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Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
« Reply #180 on: April 18, 2015, 04:38:52 PM »
Wired published the contents of HP Lovecraft's Commonplace book in 2011.

http://www.wired.com/2011/07/h-p-lovecrafts-commonplace-book/

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THIS BOOK CONSISTS of ideas, images, & quotations hastily jotted down for possible future use in weird fiction. Very few are actually developed plots—for the most part they are merely suggestions or random impressions designed to set the memory or imagination working. Their sources are various—dreams, things read, casual incidents, idle conceptions, & so on.
—H. P. Lovecraft

Presented to R. H. Barlow, Esq., on May 7, 1934—in exchange for an admirably neat typed copy from his skilled hand.

A couple of my favorites:

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88 Lonely philosopher fond of cat. Hypnotises it—as it were—by repeatedly talking to it and looking at it. After his death the cat evinces signs of possessing his personality. N.B. He has trained cat, and leaves it to a friend, with instructions as to fitting a pen to its right fore paw by means of a harness. Later writes with deceased’s own handwriting.

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106 A thing that sat on a sleeper’s chest. Gone in morning, but something left behind.

1923

No Lovecraft. Just because the cat slept on your face and left you a "present" you can't turn that into a horror story.  :-X

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192 Thibetan ROLANG—Sorcerer (or NGAGSPA) reanimates a corpse by holding it in a dark room—lying on it mouth to mouth and repeating a magic formula with all else banished from his mind. Corpse slowly comes to life and stands up. Tries to escape—leaps, bounds, and struggles—but sorcerer holds it. Continues with magic formula. Corpse sticks out tongue and sorcerer bites it off. Corpse then collapses. Tongue become a valuable magic talisman. If corpse escapes—hideous results and death to sorcerer.

This needs to be a spell in Call of Cthulhu.  Bigby's Puissant Tongue?

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148 Vampire dog.

Normal dogs are bad enough thank you!
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Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
« Reply #182 on: May 23, 2015, 11:51:28 AM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/05/14/the-newest-crayfish-species-looks-like-a-lisa-frank-creation/

A possible rival to the legendary Albino Crayfish appears!

There's pinks, purples, blues, and whites in that.  I approve!
Now to find a way to work it into a game...
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« Reply #183 on: June 23, 2015, 11:54:58 PM »
Watching True Detective has me gnashing my teeth for A Dirty World involving drunk, knife wielding, suicidal, burned-out cops.  I certainly appreciated the Lovecraftian weirdness of season 1 but I'm falling for the corrupt industrial wasteland of season 2.

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Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
« Reply #184 on: July 01, 2015, 06:20:35 AM »
I just started listening to the Dead Authors Podcast on the recommendation of a friend, and holy shit is it wonderful. The premise is that Paul F. Tompkins, in the guise of H. G. Wells, snatches dead authors from history, who are played by other comedians, and interviews them before a live audience. The episode where John Hodgman played Ayn Rand had me literally cackling, and they even did one with E. Gary Gygax.

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« Reply #185 on: July 05, 2015, 03:37:20 PM »
Saw this at a local indie theatre last night, it was great fun.

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Zombies invade the Australian Outback in this brain-splattered, Mad Max-meets-the-undead thrill ride. When an apocalyptic event turns everyone around him-including his wife and daughter-into marauding zombies, everyman mechanic Barry arms himself to the teeth, soups up his car, and hits the road in order to rescue his sister from a deranged, disco-dancing mad doctor. Bursting with high-octane car chases, crazy-cool homemade weaponry, and enough blood-and-guts gore to satisfy hardcore horror fans, WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD takes the zombie flick to bone-crunchingly berserk new heights.

The poster and trailer said "Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead", but I was also reminded a lot of Army of Darkness. What with the way the zombies moved, the campyness of the humour and the way they bashed together the zombie-fuelled truck.
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Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
« Reply #186 on: July 06, 2015, 03:29:51 AM »
I backed Wyrmwood's indiegogo. I saw it a few months ago. They had some fun ideas and I enjoyed it. Didn't quite live up to the trailer they shot for it first but what does?

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« Reply #187 on: July 06, 2015, 10:27:55 AM »
I backed Wyrmwood's indiegogo. I saw it a few months ago. They had some fun ideas and I enjoyed it. Didn't quite live up to the trailer they shot for it first but what does?
I only saw the theatrical trailer, got pretty much what I expected.

They also showed a new trailer for Turbo Kid before Wyrmood.  I asked the proprietors if they'd show it a while ago (Canadian retro 80's post-apoc teen movie), and I'm still gonna see it, but holy shit does it look stupid.  At least it's got Michael Ironside overacting like a champ.
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Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
« Reply #189 on: July 20, 2015, 01:15:27 PM »
I am sure people have seen the news article about the "personal massagers" that someone has tied together and thrown up on to power lines (like you see with shoes) in Portland.

So of course there is a google map noting locations of said objects:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zU-X2rSB8Arw.kNB77SlKvJhM

Link is safe for work but depending on your own sensibilities you may or may not wish to view. I can neither confirm nor deny the accuracy of the map although since two are near my home I am thinking about venturing out to see that. Dildocaching as it were.

One of my first thought when I saw this was how can I work this into a game. Are these mapping ley lines (pun intended) or some symbol venerating Y'golonac perhaps.

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Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
« Reply #190 on: July 21, 2015, 07:28:11 PM »
The Mayfair Theatre, one of our local independent theatres, just put this up on their website:



August is going to be a great month.
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Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
« Reply #191 on: July 23, 2015, 01:40:44 PM »
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Amy is hanging on by a thread. Struggling to cope with past sexual trauma and the daily aggressions of a male-dominated society, she creates grotesquely costumed alter egos that re-appropriate the male form. While giving her the sense of power she craves, acting as these characters pushes her further into a world of her own making. When she begins a new relationship with a seemingly good guy, she opens herself up to him - but that vulnerability comes at a dangerous cost, and her alter egos threaten to lash out in explosive violence. Based on the real experiences and art of co-writer/star Amy Everson, Felt doesn't just point a finger at rape culture; it takes a full on swing at it, creating a feminist psychological thriller that audiences will be hard-pressed to shake off. (C) Amplify
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Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
« Reply #192 on: August 08, 2015, 03:46:18 PM »
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Winner of multiple 2014 Cannes Film Festival Awards (including the coveted Critics' Week Grand Prix), Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's "The Tribe" is an undeniably original and intense feature debut set in the insular world of a Ukrainian high school for the deaf. Teenage Sergey (Grigoriy Fesenko), a new student at the boarding school, realizes immediately that he must prove himself worthy to be brought under the protective wing of the school gang's leader to survive unscathed. After an indoctrination of harmless initiation pranks and rites, Sergey's newfound clique soon introduces him to their common activities of robbery, bribery and prostitution. At first assimilating seamlessly into his new role in the tribe, he finds himself compromised as he begins to fall in love with his female classmate—and one of the gang's escorts—triggering a sequence of stunningly diabolical events.

THIS FILM FEATURES ACTORS PERFORMING ENTIRELY IN SIGN LANGUAGE. THERE IS NO SPOKEN DIALOGUE OR SUBTITLES.

Edit: And I ought to add, this film doesn't shy away from depicting anything: rape, murder, abortion, it's all there on the screen.
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Re: HAY GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING (Forum Shout Out Thread Thing)
« Reply #193 on: August 09, 2015, 05:31:21 AM »
I need this game in my life about as much as I need heroin.

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« Reply #194 on: August 15, 2015, 07:07:34 AM »
At least one octopus genome sequenced: http://www.nature.com/news/octopus-genome-holds-clues-to-uncanny-intelligence-1.18177

How far off could uplifted Octopii be now?  ;D
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