get lovecrafted

I just realized that the gems are basically like shoggoths from the Lovecraft mythos

  • They can shapeshift (shoggoths being able to create temporary organs and the gems being able to also shapeshift organs)
  • they rebelled against their overlord(Shoggoths rebelling against the elder things and the gems rebelling against homeworld.)
  • they have gigantic eldritch temples (in the huge cyclopean city in ‘The Mountains of Maddness’, and every gem temple ever seen in the show)
  • they were artifically created by space faring species to help conquer other planets (Shoggoths being created for food and labor, and Gems needed for war and maintenance)
  • Crewniverse has made references to lovecraftian stories before, as with Junji ito’s  ‘Enigma of Amigara fault’ 

woah…. has anyone had this idea before ?

Someone: ‘Hey, I know you Lovecraft and Eldritch horror and junk so I found this short story that tries to do a deconstruction on all of that! Here, it’s great!’

Me: Okay, let’s see…

Story in question: *is written in the POV of the embodiment of the ‘Old Magical Negro’ trope*

*said character literally ends every other sentence with 'Oh Lord’*

*said character also lives in a shack and can travel through the dimensions by playing Blues on his guitar*

*story brings in Lovecraft himself*

*the first thing he does is take up a job as a school principal and call the main character a “n*gger”*

*the real Lovecraft barely could leave his own house and would have probably pissed his pants thrice over before actually getting close enough to any minority to say anything like that audibly*

*because, remember, he was confined in his home by an abusive mother who only let other sickly pale around him*

*and even when he got married, his wife didn’t even give this reclusive, mentally unwell fuck time to adjust to the different types of people in the world before saying 'Fuck this noise, we’re moving to FUCKING NEW YORK’

Someone: So… What did you think? Great, right?

Me: … Yeah, sure, amazing.

Originally posted by softboiledmemes

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Three rare photos of a Dagonite in a coastal stream taken by a crew cleaning up litter. This small specimen was glimpsed briefly before darting away into the water. Given it’s size it is guessed to be around two weeks old, as is it already showing multiple appendages. Dagonites this size live off small fish and insects, eventually graduating to larger prey like birds and larger fish. As it grows, the Dagonite will work it’s way down stream, eventually ending up in the ocean where is is free to grow unrestrained.

While their full size is unknown, lore describes them as being massive. These creatures have been observed throughout the centuries, entering into seafarers’ tales of monsters from the deep. It is believed that H.P. Lovecraft’s tale Dagon, describes an ancient one of these creatures, from whom it gets it’s name. 

jaytr13  asked:

Are there any "geek retro" things that you think are dangerously close to be forgotten by time, even with the internet?

Too many to even begin to answer. I guess my entire blog could be the answer to this question! 

Off the top of my head,it is strange that it fell into the memory hole that part of the reason Tiny Toon Adventures closed down production was because of a furry stalker who sent death threats to the cast. That could have been a film.

What surprises me isn’t what’s forgotten (because forgetting is natural and inevitable with the passage of time), but what’s remembered. I love H.P. Lovecraft to death but I find it surprising that he is the Weird Tales guy that thundered into pop culture, simply because, as good as he was, he wasn’t super-prolific; his correspondence is enormous, but his body of work is smaller. You could read everything Lovecraft wrote in his life in one summer. Also, his work is so context dependent, “inside baseball,” with a billion little shout-outs to all his buddies like Clark Ashton Smith, that I wonder how possible it is to dive in deep and get it. Lovecraft is so big now, that he isn’t even a man anymore, he’s a word: Lovecraftian. 

Part of it is that Lovecraft (like Lord of the Rings) was rediscovered by the 1960s counterculture. Lovecraft was frequently mentioned and influential in one of the most important books of the 20th Century, “The Morning of the Magicians,” which is easily the beginning of the New Age movement. 

So, CONARIUM

I have watched a gameplay of the Lovecraft-inspired mystery/horror?/walking simulator and I am a bit torn. 

On one hand the scenery and climate are top notch, the devs really got certain - especially later ones - environments down perfectly. They nailed the ‘alien’ landscapes. 

On another hand, though, the story follows the old ‘and the kitchen sink’ formula, which I don’t really enjoy as much. As in, down-bottom plot is simple, but the way to get there is a mish-mash of callbacks and tropes that range from quite subtle to on the nose like a 4x4 (The Mountains of Madness, really?) - I have a feeling they muddle up the premise and the experience a bit too much. 

Whatever else Lovecraft stories were, one thing in common was that for all the intricate language used, they were to the point and didn’t overstay their welcome. Here we have a promising beginning and an interesting end - but the middle is a HUH, because there’s no good way to connect them apart form ‘it’s maaadness and mindfuckery ’ so the game meanders in hopes the player will let go of the setup, throws a couple out of nowhere chases to liven up the mood and that’s about it. 

So, there’s a lot of interesting stuff set up (like the cat? what’s with the cat? it’s introduced, gets one scene and disappears completely from the plot?) but not much done with it, tho graphically the game is solid and the voice acting/dialog is very good. 

Still,  Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is still my preferred ‘retelling’.