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Ok those who know me will know about my love of all things Cthulhu Mythos, so I thought I would start a nice little discussion to lead you all down the path of madness.
For those who have no idea what I am talking about either
1. leave this thread to preserve your so called sanity
2. follow this link http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary...aft/index.html
H.P. Lovecraftâ€™s work inspired several pieces of fiction to follow in both the Horror and Science Fiction genres.
What say you mortals?
I'm sure Lovecraft would feel very familiar with 40k's gibbering creatures from the warp realms...
Cthulhlu for President!
Never did get into myself , but my freind is big into the RP Cthulhu stuff. He's actualy in the movie (he's the guy that claws his own eyes out) which was a pretty big thing for him I guess. All I know is that some guy with a squid for a head is in it, but you hear this Lovecraft guy's name a lot when you research scifi and horror related stuff, or when you hang around with creepy goth kids (yeah well I used to date one >.>) Anyways since this is about the mythos and all, are there any more extensive sites you can toss me so I can read up on it ?
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn! IÃ¤! IÃ¤! Cthulhu fhtagn! :eek: :eek:
Lovecraft inspired and popularised several 'horror' strands, including pretty well any kind of Sci-Fi monster with tentacles. For that alone, we are indebted to him.
From what I have read of his short stories, I find his work imaginative and thought-provoking. Its good escapist fiction with a macabre twist.
By the way, read some of the short stories of Clark Ashton-Smith, who was a contempory and friend of H.P. Lovecrafts, and who had a very beautiful use of language.
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Ryan Dancey, Vice President of Wizards of the Coast, believed that TSR failed because of "...a near total inability to listen to its customers, hear what they were saying, and make changes to make those customers happy." Are you listening, Games Workshop ?
I hear the unsubtle, maddening call of the old ones! It's bone chilling when I think of how scared Lovecraft's stories used to make me.
He is one of my favorite writer's. As far as I know he coined the phrase "non-Euclidean geometry" to describe most of the hellish environments that his hate maddened gods dominated.
Wasn't there a rpg pen and paper system based on his horror?
I know he had his own mythos in the AD&D system.
I think there was going to be a pc game based on one of his novels also.
Damn that stuff is scary!
I read an article in Fortean Times (if anyone reads that) about how many modern day occultists believe Lovecraft was a wizard and the beings in his stories are true. The writer of the article managed to prove it was good fiction.
I've read a fair few of Lovecraft's stories and I enjoyed them alot. Did you know he was a correspondent of Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan? Some of the later Conan stories show influence by Lovercraft (nameless beings from beyond the boundaries of time etc) and I think are alot deeper and darker as a result. Not that Conan is particularly light and fluffy in the first place but you get what I mean.
I'm not sure how many of you here have an additional interest in pc games.
But here are links to the 'Call of Cthulhu-Dark Corners of the Earth' game currently in production:
Thanks for making this thread Deadly Nightshade, now I have this unquenchable desire to reread my Lovecraft novels!
Hello Brink of Madness!! :eek: (shivers)
Big Lovecraft fan here. I can testify that his writing had me afraid of dark once again, feat that King and Masterton combined could not achieve. And this says something.
Recommend "In the Mountains of Madness" - this thing's just awesome.