Surreal/Urban art and discussionPrevious Thread: >>68123714
What is some media with this feel. Can be anything. Comics, tv, manga/anime, books, ect.
>>68245294Neverwhere is what comes to mind immediately.
>>68245077More to do with the actual structure of the house, maybe? You know, weird spaces and passageways, rather than more inhabitants.
>>68245294Locke and key
>>68246054>Come downstairs today or i'll come up and see you insteadThis monster is not very good at convincing people.
>>68246061>>68246066I think that's considered a compromise?
>>68246079It's literally just a choice between them coming down and it getting free dinner in bed, and them not doing that (the sane thing), and it coming up to eat them instead. It offers no real choice beyond death in both instances.
>>68246054dude doesn't even look like he can fit through the door.
>>68246098So just like actual Craigslist then.
>>68246099It's a Trevor Henderson monster. 99% certain it can probably slide through the walls.
>>68246195Then why hasn't it just come up and eat me already?Sounds to me like it is trapped. Pretty sure it is bluffing.
>>68245321I try to sneak Croup and Vandemar expies into every supernatural modern game I run, either tracking the players or bumped into while hunting someone else.
>>68246270If our civilization gets vaporized in a wave of fire then how will eldritch horrors obtain cheese for their grillies?Checkmate, cultists.
>>68246270That game was such a let down. There wasn't even much good tiddie.
If offered, do you think you'd actually be willing to live in an "urban unease" situation? Nothing overtly weird, but just the general feeling that something is really wrong, creepy tenants and perhaps occasional sighting of something that really really shouldn't exist.How cheap would the rent have to be for you to say yes?
>>68246376I would have jumped at the chance a decade ago (was living with hallucinations anyways), but now you couldn't pay me enough to reside in such a place.
>>68246376>How cheap would the rent have to be for you to say yes?50-100$ a month.
>>68246376Free. Literally free. If there's internet (even wifi), then I'm game. Seriously. But only if I'm allowed to leave whenever I want. If i'd have to sign a lease promising not to leave for like a year or something really bad might happen, then I'd have to have some kind of guarantee of my safety (even though there's no such thing). Hell... I might consider $50 a month rent actually.
>>68246212It's giving them a 'choice'. And considering the wording seems to imply it just kinda manifested the sub-basement, it probably isn't lying when it says it'll come up there.
>>68246079wow they wrote good boy but it's scratched out because the dog actually isn't good at all, in fact it's a spooOOOooOooOooky monster!is this seriously what passes for horror on this site? fucking middle school reddit ass shit lol
>>68246300LONG LIMBS SO SCARY GAIZ
>>68250305I genuinely wonder how joyless shitters like you even live.
>>68250380get some taste worthless shitsack
>>68250326>>68250336>>68250400What do you like in your horror, your supreme heiniess?
>>68246376You couldn't pay me anything to live in such a place.
>>68250445I'll let you know when someone writes horror that meets my standards :)
>>68250469Not what I asked. Answer the question.
>>68250380To be fair, that one was kinda dumb. There're better in this thread.
>>68246079He’s clearly a good boy, whoever scribbled that out is the real monster here
>>68250896Henderson himself admitted shortly after he made his first post about Good Boy that it's not actually a dog. Hell, even in that post its whole modus operandi is to go around waiting at people's doors and hoping they're stupid enough to let it in.The guy sperging about it is just a retarded shitposters who wanted to cause drama.
>>68250476i did :)
>>68250896there is nothing good in this thread
>>68246376I already live in St. Paul.
>>68251643omg you guys what if, get this, what if a thing that looks like a dog... BUT ISN'TIM SOOPEE SKARED RIGHT NOW
>>68253159As if that isn't existentially scary.
>>68253231so this thread your first experience with horror then
>>68253273So you're reading comprehension is zero then?
>>68253316nah i understood you, only a child who's never read any horror could find that tripe scary
>>68245962>Help me I'm stuck!>My nose is too big!
>>68246376I'm renting a pretty weird place with three friends. Half abandonned theater, used to be a place where used cars where stored before being shipped to Africa.One of the rooms in the abandonned part of the building is full of various clothing items left there by drama students who where living there before us. Under all the clothing is some strange stuff belonging to even older residents: letters, photos, a couple of them going back to maybe 20 or 30 years ago, an old VCR, schoolbooks and children toys... bits and pieces of the lives of other people.There's a makeshift hanged mannequin in the stairwell to the very, very large basement.Some of the people who rented before us where art students and they and their friends drew a lot of weird and creepy graffitis and murals on the basement walls.We pay about 300 bucks each, which is okay for our city (almost the cheapest you can get through legal means), but we'd like to leave because the neighborhood is pretty bad and the building is basically falling apart.
>>68252437Is this real?
>>68253159>>68253273>>68253344Mental illness in post form.
>>68253719Just guessing, but it very well could be. Places with higher elevation tend to stick a lot of warning signs everywhere, and in Colorado at least, you can buy miniature oxygen inhalers pretty much anywhere.
>>68253159Anon the whole point of this thread is to remove yourself from the observer role (IE understanding the events are false) then put yourself in the shoes of someone who would have cause for concern.
>>68253116Then he was rifght, a joyless shitter you are. I'll come to you tonight and tear open your mom's throat ^^
>>68257016that's not a nice feel bro
>>68245294The Magnus Archives, which was mentioned in the last thread. HooH, a webseries on YouTube that has moved away from the urban horror-ish setting and has gotten a more defined story. I would recommend watching the older videos. HooH was used by the creator as a way to improve his editing skill while he worked on his main series, soursalt
>>68258002>>68258019I like how the humans are just staring with mild confusion or annoyance. Like it's the fifth time it's happened this week and they're just sort of done.
>>68245241>>68245086Urban Phantom, It's gonna be real good. Very thematically relevant, almost too much so. It's very well encapsulated in these threads.I've been working on it for way too long, and I'm sapping all of these threads for content.
>>68257159Someone made a Magnus Archives thread yesterday, I think. Couldn't bump it from where I was at, though.Kinda sad, since the show is probably the best thing when it comes to weird, urban horror.
>>68246300>boy I wish I had a sled
>>68246376It has to be free and I'm allowed to carry a metal baseball bat. Because fuck seeing some skinless horror shit crawling the walls of my apartment hallway.
>>68257016i'm just gonna go ahead and point out that that dude used "feel" in the actual dictionary definition sense, not in the meme sense
>>68253159>There are posts in this thread that aren't horrific>I'll solve that by making posts that complain about themThe real horror is that I have to live in the same world as you.
What exactly is surreal about just posting scary pics with at times vague association with urban environments?
>>68259414Looks cool, love.
Real horror comes from what you is only hinted at. Make your horror as slow burning as possible, gotta do that shit like barbecue ribs, low and slow.
>>68257159Which Powers freak you the most, and which would you fall for?I can't decide if The Buried or Unending Sky freaks me out more. I'd probably fall for The Dark because I have a bit of a fascination for huge dark things moving in space or the ocean
>>68252355>you're calling me a monster?! You're a fifteen foot tall bloated businessman with a mullet, creeping around at night!
>>68265807I fucking love shit like this, can never find more of it though since I don't know what this type of humor is called.
>>68252775somehow this is the most intriguing of all the pics in this thread to me
These threads were so good and now some mouth-breathing, window-licking, slow-in-the-mind retard has come to shit on the porch of our spooky house, god damn it.
>>68265684The Flesh is easily the freakiest. Body horror + fear of being cut up and slaughtered.I'm not totally caught up, but The Eye seems almost benign, obviously that's probably just because of protagonist vision, but it's still the only one that doesn't seem to be actively hurting people for no reason.>>68266718Stop giving him attention and he'll go away. It's like you've never heard of trolling before.
Do you live in that weird apartment building? Maybe the dilapidated house on the edge of the old warehouse district? What are your neighbors like?https://youtu.be/qAkZT_4vL_Y
>>68257159I wish I wasn't too brainlet to listen to podcasts, if I don't concetrate all the sound just goes straight in one ear and out the other, and I can't concetrate for longer than like 10 minutes
>>68267702I know what you mean. If I'm not doing certain relatively brainless tasks I can't listen to them. My go to task is driving, but I drive 4-6 hours a day for work, so I get plenty of time for it. Other than that, I don't really have anything else I do regularly that can both zone out enough to listen but am still active enough to not get physically fidgety/get distracted by normiebook or something.
>>68260176I didn't even see the thread. It really does an amazing job with just audio for providing a great urban-horror feel.>>68265684I would definitely fall for the Forsaken, but I find the Web very terrifying. "A Guest for Mr Spider" is one of my favorite episodes.
>>68245276Imagine ruining your piece with such invasive watermarks
>>68267702>>68267858Y'all need to work on your attention spans. Though if getting distracted because you're more engaged in something else that's understandable. For me podcasts can really brighten a monotonous task like doing dishes, cleaning the house, driving for long periods etc, I also love then while at the gym though they can affect the flow of a workout. It wouldn't even be bad to just sit down and devote some time to just listening, hell people used to do that all the time with radio shows back in the day, grab a snack get comfy and enjoy some theater of the mind.
>>68269263the problem with listening to podcasts while doing stuff is that I don't really have enough stuff to listen to a single recording in one "sitting". I live alone and try do clean up regularly so all those motonous things don't really take more than 30-40 minutes, while most podcasts last about an hour.
>>68265618Correct. Like banging your mom.
>>68268656>"A Guest for Mr Spider"Oh good pick. I'm personally a fan of the Daedalus episodes. Uniting modern space flight and the supernatural is too good for me."The Piper" is what hooked me on the series though. I'm fascinated by WW1 and for once a story with supernatural elements actually felt like it fit while taking the reality of the war as seriously as it should. Plus it's early enough in the series, and The Slaughter doesn't get much screen time even later that it still feels mysterious even now.
>>68265684The Stranger is probably the fuckiest and one of the most freaky, followed up by Choke and the Falling Titan.I'd probably end up succumbing to the Eye or the Lonely, since I check off a number of things they'd enjoy in a servant.>>68266753The Eye is just more passive than its kin, but it's not less evil. There's one episode detailing a statement where a suspected servant of it stalked and drove someone into insanity from its ever-present observation, and Magnus himself became an amoral monster who sacrificed people without hesitation once it corrupted him enough.Pretty much the entire plot so far has been the Beholding trying to build up towards its own Ritual of the Watcher's Crown, whilst sabotaging any other Power trying to claim the universe for their own.
>>68268924i don't mind the watermarks. the one in the corner actually looks pretty cool imo
>>68268656The fact that the Web has no Ritual nor any desire for one is probably the msot terrifying thing.
Man, I wish someone would come along someday and make a blatant S.T.A.L.K.E.R. knock off but with a budget larger then you can fit into a piggybank with this time.
>>68271452>>68271431Why is a rope of bedsheets stretching into darkness... So vaguely unsettling?
>>68277822I love the fact that it doesn't feel the need to do a ritual. The world itself is it's playground. There is an episode in season 3 called "Cracked Foundations" focusing on the Spider that I absolutely love.>>68273659I'm trying to remember which particular episode it was that got me hooked, but I think it was "Do Not Open" and "Dreamer" which really sucked me in. "Cheating Death" from season 2 is one of my favorite episodes.
>>68278489The End also lacks a ritual. Because it's Death. Everything comes to it when the time comes.The Magnus Archives is a world where evil has already won. Some of the dark forces just want to cement that victory even more by making the universe a part of them.
>>68277844Is there any system specially suited for playing a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game in? Come to think of it there isn't really much special that the game would need, just basic conflict resolution and maybe some detailed survival rules, but I'm betting someone made something at some point.
>>68258072He's obviously a recurring visitor and the worm thing keeps doing stupid shit like that."Haha dude I'm you lol I'm you do you get it haha."
>>68278760>where evil has already won.I wouldn't go that far. "Winning" doesn't seem to be in anyone's interest but the followers. It's implied Gertrude is favored by The Lightless Flame even if she fucked two of their rituals because she's been destroying shit for years. The powers ARE our fears and so are deeply baked into our world. But so is death in a non-supernatural sense. Bad things happen, whether or not theres a spooky force behind it. Getting a ritual off might be a type of winning but I get the feeling that it would end badly for the powers as well, hence the seeming hesitation over one succeeding.
>>68265618Need more sinister signs in this thread
>>68281165>>68281183Fuck yes, this stuff is the best
>>68252817>symbols must be kept from outsiders>but they're designed so you can figure them out if you don't know themThis is scp quality, to be sure.
>>68281389God they have gone down hill lately. RPC Authority is were its at.
>>68281411I've only read the first ~1500 and that was ages ago. There were some gems to be sure, but overall they were never all that good.
>>68281483Oh believe me it gets worse, the later ones have 1/10 chance of being good or written in English, plus the OC shit got way out of hand.
>>68281547>"Ck'Shrr I told you to not do this when you get drunk holy fuck, why do I even room with you?"
>>68281592"My Future Brood Requires nourishment Steve of earth, This was all agreed upon in the pact of shared living quarters we both signed."
spooky signs are great. just imagine going down some desolate highway and all of the billboards and road signs just start saying strange and unnerving things
>>68281673I love this idea, they just get progressively stranger and even worse, seem to be sometimes prophetic and commenting on your situation.
>>68281547>>68281592>that family guy-esque year you were roommates with Samson from Franz Kefka’s The Metamorphosis.
>>68281547>ungeheures Ungeziefer>Die Verwandlung>Franz Kafka
Discussing the idea "what if there was a 'human-friendly' lovecraftian horror", while maintaining the sense of 'not human': The "pet" route: You occasionally wake up to find a dead cow or pig placed on your doorstep. The "ant colony" route: I tried to give them sugar cubes. But I don't think they could use the sugar cubes. Next time I will try using grape jelly.The aquarium: Starving hobos find the broken and mutilated carcasses of animals at their feet, adorned with a heap of various soft plant matter, most of which is edible. A man lost and wandering comes across a few 'modern' buildings... or what modern buildings would look like if made out of play-dough bedrock, deformed (or formed in too perfectly angular ways) with some functional bits just fine but others nothing more than facades. Staying in the 'hotel', silent and empty as it is, might be good and again there's something like food to be found, but...The 'benevolent god' route: In essence, random miracles would occur but they would be hard to accept since they would have an ignorant, hackish, trial-and-error sort of quality where you get not exactly what you need by providence but what something, who doesn't really understand, believes you might want.
>>68282019so that place is definitely haunted right
>>68278784Yes there is already a stalker game, search through the archive
>>68282071The harem route: Haiyore Nyaruko-San
>>68282071You could also have a lovecraftian entity that sort of understands humanity, but only the surface elements.>Your car breaks down. Next day you find out that the engine has been replaced by an organic... thing that gives you a headache if you try to look at it too closely. The car runs better than before, but you start hallucinating if you stay inside too long.>You get attacked by a wild animal and pass out. When you wake up, your wounds have been stitched and you feel pretty good(considering you were seriously injured earlier), but occasionally you can feel something squirming inside your flesh.>You're running late on bills and getting really stressed about it. One day when you come home from work, you find a big pile of money on the kitchen table. It's in various currencies ranging from Roman denarii to ones that don't even exist yet.
>>68246376For me it wouldn't be a matter of rent (well, that'd be important too, just secondary), but of possibilities. Are any of the mentioned things a danger/threat? Do you I have to be more worried about my safety, privacy, health and general wellbeing than I am right now? Can I interact with any and ll of the above in a peaceful fashion to learn various eldritch secrets?A lot depends on the answers to those and how far in the 'yes/no' zone each answer goes.
>>68282071Kinda this >>68282557 but in relation to basic concepts governing out peceptions, making it work in very roundabout way or with questionable morality.Absolutely random things happening, like you try to put on a shoe and a venomous spider crawls out of it. You dispatch the spider and wonder what it is about. Turns out that the eldritch abomination manipulated reality, wanted you to be spooked by the spider so 30 years from now you'll tell your kid that such thing can happen which in turn will make it study first aid in case of venomous bite so when his kid will get bitten he'll know what to do to save their life. Thus the entity is helping you save your future grandkids.You're worried about random hooligans stealing your vegetables, since then various buildings in the area catch fire, there are dead. Local authorities to invest in CCTVs and whatnot to prevent further acts of arson, people whod' steal your vegs move to less secure locations.That or your vegs become mutated and are a deadly toxin/make worms eggs of are inside chew through guts of people who eat your vegs without your tacit permission or without you giving those vegs away yourself.You hope to one day date a girl of particular looks/traits. Now seemingly any girl interested in you will have an accident or horrible nightmares turning her away or no female can ever muster any interest toward you unless she's having the traits you look for. alternatively, random victim of psychotic break, who after going through it and completely redesigining their personality in ways including the traits you look for starts to be drawn toward you in somewhat obsessive way.
>>68282717>tfw no personalized, eldritch abomination-mandated gf
>>68282763I feel your pain, and so does the father of many limbs.Alternatively:YOU are going through a severe psychotic episode that completely redefines your preferences and tastes so you will pursue a rather suspicious, creepy girl of eldritch abomination's choosing. After all, it's 'humanity friendly', not just 'you friendly', and other people, including certain ugly girl, deserve to be happy as well.
>>68280506The Powers don't want certain Powers to win because that means those Powers literally get booted out of the universe over the winning Power and its allies. It's why the Spiral, Web and Eye came together as they did to keep the Stranger from completing the Unknowing, because everything NOT closely related to the Stranger would be rendered irrelevant upon its victory (so everything not the Lightless Flame). It's also why they're opposing Extinction so heavily.The Powers are always infighting and sabotaging each other, because once a ritual is completed, everything else but that Power and those that align closely with it get the shaft.
>>68281411We had an RPC thread discussing its failings already. It's several degrees of magnitude worse.
>>68246273Big man/small man antagonist duo is best taste. I know Pratchett also did something like that in The Truth. Murakami too, strangely. Who else?
>>68246376Would my safety be assured? I'd do it. I'd be the straight man living among the weirdness. I'd be Carlos in Welcome to Night Vale.
>>68277977Because you don't know its purpose or what's on the other end.
>>68277977It's pulled tight. Why wouldn't it be slack?
>>68246061this just looks like a nice couple having a good time
>>68246061>>68245276>grab regular photo>add generic black silhouette slightly anatomically incorrect with glowing eyes>instant scary picutrewhy does it work every time
>>68257159I really want to run a DH style Delta Green game with a Jurgen Leitner-type basically being the connective tissue of what they encounter.
>>68252775>what would happen if spider-mans webs didn't dissolve
>>68281968The tally is too neat, but I like it
>>68288597A fellow anon of culture.
>>68282019Idk why someone added the second...
>>68281968>I beenI'm not scared of ghosts that can't into grammer
>>68288663>>68288597EDF has ruined giant insects for menow when I see one I just want to blow it up with a rocket launcher
>>68257159>>68245294On the subject of more urban-horror media, specifically youtube channels, I would also recommend "Aspicio Omniam". https://youtu.be/SbwTMSV_8f8 is a great example of what they do."Jack Torrance" is another channel that has an urban-horror feel, but has a more focused plotline on ghosts, curses, etc. But the plotline is very loose as far as I'm aware. I stopped following the plot a while ago, so I have no idea what direction it's going. "Local 58" is a similar vein, but I'm unsure if it fits the urban-horror feel.https://youtu.be/jh09uIN6tl0
>>68288794>"Local 58"STOP REMINDING ME
>>68288898>Do not go outside>Do not look up
>>68265670i like this one
>>68289246It is a personal favorite of mine, it inspires fear but only by using otherwise normal things.
>>68289243>Fuck.>Fuckity fucking shit fuck.
>>68289347>we can look together
>>68289282As someone with a German Shepherd, with full police bloodlines and amazing protective instincts, who will regularly stand at attention and look at the steps just about to bark... It's fucking terrifying.
>>68288302>Hypermassive consumersI feel like you wouldn't really need a sign for that.
>>68288794>>68257159And how could I forgot, Urban-horror extraordinaire, This is Dan Bell, providing real world horror. https://youtu.be/1w_kBEPxSEY>>68288898I hope they upload again soon friend
>>68281942This reminds me a whole lot of Hydrogen Sulfide training, except its a whole larger retreat area than a 5m radius. Try 'the entire room/tunnel/tank/cavern/complex'. Got something similar at a few nuclear sites as well.
>>68289534Maybe it means really fat rich people
>>68263342Looks like something out of The Mighty Boosh.
>>68245294I'll share it since I found it here and still haunts me, narratively speaking:https://zerohplovecraft.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/the-gig-economy-2/
>>68245294Downtown, despite the lack of actual supernatural.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwmtwB79AyQ
So for my campaign I'm having a big skyscraper construction lot that is sort of acting as a lightning rod for surrounding ambient energies, causing unnatural phenomenon to happen around it (People experiencing missing time while in the rising buildings shadows, poltergeist activity, people able to pick up intelligent but indecipherable speech from their fillings culminating in Exploding Head Syndrome, and rarely on the extreme end things like spontaneous combustion, or even manifestation of creatures or local myths that dont otherwise exist).There is a reason for this behavior and it is by design, and I want to sort of have it begin to show up more and more in the background to see if the players will be able to finger it, but what is a good way to make it pay off without having it seem too corny or ridiculous?
>>68245294North of Reality.https://www.northofreality.com/
>>68294410>has stuff that you had to buy when it was available, and can no longer be acquired in any fashion fucking lame. I'll pass. Time locked content in video games is fucking bad enough, I don't need fucking books with time locked content.
>>68294355>sort of acting as a lightning rod for surrounding ambient energiesWas it intentional?
>>68294476The stories are not interconnected, so the accessible part is completely self-sufficient. Also, It is really kino.
>>68294559Don't particularly care, honestly. The fact that there is content missing forever kind of puts me off.
>>68245241Cool! Advanced Hello Neighbor.
>>68288559The human brain is exception at recognizing threats as a survival mechanism. That's why we're so hyper sensitive about seeing (potentially predatorial) eyes. Especially in the night/shades.
>>68294477>There is a reason for this behavior and it is by design.Yes. It is.Essentially the building, when completed, is going to act as the tool for a ritual that is the end game for a persons life long mission. However the specific plans, as well as some rites done over the materials before they are sent to the site, are causing the half finished building to accumulate and randomly discharge magic as its not finished or refined. The schemer either doesn't know or doesn't particularly care at this point.
>>68258019Sir you can't flush wetwipes.> No I buy the flushable kind. It says so right on the pack.Yeah still
>>68289402I'm a sleep walker who somehow still has night terrors as a grown ass man. I do this shit to my wife all the time.Wife will tell me about how she'll find me in the living room and warn her about things trying to get in the door, or faces at the foot of the bed. Best part is I remember none of this, but she'll be freaked out and lose a few hours.
>>68295196Brother! When we first moved into our current unit, the neighbors adjoining ours had a little girl prone to nightmares. Unfortunately, her nightmares made my night terrors worse, which made her nightmares worse. Both families now just keep the weird sleepers in the non-adjoining rooms.
>>68258019love this, any more anon?
>>68295884>her nightmares made my night terrors worseHow?
>>68300508Now keep in mind I don't remember it much since night terrors work that way, but >>Deep of night>>She'd make a loud start, or scream, or cry>>The sudden noise disturbs me>>I'd start night terroring>>she started having more nightmares because of it>>I subconciously started stressing about it>>Leading to more night terrors.My wife noticed the trend and suggested we change rooms. Our landlord is notoriously cheap, and the sound conducting thinness of he walls is one aspect of that.
>>68300205Yeah, loads. They're Don Kenn's (John Kenn Mortensen) monsterdrawings. He does them on those little sticky notes. Check out his blogspot.
>>68245294The Three Incestuous Sisters.It's not porn. Just a sorta weird comic.
>>68288302Most of these are poorly done. A sign is supposed to be intuitively clear for all, or at least for those who have seen it once, simple enough to tell apart from random scribbles and splashes of oil in triangles, and distinct enough to tell apart from other signs by a nerdy scientist who has left his glasses in the lab.
>>68294996> Memory losses in the area are not reported, although PCs may stumble upon a person standing in front of the building staring at it, trying to figure out when or why she came here> It may be one of the PCs waking up at night finding himself fully dressed and in front of the building> At daytime the building is OK, at night though people feel air going viscous and time going in slow-motion when they are particularly close to the building> Mythical creatures appear about once a month, and only a couple of them were reported by local yellow press, the rest only seen by hobbos and drunks> some mythical creatures were mistaken for something else> other supernatural phenomena happen, most are mistaken for something natural at first glance:> a huge number of crows come to the building site one day, and will leave only three nights later; if spoken to, some of them start reciting "Raven" by Edgar Poe> a beam of light shining from the site upwards one night - not from some spotlight, just out of the ground> a group of stoners who break into the site go missing, all but one who goes insane babbling about some giant snail, or portal to heaven, or whatever you see appropriate> all food in a near-by cafe goes alive one day> all TV-sets in the window of a local tech store explode one night> someone vandalizes a local statue, painting it red (actually, the statue wept and vomited red paint one night, one bystander who filmed it removed the video from the internet when the company paid him
>>68294996What's the life long mission? Summoning? Empowerment? Evolution? Connection? Effecting just him or more?>the shadow cast by the building is more present than it should be, affecting a wider area, darker, at odd times. Otherwise just a normal shadow>the things summoned by the building aren't fully real and can't actually effect reality (yet), they certainly give people a start when they see them though. Traffic accidents and tickets for drunkenness or drugs are high in the area>as with a lot of big projects there is a small group of protesters that turn up from time to time. They seem oddly desperate and don't have any specific complaints l, just that "it" is wrong.>VERY high worker turnaround. They are all dodgy about why they quit. When pressed stories range from bad dreams to getting lost for hours somehow, accidents to catching managers doing some shady stuff>crows, cats or some other thematic animal haunt the site in large numbers. They're normal besides their numbers. Dogs or other birds or something else appropriate won't go near the place>a small shrine sits at the front gate. Similar to the pop up ones from tragedies. Candles and pictures and notes are there. If anyone follows up all the people from them are still fine. No one sees who leaves things at the shrine>ALL deliveries to the construction site are through the same company (if you're not aware, this is extremely unusual). The drivers are a pair of men, who finish each other's sentences.
>>68302779that was my feeling as well, they're too specific, hazard warnings are there for Bob the Janitor so he knôws not to put his dick in the vivarium or whatever and to remind Weisenheimer PhD that he needs to follow procedure before experimenting with the dick-eating crickets or whatever, any more information than "don't touch this you fuckwit" is job specific.
>>68304065>What's the life long mission? Summoning? Empowerment? Evolution? Connection? Effecting just him or more?Evolution and or escape. Essentially in the core setting the world is on a timer, if 332 people ascend to a godly status the cosmic odometer tips over and the universe is made in the vision of the for like beings that ascended. No one knows how many make up the invisible clergy, and people can ascend randomly in very rare cases. This system has happened before and will happen again in the new world. The idea is that this wealthy mage is looking to game the system, and essentially use a major magic ritual to launch himself into the realm of the gods as a way to exist permanently outside the eternal cycle. But thanks for the suggestions. Those are all real good.
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>>68305599ÿÿÿWhy I get no Tri-Force??
>>68305018Are you familiar with the module for Unknown Armies named (IIRC) Strange Days?
>>68305018>universe is made in the vision of the for like beings that ascended>way to exist permanently outside the eternal cycle.Alright. That's good shit and you can theme the spooks after the ritual>332 is an important number in the area. Every 332 changes of the traffic lights the whole intersection will turn green, fucking shit up. No matter how many times it's repaired. Deliveries occur in batches of 332. 332 bodies of mice or birds are found. 332 noodles, exactly, in every bowl of noodles in the nearby ramen shop. Etc.>some things in the area become immutable and unchanging. A coin on the ground is stuck, and while it can be picked up, it'll find its way back to that spot somehow, occasionally to the ill fortune of those who picked it up (pick up the coin and a few seconds later get hit by a truck, the coin rolling out of your hand back to the exact spot it was or something else just as contrived)>a street preacher talking about the end times in the area is somehow gaining an actual following. He seems oddly compelling, like he's actually seen this happen before>there are reports from people who have "slipped through the cracks" and been transported to a realm of colours and suggestion, like a good DMT trip. They come out either completely at peace or utterly terrified.
>>68245294House of Leaves
>>68271581I'm flabbergasted at the absurdity of this one
>>68305649The system in running is actually UA. I was just thinking of what an adept in a place of power, in this case the directors seat, or at least a board position, of a global construction fund could do with their knowledge of the world and the resources to act on it. But I have not specifically heard of the scenario you mentioned, I'll have to look into it if I'm accidentally cribbing the idea.
>>68311051if it's really that fun why's he looking like he's leaving
>>68312780He's a little bitch who doesn't like fun.
>>68312826All the unknowable horrors are in reality soft and easily offended, always walking away in a huff.
>>68312880>tfw no eldritch horror gf to bullywhy even live
>>68312901well there might still be some out there in space anon, don't give up hope, maybe they'll come visit us soon.
>>68245294Gideon FallsThe City & The City
>>68281959Take me to the Karate Laundromat.
>>68263342i do have to admit, my good man,the common negro is a sight to make shiver. Lord knows i rue theday i find one skulking about in mymanor house
>>68289534it could be something in suspended animation and, if resuscitated, will need a very large amount of resources to be kept alive
>>68252437I feel like a problem like that needs better signage
>>68252437Presses "X" to doubt.
>>68265646*Sigh* Unzips dick.
>>68317483Conquer the stars with your "Weapon" anon.
>Many Scarfolk Council picsI like nearly every single thing they put out.
>>68317872McCarthy is too fucking good.
>>68271581what's going on here
>>68317872Judge Holden fits the thread pretty well in general. An updated modern Judge would be just as terrifying.
>>68306210>>68320681>Astronaut comes back to earth>Find's that no-one is left>Except
>>68321141Instead of being physically unique, Modern Holden (Molden) is very average. Average intellect, average strength, average eloquence and charisma. The only thing that makes him unique is that every so often he works into his schedule a murder. He has reasons for why he does what he does, why he kills who he kills in what manner and when. But he always gives at two, and leaves his listener to discern which is truth and which is a lie.He is spontaneity. Coincidence. Events outside of your control. Hell! Outside of your awareness.
>>68322094>He has been a district manager for numerous retail chains>He always gets results. Always a high performer even if his employee turnover is a bit high>When asked about the secret to his success he just claims to never sleep>Seems to genuinely care about his employees; always asking about their kids>His meeting are never directly about the job, but he weaves great metaphors together to change his teams>His one-on-one performance reviews leave people...changed>No one has been to his home. Whether he has wife, kids, or any semblance of family is known only to God>Never seem to get promoted, nor does he try to, preferring to be "among the people"
>>68289534One jackass opened the wrong door looking for the bathroom, so we had to make a sign.
>>68277844>>68278784It is called Degenesis and it is fucking awsome.
>>68283936Mieville pulled the same stunt in Kraken. Granted that entire book felt like one giant love letter to gaiman and neverwhere specifically.
>>68246376A buddy of mine got this deal on an old house he and his g/f purchased. Nothing violent or j-horror creepy, just the typical strange objects / poltergeists / cold air spots / inexplicable noises / evidence of presences type of house. They've made peace with it and have been there a few years.
>>68282071>Discussing the idea "what if there was a 'human-friendly' lovecraftian horror", while maintaining the sense of 'not human':>The "ant colony" route: I tried to give them sugar cubes. But I don't think they could use the sugar cubes. Next time I will try using grape jelly.There was a short film or show I saw once that did something like that. It was pitched as kind of light and teen friendly (like an Are You Afraid Of The Dark or other Twilight Zone ripoff) but it had implications. Can't remember what it was called.Basic premise was this girl on a farm discovers a bottomless hole out back somewhere, and starts communicating with something down below. Like she'll send down a sandwich in a basket on a rope, and then when she pulls it up there's a note like "thank you for this food" with a present, like jewelry or something. This goes on for a while. And then her crazy father finds out about it, assumes The Things are aliens / communists / etc and vows to destroy them, grabs a rope, his shotgun and a headlamp and spelunks down in to the abyss. And then when the girl pulls the rope back up there's his empty clothes with a note that says "Thank You for this food" and another present.
>>68313309>The City & The Citythat one's not especially horrifying. or eldritch.
>>68282071I've never seen it done, but I'd like to see one where the help is objectively helpful with no weird strings or fuck ups, but completely indiscriminate in its scale or morality. Some psychopath wishes to be able to kill his neighbour without being caught, and now he can kill anybody and the police for no reason can't stop him. Just completely ignore him. Or a girl wishes to be the smartest in her class and is suddenly flooded with all human knowledge.The people getting their wishes granted might be happy about it, but the people around them would have been better off without the intervention. Like a sideways cape comic
>>68326454>a girl wishes to be the smartest in her class and is suddenly flooded with all human knowledge.reminds me of The Aleph
>>68326743Borges is pretty good for surreal urban horror inspirations in general
>>68326150Pretty sure that's an Outer Limits episode, but I could be wrong.
>>68326150amazing stories. they say he is turkey, and he's going down to take the gold and jewels the send up.
>>68326454This gives me Deathnote vibes...but maybe without the convoluted mental chess match it becomes at the end.
https://www.springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/creepypasta-and-horror-characters.htmhttps://www.springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/urban-legend-spook-names.htmLet's play a game. Use the first generator to get the physical manifestation of the entity, and the second for the name. Then tell us if you survive the encounter.
>>68328596>It looks something like a mannequin with a grotesque torso. Nobody knows what attracts it. Those who see it often disappear under mysterious circumstances and it's said that it exudes a horrible smell.It's literally just describing me. That's not cool springhole. Not cool.>The Goblin BoyFuck you springhole.
>>68325535I can't imagine a dedicated sign would be more effective than >Look up. Do you see teeth?
>>68328596>The Rat Ogre
>>68328596>The Outhouse Bride>It looks like an ant with a monstrous body that puts one in mind of a woman. It has only been seen at night. It's said that anyone who sees its true form will die instantly.I have been spooked.
>>68330564>The Rat OgreJust stop, Thanquol. Nobody is impressed.
>>68327545>amazing stories. they say he is turkey, and he's going down to take the gold and jewels the send up.ah, thanks. probably saw that decades ago, so I never would have got it
>>68246300>Man, what a great day sledding! Now I'll just put this back and->HELLO SMALL HUMAN. HAVE YOU SEEN MY SLED?>-Fuck.
>>68246376I already live there, so anything lower than my current rent would do.
>>68328649>Welp. Better attack its weak point for massive damage.
>>68328596>The Oaden>It looks like a bloody disembodied set of eyes. It is seen near the sea. It's said that anyone who hears its voice will die instantly.I think I'm fucked.
>>68328596>It looks like an owl with a shadowy body. It has been seen in the forest. It's said that it exudes a horrible smell.so... like an owl?
>>68246376I live in a southern european working class neighborhood, full of gyppos, moors and niggers. And it was even built over an old moorish cemetery, so the ghosts are not a big dealI would sign in a heartbeat, at least I could sleep without gyppos playing ''music'' at 2 in the morningFuck my gyppo neighbor btw, I hope the next time his associates come to shot him they have luck or, at least, accuracy
> It looks like a teenage boy with an emaciated body. It has been observed in an abandoned school. It's said to prey on children.> Hungry BenIt's a fuckin undead of some sort, time to break out the salt, fire and shotguns.
>>68280506>>68283890I feel like it should also be pointed out that just by sheer statistical probability, the Powers are *going* to win. It's not a matter of if, more than it is a matter of when. There's no way to prevent all of the active Rituals, or stop all of their servants from building up the strength towards said Rituals. All it takes is one fuckup and one good day for any one of the Powers for all reality to suffer a fate worse than death. That's it.The Magnus Archives is an immensely fucked up setting becuase it's all slated towards a completely final, and inevitable bad end.
>>68332918>The Magnus Archives is an immensely fucked up setting becuase it's all slated towards a completely final, and inevitable bad end.by that logic, RL is also an immensely fucked up setting
>>68334516At least in Real Life, we don't have to worry about completely invincible cosmic horrors making the universe into their onahole suddnely and without any warning.
>>68325866I liked Goss and Subby, something about the ranting death hobo and dead eyed small child that makes them even creepier.
>>68334727Are you sure about that?
Ever heard of the Fengdu ghost city? It's a huge city complex in china that's mostly abandoned. This is called the bridge of helplessness. All over the city there's gravestones and statues, rumours hold that the statues follow you with their eyes, and that if you overstay your welcome you'll never return.
>>68334727And yet they haven't. We know from the Archives that, at minimum, The Eye, Death and The Dark have been active since ancient times, and they've never gotten a ritual off. The Web doesn't even want to.I would go as far as to suggest that the rituals might not actually do what the followers think. They'd help the Powers, certainly, but I have some doubts they are as powerful as they seem. Especially since we know that part of the ritual is affected by the presence of fear in the regular population as well.Hell, TWO world wars and the best The Slaughter managed was a failed killing of a bunch of POWs? Seems like it wasn't really trying desu
>>68334727Have your copy of the Necronomicon at hand, just in case
>>68334727>we don't have to worry about completely invincible cosmic horrors making the universe into their onahole suddnely and without any warning.Alumni meeting.
>>68335056Fairly sure. >>68336902The Dark very nearly completed its ritual, which from what we saw resulted in a reality where everything and everyone was incapable of ever dying and all things became pitch black. It was stopped at pretty much the last second, but we have a vague idea as to what would happen if the ritual had actually succeeded.The Web and End don't really NEED rituals either, since the world is already firmly in their grip. If the Eye emerges victorious with the Watcher's Crown, then the Mother of Puppets would probably gain more dominion over the world, but it already likes it just as it is and has no incentive to complete a ritual of its own. And Terminus is Death. Everything comes to it eventually, giving it a nice fat slice of the pie right from the word go.>Hell, TWO world wars and the best The Slaughter managed was a failed killing of a bunch of POWs? Seems like it wasn't really trying desuThe Risen War seemingly requires active self-destruction to become complete. And in a time like the periods in which the World Wars went down, I wouldn't be surprised if every Power was moving pieces to try and gain an upper hand against any of the other 14.
>>68281183Jesus... that exit just got fucking dabbed on.
>>68337113> It was stopped at pretty much the last secondBut we don't know what stopped it. The Dark thinks it was Gertrude but it sounds like she was dead. It might have just self destructed, the fear of The Dark or darkmatter not being strong enough. And a devotee is the last person you should ask if you want to get the realistic projections on what it could actually achieve. There is nothing to suggest any of the followers have any idea how best to put a ritual on. Hence why a bunch of them keep trying to summon Avatars, who seem just as clueless. Micheal/Helen certainly don't seem to know what they should be doing and they seem like the closest one to their patron.I'm inclined to believe that all the Powers and their rituals are just more of the status quo. They might cause some jockeying in the cosmic hierarchy, The Dark suddenly becoming more prevalent than The Falling Titan in a cultural sense, but there is nothing to suggest they have the power to plunge the world into hell like their followers think.
>>68328596>Gray Emma>It appears to be a girl with a distorted set of eyes. It has been observed in the forest. It's said that anyone who hears its voice will die instantly.sounds like i'm pretty fucked
>>68334727No, we just have to worry about ordinary existential horrors like our planet being blasted to shit by an impact suddenly and without warning, or having our entire atmosphere cooked off in an instant by a gamma ray burst without warning, or dropping out of a false vacuum state causing all matter to come apart on a subatomic level, or being bumped in to by a strange quark and having the whole planet convert to goo without warning. It's probably fine.