Posts from 26th November 2006

Nov 06

Call Of Cthenneth

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I have spent much of this weekend exploring the nameless and abyssal depths of Earth’s prehistory. Half of this exploration has been in the pleasant company of H.P. Lovecraft, whose Haunter Of The Dark anthology I picked up on a whim last week. I’ve never really got into Lovecraft until now, possibly because when I encountered him in my teens I expected him to frighten me, whereas with that expectation safely tucked away I can simply admire the rhythm of his sentences and revel in their morbid absurdity. (And occasionally, as with “The Colour Out Of Space”, let a slight case of the actual creeps sneak up on me.)

Lovecraft turns out to be relevant to the ‘worldbuilding’ articles I haven’t been writing.


RobEmoWatch #6: the oulipo of stupid

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i) haha just to get this out of the way the MINE from the Robin of Scargill ep is connected to a TUNNEL from the CASTLE to the FOREST
ii) useless of jizbum’s “character” is STILL on the morph — now (as well as remaining a haplessly clownish minion who pieface has actual confused feelings for underneath the fake feelings) he is the CAUSE OF THE ENTIRE WAR (or at least the lack of a peace)
iii) which i guess underlines the HIGH CONCEPT of this odd odd series as it has emerged — the highest possible stakes (moral, political, historical) in a context of the lowest possible competence (the merrymen have proved “victorious” almost every ep but really only by dint of each time committing one fewer catastrophically naive blunders) (i do actually like this “learning curve” aspect of the project, even if it cuts against my growing complaint — that it has taken a LUDICROUSLY LONG TIME to reach even the current level of denouement and full-on plot-strand-linkage)