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The Lovecraft Thread

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Omega, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. orchidal

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    H PEE CRACK-AH-KRAFT
     
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  2. Stanley Kuteprik

    Stanley Kuteprik I actually do like Star Wars ULTRA BULLY 9000x

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    circling back to thinking about doing a Loveums adaptation

    but everything good and cinematic needs a fucking BUDGET BabyRage
     
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    I'm doing extra historic research for my lil adaptation at the moment. I'm an annoying dickhead

    gawdspeed.
     
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    But to be honest, Lovecraft did so many stories that it's
    hard to know what people mean by "lovecraft pastiche" these days...

    Usually they just mean "alien tentacle'd creatures and squid cults" right?
    zlol
     
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    Not to mention that lovecraft himself was occasionally doing pastiche of other writers...

    ex: Blackwood's The Willows, Maupassant's The Horla.. etc..
     
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    oh wow aka every writer ever

    unimaginable
     
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  8. Stanley Kuteprik

    Stanley Kuteprik I actually do like Star Wars ULTRA BULLY 9000x

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    Nah, not those. The only writers he explicitly homaged the style of were Poe and Lord Dunsany.
     
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    How about Forte?
     
  10. Omega

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    Lovecraft clearly was influenced by other writers as basically any author that lived during and after the times of the Iliad and the nosthoi. This in no way deminished quality, strength or value of his greatest works - he spun them into a web of his design, so to speak

    Le Horla for example anticipates some cues and strokes Lovecraft would be known for (descent into insanity, implied apocalypse, a vaguely shown extraterrestrial force subjugating mankind and so on and so forth). Lovecraft even praised it in one of his essays. I heartily recommend to look it up cause it’s a nicely packaged tale
     
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    the willows is great. Extraterrestrial presence with unknown intention.
    Set in the wilds. Isolated protagonists. Tense and mysterious.

    I like it better than many loveums tales.
     
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    The problem with Lovecraft - and one of the reasons he's more niche nowadays than the likes of Poe - is the non-consistent quality of his works meaning that some stories are excellent some others are so-so and some are bottomless-pit-of-hate kind of stories. Other authors kept themselves at similar levels throughout

    Lovecraft at his peak however is unrivalled
     
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  15. Stanley Kuteprik

    Stanley Kuteprik I actually do like Star Wars ULTRA BULLY 9000x

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    I'm assuming you missed out on the Barnes and Noble leatherbound Complete Fiction (foolish!), so just get the mass market hardback, or if you just want the Mythos tales, get this.

    There's really no excuse not to go with the Complete Fiction, since it is just as cheap as any of the other incomplete collections.
     
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    Stanley Kuteprik I actually do like Star Wars ULTRA BULLY 9000x

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    The only snag is the Complete Fiction doesnt include any of the stories he ghost wrote, some of which are very good, like The Horror in the Museum or The Curse of Yig.
     
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    Yasss. Thanks. I'm an annoying dickhead Gonna go for the (almost) Complete fiction.
     
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    ....BUT...

    neat leatherbound cover on the Mythos book... :thinking:2beornot2benicsrs
     
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    Stanley Kuteprik I actually do like Star Wars ULTRA BULLY 9000x

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    I have them all nukepepe

    This also looks tempting... but I don't know what the source of the text is, whether it's some crappy public domain copy or the corrected Joshi texts
     
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    I vaguely remember Huol showing a neat looking collection on discord... zidk
     

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