Latest Lovecraft links (November 24, 2014)

Back from the (briefly) dead

I probably should check this thing more often… Seems there was an automated update scheduled two days ago, and unbeknownst to me it failed. So my site has apparently been down since Thursday, and I didn’t even know about it. My own fault, of course, for being busy with other things, I know.

Anyway, after some manual re-installing (which was a pain in the ass), everything is up and running again… until the next time it goes to hell. Looking forward to that.

An “elder god” in Ghostbusters III?

Probably not, which is sad. Also, I’m yet to be convinced that there ever will be a Ghostbusters III film in the first place. But a leaked script from 2009 (supposedly), which has been read by someone at Bloody Disgusting, contained this:

Von Grauen’s power is used to unleash the Ghostbuster’s biggest foe yet. It’s essentially a Cthulhu monster that’s been dwelling under the ocean – tentacles and all. It’s even referred to as an “elder god.”

It would have been sort of fun to see that. So it’s now an absolute certainty that if Ghostbusters III ever does happen, there will be nothing like this in it. Not even close.

As to whether there really was a script like this at some point or not, or if it’s just a joke or a hoax or whatever, I have no idea. And I don’t really care.

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Image by Jo-ke.

Dick Lovecraft? Really?

Subtle, that, in the latest episode of Gotham.

I’m ambivalent about this show, and I can’t say that springing something like this on me made me like it any better. Of course, there’s also a minor villain called Dr. Lovecraft in the DC Universe, apparently, but I think we all know that Dick Lovecraft isn’t a reference to that character.

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And I just have this nagging feeling that the name of this character was chosen very deliberately and for a very disappointing reason. Both names, I should say. But maybe I’m over-reacting, in light of various recent events. I mean, the writers couldn’t possibly be that childish.