This is making me itch to finally play one of the however many copies of this I have. Too bad I'm only just knee-deep in Wasteland 2 because I still need to take Wiz8 off of my CRPG checklist. I took 7 off a year or two ago and it's only expected that I experience the hellish abyss of Arnika Road for myself.
Not gonna lie, the best thing about that Charles Dexter Ward game is the Charles model looks exactly like H.P. Lovecraft. Which is great since CDW is probably the most self-insertion Lovecraft ever did.
Then I kept reading about it and S.T. Joshi is doing advisory work, and then I remembered where Agustin Cordes' name was so familiar - I loved Scratches (also I've got the reading comprehension of a seven year old apparently because Patrick put it right the fuck there). Suddenly this game seems really fucking cool to me, and I'm always struggling to figure out if The Case... is my favorite Lovecraft or not so now I'm putting money into this thing.
Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is awesome. It's terrible, and one of the easiest games I've ever played, but fucking-A it's great
I'll admit that a lot of brutal death metal is just immature, misogynistic, dreadfully composed garbage. But man, you go to a Defeated Sanity or Devourment show and try to act chill in that atmosphere. I've never had more fun than going to see a bunch of terrible NYDM bands open for Dying Fetus a few years ago. So much fun, even though a ton of the people in that scene are the worst human beings possible. Glad that the majority of the musicians involved are just normal dudes, but the fans can be dumpster dwelling anti-humans.
Gonna agree with the people that have said Supernatural, but based on your disdain for monster of the week stuff Season 1 may be a little difficult to get through. S2-5 are really the highlights of the series where the characters really get fleshed out, the mythology becomes more than just slightly altered real-life analogues, and the writing stays fairly good consistently and throughout 2-5. Season 6 is where the show started to lose me a little bit, but that was still all right (man I would have killed for the Season 5 finale to be the series finale, holy shit). After S7-9 is just a shitshow and so hit or miss that I can't really get behind it.
I won't say I didn't enjoy those seasons in the moment but afterwards and when I started thinking about some of the episodes in them I realized they just don't hold up against the early stuff.