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uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

Zartosht posted:

hell yeah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxZpEFJhO6k

You should read some Ligotti, he is extremely good despite what some people intimidated by his negativity might say.

lol snyped. I was just about to put that one on here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymw872sNv2E

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uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

unfortunately he lost the eye to cancer rather than to a duel or a fight with a bear.

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

:getin::getin::getin:But I wanted to witness what could never be
I wanted to see what could not be seen
But the moment of consummate disaster
When puppets turn to face the puppet master
:getin::getin::getin:

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

GrandpaPants posted:

Hell just read Conspiracy Against the Human Race. Ligotti is basically a Ligotti character.

yes, that one is basically just him laying out his personal outlook and philosophy of living and it is very fuckin bleak.

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug


it's very true to the source material.

https://twitter.com/BAKKOOONN/status/1148371138751295488

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

Ornamented Death posted:

At least one limited edition printing exists, by Dutro if I'm not mistaken.

yeah, David Tibet's publishing company put it out, it came with a cd of Ligotti reciting poetry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fetSoZFyBw

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

Sono posted:

Thirding The Weird. Highly recommending the ebook version, because the print version is a cinderblock.

Consistently excellent stories, and they include a lot of "used to be famous" authors to really enmesh the reader in the history of weird fiction.

hah. I have the print copy and I mean it looks good sitting on a shelf, but you basically need a reading desk to hold the thing. it's a very good collection.

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

hallelujah posted:

i'm crying. my boy

Thomas Ligotti posted:

That day may seem like other days
Once more we feel the tiny-legged trepidations
Once more we are mangled by a great grinding fear
But that day will have no others after
No more worlds like this will follow
Because I have a plan
A very special plan
No more worlds like this
No more days like that

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

Anomalous Blowout posted:

Fyi if anyone here who isn't this satisfied customer is looking for a really well done audiobook, the sci-fi necromancer murder mystery Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir is just one of the best made audio books I've ever listened to. It's not quite full on horror but it has enough solid horror elements (there's necromancy for every body system, not just bones--vein and body fat based necromancy yiiiikes) that if you don't totally hate wacky space fiction it will scratch many horror fan itches. The monsters are disgusting and scary and the plot is very horror in a lot of ways (people keep dying in a mysterious goth af space mansion). It's probably my book of the year last year and the audio edition is just superb. I read way more horror than sci-fi these days and it bridges the gap between the two very well.

it's narrated by this person, who you may know if you're around my age. it turns out she's a great voice actor.

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

for those of you who haven't heard it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxZpEFJhO6k

two utterly unique weirdo artistic geniuses got together and made this mind melter for you. listen to it.

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

SniperWoreConverse posted:

also here are some evangelions (I presume, def get a born again vibe) trying to understand Ligotti's special plan. I thought it was half interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxdz3Y5FQDM

obviously you have to be prepared for the Got Religion brainwave situation, but i'm sort of curious about the dude and I feel like he also is getting the retrogenisis vibe. I thought about posting some comments or something but eh :shrug:. Apparently this came out something like 8 months ago and already I thought it's been more than two years.

ps I wanna say imo phrases like "Our God is x" are huge red flags and anyone coming from an Abrahamic religion situation talking like that has an insanely weakly set up philosophy. It is the kind of phrasing that doesn't preclude other gods and I feel like they have a super fuckin weird credulity in the power of satan as an independent entity and this is not like what I ever learned and I was raised fairly catholic.

"Then in a great new darkness
You will finally execute your special plan"
*recording ends*
...
"this guy is an active shooter!"

:hmbol:

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

SniperWoreConverse posted:

Lmao yeah it's a completely wrong take because mere shooting plans don't go far enough

I have not been able to get into anything else by current tho, just doesn't seem to work. Special plan is really tight and well done.

you have to be in the right head space for it. like, for example, do not get really drunk and listen to The Seahorse Rears To Oblivion on a loop. it is bad for you.

God lectures them with a whip

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

they only got one guy who was himself a product of the hideous epstein-style conspiracy. they say out right that all the real prime movers of the cult were still out there, never to be brought to justice.

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

MockingQuantum posted:

Oh yeah, I did drop The Girl Next Door fairly early on because I found it pretty abhorrent. I haven't read anything else by Ketchum but something about that book made me feel like I wasn't sure whether the writing was intended to just make the reader feel disgusted and disturbed, or if it was intended to pander to someone who was into abuse fantasies. It's one of very few books that I'd actively steer people away from.

it's based on a true story.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Sylvia_Likens

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

FilthyImp posted:

There was a really fun reddit or 4chan poster talking about secret experiments and flesh portals a few years back, in completely unrelated threads.

Was some cool meta-horror story and I wonder if it ever resolved because a bit after Stranger Things came out and it was all fleshportals.

flesh interfaces:kheldragar:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

Ariza posted:

I saw it mentioned somewhere in this thread, so I bought The Cipher. God, that book is disgusting. Not the horror so much, just everyone in it and how they live and treat each other.


i have no idea if this is true but I get the sense that all the people in that book are based on real people the author knew. which makes it even more horrible and/or funny.

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

Zwabu posted:

Clive Barker is/was a very gifted writer. It's a bit of a contentious issue sometimes here on the forums but I personally think his short stories are way stronger than his novels. Books of Blood are dope.

I just saw a film on Hulu called Books of Blood that's anthology horror but I don't recognize the stories as being from Clive Barker, are they? It was okay but only the first story was really strong IMO.

i haven't seen it but from what i read it was in fact adapted from Barker's writing.

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

Traxis posted:

Check out Obscura by Joe Hart

haven't read this so can't offer an opinion but i just looked it up on amazon and the ebook is 99 cents and you can get the audiobook with it for $1.99.

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

sephiRoth IRA posted:

I'm about halfway through the cipher and it's loving gross awesome. Lots of weird dread coupled with awful filth. Looking forward to the rest.

i started liking that one a lot more once i came to the conclusion that all the awful characters were probably just people the author knew from her scene which she stuck into this horror story she was writing.

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

a while back Audible had the complete Blackwater on sale for a pittance so i bought it but never listened to it. should remedy that.

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uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

Fitzy Fitz posted:

I read this the other day. It was so strange, like seeing a new color that I had no preconception of.

just thinking about the description of the people down at the bottom. fuuuckin hell.

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