History Quotes / CosmicHorrorStory

25th Apr '18 8:42:54 AM AnotherEpicFail
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->''"[[BlackSpeech K'yaloh D'argesh F'ah]],"'' the leader told Palmer. "[[EldritchAbomination Leviathan]] slumbering, but day will come of wakening."
->"The tale of my escape and of my journey home is long," Palmer concluded. "But it is not a tale worth telling, because... well, because nothing is worth anything. [[TheQuietOne If I am quiet]] - if I am droll - it is because since that day, [[DespairEventHorizon life has held little interest]]. For how could it? What purpose is there in pursuing the trivial amusements of man?"
->''"K'yaloh D'argesh F'ah,"'' he repeated slowly. "Day will come of wakening."
->He glanced backwards at their churning wake, back towards the swirling waters where once Pestilent Isle had sat. "[[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Day has come]]."
-->--''Literature/SenseAndSensibilityAndSeaMonsters''
9th Apr '18 4:42:11 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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->See, Lovecraft's stories haven't remained popular so long just because his monsters are scary. They endure because his monsters are metaphors for existential alienation. It's not the ''appearance'' of the monsters in his stories, it's the ''reality'' of them, the fact that they exist. Their existence alone proves that humanity is doomed and that all our hopes and dreams are stupid. Running into one of Lovecraft's Elder Gods is like finding a strange pair of underwear in your bed and realizing that your spouse is cheating on you. It's not the underwear itself that's stabbing you in the heart; it's the betrayal it represents. Lovecraft's monsters are proof to the protagonist that the universe is not benevolent. Finding strange underwear might mean that your spouse never loved you; stumbling upon a Lovecraft creature means that ''God'' never loved you.

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->See, Lovecraft's [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]]'s stories haven't remained popular so long just because his monsters are scary. They endure because his monsters are metaphors for existential alienation. It's not the ''appearance'' of the monsters in his stories, it's the ''reality'' of them, the fact that they exist. Their existence alone proves that humanity is doomed and that all our hopes and dreams are stupid. Running into one of Lovecraft's Elder Gods is like finding a strange pair of underwear in your bed and realizing that your spouse is cheating on you. It's not the underwear itself that's stabbing you in the heart; it's the betrayal it represents. Lovecraft's monsters are proof to the protagonist that the universe is not benevolent. Finding strange underwear might mean that your spouse never loved you; stumbling upon a Lovecraft creature means that ''God'' ''{{God}}'' never loved you.you. (If you don't want to summon Cthulhu, a similar feeling can be achieved by reading Website/YouTube comments.)
24th Mar '18 12:52:35 AM AnotherEpicFail
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->The [[EldritchAbomination Old Ones]] know me now. Beneath the waves, beyond the skies, they know my name. I am theirs. I must attend to them as they make their preparations.
->They will wrest this world from the light. They will drown the cities and swallow the mountains. They will burst the moon and drain the sun. They will draw the earth back into the darkness from which it frothed. They will flood the universe until the horizon is abandoned and there is no barrier between the sea and sky. All shall be at peace then: tranquil and still but for their fitful stirrings. Our puny sentience is an affront to them, for theirs is the truest claim upon existence. [[OmnicidalManiac All lives, all creation, must be extinguished]]. I understand this now, and I welcome it.
->[[ApocalypticLog Tomorrow I will go into the water]]. [[MurderSuicide I will take as many with me as I can]].
-->--''Darkness Beyond,'' by Jason Franks
9th Jan '18 1:53:04 PM Scraggle
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->''This, Christian realized, was the apex of what Lovecraft had summed up in his philosophies. Perhaps it had been symbolic of something, back then; of the world's advancing technologies and the harnessing of what an antiquarian thought mankind was not meant to harness, of the increasing understanding of the capaciousness of the cosmos at large, of the integration of foreign races into a modern society as viewed by a xenophobe. But the quintessential idea of Lovecraft's views was fear of the unknown, of the incomprehensible, of what mankind was not and was never meant to behold. And no matter how many eons mankind was gifted to advance, no matter what hyper-evolved super-society they may have eventually metamorphosed into, they never would have been able to understand a being as immeasurable as the stars themselves, who's great, eldritch mind was vast enough to encompass the whole of mankind's existence in a single vacuole of its thought.''

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->''This, Christian realized, was the apex of what Lovecraft had summed up in his philosophies. Perhaps it had been symbolic of something, back then; of the world's advancing technologies and the harnessing of what an antiquarian thought mankind was not meant to harness, of the increasing understanding of the capaciousness of the cosmos at large, of the integration of foreign races into a modern society as viewed by a xenophobe. But the quintessential idea of Lovecraft's views was fear of the unknown, of the incomprehensible, of what mankind was not and was never meant to behold. And no matter how many eons mankind was gifted to advance, no matter what hyper-evolved super-society they may have eventually metamorphosed into, they never would have been able to understand a being as immeasurable as the stars themselves, who's whose great, eldritch mind was vast enough to encompass the whole of mankind's existence in a single vacuole of its thought.''
9th Jan '18 1:51:41 PM Scraggle
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This, Christian realized, was the apex of what Lovecraft had summed up in his philosophies. Perhaps it had been symbolic of something, back then; of the world's advancing technologies and the harnessing of what an antiquarian thought mankind was not meant to harness, of the increasing understanding of the capaciousness of the cosmos at large, of the integration of foreign races into a modern society as viewed by a xenophobe. But the quintessential idea of Lovecraft's views was fear of the unknown, of the incomprehensible, of what mankind was not and was never meant to behold. And no matter how many eons mankind was gifted to advance, no matter what hyper-evolved super-society they may have eventually metamorphosed into, they never would have been able to understand a being as immeasurable as the stars themselves, who's great, eldritch mind was vast enough to encompass the whole of mankind's existence in a single vacuole of its thought.

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This,
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Christian realized, was the apex of what Lovecraft had summed up in his philosophies. Perhaps it had been symbolic of something, back then; of the world's advancing technologies and the harnessing of what an antiquarian thought mankind was not meant to harness, of the increasing understanding of the capaciousness of the cosmos at large, of the integration of foreign races into a modern society as viewed by a xenophobe. But the quintessential idea of Lovecraft's views was fear of the unknown, of the incomprehensible, of what mankind was not and was never meant to behold. And no matter how many eons mankind was gifted to advance, no matter what hyper-evolved super-society they may have eventually metamorphosed into, they never would have been able to understand a being as immeasurable as the stars themselves, who's great, eldritch mind was vast enough to encompass the whole of mankind's existence in a single vacuole of its thought.''
9th Jan '18 1:51:16 PM Scraggle
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This, Christian realized, was the apex of what Lovecraft had summed up in his philosophies. Perhaps it had been symbolic of something, back then; of the world's advancing technologies and the harnessing of what an antiquarian thought mankind was not meant to harness, of the increasing understanding of the capaciousness of the cosmos at large, of the integration of foreign races into a modern society as viewed by a xenophobe. But the quintessential idea of Lovecraft's views was fear of the unknown, of the incomprehensible, of what mankind was not and was never meant to behold. And no matter how many eons mankind was gifted to advance, no matter what hyper-evolved super-society they may have eventually metamorphosed into, they never would have been able to understand a being as immeasurable as the stars themselves, who's great, eldritch mind was vast enough to encompass the whole of mankind's existence in a single vacuole of its thought.
-->--''Literature/TheCityOfNever''
5th Dec '17 9:54:41 PM Kuruni
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The price we have paid is everything. In an instant, so fast there is no time to react, let alone respond, the [Empire] is... gone. Where once there was thriving colonies, there is now only death. Where once mighty fleets crossed the void, there is only ghosts and debris. [[spoiler:All devoured by the End. All taken by the Shroud.]]

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The price we have paid is everything. In an instant, so fast there is no time to react, let alone respond, the [Empire] is... gone. Where once there was thriving colonies, there is now only death. Where once mighty fleets crossed the void, there is only ghosts and debris. [[spoiler:All All devoured by the End. All taken by the Shroud.]]
5th Dec '17 8:44:52 PM Mitchz95
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->''"[[AC:[[AbusivePrecursors My kind]] transcends your very understanding. We are each a nation; independent. Free of all weakness. [[PunyEarthlings You]] cannot even grasp the nature of our existence.]]"''
-->--'''Sovereign''', ''Franchise/MassEffect''

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->''"[[AC:[[AbusivePrecursors My kind]] transcends your very understanding. We ->[[AC:''Organic life is nothing but a genetic mutation, an '''accident'''. Your lives are each a nation; independent. Free measured in years and decades. You wither and die. '''We''' are eternal. The pinnacle of all weakness. [[PunyEarthlings You]] cannot even grasp evolution and existence. Before us, '''you''' are nothing. Your extinction is inevitable. '''We''' are the nature end of our existence.]]"''
-->--'''Sovereign''', ''Franchise/MassEffect''
everything. [...] The pattern has repeated itself more times than you can fathom. Organic civilizations rise, evolve, advance. And at the apex of their glory, they are extinguished. [...] We impose order on the chaos of organic evolution. You exist because we allow it. And you will end because we demand it.'']]
-->-- '''Sovereign''', ''VideoGame/{{Mass Effect|1}}''
10th Nov '17 5:30:51 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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->The time is five years to go before the end of the earth. It has been announced that the world will end because of lack of natural resources. Ziggy is in a position where all the kids have access to things that they thought they wanted. The older people have lost all touch with reality and the kids are left on their own to plunder anything. Ziggy was in a rock-and-roll band and the kids no longer want rock-and-roll. There's no electricity to play it. Ziggy's adviser tells him to collect news and sing it, 'cause there is no news. So Ziggy does this and there is terrible news. "All The Young Dudes" is a song about this news. It's no hymn to the youth as people thought. It is completely the opposite...The end comes when the infinites arrive. They really are a black hole, but I've made them people because it would be very hard to explain a black hole on stage...Ziggy is advised in a dream by the infinites to write the coming of a Starman, so he writes "Starman", which is the first news of hope that the people have heard. So they latch onto it immediately...The starmen that he is talking about are called the infinites, and they are black-hole jumpers. Ziggy has been talking about this amazing spaceman who will be coming down to save the earth. They arrive somewhere in Greenwich Village. They don't have a care in the world and are of no possible use to us. They just happened to stumble into our universe by black hole jumping. Their whole life is travelling from universe to universe. In the stage show, one of them resembles Brando, another one is a Black New Yorker. I even have one called Queenie, the Infinite Fox...Now Ziggy starts to believe in all this himself and thinks himself a prophet of the future starmen. He takes himself up to the incredible spiritual heights and is kept alive by his disciples. When the infinites arrive, they take bits of Ziggy to make them real because in their original state they are anti-matter and cannot exist in our world. And they tear him to pieces on stage during the song "Rock 'N' Roll Suicide". As soon as Ziggy dies on stage the infinites take his elements and make themselves visible.
-->--'''Music/DavidBowie''' (in an interview with Creator/WilliamSBurroughs) describing one possible interpretation of ''Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars''
8th Nov '17 6:20:16 AM AnotherEpicFail
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->Every species can smell its own extinction. The last ones left... won't have a pretty time with it. In ten years maybe less the human race will just be a... bedtime story for [[EldritchAbomination their]] children. A myth, nothing more.
-->--'''John Trent,''' ''Film/InTheMouthOfMadness''
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