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20th Jan '17 9:15:36 AM Morgenthaler
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20th Jan '17 1:28:24 AM Morgenthaler
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** This is actually played with quite interestingly. In the original story, ''The Courtyard'', it seems like it's just another story in the CthulhuMythos Universe taking place in modern times. It isn't until the second chapter of ''Neonomicon'' that Brears mentioned H.P. Lovecraft. Sax just never made the connection in the earlier story because he'd never heard of him, it having been written right around the time Lovecraft's works were only just starting to begin the huge resurgence in popularity they gained through the Internet.

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** This is actually played with quite interestingly. In the original story, ''The Courtyard'', it seems like it's just another story in the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos Universe taking place in modern times. It isn't until the second chapter of ''Neonomicon'' that Brears mentioned H.P. Lovecraft. Sax just never made the connection in the earlier story because he'd never heard of him, it having been written right around the time Lovecraft's works were only just starting to begin the huge resurgence in popularity they gained through the Internet.
6th Jan '17 11:52:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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** What the detectives (and by extension, Moore) seem to think Lovecraft was. They discuss the idea that all of Lovecraft's [[EldritchAbomination horrors]] may simply have come [[FreudWasRight from his own personal revulsion at the very idea of sex]].

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** What the detectives (and by extension, Moore) seem to think Lovecraft was. They discuss the idea that all of Lovecraft's [[EldritchAbomination horrors]] may simply have come [[FreudWasRight from his own personal revulsion at the very idea of sex]].sex.
3rd Dec '16 2:25:55 PM ProfessorDetective
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''Neonomicon'' is a four part comic miniseries by Creator/AlanMoore from 2010. It continues the narrative of his 1994 short story ''The Courtyard'', which had been converted into a comic back in 2003.

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''Neonomicon'' is a four part four-part comic miniseries by Creator/AlanMoore from 2010. It continues the narrative of his 1994 short story ''The Courtyard'', which had been converted into a comic back in 2003.



* AffablyEvil: Johnny Carcosa is rather chummy and easygoing for an avatar of Nyarlathotep.

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* AffablyEvil: Johnny Carcosa is rather chummy and easygoing easy-going for an avatar of Nyarlathotep.



** In ''The Courtyard'' he's merely a casual bigot who uses a lot of racial slurs, which seems to be Moore trying to stay true to the tone of actual Lovecraft stories, but he goes whole hog with it once he loses his mind.

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** In ''The Courtyard'' he's merely a casual bigot who uses a lot of racial slurs, which seems to be Moore trying to stay true to the tone of actual Lovecraft stories, but he goes whole hog whole-hog with it once he loses his mind.
16th Feb '16 10:19:06 AM eroock
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'''''Neonomicon''''' is a four part comic miniseries by Creator/AlanMoore from 2010. It continues the narrative of his 1994 short story ''The Courtyard'', which had been converted into a comic back in 2003.

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'''''Neonomicon''''' ''Neonomicon'' is a four part comic miniseries by Creator/AlanMoore from 2010. It continues the narrative of his 1994 short story ''The Courtyard'', which had been converted into a comic back in 2003.
2nd Oct '15 7:17:46 PM AliceMacher
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* IdiotBall: The climax of Issue 2 hinges on the normally intelligent and savvy Brears and Lamper, while undercover as a Lovecraft-fetish couple, obeying the Dagon cultists' instructions to strip naked, and for Brears to remove her [[BlindWithoutEm contact lenses]], before entering the pool. They even leave their guns behind in the change room, where the suspicious co-chief cultist Joanie discovers them, and promptly shoots Lamper, then holds Brears at gunpoint.
2nd Oct '15 7:03:22 PM AliceMacher
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* CrypticConversation: During Brears's drug-induced dream as the creature is raping her, Johnny Carcosa tells her, "What [[SpeechImpediment thith]] ith, ith you're a nun, thee, Asian, merry." Brears doesn't understand this at the time ("I'm not Asian"), but after thinking about it later, she realizes what he'd actually said: [[spoiler:"What this is, is your annunciation, [[ApocalypseMaiden Mary]]."]]


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* DecoyProtagonist: Lamper. In the covers for Issues 1 and 2, and in the promotional teasers for the story (e.g. the summation on the back cover of the trade), he gets equal billing with Brears. Lamper also gets roughly equal time with Brears within the comic--until he's murdered less than halfway through the second issue.
5th Mar '15 11:20:43 PM CL
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It's quite an atmospheric story, but be warned: there is a lot of very graphically depicted sexual assault and rape.

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It's quite an atmospheric story, but be warned: there is a lot In another interview, Moore stated that it was his intention to do the exact opposite of very graphically depicted sexual assault Lovecraft's usual "[[NothingIsScarier fear of the unknown]]" shtick by showing ''everything'' (in the most graphic detail possible) regarding the "nameless rituals" and rape.
"blasphemous rites" that the author only ever alluded to. As such, the comic contains numerous explicit (some might say pornographic) sex scenes, nearly all of which involve inter-species rape.
5th Mar '15 1:33:47 AM CL
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* NonMaliciousMonster: The Deep One; he takes Agent Brear by force, multiple times, but he doesn't seem to understand he's harming her and he doesn't brutalize her wantonly, to him it's nothing more than mating. Plus, when he understands that she's pregnant, he gently brings her into the water, breaks the gate that confined her with his free hand, helps her escape, and then goes back and proceeds to rip the Dagon cultists apart to prevent them from harming her.

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* NonMaliciousMonster: The Deep One; he takes Agent Brear Brears by force, multiple times, but he doesn't seem to understand that he's harming her and he doesn't brutalize her wantonly, to him it's nothing more than mating. Plus, when he understands that she's pregnant, he gently brings her into the water, breaks the gate that confined her with his free hand, helps her escape, and then goes back and proceeds to rip the Dagon cultists apart to prevent them from harming her.
5th Mar '15 1:32:34 AM CL
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Despite raping her constantly, the Deep One does seem to care about Brears, helping her escape when he learns she is pregnant.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Despite raping her constantly, the Deep One does seem to care about Brears, helping her escape when he learns that she is pregnant.



* AlienGeometries: The plateau of Leng definitely qualifies. R'lyeh is actually Agent Brears's '''womb'''.

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* AlienGeometries: The plateau Plateau of Leng definitely qualifies. R'lyeh is actually Agent Brears's '''womb'''.



* ArtificialLimbs: Carl Pearlman has a very ''GhostInTheShell''-looking bionic hand because Sax cut off his real one.

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* ArtificialLimbs: Carl Pearlman has a very ''GhostInTheShell''-looking ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell''-looking bionic hand because Sax cut off his real one.



* BareYourMidriff: Randolph Carter, and Brears both rock this look sometimes.

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* BareYourMidriff: Randolph Carter, Both Carter and Brears both rock this look sometimes.



* BookEnds: The first and the last page are identical.

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* BookEnds: The first and the last page pages are identical.



** Sax's look and general demeanor are based upon Lovecraft's. This happens in an universe where Lovecraft and his work do exist.
** This is actually played with quite interestingly. In the original story, ''The Courtyard'', it seems like it's just another story in the CthulhuMythos universe taking place in modern times. It isn't until the second chapter of ''Neonomicon'' that Brears mentioned H.P. Lovecraft. Sax just never made the connection in the earlier story because he'd never heard of him, it having been written right around the time Lovecraft's works were only just starting to begin the huge resurgence in popularity they gained through the internet.

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** Sax's look and general demeanor are based upon Lovecraft's. This happens in an a universe where Lovecraft and his work do exist.
** This is actually played with quite interestingly. In the original story, ''The Courtyard'', it seems like it's just another story in the CthulhuMythos universe Universe taking place in modern times. It isn't until the second chapter of ''Neonomicon'' that Brears mentioned H.P. Lovecraft. Sax just never made the connection in the earlier story because he'd never heard of him, it having been written right around the time Lovecraft's works were only just starting to begin the huge resurgence in popularity they gained through the internet.Internet.



* DidTheyOrDidntThey: Lamper and Brears seem perfectly at ease getting naked around each other, and Lamper gets very defensive when a fellow agent asks if they're having sex, but nothing sexual is ever confirmed.

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* DidTheyOrDidntThey: Lamper and Brears seem perfectly at ease with getting naked around each other, and Lamper gets very defensive when a fellow agent asks if they're having sex, but nothing sexual is ever confirmed.



* DramaticDeadpan: Agent Brears uses this when she visits Sax for the second time. Seeing as how she's using it to inform him that her partner was killed by the Dagon Cultists, who went on to gang-rape her and turn her over to a Deep One, who raped her repeatedly, in the process of which she became impregnated with C'thulhu, but she's decided that humans are basically "vermin" so she's more or less okay with the impending death of the species, the effect is terrifying. Sax himself is terrified.

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* DramaticDeadpan: Agent Brears uses this when she visits Sax for the second time. Seeing as how she's using it to inform him that her partner was killed by the Dagon Cultists, cultists, who went on to gang-rape her and turn her over to a Deep One, who raped her repeatedly, in the process of which she became impregnated with C'thulhu, but she's decided that humans are basically "vermin" so she's more or less okay with the impending death of the species, the effect is terrifying. Sax himself is terrified.



* ExoticEquipment: We get to see quite a bit of Deep One penis, and it's pretty much a regular penis. Played somewhat straight in that Deep Ones seem to be able to go at it for hours without any kind of male refractory period at all. Some of the sex toys depicted are pretty out there, however.
* ExtremeOmnisexual: The Dagon Cultists are this trope to a tee.

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* ExoticEquipment: We get to see quite a bit of Deep One penis, and it's pretty much a regular penis. Played somewhat straight in that Deep Ones seem to be able to go at it for hours without any kind of male refractory period at all. Some of the sex toys depicted are pretty out there, however.
as well.
* ExtremeOmnisexual: The Dagon Cultists cultists are this trope to a tee.



* LikeRealityUnlessNoted: The comics take place around the time they were written but lots of the technology and other things are more advance or at least... different. In addition to the aforementioned domes all the phone booths have built-in fax machines, Louis Farrakhan has a holiday named after him, UsefulNotes/BillClinton declared war on Syria in the mid '1990s and the US dollar has recently undergone a revaluation.

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* LikeRealityUnlessNoted: The comics take place around the time they were written but lots of the technology and other things are more advance advanced, or at least... different. In addition to the aforementioned domes all of the phone booths have built-in fax machines, Louis Farrakhan has a holiday named after him, UsefulNotes/BillClinton declared war on Syria in the mid '1990s mid-1990s, and the US dollar has recently undergone a revaluation.



* NonMaliciousMonster: Possibly, the Deep One; he takes Agent Brear by force, multiple times, but he doesn't seem to understand he's harming her and doesn't brutalize her wantonly, to him it's nothing more than mating. Plus, he eventually pulls out a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he understands that she's pregnant, gently brings her in the water, breaks the gate that confined her with his free hand, helps her escape, and then goes back and proceeds to rip the Dagon Cultists apart to prevent them from harming her.

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* NonMaliciousMonster: Possibly, the The Deep One; he takes Agent Brear by force, multiple times, but he doesn't seem to understand he's harming her and he doesn't brutalize her wantonly, to him it's nothing more than mating. Plus, he eventually pulls out a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he understands that she's pregnant, he gently brings her in into the water, breaks the gate that confined her with his free hand, helps her escape, and then goes back and proceeds to rip the Dagon Cultists cultists apart to prevent them from harming her.



* PlaceBeyondTime: Both R'lyeh and the Plateau of Leng count.

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* PlaceBeyondTime: Both R'lyeh and the Plateau of Leng count.Leng.
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