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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 #DavidIsInTheChair 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. :)

    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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  6. blacklabel

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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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  7. Omega

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    oh wow aka every writer ever

    unimaginable
     
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    Stanley Kuteprik #DavidIsInTheChair 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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  9. orchidal

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    How about Forte?
     
  10. Omega

    Omega Part of the scenery Premier Raiju Defamer

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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.
     
  12. Omega

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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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