History Analysis / HumansAreCthulhu

20th Jun '16 5:48:06 PM MarqFJA
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*** Humans do care. They may not care enough do do a whole lot to help wild animals, but they will avoid being unnecessarily cruel. This is not something that is true of nature in general. Evolution cares only for genetic fitness.

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*** Humans do care. They may not care enough do to do a whole lot to help wild animals, but they will avoid being unnecessarily cruel. This is not something that is true of nature in general. Evolution cares only for genetic fitness.
11th Jun '16 1:02:55 AM SwankyTower
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*** It was quiet telling that some Human Eldritch Abominations find the aforementioned NightmareFuel so horrifying, they are put off from eating meat.
9th May '16 4:45:05 AM erforce
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** It gets ever better: It's semi-well-known that humans are the best [[{{Determinator}} endurance runners]] in the animal kingdom. How did we get that way? It's how we hunt. Yeah, that gazelle is faster than you at the moment, but lets see how it's doing ''three or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultramarathon four hours later]]''. For (even more) added {{NightmareFuel}}, consider that the point of this is to run a specific animal to exhaustion. Most other predators will just take whatever member of the herd gets in the way of their fangs, but the human? Coming for ''you, personally'' [[TheTerminator ...and it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.]]

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** It gets ever better: It's semi-well-known that humans are the best [[{{Determinator}} endurance runners]] in the animal kingdom. How did we get that way? It's how we hunt. Yeah, that gazelle is faster than you at the moment, but lets see how it's doing ''three or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultramarathon four hours later]]''. For (even more) added {{NightmareFuel}}, consider that the point of this is to run a specific animal to exhaustion. Most other predators will just take whatever member of the herd gets in the way of their fangs, but the human? Coming for ''you, personally'' [[TheTerminator ...[[Film/TheTerminator ...and it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.]]
11th Apr '16 11:52:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Actually it is quite common that HumansAreCthulhu [[NoExit to other people]]. That is how a ConspiracyTheory comes about, and why this trope fits in our imagination so easily.

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* Actually it is quite common that HumansAreCthulhu [[NoExit [[Theatre/NoExit to other people]]. That is how a ConspiracyTheory comes about, and why this trope fits in our imagination so easily.



** Oh, and those bipedal naked things that somehow ruled the world? They are the descendants of those little furry things that you either ate or barely paid attention to. It's the dinosaur equivalent of the Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes, only much worse.

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** Oh, and those bipedal naked things that somehow ruled the world? They are the descendants of those little furry things that you either ate or barely paid attention to. It's the dinosaur equivalent of the Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes, only much worse.
2nd Feb '16 5:21:44 PM ading
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* Humanity's continued social and technological evolution means that, from the point of view of Lovecraft himself or one of his social contemporaries, we have become Cthulhu by way of TranshumanAliens. Think about it: our present day society would be incomprehensible to Lovecraft due to sheer ValuesDissonance, what with our promotion of multiculturalism, lack of an established aristocratic social caste, freedom of speech, casual acceptance of what would be horrific licentiousness and immorality (we let women walk around in skimpy clothes, there are open same-sex couples, no official stigma against mixed-race couples). And then there's our scientific advances. We have machines that can carry us around the world in a few hours. We've been to the moon and back, and sent machines that send us information back as far as Pluto. We can unleash weapons capable of leaving entire cities obliterated and render enormous swathes of countryside a toxic wasteland that leaves future generations sickened and deformed, and these weapons can be sent all around the world with the touch of a button (intercontinental missiles, nuclear warheads). We have machines that can tap into all human knowledge ever developed, every film, every novel, every piece of art, everything man has ever produced can be seen and possibly replicated by anyone with the right knowledge and one of these machines (read: computers and the internet). We've evolved into something that would almost be as alien to Lovecraft's protagonists as the monsters he wrote about.
12th Dec '15 11:40:14 AM arcada188
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** Similarly, what do birds think of human music? Even wind instruments like flutes probably sound like close, but [[UncannyValley "off"]], birdsong. Other instruments are probably perceived as outright {{Black Speech}}.
11th Dec '15 9:44:03 AM arcada188
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** What's scariest of all for a deer is that humans don't "play by the rules" when they hunt, or at least, not by any rules that animals would recognize. Your average predator wolves, bears, etc. will go for the easy kill, cutting the slowest or weakest from the herd. Humans don't do that. Humans have the means and in the case of a sport hunter, the motivation to kill the strongest member of the herd. Imagine being the alpha male stag of your herd. You're fast enough to outrun most of the predators in your world, and if need be, big enough and strong enough to fend them off. Not only is that of no use against a human hunter, but in fact, being the biggest and strongest makes you a target, because you'll make a nice trophy on the hunter's wall and a nice story for him to tell his buddies over drinks. Think of how little sense that makes to a deer. And most likely, the deer won't even see this incomprehensible predator coming; just a loud noise, a sharp pain in the shoulder, and it's over. Millions of years of natural selection have been turned upside down overnight by big game hunting, to the point where being smaller and weaker is now an evolutionary advantage for many game animals.


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** What's scariest of all for a deer is that humans don't "play by the rules" when they hunt, or at least, not by any rules that animals would recognize. Your average predator wolves, bears, etc. will go for the easy kill, cutting the slowest or weakest from the herd. Humans don't do that. Humans have the means and in the case of a sport hunter, the motivation to kill the strongest member of the herd. Imagine being the alpha male stag of your herd. You're fast enough to outrun most of the predators in your world, and if need be, big enough and strong enough to fend them off. Not only is that of no use against a human hunter, but in fact, being the biggest and strongest makes you a target, ''a target'', because you'll make a nice trophy on the hunter's wall and a nice story for him to tell his buddies over drinks. Think of how little sense that makes to a deer. And most likely, the deer won't even see this incomprehensible predator coming; just a loud noise, a sharp pain in the shoulder, and it's over. Millions of years of natural selection have been turned upside down overnight by big game hunting, to the point where being smaller ''smaller and weaker weaker'' is now an evolutionary advantage for many game animals.

11th Dec '15 9:43:10 AM arcada188
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** What's scariest of all for a deer is that humans don't "play by the rules" when they hunt, or at least, not by any rules that animals would recognize. Your average predator wolves, bears, etc. will go for the easy kill, cutting the slowest or weakest from the herd. Humans don't do that. Humans have the means and in the case of a sport hunter, the motivation to kill the strongest member of the herd. Imagine being the alpha male stag of your herd. You're fast enough to outrun most of the predators in your world, and if need be, big enough and strong enough to fend them off. Not only is that of no use against a human hunter, but in fact, being the biggest and strongest makes you a target, because you'll make a nice trophy on the hunter's wall and a nice story for him to tell his buddies over drinks. Think of how little sense that makes to a deer. And most likely, the deer won't even see this incomprehensible predator coming; just a loud noise, a sharp pain in the shoulder, and it's over. Millions of years of natural selection have been turned upside down overnight by big game hunting, to the point where being smaller and weaker is now an evolutionary advantage for many game animals.

29th Nov '15 10:27:50 AM AHI-3000
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* Humanity's continued social and technological evolution means that, from the point of view of Lovecraft himself or one of his social contemporaries, we have become Cthulhu by way of TranshumanAliens. Think about it: our present day society would be incomprehensible to Lovecraft due to sheer ValuesDissonance, what with our promotion of multiculturalism, lack of an established aristocratic social caste, freedom of speech, casual acceptance of what would be horrific licentiousness and immorality (we let women walk around in skimpy clothes, there are open same-sex couples, no official stigma against mixed-race couples). And then there's our scientific advances. We have machines that can carry us around the world in a few hours. We've been to the moon and back, and sent machines that send us information back as far as Pluto. We can unleash weapons capable of leaving entire cities obliterated and render enormous swathes of countryside a toxic wasteland that leaves future generations sickened and deformed, and these weapons can be sent all around the world with the touch of a button (intercontinental missiles, nuclear warheads). We have machines that can tap into all human knowledge ever developed, every film, every novel, every piece of art, everything man has ever produced can be seen and possibly replicated by anyone with the right knowledge and one of these machines (read: computers and the internet). We've evolved into something that would almost be as alien to Lovecraft's protagonists as the monsters he wrote about.
15th Nov '15 11:28:28 AM AHI-3000
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** There's a theory that dinosaurs simply couldn't survive in the climate of modern Earth: the climate of their day was warmer, wetter, and more oxygenated. For a dinosaur to be transported to the modern day would be like a human being transported to Mars. The air is deathly cold. You can barely breathe. You probably can't even hear anything, due to your eardrums being designed for a thicker atmosphere. And you're surrounded by these strange little creatures that seem to ''thrive'' in the very conditions that render you helpless. Imagine that. In your own world, you are the undisputed top of the food chain. Here you can't move, can't hear, can't see. You're at the mercy of these ghoulish, alien... ''things''.
** It gets worse: imagine as a dinosaur, you find out just what these great mechanical beasts [[PoweredByAForsakenChild use for fuel]]. ''Sweet Dino-Jesus''...
** Oh, and those bipedal naked things that somehow ruled the world? They are the descendants of those little furry things that you either ate or barely paid attention to. It's the dinosaur equivalent of the Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes, only much worse.
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