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TV & Movies / Re: "Top 10 Shows That Could Be The Next Game of Thrones."
« Last post by Calinthalus on May 20, 2019, 05:46:13 PM »
I guess.  I really dug the book, but it wasn't exactly in the Lovecraft world.  I think the show could be well done, or it could be very "Green Book".  Since Jordan Peele signed on, I've felt optimistic.


Ruthanna Emrys, however, has a semi-modern (post WWII) take on Deep Ones that's pretty interesting and it's more or less faithful to the original text (The Shadow Over Innsmouth) but looked at from a different direction.  I don't think anyone is talking about making a movie/tv show about her novels though.  If you want a quick taste, the first book is a small novella named "The Litany Of The Earth".  She writes fairly florid in a similar style as Lovecraft though so you might not dig it either.
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TV & Movies / Re: "Top 10 Shows That Could Be The Next Game of Thrones."
« Last post by Ah.hell on May 20, 2019, 05:25:05 PM »
So now I'm down to just one of these shows that I have interest in. Lovecraft country seems like a misleading name. 
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I think religion started much like grand conspiracy theories, as a way for people to feel some control over a seemingly random and uncaring universe and probably only later became a means for leaders to exercise control over the populations.

Makes sense. Ancient Egypt, so dependent on the Nile for its survival and prosperity, had a river god, Osiris. Tried to please him in order to get good annual floodings from the Nile.

It also then makes sense that the Pharaoh over time became considered an incarnation of Horus, the son of Osiris, while alive (and an incarnation of Osiris in death).

My evidence is that even relatively small hunter gather's with relatively democratic social structures have religions.

It seems though that while agricultural peoples adopted polytheism (and in some cases monotheism), hunter-gatherers had more animistic and shamanistic beliefs. I think that difference says something, though I am not sure exactly what.
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TV & Movies / Re: "Top 10 Shows That Could Be The Next Game of Thrones."
« Last post by Calinthalus on May 20, 2019, 04:35:11 PM »
Not really, I don't think.  The protagonist is a Lovecraft fan, as well as a fan of other sci-fi from the era.  There are similarities.  There are ghosts and wizards, ancient societies and the like.  Some eldritch type horror as well.  But it also deals a lot with racism in '50s America.
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TV & Movies / Re: "Top 10 Shows That Could Be The Next Game of Thrones."
« Last post by Ah.hell on May 20, 2019, 04:19:57 PM »
The Watch is the only one that really excites me.  I'll give lovecraft country a try.  I've found Lovecraft's writing to be a bit.....florid?  IDK, but I'm not a fan, the world he created is fascinating and has lots of potential though.
Lovecraft Country isn't actually by Lovecraft.  It doesn't even read like a Lovecraft story.  It's a novel from a couple of years ago that is kind of a collection of stories about a family that runs a "Green Book" kind of printing company during the Jim Crow era.  There are wizards and demons and such found in the travels so it is somewhat Lovecraftian in that way, but it doesn't have that same feel at all.
Is it set in lovecrafts universe?  There have been a number of writers who've written material set in his universe of ancient horrors and what not.   
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I think religion started much like grand conspiracy theories, as a way for people to feel some control over a seemingly random and uncaring universe and probably only later became a means for leaders to exercise control over the populations.   

My evidence is that even relatively small hunter gather's with relatively democratic social structures have religions.   
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TV & Movies / Re: "Top 10 Shows That Could Be The Next Game of Thrones."
« Last post by Calinthalus on May 20, 2019, 04:13:57 PM »
The Watch is the only one that really excites me.  I'll give lovecraft country a try.  I've found Lovecraft's writing to be a bit.....florid?  IDK, but I'm not a fan, the world he created is fascinating and has lots of potential though.
Lovecraft Country isn't actually by Lovecraft.  It doesn't even read like a Lovecraft story.  It's a novel from a couple of years ago that is kind of a collection of stories about a family that runs a "Green Book" kind of printing company during the Jim Crow era.  There are wizards and demons and such found in the travels so it is somewhat Lovecraftian in that way, but it doesn't have that same feel at all.
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TV & Movies / Re: "Top 10 Shows That Could Be The Next Game of Thrones."
« Last post by Ah.hell on May 20, 2019, 04:09:10 PM »
The Watch is the only one that really excites me.  I'll give lovecraft country a try.  I've found Lovecraft's writing to be a bit.....florid?  IDK, but I'm not a fan, the world he created is fascinating and has lots of potential though.
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TV & Movies / Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Last post by Ah.hell on May 20, 2019, 04:05:28 PM »

Short skirts and Doc Martens, the boots are important, I wish they would bring that look back.

Bought a pair of Doc Martens once. Wore them maybe  a half dozen times until I decided they will never feel remotely comfortable.
Easily the most comfortable boots I've ever worn.  The soft sole and leather really make a difference.
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Again, I liked it well enough. It was fine.

To touch on some random points from above:

- I doubt Dario will give a shit. If anything, her being gone gives him more power.

-Bran was a shit choice but whatever. What I cant understand is having Bronn on the small council. Wtf?! He is just there for laughs.

-The nights watch makes sense in order to patrol and watch for threats on the border. And as a dumping ground for disgraced nobles.

-If they are saying that some scenes are skipping months then they are overlooking Cerceis weird pregnancy.  If they meant it to be something that was communicated to the audience, they did a terrible, terrible job of it. Its not an easter egg for those interested enough to revisit every scene and notice different weather or whatever, its a vital component that left the majority of viewers confused and stopped the story from working as it should have.
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