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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:23 PM
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Poll question: Poe or Lovecraft?

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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:25 PM
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1. Poe!
Without a doubt. He invented the mystery story. He wrote beautiful, haunting stories and poems. Lovecraft is fun, but Poe is art.
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specter Donating Member (788 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:25 PM
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2. POE
Rocks!!
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markbark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:26 PM
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3. Lovecraft is fine,
.... but if you REALLY want creepy, George RR Martin's "Sandkings" has no peer.


--MAB
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:30 PM
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4. Sandkings never creeped me out, but I love
The Song of Ice and Fire series by Martin.
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markbark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-04 08:21 PM
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9. Perhaps I found Sandkings so creepy
because I'm a confirmed "bugophobe"


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Hemprus Donating Member (201 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:33 PM
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5. Lovecraft
had more imagination in what haunts you in your dreams. Its the unknown wet oozing dark unseen thing around the corner. He used your own mind against you. I love Poe also, but Lovecraft scared me. Poe was more like fun with the poems. Poe's stories were great, so I can't really say anything bas about him. I wrote an essay on him in college and researched a lot of his history. Lovecraft just gave me the creeps when I read his stuff.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:35 PM
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6. Poe invented the modern horror story and the modern detective story
Lovecraft wouldn't exist without him.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:37 PM
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7. Poe although
I think Lovecraft's work betrays a deeper and more intriguing imagination.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:54 PM
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8. Lovecraft Took it to a New Level
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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-04 08:32 PM
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10. Lovecraft
"Dream in the Witch House", "Shadow Over Innsmouth", "The Hound" and so many others. Poe was great, but Lovecraft's horror stories were much better.
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