Casual reminder that Lovecraft wrote a short story where the horrifying, society-destroying revelation at the end of the tale is not that the attractive woman is secretly a literal Greek-myth gorgon (which she is), but that she *had a black ancestor*.
"without the vietnam war, we would not have pokemon. you can quote me on that and put it on mastodon. maybe don't actually do that. unless you want me cancelled. do you want me cancelled?! god, you're actually posting that, aren't you. you're terrible and i love you." -- @duchess
re: the demon with the holy sword
1. AUNTIE TOOTHACHE. elder avarice demon and collector of holy and holy-ish relics. if this were a video game, she'd be the gal you buy upgrades from.
2. PAEAN. former Hubris demon. got a similar raw deal to Litany when she was assigned to corrupt a queen but fell in love with her instead. works for Solarius now. has a blessed armor arm. your Virgil/Jeanne/player 2.
3. lookit these cutie cutes
"ash isn't naming things the Nameless X a massive fantasy cliche"
yes but i like it
also the conception vyr and i came up with was that it was *older* than the church. they don't even know where it came from (and the demon doesn't recognize it either), but such a weapon is clearly useful on their crusades, and so.