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15th Sep '17 1:59:48 AM PaulA
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[[WMG:Nyarlathotep is the real mind behind the ''MyImmortal'' fan fiction as an attempt to drive the entire internet insane.]]

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[[WMG:Nyarlathotep is the real mind behind the ''MyImmortal'' ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' fan fiction as an attempt to drive the entire internet insane.]]



* ''Sweet Ermengarde'' is Lovecraft's ''My Immortal''.

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* ''Sweet Ermengarde'' ''Literature/SweetErmengarde'' is Lovecraft's ''My Immortal''.Immortal''.
31st Aug '17 2:01:52 PM Piterpicher
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[[WMG: ''Homo sapiens sapiens'' is the result of Old Ones (or one of their servant races) [[AlienImpregnation impregnating]] hominids in the distant past]]

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[[WMG: ''Homo sapiens sapiens'' is the result of Old Ones (or one of their servant races) [[AlienImpregnation impregnating]] impregnating hominids in the distant past]]
13th Aug '17 4:44:59 PM CaptEquinox
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--> This novel dramatic paraphernalia consisted first of all of the [[HauntedCastle Gothic castle]], with its [[AncientEvil awesome antiquity]], vast distances and ramblings, deserted or ruined wings, [[GhostlyChill damp corridors]], [[AncientTomb unwholesome hidden catacombs]], and [[GhostStory galaxy of ghosts]] and [[CosmicHorrorStory appalling legends]], as a nucleus of suspense and daemoniac fright. In addition, it included the [[MagnificentBastard tyrannical and malevolent nobleman as villain]]; the [[MarySue saintly, long-persecuted, and generally insipid]] [[HauntedHeroine heroine]] who [[DamselInDistress undergoes the major terrors]] and serves as a point of view and focus for the readerís sympathies; the valorous and immaculate [[TheHero hero]], always [[KingIncognito of high birth but often in humble disguise]]; the convention of [[StockForeignName high-sounding foreign names]], mostly [[GratuitousItalian Italian]], for the characters; and the infinite array of stage properties which includes [[WillOTheWisp strange lights]], damp [[TrapDoor trap-doors]], [[LightsOffSomebodyDies extinguished lamps]], [[TomeOfEldritchLore mouldy hidden manuscripts]], [[StockSoundEffects creaking]] [[SoMuchForStealth hinges]], [[{{Poltergeist}} shaking arras]], and the like. All this paraphernalia reappears with amusing sameness, yet sometimes with tremendous effect, throughout the history of the Gothic novel...

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--> This novel dramatic paraphernalia consisted first of all of the [[HauntedCastle Gothic castle]], with its [[AncientEvil awesome antiquity]], vast distances and ramblings, deserted or ruined wings, [[GhostlyChill damp corridors]], [[AncientTomb unwholesome hidden catacombs]], and [[GhostStory galaxy of ghosts]] and [[CosmicHorrorStory appalling legends]], as a nucleus of suspense and daemoniac fright. In addition, it included the [[MagnificentBastard tyrannical and malevolent nobleman as villain]]; the [[MarySue saintly, long-persecuted, and generally insipid]] [[HauntedHeroine heroine]] who [[DamselInDistress undergoes the major terrors]] and serves as a point of view and focus for the readerís sympathies; the valorous and immaculate [[TheHero hero]], always [[KingIncognito of high birth but often in humble disguise]]; the convention of [[StockForeignName high-sounding foreign names]], mostly [[GratuitousItalian Italian]], for the characters; and the infinite array of stage properties which includes [[WillOTheWisp strange lights]], damp [[TrapDoor trap-doors]], [[LightsOffSomebodyDies extinguished lamps]], [[TomeOfEldritchLore mouldy hidden manuscripts]], [[StockSoundEffects creaking]] [[SoMuchForStealth hinges]], [[{{Poltergeist}} shaking arras]], and the like. All this paraphernalia reappears with amusing sameness, yet [[TropesAreNotBad sometimes with tremendous effect, effect]], throughout the history of the Gothic novel...
19th Jul '17 5:54:46 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: Nyarlathotep was actually a god of {{kawaii}} long ago]]

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[[WMG: Nyarlathotep was actually a god of {{kawaii}} {{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}} long ago]]
6th Jun '17 9:31:52 AM Morgenthaler
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** Nah, [[TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom his house just became Cthulhu's iPod.]]

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** Nah, [[TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom [[Webcomic/TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom his house just became Cthulhu's iPod.]]
4th Jun '17 7:04:10 PM nombretomado
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* Actually, what the Hulk got stuck in a black hole instead of events of PlanetHulk and WorldWarHulk unfolding? According to Einstein and Hawking, black holes emit gamma radiation that escapes its huge gravity that warps time. Therefore, Hulk continued to mutate to be stronger and dumber from the gamma radiation until he grew sixth fingers and toes, wings and a face like Zoidberg and exist both in space, in R'lyeh, and in all of the issues where he appeared. In fact, he could even fight himself!

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* Actually, what the Hulk got stuck in a black hole instead of events of PlanetHulk ''ComicBook/PlanetHulk'' and WorldWarHulk ''ComicBook/WorldWarHulk'' unfolding? According to Einstein and Hawking, black holes emit gamma radiation that escapes its huge gravity that warps time. Therefore, Hulk continued to mutate to be stronger and dumber from the gamma radiation until he grew sixth fingers and toes, wings and a face like Zoidberg and exist both in space, in R'lyeh, and in all of the issues where he appeared. In fact, he could even fight himself!
6th May '17 9:20:44 AM lampshadeortriangle
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*** For the record, there's an entire subculture based around the idea that the Doctor ''is'' Nyarlathotep.
19th Apr '17 11:07:44 PM CaptEquinox
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Susie's severe anxiety and panic attacks started after Winfield's death and especially her father's, when the family lost all their money[[note]]HPL wrote later of having a more or less idyllic early childhood that ''became'' crappy when they had to sell their house[[/note]]. She spoke openly about things that frightened her. But she was not the lunatic she's been portrayed. She taught HPL to read and write, supported and even joined in all his interests. In that era, "insane" was the label for women who violated the status quo. In other words, don't believe everything Winfield Townley Scott and Clara Hess say about her. There were incidents that couldn't be helped, like his aunts marrying and moving away, or the family's deep mourning attire that terrified him when his grandmother died -- his abduction by night-gaunts started at that time. But he had other steady, loving family members -- Aunt Lillian got him into astronomy. His grandfather, the one who got him into ghost stories in the first place, set especially lasting examples, even cured him of being afraid of the dark! The wonder is not that he came from a "haunted" background but what he ''did'' with it.

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Susie's severe anxiety and panic attacks started after Winfield's death and especially her father's, when the family lost all their money[[note]]HPL wrote later of having a more or less idyllic early childhood that ''became'' crappy when they had to sell their house[[/note]]. She spoke openly about things that frightened her. But she was not the lunatic she's been portrayed. She taught HPL to read and write, supported and even joined in all his interests. In that era, "insane" was the label for women were those who violated the status quo. quo.[[note]]Susie was an artist, a fan of French literature and a women's rights activist. That alone was enough to label her "mentally unbalanced" for that time period.[[/note]] In other words, don't believe everything Winfield Townley Scott and Clara Hess say about her. There were incidents that couldn't be helped, like his aunts marrying and moving away, or the family's deep mourning attire that terrified him when his grandmother died -- his abduction by night-gaunts started at that time. But he had other steady, loving family members -- Grandma Robie got him interested in astronomy and his Aunt Lillian got him into astronomy. in chemistry. His grandfather, the one who got him into loved ghost stories in the first place, stories, set especially lasting examples, even cured him of being afraid of the dark! The wonder is not that he came from a "haunted" background but what he ''did'' with it.
16th Apr '17 7:57:39 PM CaptEquinox
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---> I am forever dreaming of strange barren landscapes, cliffs, stretches of ocean, & deserted cities with towers & domes. . . All this dreaming comes without the stimulus of cannabis indica. Should I take that drug, who can say what worlds of unreality I might explore . . . - HPL to his friend Rheinhart Kleiner, 1919
---> "I never took opium, but if I canít beat [Thomas de Quincy] for dreams from the age of three or four up, I am a dashed liar! Space, strange cities, weird landscapes, unknown monsters, hideous ceremonies, Oriental and Egyptian gorgeousness and indefinable mysteries of life, death, & torment were daily Ė or rather nightly Ė common places to me before I was six years old.[[note]]Keep in mind we're talking about a six-year-old who was familiar with his grandpa's ghost stories, ''Arabian Nights'', Shakespeare and the original Grimms' Fairytales, among other things.[[/note]] Today is the same, save for a slightly increased objectivity. . ." HPL, also to Kleiner, 1920
16th Apr '17 1:19:44 PM CaptEquinox
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*** Possibly having something to do with having to deal with a mentally ill parent. Joshi's examination of the available evidence has cleared up a lot of misconceptions about this. Susie was not just a wacked out crazy woman; she taught him to read and write and encouraged his interest in literature. Winfield's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_paresis_of_the_insane psychosis was caused by syphilis]]. There's no evidence that Susie caught the disease. HPL wouldn't have witnessed his dad behaving strangely because it happened on a business trip and he was hospitalized directly. HPL was about 2 1/2 and if he was told anything it was probably 'Papa's been working too hard'.[[note]]Both insanity and VD were extremely hushed up at the time, and the fact that syphilis causes insanity ''decades'' after infection was just beginning to be accepted by doctors in the 1890s - it was proved in 1913. Winfield was a known workaholic, so his illness could conveniently be attributed to that.[[/note]]. Susie's severe anxiety and panic attacks started after Winfield's death. What would have affected HPL is that she spoke openly about things that frightened her. Other things affected him too. At his grandmother's death his mother and aunts had to go into total mourning -- black dresses, veils, the whole deal. He used to pin colorful pieces of paper to their dresses. It was at this time that his abductions by "night gaunts" started. So Lovecraft probably did not inherit genetic tendencies, but dealing with Susie's terrors along with family vicissitudes gave him in some respects a really crappy childhood. (Other family members were steady and loving, and his grandfather set especially lasting examples -- even cured him of being afraid of the dark!, so it was definitely a mixed bag.)

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*** Possibly having something to do with having to deal with a mentally ill parent. Joshi's
*** Metaphysical theses have been composed on the theory of Lovecraft's imagination being fueled by family mental illness. Biographers Joshi and Poole's
examination of the available evidence has cleared up a lot of misconceptions about this. Susie was not just a wacked out crazy woman; she taught him to read and write and encouraged his interest in literature.misconceptions. Winfield's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_paresis_of_the_insane psychosis was caused by syphilis]].syphilis he'd caught years before]]. There's no evidence that Susie caught the disease. HPL HPL, age 2 1/2, wouldn't have witnessed his dad behaving strangely because it happened on a business trip and he was hospitalized directly. HPL was about 2 1/2 and if If he was told anything it was probably 'Papa's been working too hard'.[[note]]Both insanity and VD were extremely ''extremely'' hushed up at the time, and 189s doctors were just catching onto the fact that syphilis causes insanity ''decades'' decades after infection was just beginning to be accepted by doctors in the 1890s - it was proved in 1913. Winfield was a known workaholic, so his illness could conveniently be attributed to that.[[/note]]. Poole thinks it did affect him in that he probably caught on that ''something'' was going on (something whispered about, something ''nameless'').\\\
Susie's severe anxiety and panic attacks started after Winfield's death. What would have affected HPL is death and especially her father's, when the family lost all their money[[note]]HPL wrote later of having a more or less idyllic early childhood that she ''became'' crappy when they had to sell their house[[/note]]. She spoke openly about things that frightened her. Other things affected him too. At But she was not the lunatic she's been portrayed. She taught HPL to read and write, supported and even joined in all his grandmother's death interests. In that era, "insane" was the label for women who violated the status quo. In other words, don't believe everything Winfield Townley Scott and Clara Hess say about her. There were incidents that couldn't be helped, like his mother and aunts had to go into total marrying and moving away, or the family's deep mourning -- black dresses, veils, the whole deal. He used to pin colorful pieces of paper to their dresses. It was at this time attire that terrified him when his abductions grandmother died -- his abduction by "night gaunts" started. So Lovecraft probably did not inherit genetic tendencies, but dealing with Susie's terrors along with family vicissitudes gave him in some respects a really crappy childhood. (Other night-gaunts started at that time. But he had other steady, loving family members were steady and loving, and his grandfather -- Aunt Lillian got him into astronomy. His grandfather, the one who got him into ghost stories in the first place, set especially lasting examples -- examples, even cured him of being afraid of the dark!, so it was definitely dark! The wonder is not that he came from a mixed bag.)
"haunted" background but what he ''did'' with it.
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