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Thu Nov 14, 2013, 03:39 PM

Any Lovecraft fans here?

I know Lovecraft is more horror than fantasy, but this is the closest thing we have to a horror group so I thought I'd ask and see if there were any Lovecraft fans here. I recently bought his complete works from Barnes and Nobles for $20 and I'm working my way through the Cthulhu Mythos.

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Reply Any Lovecraft fans here? (Original post)
white_wolf Nov 2013 OP
getting old in mke Nov 2013 #1
flying rabbit Dec 2013 #2
getting old in mke Dec 2013 #3
flying rabbit Dec 2013 #4
Iggo Jan 2014 #6
aint_no_life_nowhere Jan 2014 #5
Aristus Feb 2014 #7
Stryst May 2014 #8
LongTomH Sep 2014 #9
AmyStrange Aug 2020 #12
Fyrefox Aug 2019 #10
AmyStrange Aug 2020 #11

Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2013, 08:36 PM

1. May you have a squamous evening

filled with gibbering horrors.

If the intensity gets too much, take a comic break with Tintin..."Tintin in Innsmouth"

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 11:30 PM

2. Yes, best read in the dim lght

with a storm howling outside. A true master.

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Response to flying rabbit (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 02:53 PM

3. "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"

Well, that was up until last year.

Then he upgraded to a smart phone and the alarm on it is working wonders for him...

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Response to getting old in mke (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 09:44 PM

4. I don't know if giving him an alarm is such a good idea...

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Response to getting old in mke (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 09:29 PM

6. He awakens?

*gulp*

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 03:42 PM

5. I've read a few of his stories

At The Mountains Of Madness, The Doom that Came To Sarnath, and The Dunwich Horror. I'm a fan and would eventually like to read his complete works. I like the horror/fantasy writers of that period just before and after the turn of the 20th century. My favorite, because of his exquisite English prose and atmospheric horror is M.R. James and I also like Edward Plunkett (aka Lord Dunsany) and Algernon Blackwood. Blackwood's story The Doll (turned into an episode of Night Gallery some years ago) is truly horrific.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 12:20 PM

7. I just recently purchased the same omnibus volume that white wolf bought at B&N.

I was fascinated by the short story "The Doom that Came To Sarnath". It read almost like Tolkien; like a lost chapter of The Silmarillion.

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 02:32 AM

8. The Whisperer in Darkness

Is probably my favorite Lovecraft story. I really like his style, even if his opinions on race were fairly toxic.

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Response to Stryst (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 02:46 PM

9. Even his fans have to admit: He was extremely racist and xenophobic, even more so.......

.......than most gentlemen of his class and time.

It's OK to admit that H.P. Lovecraft was racist.

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Response to Stryst (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 08:07 PM

12. I never judge an artist's work by their personal beliefs...

 

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unless it presents itself in their work, but I don't remember anything Lovecraft wrote that was racist in nature, except maybe his description of the naked people that danced at the Cthulhu orgies, but I might be wrong.
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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 02:40 PM

10. Definitely a fan

I love him! It just takes a while to attune myself to his language style when I start, then I'm on board.

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 08:00 PM

11. Here's a quote from an article I wrote last year...

 

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You might find it interesting. It's the last paragraph from, "What's it like to Die?":

[SNIP]

As a final word and also as a shout out to all my fellow Lovecraftian freaks out there, I was reading through an Ask Reddit Answer Page about funny last words. One of the answers, from someone named educated_guesst, told about a time when he was studying to be a pilot, and his instructor told the class that if he was going down, and there was no chance in hell of survival, "he'd say over the radios 'look at the size of those tentacles!' And the FAA and NTSB would be so confused..."


I copied the whole thing to DU here:

"Ha, ha, ha, I'm gonna die, and I don't care..."

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181389274

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