t the Yogscast get their name from Lovecraftian fiction? I mean, isn’t it take from the Yog Sothoth?

I noticed that! I think it might be a nod to the Immeasurable One, but if they did then there’s no indication of it other than the actual name.

Jun 29, 2013 at 02:30PM EDT
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