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21st Nov '17 8:04:45 PM PaulA
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* Several of the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novels use Lovecraftian elements, and they're all inevitably Lovecraft Lite. One of the more self-aware is the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''All-Consuming Fire'' by Andy Lane, which alternates the narration between a PublicDomainCharacter [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes 19th-century guest]], who finds the experience full of incomprehensible strangeness and mind-scarring horror in classic Lovecraft fashion, and the Doctor's companion, who's much more blasé about the whole thing. ("Rugose alien monstrosities? What, again?")
** ''All-Consuming Fire'' is so self-aware about being Lovecraft Lite that [[spoiler: the monster turns out to be a moderately powerful StarfishAlien ''pretending'' to be an EldritchAbomination]].

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* Several of the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novels use Lovecraftian elements, and they're all inevitably Lovecraft Lite. One of the more self-aware is the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''All-Consuming Fire'' ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresAllConsumingFire All-Consuming Fire]]'' by Andy Lane, which alternates the narration between a PublicDomainCharacter [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes 19th-century guest]], who finds the experience full of incomprehensible strangeness and mind-scarring horror in classic Lovecraft fashion, and the Doctor's companion, who's much more blasé about the whole thing. ("Rugose alien monstrosities? What, again?")
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again?") ''All-Consuming Fire'' is so self-aware about being Lovecraft Lite that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the monster turns out to be a moderately powerful StarfishAlien ''pretending'' to be an EldritchAbomination]].
15th Nov '17 5:22:18 AM kikiandlala
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* In the IOS game Deep Town: Mining Company from Rockbite, the [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] known as Elders are mountain-sized, tentacled beings that predate humanity and were the ones to end 23rd century civilization. Unfortunately for them, you are an [[AlienInvasion A.I. mining platform from outer space]] and it's now much further into the future. So the Elders are helpless as you blast them back with lasers, bombs and more exotic attacks.
13th Nov '17 12:23:23 AM orangekun21
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* LightNovel/SukaSuka features a number of obvious Lovecraftian themes and references. The lore concerning the [[EldritchAbomination 17 Beasts]] and [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Visitors]] wouldn’t be too out of place outside of a CosmicHorrorStory. Plus a number of characters have names clearly inspired by Lovecraft’s works. Still, despite the constant threat of the world ending and many tearjerkers, the story has an uplifting tone. It’s more about living your life to the fullest in the face of inevitable doom rather than giving into despair. The story also does something rare in that it actually [[spoiler: makes you empathize with the 17 Beasts.]] Similiar to works by Creator/YokoTaro [[spoiler: it adds a layer of depth to its otherwise alien antagonists and gives them understandable motivations.]]
6th Nov '17 7:20:11 PM 64SuperNintendo
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13th Oct '17 6:57:56 PM KillerClowns
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* Among the inspirations for the {{Troperiffic}} ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' are ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' and ''Franchise/StarTrek''. From the former is drawn inspiration for many nasty entities -- the Tyranid-esque Prethyon Swarm, the all-devouring Unbidden, and the deadly, Warp-like Shroud, among others. But the latter's idealism and optimism are also present. The species of the galaxy have a hope of unifying, banding together, and turning back the horrors of the cosmos. There are only two notable exceptions that go into CosmicHorrorStory territory, but [[spoiler:the Worm-in-Waiting]] can leave the civilization in question CursedWithAwesome (or be [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu killed outright]]), and [[spoiler:the End of the Cycle]] is [[SchmuckBait clearly labeled]] PressXToDie and won't necessarily succeed in its OmnicidalManiac quest (although [[spoiler:the empire that made a pact with it]] [[TooDumbToLive is totally screwed]]).

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* Among the inspirations for the {{Troperiffic}} ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' are ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' and ''Franchise/StarTrek''. From the former is drawn inspiration for many nasty entities -- the Tyranid-esque Prethyon Swarm, the all-devouring Unbidden, and the deadly, Warp-like Shroud, among others. But the latter's idealism and optimism are also present. The species of the galaxy have a hope of unifying, banding together, and turning back the horrors of the cosmos. There are only two notable exceptions that go into CosmicHorrorStory territory, but [[spoiler:the Worm-in-Waiting]] can leave the civilization in question CursedWithAwesome (or be [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu killed outright]]), sent back to the place from whence it came]]), and [[spoiler:the End of the Cycle]] is [[SchmuckBait clearly labeled]] PressXToDie and won't necessarily succeed in its OmnicidalManiac quest (although [[spoiler:the empire that made a pact with it]] [[TooDumbToLive is totally screwed]]).
4th Oct '17 8:36:29 AM KizunaTallis
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* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': The Entity plotline finally gets into this direction at the very end, but barely [[spoiler: Entity consumes all people on Earth, Linkara has no way to defeat it...but he manages to convince it to commit a suicide, restoring the world back to normal]]
** [[spoiler:The general intent was actually a deconstruction of a Cosmic Horror Story. The Entity is a being makes worlds, even universes seem insignificant, but in the end, it's just an arrogant self-absorbed Generic Doomsday Villain that has no idea what it's going to do after accomplishing its goal, and the realization shows it's just an insignificant as the rest us.]]

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* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': The Entity plotline finally gets into this direction at the very end, but barely [[spoiler: is a long CosmicHorrorStory. Ultimately, [[spoiler:the Entity consumes all people on Earth, and Linkara has no way to defeat it...but it... until he manages to convince it to commit successfully pulls off a suicide, TalkingtheMonsterToDeath, restoring the world back to normal]]
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** [[spoiler:The The general intent in fact was actually [[spoiler:actually a deconstruction {{deconstruction}} of a Cosmic Horror Story. the CosmicHorrorStory. The Entity is a being makes that can consume entire worlds, even universes seem insignificant, insignificant compared to its power, but in the end, it's just an arrogant arrogant, self-absorbed Generic Doomsday Villain GenericDoomsdayVillain that has [[AndThenWhat no idea what it's going to do after accomplishing its goal, goal]], and the realization shows it's just an insignificant as the rest of us.]]
2nd Oct '17 6:12:48 PM PixelKnight
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Oh no! The {{Cult}} of [[PunctuationShaker K'rzy]] has read from the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Book of]] [[GoshDangItToHeck Darned Awful Things]] and unleashed the dreaded might of [[EldritchAbomination Yog-Sofserve]], the Black Goat with a Thousand Flavors! Yep, it's [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt end of the world time]]. But wait! Those [[BigDamnHeroes big darned heroes]] showed up and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu shoved old Yog]] [[SealedEvilInACan back into his book]]. Crisis averted! And nobody went gibbering insane!

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Oh no! The {{Cult}} of [[PunctuationShaker K'rzy]] has read from the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Book of]] [[GoshDangItToHeck Darned Awful Things]] and unleashed the dreaded might of [[EldritchAbomination Yog-Sofserve]], the Black Goat of the Cream with a Thousand Flavors! Yep, it's [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt end of the world time]]. But wait! Those [[BigDamnHeroes big darned heroes]] showed up and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu shoved old Yog]] [[SealedEvilInACan back into his book]]. Crisis averted! And nobody went gibbering insane!
1st Oct '17 8:20:07 PM Ramidel
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* [[UnbuiltTrope Lovecraft himself wrote some Lovecraft Lite]], so don't think it's a departure from the tone of the original stories, including some of his most famous.

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* [[UnbuiltTrope Lovecraft himself wrote some Lovecraft Lite]], so don't think it's a departure from the tone of the original stories, including some of his most famous. It's been said that the occasional human victory actually serves to drive home the tone and message of Lovecraft's philosophy. The universe is big and terrible and [[EverythingTryingToKillYou full of things that can wipe us out in an instant]], but sometimes humans can win against {{Eldritch Abomination}}s anyway... because they aren't really any more ''important'' than we are.



** It's been said that the occasional human victory actually serves to drive home the tone and message of Lovecraft's philosophy. The universe is big and terrible and [[EverythingTryingToKillYou full of things that can wipe us out in an instant]], but sometimes humans can win against {{Eldritch Abomination}}s anyway... because they aren't really any more ''important'' than we are.
28th Sep '17 8:49:27 AM TwobitMulder
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* Edgar Cantero's ''Meddling Kids'' falls pretty firmly here. Grownup expies of the Scooby Gang (with dashes of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, and Encyclopedia Brown's Sally Kimbal) return to the lakeside town where they solved their cases as teens and face off against prehistoric fish monsters and a lake sized tentacle flailing elder god from the far reaches of space and prove up to the task.
25th Sep '17 9:35:26 PM Kuruni
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' [[DeconReconSwitch is like this]]. The [[ApocalypseHow entropy problem]] is not yet fully resolved, [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination The Incubators]]]] get away with everything, [[PoweredByAForsakenChild despair and misery are still necessary components of the universe and human civilization]], [[spoiler:[[BittersweetEnding Kyouko couldn't save Sayaka]], but at the very least the titular character [[AWorldHalfFull remade the world so that magical girls no longer mutate into witches,]] though at the cost of her very existence and new entities called "wraiths" exist instead. And there is still plenty of conflict going on...]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' [[DeconReconSwitch is like this]]. this]]:
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The [[ApocalypseHow entropy problem]] is not yet fully resolved, [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination The Incubators]]]] get away with everything, [[PoweredByAForsakenChild despair and misery are still necessary components of the universe and human civilization]], [[spoiler:[[BittersweetEnding Kyouko couldn't save Sayaka]], but at the very least the titular character [[AWorldHalfFull remade the world so that magical girls no longer mutate into witches,]] though at the cost of her very existence and new entities called "wraiths" exist instead. And there is still plenty of conflict going on...]]
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