pesco — 2014-03-31T13:52:09-04:00 — #1
awjt — 2014-03-31T14:02:24-04:00 — #3
ryencode — 2014-03-31T14:05:42-04:00 — #4
... But I can't be the only one to have the mind pictures of a Shoggoth
spunkytws — 2014-03-31T14:12:34-04:00 — #5
One episode of the 2001 PBS Series The Shape of Life, titled "The Ultimate Animal" examined echinoderms. I was intrigued to learn that scientists had thought of starfish and other echinoderms as mindless eating machines crawling along without any awareness of their surroundings. Time-lapse photography revealed that they interacted with each other, even competing over territory--all of it happening, from our perspective, very slowly.
This was really lovely and reminded me of that.
Also I love it when the camera doesn't remain stationary in time-lapse photography.
el_stinko — 2014-03-31T15:25:53-04:00 — #6
That was stunning and amazing.
codinghorror — 2014-03-31T19:07:48-04:00 — #7
It is a great video, but why did they put Michael Bay in charge of the music?
heligo — 2014-04-01T15:37:58-04:00 — #8
Stunning, but did anyone else feel uncomfortable watching certain bits? Like seeing those flowery things sprout from the surface. Think i've seen too many horror films...
heligo — 2014-04-01T15:43:29-04:00 — #9
I thought Shoggoths were like giant spit balls with loads of eyes. I didn't picture them as solid as per the depiction in your link.
ryencode — 2014-04-01T18:08:17-04:00 — #10
Ya, I could see that too. As with their form... I think the description itself was somewhat shifting and unsettled (as well as unsettling!)
My impressions from Lovecraft's original works lends me more to the image of something malleable of un-fixed form ready and willing to shift modes, but not soft... more able to form solid organs (such as eyes) or appendages as needed. Much like a macro, more complex version of a slime-mould.
pesco — 2014-04-05T13:52:12-04:00 — #11
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