I went to the HP Lovecraft Film Festival like I do every year. Portland, Oregon is my hometown. I currently live across the river in Vancouver, Washington.
I was lucky enough to stay with friends who lived nearby the theater.
It also happened to be Greek Fest, a celebration of greek culture, but mostly people getting wasted, and stumbling around inner SE/NE Portland.
This was also the weekend that the medical stores all became pot shops, and you could spit the tourists by their pink VooDoo Dog Nuts.
The First night was fun, there were skits, and a slide show it was the 20th anniversary of the festive, and the 10th year anniversary of HPLHS’ The Call of Cthulhu silent film, some burlesque, and I got bored and went back to hang out with Portland friends.
The next day I watched as much film as I could, a personal favorite was a Canadian teen saying “Mac-ruh-bhe”. All the films were good, that I saw. I wasn’t bored at all. I even had fun at times. After I got filmed out I went to マクドナルド for dinner, so good, best Japanese food in Portland. when I got back I listened to Cody so and so talk about flesh/plastic babies. Also, that Laundry guy talked about Vampires I remember folks talking about him on Yog-Radio all those years ago.
The next day was much like the day prior, I didn’t watch the closing ceremonies, I picked up a copy of HPLHS’ Dagon, bought a shirt.
Chatted with some cool folks in line, ate candy, and enjoyed the Hollywood Theater and it’s ghosts.
Fun times, doing it again next year.
I speak warmly of one of my favorite RPG setting. Drink Every time I say Adam Scott Glancey. I then talk serious shit about a movie with computer dinos, and True Dick. Also from now on I’m referring to True Detective as True Dick. Also I am an ass this episode and kind of a jerk when talking about DG. A cell is going to send someone to kick my ass.
In a day or two I will be recording an episode about DELTA GREEN.
What is Delta Green?
According to one of the creators/writers/illustrator
Dennis Detwiller DELTA GREEN is the following:
Players come to Delta Green for all kinds of reasons. They’re eager to solve a mystery, kill a villain or destroy a monster. These outcomes are possible, but never simple. Sometimes even seeing the threat in a Delta Green operation is enough to destroy a group of agents utterly.
So consider this overview a warning.
Delta Green is about fear.
It may seem to be about other things from time to time. About manipulation. About power. About control. It has all these things, but that’s not what it’s about. It lies.
Delta Green is about an agent, alone and off the record, breaking into an old woman’s house in Brooklyn because for a split-second she cast the shadow of a hunched, monstrous thing with jaws like a jackal.
Delta Green is about two women who pulled off the heist of the Mayan codex from the American Museum of Natural History, an operation six months in the planning, only to burn the stolen book in a pyre of gasoline and wood in an abandoned field, mourning their lost teammates whom it drove to madness.
Delta Green is about watching from the Blackhawk jump seat as something bigger than the forest snatches your strike team’s copters, each of them 11 tons, from the air like flies.
Delta Green is not about guns. Delta Green is not about a bug hunt. Delta Green is not about understanding. Delta Green is about the end.
The end of everything. Your family, everyone you know, your country, all life on Earth. It’s about the end of everything and your place in it. Because you’ll end, too. That’s what the fear is about. That’s what the game is about.
Delta Green is about the end of everything and how much of it you’ll live to see.