History YMMV / AtTheMountainsOfMadness

30th Apr '16 9:23:20 AM Berrenta
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* ItGetsBetter: Fifty pages of description of how their scientific expedition was ''meant'' to go. How it ''actually'' went starts around page sixty.
* NightmareRetardant: Giant albino penguins!
** YMMV on exactly the grade of NightmareRetardant. They are described as six feet tall and eyeless, shambling about and squawking loudly, a far cry from [[http://www.oceanadventures.co.uk/images/Adelie-Penguin--Q.jpg this]]. A bit unsettling depending on the reader.
*** So, [[http://i.imgur.com/zKMXE.jpg this]] is an albino penguin. If it was 6 feet tall and eyeless... yup. [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Still cute]].
*** Unless you interpret them as looking like [[http://verreaux.deviantart.com/art/Albino-Penguin-195983718 this]] or [[http://yog-blogsoth.blogspot.com/2012/01/mutant-penguin.html this]]. Ew.

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* ItGetsBetter: Fifty pages of description of how their scientific expedition was ''meant'' to go. How it ''actually'' went starts around page sixty.
* NightmareRetardant: Giant albino penguins!
** YMMV on exactly the grade of NightmareRetardant.
penguins. They are described as six feet tall and eyeless, shambling about and squawking loudly, a far cry from [[http://www.oceanadventures.co.uk/images/Adelie-Penguin--Q.jpg this]]. A bit unsettling depending on the reader.
*** So, [[http://i.imgur.com/zKMXE.jpg this]] is an albino penguin. If it * SlowPacedBeginning: Fifty pages of description of how their scientific expedition was 6 feet tall and eyeless... yup. [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Still cute]].
*** Unless you interpret them as looking like [[http://verreaux.deviantart.com/art/Albino-Penguin-195983718 this]] or [[http://yog-blogsoth.blogspot.com/2012/01/mutant-penguin.html this]]. Ew.
''meant'' to go. How it ''actually'' went starts around page sixty.



** Except the Shoggoths were never supposed to be sentient, they just sort of mutated and ended up with it. Imagine tomorrow if our construction machinery became sentient and decided to try and kill us because they were sick of working for us. They weren't slaves, they were tools that randomly grew a brain and decided they didn't want to be tools, not to mention there's no real insight into exactly what kind of sentience the Shoggoths had.
*** You mean this story is aliens discovering the aftermath of MaximumOverdrive?!?
22nd Apr '16 8:31:39 PM Wyvr
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***You mean this story is aliens discovering the aftermath of MaximumOverdrive?!?
4th Feb '16 12:16:50 AM Korodzik
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**** Unless you interpret them as looking like [[http://verreaux.deviantart.com/art/Albino-Penguin-195983718 this]]. Ew.

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**** Unless you interpret them as looking like [[http://verreaux.deviantart.com/art/Albino-Penguin-195983718 this]] or [[http://yog-blogsoth.blogspot.com/2012/01/mutant-penguin.html this]]. Ew.



** Except the Shoggoths were never supposed to be sentient, they just sort of mutated and ended up with it. Imagine tomorrow if our construction machinery became sentient and decided to try and kill us because they were sick of working for us. They werent slaves, they were tools that randomly grew a brain and decided they didnt want to be tools, not to mention there's no real insight into exactly what kind of sentience the Shoggoths had.

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** Except the Shoggoths were never supposed to be sentient, they just sort of mutated and ended up with it. Imagine tomorrow if our construction machinery became sentient and decided to try and kill us because they were sick of working for us. They werent weren't slaves, they were tools that randomly grew a brain and decided they didnt didn't want to be tools, not to mention there's no real insight into exactly what kind of sentience the Shoggoths had.had.
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13th Oct '15 1:43:27 PM SilentStranger
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* ValuesDissonance: The reader is meant to sympathize with the "upper-class" Elder Things over the "lower-class" Shoggoths, which were manufactured en masse by the Elder Things to act as their servitors. Admittedly, it's easy to do when one is rational and ill-fated and the other is a formless, possibly non-sentient mass of black goo trying to rip your head off (literally), but still. It's like a biological ancestor to the RobotWar.

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* ValuesDissonance: The reader is meant to sympathize with the "upper-class" Elder Things over the "lower-class" Shoggoths, which were manufactured en masse by the Elder Things to act as their servitors. Admittedly, it's easy to do when one is rational and ill-fated and the other is a formless, possibly non-sentient mass of black goo trying to rip your head off (literally), but still. It's like a biological ancestor to the RobotWar.RobotWar.
** Except the Shoggoths were never supposed to be sentient, they just sort of mutated and ended up with it. Imagine tomorrow if our construction machinery became sentient and decided to try and kill us because they were sick of working for us. They werent slaves, they were tools that randomly grew a brain and decided they didnt want to be tools, not to mention there's no real insight into exactly what kind of sentience the Shoggoths had.
22nd Apr '14 1:10:58 PM Ciara13
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* ItGetsBetter: Fifty pages of description of how their scientific expedition was meant to go. How it actually went starts around page sixty.

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* ItGetsBetter: Fifty pages of description of how their scientific expedition was meant ''meant'' to go. How it actually ''actually'' went starts around page sixty.
10th Dec '13 7:27:01 PM JIKTV
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*** So, [[http://i.imgur.com/zKMXE.jpg this]] is an albino penguin. If it was 6 feet tall and eyeless... yup. [[EverythingIsBetterWithPenguins Still cute]].

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*** So, [[http://i.imgur.com/zKMXE.jpg this]] is an albino penguin. If it was 6 feet tall and eyeless... yup. [[EverythingIsBetterWithPenguins [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Still cute]].
8th May '13 7:36:42 AM kraas
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**** Unless you interpret them as looking like [[http://verreaux.deviantart.com/art/Albino-Penguin-195983718 this]]. Ew.
8th Mar '13 4:13:30 AM DevilMaster
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*** So, [[http://i.imgur.com/zKMXE.jpg this]] is an albino penguin. If it was 6 feet tall and eyeless... yup. [[EverythingIsBetterWithPenguins Still cute]].
9th Feb '13 9:02:35 AM SpectralTime
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* ValuesDissonance: The reader is meant to sympathize with the "upper-class" Elder Things over the "lower-class" Shoggoths, which were manufactured en masse by the Elder Things to act as their servitors. Admittedly, it's easy to do when one is rational and ill-fated and the other is a formless mass trying to rip your head off (literally), but still. It's like a biological ancestor to the RobotWar.

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* ValuesDissonance: The reader is meant to sympathize with the "upper-class" Elder Things over the "lower-class" Shoggoths, which were manufactured en masse by the Elder Things to act as their servitors. Admittedly, it's easy to do when one is rational and ill-fated and the other is a formless formless, possibly non-sentient mass of black goo trying to rip your head off (literally), but still. It's like a biological ancestor to the RobotWar.
11th Jul '12 7:29:56 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* AndTheFandomRejoiced: Guillermo del Toro is making a movie of it? And James Cameron is producing it?! And they won't succumb to Hollywood standards!?!
** And sadly, too good to be true. The studio cancelled the film due to the Wolfman's failure at the box office a week before shooting was to commence.
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