Halloween Special: H. P. Lovecraft

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Overly Sarcastic Productions

2 years ago

While there's something to be said for separating the art from the artist, I think there's a lot of merit in CONTEXTUALIZING the art WITH the artist. Did Lovecraft write some pretty incredible horror? Sure! Was he also a raging xenophobe? Absolutely! Are his perspectives on life connected with the stories he felt compelled to tell? Duh! If you look at Lovecraft's writing through the lens of his life, clear patterns emerge that allow us to pin down what exactly he built his horror cosmology out of. It's an invaluable analytical tool that allows us to take apart his writings by getting inside his head. So before you yell at me for Not Separating The Artist From The Art, know that it was completely intentional and I'm not sorry.
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Overly Sarcastic Productions
Overly Sarcastic Productions Year ago
Hey gang! Can't help but notice the comment section is a little bit on fire. That's all good with me, but one recurring complaint I've noticed has started to get under my skin - namely that my explanation of non-euclidean geometry was insufficient, or even - dare I say - inaccurate. Now this is a fair complaint, because after a lifetime of experience finding that people's eyes glaze over when I talk math at them, I concluded that interrupting a half-hour horror video with a long-winded explanation of a mathematical concept wouldn't go over too well. I put it in layman's terms and used a simple example to illustrate the point. However, since some of the more mathematically-inclined of you took offense, I now present in full a short (but comprehensive) explanation of what exactly non-euclidean geometry is. First, we axiomatically establish euclidean geometry. Euclidean geometry has five axioms: 1. We can draw a straight line between any two points. 2. We can infinitely extend a finite straight line. 3. We can draw a circle with any center and radius. 4. All right angles are equal to one another. 5. If two lines intersect with a third line, and the sum of the inner angles of those intersections is less than 180º, then those two lines must intersect if extended far enough. Axiom #5 is known as the PARALLEL POSTULATE. It has many equivalent statements, including the Triangle Postulate ("the sum of the angles in every triangle is 180º") and Playfair's Axiom ("given a line and a point not on that line, there exists ONE line parallel to the given line that intersects the given point"). Euclidean geometry is, broadly, how geometry works on a flat plane. However, there are geometries where the parallel postulate DOES NOT hold. These geometries are called "non-euclidean geometries". There are, in fact, an infinite number of these geometries, and because the only defining characteristic is "the parallel postulate does not hold", they can be all kinds of crazy shapes. (As you can see, my explanation of "this is just how geometry works on a curved surface" is quite reductive, but at the same time serves to get the general impression across without going into too much detail.) An example of a non-euclidean geometry is "Elliptic geometry", geometry on n-dimensional ellipses, which includes "Spherical geometry" as a subset. Spherical geometry is, predictably enough, how geometry works on the two-dimensional surface of a three-dimensional sphere. In spherical geometry, "points" are defined the same as in euclidean geometry, but "line" is redefined to be "the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the sphere", since there is no such thing as a "straight line" on a curved surface. All "lines" in spherical geometry are segments of "great circles" (which is defined as the set of points that exist at the intersection between the sphere and a plane passing through the center of that sphere). The axiom that separates spherical geometry from euclidean geometry and replaces the parallel postulate is "5. There are NO parallel lines". In spherical geometry, every line is a segment of a great circle, and any two great circles intersect at exactly two points. If two lines intersect when extended, they cannot be parallel, and thus there are no parallel lines in spherical geometry. Since the Parallel Postulate is equivalent to Playfair's Axiom, the fact that no parallel lines exist in spherical geometry negates Playfair's Axiom, which thus negates the Parallel Postulate and defines spherical geometry as a non-euclidean geometry. Also, since the Triangle Postulate is another equivalent property to the Parallel Postulate, it is thus negated in spherical geometry. Hence, my use in-video of an example of a triangle drawn on the surface of a sphere whose inner angles sum greater than 180º. Hope that cleared things up (and helped explain why I didn't want to say "see, non-euclidean geometry is just a geometry where Euclid's Parallel Postulate doesn't hold - hold on, let me get the chalkboard to explain what THAT is-" in the video) Peace! -R ✌️
The One Jackal
The One Jackal 7 days ago
*When you remember Red has a degree in Math* Ohhhhhh.
Danielle Newman
Danielle Newman 12 days ago
I am
joseph roszell
joseph roszell Month ago
I do love this video but 2 things 1 I’ve heard “let me tell you about” podcast repeat what you said about non Euclidean* geometry so “oversimplifying” has resulted in a spread of misinformation but your explanation in the commentary is kinda ignoring the fact that your isn’t oversimplified it’s just wrong it’s like saying we breathe oxygen and oxygen is in water therefore we can breathe underwater?🤦‍♂️ It also kinda bugs me your video is the second thing that comes up when you search lovecraft where hour long documentaries are way down the list I feel like could of even contributed to the extra lovecraft hate that recently led to his statue being destroyed
ScienceNerd51 2 months ago
I find it highly hilarious and delightfully on-brand that Red is perfectly okay with the all nasty comments calling her a SJW for not sugar-coating Lovecraft’s racism. It’s the minor accusation that she got her math wrong that bothers her and needs addressing. Masterful response. 😁
Drayden Schrader
Drayden Schrader 4 months ago
This seems to hold up really well but then, yes our geometry is non euclidean but if there are infinite types of it it could have been alluding to anything but euclidian geometry and thus he could have been hinting at something not based in a sphere either. Which is actually very interesting to imagine. That's always how I saw it. However, I would not put it past the man to have confused it and the use of it especially in your explination in the video makes it seem so. Either way A+ explination my goodness.
DeckedOutPistol Hour ago
Guy: has a heart attack, lives long enough to go up stairs and find the exact neighbor directly above his apartment Also guy: aaghghghghgh! I neeeeeeed a medic bag!
demonfae ddaeng
demonfae ddaeng Day ago
I don't know why it took me so long to notice that Hates Progress Lovecraft fits in with his actual initials, I just took the joke at face value all this time lol
Sabado Day ago
16:55 Ah.. Nyarlathotep the Crawling Chaos.. of course
Mike Tufaro
Mike Tufaro Day ago
I bet...If there was a list of the things that Lovecraft was probably afraid of... it will be longer than one of his stories.
HaphazardDisastard Day ago
I only recently discovered your awesome videos. I love them! ^_^ I also love your reference to A Shoggoth on the Roof at 18:16. That did not go unnoticed. :D
Magdalena Haldin
Magdalena Haldin Day ago
"Colourful tales of horror." hah, funny
SunnyJaeci Kim
SunnyJaeci Kim 2 days ago
I love his work but his personality just puts me off...
Jake Harvey
Jake Harvey 2 days ago
A decent amount of the music in this video is from a piece called The Planets Suite, by Gustav Holst
NerderonOfficial 2 days ago
Okay, I'm not even saying this to be funny, I *NEED* a full cover of Red singing 'Under The Sea'!! Like this comment and say the same thing if you agree! Get the word out people!!
Royal Wyvern09
Royal Wyvern09 2 days ago
10:23 Can we please get a mug reading "Worlds Alivest Doctor" if one doesn't already exist?
A lone M
A lone M 2 days ago
5:40 what music is this?
A lone M
A lone M 2 days ago
5:20 what is the music in this?
Royal Wyvern09
Royal Wyvern09 2 days ago
4:48 I love this line.
Aaron Tayag
Aaron Tayag 2 days ago
Looks like the architects of R'lyeh need to patch that little glitch. 7:56
Maurice Davis
Maurice Davis 2 days ago
RED, HPLs writings rocks, and so do you!!! 🙏
꧁Cursed Gypsy꧂
꧁Cursed Gypsy꧂ 2 days ago
Love his books ❤️
archery addict
archery addict 3 days ago
This has become my stories now I started following with the odyssey these things are masterpieces
Kangaroo Monkey
Kangaroo Monkey 3 days ago
So he thought that if he couldn’t be happy and was afraid of everything then everyone should have to be too, what a nice guy.
William Reely
William Reely 3 days ago
_mysterious colors unlike any see--_
Jackson Crook
Jackson Crook 3 days ago
HP Lovecaft was more Xenophobic than racist, though he was, he just hated the outside world.
Lauryn Howell
Lauryn Howell 3 days ago
"Why we going so FUCKIN FAST"
Howard The Unclean
Howard The Unclean 3 days ago
To be fair I’m pretty sure a lot of people don’t understand how air conditioners work either
RoDeatheye 3 days ago
who are the 2 characters in the back? 26:23
scarlet wolf
scarlet wolf 3 days ago
Hey a new TV show came out called (Lovecraft Country) and almost the entire cast is black and the story is basically flipping where the white people in power are the bad guys and there are also same sex relationships. It is also set up in time where segregation is going on.
Celestial7Heavens 6 hours ago
Lovecraft must be screaming in racist utter madness in his grave. XD
BH 4 days ago
You sounds like a such an awesome person to have a conversation with in a library. I miss people to talk to in a library ... or considering current situation ... I miss libraries :D Thank you!
Felipe Friz
Felipe Friz 4 days ago
I hated it, so exhausted to try follow your verbiage...HP it's just too class for you
Joe Button
Joe Button 4 days ago
Who’s ready for the next spooky show
Mr Orc Shaman
Mr Orc Shaman 4 days ago
Oh no, anything.. Anything except.. A Black Guy O.o!!! *dramatic scream*
TheSeamonkeyBrigade 4 days ago
This is two years later but I just wanted to say my favorite Lovecraft story has always been The Music of Erich Zann. It's short and pretty interesting and felt almost more unknowable and explainable than most of Lovecraft's other stuff. You genuinely never find out what is actually going on, simply that an old man plays violin to stave off the abyss every night.
Karen 4 days ago
It all makes perfect sense, when you're on *TRUMP brand patent medicine* to feel GREAT!
Floudrai 4 days ago
Anjana Warrier
Anjana Warrier 4 days ago
"Basically homeboy's face is jacked" Ah perfect literature
Kalebfenoir 5 days ago
Kinda wish Red Hook had been part of this. That story was just so damned weird...
T3chKn1ght 5 days ago
While nowhere near as extreme as in "The Color out of Space," red light has been shown to slightly speed up healing of cuts and bruises, and blue light has been associated with calming effects and focus. I doubt Lovecraft knew this, however.
Greasy_Night _Rat
Greasy_Night _Rat 5 days ago
11:00 tis a well constructed bit. Has made me laugh every time I rewatch this video. 10/10 good bit :3
Brenchong 5 days ago
it is time
SomeRandomAsianGurl 5 days ago
18:11 is that stonehendge in the bg
Michael Tsi
Michael Tsi 5 days ago
Plzzzz somebody tell me what music is in 3:40 5:20 and 6:00
Eric taylor taylor
Eric taylor taylor 5 days ago
Yu are a good singer
paocut 5 days ago
wow, you seem to really not like the guy do you
Niccolò Vecchi
Niccolò Vecchi 5 days ago
19:30 this may be the cutest thing ever
Shekhar Siddharth
Shekhar Siddharth 5 days ago
Slow down geez
Caitlyn Bagnall
Caitlyn Bagnall 5 days ago
Ok. You’ve probably heard this DOZENS of times. But a Wukong plush is what. I. NEEEEEEDDD. From you two
Ben Ogurok
Ben Ogurok 6 days ago
What is the music on 24:07?
Gogo 6 days ago
Anyone else think that Mark Zukerberg is a reincarnation of HP Lovecraft?
José Aguilar
José Aguilar 5 days ago
And he created the worse Eldritch Horror of them all
Lauren O
Lauren O 6 days ago
Hippopotamus Lovecraft 😂
Mr. E. Nygma
Mr. E. Nygma 6 days ago
My headcanon of the Colour out of space is that the colour was some kind of ionizing light, thus explaining why everything is dead around it and why people mutate.
Kevin Caruthers
Kevin Caruthers 6 days ago
I strongly disagree with labeling HPL 'racist'. In my opinion, he is 'elitist'. Definitions of the three most likely descriptors are as follows: Elitist: one whose attitudes and beliefs are biased in favor of a socially elite class of people Bigot: A person who is obstinately or unreasonably attached to a belief, opinion, or faction, especially one who is prejudiced against or antagonistic toward a person or people on the basis of their membership of a particular group. Racist: One who holds a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. From these descriptors and given his history, it is obvious HPL is an elitist. But was he racist? It seems not, since he looked down upon members of his own race... just as an elitist would. Bigoted? Likely, but only in the sense he was an elitist. Not everyone who doesn't like you (or the groups you identify with) is racist. 'Holy wars' have often been fought by members of the same race, but different religions. To put it bluntly, not everything is about race... even in 2020.
Chaotic good creations
Chaotic good creations 7 days ago
Lovecraft is basically if an opposum could write.
Cole Lawton
Cole Lawton 7 days ago
For all of his "racism" his name will be remember forever. His critics will be forgotten in a generation or two.
Anita Magia
Anita Magia 7 days ago
Why does my brain go Armatage: Professor Rice: Professor Morgan: TA who got dragged along for the ride
trequor 7 days ago
Yenno even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Lovecraft was 100% with it when he feared certain colours. There are invisible colours that will kill you. Invisible colours that will damage your body on an indiscernable, cellular level
Red 7134
Red 7134 7 days ago
Everything is terror beyond your ken if you're uneducated enough!👍
Caiden Felkey
Caiden Felkey 7 days ago
Look up At The Mountains of Madness if you want to see some really weird Lovecraft hysteria
James Frey
James Frey 8 days ago
Rewatching this one for like the hundredth time and I just noticed that when Wilbur and his mother are doing their weird rituals, Wilbur has his goat legs and snake waist in full view. That's some fun attention to detail
Mudkipqueen 8 days ago
you forgot about the woman who swapped bodies with her husband and is actually her father in her body
Tyson Jandreau
Tyson Jandreau 8 days ago
"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity and it was not meant we should voyage far; the sciences, each straining in it's own direction, have hitherto harmed us little, however, the piecing together of disassociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or retreat from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age." -H.P. lovecraft, the call of cthulu
Alp Tigin
Alp Tigin 8 days ago
The Colour Out of Space sounds an awful lot like gamma radiation.
4 & 20 Black Birds
4 & 20 Black Birds 8 days ago
Mental illness as an art form. As in those who suffer from a form of high functioning racist paranoid schizophrenia turn his art into his own therapy. yes. That's Lovecraft.
Isis Coelho Corradi
Isis Coelho Corradi 8 days ago
10:32 omg, HPL gave the most massive "technology will doom us all and thomas edison is a witch" vibes ever said
Sheghostly 8 days ago
The dunwich horror sounds like a DnD session, hmmm
Adrubb Adventures
Adrubb Adventures 8 days ago
on the topic of the Shadow Over Innsmouth, I have have at least three different dreems involving the ocean or being underwater. also one of them had an octopus giving me a tour of the sea floor, and honestly, I'd be lying if I said I did not enjoy these dreams and would like more. I would. they were fun.
It'sColdInMay 8 days ago
Id enjoy this more if you didnt ramble off your text like a madman, jeez chill the fuck out.
Sir Dong Dinglesworth III
Sir Dong Dinglesworth III 9 days ago
Imagine thinking that all race are equal
lonlidood 9 days ago
@Overly Sarcastic Productions Has red grown gills
SiKedek 9 days ago
Wow - I wonder if Lovecraft had a serious case of halitosis or insufferable BO since he often seemed to included descriptions of "fishy smells"...
L Dietz
L Dietz 9 days ago
I struggled through a couple of his stories and if I recall Call of Cthulhu right, the ‘bumping into a Black guy’ is even more ridiculous because the uncle was walking through a port/dock, explicitly stated to have a ton of POC walking around, doing their jobs, so bumping into someone was just bound to happen.
kamenriderreaper 9 days ago
I just read all of the Loving Reaper comics and I need something to cheer me up
Tim Meijer
Tim Meijer 9 days ago
Lovecraft was ahead of his time. Don't believe me? Just look at that 'random' USshow URL after "v=" and tell me that's not the name of an Old One!
Papa Scorch
Papa Scorch 9 days ago
*"...trips on a corner and clips through the map..."* yes.
Short stories
Short stories 9 days ago
"Maybe that's why he hasn't moved away" Ad: "HOW ABOUT NOO!"
TooLateToTheStory 10 days ago
I kinda feel bad for the guy. He was just so painfully paranoid and scared of nearly everything in existence that he just wrote his fears down and BAM existential horror beyond compare. Is that how he saw the world? And he did try to get better, he regretted his world view towards the end of his life.
the Isak Serhan Syndicate
the Isak Serhan Syndicate 10 days ago
"Being a woman disease" is the best way of describing psycoanalytically diagnosed 'hysteria'
Caelestibus Creative
Caelestibus Creative 10 days ago
My first experience with Lovecraft was watching the Innsmouth based story in Disney’s Atlantis 2, it’s terribly interesting to look at the actual story within context of other stories and Lovecraft’s life.
Madi 10 days ago
hey does anyone know any good lovecraftian inspired books/movies/ etc that are less racist and boring? i like the idea but his stuff makes me drowsy. and also pissed off.
pyroboy88890 5 days ago
In the Mouth of Madness is good, it's Lovecraft inspired, taking from At Mountain of Madness for the title, it was directed by John Carpenter, who also directed the movie The Thing in the 80's, I recommend it.
Midna Magic
Midna Magic 9 days ago
The only one I know of off of the top of my head is Disney’s “Atlantis 2”
Madi 10 days ago
I tried reading one of his books over the summer and got about two pages in before my brain shut off. he just kept talking about a desert.
The Electric Mouse
The Electric Mouse 10 days ago
These would all make amazing SCP`s
BT Clark
BT Clark 10 days ago
HP Lovecraft ;do you want to know the race of these cultists Anyone; we did not ask that 5:29
Erica D
Erica D 11 days ago
People are complicated and Lovecraft was no exception. A lot of folks today like to reduce him to a xenophobic misanthrope who feared and hated everyone who wasn't exactly like himself. While he certainly did express many sentiments that seemed to support this notion, he wasn't just some one dimensional bigot, who shunned anyone who wasn't a "well bred" white new englander. For example, while he apparently harbored some anti semitic notions, his one marriage was to a Jewish woman, Sonia Green. His aunts were opposed to his marriage but he went ahead with it nonetheless and while it didn't work out, they apparently parted amicably and Green did seem to have fond memories of Lovecraft for the remainder of her life. Also, while Lovecraft might not have showed a lot of overt interest in sex or sexuality, Green described him as "an adequately excellent lover." So while he might not have been a Casanova, he could more or less bring it when he wanted to.
Jason TheConner
Jason TheConner 11 days ago
Lovecraft seems like just drug fueled rambling stories.
Therilyn Cobrin
Therilyn Cobrin 11 days ago
Just listened to the first official ospodcast and had to come back to re-watch this. Still one of the best videos ever.
Therilyn Cobrin
Therilyn Cobrin 10 days ago
@Curran Frank I thought it was fun to listen to. If you like watching the osplays or their off-topic interactions you'll prolly like it. Also some bonus commentary on reccent vids.
Curran Frank
Curran Frank 10 days ago
Yeah, this might be Red's best video. Her Halloween episodes are always awesome. Is the ospodcast worth listening to btw?
Paper Animals
Paper Animals 11 days ago
Wait, wasn’t it his dad that was hospitalized for psychotic episodes?
pyroboy88890 5 days ago
It was his dad first, widely believed to be from untreated syphilis. For his mother, this is from Wikipedia, so you may to look a little more deeply: In the winter of 1918-1919, Susie, exhibiting symptoms of a "nervous breakdown" of some sort, went to live with her elder sister Lillian. It is unclear what Susie may have been suffering from. Neighbour and friend Clara Hess, interviewed in 1948, recalled instances of Susie describing "weird and fantastic creatures that rushed out from behind buildings and from corners at dark."[53][page needed] In the same account, Hess describes a time when they crossed paths in downtown Providence and Susie "was excited and apparently did not know where she was." Whatever the causes, in March 1919 they resulted in Susie being committed to Butler Hospital, like her husband before her.[54] Lovecraft's immediate reaction to Susie's commitment was visceral, writing to Kleiner that, "existence seems of little value," and that he wished "it might terminate".[55] Lovecraft periodically visited Susie and walked the large grounds with her[56] but, speaking to Susie's doctors, a month after she entered Butler, Lovecraft came to the realization that she was never going to be released.[citation needed] Late 1919 saw Lovecraft become more outgoing. After a period of isolation, he began joining friends in trips to writer gatherings; the first being a talk in Boston presented by Lord Dunsany, whom Lovecraft had recently discovered and idolized.[57] In early 1920, at an amateur writer convention, he met Frank Belknap Long, who would end up being Lovecraft's most influential and closest confidant for the rest of his life.[58] This period also proved to be the most prolific of Lovecraft's short-story career.[59] The influence of Dunsany is readily apparent in his 1919 output, later be to coined Lovecraft's Dream Cycle, with stories like "The White Ship", "The Doom That Came to Sarnath", and "The Statement of Randolph Carter". In early 1920 followed "The Cats of Ulthar" and "Celephaïs".[60] It was later in 1920 that Lovecraft began publishing the earliest stories that fit into the Cthulhu Mythos. The Cthulhu Mythos, a term likely coined by August Derleth, encompasses Lovecraft's stories that share a commonality in the revelation of cosmic insignificance, initially realistic settings, and recurring entities and texts.[61] The poem "Nyarlathotep" and the short story "The Crawling Chaos", in collaboration with Winifred Virginia Jackson, were written in late 1920.[62] Following in early 1921 came "The Nameless City", the first story that falls definitively within the Cthulhu Mythos. In it is found one of Lovecraft's most enduring bits of writing, a couplet recited by his creation Abdul Alhazred, "That is not dead which can eternal lie; And with strange aeons even death may die."[63] On May 24, 1921, Susie died in Butler Hospital, due to complications from a gall bladder surgery five days earlier. Lovecraft's initial reaction, expressed in a letter nine days after Susie's death, was that of an "extreme nervous shock" that crippled him physically and emotionally, again remarking that he found no reason he should continue living.[64] Despite Lovecraft's reaction, he continued to attend amateur journalist conventions. It was at one such convention in July that Lovecraft met Sonia Greene.[65]
Will Reese
Will Reese 11 days ago
She’s a good singer!
Adele Dazeem
Adele Dazeem 12 days ago
"One of them clips through a corner and falls through the map" Wait what?😂🤣🤣
Raptorwolf 3
Raptorwolf 3 12 days ago
What was the music in the part when the fish people attack Innsmouth!? it’s in some of your other videos and I know I’ve heard it somewhere before and it’s driving me CRAZY
preacherjohn 12 days ago
I r'lyeh enjoyed this video.
Ya boi
Ya boi 12 days ago
“Where do you keep the EVIL books.” I AM CRYING LAUGHING
Vandana Singh
Vandana Singh 12 days ago
He would be seriously scared of shrimps for being super powerful eye monster because they can see a lot more colours
Reyquiem 12 days ago
While I totally love the "mysterious color unlike any seen on Earth" bit, I do have to say, a lot of the weird things the meteorite does actually sound weirdly like radiation poisoning. So Lovecraft may have accidentally had the right idea, but just was wrong about many of the details and also did plenty of embellishment to make a horror story out of it. Maybe. Could also just be a fascinating coincidence.
Erica D
Erica D 11 days ago
There is a theory Lovecraft based the symptoms that affected the family in A Color Out of Space, on a true incident that occured when some young women who worked at a a watch making facility became sick because the paint they were using to apply luminous numbers on watch faces, turned out to be radioactive. They were known as the radium girls and anyone who is interested in the incident can google the term.
Noel Ramos
Noel Ramos 12 days ago
I am now subscribed, i guess it was the effect of those...." Mysterious colors ive never seen before" 😂
Kelsey Robinson
Kelsey Robinson 12 days ago
and here i am watching this video for the fourth time
Curran Frank
Curran Frank 10 days ago
I always watch the Halloween episodes again in October
Menezes3 12 days ago
I'm watching for the fiveth time.
David Santos
David Santos 13 days ago
oh damm, i just saw this and i'm a huge fan xD thank you for this, you're super hillarious :) the exageration on white people mocking was amazing, i say this as a white person xD
Phoenix Fire
Phoenix Fire 13 days ago
There’s a TV show on HBO called Lovecraft Country, which has black protagonists, and Cthulhu
Menezes3 12 days ago
Coinsidence? I think NOT!
Hikari Lavender
Hikari Lavender 13 days ago
Who else specifically looked up what shade Pantone 727 was right after she said it😂
Jasmine Cromartie
Jasmine Cromartie 13 days ago
OooOooO spooky........or sarcasm
Joe N
Joe N 13 days ago
I feel like I remember reading that Lovecraft expressed regret over his intense racism and utter misanthropy around the time he got close to the end of his life (even began taking socialism kind of seriously, if I recall), and I can't help but wonder what kind of writing a more self-aware Lovecraft might have put together. Would he have finally realized his phobias of others was irrational but thus lost his touch for writing so intensely about the horror of "the unknown", or would he have transitioned into something better and potentially more interesting? Either way, the works of his we do have really do benefit from having a fear that's easily placeable over any cultural time or place, since fear of what we do not know or understand is pretty universal, but holy hell do his various -isms really cause a reader more than just a little pause.
Eyokir Videos
Eyokir Videos 13 days ago
Ohhh I do wanna hear Red sum up more Lovecraft stories. Such as- - At the mountains of madness - From Beyond - Rats in the walls - The Whisperer in Darkness - A shadow out of time
Curran Frank
Curran Frank 10 days ago
Yeah. I honestly hope that Red delves a little more into classical horror, because her Halloween videos on Frankenstein, Dracula, Lovecraft, etc., have all been fantastic. She could create a series out of it, like Trope Talks or the Journey to the West videos.
Anxious Dude
Anxious Dude 13 days ago
I like the color-out one ... surprisingly the one with the least racism after the fish people one
TF2Fan101 14 days ago
Wouldn’t it be fun if Red and Lovecraft from Ask Lovecraft teamed up for a video?
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