…been thinking a lot about the Lovecraftian fiction/Cosmic horror elements in shows like Stranger Things and to a degree the first season of True Detective, in between entertaining various Game of Thrones theories people have about the final season coming in April – can’t wait. “The night is dark and full of terrors, old man, but the fire burns them all away.” – Lady Melisandre, The Red Lady (Game of Thrones) “The most erciful 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 that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated 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 flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age. Theosophists have guessed at the awesome grandeur of the cosmic cycle wherein our world and human race form transient incidents. They have hinted at strange survivals in terms which would freeze the blood if not masked by a bland optimism. But it is not from them that there came the single glimpse of forbidden aeons which chills me when I think of it and maddens me when I dream of it” – The Call of Cthulhu,
By H. P. Lovecraft

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