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Apr 10th 2019 at 1:21:14 PM •••

I think there should be a note like \"When adding examples, if you can\'t mention the Cosmic Horror elements without giving spoilers, then add them in Cosmic Horror Reveal \"

Mar 6th 2019 at 2:02:01 PM •••

About Spawn: More recent stories (late 2018 and early 2019 at the moment this note is being written) suggest the setting is becoming more Lovecraft Lite, as Spawn finally manages to fight back against the forces of Light and Darkness after taking some levels in Manipulative Bastardry.

Feb 12th 2019 at 6:42:55 AM •••

Okay, somebody/bodies did some pretty terrible edits to the Anime & Manga section (cutting Hellstar Remina, adding in Attack On Titan with nothing more than a description that\'s basically \"there are big monsters, they eat people for lulz, and you\'ll probably die if you fight them\" -not up to date on the manga but last I heard it actually stepped back from potential Cosmic Horror Story-ism-, way too much pruning to the Getter Robo entry). Imma gonna revert it. PM me if you disagree and be ready with a good explanation as to why.

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Mar 18th 2019 at 7:30:33 PM •••

I added that the works of Junji Ito as a whole are heavily influenced by Lovecraft. I hope this will allow people to eventually find Remina.

Aug 18th 2017 at 7:16:28 PM •••

Would Real Life count as a cosmic horror story with a really long scale, seeing as how humanity and the universe are eventually going to end? Especially in the idea of quantum vacuum collapse, which features this universe inescapably overwritten by a literally incomprehensible one?

Jun 10th 2016 at 10:06:17 PM •••

What is the difference between this and crapsack? How come they don't always intertwine? It literally says it has to have a pessimistic tone and have a downer ending, and yet somehow many examples are actually very idealistic and have happy and bittersweet endings. I'm so confused.

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Nov 5th 2016 at 5:46:51 AM •••

Because a lot of people don't seem to realize (A) there's a page for Lovecraft Lite, and (B) haven't actually realized what the mood of Lovecraft is beyond "tentacles and almighty aliens everywhere!"

Seriously, I'm wondering if we should contact Trope Repair.

Dec 19th 2015 at 6:23:35 PM •••

Would Little Shop of Horrors count as a Black Comedy example? On one hand, "Audrey II" isn't incomprehensible or amoral - its mindset is surprisingly human, it can speak English to communicate with Seymour, and it seems downright evil and not just above human morality. And although it does slowly drive Seymour to madness, it accomplishes this task through manipulation and not by being mind-shatteringly eldritch. On the other hand, it is a Starfish Alien that came from outer space to destroy humanity. At the end of the play (and especially at the end of the Director's Cut of the movie), it's pretty clear that we don't stand a chance against this alien threat.

Dec 10th 2014 at 4:46:58 PM •••

Welp, I'm putting back in The Cabin In The Woods, since The Lego Movie is there and nobody seems to mind it being there despite 1) being more recent (and thus its presence being more likely to be a spoiler to people browsing the article), 2) being almost entirely spoilered, and 3) being kinda like Cabin in that the trope is revealed to be present at the very end of the work.

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Sep 18th 2013 at 8:18:44 PM •••

Spoilers in Video Games and Webcomics, and no warning for spoilers.

May 27th 2013 at 12:36:43 PM •••

My guess is for spoiler reasons. Alternatively, maybe because so little is known of the Ancient Ones that it might not qualify? But I'm betting spoiler reasons.

May 28th 2013 at 6:11:32 AM •••

Because the example was completely under spoiler marks, except for the title (and only because I made it visible):

  • In The Cabin in the Woods, The entire horror movie was orchestrated to appease the "Ancient Ones," eldritch abominations who require specific ritualistic human sacrifices or else they will destroy the world. The movie ends with a giant hand bursting out of the cabin and the world ending.

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Oct 26th 2012 at 10:50:17 AM •••

I really want a reference on that Donald duck comic, can anyone provide a number or name of the story?

Nov 13th 2011 at 6:08:27 PM •••

Someone completely messed up the intro! The old one was entirely better. The first three paragraphs need to be massively reverted.

Nov 12th 2011 at 6:03:41 AM •••

This should be eldritch abomination story now, right?

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Nov 21st 2011 at 4:07:45 PM •••

No. The name of the genre is "cosmic horror" - the "story" is simply there for context(Cosmic Horror pointing to Eldritch Abomination is simply an artifact of very widespread misuse).

Sep 17th 2011 at 12:12:05 PM •••

Someone changed the Laconic entry. Is it okay to revert it?

Jan 23rd 2011 at 12:51:14 AM •••

The genre is sometimes called "Cosmic Horror", Lovecraftian Fiction, or Weird Fiction.

I thought weird fiction combined elements from lovecraftian fiction and magic realism

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Madrugada MOD
Jan 23rd 2011 at 7:01:28 PM •••

It can. The lines between them are very fuzzy.

Feb 6th 2011 at 11:57:09 PM •••

Is this the same weird fiction that some authors are trying to revive?

Madrugada MOD
Feb 7th 2011 at 7:10:45 AM •••

Well, personally, I think the definition of The New Weird given there has lots of nice words, but doesn't really define the genre very well. So I can't really say how much influence Weird Fiction has on New Weird.

Feb 7th 2011 at 2:19:06 PM •••

So cosmic horror stories are a part of weird fiction? I'm interested how weird fiction compares and contrasts to gothic horror and when weird fiction started replacing gothic horror.

Jul 5th 2010 at 3:14:21 PM •••

Wondering whether it would be objectionable to revert the Laconic entry to its previous state. Feedback?

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Madrugada MOD
Jul 6th 2010 at 10:01:01 AM •••

I changed it back. Thanks for spotting that.

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