History Literature / TheShadowOverInnsmouth

17th Oct '17 4:22:21 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* DyingAsYourself: The motive for the above.
13th Oct '17 7:49:31 PM Bauglir100
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* PoliceAreUseless: Averted! The beginning explains how as soon as the narrator informed the government about what happened in Innsmouth, policemen arrived there and arrested most of its residents, destroyed half the buildings with dynamite, and even bombarded the Devil's Reef with a ''submarine''.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Averted! The beginning explains how as soon as the narrator informed the government about what happened in Innsmouth, policemen arrived there and arrested most of its residents, destroyed half the buildings with [[KillItWithFire fire]] and dynamite, and even bombarded the Devil's Devil Reef with a ''submarine''.
13th Oct '17 7:39:59 PM Bauglir100
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* PoliceAreUseless: Averted! The beginning explains how as soon as the narrator informed the government about what happened in Innsmouth, policemen arrived there and arrested most of its residents, destroyed half the buildings with dynamite, and even bombarded the Devil's Reef with a ''submarine''.
13th Oct '17 6:15:21 AM IdumeanPatriot
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** This is all rather debatable; even Lovecraft, himself, depicted the Deep Ones as sophisticated, if evil, creatures that have a highly advanced culture, as evidenced by their highly developed artistic skills. Likewise, Y'ha'neth'lei, their home city, is presented as a place of endless, if mind-bending, wonders. The citizens of Innsmouth appear degenerate and pathetic because they have absolutely no care for their existence above water, and eagerly wait to leave their humanity behind for good, so they spend most of their time in drunken stupor.

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** This is all rather debatable; even Lovecraft, himself, depicted the Deep Ones as sophisticated, if evil, creatures that have a highly advanced culture, as evidenced by their highly developed artistic skills. Likewise, Y'ha'neth'lei, Y'ha-nthlei, their home city, is presented as a place of endless, if mind-bending, wonders. The citizens of Innsmouth appear degenerate and pathetic because they have absolutely no care for their existence above water, and eagerly wait to leave their humanity behind for good, so they spend most of their time in drunken stupor.



* ThoseWereOnlyTheirScouts: [[spoiler: While the US military was able to clean up Innsmouth, thus defeating the Deep Ones' invasion attempt, and even managed to damage their base at Y'ha'nth'lei with depth charges, the epilogue reveals that this was more of an inconvenience than a serious setback to the aliens. They are already planning a new operation, and next time they will target a larger and more important city.]]

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* ThoseWereOnlyTheirScouts: [[spoiler: While the US military was able to clean up Innsmouth, thus defeating the Deep Ones' invasion attempt, and even managed to damage their base at Y'ha'nth'lei Y'ha-nthlei with depth charges, the epilogue reveals that this was more of an inconvenience than a serious setback to the aliens. They are already planning a new operation, and next time they will target a larger and more important city.]]
11th Oct '17 2:33:58 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* DyingAsYourself: The motive for the above.
11th Oct '17 2:26:07 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* ThoseWereOnlyTheirScouts: [[spoiler: While the US military was able to clean up Innsmouth, thus defeating the Deep Ones' invasion attempt, and even managed to damage their base at Y'ha'nth'lei with depth charges, the epilogue reveals that this was more of an inconvenience than a serious setback to the aliens. They are already planning a new operation, and next time they will target a larger and more important city.]]



* TimeAbyss: The Deep Ones are immortal and one is stated to be 80,000 years old.

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* TimeAbyss: The Deep Ones are immortal and one is stated to be more than 80,000 years old.
10th Sep '17 6:56:36 PM SantosLHalper
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->''"It's beginning to look a lot like Fishmen\\
Everywhere I go.\\
From the minute I got to town\\
And started to look around\\
I thought these ill-bred people's gill-slits showed."''
-->--''Dagon Tabernacle Choir'' [[http://www.cthulhulives.org/Solstice/fish-menplayer.html]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tTHn2tHhcI]]

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->''"It's beginning to look a lot like Fishmen\\
Everywhere I go.\\
From
->''"The sight of such endless avenues of fishy-eyed vacancy and death, and the minute I got to town\\
And started to look around\\
I
thought these ill-bred people's gill-slits showed.of such linked infinities of black, brooding compartments given over to cob-webs and memories and the conqueror worm, start up vestigial fears and aversions that not even the stoutest philosophy can disperse."''
-->--''Dagon Tabernacle Choir'' [[http://www.cthulhulives.org/Solstice/fish-menplayer.html]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tTHn2tHhcI]]
-->--''The Narrator's thoughts upon touring Innsmouth''
7th Sep '17 2:18:20 AM PaulA
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''Innsmouth'' has also been adapted twice as an audio drama by the Atlanta Radio Theater Company and the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society. It has also been [[http://www.clasicadecomedias.com/version_teatral.html adapted for stage in Spain.]]

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''Innsmouth'' has also been adapted twice as an audio drama by the Atlanta Radio Theater Company and the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society.''Radio/DarkAdventureRadioTheatre'' series. It has also been [[http://www.clasicadecomedias.com/version_teatral.html adapted for stage in Spain.]]
4th Sep '17 1:37:21 AM PaulA
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* ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure: Lovecraft's solution to the inconceivable threat of the dark power of the abyssal gods is to just blow it up.

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* ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure: Lovecraft's solution The crackdown on Innsmouth after the protagonist escapes and reports to the inconceivable threat authorities includes "the deliberate burning and dynamiting -- under suitable precautions -- of an enormous number of crumbling, worm-eaten, and supposedly empty houses along the dark power of the abyssal gods is to just blow it up.abandoned waterfront."
4th Sep '17 1:32:58 AM PaulA
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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler:The protagonist realizes at the end that he shares the ancestry of the monstrous Innsmouth residents, and begins to succumb to it.]]


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* BodyHorror: The Innsmouth people's gradual "degeneration" into increasingly fish-like forms. It's mentioned that some of the older residents have become so deformed they can't even go outside anymore.


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* HumanoidAbomination: The HalfHumanHybrid fish people.


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* ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure: Lovecraft's solution to the inconceivable threat of the dark power of the abyssal gods is to just blow it up.


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* ShoutOut: Creator/EdgarAllanPoe was a major influence on Lovecraft's work. "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" borrows several terms and phrases ("imp of the perverse," "conqueror worm," etc.) directly from Poe.
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