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Mon, 02 Aug 2021 15:51:30
gamingeek said:
So is anyone familiar with Lovecraftian books or lore? Cthulhu? There seems to be tons of Cthulhu based games on switch. What's the general jist of his work and are the books worth reading?

I haven't read any, but as fas as I've gathered from the limited pop culture I've been exposed to, they focus around monstrous amorfous deity beings that govern time and space and simply knowing of their existence could drive someone insane as our simple minds can't cope with their existance.

Of course, I could be totally mistaken.

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Mon, 02 Aug 2021 15:52:11
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robio said:
I don't trust games where you can't see a character's eyes.

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You can clearly see the black pixel representing his eyes.  He's looking to the left and it's right next to his big nose!

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Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:15:46
SupremeAC said:

I haven't read any, but as fas as I've gathered from the limited pop culture I've been exposed to, they focus around monstrous amorfous deity beings that govern time and space and simply knowing of their existence could drive someone insane as our simple minds can't cope with their existance.

Of course, I could be totally mistaken.

Am I crazy or were there Oblivion Cthulhu bits?

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Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:25:36
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And despite having super fast Internet over 32mbps Switch is saying 20gb Bioshock Infinite Complete will take 15 hours to download??

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Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:26:41
SupremeAC said:

I haven't read any, but as fas as I've gathered from the limited pop culture I've been exposed to, they focus around monstrous amorfous deity beings that govern time and space and simply knowing of their existence could drive someone insane as our simple minds can't cope with their existance.

Of course, I could be totally mistaken.


You're not far off. At least with most of his stories. There's a reoccurring theme that humanity is young, and simple-minded, and we can't grasp everything else that's out there.... And we probably should just give up even trying. Insanity, depression, and anxiety are interwoven with the occult and great elder Gods from other worlds and other times and most of his stories are written in that you can decide what side is ultimately real.

Anyway, I'm a tremendous fan of lovecraftian horror, but I will admit I've never really enjoyed most of his writing. Very dry and over descriptive often. The guy loved his details, but I believe that was a standard of the time.

I wouldn't really compare his writing to Poe, but a lot of people do say they have to be in the mood to read him, similar to the way they have to be in the mood to read Poe.
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Mon, 02 Aug 2021 17:08:09
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You're not far off. At least with most of his stories. There's a reoccurring theme that humanity is young, and simple-minded, and we can't grasp everything else that's out there.... And we probably should just give up even trying. Insanity, depression, and anxiety are interwoven with the occult and great elder Gods from other worlds and other times and most of his stories are written in that you can decide what side is ultimately real.

Anyway, I'm a tremendous fan of lovecraftian horror, but I will admit I've never really enjoyed most of his writing. Very dry and over descriptive often. The guy loved his details, but I believe that was a standard of the time.

I wouldn't really compare his writing to Poe, but a lot of people do say they have to be in the mood to read him, similar to the way they have to be in the mood to read Poe.

another  writers work always referenced in gaming and tv/movies. What's the general jist of his work? I thought he did poetry? Edit - Gibbous is all about Cthulhu and cults and stuff. It's a good game and pretty funny. Best moment is playing as this hard boiled detective. This hip teenage girl asks him a question and you have several options to respond. The one I picked had him confessing that he could only listen to smooth 70s jazz and then went on a diatribe about how he couldn't get other various genres which he berated. At the time he'd snuck into a town festival dressed as an occultist. It was hilarious, I recorded the video.
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Mon, 02 Aug 2021 17:15:43
Well it ain't called poetry for nothing innit?

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