How would you go about running a campaign based on the Mystery Flesh Pit National Park?
>The Mystery Flesh Pit is the name given to a bizarre natural geobiological feature discovered in the permian basin region of west texas in the early 1970s. The pit is characterized as an enormous subterranean organism of indeterminate size and origin embedded deep within the earth, displaying a vast array of highly unusual and often disturbing phenomena within its vast internal anatomy.>Following its initial discovery and subsequent survey exploration missions, the surface orifice of the Mystery Flesh Pit was enlarged and internal sections were slowly reinforced and developed by the Anodyne Deep Earth Mining corporation who opened the Pit as a tourist attraction in 1976. In the early 1980s, the site was absorbed into the National Park System which operated and maintained the Mystery Flesh Pit until its sudden closure in 2007.
>While the rural areas of west Texas are known for their sparse populations, one tourist attraction seems to continually generate a steady stream of visitors around vacation seasons. The titular "Mystery Flesh Pit” has been a wellspring of fascination for geologists, biologists, sociologists, engineers and the general public alike. Guests are advised to book age-appropriate tours and activities well in advance of their visit, though the pheromonal discharges and the overall agitation level of the MFP can vary with short notice. Visitors should be advised to be prepared for changes in schedule & availability
>This scan of a 2006 pamphlet offers information about the Amniotic Thermal Springs, known by many as “Pleasure Domes”, within the now-closed Mystery Flesh Pit National Park. The thermal baths were one of the highlights of the park, drawing in tens of thousands of visitors each year, particularly during the cold winter months. It was only after the park permanently closed in 2007 that the long-term effects of exposure to the “Amniotic Spring Fluid”, or ballast, became apparent. Many of those who routinely soaked in the baths underwent depressive withdrawal periods, as the price of extracted ballast fluid since the tragedy has skyrocketed. Today, only those willing to spend thousands of dollars on purchasing the illicit substance can experience this enchanting elixir.
>The interior of the Mystery Flesh Pit is, at many times, an environment completely unsuited to human life. Park service Trail Engineers work to reinforce and develop internal cavities of the Pit into safe and pleasant areas for park visitors and their families. This service is most often outsourced to one of the park’s many corporate partners who supply the highly specialized tools and equipment needed to traverse through the anatomy of the Mystery Flesh Pit. To become a trail engineer requires extensive knowledge of caving, geology and macrobiology as well as a well-developed resistance to Phagophobia.
This profile survey is one of many examples produced early in the development of the Mystery Flesh Pit. The “New Jackson Survey”, conducted by surveyor James “Slippin’ Jim” Jackson, combined many prior smaller surveys with new biospeleological data obtained by Jackson’s team. Notably, Jackson’s surveying expedition marked the discovery of such features as the “Fondue Village”, the “Chyme Bladder” and the “Pleasure Domes”. Missing from this early survey are deeper portions of pit anatomy such as the “Gift Gardens” and “Copepod Barrows”, as these sections would remain inaccessible until the introduction of the Grumman IAV in 1978. This survey was printed in several national publications and was a primary piece of marketing information until an updated computer-aided survey was conducted in 1980.
>Following its accidental discovery, the Mystery Flesh Pit and the unique phenomena surrounding it were targets of a headfirst and furiously paced campaign of commercial exploitation. Once architects, engineers, geobiologists and clerical members of the development team had done their work to make the park safe and viable, marketing teams faced the daunting task of selling the public on the intriguing and miraculous phenomena of the Mystery Flesh Pit while downplaying the visceral cosmic horror of the pit itself.
>Families were a particularly difficult sell, as children often displayed an overwhelming fear and aversion to descending into the throat of the pit. One strategy early in the park’s history was the creation of friendly cartoon mascot Caver Coop. A brief animated film starring Caver Coop was shown at the park’s visitor center, where the character would attempt to assuage worries about being “eaten alive” or “swallowed”, reassuring children (and often parents) that the pit was perfectly safe and reinforced.
>When the attraction was absorbed into the National Park System in the early 1980s, signage and other graphic materials were updated to the NPS Graphic Identity. The architecture of the park’s surface facilities was also expanded and renovated during this time to better fit with the “Natural Resort” image of the Mystery Flesh Pit brand, drawing inspiration from the local Santa Fe style integrated with unique bone formations discovered within the pit itself.
>Though the Mystery Flesh Pit National park remained a model of visitor safety until the disaster which led to its closure, the natural hazards of the pit necessitated guests being aware of the nature of the attraction they were descending into. This brochure, combined with a mandatory 3-minute orientation film shown in the lower visitor center, was intended to act as a minimum standard of readiness for inexperienced park guests. Park service staff, rangers, and anodyne mining personnel received much more in-depth training as part of their operations within the pit.
>“Was the orifice fully exposed at the time of discovery, or was some excavation performed to widen the pit and expose more flesh? If the latter, did National Parks develop a sunscreen application procedure?”>What many guests viewed as “Skin” on the surface of the pit is a calloused layer of sunburnt flesh. When originally excavated, there was only muscle and organ tissue which began to sunburn and dry out almost immediately. Cursory efforts have been and continue to be made to monitor the overall health of the surface palate and apply aloe gel mixed with petroleum jelly[sic] using repurposed fire trucks. Shown here on the brochure diagram, Mr. Senator, [sic] is a typical yellow fire engine tending to a particularly fresh sore from record summer temperatures.
>One of the earliest challenges in the development of the Mystery Flesh Pit was the simple logistics of transporting personnel and equipment within the pit. While early crews had limited success crawling through the pit with canvas bags, it was apparent that a more reliable solution was needed.>The Grumman Internal Anatomy Vehicle, or IAV, was designed from the ground-up with the complex terrain of the flesh pit in mind. These two-man, low profile crawling vehicles were the workhorses of early construction projects within the Mystery Flesh Pit. A high torque diesel engine, combined with a strong articulating chassis, allowed the IAV to reliably traverse even the slickest and steepest of routes. A streamlined, lozenge profile prevented loose tissues from catching or latching onto the vehicle as it traversed the many hundreds of miles of viscera within the pit.>By the time that the Mystery Flesh Pit was absorbed into the National Park Service, many of the remaining IAV fleet were used by the Park Service as ranger field vehicles. As ranger vehicles, many IAVs were used in a variety of mission profiles ranging from law enforcement, wildlife mitigation as well as search and rescue operations.>Very few of these vehicles survived or were recovered following the 2007 disaster which closed the Mystery Flesh Pit. The remaining examples which do still exist command astronomically high auction prices and are a much sought-after addition to exotic car collections.
>An article from the June 1995 issue of Popular Science which briefly talks about the mid-90s renovations & upgrades to the control systems of the Mystery Flesh Pit. For the time, this control facility was state of the art, and remained more or less unchanged until the eventual catastrophic system failure which resulted in the closure of the park, and a tremendous loss of human life. During the events of the 2007 tragedy, the third shift crew bravely stayed within the control room to attempt rescue aid at the cost of their own lives.
wtf is this and whose fetish is it
>>73360579This is all from a world-building exercise by Trevor Roberts, who intends to turn it into a book about the history of this fictional National Park, based around an enormous unfathomable eldritch horror
>>73360562I think it’s a very original and interesting idea. I enjoy Lovecraftian horror and the setting of having a family-friendly park based around it really intrigued me. But
> Hello! Something I’ve been curious about in regards to the Flesh Pit’s past is it’s overall health, and whether there’s were ever concerns over the transmission of pathogens. Obviously it would have been terrible if any visitors became ill, or if any visitors passed along pathogens to the pit, which would have be devastating to it health. Was there ever any concerns of disease during its time as a national park?A very timely and topical question! Though there is some similarity in the genetic makeup of the pit to humans, almost no viral or bacterial diseases were communicable between the two. It is believed that much of the chemical makeup of the pit’s various fluids contributed to it’s impressive immune resistance to most illness and infection. >That said, many novel conditions and syndromes were observed during the development and operation of the park. Many of these conditions were caused directly or indirectly from human involvement, and manifested in instances of severe bruising, lacerations, dehydration and malnutrition. On a few occasions entire dead sections of the pit had to be surgically removed with large mining equipment due to risk of necrotic spread, though many venteriobiologists believe that the unique properties of the Amniotic fluid the pit organism produces makes it extremely resistant to cellular decay.
Yeah, right. That thing is clogged with beach-ball sized coronavirus right now.
I wanted to Carlos post, but I want to see how deep the rabbit hole goes.
I'm amazed, truly. I need more of this.
I already get inside enough people, I know how to spot a butthole. Just bring some poppers, lube, a towel and make sure it’s been taking PrEP
>>73359891by having the players figure out a way to kill it, hopefully without sinking most of North America.
>>73359891I really admire the autism of the person who made this.
> It's anatomy is only loosely similar to our own, and many of it's biological mechanisms aren't completely understood. Even the full extent of the pit's size and layout is unknown.>What we know:>The pit displays no symmetry or logical organization that would imply larger function.>The pit excretes no visible waste.>While acid-filled gastric bladders do exist within the pit, their similarity to the purpose of a stomach is heavily debated. It is commonly agreed that the pit does not seem to digest enough organic matter to sustain itself, much less growth.>The pit does appear to "breathe" through the Entry Orifice, and contains an as-yet-undiscovered mechanism by which it is able to vocalize tectonic moans. This is troubling, as the Entry Orifice has been substantially widened from it's initial ~3' diameter, which itself was discovered some 200' below ground.>The phenomena surrounding the so-called "Gift Garden" is of extreme curiosity, as it implies a psychic or telepathic link between the pit and the memories of those who have descended into it.
>>73360718>Butyeah, but why a fleshy pit?
> Anodyne was originally founded as the Anchor Mineral Co. in 1923. In 1958, the Anchor Mineral Co. merged with Dynamic Equipment, LLC. to form a new company known as Anodyne Deep Earth Mining, later changed to Anodyne. >Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, and prior to it’s 2008 restructuring, Anodyne Corporation was the twenty-third largest American company by revenue. Globally, Anodyne employed over 28,000 people. It operated seven major research, development and production facilities around the world, six of which were in the United States. >The company was instrumental in the containment efforts following the 2007 disaster, but was ultimately unable to avoid a full investigation by the Commission on Geobiological Resources & Public Safety (CGR) which uncovered an alarming number of safety violations and poor management practices. In the months after the disaster the company filed for bankruptcy, with its assets either sold or incorporated into the restructured Permian Basin Recovery & Superorganism Containment Corporation. Under heavy regulatory oversight, the primary function of the PBRSCC is to monitor the Permian Basin Superorganism, and to produce and administer the industrial sedatives necessary to prevent the organism from entering an active state. The PBRSCC also oversees damage payouts to the victims of the 2007 tragedy.
I'll admit that I'm intrigued since a lot of work seems to have been put into this. Where'd you get all these from, OP?
> The depth record for a human was achieved in 1999 by an expedition team which was able to reach an unprecedented depth of 3,891m below the entry orifice, surpassing the previously held 1982 record of 2,117m. At depths below 3,000m, the anatomy of the pit begins to noticeably change and become much less anatomically similar to other surface forms of life. Explorations beyond these depths are extremely challenging due to the exotic and largely unknown nature of the pit’s lower anatomy.
This is pretty awesome, you can tell a lot of work went into this.
>So I noticed on the wildlife brochure that there’s a logo marked “joint disaster reclamation venture”. What was the “disaster”, if the brochure is before the closing incident?>Because the Mystery Flesh Pit was a discovery unprecedented to modern science, the Dept. of the Interior, along with the EPA, initially classified it as an ecological disaster.>Anodyne Deep Earth Mining INC. had been awarded the primary operational contract for the earliest surveys and expeditions into the pit with a unique agreement that they would be granted an exclusive mining lease for resource extraction.>In the interest of transparency in government, the partnership was made public knowledge, with the development activities being referred to as “reclamation”. This terminology stuck around even in the decades following the discovery, long after the immense value of the Mystery Flesh Pit was realized.>Ironically, this terminology was finally accurate only after the 2007 accident. Anodyne, INC. continues to jointly operate the Permian Basin Superorganism Containment & Ecological Exclusion Zone, but has taken a number of steps to distance its brand from the role it played in the tragedy.>>73361176https://mysteryfleshpit.tumblr.com/And also I took some comments the author made on reddit for the text portions.
This is some fetish autism I haven’t seen on /tg/ in a while
> What was the tragedy that befell the pit?>An entirely preventable accident involving unseasonably high rains, under-lubricated pump bearings, the clawing and panicked screaming of a hundred lost souls, and the Fourth of July.That’s pretty much all the information I could find on the Mystery Flesh Pit National Park.Anyone else besides me interested in it? I think it would make a pretty great setting.
I better not be the first person sating I want to stick my dick in the flesh pit’s walls on /tg/
>>73361230This is more than fetish autism, this is genius.>>73361250>Anyone else besides me interested in it? I think it would make a pretty great setting.Dude, this is resonating with me in a way I never thought it would.
what the fuck, this is crazy
>>73361250>An entirely preventable accident involving unseasonably high rains, under-lubricated pump bearings, the clawing and panicked screaming of a hundred lost souls, and the Fourth of July.Damn, I was hoping the pit woke up.
holy fuck, I only saw the first OP pic before, all the rest of this has so much work put into it I love it
>>73361250I really wanna know what went wrong in as much detail as the rest of the pit
>>73361282From the sounds of >>73361163, it did.
>>73361282I love that subversion.
Quod erat demonstratum, Odessa TX is the arsehole of the planet.Well done Trevor Roberts.The Scarred Lands and Accordlands settings - and Golarion too I think - both feature colossal titans chained into the depths of the earth. I suppose Roberts' vision is : what if Rovagug the Rough Beast were chained up and then civilisation progressed to the modern world anyway.Kino production 9/10 would buy book
your mom is a mysterious flesh pit m8
>>73359953>13 dollars for water>22 dollars for a toweli think we know (((who's))) behind this mystery.
>>73361456fuck off tripfag, especially if you’re not even going to contribute
>Campaign intro:Ugh, your stupid parents are SO lame! Now you’re stuck on vacation at the Mystery Flesh Pit with nothing to do. Sure, they’re probably having a blast rappelling down the Cartilage Crevasse, but apparently you’re too young to go along.But the good news is that you’ve come across some other teens, who you found smoking behind some fenced off area. One of the guys seemed pretty cute so you struck up a conversation.Without warning, the caverns all around you start to violently shudder. You all lose your balance and begin sliding down a steep ravine, until you fall into the darkness.The pulpy ground cushions your fall. Now your group is stranded, with only the items you have in your pockets. What do you do?
I wish Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, and Discord would just fucking leave already.
>>73359891mix made in abyss and veins of the earth
>>73361250It's not really a setting. Just the real world, plus this super fucking weird thing. I think I'd put it in a bunch of modern settings though.
>>73361317Hmm... what if all that caused it to wake up?>rain flooding the interior, panicking guests in the areas where water was rising>pumps couldn't drain fast enough>their frantic panicking and attacking of some more delicate parts of the creature>4th of July causing loud noises>organism is finally roused from its slumberOnly question is, then, how did all the construction NOT wake it up? Straw that broke the camel's back?
>>73361676maybe it did. It's huge enough to travel 3000 meters down and not reach the other side. It might take a few decades to wake up.
>>73361676You'd be surprised what you can sleep through and what sensations your body can acclimate to.
>>73359891Uh Claret Hollows is at the very bottom of Yggdrasil, below Lost Shinjuku. It's not anywhere near the surface. Silly noob.
Wait, I found some more!> Among the resources harvested from within the Mystery Flesh Pit, by far the most ubiquitous and well-known to the public was Amniotic Ballast. The miraculous silky fluid was extracted from deep within the pit and was refined on-site before being transferred to off-site facilities for additional processing. From there, many different products were manufactured by Anodyne that each exploited the fantastic properties of the ballast. One of the more notable and best-selling of these were the VitaSalve line of consumer-grade OTC supplements.Refined amniotic ballast was concentrated and combined with other materials sourced from the pit to cure a range of ailments ranging from general malaise, mental degradation due to aging, to growth of several carcinogenic tumors. When consumed recreationally, refined amniotic ballast fluid created a very strong and pleasant psychotropic effect altogether different from alcohol, cannabis, opioids or hallucinogens. Though non habit-forming, the direct and plentiful benefits of products such as VitaSalve saw year-over-year continual market growth from the time it was initially offered until the supply was effectively shut down following the 2007 closure of the pit.Beyond ballast-based products, several other materials were mined from the pit by Anodyne. Bone structures were mined and cut down to slabs which found prominent use in the construction industry as a well-insulating, lightweight yet incredibly strong building and finishing material.I’m gonna keep digging, there’s a lot scattered around online.
This would be fun for delta green...
>”Found this today and man this brings back memories. Did the Burger King ever open up in the visitor center? I vaguely remember hearing about a special King’s Crown you could nab there.”>The renovated Lower Visitor Center opened in 1995 with the addition of an expanded and fully enclosed main concourse for commercial vendors. On opening day, the lower visitor center contained only three food vendors: a small convenience-style store, a full service Trader Vic’s, and an “airport style” Burger King. (Plans for a Rainforest Café never advanced beyond initial talks with the park service.)>”How long could someone live in the flesh pit, long-term?”>Archeological evidence of prehistoric human activity within the pit has led to conjecture among scientists that long-term habitation within the anatomy of the pit is possible, but unlikely. >Without modern technology and tools, any humans living long-term within the entrails of the superorganism would need to adapt to the perpetual darkness, sub-par oxygen, constant high-humidity heat and continually changing fleshscape in order to survive. Over hundreds of generations, when combined with the poorly understood long-term effects of consuming amniotic ballast fluid, it is entirely possible that humans adapted to this lifestyle would be fundamentally different from modern humans.
>>73359891Would be a great oneshot as a family trying to have a vacation at the Mystery Flesh Pit. Youngest doesn't want to go, teen wants to sneak off to the libido pool, mom is trying to wrangle the kids, dad is begrudgingly going since it's non-refundable.
>>73361904Are these real effects or are they just promising the world? Like in real life when they sold radioactive toothpaste.
>>73362065That looks like more of an older 1950s-1970s era ranger. Doesn't fit the high end look of that lozenge vehicle, but that can clearly be a 2020 ranger.
>>73362071>>73361527I like the family idea, it’s one of those things that helps players quickly get into roleplaying.Now, as we all know, proper National Park guidelines dictate that if you fall into a flesh-ravine, you should stay in the same place and wait for help to arrive. But that doesn’t make for a very good adventure.Solution: have them fall directly into a hatching brood of Abyssal Copepods. The only way out is for them to flee deeper into the flesh-caverns.
>>73361145Wait hold up,A telepathic Gift Garden?You telling me the pit was self aware?
>>73362349Seems like it. Imagine what it must feel like, to perceive time and space from its perspective. Thirty years probably feels like a day, and the intrusion of humanity erecting all of these supports probably feels like a swarm of ants crawling into your nose, stretching it to its limits with the structures that they construct inside.
>>73361163>>73361282Considering that the new corporation is dedicated to making anesthic to keep the creature from awakening, I think it did.
>>73362406That is a horrible thought to fall asleep to
>>73362071>>73362299I spoke too soon, there is apparently a fanmade premade oneshot for Kids on Bikes.
>>73359891Hello, fellow redditor! I too browse r/worldbuilding. seriously though this is sweet
>>73362559Ironic shitposting is still shitposting
>>73361527>>73362299Oh my god yes please.I so wanna play something with this thing...Comfy cosmic horror/biomech horror.What a fucking concept.
>>73362530Oh, I actually didn’t understand what that was originally.That IS interesting. Currently perusing it.
>>73361282You think you can trust the company's official story?
Looks like something out of Mothballs
>>73361254I was going to ask whether someone tried as the material was posted, then I refrained, partially in respect, partially in disgust
>>73362162You know how they warmed up sweaters with radioactive material in the past? I think its something like this.
Setting: >>73359891Monsters: >>73360321 & >>73360301Armor & Weapons: >>73362065 & >>73360080Healing & Support Items: >>73361904Things are all coming together
>>73359891When did this get so much content?
>>73362610>Comfywhat the fuck is comfy about this?
>>73359891That's not where Odessa is, Big Spring is right there.Fix your shit.
>>73362870It emulates 80/90 vibe of every national park trip. How this is not comfy?
>>73362870Literally everything.It's just a national park except fleshy. You have thermal baths, can explore trails that are more interesting than just simple cave trails, and then go back to the subsurface site where you are again in a high tech environment.It's both having high tech stuff and primal stuff around and super interesting things, and the whole thing is soft warm and comfy so you can't even die to exposure.
>>73362870The telepathic gift gardens, the life giving cancer healing fluids, and the burger king
Be honest. Would you venture into the mystery flesh pit?
>>73362934Just got me thinking, why there is no games (/tg/ or /v/)like this.I mean its clearly a niche but its bizzare no one did this yet. Subnautica was amazing game and one of my favorite things in Mass Effect for example was just listening to chill space music, reading the planet info and exploring.
>>73362993i dunno but if someone ran this even as a part of a setting i would be first in line
>>73362990every friday night should be when you venture into a new mystery flesh pit anon
>>73362990absolutely fucking notnot even the promise of eldritch-enriched public orgies would get me in there
>>73363005same bro, i have an itch that You just made me realize i have.I don't mind more 'survival' elements, or combat or just well done story but there is a clearly a niche for something like that. I think for me Half-Life is to blame, the first couple of minutes in Black Mesa were comfy. Why there is no more Comfy games anon.
>>73362990No, i will not enter your magical ream, Mr. Piss Wizard
>>73362930>How this is not comfy?the body horror, the fact everything down there has a ill side-effects, the presence of dangerous monstrous creatures that want to make you into a monster too, the extremely deep crevices of a living, breathing, eating creature
>>73362990been there, done that, got the herp
>>73363063>>73363068I would absolutely enter that magical realm.I think it would be hot but also awesomely interesting.Plus the setting is so weird that it would pose competely new opportunities for encounters and events.The issue is that most things in media are either comfy or novel. Never both at the same time reinforcing the notion that you should have an instinctual fear of anything alien, so whenever something that ISNT like that comes along people lap it up. Because it's alien, it might be scary/evil, but it's not immediately that way from the ground up.Kindof like the good sort of creepypasta that makes you wanna snuggle under the covers deeper and isn't just abjectly terrifying or viscerally disgusting.>>73363063
>>73362993It requires decent writers and some in depth dedication. Which is one thing money cant seem to but
>>73363081>the extremely deep crevices of a living breathing eating creatureclearly you are not into vore fetishism, but that you also haven't watched the magic schoolbus surprises me.if nothing else that stuff is at the very least SUPER coolthere is no body horror, only the animals the things digest.nothing has ill side effects, and dangerous animals are everywhere, and they are small so despite being predatory they mostly would not attack you.similar to wolves.
>>73363230Macrobacteria are 12 feet in length
>>73363285>up tothey are also passive and the only danger is suffocating on them because they are slick and get everywhere.i'd keep one as a pet
IMAGINE THE SMELL
>>73363333or through "caustic bifurcation"if you wanna figure out what that is, be my guest
>>73363766Bifurcation just means splitting. a weird way of describing the asexual reproduction of bacteria since you can't use mitosis, since they are multicellular.And apparently that can involve caustic substances.So like.... don't be there when they reproduce just like you wouldn't get between two mating cats.
Someone run this pls.
I feel so sorry for this creature; imagine if you got stuck underground or whatever and a bunch of ants excavated your bum so it was sticking out of the ground and shoved a speculum up your bung-hole so they could go camping in your rectum.Poor thing.
>>73361676Based on some of the info, and how relatively careless the management seems, plus people's stupidity and the "entirely preventable" line: I'm thinking maybe some park exec or dumbass visitors thought fireworks IN THE PIT would be a good idea.
>>73365516Do you feel the bacteria and blood cells moving around inside you?
>>73365516I mean.... the speculum is the only thing that's bothering it.Also it has other things crawling around inside of it so it's clearly not that bothered.
>>73362870Mostly the media aesthetic of every national park, museum, and those massive but slim books about various vaguely scientific topics. Obviously the flesh thing is a bit off-putting, but it's easy to fall back into a familiar visual "language".
This is the dumbest thing I’ve seen since the Dogscape shit.
>>73363230>there is no body horror, only the animals the things digest.and the whole thing being an uneven mishmash of tissues and organs>nothing has ill side effectsexcept the chronically depressive state of people consuming ballast>and they are small and still perfectly capable of hunting people considering even the pamphlet that underplays everything about the place warns you of the possibility of monstrous humans
>>73362870>>73363081Do you ever notice how often people use 'comfy' to describe shit that's intended to be fucking awful?Cyberpunk dystopias are comfy, STALKER is comfy, apparently vast fleshy geo-orifices are comfy.I don't know where I'm going with this, but it's an interesting pattern. Maybe it means something.
>>73368476I can even understand the idea of everything going so shit that you can finally enjoy quiet and a release from the pressures of responsibility even amidst an apocalypsebut I'll never understand the concept of being at ease while in the bowels of something so alien and possibly dangerous
>>73366036The bacteria aren't holding my rectum agape, or building large, metal, structures in my body cavities.
>>73368730>he doesn't know
>>73368730>large, metal, structuresI can't stand that unnecessary, comma.
>>73359891The idea of humans digging up an eldritch being and enslaving it into a living tourist trap is a good take on the 'humans are the real monsters' story. >The Flesh Pit may have intended to awaken and consume mankind, but mankind beat it to the punch. >Now, it is a paralyzed, internally-screaming captive of the puny mortals it once considered food.>Miners dissect its flesh from the inside out.>Tourists trample over its nerve-endings and fill its pores up with trash.>The Flesh Pit's terrifying biological defenses fail to drive them away. If anything, they just attract even more tourists. >"I have a million mouths, but I cannot scream."
>>73369086Fake-Documentary with a crew following a park ranger when.
>>73362065>Over hundreds of generations, when combined with the poorly understood long-term effects of consuming amniotic ballast fluid, it is entirely possible that humans adapted to this lifestyle would be fundamentally different from modern humans.
>>73368476I think people use it more to describe situations without responsibility or a higher story arc.The opposite of Epic basically, where you can take things at your own pace rather than being hurried on.
>>73368476>>73368554I reckon it's more in the juxtaposition between the eldritch horror and the family vacation to a national parkYeah it's a creature that defies our understanding of biology and natural history, but it's been reduced to the national park equivalent of the Giant Ball of Yarn
>>73369086how do we know it wanted to consume mankind anyway? Maybe it just wanted to chill in it's pit, but dumb tourist kept walking about in it's bowels and drinking it's saliva and it just had enough
>>73361250>>73361250You forgot about the 2007 quarantine sign, which implies something about an Eldritch God. Probably had something to do with the tragedy.
>>73360190I don't know why sign-based worldbuilding is so effective, but it is.
>>73359953>some cheap bastard brings his own towel because he doesn't feel like paying $22>synthetic dye irritates the hell out of the Flesh Pit's innards>the walls start closing in>DeviantArt.jpg>your party consists of the few tourists who made it to the bathhouse shelter in timesounds cool
>>73369533street/fence signs exist to give the maximum amount of needed information on the smallest frame that's easily accessible and understandable to people who can be even completely unaware of why the signs are therein hindsight, they're perfect
>>73369146>abyssal copepods have humanoid hands despite not being compound animals
>>73369533I reckon it's because it makes it seem more mundane, and more real in a way. The supernatural or otherwise danger has been figured out (to an extent), made official and accepted as a fact of life that can be safely dealt with if you're careful as per signage. It exchanges some of the overtly abstract and vague horror-for-the-sake-of-plot to make it more grounded and tangible (similar to what the better side of the SCP Foundation does) and possibly even inject a bit of levity into it - why have a cliché haunted forest when you can have a haunted forest with Forest Service information boards giving guidance on how to identify and react to its denizens and emergency contact numbers, warning notices to stay on the marked paths and within designated hours and and a bulletin board with today's forecast for supernatural activity and sunrise/sunset timings? Of course, this nullifies the premise for most horror plots of this sort so it's very rare.Outside of horror, signs are often give information in a laconic, understandable and to-the-point manner that serves well to provide essential background without the need for long-winded exposition, and provide you with a lot of wiggle room to fill in details yourselves.Also, if anyone else has any more art like that, do post it.
>>73361504Hes right tho kike.Why do the fucking jews want control over the pit?Does this have anything to do with the protocols of the elders of zion?
we really need more weird pseudohistory like this.
>>73369085Oxford comma, surely?
>>73367391Fuck you dogscape was amazing.
>>73368476Look at whats going on in the world right now. Wanting the end to come to remove all the doubt and i insecurity about the future is a perfectly human response.We had plague and unrest, next should be war or famine.
>find a gigantic underground mass of flesh>first reaction is to try to monetize itKek
>>73370061Fuck! Now I want to enter the park.
>>73369086>>73370278>eldritch beingIts god. Humanity has found god. Tue reason it has some resemblance with humans and copepods have hands is because this is the cradle of humanity.This is our god.Our creator.And we enslaved him and keep him sedated to not wake up after we failed to turn him into tourist attraction.HUMANITY FAWK YEAH!
>>73368730Honestly, if the bacteria build a big enough colony, you WILL feel that
>>73370372I actually like this "god enslaved" thing. I'm using it, actually.
I like the idea of it just being as mundane as it is made out to be. Just a weird pile of organs and flesh that was turned into a park and shut down because of an accident, no bigger purpose no bigger threat or anything. Just a weird phenomenon.
>>73359891>Age of Sigmar worldbuilding
>>73361250>the clawing and panicked screaming of a hundred lost soulsoh god oh fuck
>>73362299>CopepodsSEETHING COPEPODS BTFO
>>73362990Not a chance in hell. You couldn't pay me to venture in there. You'd have trouble getting me in at gunpoint.
>>73369890Not only that, but it frames mundane activities as horror.I mean, people go camping in areas with avalanches and bears. How is that substantially different from the Mystery Flesh Pit?
>>73370620>they can live on sunlightOh nononono the absolute state of copepods
this remind me of that SCP page where there was a gateway to other dimensions and the foundation found their alter ego and one of them was some disneyland thing
>>73370640I fully agreeHonestly the scariest part is the implication that kids get dragged to the Flesh Pit against their will by shithead parents. I think we can all recall being forced to sit through a scary, unpleasant 'vacation' by adults who refuse to admit they've made a mistake and go home.
I'm legitimately unnerved by this horror.
>>73370809Lewis and Clark Caverns, though that was just my sister, and she actually enjoyed it once we got inside.
>>73359891What the fuck is this? Is this real? I live in Canada and I have never heard of this.What the fuck is wrong with America dude... seriously
>>73370856read the thread, fucking leaf
>>73370856Yes, Anon, it is real.
>>73370856>Is this real? lolthat said, when I first saw the name Mystery Flesh Pit I thought it could be real for a few seconds until I actually read the description, like a big pit of preserved prehistoric animals or some shit
>>73370901You aren't real.
>>73370856I swear there's some sort of cultural or age related divide on the internet.Some people, the smart ones or the old ones, see something weird and fucking google it. They do some research. They put in some fucking effort and then, once they've answered their own questions, they see where things are going.But some people think the internet is one giant conversation and constantly ask basic fucking questions, as if google didn't exist. They never look shit up; they expect people to tell them everything. Spoonfed from birth, they have no reason to chew. Fuckers. You tech-illiterate, mouth-breathing, lazy-ass fuckers.
>>73368476>Do you ever notice how often people use 'comfy' to describe shit that's intended to be fucking awful?What's the archetypal 'comfy' environment? A warm cottage with a blazing fire during the winter? A steaming cup of tea on a window sill while it rains outside?Consider that these scenarios each contain something unpleasant: cold and wet external weather juxtaposed by the comfortable environment. Awfulness isn't opposed to comfiness, it's part of it. It is created out of the contrast between danger and safety. In this particular scenario you have nightmare environment that has been made 'safe'. Combined with the nostalgia element, I think it fits the pattern well enough.
>discovered in the 50'ssurprised they didn't try nuking it
>>73370938But then why do I have to pay taxes?
>>73370938Then... what am I?
>>73370996>>73371016What do you think?
>>73369851I wouldn't worry about it.
>>73359891>"anatomical amalgamation" >"tectonic carnal moans">"Lovers Squeeze passage"
>>73371026Anon, please... I want to exist. You don't know what's on the other side.I want to exist.
>>73371077Too bad, nut up and take it.
>>73359891>tfw I live in OdessaI'm scared guys.
>>73371103got any PitPics, bro?
>everyone just casually overlooking the part where it states half-dead animals and people merge together into The Thing type abominations inside the flesh pit.
>>73371268They die quickly, don't worry about it or question it.
>>73371268>desire to know more intensifies
>>73371268But anon the pamphlet said it was 'exceedingly unlikely' that we'd meet an amalgamated human.
>>73359891>Circus Clown Chymus>Chymus: the thick semifluid mass of partly digested food that is passed from the stomach to the duodenum.What the fuck does that mean?
>>73371348But anon, it's Circus Clown chymus! It must be fun and multicolored!
>>73359891>Gondola PavillionCan someone PLEASE make some gondola visits the mystery flesh pit art?also I showed the OP pic to me mum and she thought it was real before I told her the "truth" so she wouldnt lose sanity by knowing the real truth to its eldritch existence.
>>73359891Who the fuck made this? I wanna see what else they can come up with.
>>73369851holy shit how did I not notice that
>>73360080>>73370319>Your ass becomes a gateway to another world>The miniscule inhabitants of that world starts intruding your system, encroach and explore throughout your insides.
someone with an elementary-school understanding of biology spent way too much time on this>Macrobacteriafucking lel
>>73370827If this kind of stuff gets to you, I suggest watching this movie:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Borderlands_(2013_film)
>>73372262This is a perfect example of a midwit post lel
So is there any reason at all for why they decided to make this a tourist attraction? Because this feels like they made Chernobyl a nation park, but with flesh instead of radiation.
>>73371298yeah quit being a bitch, you're more likely to die in a car accident on the way to the MFP than inside it.
>>73372532You underestimate the power of money.
>>73371298All thanks to Mystery Flesh Pit National Park Protection Service personnel. Ever thought how big holes do glazers do to walls of flesh?
>>73372640>Ever thought how big holes do glazers do to walls of flesh?I think somebody needs to lay off the Ballast-fluid
>>73369146There's humanoids from The Descent in there.
>>73362406The flesh cave doesn't seem to mind.
>>73372532Chernobyl tourism is booming.https://www.thecrazytourist.com/15-best-chernobyl-tours/
>>73370061Bruh...Okay, quick lesson about cuneiform: some symbols were not meant to be pronounced, but were instead “determinatives”. These symbols indicate what type of thing the following word is meant to represent.The first cuneiform symbol on that sign is known as “Dingir”, and it indicates that the following word represents a God or other divine being.
>>73374097I recall a few years ago they started doing repairs on some of the abandoned commieblocks in town because they had deteriorated to the point of becoming unsafe for visitors. Clearly the tourism they get out of it is worth the trouble of preserving the place.
>>73373959>>73360275Notice anything strange about the Copepod's hands?
Here are some fun things your party can encounter while exploring the hidden depths of the Flesh Pit:>Remains of vacationers who wandered too far off the path and were forced to wait alone for rescue that would never come, as their flashlight batteries slowly died, using their last moments to write a goodbye message to their wife and children>The carcasses of previous expeditions into the lower depths decades ago, which have now merged together into a writhing and twitching mound of groaning flesh which is forced to live in eternal agony>Large portions of exposed bone, with intricate carvings seemingly left by ancient Indians, which give tantalizing hints regarding the distant past of the Flesh Pit, including the grotesque and vile ritual known only as “The Feast”.>A primitive race of troglodytic humanoids who are blind, with pale-translucent skin, with long limbs and an emaciated frame who survive by eating the flesh walls around them, and are extremely territorial.Any others I’m forgetting?
>>73374304The skelly hand was just remains from lunch.
>>73370941You will live to see a generation incapable of learning inherit the reins of power. The true horror of this thread
If you guys thought the flesh pit was bad, you clearly haven't experienced the horrors of the popcorn mines.
>>73359891You run Nechronica. Absolutely horrifying and body horror paired with weird mundanity and a friendly overtone? Perfect for Nechronica.
>>73359891>monetizing the dangerous supernatural cosmic horror>not nuking the everliving fuck out of it in the name of national security
>>73374412The less said about the large parasitic worms the better.
>>73370158that's not what an oxford comma is
I like how the differing opinions on whether the Pit is terrifying or comfy makes perfect sense in-universe.>Park Ranger: “And this little fella is known as an Abyssal Copepod.”>Son: “Whoooa, cool!”>Mom: “I’m sorry, am I the only one profoundly disturbed by all of this?”>Dad: “Actually, I think he looks kind of cute!”>Mom: “It is a giant parasite living inside of a sentient flesh pit! Olive, back me up on this!”>Daughter: “Ugh, I just think it’s lame. What’s so interesting about some giant bug?”Mom: “Oh come on! Nothing about this is safe!”>Park Ranger: “Well actually ma’am, this is considered one of the safest places in the entire National Park system.”>Dad: “Exactly! After all, other parks have bears and wolves and stuff. They covered all this in that IMAX film, remember?”>Park Ranger: “That’s exactly right! The fact is that Abyssal Copepods like this little guy almost never pose a threat to humans, except when they enter a state known as ‘blood frenzy’.”>Mom: “...”>Park Ranger: “And that almost never happens.”
>>73374412Other encounters:>A sudden increase in ballast fluid 'potency' sees every tourist in the Libido Pit lose their mind and revert to a primordial mating frenzy.>chaos ensues as the frenzied bathers invade the other chambers and engage in carnal acts that shamelessly violate the amniotic spa's Conduct & Consent policy, as well as the spa-goers themselves.>Naked, afraid, and armed with nothing but flashlights and ludicrously expensive towels, your party has to find away to escape. >Your party is a group of bio-spelunking mercenaries hired to covertly hunt and destroy an amalgamation bearing the still recognizable (and still screaming) faces of a missing family of tourists.>If anyone sees the beast, the park will get shut down and - more importantly - you won't get that big fat paycheck from Anodyne. So your party may have to kill any witnesses they encounter and feed them into the nearest digestive orifice. >But as you 'silence' witness after witness, your party realizes that those who die in the slippery guts of the Pit don't stay dead for long...
>>73374881>armed with nothing but flashlights and ludicrously expensive towels>LaughingEldritchAbominationFromBeyondTheVeil.jpg
>>73361145>Rally through the Mystery Flesh PitLet's go!
>>73374441>You will live to see a generation incapable of learning inherit the reins of power.I remember the last time there was a Democrat in the White House
>>73375182That's actually not a bad idea. This is just the kind of shit humananity and the general population would love (and discreetly spend a lot of work, money and risk management to make happen).
>>73375175Except instead of magic or cyberpunk you get capitalism and cumthulhu trying to invite you to live in the dark and the wet, in endless ecstasy without worry of the tomorrow you have been weaned off.
>>73374200The only other reason people go to Ukraine is the civil war.
>>73362993All I know is that it immediately reminded me of Bioshock.
It’s surprisingly hard to find artwork of biological caves, but I find it to be a great aesthetic.
>>73359891Ofc a Marriot is the first hotel there. Next is either going to a Best Western or a Holiday Inn.
>>73374146Neat!I learned something on 4chan!
Here are some more quotes from the author:>The first (widely accepted) documented reference to the Flesh Pit was found on a Sumerian tablet which chronicled travelling hazards and wonders. In the tablet, the author describes 𒀭𒄿𒋾 (roughly translated to mean “The living underworld” or “The underflesh god”) as both a physical deity and a location of both wonder and suffering. This seeming knowledge of the pit from the other side of the world has fascinated historians and raised questions about other such organisms in the fossil record, but political instability in the regions around ancient Sumer have not been conducive to large archeological investigations.>General consensus within the scientific community is split between two schools of thought:>The pit entity was delivered via meteor as a spore/seed/egg from deep space, or>The pit entity existed in hibernation in the deep oceans/underground and was awakened by the K/T meteor impact.>As of yet, neither theory has substantial enough evidence to be deemed probable. Biospeleological studies have revealed no observable sexual dimorphism of the pit, or reproductive system, or even overall biological organizational scheme for that matter. Full surveying and mapping of the pit's entire anatomy is made difficult by a variety of factors such as long-range MRI technology being in its infancy, the natural danger of the unexplored pit areas themselves, as well as reluctance of Anodyne, Inc. to devote infrastructure resources away from mining and extraction activities.
>>73376191Apparently creator is NOT shy about answering questions and supplying new information when asked.>Rather than claws or other manipulators common to arthropods, the forward major appendages of Copepods have often been compared to large, skeletal, sickly-looking arms. These appendages are unarmored and are covered in a thin, semi-translucent skin that is stretched tightly over a a bony frame consisting of two major joints and a "hand" consisting of four fingers and an opposable thumb. Though seemingly lacking in the muscle density expected for the size of the animal, the Copepods "hands" have been observed to be utilized for grasping and choking victims into unconsciousness before being dragged back to barrows for feeding. The morphological discontinuity between these arms and the rest of the biology of abyssal copepods, as well as their disturbing similarity to human arms, have been points of fascination and intense debate within the scientific community since their discovery.>It is believed that children and animals are frightened by the pit out of an instinctual fear of being eaten/consumed, but this fear isn't limited to children; many adults also begin having panic attacks once they begin to descend into the pit entry orifice. Great care has been taken in the design of the exhibits within the topside visitor center to illustrate the safety and security offered by the park's infrastructure.>The architecture of the facilities within the pit itself (the lower visitor center, trail structures, the newly-opened Marriott interpit resort, as well as the assorted Anodyne facilities, etc.) have all been carefully designed to be highly geometric and structurally expressive as a way to calm visitors and create a sense of security and familiarity.>The "only children are afraid of the pit" line is mostly a marketing gimmick from the early days of the pit's operation as a way to goad adults (mostly men) into buying an entry ticket.
>>73376253>Even before the discovery of the profound benefits of the amniotic springs, early surveyors of the pit were amazed by the now-famous "gift gardens", a profoundly curious phenomena by which brachial sacs within special air bladders of the pit were discovered to contain man-made objects and artefacts upon dissection.>Adding to this curiosity was the fact that each item harvested from within these "gift gardens" inexplicably had a deeply nostalgic/emotional/sentimental value to an individual who had entered the pit. Examples of "gifts" have included lost photos of loved ones, cherished childhood toys, to even entire automobiles and sections of houses which have had sentimental value in the lives of those who the items corresponded to. Scientists have observed that the items are "grown" within these brachial sacs via an unknown mechanism of the pit, and seem to only grow at a rate of one item for each individual enters the pit. In almost all cases, the items are grown long before an individual ever visits the pit, and are thus harvested and organized into a retail format within a visitor facility adjacent to the "gift gardens" where each visitor is drawn to one item over all others.>These two factors, in addition to the bizarre novelty of the pit itself, has drawn in countless visitors to the point requiring a continuously operating tourist venture.>No -official- numbers exist, as the Marriott interpit bath resort and the baths themselves are valued for their discretion, but it is estimated that dozens of children have been conceived within the baths over the years. No data exists on their medical status, and no births have been performed within the amniotic springs. Many visitors return for the medicinal and recreational properties of the baths to the degree that it became profitable for Marriott to develop and construct a full resort within the pit at enormous expense.
>>73375594Japanese cartoon porn has got you covered
>>73376316>dozens of children have been conceived within the baths over the yearsoh god
>>73376316>The pit contains enormous bone structures that appear to relate to some larger organizational schema, though the layout of such a schema is unknown.>After it's closure, no one from the public was allowed within 3 miles of the site. The surface buildings do exist and have been illegally visited by "urban explorers", but the pit itself has been almost completely covered over with all of the monitoring equipment and requisite machinery required to manufacture, refine and administer the anesthetic on-site.>Moat of the payouts are to victims families, though many victims are directly paid. These payments are necessary, as many of these victims still require intensive and routine medical care due to the injuries sustained during the accident.>Historically speaking, Lubbock only started growing large in the 1950s, so in the 40s, it would have been a college town with an airbase nearby. Gumption is the town nearest the flesh pit, and is absolutely tiny by comparison. I'm modeling it closely after roswell, by comparison.>The ritual grounds (prior to excavation and destruction) were comprised of three very large quartz megaliths completely covered with ancient ruinic engraving. The three megaliths sit equidistant atop a large circular stone plinth which is also inscribed with geometric glyphs. Encircling this plinth is a stepped stone amphitheater. Finally, surrounding the amphitheater are 36 large flat stones with interior faces angled such that they point downward.
>>73376434>Anodyne does have research facilities for researching tissue samples, chemical samples, conducting dissections, etc., but they are not on-site. They built a massive headquarters compound outside of DFW in the 1980s that houses their labs and offices. However, before that (during the development of the pit), it's likely that they would have had a small field-city of tents housing labs and such close to the site. Think the science base setup in "Close encounters of the Third Kind".>The Anodyne Corporation started as "Anodyne Minerals" in the 1930s. They mostly manufactured mining equipment but then moved into actual mining and processing. It is structured like a typical corporation, with three major divisions: Anodyne Deep Earth Mining, Anodyne Pharmaceuticals, and Anodyne Industrial Products. On-site, Anodyne has built a facility which refines the extracted Amniotic Ballast into a variety of consumer products. Additionally, they have a small plant which processes various other harvested Pit products such as bone slabs, tendon cordage, and packing fat.>There are no formal "security" checkpoints on the visitor side of things beyond a typical car entry-gate. Within the pit, there are several instances of pressure equalization chambers between trail sections as different components of the pit experience different ambient temperatures and pressures. The standard armament issue for Park Rangers is an AR-15/variant, though they typically do not carry these while performing routine patrol duties. Park engineers and trail technicians carry a multitool which contains an impact driver & high-strength surgical laser.>Lots of evidence suggests that there was a significant indigenous relationship with the organism. It is hypothesized by anthropologists that ancient cultures may have worshiped and even descended into the pit.
>>73376490>(Posted by a fan): The first known document of the Mystery Flesh Pit is believed to be an ancient Sumerian tablet which gives it the name "𒀭𒄿𒋾". After weeks of research I translated this cuneiform name to the best of my abilities, although the meanings and date may be wrong I am confident about the pronunciation. The first character is produced 'An' and means star, heaven, sky or god. The second character is pronounced 'I' as a vowel it doesn't appear to have a meaning. The third character is pronounced 'Ti' and means life or arrow. The characters form suggests the tablet was written around 2200BC-2500BC.>Notes: This has been translated before as "The living underworld" or "The underflesh god" however the symbol for underworld 'Kur' 𒆳 is missing 𒄿 'I' was particularly difficult to translate as it is also written as 𒋰𒐺>(Reply from the author): Correct on the pronunciation, but I'm going to be real for a minute: There's a good chance that I'll retcon the sumerian component for the book in favor of a more localized ancient heritage. I didn't even know about the clovis culture when I wrote the sign, and I think it's a much better fit for the narrative I'm building. I really don't like to do this kind of thing, but I think it will make future content better.>That said, If any experts in southwest native american history/language would like to offer any advice as I'm working on this aspect, please feel free to reach out!>Thank you! The pit proper is located about ~7mi southeast of the tiny town of Gumption, itself about a 40 minute drive south of Sweetwater off of I-20.>I mostly placed it here because I’ve grown up and continue to live in Lubbock and am decently familiar with this area, so I write what I know. I think most people picture a vast, desolate waste with oil drills already poking and prodding at ancient underground goo, so it just kind of works.
>>73376538>The Circus Clown Chymus is one of the more popular, if not somber, formations that visitors can see when taking one of the walking trail route tours. The story of how it got its name is also how the feature formed, and like most stories of performers ending up in a dark place, this one begins in 1976.>As part of an American bicentennial celebration, the traveling entertainment group Circus Gatti was scheduled to perform a daring high-wire stunt show directly above the then under-reinforced entry orifice. During the performance, several chimpanzees, which had been scheduled to perform, became panicked to the point of disrupting an ongoing routine by a troupe of clown stunts-people.>While the soft flesh of the pit throat cushioned the performers fall, an unexpected stretching of the moisture crops allowed them to slide down into a then-unreinforced area of the pit.>Rescue personnel were able to locate the performers inside a digestive sac a few hours later, but by that time, all 50 stunts-people had already begun being digested by the pit. Rescue personnel cut them out, correctly guessing that many were still alive. An experimental antacid spray was discharged on top of the gooey, shrieking mound, but it was too late.>Instead of reducing the acidic effects on the partially-digested bodies of the performers, the experimental compound flash-calcified into the “Circus Clown Chymus” formation that appears on the trail today.>The unique geobiography of the Mystery Flesh Pit made it a novel and unique venue for a variety of sporting activities. In addition to marathons, a few off-road racing events were held on the grounds and even within sections of the pit's anatomy. Though regulations enacted in 2003 put an end to these activities, the one-of-a-kind challenge presented by the “Cartlidge Circuit” is still fondly remembered by professional drivers around the world.
>>73376592>An article from the June 1995 issue of Popular Science which briefly talks about the mid-90s renovations & upgrades to the control systems of the* Mystery Flesh Pit.* For the time, this control facility was state of the art, and remained more or less unchanged until the eventual catastrophic system failure which resulted in the closure of the park, and a tremendous loss of human life. During the events of the 2007 tragedy, the third shift crew bravely stayed within the control room to attempt rescue aid at the cost of their own lives.> https://m.soundcloud.com/user-487194147/audio-entering-lower-vistorcenter/s-XotFP>Here is the [link] to the soundcloud with the visitor center audio recording.>As for making "authentic" sounds, it depends on what kind of sound you are wanting to make.>For the sounds of the pit itself, imagine the sounds of a very large animal, such as a whale, combined with the sounds of plate tectonics, glacier fracturing, etc. It's a very large organism, so the sounds it makes will be very very deep and sustained. Try combining these with heartbeat sounds, fluid movement (think blood or the sound your stomach makes) as well as creaks and "breaks" from cartilage and bone movements; imagine your knuckles cracking, but on a continental scale.>Miscellaneous environmental sounds from within the Pit will include the above pit noise, plus the distant sound of mining activity, electrical hums from trail lights, ventilator fans, radio chatter from park rangers, the talking of guest groups, and maybe even P.A. announcements.> There are no natural light sources within the pit, so all lighting must be brought in.>Many trails are completely enclosed in steel & glass and contain built-in lighting, but less developed trails have fixtures embedded into the surrounding flesh where needed.
>>73375594Using this as an excuse to post meatscapes.
>>73376663>(Posted by a fan): Have you ever played Anodyne: return to dust? It's a game about shrinking down and entering creatures to fight/clean a corruption/disease. Is that where the name for the company came from?>(Reply from the creator): No, I learned that "Anodyne" means both "passive" and "painkiller", and it sounded like a "corporate" name, so that's what I went with. Interesting coincidence, though!>I paint in broad strokes, and I definitely have much more of it thought out now than when I made the first poster. I try to use the "show, don't tell" philosophy when making this stuff, but I do have a fairly solid idea of what it is.>The idea is that this thing is a subterranean organism that has grown colossal over hundreds of thousands of years by subsisting on underground hydrocarbon deposits, as well as brief feeding periods every few hundred years or so. In the prehistoric past it was much smaller, ambulatory and amphibious, and consumed live prey with a greater degree of regularity. This is not to say that it is no longer ambulatory; it has merely been in a sort of "hibernation" state for the past ten thousand years or so. However, the recent influx of "live" prey (visitors and stray surface fauna) combined with siphoning of its primary hydrocarbon food stores by the petrol industry were two of the major three factors which led to it "waking up" in 2007 before it was tranquilized.>(Posted by a fan): Is this the first time you've talked about the reason for the closure? >(Reply from the author): I believe so, yes, at least in this kind of detail. I want to explore it further but am working out the details of the best way to do it. My initial idea was some kind of disaster investigation report from the DOI or the Bureau of Mines
>>73374412>>A primitive race of troglodytic humanoids who are blind, with pale-translucent skin, with long limbs and an emaciated frame who survive by eating the flesh walls around them, and are extremely territorial.Aaaaand with this the comfy feeling is gone.Why did you have to go and remind me of that movie anon. Why.
>>73376903>What stopped the surveys from going further?>Days of rigorous climbing/crawling/reinforcing and constantly having to fight against a surrounding of living, breathing flesh in 98degF heat, high humidity and pitch darkness requires a lot of equipment.>A major challenge was simply getting supplies and gear any deeper without some kind of supply >The discovery of the pit brought a tremendous interest in gaining as much information about it as possible, and the dangerous business of exploring the pit was made extremely lucrative by Anodyne. Plenty of young men found it much more exciting than working as roughnecks in the surrounding oilfields, and much of the pit was mapped in short order.>Inter-pit surveying technology greatly matured after the computer-aided survey in 1980, with surveys being gradually updated in small portions. As of 2020, the 1974 survey represents approx. ~38% of the total surveyed extent of the pit.>I will say what it isn't: It's not a giant human/humanoid, or any kind of "giant" version of an animal. It is not magic, nor is it extra-dimensional.
>>73377049>(Post from a fan): There must be something ... not quite traumatic but ... yeah, traumatic about the way people got around in the MFP before this vehicle was developed. Crawling through the humid, gooey tunnels, pressed on all sides like toothpaste in a tube, emerging forth into one of the open chambers, sticky and dripping with strange fluids. It was a rebirth. The Pit is Mother now, and one must protect Mother. Naturally, that sort of ... attitude ... was not conducive to profits. This vehicle neatly avoids the peculiar intimacy evoked by direct manual travel.>(Reply from the author): Jesus, this is why everyone thinks this is a goddamn vore fetish thing lmao.>Many guests do find "freeclimbing" to be an enormously rewarding if not challenging experience, which is why park management decided to keep such trails underdeveloped. Most tourists are content to remain dry and comfortable within the many fully enclosed trails and exhibits. With the new AmbulaTour™ ticket option, guests are now able to tour the deeper areas of the pit in complete luxury aboard an amphibious guide vessel.>(Regarding the Park Ranger Utility Vehicle): The outer profile is designed to be symmetrical, though the vehicle is not. The rear "pod" contains the engine and fuel tank, while the front "pod" is equipped with cargo & equipment storage. While the cab cannot rotate, any skilled driver is able to operate the vehicle just as effectively in reverse as they are able to forwards.>Toy versions of the vehicles have been one of the best selling items in the visitor center gift shop for years. There were some experiments with electric vehicles in the 90s, but the existing network of fuel stations, as well as the torque and power offered by diesel, ensure that the mining infrastructure within the park (and consequently the tourism infrastructure) will remain diesel for the foreseeable future.
>>73377129>Remember that, in the 1980s, high torque electric motors were not as commercially mature as they are now! Plus, having been modified from the Grumman LLV, the IAVs already had a proud fossil fuel lineage from the parcel delivery industry.>(Post from a fan): Wouldn't the diesel gases build up inside the park, having some not so desirable results on the living flesh and visitors? >(Reply from the creator): Yes! Though the pit has been observed to be capable of self-cleaning, increased industrial activity has forced engineers to install an extensive HVAC network designed to clear out exhaust fumes, while also conditioning the air within parts of the pit to more comfortable temperatures and humidities. Many in the scientific community, however, note that the increased airflow in areas not normally exposed to air has led to anatomical systems of the pit "drying out" and becoming irritated.>Reptile, Avian, Amphibian and Mammal species all seem to show an intense and specific aversion to the pit when brought near it. The on-site kennel is notorious for the constant yelping of panic stricken pets.>There were lots of protests when the pit initially opened, mostly from fundamentalist groups. Many of the more ecologically-focused protests died down when the extraction drilling stopped in the late 1980s. After 9/11 it became small peanuts and all but the diehards stopped caring about it.>There are drilling activities within the park as well as blasting through bone or cartilage where necessary for infrastructure installation. It is a controlled process in well-surveyed areas where alternatives don’t exist. Trail building is a more discovery oriented approach where preserving the natural structure of the Mystery Flesh Pit is desired. It’s also a lot fuckin’ cheaper.
>>73370942My man here totally gets it.Honestly cozy (cosmic) horror should be a genre
>>73377403>Park rangers are some of the most iconic and visual representations of the National Park Service. Within the context of the Mystery Flesh Pit, they serve a myriad of roles and can be described as wide generalists. Park rangers give visitors guided tours of interesting or normally inaccessible areas within the anatomy of the flesh pit, and are present to answer questions about the pit itself.>Park rangers also share in the responsibility of being first responders, conducting search and rescue operations of visitors who have wandered too far from designated trails or who have accidentally fallen or been pulled into undeveloped organs or anatomical systems of the park.>Overall, an assignment to the Mystery Flesh Pit is a difficult but rewarding tour requiring an adventuresome spirit, a strong stomach, and a diminished fear of being eaten alive.>Until the point of the failure, the pit had been demonstrably shown to be safe and well-reinforced. The nature of the resources harvested from within the organism were of such universal benefit that the perceived dangers seemed small by comparison.>It was hundreds of very small mistakes and accidents which ultimately led to the pit briefly entering a dormant state, swallowing every person within its anatomy. The pit has since been restrained, but not without enormous environmental casualty to the surrounding region.>The surface orifice is closer to an open wound than a mouth. Park officials fight a constant battle between preventing large scale infection of the opening, and ensuring the orifice does not heal and possibly damage the entrance gantry shaft. It has immune defenses near the now-festering orifice, but it might not be aware of the surface world at all.
>>73360363The fact that they have hands makes them a lot more freaky than just being giant insectoids.
>>73375138>I rolled a crit!>Oooh, right in the nuts!
>>73377686It's amazing how many ways advertising can call things hand without actually saying the word 'hand'.
Kraut reported in:The longer I read information about the meat pit, the more questions I have.>A prehistoric whale carcass.Correct me please, but i thought that this region of Texas was since the mesozoic above the sea level. How the heck can be there a whale inside?Either this thing can move for a quite long distance, or it is mindbowling big. Dont know what is more scary.>>New Cochlear growthSo nobody bother about the case that this thing form earlike organs, although this is a sign that it react to his new environment ?>Undeveloped Ballast Bulb>Visitors are encouraged to … crawling into the bulb orifce. So they offer literally vore as a experience?... ... just one point: They must have the world best lawyers to can open advertising such a thing. Also, how is such a park possible in the bible belt? They write it can be spirtual harmful. Heck they even offer wierd "sexmagic", inside a creature who i doubt its discribed in the genesisWhy is there no movment to kill or atleast bury it? What would said the national preachers?On the other side: Where are the New-Age / native american cults who worship/try to free her Mother Gaia?… such a wonderful strange world
>>73377573>which ultimately led to the pit briefly entering a dormant state, swallowing every person within its anatomy.Fuck
>>73377980You worry too much. Come with us and bathe in the pools. It's so relaxing and sensual. You'll feel great afterwards. All your worries will be washed away. Trust me you'll love it! Join us Anon. Just us in the flessshhhh
>>73376592i do not have an appropriate image to convey the fear, revulsion, and general-pants-shitting feeling this gives me
>>73377980I wouldn't worry about it.
>>73378105The fact it's considered an attraction is especially concerning.
>>73363818Nah, in this case I think it's caustic bifurcation like, they will bifurcate you - split you in two - using acidic secretions.
>>73368476The Inverse Rule of Comfy states that the level of comfiness you experience in a given place is inversely proportional to the suffering going on around it.Sitting around a campfire with your boys is comfy.Sitting around a campfire with your boys in a fortified encampment while mutants yowl and gibber in the dark wilds beyond is extra comfy.
>>73378461I imagine its kinda like the dead people on Everest that they use as landmarks. Morbid, but unavoidable.
>>73374146Damnit! I came here to say exactly this, and was beaten to the punch.
>>73378557except these ones were avoidablethey were preserved and left there on purpose
Isn't the Mystery Flesh Pit real? I swear I've heard of it one time, and not on the Internet.
>>73378554ThisSitting in bed under a warm blanket is comfySitting in bed under a warm blanket during a thermonuclear exchange is extra comfy
>>73378661And given that it's in a National Park, there is definitely a sign that says "Please do not break pieces off the Circus Clown Chymus"
>>73378671It's as real as that dancing cat bro
>>73378849I distinctly remember it. Not like this material describes, though. But something similarly named.
>>73370642This is exactly my take-away.The flesh pit exposes the absurd horror of wilderness camping for what it is by giving us an outside perspective.
>>73362993It would only last 3 or 4 sessions
Excellent creative work here
>>73370555>AoS Worldbuildingnah, there's some actual creativity on display here
>>73369890>>73370735It's very much got the same type of vibe as one of the (unfortunately, rare) times that SCP was good.
>>73359891I take my copy of City of Brass and use the Minaret of Screams as a basis for the game.
>>73374546I think it's probably best to nuke oxford, just to be safe.
>>73375222did you forget your hook and line at home? you're not going to catch anything just by chucking a can of nightcrawlers in to the middle of the pond. that's not how this works.
>>73378964That sounds fine to me. Not every game has to last years with huge arching plots.
>>73377980>Also, how is such a park possible in the bible belt?Anything is possible with the right financial incentives.The flesh pit provides tourism income and employment.
>ITT worldbuilers in biology classare there any backpacking trails within the Mystery Flesh Pit?
>>73378093Is this image doctored in any way?
Why is biological stuff so disturbing? Having a "you cannot comprehend" abomination is scary, but having a shambling mass of flesh and organs is worse.
>>73379303Because any of our monkey ancestors that didn't fear carcasses either got eaten by the thing that made them or died of diseases from hanging around rotten meat
>>73379303the stuff that ought to be securely inside you is now outside you and all over the placefor instance, try swallowing your spit. nothing special there, right? now spit into a cup and drink it. you'll probably find that kinda gross, or at least be more reluctant to do so. inside stuff should stay inside.
>>73378554This needs to be codified and printed, I never thought of this before.>>73379058Here’s a humorous incident I found: someone had reposted some of this material, and the original author went there to post “lol this just looks like a scp ripoff”
>>73361250I'm guessing this means he will never actually describe the 2007 event, only allude to it.
>>73361527This is to Stranger Things as Asimov is to Star Trek
>>73370809This whole thing reminds me of going to Niagara falls, and I'm 100% certain that either that or the Grand Canyon inspired this whole project.As for Niagara, everything matches up with this.Like, in the same breath that they're telling you a thousand safety precautions and rules you must follow to stay alive due to the inherent dangers of walking on a long, narrow foot-bridge over raging rapids and one of the biggest waterfalls in the world, how one minor slip or weakening of the structures could result in someone's/everyone's terrifying fall to their assured deaths, they finish up the lecture with a plastic smile, mentioning how it's all perfectly safe, that accidents almost never happen, and they've established all the greatest safety measures and supports that money can buy, so you have nothing to worry about.It sure as fuck doesn't do anything to mitigate that feeling of "oh fuck" when you first step onto that little bridge and look down at certain death, especially when you're a little kid, and the gaps between those "safety rails" on the bridge are just big enough for you to easily slip through if the VERY WET bridge somehow causes you to lose your footing. Kids crying in fear, being dragged or carried across that bridge by their frustrated parents (because WE ARE GOING ACROSS THIS BRIDGE THEY SAID IT WAS SAFE WE PAID TOO MUCH MONEY FOR THIS VACATION JUST TO STAY HERE AND NOT PARTICIPATE), was a common sight. Kids naturally have a sense of apprehension when faced with the scornful fury of nature, while parents have a lifetime of indoctrination to inherently "trust society" when it comes to, well, anything they're told often enough to trust. I remember my parents saying things like "Isn't it beautiful?" and "Wow, so magnificent and breathtaking!" and I just had to take their word for it because my eyes were shut tight while death-gripping their hands until we made it back to solid land.
>>73376316>industrialized Gift GardenMy sides
>>73379925This is a strikingly beautiful post.
>>73377049>It is not magic, nor is it extra-dimensionalClearly false, considering the gift gardens and the fear field
>>73378551Well that makes little sense, because why only split into two? Like no animal "splits into two" anything.If they had acid for that they would most likely just attack and dissolve you in general.Also remember that they are bacteria so we do know that they have to split themselves into two to propagate the species.
So the Copepodes are Natives who got trapped in the pit and evolved to live it it over the generations, right?
>>73380329that's my guess
>>73370809>I don't want to climb into to digestive gullet>Stop being such a big baby
>>73380221Psychic Powers are science. I know this because they are in scifi stories and not fantasy.
>>73379218The unguided tours section seems to imply that some of the longer routes could take several days/hours to traverse. Also a few sections mention fucking unsupervised camping, so I'd imagine you could stay in the park for a few days to a week before you start getting places that you can't go any farther without specialized equipment
I really love this, but I think maybe it’s missing something. A sort of “personal touch”.Have you noticed that many instances of worldbuilding incorporate important historical figures and other characters? This one curiously has entirely avoided mentioning any key scientists, executives, or explorers involved in the MFP by name.I think that could potentially really give the readers something to latch on to. What do you think?
Shouldn't it be possible to estimate the organism's total size abd shape using existing tech?
>>73380421>I know this because they are in sci-fi storiesback in the heyday of science fiction, psychic powers and levels of consciousness and all that jazz were considered about as plausible as faster-than-light travel- enough that the US government was willing to throw some money at the Jedi programPlus there was a lot of overlap between the authors and the new-age movement
The idea that they would commercialize some unknow giant organism is really hilarious. I wonder how many tourist who decided to wander off the beaten path ended up getting digested in horrific ways.
>>73370043>someone wants to make money>JEWS>GOTTA BE THE FUCKING KIKES BRO>FUCKIN JEWS AM I RIGHTdont you ever get tired of the same old gag? no? yeah no i didnt think so drone
>>73380527Depends on just how big it actually is, but you could get very precise "images" of it using geological sonar and shaped charges. That system has been used to accurately image ancient buried rubble without disturbing it through excavation before.
>>73380690Yeah, that's what I meant. You can handwave away scanning the insides due to the psycho-eldritch disruption, but unless we are going to a level of ''it doesn't allow humans to think of comprehending it'', the total size should easily be discovered.
>>73380471>incorporate important historical figures>resort in a sexpit>was in operation during the Clinton presidency
>>73380329NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT.If you had bothered read the official documentation from the park and listened to the tour guides, you would know that any similarities to humanoid anatomy is only superficial.Is it strange that some of the sounds made by copepods sound similar to the words for “pain” and “kill” in the native Dene languages? Okay, yes. Sure. But it is a coincidence and nothing more.And I’m tired of hearing about how dna studies have been inconclusive. The doctors have confirmed that those false-positives were just a case of cross-contamination, period.
>>73377447>>73370942>>73368476That isn't 'comfy', it's basic thematic juxtaposition and you only need to know what to call it if you are making it or if you are offering a structured critique of it.This internet obsession of all things having a conclusive label to file them before you are done thinking about them, combined with the abject refusal to even try and think about whether there is already a useful and meaningful label if you need one, is why we have stupid shit like TVTropes and why newly-invented descriptive terms have lifespans measured in meagre years.This thing is not 'comfy'. It's built from distorted homeliness, and homeliness is the main trait identified by comfy, but it explicitly undercuts the feeling of homelinesss by juxtaposition to the surreal and to violent terminology to create horror through discomfort. Using 'comfy' to describe something literally built to be uncomfortable only serves to self-identify as too ignorant to understanding basic descriptive terms, too lazy to correct this ignorance, and too easy-fixated to let something you cannot label accurately go unlabelled.
>>73380910The fuck is that
>>733808600.05 Anodyne funbux have been deposited in your account
>>73371044:Grover starts* smiling:
>>73380471One of the documents mentions one of the early explorers and another the director of operations. The format of the stuff so far; being promotional material, exposition documents and QnA doesn't really lend itself to name-dropping a lot of people or creating characters, and those that are simply remain names for the most part. Characters would be better done via more personal stories, which there is much opportunity for here.
>>73380947A model of mantle plumes within the Earth, each of those branches shooting off the Earth's core is a continent-sized plume of superheated rock which is rising up through the cooler mantle rock around it. Many cool and are recirculated to the Core before ever reaching the outer plates of the Earth, but the largest ones end up resting up against the bottom of the crust, pushing through to eventually form supervolcanos like Yellowstone or Toba, and very rarely one will form a Basalt Flood ultravolcano which generally extinguishes most of Earth's life whenever it finally erupts. Iceland's is one of the youngest and I'd bet it will be the one to go off next, luckily the mean time between basalt flood eruptions is I think something like tens to hundreds of millions of years.
>>73380471You could shop a collage of presidents visting the park.
>>73376941was it that shitty movie with the two teenage girls that was based on ted the caver?
>>73381122>Bill Clinton gets caught in the amniotic springs Libidio Bath with Monica
>>73376941What movie? It only reminded me of that one lovercraft story
>>73381154wat.no it was this>>73381165
>>73376941Dude that movie is hilarious. My friends and I could never take it seriously after the early jump-scare of her walking out onto the patio and imagining another truck full of rebar yeeting her in the face. We'd expect every moment of tension to suddenly have it and she'd wake up from another dream.Come to think of it I fucking hate "it was just a dream" unless it's at the very end of a film (which is bad in itself). That anime about the idol and the stalker, perfect blue or la blue girl or yeah it's perfect blue. It kept doing the "It was just a dream" in such succession it was mind numbing
>>73381277I think it was the scariest shit i had ever seen pretty much.
>>73362993Starbound has flesh biomes on some planets that are probably inspired by the flesh pits.
>>73380890it's pretty comfy tho tbqh
>>73380471>>73381006The impersonality is critical to the tone.Throwing too many names around would lead to narratives surrounding the names, rather than the flesh pit itself. The pit is the only character that matters.I think personal statements would inevitably lead to someone (in universe) remarking on how strange the pit is, which undermines the unsettling feeling of all the material promoting the pit as nothing more than a normal, natural - albeit exotic - occurrence. The idea of turning it into a park sells the feeling that the pit is so normal it's commercialized.You could maybe pull it off with something like a fake twitter of a park worker, but I think that still grounds it too much in modernity and isn't appropriate for the flesh pit. The emulation of 80s/90s promo material is really good at forcing a mental double take.The pit is literally an "uncanny valley".
>>73380527Assuming it's roughly spherical, I'd say the minimum bound is about 10km in diameter. It could be anywhere up to 50km thick, unless the creature extends into the Mohorovičić.Of course, the creature could also just be very flat, with the entry-orifice being a "bump" on the surface of a relatively flat creature that extends for tens of kilometers around
>>73380890It's a family vacation filled with minor horror elements and some existential dread. So pretty much just a normal cozy family vacation.
>>73381156>Asked about recreational fluid use >I did not inhale
>>73380947>>73381041I’ll tell you what it’s NOT. It’s NOT tendrils of The Great One who slumbers beneath us, who has awakened in the past, 70,000 years ago, consuming every human except for roughly 1000 individuals, in what has become known as the “Toba Bottleneck”. To be clear that is NOT what it is.
>>73379925>>73380072To top it all off, one time, back in the early-mid 1900s, the Niagara Falls Bridge collapsed.So you also go onto this bridge with the knowledge that it failed once already.Fun for kids!
>>73381122Oh my fucking god, a fucking conspiracy theory tying together presidents and Jeffrey Epstein and the Illuminati with the Mystery Flesh Pit! This is the best idea I’ve ever heard.>>73381357Yeah, you might be right actually.
>>73381434Hey Anon, didn't you read the sign? Park rules explicitly state that while it is in theory entirely safe to do so, visitors are still strongly cautioned NOT to mention one of the thousand names of the Great Devonian God. Obviously our primary concern is merely to preserve the comfort of other guests, this is CERTAINLY NOT because it may interpret the name as a summons and arise from it's 200 million year slumber to yet again consume all life on Earth in an orgy of fire and madness.
>>73362870>>73368476it has the 80s thriller movie feel. specifically the book and film Jurassic park
>>73381041The Iceland plume already went through its flood basalt phase, forming the North Atlantic Large Igneous Province around 55-60Mya and helping along the final breakup of Laurasia. You typically get flood basalts when the plume head first strikes the base of the crust with a big burst of heat, and after this phase it settles down into more regular hotpot activity. Flood basalt events are not uncommon features of hotspot emplacement and most don't cause mass extinctions, and the overwhelming majority of hotspots are too weak to produce anything more than a few small, scattered volcanoes with only a handful of supervolcanoes being associated with those on land. Funfact for Europeans, there's a hotspot lurking under Germany that pops off after every ice age with eruptions the size of Mt. Pinatubo.
>>73369699>be me >relaxing on flesh pit beach>get drunk>kick off sandels>decide to pour one out for the pit that made my vacation possible>collapse happens>have to run 10 miles on barefoot rocks back to the parking lot before tentacles get me
>>73381277Perfect Blue was not a dream at any point in the story, the victim was being caught up in the psychotic delusions of two different crazies, her manager and the ugly fanboy she was manipulating.
>>73380360This is my favorite narrative element about this.It evokes that exact same fear of entering something your mind interprets as DANGEROUS (roller coaster, waterslide, etc.), while social pressures compound around you, friends tease you, and the long line behind you grows impatient and frustrated with you, and it's NORMAL not to be scared, so you feel like the only sane person in a crazy world, but, weak-kneed and sweating, you are forced to willingly step into the mouth of madness regardless. Hope this isn't the one time that the little safety bar comes unbolted or breaks the latch! Hope those creaking support beams hold out this time! That snaggle-toothed inbred carny said it was safe, he sure looks like a professional engineer!
>>73381198The Descent is horror kino. The bar's not very high for the genre but it's legitimately good film and the last 90 seconds don't change that. There wasn't even a tweest.
>>73374412>the insane former park ranger who aimlessly wanders the flesh pits deeper levels and hunts for tourists to feast upon. he has carved dozens of protective runes into his skins so the copepods dont bother himjust kidding its only an urban legend made to scare boy scouts like the beaver shark. right?
>>73381795>just kidding its only an urban legend made to scare boy scouts like the beaver shark. right?Hah, the one my troop used on us was Old Red Eye. One of the ASM's actually snuck off into the forest with his headlight that had a red LED function to fuck with us.
>>73381795>he doesnt believe in the beaver shark
>>73380527You would probably be able to make a pretty good estimate of the lateral extent of the thing, using existing oil and mineral exploration techniques. Depth on the other hand would have been hard, assuming vats of acid and critters made geoprobing impractical.
>>73362990Of course, gotta get that park stamp.
Requesting trashy tabloid pictures of washed up 90's stars caught up in amniotic bath scandals. Perhaps the amniotic fluid has an adverse, mutative reaction to plastic surgery/implants?
>>73381786The Descent got me to realise that I just don't like horror movies.The concept of a movie about caving with ghouls is smack bang in the middle of my personal preferences. But all the horror movie tropes just left me cold.
>>73381523>>73381122That could be interesting, but if you want to preserve the tone that makes this thing actually interesting, the outcome would have to be that there was some weird sex things going on but that there was nothing illegal or creepy about it, just excessive and potentially damaging to the president thanks to the USs sexual puritanism.
>>73381923Don't be silly. Something so natural and fat-free couldn't be bad for you.
>>73382030>nothing illegal or creepy about itWell no more creepy than mundane weird but legal sex things are anyway.
>>73381826>>73381795>>73381526>>73381434Ease off. The thing that makes this not shit is that it uses actual corporate language to dance around the morally-troubling issues and ambiguous threats. Unsubtle references to explicit supernatural facts spoil the tone and undermine the most positive element.
>>73381676shut up nerd
>>73382008>>73381786it was super effective. the perfect horror.i liked the last few seconds especially because it was all so shit.i hate it
>>73381357Point conceded.Also, we're way past bump limit and I'm not sure anyone even noticed. Was an interesting thread.
>>73382030Oh absolutely. The thing that makes it so funny to me is that it’s one of those absurd modern conspiracy theories that sees evil connections everywhere... and yet this enormous fleshy hellpit only figures in incidentally and isn’t depicted as innately disturbing.>>73382067Yeah, you’re probably right.The fact is that it’s not just the concept that is good in this situation, it’s also the presentation itself.I will take your advice to heart and moving forward I’ll avoid diluting the narrative with my own fantasies.
>>73382422I'll make a new one unless someone else wants to.
>>73382477New thread. >>73382566
>>73381795Hah hah, very funny Anon.Yes, I went to Mystery Flesh Pit summer camp as well, and I heard all the urban legends. I suppose you’re going to tell us about how the macrobacteria got into the water pipes and then when you drink from the water fountains the macrobacteria get into your blood stream and begin consuming your body from the inside out and blah blah blah- you all know that old story, no reason to rehash it.
>>73382019Well, there it is; by far the creepiest thing posted in this thread so far.