History YMMV / CthulhuMythos

24th Jun '16 8:44:47 AM backpack
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* [[Fanon]]: A lot of the "mythos" could be considered this, since so much was built up by later authors, rather than Lovecraft and his contemporaries. Of particular note is the belief that "Dagon" is a Lovecraftian God and a servant of Cthulhu. Pretty much any reference Lovecraft makes to "Dagon" in his own stories could be read as in-universe mythological allusions, out-of-universe mythological allusions, or a code name used by Cthulhu worshippers to avoid attracting attention.
18th May '16 6:03:59 PM rjd1922
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* FanonDisContinuity: While there are plenty of canon disputes within the fandom, Bloch's "Shadow From the Steeple" is commonly held in low regard.

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* FanonDisContinuity: FanonDiscontinuity: While there are plenty of canon disputes within the fandom, Bloch's "Shadow From the Steeple" is commonly held in low regard.
11th May '16 1:55:38 AM Lightice
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** Hastur originally came from Ambrose Bierce's ''Haita the Shepherd''. Chambers used the name in ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'', which is where Creator/HPLovecraft got it.

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** Hastur originally came from Ambrose Bierce's ''Haita the Shepherd''. Chambers used the name in ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'', which is where ''Literature/TheKingInYellow''. In spite of Hastur's prominence in the works of later Mythos authors, Creator/HPLovecraft got it.only used it once as a casual name-drop in "The Whisperer in Darkness".
4th May '16 9:59:38 AM aye_amber
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** Until you [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Dunwich_Horror reread it]], and realize that it ''undoubtedly IS'' a parody of the Crucifixion...

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** Until you [[http://en.[[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Dunwich_Horror reread re-read it]], and realize that it ''undoubtedly IS'' a parody of the Crucifixion...
21st Jun '15 10:09:46 PM nombretomado
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** Hastur originally came from Ambrose Bierce's ''Haita the Shepherd''. Chambers used the name in ''TheKingInYellow'', which is where Creator/HPLovecraft got it.

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** Hastur originally came from Ambrose Bierce's ''Haita the Shepherd''. Chambers used the name in ''TheKingInYellow'', ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'', which is where Creator/HPLovecraft got it.
18th Jan '15 4:00:15 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* RunningTheAsylum: An appropriate and positive example - Lovecraft encouraged his fans to use his mythology, and expanded off the concepts within those fics. Indeed, without Lovecraft's fan friends, his work would have drifted into obscurity.
6th Nov '14 11:36:57 AM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: Knowing Lovecraft's views on race and religion can cast some of his works into a rather negative light. Other authors tend to avert this.
** The Deep Ones are likely a demonization of miscegenation.
** Also overlaps with MisaimedFandom when [[ChiakiKonaka Non-American, Non-Western authors]], or [[{{Demonbane}} even]] [[LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan foreign titles, parodies or not]], plays with the Mythos just because [[RuleOfCool it looks cool]] [[ValuesDissonance without knowing the cultural backdrop of those stories.]] With so many Cthulhu-clone in western media - mostly being there for RuleOfCool as well, you can't blame them.
16th Sep '14 3:20:01 PM EarlOfSandvich
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** Also overlaps with MisaimedFandom when [[ChiakiKonaka Non-American, Non-Western authors]], or [[{{Demonbane}} even]] [[NyarkoSan foreign titles, parodies or not]], plays with the Mythos just because [[RuleOfCool it looks cool]] [[ValuesDissonance without knowing the cultural backdrop of those stories.]] With so many Cthulhu-clone in western media - mostly being there for RuleOfCool as well, you can't blame them.

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** Also overlaps with MisaimedFandom when [[ChiakiKonaka Non-American, Non-Western authors]], or [[{{Demonbane}} even]] [[NyarkoSan [[LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan foreign titles, parodies or not]], plays with the Mythos just because [[RuleOfCool it looks cool]] [[ValuesDissonance without knowing the cultural backdrop of those stories.]] With so many Cthulhu-clone in western media - mostly being there for RuleOfCool as well, you can't blame them.
5th Aug '14 6:05:58 AM Slothbeetle
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* WordOfDante: Several common aspects of the Cthulhu Mythos (such as the good/evil dichotomy and the Necronomicon as a powerful BrownNote) come from Lovecraft's friend, August Derleth, rather than Lovecraft himself.
8th Jul '14 4:14:36 AM LogoP
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* FanDumb: Plenty to go around, but perhaps the most irritating and clueless would be the various armed groups that [[FlameWar gang up and fight each other and innocent bystanders over the "correct" way to pronounce the names of things in the Mythos like the Elder God's names]] [[CriticalResearchFailure even though Lovecraft made it clear that many names- and especially those of the Elder Gods- were not their real names but the rough translations into the human language of "words"- if they can be called that- which are beyond our ability to comprehend properly, much less pronounce correctly.]]
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