NickIsSmart said:Trying to fix my computer, right this second.
Trying to fix my computer, right this second.
secretsquirrely said:You can also watch it, here. Well, if you don't mind subtitles. This is a very nice little animation from Italy.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvpBDopIMxw
You can also watch it, here. Well, if you don't mind subtitles. This is a very nice little animation from Italy.
So I watched this, thinking it would be easier then reading the book.
Does Lovecraft always overcomplicate his monster history and dumb down the human reaction to things?
I don't know how close this is to the book but the people in it seemed really stupid - like worse than cliche horror movie blonde women stupid - in the way they reacted to things. And then most of the story was about a war between different alien races and their creations, which, alongside the dumbness of the people in the plot, made the story seem like some childish fantasy of big space monsters battling overall.
I know this guy is a respected author and I like his ideas about big poweful entities living in the dark reaches of our planet - but space monster wars on earth pushed it into the realms of the godzilla movies for me.
So the Cthulhu come from Earth and not space? That animated show showed them migrating here. And the Elder Ones. The only species created on Earth were the Shoggoth. It didn't explain where the beast the Elder Ones summoned came from, or even what it was. I guess that is what the guy sees when he looks back past the mountains in the book?
I agree there are similarities between ATMOM and Prometheus - though I hope Prometheus is a lot less flamboyant in the alien species/monsters area than what ATMOM seems to be.
Also, why did the Elder ones have to be described as scientific socialists? WTF was that about? They did look alot like assflowers though:)
Odd little music video i just found with a Lovecraftian ending
And a nice pic of Cthulhu
secretsquirrely said:Wow this is quite an awesome pic of Cthulu.As far as I know (as I mentioned before, I never actually finished reading ATMOM), the deal with most of Lovecraft's creatures has more to do with dimensions than space travel. I also guess I should have watched the whole video before posting it ;) (didn't want to spoil the novella for myself). Do keep in mind that the visuals, though designed based on Lovecraft's descriptions, are from the imagination of the animators. Yes, Lovecraft writes of the fantastical, but keeping the time period in mind it all makes sense. It's like saying that The Tell Tale Heart is campy and lame...which it is, but it was made in the 1800s, so it's forgiveable. In regards to the socialist thing, I wonder if that was ever in the book, it doesn't sound at all like something Lovecraft would write.I highly suggest you read some of his work and judge those. If you'd rather start small and work your way up, both "Dagon" and "The Call of Cthulu" are fairly short yet thrilling.It's really Lovecraft's prose that makes him a master. His fiction is designed to be weird and a bit campy, but his writing style covers the camp and disguises it in pure dread.
Wow this is quite an awesome pic of Cthulu.
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