first time story timing so bear with me
we are reading the latests installment on alan moore's providence
heres the ol' gang
4chan is acting really weird which is slowing down the process so hold on
oh boy, the party van is comig, just in case ill spoil the next pictures
and there we go, we have rape, i was starting to worry moore
and that is it, next we have the diary section
no probs man, i never storytimed before but this series is totally worth it
it really is, above all because it makes it be fresh again, moore understands that lovecraft is so much more than just cthulu and fish people
also worth noting, this is the first instance of the encounter acting openly hostile or malicious which kind of breaks the trend of the characters just being people trying to go on with their lifes and i supposes it introduces the notion that from this point things are going to get ugly
The solicit for the next issue says as much as well. It makes a whole load of sense any way.
Up until now those Black has encounter have a sort of respect for his position.
But this is a shadow war...and there's many factions.
i wonder what reason will black find to decide to goon with his investigations and how is he going to rationalize what just happened to him, for the first time there is no plausible deniability
yes, him being "the herald" and all that, but just like the witch in the last issue elspeth seemed to be doing it just to cause an impression, i guss to make sure that black writes about her and therefore lovecraft writes about her
yes but i imagined after this he would be too scared to go on, then again he is also more intrigued than ever
That's what makes this series so fun.
It has this veneer of a grounded reality, but you can't escape the genre conventions.
Hell, even when Black notes on these situations he can't see that he's trapped. Now that he has an inkling - it's human nature.
Which was also a major point of those stories in the first place.
that is something that always kind of suprised me about moore in his later years.
as much as he made fame for himself by deconstructing the superhero genre he is equally if not more talented at reconstructing genere tropes
Very much so - it's very nice to see how he can build something up again even though he has the opposite rep.
His ABC comics and Supreme, and this.
I think it helps that he had time to recapitulate on Neonomicon, and to a lesser extent The Courtyard, and create a grand unifying method of execution for Lovecraft.
Because you have to hit so many marks right.
and were done, had fun everybody
>solicited for February 2016
Labor of love.
Also - this cover is hilarious
There's a place called the Pickman Gallery in the North End in Fallout 4. It's about as charming as you might expect.
To the north there's also a quarry by the name of Dunwich Borers. That place gave me the screaming mimis.
Hey, you ever go back and read the journals?
I finished transcribing the first and most of the second - but it's way long. Will try to get it done in the 2 month hiatus.
I'm really mixed on this book, for a pretty retarded reason.
I really like the comic book parts, but I'm missing a lot because I really can't be fucked to read the massive blocks of text. The only time I get to read comics is my short commute in to work in the mornings and if I want to read the prose I'd have to sacrifice some other books.
I appreciate what it is, but I wish it'd be one thing or the other and not a bit of both
i can understand that but the journal sections are pretty good in terms of giving us an insight on the protagonist head and also introducing a lot of cool reflexions about lovecraft ideas
>tfw when a disembodied occultist uses your body to fuck his own daughter
I knew that Paisly sounded familiar.
Wonder if there are more shadow out of time references in the whole affair.
Alhazred looked great/
>fuck you in his own daughter
That would be a nice novelty, but I think it adds the offbeat nature of it being skewed.
Yeah, the swapped. Elpseth was long ago dead, poor Black.
It's a good thing that the Thing in the Doorstep story went bitterswwer