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Offline fairoaks024

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Re: Book of Fragments - Elder Thing
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2011, 11:56:12 AM »
Krysset80,

yup, you are correct, supposed to have seeded earth with life and now the few remaining ones are supposedly frozen below antactic ice or in suspended animation

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jim
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Offline Alejandro

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Re: Book of Fragments - Elder Thing
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2011, 11:58:45 AM »
Exelent figure. :o

Offline thebinmann

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Re: Book of Fragments - Elder Thing
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2011, 02:12:43 PM »
Krysset80,

yup, you are correct, supposed to have seeded earth with life and now the few remaining ones are supposedly frozen below antactic ice or in suspended animation

regards

jim

shouldn't that be "supposedly"....

Offline fairoaks024

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Re: Book of Fragments - Elder Thing
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2011, 04:22:24 PM »
i suppose....... :)

regards

jim

Offline necrocannibal

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Re: Book of Fragments - Elder Thing
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2011, 05:41:09 PM »
I also think the faces don't really fit the an Elder Thing, I do think it's a great model and I'll probably buy one.
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Offline thebinmann

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Re: Book of Fragments - Elder Thing
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2011, 07:51:09 PM »
i suppose....... :)

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jim

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Offline Connectamabob

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Re: Book of Fragments - Elder Thing
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2011, 09:16:34 AM »
You got it Dr Mathias.  We're trying to put our own spin on some of the classics.  For me, the faces add an even creepier element to the piece almost as if it's mockingly attempting some form of communication or empathy with humanity - for such a horrible creature the faces seems very out of place, which is why I feel it makes the thing that much worse.

I kind of like this rationale. The way it seemed to me in AtMoM was that the Elder things were actually one of the more sympathetic races in the Mythos... well, sympathetic insofar as humans are sympathetic ;) . There was a major explicit ironic jab in that characterization (is it still technically irony if it's explicit? I'm not an English major).

They would have been right egotistical bastards back in their prime, but in the modern day any surviving Elder Things would be hunted refugees, and I tend to imagine them approaching humans with a fragile mix of PTSD paranoia and desperate chumminess. Like they feel they very much need any tiny sliver of added security an alliance might bring, but at the same time they're rightly terrified of losing what little security they have by exposing themselves.

...But of course, they're still aliens, so their attempts to be chummy are gonna be cursed by the shadow of the Uncanny Valley. Add in overtones of twitchy desperation, and "uncanny" becomes "pants crappingly creepy".. kind of like talking to the 456 on Torchwood, only they don't mean to be like that. Horrible misunderstandings for everyone!
« Last Edit: December 04, 2011, 09:42:42 AM by Connectamabob »
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Offline TheBlueShoggoth

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Re: Book of Fragments - Elder Thing
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2011, 02:45:44 PM »
I'll be ordering about 12 of these post-xmas. They'll go well with my little army of Shoggoths and enable me to do the battles between those two factions.

I hope someone does a multi-part flying polyp to this standard....
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Re: Book of Fragments - Elder Thing
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2011, 03:11:37 PM »
I hope someone does a multi-part flying polyp to this standard....

I really like the RAFM Polyp, but it would be nice to have some that are oriented differently so they look like they're flying.

I'm definitely warming up to this Elder Thing.
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