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27th Jun '16 5:11:36 PM btravern
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* I read somewhere (cannot remember where) that Azathoth is very powerful, but he is (as close as it can describe for an unknowable horror) blind and retarded. He was throwing a tantrum, and accidentally made out three dimensional universe.

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* I read somewhere (cannot remember where) that Azathoth is very powerful, but he is (as close as it can describe for an unknowable horror) blind and retarded. He was throwing a tantrum, tantrum and accidentally made out our three dimensional universe.
31st May '16 9:42:29 AM Paireon
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** This. This is also why s/he courted Edward Derby, to get back in a male body. Also, the talks about how much better a male brain is more likely means he either a) is a male chauvinist, b) was born male and so has an easier time exerting his mind when it is housed in a male brain, or c) both. Also, since Ephraim was a Waite himself, he more than likely was also a Deep One hybrid, as the Waites are one of the old Innsmouth families who made a deal with the Deep Ones.



* And he would have got away with it if it wasn't for you meddling kids

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* And he would have got away with it if it wasn't for you meddling kids
kids!



* [[SarcasmMode ''yes''. It makes perfect sense]]

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* [[SarcasmMode ''yes''. ''Yes''. It makes perfect sense]]sense.]]



* 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 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 space, in R'lyeh, and in all of the issues where he appeared. In fact, he could even fight himself!
4th May '16 9:49:46 AM aye_amber
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* Lovecraft ''was'' a troper. Ever read [[http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/essays/shil.aspx Supernatural Horror in Literature]]?

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* Lovecraft ''was'' a troper. Ever read [[http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/essays/shil.aspx Supernatural Horror in Literature]]?Literature?]]



** The Other Gods as representations of the abstract forces of the universe is a concept that originates in the prosaic poem ''[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Nyarlathotep Nyarlathotep]]'', the first introduction of the character, even though the Other Gods as entities had not been quite fleshed out yet. In it Nyarlathotep is presented as an immortal but human scientist who brings terrifying truths of the universe to the hapless masses. The term "Other Gods" is not present, only the idea of the blind forces of the physics as the true deities of this world:

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** The Other Gods as representations of the abstract forces of the universe is a concept that originates in the prosaic poem ''[[http://en.''[[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Nyarlathotep Nyarlathotep]]'', the first introduction of the character, even though the Other Gods as entities had not been quite fleshed out yet. In it Nyarlathotep is presented as an immortal but human scientist who brings terrifying truths of the universe to the hapless masses. The term "Other Gods" is not present, only the idea of the blind forces of the physics as the true deities of this world:
4th May '16 9:48:09 AM aye_amber
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Like Nyarlathotep, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Series/Hannibal Hannibal]] is a tall, regal man with a brilliant mind who delights in murder, deception, and manipulation. To boot, he pushes Will into madness, another calling card of Lovecraftian gods. Clearly, he's a 21st century avatar of the Outer Gods' messenger.

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Like Nyarlathotep, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Series/Hannibal Hannibal]] Series/{{Hannibal}} is a tall, regal man with a brilliant mind who delights in murder, deception, and manipulation. To boot, he pushes Will into madness, another calling card of Lovecraftian gods. Clearly, he's a 21st century avatar of the Outer Gods' messenger.



* ''Alternate theory:'' The Hellstar itself is a servitor of Azathoth. Based on this [[http://godofwarlover.deviantart.com/art/Remina-190053741 short fanfic]].

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* ''Alternate theory:'' The Hellstar itself is a servitor of Azathoth. Based on this [[http://godofwarlover.deviantart.com/art/Remina-190053741 short fanfic]].
fanfic.]]



* Immortality doesn't defy the laws of nature (which are really more like guidelines) - [[http://www.biochem.uci.edu/steele/PDFs/Hydra_senescence_paper.pdf Hydra is immortal]]. although of course it is a very simple cnidarian and not a frog/fish ruler of the Deep Ones.

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* Immortality doesn't defy the laws of nature (which are really more like guidelines) - [[http://www.biochem.uci.edu/steele/PDFs/Hydra_senescence_paper.pdf -- Hydra is immortal]].immortal. although of course it is a very simple cnidarian and not a frog/fish ruler of the Deep Ones.
10th Apr '16 10:32:24 PM CaptEquinox
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** I cant tell if this was a joke or not because if youve read his letters its clear he never was a Nihilistic NiezscheWannabe its also clearly he wasnt a nihilist he had philosophical beliefs he held to firmly, the only remarks he ever really made that implied he was one was when he was suffering severe depression after the death of his mother.

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** * I cant tell if this was a joke or not because if youve read his letters its clear he never was a Nihilistic NiezscheWannabe its also clearly he wasnt a nihilist he had philosophical beliefs he held to firmly, the only remarks he ever really made that implied he was one was when he was suffering severe depression after the death of his mother.mother.
* Part of his expressed nihilism was also an element of his [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decadent_movement Decadent]] phase, when he was writing things like "The Quest of Iranon" and "Celephais". He goes into detail on this at the opening of ''The Silver Key'' where Randolph Carter is seeking into various philosophies and worldviews after losing his way to the dreamlands.
1st Apr '16 7:12:35 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 [[GhostLights strange lights]], damp [[TrapDoor trap-doors]], [[LightsOffSomebodyDies extinguished lamps]], [[TomeOfEldritchLore mouldy hidden manuscripts]], [[StockSoundEffects creaking]] [[BigCreakyDoor 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 [[GhostLights strange lights]], damp [[TrapDoor trap-doors]], [[LightsOffSomebodyDies extinguished lamps]], [[TomeOfEldritchLore mouldy hidden manuscripts]], [[StockSoundEffects creaking]] [[BigCreakyDoor [[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...
1st Apr '16 7:10:35 PM CaptEquinox
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* Lovecraft ''was'' a troper. Ever read [[http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/essays/shil.aspx Supernatural Horror in Literature]]?
--> 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 [[GhostLights strange lights]], damp [[TrapDoor trap-doors]], [[LightsOffSomebodyDies extinguished lamps]], [[TomeOfEldritchLore mouldy hidden manuscripts]], [[StockSoundEffects creaking]] [[BigCreakyDoor 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...
21st Mar '16 3:51:32 PM gruegirl
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\n* Or alternately they wanted to abduct the narrator because they knew he was a [[spoiler:deep one hybrid.]]

7th Nov '15 11:14:29 PM SantosLHalper
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[[FromNobodyToNightmare The Dark Pharaoh was Nyarlathotep's old human identity]] [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence before ascending to godhood]]. Related to the above "The Dark Pharaoh is Nyarlathotep's true form", The Dark Pharaoh only ruled an Egyptian kingdom (albeit as brutally and cruelly as you'd expect a future EldritchAbomination would), but eventually stumbled upon the legends of the Ancient Ones, and [[AGodAmI decided getting the powers of an Eldritch God was WAY too good to pass up]]. Cue one even-more-demonic-than-usual cultist ceremony, and The Dark Pharaoh became Nyarlathotep. Assuming this theory is true, it'd probably explain why Nyarlathotep is described as having the "soul" of the Ancient Ones, and is THE definitive GodOfEvil in the CthulhuMythos while the other Ancient Ones run on BlueAndOrangeMorality - [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters as a former human, Nyarlathotep still has a soul with him]], [[AmbitionIsEvil only one rendered black with an insatiable lust for power]], [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide and made even worse now that he has Eldritch god-powers at his fingertips]].

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[[FromNobodyToNightmare The Dark Pharaoh was Nyarlathotep's old human identity]] [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence before ascending to godhood]]. Related to the above "The Dark Pharaoh is Nyarlathotep's true form", The Dark Pharaoh only ruled an Egyptian kingdom (albeit as brutally and cruelly as you'd expect a future EldritchAbomination would), but eventually stumbled upon the legends of the Ancient Ones, and [[AGodAmI decided getting the powers of an Eldritch God was WAY too good to pass up]]. Cue one even-more-demonic-than-usual cultist ceremony, and The Dark Pharaoh became Nyarlathotep. Assuming this theory is true, it'd probably explain why Nyarlathotep is described as having the "soul" of the Ancient Ones, and is THE definitive GodOfEvil in the CthulhuMythos while the other Ancient Ones run on BlueAndOrangeMorality - [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters as a former human, Nyarlathotep still has a soul with him]], [[AmbitionIsEvil only one rendered black with an insatiable lust for power]], [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide and made even worse now that he has Eldritch god-powers at his fingertips]].fingertips]].

[[WMG: Innsmouth in New England is named for the English town of Innsmouth in Celephais.]]
22nd Oct '15 3:53:28 PM Wanderwolf
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* True, in a way. Among others, "The Statement of Randolph Carter" is an almost word-for-word recounting of one of his nightmares.
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