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    o/` Spiderman, Spiderman, he's a demon on wheels o/`
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jokasti View Post
    o/` Spiderman, Spiderman, he's a demon on wheels o/`
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeful View Post
    Oh god I hope not. Lovecraftian horrors aren't really scary except as "Oh my god it's a giant, ugly monster!" further they are horrifically overplayed and insidious in nature. Not every universe need monsters from beyond reality, and they certainly don't need to copy Lovecraft's works to make them.
    You seem to misunderstand Lovecraftian horrors. Many are not from beyond reality. Also, while many of them tend to seem like "giant, ugly monsters" that is rarely what makes them a horror. Those that are a horror for that reason can't really be successfully translated into a visual medium, as the thing that makes them scary is that their appearance is beyond what a human mind should comprehend, and can't be imagined by people, thus any attempt to get that effect in a visual medium will fail (they also tend to be rather poorly described in text, but it is fine as you just need to know that something more horrifying than you can think of is there).
    As for those that aren't like that, the horror they pose is usually much more on a mental level. It can range from slowly wearing you down and driving you insane (such as the colour out of space which also killed you over time), to something that can mind rape you on the spot. And even those that lack such drastic abilities are still terrifying due to their alien mindset. The fear of the unknown is what makes them scary, and their thought processes tend to be almost wholly unknown. They would kill you not out of hatred, malevolence, or kindness, but for some reason you can't think of, and the fact you can't easily predict what they're going to do makes it so you don't know how to act to avoid them doing something unpleasant for you. If they have strange anatomy, it also can make it so it is hard to figure out how to easily harm them to protect yourself. After all, if it was just a guy who you couldn't predict his actions, you could disable him through any of a number of common knowledge methods to stop someone (such as choking, a knee to the groin, etc.).

    Also, BRC, are you talking about the part where it says Spell 41: Living Bandage? I'll also point out we have already seen pages use spells without actually reciting an incantation. As such I wonder if the calling of attacks is something that adds more power, or if it is just being done for the reader's convenience, and might not actually be something they are saying.

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    Wait, isn't he on the same side as the necromancer?
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    Wait, isn't he on the same side as the necromancer?
    Seeing as said necromancer and Jack Frost were about to beat him up, I think not.

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    Long, accurate post that doesn't need to be reposted
    I was hoping someone else would say that, cuz I wasn't sure how. I'd just like to add that the complaint that Lovecraftian horrors aren't scary isn't valid even in itself. The Pages aren't based on "scary," they're based on mythology. Ice isn't exactly a common theme in horror stories. Angels aren't either, and I'm sure there's more examples but I don't really feel like checking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chionophile View Post
    I was hoping someone else would say that, cuz I wasn't sure how. I'd just like to add that the complaint that Lovecraftian horrors aren't scary isn't valid even in itself. The Pages aren't based on "scary," they're based on mythology. Ice isn't exactly a common theme in horror stories. Angels aren't either, and I'm sure there's more examples but I don't really feel like checking.

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    Yeah 404 errors are terrifying.

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    Wierd. The picture is working for me.

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    Click the link, then refresh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by memnarch View Post
    Click the link, then refresh.
    Doesn't work, neither does the "reload without cache" command (Ctrl+F5)

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    Can i just say?

    PSYCHIC. CLOWN.

    What is more epic, aside from chuck norris vs his clone?

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    Can i just say?

    PSYCHIC. CLOWN.

    What is more epic, aside from chuck norris vs his clone?
    Having Mister T follow you around for a day loudly agreeing with everything you say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chionophile View Post
    I was hoping someone else would say that, cuz I wasn't sure how. I'd just like to add that the complaint that Lovecraftian horrors aren't scary isn't valid even in itself. The Pages aren't based on "scary," they're based on mythology. Ice isn't exactly a common theme in horror stories. Angels aren't either, and I'm sure there's more examples but I don't really feel like checking.
    What about Harry Potter? Fear incarnate, the Dementors, cause everything to go cold and freeze when they're around.

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    Eh. There are horror stories about angels out there, I'm not denying that. It's just not the sole source genre like it is for werewolves, vampires, and mummies. It's simply isn't a requirement to be scary to become a Page.

    Also, that picture is disturbing. What's the source on that?

    Edit: Same thing for cold beings - I'm sure there are plenty of stories of ice elementals eating people. It's just not a requirement.

    Although I may also be talking out my ass. Elagune, care to chime in here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRC View Post
    Having Mister T follow you around for a day loudly agreeing with everything you say?
    I hate being around people. I also have a splitting headache even without him yelling until everybody else admits they were wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chionophile View Post

    Also, that picture is disturbing. What's the source on that?
    I'm not sure who drew it but that picture pretty much comes from the Old Testament's description of what some angels looked like.
    It's like an old steam train, but powered on insanity and pain.


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    Another page up.
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    Guy with his hands wrapped up is a boxer? Whoda thunk?

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    Wow, he took a level in badass since he was cowering. XD
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    What is IN that potion?
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    Apparently another personality.

    Everything else aside, the dude was outnumbered 3:1, and there was a page that can freeze limbs. Now the sides are even, and he's fighting someone he has a chance of beating with his skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeful View Post
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    What is IN that potion?
    Apparently another personality.
    Can I sig that exchange? XD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lix Lorn View Post
    Can I quote that exchange? XD
    You just DID.
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    The word I meant to use was sig. Pedant.
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    I'm cool with it. Fayd still has to weigh in.

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    Lensflash doesn't just blind, it also hurts you.

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