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.

About those Call of Cthulhu 7th edition core rulebooks

Known for having players keep track of their sanity, and the meme that Cthulhu eats 1d6 Investigators per round, Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu horror role-playing game has been a continuous fixture in the tabletop gaming community since it’s publication in 1981. In May of 2013, Chaosium launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new 7th Edition of the game. The campaign was a massive success, with 3,668 backers and $561,8336 accumulated from a $40,000 goal. It was announced that the new Call of Cthulhu would be released during the summer of 2014.

The core rulebooks have yet to be published.

More on that at Mind of the Geek. Chaosium has apparently released no less than twelve different adventures for the 7th edition of Call of Cthulhu, but no actual rulebooks, which is a bit of an unusual approach. But it looks like the pdf-versions of the rulebooks are on sale now, finally, at least.

Latest Lovecraft links (November 16, 2014)

An alien base, an ancient spaceship, a UFO armada, and other crackpot theories about the Rosetta mission

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For people with functioning brains, this is the big story at the moment, now that the Rosetta spacecraft has successfully landed on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Except it didn’t land on a comet. Because the comet is really an ancient spaceship (maybe there’s even a space jockey in it?). Or it’s a hiding place for a UFO armada, about to invade Earth. These and some other lunatic ideas are listed here, and I’m very disappointed to see no mention of the Colour out of Space, or the Star-Spawn of Cthulhu, or anything else that might have been even remotely interesting. The Colour and the Star-Spawn did not have much to do with comets, it’s true, but I didn’t think Fthaggua, Lord of Ktynga, and his fire vampires were worth mentioning.

Anyway, a missed opportunity.

Made me think about Shadow of the Comet, though.

(Picture stolen from here.)