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Nerds save the world!

posted by Dimensional on August 24th, 2013, 12:05 pm



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Lovecraft never associated elements with his deities. That was August Dereleth.

That's almost as much fail as my compulsive need to post this message.

posted by disgruntled lovecraft nerd (Guest) on August 24th, 2013, 10:04 pm



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@disgruntled lovecraft nerd: Blame the internet, not us. That's our source of information. "You can't put anything on the internet that isn't true." :P

Edit: That quote is from a Car Insurance Commercial.

posted by Dimensional on August 25th, 2013, 9:18 am



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And now, back to our story.

posted by LESimmons (Guest) on August 25th, 2013, 7:45 pm



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Betcha that if you confronted Kevin with the assertion that elemental associations aren't a Lovecraft thing, that self-important nerd would give you a reply somewhere in the neighborhood of "I didn't say anything about Lovecraft in specific, I used the more general term in the Lovecraftian mold! You telling me that Derleth's Mythos stories were not in the Lovecraftian mold?" And after that, there might be a spirited nerdfight about whether or not Lovecraftian canon can properly be considered to include any Mythos material that wasn't written by HPL himself…

posted by Cubist on August 25th, 2013, 8:15 pm



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@Cubist: Actually, I can argue that Derelth's stories are not in the Lovecraftian mold. Dereleth added so many elements and presented the mythos entities so differently from Lovecraft that they weren't even similar, except in superficial ways.
For example, Lovecraft never considered his deities to be gods. They were just aliens of such great power they seemed like gods and were mistaken for gods by primitive people.
And Lovecraft never considered his entities to be evil, either. They were just extremely alien and uncaring. They didn't set out to cause havoc, they just did because they were so alien that looking at them shattered the human mind. Dereleth on the other hand made them specifically evil and created a his own "good" gods to oppose them.
Dereleth's presentation of the Mythos elements was really nothing like Lovecraft's.

posted by disgruntled lovecraft nerd (Guest) on August 26th, 2013, 3:19 pm



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@disgruntled lovecraft nerd: Not to sound sarcastic, but I'm so glad your a nerd. This comic could use more. :D

posted by Dimensional on August 26th, 2013, 3:55 pm



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