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31st May '18 11:50:01 PM CaptEquinox
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Don't neglect Lovecraft's gentler, nostalgic aspect. He had a profound sense of beauty, seen in his Dreamlands tales. Innocence and faith sometimes even win out in these stories. Cherished memories and dreams are the only things that give life even a perceived meaning, and have the power to transform one's everyday surroundings. Think of the places and times that have meant the most to you, and hold onto things -- art, music, furniture, even articles of clothing -- that help keep the memories of those places alive in your mind. Seek out places that have retained an antique charm.

It's also a good idea to learn something about astronomy, architecture, 18th century history and culture, Ancient Greece and Rome (mythology and philosophy), and your own ancestry. Adopt a cat or two.

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Don't neglect Lovecraft's gentler, nostalgic aspect. He had a profound sense of beauty, seen in his Dreamlands tales. Innocence and faith sometimes even win out in these stories. Cherished memories and dreams are the only things that give life even a perceived meaning, and have the power to transform one's everyday surroundings. Think of the places and times that have meant the most to you, and hold onto things -- art, music, furniture, even articles of clothing -- that help keep the their memories of those places alive in your mind. Seek out places that have retained an antique charm.

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It's also a good idea to learn something about astronomy, architecture, 18th century history and culture, Ancient Greece AncientGreece and Rome (mythology AncientRome (especially their mythology and philosophy), ArabianNightsDays and your own ancestry. Adopt a cat or two.
31st May '18 11:40:53 PM CaptEquinox
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That quote tells you all you need to know about the mindset of the author you've chosen to emulate. Something of a misanthropist, Creator/HPLovecraft's tale revolved around the idea that life really was ultimately meaningless; human experience and belief was worthless, human religions feeble artifices, and if there were any Gods out there, then they were either so far beyond us that they literally showed no interest in whether we live or die, or are actively malevolent and wish to consume us and torment us for all eternity. [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism Optimists in this universe are not welcome and not likely to do so well]]. Lovecraft's stories jump-started a modern horror movement focusing on {{Eldritch Abomination}}s waking from their eternal slumber to torment humanity, who is entirely defenseless and pathetic against their onslaught.

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That quote tells you all you need to know about the mindset of the author you've chosen to emulate. Something of a misanthropist, misanthrope, Creator/HPLovecraft's tale revolved around the idea that life really was ultimately meaningless; human experience and belief was were worthless, human religions feeble artifices, and if there were any Gods out there, then they were either so far beyond us that they literally showed no interest in whether we live or die, or are actively malevolent and wish to consume us and torment us for all eternity. [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism Optimists in this universe are not welcome and not likely to do so well]]. Lovecraft's stories jump-started a modern horror movement focusing on {{Eldritch Abomination}}s waking from their eternal slumber to torment humanity, who is entirely defenseless and pathetic against their onslaught.


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Don't neglect Lovecraft's gentler, nostalgic aspect. He had a profound sense of beauty, seen in his Dreamlands tales. Innocence and faith sometimes even win out in these stories. Cherished memories and dreams are the only things that give life even a perceived meaning, and have the power to transform one's everyday surroundings. Think of the places and times that have meant the most to you, and hold onto things -- art, music, furniture, even articles of clothing -- that help keep the memories of those places alive in your mind. Seek out places that have retained an antique charm.

It's also a good idea to learn something about astronomy, architecture, 18th century history and culture, Ancient Greece and Rome (mythology and philosophy), and your own ancestry. Adopt a cat or two.
10th Sep '17 9:29:16 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Eversion}}'' proves that a CosmicHorrorStory can be told even via a PlatformGame.

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* ''{{Eversion}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Eversion}}'' proves that a CosmicHorrorStory can be told even via a PlatformGame.
13th Apr '17 5:53:36 PM nombretomado
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* The best of TheSlenderManMythos are a modern take on cosmic horror, and uses media types unique to TheInternet to their fullest.

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* The best of TheSlenderManMythos Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos are a modern take on cosmic horror, and uses media types unique to TheInternet to their fullest.
7th Jan '17 6:34:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''EternalDarkness'' is a bit optimistic, but still quite a good place to start.

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* ''EternalDarkness'' ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' is a bit optimistic, but still quite a good place to start.
25th Aug '15 8:12:13 PM Adept
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* ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech'' adds a sprinkle of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and ''{{Guyver}}'', but keeps the tone and feel.

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* ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech'' adds a sprinkle of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and ''{{Guyver}}'', ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'', but keeps the tone and feel.
24th Jun '15 5:14:23 PM nombretomado
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** ''{{Kirby}}'': On a similar note. Yes, SweetDreamsFuel can enhance a CosmicHorrorStory in the right context.

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** ''{{Kirby}}'': ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'': On a similar note. Yes, SweetDreamsFuel can enhance a CosmicHorrorStory in the right context.
23rd Apr '15 9:21:52 PM Kuruni
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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': The world's pretty [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack]] ''without'' the horrors, and once these become central figures, the manga arguably goes ''[[UpToEleven beyond Lovecraft's]]'' WorldHalfEmpty image.


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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': The world's pretty [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack]] ''without'' the horrors, and once these become central figures, the manga arguably goes ''[[UpToEleven beyond Lovecraft's]]'' WorldHalfEmpty image.

23rd Apr '15 2:24:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Berserk}}'': The world's pretty [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack]] ''without'' the horrors, and once these become central figures, the manga arguably goes ''[[UpToEleven beyond Lovecraft's]]'' WorldHalfEmpty image.


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* ''{{Berserk}}'': ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': The world's pretty [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack]] ''without'' the horrors, and once these become central figures, the manga arguably goes ''[[UpToEleven beyond Lovecraft's]]'' WorldHalfEmpty image.

5th Oct '14 1:50:40 AM m8e
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corrupt religeous imagery. Swastikas and pentagrams, both originally occult symbols before ThoseWackyNazis and Music/HeavyMetal co-opted them, feature prominently in Lovecraft's works.

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corrupt religeous imagery. Swastikas and pentagrams, both originally occult symbols before ThoseWackyNazis and Music/HeavyMetal HeavyMetal co-opted them, feature prominently in Lovecraft's works.
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