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I swear to god if that makes Smalley post an ASMR video I’m gonna kill myself
You’re just willing it into existence now.
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Just spilled an entire coffee on my floor and I just screamed my fucking heart out. Fuck everything, honestly
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This shit penetrates my noise cancelling headphones when I'm playing music, and I have expensive earplugs as well which don't do much. It's a truly vicious, soul piercing noise.
Fuck that sucks dude, sorry. Living away from construction zones is the one thing I miss about suburban life.
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Post by Evil » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:29 am

Is there serious amounts of bedrock in Victoria? Alberta is just dirt and clay, baby.
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Evil wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:29 am
Is there serious amounts of bedrock in Victoria? Alberta is just dirt and clay, baby.
You know it, entire downtown is bedrock
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Smoke Bomb wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:26 am
Fuck that sucks dude, sorry. Living away from construction zones is the one thing I miss about suburban life.
Thank you, it'll only... only be a month... the longest month of all time given how this past week has gone. Then it's back to sharing walls in my parent's house :shifty:
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“Alberta is just dirt” - Evil Prevails
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Post by Evil » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:36 am

I mean, at least it stops at 7, right? I'm not trying to diminish shit, but that's better than douchebags thumping bass all night.

I'm so fucking happy I got a house in the sort of suburbs, fighting with shit neighbours for a few years and listening to their garbage was just killing my soul. I have no idea how anyone lives in the movie/tv show version of New York.
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Obscure wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:35 am
“Alberta is just dirt” - Evil Prevails
Dirt full of oil, baby. What you got, other than prime hog raising soil?
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Post by Obscure » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:45 am

I like to think Evil is living in that episode of It’s Always Sunny where they move to the suburbs.

God I wish I had FX.
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Obscure wrote:
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I like to think Evil is living in that episode of It’s Always Sunny where they move to the suburbs.

God I wish I had FX.
We're like one of ... eight white families in my neighborhood of at least a thousand homes I would say depending on where you consider it starting and stopping. It's the best, I fucking hate poor white people, they're just the worst.

Also, it's not really the burbs cause everything between us and the city filled in. Also, even getting right into the heart of downtown is at most 30 minutes unless it's pure holiday weekend rush hour, so it's not bad.
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Post by Evil » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:03 am

Yards are small and houses are close together. Also were on the corner which is nice in some ways, but the street is abus route and also theres s school like three blocks down and srsly stopping walking on my grass or throwing your fucking coffee cups in my lawn you punks, I should buy a gun,etc.
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You can learn how to open champagne bottles with a gun! It’s the American Way!
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I bought “marijuana tea” :shifty:
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Evil wrote:
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Seemed like it was universally beloved when I was reading about it, but yeah I will take a pdf if it isnt too much trouble. I need my weird fiction fix yo.
Zip, with CBR files inside. If you need a recommendation on a program that can read these, I can offer one, but they're not hard to come across. In keeping with how badly this thing's been collected even the digital version is kind of a pain, as it's 12 different files, one for each issue. I've also included Moore's entire Lovecraft-tribute trilogy which starts with The Courtyard, (short and reasonably good Lovecraft fan-fiction) continues with Neonomicon, (turns out "Let's explicitly show all the stuff Lovecraft was implying" actually makes it boring as balls) and has thus far concluded with Providence, which is long and wordy even for an Alan Moore comic.

I got super into weird fiction last year. Any favorites on your end? I'm always on the lookout for some indescribable horror.
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Blood Pressures.

Ugh.
I think I have heard that album. If I did I do not remember it, so it was probably not very good.
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Evil wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:36 am
I mean, at least it stops at 7, right? I'm not trying to diminish shit, but that's better than douchebags thumping bass all night.
It's a matter of ovens and frying pans for me, one problem dissipates and another formulates - Drill Douchebag vs Acoustic Guitar Douchebag in my last place would be a legendary battle. Like, having these brain injuries means this is 12 straight hours of intense agitation (where this drives people crazy it drives me to the point where I'll start rambling about "society" a la Joker) so when 7 hits and my adrenaline settles I'm in bed. I managed to sleep from 7:45pm to 6am finally, but that means I get ONE hour in the day with this shit not going on. I'm currently basking in that hour, this is all the peace I get until CHAHACHACHKHAKCHKACHKCHAKHCKHAKCAHKACHAC
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Post by Torgo » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:12 pm

Just popping in to say thanks for recommending that Wolf Parade album. I dig it.
"Under Glass," "Julia Take Your Man Home" and "Fall Into the Future" are damn fine tracks.
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Post by Obscure » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:29 pm

Holy shit it actually worked
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Evil wrote:
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I fucking hate poor white people, they're just the worst.
Well excuse me!
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Kayden Kross wrote:
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Well excuse me!
Do you disagree?
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Evil wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:39 am
Do you disagree?
I'm the poorest and whitest person I know, and I'm America's sweetheart.
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Post by Evil » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:23 am

DJ Rkod wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:36 am
Zip, with CBR files inside. If you need a recommendation on a program that can read these, I can offer one, but they're not hard to come across. In keeping with how badly this thing's been collected even the digital version is kind of a pain, as it's 12 different files, one for each issue. I've also included Moore's entire Lovecraft-tribute trilogy which starts with The Courtyard, (short and reasonably good Lovecraft fan-fiction) continues with Neonomicon, (turns out "Let's explicitly show all the stuff Lovecraft was implying" actually makes it boring as balls) and has thus far concluded with Providence, which is long and wordy even for an Alan Moore comic.

I got super into weird fiction last year. Any favorites on your end? I'm always on the lookout for some indescribable horror.

Sup.
Thanks so much, man. I will get these downloaded hopefully tonight and figure out how to read them.

I'm sure you've read all the same ones I have had, my favorite by far is the Willows by ... algernon blackwood? Definitely the best written by a long shot if everything from the genre.

On the maybe lesser known, I really dug The Terror by Arthur Machen, although forewarned the resolution to the mystery is dumb as balls. Everything up to that freaked me right the fuck out.
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Kayden Kross wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:06 am
I'm the poorest and whitest person I know, and I'm America's sweetheart.
Right sure you're cool, but what about all those other poor white people? They suck so bad.

I felt this way when I was also a poor white person as well.
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Evil wrote:
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Right sure you're cool, but what about all those other poor white people? They suck so bad.

I felt this way when I was also a poor white person as well.
There’s a lady in my old neighborhood who raised a hapless Neo-Nazi and one time I heard her drunkenly screaming about her tax dollars going to educate Muslim kids. Anyways she inherited a house from her friend two years ago and immediately lost it gambling at a casino. Fun lady.
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Smoke Bomb wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:09 am
There’s a lady in my old neighborhood who raised a hapless Neo-Nazi and one time I heard her drunkenly screaming about her tax dollars going to educate Muslim kids. Anyways she inherited a house from her friend two years ago and immediately lost it gambling at a casino. Fun lady.
Yeesh.
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I wish there was some way I could pay $5 a month to download a FX “app” to watch FX content on my iPad or mobile device.
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Evil wrote:
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Thanks so much, man. I will get these downloaded hopefully tonight and figure out how to read them.

I'm sure you've read all the same ones I have had, my favorite by far is the Willows by ... algernon blackwood? Definitely the best written by a long shot if everything from the genre.

On the maybe lesser known, I really dug The Terror by Arthur Machen, although forewarned the resolution to the mystery is dumb as balls. Everything up to that freaked me right the fuck out.
I've actually missed a lot of the old classics, I'm sure. Reading almost literally everything by ol' racist as fuck Lovecraft burned me out, especially since he's, ehhhhh, not exactly the greatest writer, even beyond his repugnance as a human being. I have read Machen's stuff though, was pretty good, though you are correct, the resolution on that one sucks ass. I think I tapped out of my Algernon Blackwood short story audiobook because I didn't like the narrator, (I'm picky like that) but I'll give it another shot.

I still think Chambers' "The Repairer of Reputations" deliciously captures the weird fiction vibe. It's doubly odd since half of The King In Yellow is just shitty boring romance, which just makes the half that's not even weirder and more unnerving.
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DJ Rkod wrote:
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I've actually missed a lot of the old classics, I'm sure. Reading almost literally everything by ol' racist as fuck Lovecraft burned me out, especially since he's, ehhhhh, not exactly the greatest writer, even beyond his repugnance as a human being. I have read Machen's stuff though, was pretty good, though you are correct, the resolution on that one sucks ass. I think I tapped out of my Algernon Blackwood short story audiobook because I didn't like the narrator, (I'm picky like that) but I'll give it another shot.

I still think Chambers' "The Repairer of Reputations" deliciously captures the weird fiction vibe. It's doubly odd since half of The King In Yellow is just shitty boring romance, which just makes the half that's not even weirder and more unnerving.
Yeah, I read all of his stuff as well. Well, actually just all the spooky stuff, the dream shit has no interest at all for me. I actually really like him as a writer even with all the racism, he makes me feel the doom in most of his stuff, even if doesn't really make sense and it always comes down to the same shit, these alien vegetables were good and these balls of light were bad, and then the vegetables miscegnated with the balls of light and that was it for them. Okay that 's specifically just Mountains of Madness but still, it's his big theme. I really like the case of Charles Dexter Ward, the one with the Fish People (it has an action scene!), and uhh I'm just going to trail off cause I can't think of any other favorites from him off the top of my head .Reanimator is so bad ( and extra racist), but it was like a bullshit drag it out periodical.

Oh, other weird fiction, you've read Great God Pan and The White People (it's not racist), right?
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The King in Yellow is the weirdest thing ever. Who was the audience for that whole collection? Victorian times were odd.
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Has anybody read the stuff from that guy who carried on Lovecrafts world? It sounds terrible.
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Evil wrote:
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The King in Yellow is the weirdest thing ever. Who was the audience for that whole collection? Victorian times were odd.
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Evil wrote:
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Oh, other weird fiction, you've read Great God Pan and The White People (it's not racist), right?

Wait, you said you've done Machen, sorry. I read and comprehend posts ... eventually.
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Evil wrote:
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Yeah, I read all of his stuff as well. Well, actually just all the spooky stuff, the dream shit has no interest at all for me. I actually really like him as a writer even with all the racism, he makes me feel the doom in most of his stuff, even if doesn't really make sense and it always comes down to the same shit, these alien vegetables were good and these balls of light were bad, and then the vegetables miscegnated with the balls of light and that was it for them. Okay that 's specifically just Mountains of Madness but still, it's his big theme. I really like the case of Charles Dexter Ward, the one with the Fish People (it has an action scene!), and uhh I'm just going to trail off cause I can't think of any other favorites from him off the top of my head .Reanimator is so bad ( and extra racist), but it was like a bullshit drag it out periodical.
I think we may have opposite tastes, heh. Though, the dream cycle is almost entirely bullshit for sure, speaking as someone who did bother slogging through it ("Beyond the Wall of Sleep" is real good, the rest, feh). Lovecraft hated The Dream Quest of Unknown Kaddath and I don't blame him, that thing blows. It's like Alice in Wonderland wearing blackface.

But yeah, I found Dexter Ward kinda draggy and lacking in dread, and even though "Reanimator" is four times longer than it should be I thought it was good pulpy fun when it finally got done with the endless goddamn recaps. I also like "Cool Air" and the one about 4chan users, "The Outsider." And The Shadow Over Innsmouth is very good. "The Colour Out Of Space" might be my favourite from him just because it's so damn alien, but a lot of those weird, bat-winged extraterrestrial flight, mind-stealing time travel stories just hit the fucking spot for me. The strangest thing is that I think his most famous and enduring story, "The Call Of Cthulhu," is really just okay.
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Has anybody read the stuff from that guy who carried on Lovecrafts world? It sounds terrible.
Derleth? Fuck nah. I've heard that it's all about forcing the whole incomprehensible cosmic depravity into good vs. evil crap and just... nah. I need my eldritch horrors to be well beyond the scope of such trivialities. I have read a decent amount of more recent revisionist Lovecraft/weird fiction though, like Ruthanna Emrys' "The Litany of Earth," Winter Tide, and Deep Roots, which is basically "What If The Shadows Over Innsmouth Fish-People Were OK And Going And Busting Up Their Shit Was Bad?," the fan-fiction. And Victor LaValle's The Ballad Of Black Tom, which is "The Horror At Red Hook" recast (well, reframed) as American racism.

Since you've already got your hands on a comic -- have you tried Locke & Key? It's got some good solid Lovecraft energy running through it. And it's an easier swallow than recent Alan Moore.
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I had to find an old ass version of Yac reader that would work on my old ass laptop, but I think I got it, thanks again, Rkod.

I'm with you on Call being just okay. I think I like Ward so much cause the idea of bringing Abraham Lincoln back from the dead just to beat the shit out of him so he can tell you where some Union gold is buried is fucking awesome to me. Whisperer in the Darkness also hits the dread for me, that crazy voice coming out of the the tin can or whatever it was, and it really sticks the ending with a great image even if you see it coming a mile away.

I think the only new Lovecraftian stuff I have read is, I think it's called Cold war or something like that? It's fairly popular, just a short story. I read all of Mother Horse Eyes which is this weird reddit thing that is weird fiction and also the parts of Inifinite Jest about addiction, it's weird and goes nowhere but it has some cool fucked up shit in it. Also, my big pitch, The Magnus Archives podcast, best shit ever. Like a low rent British X files, some of the best short horror going right now, and really well produced and acted to boot.

I have heard good things about that comic, I'll hit that next if/when I make it through this Moore.
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A Colder War is what it's called. Not bad, and yeah, quick read.
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A Colder War is what it's called. Not bad, and yeah, quick read.
That one is pretty good. Crooked, which is Richard Nixon Weird Fiction, is pretty bad.
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Whisperer in the Darkness also hits the dread for me, that crazy voice coming out of the the tin can or whatever it was, and it really sticks the ending with a great image even if you see it coming a mile away.
That's the first long-form Lovecraft I read and really enjoyed. Followed it up with The Shadow Out of Time and that was a great choice. Science fiction of that vintage and of that funkiness is really cool to me.

I don' think Lovecraft's strength was ever in twists you couldn't see. The big wham of something unexpected can be effective, but almost all his endings are just inexorable, horrible things that you can absolutely see coming, but feel inevitable. A big part of his doomy angle comes from that, imo.
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I have heard good things about that comic, I'll hit that next if/when I make it through this Moore.
It's got some Steven King-y, Stranger Things (S1) vibes to it, which is unsurprising given who wrote it. Extremely fun read.
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As far as Lovecraft-style literature goes, I was thinking about starting the Southern Reach Trilogy soon; how does that series hold up?
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Rkod, I hope you don't mind that I also grabbed your download. Just to let you know. I didn't want to get caught on Evil's suburban porch-cam.
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Rkod, I hope you don't mind that I also grabbed your download. Just to let you know. I didn't want to get caught on Evil's suburban porch-cam.
I can see how many times it's been downloaded. I wouldn't have looked if you hadn't mentioned it, though.
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Post by Evil » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:53 am

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That's the first long-form Lovecraft I read and really enjoyed. Followed it up with The Shadow Out of Time and that was a great choice. Science fiction of that vintage and of that funkiness is really cool to me.

I don' think Lovecraft's strength was ever in twists you couldn't see. The big wham of something unexpected can be effective, but almost all his endings are just inexorable, horrible things that you can absolutely see coming, but feel inevitable. A big part of his doomy angle comes from that, imo.
I agree totally.
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As far as Lovecraft-style literature goes, I was thinking about starting the Southern Reach Trilogy soon; how does that series hold up?
Annihilation is great, amazing, drive you up the wall creepy and gave me that "well I'm not sleeping tonight cause I need to know how this ends" vibe that only a really good horror/mystery gives me.

The other two are terrible slogs.
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Hmm I think the last horror related book I read was something Stephen King related. I think I'll catch up on some Poe.

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Sup guys. Anybody else always gassy and tired?
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Blevs! What's up, yo?
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Not much, just getting older at an exponentially faster rate as more of our kids approach their teenage years!
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That Adam Sandler vehicle, Uncut Gems, is on Netflix tomorrow. :shifty:
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Re: The YMCA Club

Post by Obscure » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:28 pm

The Nameless One wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:22 pm
That Adam Sandler vehicle, Uncut Gems, is on Netflix tomorrow. :shifty:
Netflix Canada?!
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Re: The YMCA Club

Post by The Nameless One » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:31 pm

Obscure wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:28 pm
Netflix Canada?!
Yeah! For once in our content depraved lives Netflix is coming through for the boys
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