Victorians – Ask Lovecraft

In which we make a few recommendations.

About AskLovecraft

In which celebrated and dead author HP Lovecraft offers his advice on such diverse topics as love, finance, cooking, and personal hygiene.


  1. You do know what his dad died of right?

  2. I feel a bit like I’m stalking here since I’ve commented on YouTube, Facebook, and even reblogged on Tumblr. But it is MY question he answered and it makes me very happy.

    To be fair to YouTube’s algorithm it wasn’t just “creepy” Victorian images. It was stuff from the 1920s & 1930s as well. Especially silent movies. And I just couldn’t see why the video makers of these “Top Ten Creepy” blah blah blahs found them creepy. I was quite impressed by the practical effects for things like a scientist inflating and deflating a disembodied clone of his own head. Something that nowadays we’d just automatically CGI without even considering using practical effects. (Unless you’re a member of Channel Awesome.)

    Later it started recommending countdowns for “creepy” things more from the years 1970s-2000s. 1970s ones usually being ads for Love’s Baby Soft, which ARE creepy with their heavy pedophilic tones. But I swear if I see one more countdown who contains “I Feel Fantastic” or “Obey The Walrus” and only mention the myths rather than truth I’m going to scream.

    I know that the recommendations are based on something I watched, however these particular ones started appearing immediately after subscribing to to Ask Lovecraft’s YouTube channel, so I figured that had something to do with it.

    • It is weird science, I watched a bunch of Warhammer 40K videos in a couple days an suddenly the movie reviewer Filmbrain has taken up a lot of the YouTube recommend list even the only connection is made by British people.

      • Yeah, some of the videos I get recommended just make me sit there and wonder why. First after subscribing it was these “creepy” videos. Then suddenly it was pimple popping ones. (Though I actually do like those and ended up subscribing to Dr. Sandra Lee’s channel.) Then suddenly it was ghost hunting (subscribed to a few of those channels too) and exploring abandoned mines. Now it’s Adam The Woo and This Is Dan Bell as well as videos of “Neighbors From Hell.”

        It’s kind of a strange process.

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