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1  Welcome / Introductions / Re: Member Introductions on: March 09, 2012, 02:04:54 PM
. . . delusions of literature . . .

I like it. Cheesy
2  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Prometheus on: January 12, 2012, 02:20:40 PM
Was that an upside down Sigourney Weaver I saw there? I paused it but I couldn't get a positive ID. And honestly, it wouldn't make a lot of sense to have her 30 years older in the prequel....

I dislike how clean it all looks. Alien was a dirty, grimey, sci-fi film but this one has that sheen of dust free perfection about it. Don't get me wrong though, I'm definitely going to see it.
3  General Category / Episode Discussion / Re: Episode 53 - The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath - Part 4 on: January 12, 2012, 02:08:57 PM
This mod says . . . sure. Or stick it in the art thread that already exists. And if you DON'T, Genus and I will find you and steal your sketchbook!
4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Lovecraft Tattoos on: January 10, 2012, 01:20:47 PM
I've kind of wanted an EOD tat as at least roughly suggested by HPLHS's EOD emblem. It's nice, symmetrical, and I dig the overall color pattern. It wouldn't be a huge or extreme tattoo, but since the Esoteric Order of Dagon is probably my most used HPL reference, it would fit my overall fandom.

Oooo.....that would be cool. Maybe three or four inches long just below the base of the neck . . . I may have to get that one too.

Anyhow, my appointment is on the 29th!

And Genus, here's a Cthulhu I'd probably be willing to get. You know, sans clock hands.

5  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Lovecraft Tattoos on: January 05, 2012, 06:23:46 PM
A Cthulhu tat would just look like a fucked-up octopus.

I agree to a point. I've seen quite a few Cthulhu tattoos and I wasn't often impressed. I'm not sure I'd be keen on a straight Cthulhu tattoo myself. I'm more partial to hinting at less corporeal concepts in the literature. I do want something with tentacles, though perhaps not what you would classically see in a tattoo. What I'd really love is to somehow convey the Colour in tattoo form....that would take some brainstorming.
6  General Category / General Discussion / Re: What are you reading (Non-Lovecraft) on: January 05, 2012, 04:01:41 PM
I recently read Ship Breaker by Paulo Bacigalupi and I'm just starting The Windup Girl by the same author. He seems to be slightly young adult, though that impression may have been particular to Ship Breaker because this second novel already feels like more mature writing. Either way the stories are engaging and he's got some very interesting concepts for bleak, partially dystopian future societies.
7  General Category / General Discussion / Lovecraft Tattoos on: January 05, 2012, 03:52:23 PM
I can't believe this topic doesn't yet exist. I could have sworn it did....perhaps in the old forums.

Tax season is coming to the Americas, and that means I'm going to get more tattoos with my return! I've got plans for a fancy-ish eldersign (Lovecraft's design), and I'm considering a tentacled/amorphous/glowing-orb/something. I'll need to discuss it with my artist since she's doing all of the legwork. I'll be sure to post pictures once they're finished, but I'd love to see any Lovecraft inspired tattoos you guys might have, or have found on the Internet, or your friends', or what have you.

And to further feed my unending Lovecraft/Mieville man-crush, here's a picture of China Mieville with his new tat. This guy is a university professor.

8  General Category / Episode Discussion / Re: The Street on: January 04, 2012, 03:40:29 PM
Did they ever find Jake? Or would that be a spoiler?

I'll leave you with an answer of "sorta" in hopes that it will pique your interest. Wink
9  General Category / Episode Discussion / Re: The Street on: January 03, 2012, 05:00:24 PM
If you're interested, China Mieville wrote a short story called Reports of Certain Events in London, which is perhaps an homage to The Street, only infinitely better and thoroughly creepy. It can be found in his Looking for Jake collection.

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This short story, in the form of a collection of fictional documents supposedly "received" by the author, presents the idea that there exist certain autonomous streets which phase in and out of existence...
10  General Category / General Discussion / Re: The "Whattcha get for the holidays?" thread. on: December 29, 2011, 05:34:29 PM
start leaving cheep Macy's store jewlery at her doorstep! 

I think "cheap" and Macy's don't really go together. Although I'm pretty sure you could get one of their shopping bags for $30.00. If you catch it during a sale...

Bob

I could use the gift card to distract the lady at the jewelry counter and cut my way through the glass while she's checking the balance. And now I'm upset the binoculars aren't Swiss Army....
11  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Happy Holidays on: December 29, 2011, 05:24:30 PM
A little belated, but just found this...



I like his shoes!
12  General Category / General Discussion / Re: The "Whattcha get for the holidays?" thread. on: December 28, 2011, 03:11:06 PM
I got a pair of binoculars and a $30 giftcard to Macy's . . . I get the impression my family doesn't know me at all. Embarrassed

Whatever, I'm going to go buy Whisperer RIGHT NOW to make myself feel better!
13  Mythos Matters / Lovecraft Literary Talk / Re: Etymology of Lovecraft country on: December 14, 2011, 03:42:25 PM
I like to think he had a hat full of letters, and that he'd occasionally yoink a few out and arrange them until they were as interesting as possible.
14  Mythos Matters / Lovecraft Literary Talk / Re: Your favorite HPL quotes on: December 13, 2011, 06:38:43 PM
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“Nothin’ . . . nothin’ . . . the colour . . . it burns . . . cold an’ wet . . . but it burns . . . it lived in the well . . . I seen it . . . a kind o’ smoke . . . jest like the flowers last spring . . . the well shone at night . . . Thad an’ Mernie an’ Zenas . . . everything alive . . . suckin’ the life out of everything . . . in that stone . . . it must a’ come in that stone . . . pizened the whole place . . . dun’t know what it wants . . . that round thing them men from the college dug outen the stone . . . they smashed it . . . it was that same colour . . . jest the same, like the flowers an’ plants . . . must a’ ben more of ’em . . . seeds . . . seeds . . . they growed . . . I seen it the fust time this week . . . must a’ got strong on Zenas . . . he was a big boy, full o’ life . . . it beats down your mind an’ then gits ye . . . burns ye up . . . in the well water . . . you was right about that . . . evil water . . . Zenas never come back from the well . . . can’t git away . . . draws ye . . . ye know summ’at’s comin’, but ’tain’t no use . . . I seen it time an’ agin senct Zenas was took . . . whar’s Nabby, Ammi? . . . my head’s no good . . . dun’t know how long senct I fed her . . . it’ll git her ef we ain’t keerful . . . jest a colour . . . her face is gettin’ to hev that colour sometimes towards night . . . an’ it burns an’ sucks . . . it come from some place whar things ain’t as they is here . . . one o’ them professors said so . . . he was right . . . look out, Ammi, it’ll do suthin’ more . . . sucks the life out. . . .”

This one from The Colour sets my teeth on edge. I love it. Plus, it's one of those rare moments when Lovecraft actually writes dialogue, and it's so perfect. Easily my favorite quote.
15  Welcome / Introductions / Re: Member Introductions on: December 13, 2011, 05:18:21 PM
I had so much trouble getting on the forum I questioned whether I was or was not a bot.

Everyone get down! It's a BOT! *fires 50 lb attack nautilus from slingshot*
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