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@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.


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#1 Soft Snow

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 05:06 PM

I'm a huge fan of H.P. Lovecraft, his mythology, the extended work, and the influence it has on modern media. I read the first 13 books and I'm on The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.

 

To get the controversy out of the way, Lovecraft was a racist, but I don't think that should diminish his work. In fact, I think it might have even helped his work. Not the racism in of itself, but rather his irrational fear, anxiety and paranoia that was beautifully woven into his writing. The emotion involved is really appealing. Everything is dark, twisted and corrupted and it's all going to end horribly for everyone involved. There is no escape, only the insanity at the realization of your own insignificance in the universe. To be fair, Lovecraft was scared of a lot of things, strangers just fall under that wide umbrella. If you didn't know the author, it could be argued that the overt racist overtones was foreshadowing the true condition of the universe. Strange people show up to your community with a strange religion and have strange customs that appear to degrade the quality of your community all while not realizing that their ways are the natural order of things and your ideas of an orderly society are contrast to reality. While it is often portrayed that these foreigners are intellectually inferior, it is demonstrated that they are the ones who have true insight into the workings of the universe and when these prideful, educated, pillars of society learn of the hidden knowledge they are driven to death by insanity. Murder, orgies, insanity and chaos are the only true freedom mankind should know. Cthulhu is the priest waiting for true freedom to descent on the world.

 

There might have been some self reflection in the story of The Doom That Came to Sarnath. The Sarnathians killed off all of the Ib simply because they looked weird and had a weird religion. But the Ib didn't do anything to warrant such actions, they were rather peaceful and kept to themselves. The Sarnathians prospered for a thousand years then the mist came from space and turned all their nobles into Ib. Regardless of how vastly superior you feel you are over others, you will turn into the thing you despise.

 

The creepy thing is despite Sarnath being fictional, Lovecraft got really close to naming parts of that city to real world places even though he said that he thought he invented the name independently

 


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 05:10 PM

The title reminds me of Ulduar.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 05:14 PM

This topic is much too sensible. I think we need Copper to move it to General Discussion.



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Posted 26 February 2018 - 05:21 PM

I certainly can if folks would ultimately prefer (I'd have no strong opinion either way about moving it myself.)


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 05:38 PM

Shall we make another poll?

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 05:42 PM

I can't tell and don't even care whether or not I'm funny today, you get what you get


Edited by Copper Bezel, 26 February 2018 - 05:55 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#7 Soft Snow

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 06:10 PM

I wasn't sure where this should have been placed myself. I erred on the side of caution. But if this is GD material by all means please move it there. <3

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 06:16 PM

I'll read it in either location. My opionion is therefore irrelevant. :)
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Posted 26 February 2018 - 06:19 PM

In any case the last thing I want is to derail the thread to be about itself. I know very little Lovecraft and have nothing to contribute, but we clearly have some folks interested in the subject per the Random Thoughts discussion and it's a fun kind of conversation to have / see. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 06:46 PM

I think Lovecraft being a paranoid freak was a contributing factor to both his writing and his super-racism. I don't think the racism was itself behind the writing beyond the connections he chose to make in specific things like the story you described.



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Posted 26 February 2018 - 07:00 PM

Yeah, like, I don't think he was 100% black and white racist (I mean, if so he's a hypocrite because of his own actions in life) but he's certainly a huge racist and I don't think it was necessarily a good thing for his writing.

 

Also referring to Cthulhu as a priest, IIRC wasn't that aspect added by Derleth to the Mythos later on? I don't remember him doing it in his original work body.


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 07:00 PM

Remember when Lovey freaked out and wrote Shadow Over Innsmouth because he found out his grandmother was Welsh

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 07:05 PM

 
Also referring to Cthulhu as a priest, IIRC wasn't that aspect added by Derleth to the Mythos later on? I don't remember him doing it in his original work body.


Call of Cthulhu says he was called "great priest Cthulhu".

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 07:05 PM

Lovecraft comes across as some one who had a really bad case of PTSD, I don't know enough about his life to say if there was a specific event that triggered it. 


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 09:03 PM

 

 
Also referring to Cthulhu as a priest, IIRC wasn't that aspect added by Derleth to the Mythos later on? I don't remember him doing it in his original work body.


Call of Cthulhu says he was called "great priest Cthulhu".

 

 

Oh, I should re-read it sometime. It's fairly short.


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 09:58 PM

I enjoy Lovecraft-inspired works, but have never had much inclination to read the books themselves.  Mostly because it's not really my genre, other reasons are well covered in Random Thoughts.

 

He's someone I enjoy finding in the story source footnotes but not someone I want to experience directly, if that makes sense.

 

I did enjoy the Exploring the Cthulhu Mythos videos that TheExploringSeries did a while back.  Seems like a pretty solid summary of the Mythos' major points.


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:00 PM

A lot of his stories are rather short. Some are just short biographies of certain characters. Like how the mad Arabic, Abdul Alhazred, who wrote the necronomicon.

 

Which is funny because I always loved the Evil Dead movie series and never realized the necronomicon they used is from Lovecraft.

 

World of Warcraft was inspired from Lovecraft.

 

Bloodborne was inspired from Lovecraft.

 

Stephan King's book It was inspired by Lovecraft.

 

There is a good chance if a story contains an unfathomable cosmic horror, it was inspired by Lovecraft. He is like the father of that genre. His ideas easily fit into almost any story because the concept is so vast and mysterious that it can always be there without having to interact with any of the characters or setting. Lovecraft's gods don't actively seek to interfere with the lives of morals, they are indifference and oblivious to our existence. They have to be summoned. Allowing writers to use them when they see fit without having to explain where they went or what they have been up to this entire time.


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:05 PM

I think we're all pretty familiar with Lovecraft as a foundation of cosmic horror, yes.


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 07:46 AM

And how often it's imitation and reference rather than emulation. 

 

 

He's someone I enjoy finding in the story source footnotes but not someone I want to experience directly, if that makes sense.

I feel like this has almost retroactively become the point, combined with the above. The whole Lovecraft cosmology is an invented mythology that can be alluded to or referenced by people who've never read the original texts. We have a scattering of short stories instead of the usual mix of inscriptions, fragmentary texts and scenes painted on pottery or carved into doors, but the resulting cluster of types and tropes seems very purposefully and successfully similar in kind. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 27 February 2018 - 07:53 AM

Bloodborne did it well because it didn't outright state it was referencing anything, IMO. The most blatant references in it were to Dream-Quest rather than to his main stuff.


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