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(Ars Technica)   Scientists produce the most detailed map yet of the ancient sunken town of Dunwich. Wilbur Whately unavailable for comment   (arstechnica.com) divider line 30
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2013-05-12 09:37:28 PM
Dunwich Horror. Nice reference subby.
 
2013-05-12 11:23:57 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-12 11:37:20 PM
Non-euclidean mapping?
 
2013-05-12 11:42:03 PM
Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth. He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. He knows where They have trod earth's fields, and where They still tread them, and why no one can behold Them as They tread.
-H. P. Lovecraft, The Dunwich Horror"
 
2013-05-13 12:05:13 AM
Meh. I would be more worried if it were named Innsmouth.
 
2013-05-13 12:11:48 AM
Look at me I'm Sandra Dee...

Tied up tightly to a tree...

Lunch for some monstrosity.
 
2013-05-13 12:15:18 AM
The Old Ones are amused by Subby. Prepare for tentacle gratitude.
 
2013-05-13 12:26:32 AM
Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!
 
2013-05-13 12:28:59 AM
I could murder a ploughman's.

/and one Old Shoggoth, if you please
 
2013-05-13 12:37:04 AM
Martigen's Monster Mod with added spawns turns the basement into a bit of a moshpit. Bring lots of grenades.
 
2013-05-13 01:49:13 AM
I imagine Jeffrey Combs is portraying one of the scientists?

Also,
Daaaaagooooonnnn!!!

It's fun to yell it. That's all.
 
2013-05-13 02:59:28 AM
FTFA:
This was brought about after a series of epic storms battered the coastline in the 1200s and 1300s, causing repeated flooding, submerging parts of the town, and flooding the harbor and river with silt.

Which, if it happened today, would invariably be blamed on CO2.
 
2013-05-13 04:31:13 AM

SevenizGud: FTFA:
This was brought about after a series of epic storms battered the coastline in the 1200s and 1300s, causing repeated flooding, submerging parts of the town, and flooding the harbor and river with silt.

Which, if it happened today, would invariably be blamed on CO2.


Oh shut up, you cock.
 
2013-05-13 04:36:34 AM
Iäy Shub-Nigurath! Iäy Cthulhu!

Hello everyone, looks like I'm in good company!
 
2013-05-13 06:50:51 AM

Weaver95: Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth. He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. He knows where They have trod earth's fields, and where They still tread them, and why no one can behold Them as They tread.
-H. P. Lovecraft, The Dunwich Horror"


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/Approves
 
2013-05-13 07:03:42 AM

nonstopcrunchy: SevenizGud: FTFA:
This was brought about after a series of epic storms battered the coastline in the 1200s and 1300s, causing repeated flooding, submerging parts of the town, and flooding the harbor and river with silt.

Which, if it happened today, would invariably be blamed on CO2.

Oh shut up, you cock.


Well, he's probably right.
 
2013-05-13 08:06:46 AM

ArcadianRefugee: Meh. I would be more worried if it were named Innsmouth.


Indeed. Plus The Dunwich Horror was pretty much the worst of the mythos stories, hands-down. Which is why Derleth mined it for material so hard while ignoring most of the others.
 
2013-05-13 08:14:34 AM

Bonanza Jellybean: I could murder a ploughman's.

/and one Old Shoggoth, if you please


So everybody was bloody peculiar bloody frogs.
 
2013-05-13 08:56:23 AM
*Sigh*

FTFA:

'The British 'Atlantis'....'

&

'Meanwhile in Brazil, the 1,500km (932 miles) off the coast of Rio de Janeiro has led to claims that the real Atlantis has been discovered. The mythical land would be somewhat in the right position, being apparently created when Africa broke away from South America'

Despite the headline, the article was OK right up until the last paragraph, and then it blundered onto the conspiracy theory super highway. Can we have some kind of massive intervention with all media, and let them know that Atlantis was a farking myth? Jesus farking Christ.
 
2013-05-13 09:04:05 AM

adm_crunch: nonstopcrunchy: SevenizGud: FTFA:
This was brought about after a series of epic storms battered the coastline in the 1200s and 1300s, causing repeated flooding, submerging parts of the town, and flooding the harbor and river with silt.

Which, if it happened today, would invariably be blamed on CO2.

Oh shut up, you cock.

Well, he's probably right.


Please don't encourage him.
/He's NEVER right
 
2013-05-13 09:48:23 AM

CheatCommando: ArcadianRefugee: Meh. I would be more worried if it were named Innsmouth.

Indeed. Plus The Dunwich Horror was pretty much the worst of the mythos stories, hands-down. Which is why Derleth mined it for material so hard while ignoring most of the others.


I dunno. "Happy" ending or not, it freaked me out in high school.

And now, CSB time. Gather round...

A buddy of mine had an audio book version of this story (on vinyl! Hey, it was 1983! Anyway...). It was nice and spooky, and the climax had an audio effect that came outta nowhere and was very scary. Okay, so I go home, it's late, etc, I'm all keyed up, and as I'm about to unlock the door from the garage into the kitchen, the freezer right next to the door cycles on. I almost went through the roof, and was *this* close to needing to just toss my pants in the back yard to clean up in the morning.

So while I'm sure you can make an argument for Dunwich not being good, it still did its job, AFAIC, which was to scare people.
 
2013-05-13 10:22:34 AM
comicmegastore.com

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-13 11:24:32 AM

BafflerMeal: [comicmegastore.com image 514x800]

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x1307]


Great, now we're slut-shaming the Dunwich Horror? It's not  loose, it's  liberated. It has a mature and healthy relationship with its sexual desires.
 
2013-05-13 11:57:04 AM

t3knomanser: BafflerMeal: [comicmegastore.com image 514x800]

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x1307]

Great, now we're slut-shaming the Dunwich Horror? It's not  loose, it's  liberated. It has a mature and healthy relationship with its sexual desires.



i188.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-13 01:23:29 PM
Not underwater, but if you have the chance to check out Brian May's A Village Lost and Found, you should definitely take it.
 
2013-05-13 02:19:49 PM

CheatCommando: ArcadianRefugee: Meh. I would be more worried if it were named Innsmouth.

Indeed. Plus The Dunwich Horror was pretty much the worst of the mythos stories, hands-down. Which is why Derleth mined it for material so hard while ignoring most of the others.


I'm all for bashing Derleth, but calling The Dunwich Horror the worst of the mythos stories is uttering falsehood.
 
2013-05-13 02:38:10 PM

Nurglitch: CheatCommando: ArcadianRefugee: Meh. I would be more worried if it were named Innsmouth.

Indeed. Plus The Dunwich Horror was pretty much the worst of the mythos stories, hands-down. Which is why Derleth mined it for material so hard while ignoring most of the others.

I'm all for bashing Derleth, but calling The Dunwich Horror the worst of the mythos stories is uttering false



Which one would you suggest then? He did write worse stuff, but they were all before Call of Cthulhu, which is pretty much the consensus beginning of his myths period, although he himself never really used the term. The Horror at Red Hook and The Lurking Fear are arguably worse, for instance, but neither are myths stories.
 
2013-05-13 09:08:42 PM
If an English town, then Lovecraft needs to step back; it's MR James' bailiwick.
 
2013-05-13 09:21:55 PM

SevenizGud: FTFA:
This was brought about after a series of epic storms battered the coastline in the 1200s and 1300s, causing repeated flooding, submerging parts of the town, and flooding the harbor and river with silt.

Which, if it happened today, would invariably be blamed on CO2.


Climate Change is real!
 
2013-05-13 11:56:07 PM
Just read that last week. Awesome reference.
 
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