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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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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:13 AM

I think even within Lovecraft's stories there's instances of references and allusions by characters who might not really know what they're talking about. Like Nyarlathotep getting namedropped in The Rats in the Walls but given a description that sounds like Azathoth.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:23 AM

Gotcha. That makes sense - without having read much of his work, I'd kinda had the sense he'd been purposeful in building in that effect.


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 27 February 2018 - 10:19 AM

I don't know how specifically purposeful it might or might not have been. The whole mythos was kind of fluid as he was writing; my impression is more that he reworked elements as needed to fit the current narrative.

Of course, that works in the larger context because it fits into the whole "so vast and ancient all we know are scraps and legends fitfully understood" aspect, so accident or not, it doesn't really matter.
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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:07 PM

It is interesting to note that the characters in the stories refer to the eldritch creatures as demons when they weren't demons in the traditional sense, just alien life forms we don't understand. But I wonder if Lovecraft did that intentionally or simply lacked a better term to refer to them.

 

Despite Lovecraft best being known for his god creatures, they are barely referred too, at least in the early writings. They are just things you call upon to get power and knowledge. You get a brief passage of what the god is then spend the rest of the story about how cultists used that power to do terrible tings and how the protagonist had to stop them. I get the impression that the gods these cultist worship are borrowing power from them without them realizing it. Like mites eating dead skin cells off your body. Makes me wonder if I'm being worshiped by dust mites now...

 

 

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.

I mean it did refer to Great Ones, phantasms, the dream realm and the cosmos well enough. I mean if you took the time to read all the stuff the game throws at you. How subtle it was about telling you things and how much was left unexplained feels a lot like Lovecraft. The true ending still confuses as I don't know what the Moon Presence was after. I hear Bloodborne 2 is coming out soon.... I look forward to it.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:22 PM

It is interesting to note that the characters in the stories refer to the eldritch creatures as demons when they weren't demons in the traditional sense, just alien life forms we don't understand. But I wonder if Lovecraft did that intentionally or simply lacked a better term to refer to them.


That I feel was a deliberate thing, simply because that's likely the default position most conventionally religious people would drop to. But yeah, in any case I'm not sure what other, human invented, term would work better.
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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:32 PM

 

I mean it did refer to Great Ones, phantasms, the dream realm and the cosmos well enough. I mean if you took the time to read all the stuff the game throws at you. How subtle it was about telling you things and how much was left unexplained feels a lot like Lovecraft. The true ending still confuses as I don't know what the Moon Presence was after. I hear Bloodborne 2 is coming out soon.... I look forward to it.

 

The only explicit reference is to the Great Ones, who specifically are the gods of the Dreamlands. If we take that at face value then the ones in the game aren't truly like Oedon and his ilk but more related to humans, though not something to be sure of. As to the Moon Presence, if you assume the fact it looks like Nyarlathotep is intentional then just sub in the Unknown Kadath reason where it was intervening because the Great Ones had been enchanted by human dreams. You kill them which presumably restores the natural order, but can in turn fight Nyarlathotep/Moon Presence to attain greater power.

 

As to the sequel, we don't know if it's a Bloodborne followup.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:37 PM

It is interesting to note that the characters in the stories refer to the eldritch creatures as demons when they weren't demons in the traditional sense, just alien life forms we don't understand. But I wonder if Lovecraft did that intentionally or simply lacked a better term to refer to them.

That I feel was a deliberate thing, simply because that's likely the default position most conventionally religious people would drop to. But yeah, in any case I'm not sure what other, human invented, term would work better.

Yeah, I haven't read much of Lovecraft, but this sounds like exactly the kind of detail it would have been unwise to overwork in the first place, because any more "accurate" term would have been less realistic for the characters involved to actually come up with anyway. Meanwhile, there's a glaring hole in Western tradition for benign or indifferent spiritual beings not thought of as deities, such that we don't really even have a commonplace word for the likes of kami etc. Monotheism's a bitch.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 28 February 2018 - 10:37 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?

 


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:39 PM

Good old Chaotic Neutrals.

 

 

Also, You can read most of Lovecraft's junk over here since it's public domain.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:47 AM

To me, a god that was created from human thoughts and feelings is like the complete opposite of what an elder god should be.



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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:59 AM

It is interesting to note that the characters in the stories refer to the eldritch creatures as demons when they weren't demons in the traditional sense, just alien life forms we don't understand. But I wonder if Lovecraft did that intentionally or simply lacked a better term to refer to them.

That I feel was a deliberate thing, simply because that's likely the default position most conventionally religious people would drop to. But yeah, in any case I'm not sure what other, human invented, term would work better.

Yeah, I haven't read much of Lovecraft, but this sounds like exactly the kind of detail it would have been unwise to overwork in the first place, because any more "accurate" term would have been less realistic for the characters involved to actually come up with anyway. Meanwhile, there's a glaring hole in Western tradition for benign or indifferent spiritual beings not thought of as deities, such that we don't really even have a commonplace word for the likes of kami etc. Monotheism's a bitch.


Come to think of it, it's a little odd that in regards to Greek mythology, at least in my experience, "gods" tends to exclude certain descendants of Gaia and Uranus like the Titans, despite being from the same famiy tree as the Olympians.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 01 March 2018 - 07:59 AM.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:10 AM

Good old Chaotic Neutrals.
 
 
Also, You can read most of Lovecraft's junk over here since it's public domain.

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:11 AM

Eh, having a physical copy is good as something to survive the WW3 EMPs or whatever.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:16 AM

It's also thick enough to kill a man with
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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:53 AM

That, too, may help you survive WW3.

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:53 AM

Maybe it'll stop a bullet!


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:56 AM

Maybe it'll stop a bullet!

Nonsense, only bibles can stop bullets.



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Posted 01 March 2018 - 11:31 AM

Come to think of it, it's a little odd that in regards to Greek mythology, at least in my experience, "gods" tends to exclude certain descendants of Gaia and Uranus like the Titans, despite being from the same famiy tree as the Olympians.

It does seem inconsistent, and neither the Greek religious thinkers nor the European monks who gave us our versions can be presumed to have a mastery of cladistics. Like, I get that the "gods" are the generation of beings who are active in human events today, were each Local Sports Team for some Greek polis and sometimes named after it, etc. They had a specific role in religious practice that their parents and cousins did not, and it was a very practical "religion". (Scare quotes because it seems about as anachronistic to call it "a" religion as it would be to call archaic Greece a nation, but.)

 

I have to think it's similar to the fact that the mainstream Christian character of Satan is definitely something you'd describe as a god by properties alone, but he doesn't fill that role in religious practice.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 01 March 2018 - 11:52 AM.

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 01 March 2018 - 11:45 AM

Reminder that Father Dagon and Mother Hydra are the best gods
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Posted 01 March 2018 - 11:57 AM

Reminder that Father Dagon and Mother Hydra are the best gods

Isn't Dagon so low on the totem that he's the priest of Cthulhu who himself is a priest to even higher gods?



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Posted 01 March 2018 - 12:04 PM

It might be hard to tell with some characters. I mean, there was no confirmation that the thing from Dagon has anything to do with the Dagon mentioned in Shadow over Innsmouth.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 01 March 2018 - 12:10 PM.





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