History Literature / TheKingInYellow

21st Nov '16 4:05:15 PM valar55
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* JerkassGenie: In the last scene, the King in Yellow answers the surviving characters prayers, but always in ways that pointedly do not profit them.

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* JerkassGenie: In the last scene, the King in Yellow answers the surviving characters characters' prayers, but always in ways that pointedly do not profit them.



* ReligionIsMagic: The priests of the Cult of the King in Yellow are shown capable of becoming invisible at will.

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* ReligionIsMagic: The priests of the Cult of the King in Yellow are shown to be capable of becoming invisible at will.



* VestigialEmpire: Ythill apparently once covered a better part of the planet, but a dozen rulers later it's rare for anyone to even leave the capital city.

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* VestigialEmpire: Ythill apparently once covered a the better part of the planet, but a dozen rulers later it's rare for anyone to even leave the capital city.
14th Nov '16 10:47:08 AM DracMonster
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* TogetherInDeath: Well, madness but it works out to the same thing. In ''The Yellow Sign'', after the model he's fallen in love with gets an eye-full of the play and goes bonkers, the artist despairingly picks it up and starts reading.

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* TogetherInDeath: Well, madness but it works out to the same thing. In ''The "The Yellow Sign'', Sign", after the model he's fallen in love with gets an eye-full of the play and goes bonkers, the artist despairingly picks it up and starts reading.
14th Nov '16 10:45:07 AM DracMonster
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* TogetherInDeath: Well, madness but it works out to the same thing. In ''The Yellow Sign'', after the model he's fallen in love with gets an eye-full of the play and goes bonkers, the artist despairingly picks it up and starts reading.
2nd Nov '16 12:52:09 AM PaulA
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Creator/HPLovecraft cited this book as an influence, and it's the direct[[note]]Chambers himself got it from a short story by Creator/AmbroseBierce, "Haïta the Shepherd", in which it's just a shepherd's god[[/note]] source of Hastur's name. According to Lovecraft's friend and fellow writer AugustDerleth, the actual performance of ''The King in Yellow'' is a summoning ritual for an EldritchAbomination.

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Creator/HPLovecraft cited this book as an influence, and it's the direct[[note]]Chambers himself got it from a short story by Creator/AmbroseBierce, "Haïta the Shepherd", in which it's just a shepherd's god[[/note]] source of Hastur's name. According to Lovecraft's friend and fellow writer AugustDerleth, Creator/AugustDerleth, the actual performance of ''The King in Yellow'' is a summoning ritual for an EldritchAbomination.
20th Sep '16 11:45:47 PM PaulA
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You might be looking for the RaymondChandler short story of the same name (in which the lead refers to ''this'' book).

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You might be looking for the RaymondChandler Creator/RaymondChandler short story of the same name (in which the lead refers to ''this'' book).
12th Aug '16 2:17:43 PM margdean56
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** A ShoutOut in the other direction occurs in Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's {{Darkover}} series, which uses ''lots'' of the names from the book -- mostly for Darkovan mythical/historical characters, occasionally for places.
1st Aug '16 6:15:55 PM PaulA
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** The book itself is a StockShoutOut among CosmicHorrorStory fans. References to it range from the fiction of Creator/HPLovecraft to appearance in Music/BlueOysterCult[='=]s "ETI."
** MarionZimmerBradley used a number of names from the book, including Hastur, Cassilda, Camilla, Hali, and Carcosa, in her ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' series.
2nd Jun '16 2:29:58 PM nombretomado
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** The book itself is a StockShoutOut among CosmicHorrorStory fans. References to it range from the fiction of HPLovecraft to appearance in Music/BlueOysterCult[='=]s "ETI."

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** The book itself is a StockShoutOut among CosmicHorrorStory fans. References to it range from the fiction of HPLovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft to appearance in Music/BlueOysterCult[='=]s "ETI."
11th May '16 7:35:15 AM Lightice
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* RoyalWe: The King in Yellow addresses himself in this manner. None of the mortal royalty follow the suit.
8th Feb '16 3:46:35 AM mirisu92
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* AlienSky: Carcosa—black stars, twin suns, you name it.
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