Diehard Gamefan Flashback 01/09/2005: Nyogtha Volume I, Issue VIII

What was happening 10 years ago today on Diehard Gamefan!

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Nyogtha Volume I, Issue VIII

There’s no real essays or anything this week. Due to some massive time constraints, this is going to have to be primarily a mailbag.

Thanks for the quick response. I will be sure to check out a few of those books. I received some Bukowski, Kafka, a book about Cesar Chavez, and a book about Musical Instument Design that I have to get through first before I keep buying more books. I’m a pretty fast reader though. I also wanted to let you know that I have read many of Lovecraft’s writing as well – there is plenty of creepy shit to be found in those books. I especially like the story called the Music of Eric Zann. I have a couple questions for you this week that I hope you can answer. What sort of writing did Lovecraft do before he got into the whole horror genre? I have heard that he wrote some kind of white supremacist shit but I’m not so sure if this is true. Also I would like to know about religions that have apocalypse stories or stories that predict some kind of armageddon. I’m aware of Revelations (John’s dream) being interpreted as a prediction of armageddon and I was wondering if perhaps it had evolved from other religious stories or something. I enjoyed the article again. Keep up the great work.


Every major religion has Armageddon. The Sumerians had Tiamat vs Marduk. The Christians have Revelations. The Norse has Ragnarok. Heaven’s Gate had their Hale Bopp. The Jews have their acharit hayami, and so on. Any religion you investigate will have an “end of days” story. In fact, if you go to your local comic store, Marvel Comis just ended their THOR series, will a great telling of Ragnarok.

As for Lovecraft…

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