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first time story timing so bear with me
we are reading the latests installment on alan moore's providence
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Here we go!
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>>77718994
heres the ol' gang
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>>77719121
4chan is acting really weird which is slowing down the process so hold on
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>>77719147
oh boy, the party van is comig, just in case ill spoil the next pictures
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>>77719185
and there we go, we have rape, i was starting to worry moore
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Fuck I knew I forgot to storytime something

Good job man!
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>>77719297
and that is it, next we have the diary section
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>>77719316
no probs man, i never storytimed before but this series is totally worth it
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>>77719350
Providence is the best Lovecraft story in years man
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>>77719377
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
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>Canadian
THE HEADLESS MAN
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>>77719414
Yeah, this is Moore taking the mythology and the cliches and playing them for what they are.
It's invigorating.
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>>77718975
Jesus, this is a great Armitage design.
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>>77719507
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
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>>77719562
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.
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>>77719562
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
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>>77719602
Have you read the journal entry for the Dunwich issue?

It's text book.
He goes on for knowledge, answers, and curiosity.
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>>77719593
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
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>>77719652
Yeah, Black is the messenger, but the reprisal of that message is Lovecraft, who I think is more certain by the day - is Carter
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>>77719626
yes but i imagined after this he would be too scared to go on, then again he is also more intrigued than ever
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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.
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>>77719764
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
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>>77719843
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.
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and were done, had fun everybody
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>>77719899
#7 is FULL ON PICKMAN
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>>77718782
When did Moore fall for the widescreen comics meme? It's literally destroying creativity in comics.
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>>77719888
here is a very cool review where he talks about lovecraft himself and about how even though he didnt like the modernists he used a lot of modernist tools in his writngs
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Neonomicon. To which this is a direct sequel/prequel, so it fits.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpajFQECzAk
shit, forgot the link
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>even though he didnt like the modernists he used a lot of modernist tools in his writing

I can definitely see that, even Joshi noted that I think.
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>solicited for February 2016
Labor of love.

Also - this cover is hilarious
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>>77720116
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.
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>>77720390
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.
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well this was unexpected
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just get the heck out of there
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>>77720756
Arkham was just so enjoyably cruel.
It's like a maze, but you don't know you're in it until it's too late.
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>>77720116
What is hilarious about it?
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>>77721096
It's just so simple.
A blank canvas. That's it.
And yet you know exactly what's going on.
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>>77721107
I don't know what is going on but probably because I haven't read this one yet.

Thinking whether I should wait for the whole set to be out and buy the collection.
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>>77721469
I mean, if you've read the Lovecraft story...you probably know exactly what that simple cover means haha.

And maybe - I bet it'll be a handsome collection
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>>77719044
that last panel is pretty neat.
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>>77725031
for a second i couldnt tell if actuall time fuckery was going on or it was just a comic book way of letting us know time is passing
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>>77725131
Both - the way time passes in the Arkham issues are really related to how the comic passes as well.
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Time to fap
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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
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>>77729710
Yeah, it's definitely time consuming
But I think it's fantastic because it's like the comic is an adaptation of the journal
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>>77729710
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
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>>77731516
Yeah, plus bonus material like the Innsmouth Newsletter and a ton of scenes that didn't even make it into the comic
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>>77719228
Anybody have a translation? Google translate is giving me seeming gibberish phrases strung together
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Do not worry. I will of course withdraw before making you pregnant.

Oh how I waited centuries for rolling out (spreading) the Wisdom of the Stars.

Your belly is bouncing.
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>tfw when a disembodied occultist uses your body to fuck his own daughter
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It wasn't even all that long ago that I read Herbert West, but I still needed to check wiki to notice the homages
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>>77734393
I knew that Paisly sounded familiar.
Wonder if there are more shadow out of time references in the whole affair.

Alhazred looked great/

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>fuck you in his own daughter
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>>77725351
IT'S LIKE MY CHINEASE CARTOON FETISHES
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>>77734393
You know, I wonder about some brave anon editing all names to their original references...
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Confused. Edgar/Ephraim was occupying both bodies at once? I had the impression that he simply "left" Elspeth's body and moved into Black's.
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>>77737950
Edgar/Ephraim was in Black's body, so with Black being in a young girls body there wasn't much he could do.
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>>77737651
That would be a nice novelty, but I think it adds the offbeat nature of it being skewed.

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Yeah, the swapped. Elpseth was long ago dead, poor Black.
It's a good thing that the Thing in the Doorstep story went bitterswwer
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