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#1 Omnicrazzy

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 03:31 PM

I'm actually running a dark heresy campaign, but the foul horrors of chaos are sometimes quite lovecraftian. So what words are some of your favorite to describe the horrors from beyond?

And maybe... what do they mean?

I kinda like Lothesome as a descriptor but I'm trying to think of a way to describe how wrong the chaos tainted language might sound. And how they might experience their brain boiling away if they try to understand it.



#2 TheKingInYellow

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 03:34 PM

You should read Shoggoth's Old Peculiar, a short story by Neil Gaiman. There's a whole discussion of HP Lovecraft's literary style, it reminded me of your post



#3 PearlJamaholic

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 02:41 AM

well you could go the route of the lovecraft quote i have in my signature. dont describe much of anything. leave them in suspense.



#4 Glasser's Muse

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 12:32 PM

Hmm, I would have to say eldritch or noisome. Non-Euclidean is a good one too, especially for the 40K Demons.



#5 Hellfury

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 01:57 AM

People I know are quite adversive to the words "Moist" and "Taint". 



#6 Ephraim

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 05:38 AM

this thread is ghastly, macabre and shockingly repellent .



#7 MarthWMaster

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 05:17 PM

"Flopped" sounds quite yucky and unsettling IMO.


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#8 jgt7771

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 06:02 AM

I always liked how environments were "basalt" and "cyclopean".  Feels tall and unsettling.

Gibbering.

Squamous.

Sklitch.


What was that noise?

#9 jormungandr

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 06:23 AM

I'd go for the obligatory 'unfathomable' and 'ululation' :D



#10 czamora

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:18 AM

 What about 'silence'?

It is always there just before havoc is unleashed!...



#11 Archgear

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:31 PM

 How about 'blood curdling'?  I'm not sure what curdling is exactly, but I know for a fact I don't want my blood to start doing it.



#12 MinionOfProvidence

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:06 AM

ungulating gooey proboscis comes to mind



#13 Yog

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:06 PM

 Chittering :D






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