History Creator / AmbroseBierce

31st Dec '15 6:37:49 PM DarkGidora
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* BreakoutCharacter: ''Haita the Shepherd'' included a reference to a benevolent deity named ''Hastur'', and ''An Inhabitant of Carcosa'' featured the titular city. Later writers [[Literature/TheKingInYellow borrowed]] [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos the names]].
12th Dec '15 11:10:22 PM DragonQuestZ
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Ambrose Bierce (later nicknamed "Bitter Bierce" and the "Old Gringo") was a journalist and editorialist from Meigs County, Ohio, whose deeply cynical opinions on the world [[HumansAreFlawed and the people living in it]] led him to create his now-famous ([[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove though not nearly famous enough]]) series of short stories and other fiction pieces, most notably ''An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge''[[note]]Adapted as a French short movie, which was then aired as a ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode[[/note]]. Bitter Bierce never gave anyone a reason to wonder about his nickname: he was aggressive and fond of war (though also an anti-imperialist), fascinated by death, ''very'' cynical about love and religion, and perplexed by women. His works are notable for their [[DarkerAndEdgier dark, troubled, and haunting]] tone and subject matter. He would have made a fine bedfellow for [[EdgarAllanPoe Poe]] and [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]], but sadly, and certainly not for lack of talent on his part, he never achieved their notoriety.

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Ambrose Bierce (later nicknamed "Bitter Bierce" and the "Old Gringo") was a journalist and editorialist from Meigs County, Ohio, whose deeply cynical opinions on the world [[HumansAreFlawed and the people living in it]] led him to create his now-famous ([[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove though not nearly famous enough]]) series of short stories and other fiction pieces, most notably ''An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge''[[note]]Adapted as a French short movie, which was then aired as a ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode[[/note]]. Bitter Bierce never gave anyone a reason to wonder about his nickname: he was aggressive and fond of war (though also an anti-imperialist), fascinated by death, ''very'' cynical about love and religion, and perplexed by women. His works are notable for their [[DarkerAndEdgier dark, troubled, and haunting]] tone and subject matter. He would have made a fine bedfellow for [[EdgarAllanPoe Poe]] and [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]], but sadly, and certainly not for lack of talent on his part, he never achieved their notoriety.
6th Aug '15 7:09:40 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913?) was one of American literature's most intriguing, and most overlooked, luminaries... and a man who scared [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]].

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Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913?) '''Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce''' (June 24, 1842-circa 1914) was one of American literature's most intriguing, and most overlooked, luminaries... and a man who scared [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]].
1st Jun '15 7:05:02 PM Timurlame
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* DeathEqualsRedemption: Bierce was a strong proponent of this trope, at least when it came to the deaths of soldiers. This attitude is best demonstrated in essays such as "A Bivouac of the Dead" and the poem "To E. S. Salomon".
27th May '15 7:54:58 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Illuminatus}}''-trilogy, although he isn't directly named, it is easy to figure out from the context that he is one of the people that Fission Chips sees when St. Toad throws him between dimensions.

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* In ''{{Illuminatus}}''-trilogy, ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}''-trilogy, although he isn't directly named, it is easy to figure out from the context that he is one of the people that Fission Chips sees when St. Toad throws him between dimensions.
22nd May '15 4:01:58 AM erforce
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-->--Taken from one of Bierce's late essays.

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-->--Taken -->-- Taken from one of Bierce's late essays.



* ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter''. Oddly, the vampires don't get him in the end.

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* ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter''.''Film/FromDuskTillDawn3TheHangmansDaughter''. Oddly, the vampires don't get him in the end.
7th May '15 10:07:53 AM Alberich
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* RobotRebellion / TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: "Moxon's Master"
29th Apr '15 8:12:59 AM WillBGood
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* BlackComedy: ''Literally'' in "Oil of Dog", arguably in stories like "My Favorite Murder" and "An Imperfect Conflagration".

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* BlackComedy: ''Literally'' in "Oil of Dog", arguably in stories like "My Favorite Murder" and "An Imperfect Conflagration".



* EekAMouse: In "The Cat and the Youth", one of the retellings in ''Aesopus Emendatus'', a cat transformed into a human woman proves the success of the transformation by doing this.

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* EekAMouse: In "The Cat and the Youth", one of the retellings in ''Aesopus Emendatus'', a cat transformed into a human woman proves the success of the transformation by doing this. [[spoiler: She also ticks off the man she was trying to woo.]]
13th Apr '15 10:19:52 AM Lightice
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* Creator/KimNewman's ''Back in the U.S.S.A.'' depicts the death of Bierce, at least as it occurred in that particular AlternateHistory.

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* Creator/KimNewman's ''Back in the U.S.S.A.'' depicts the death of Bierce, at least as it occurred in that particular AlternateHistory.
* In ''{{Illuminatus}}''-trilogy, although he isn't directly named, it is easy to figure out from the context that he is one of the people that Fission Chips sees when St. Toad throws him between dimensions.
8th Jan '15 10:57:24 AM nombretomado
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* In RobertBloch's story "I Like Blondes" (originally published in ''Playboy'', 1956), the alien tells Shirley that "the body I'm using right now. Its name was Ambrose Beers, I believe. [Ril] picked it up in Mexico a long time ago..."

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* In RobertBloch's Creator/RobertBloch's story "I Like Blondes" (originally published in ''Playboy'', 1956), the alien tells Shirley that "the body I'm using right now. Its name was Ambrose Beers, I believe. [Ril] picked it up in Mexico a long time ago..."
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