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Mar 11th, 2004 4:09 AM #1
H.P Lovecraft anyone?
Sorry if this has been discussed lately, but cannot get enough of his stories, including the excellent Call of Cthulhu, and funnily enough, Herbert West - Reanimator for the sinister and twisted plot!
What do you enjoy most about his stories? Structure, language or the mythos he has created with creates such as Cthulhu and Dagon?
And finally, who here was fooled into thinking The Necronomicon was a real book he wrote? I threw a copy of the supposed Necronomicon across the room when I realised it was a hoax by clever people cashing in on the occult. No juicy stories of any Ancients lurked within :(
Mar 14th, 2004 2:13 PM #2
i luv lovecraft..-i'm by no means an expert on his works, but have read a good dozen stories or so (particularly liked Mountains of Madness, and Imprisoned with the Pharaohs (about Harry Houdini) .
His writing is so complicated, and yet so simplistic at the same time..And he spoke with a desperate level of truth when speaking of the incantations of arousing past spirits and forces that cannot be chained and controlled by mortal man..The ancient "gods" of unspeakable face, and unmentionable terror..The demon overlords of days forgotten (by most)..The temptation, and the Ultimate consuption by these "lost gods" of unlimited power..
Also like the fact that Lovecraft got started off in comics..-One of the few comic writers that spread on to such well renound acclaim..!!
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Mar 14th, 2004 7:01 PM #3
Dagon is on The sci-Fi channel tonight. As you probably know, it combines two of the above mentioned people in the screen version. Lovecraft's The Unnamed or was it The Unnameable, was a scary movie back in the day. I thought the creature was very real looking. I know a lot of people are looking forward to the release of the video game The Call of Cthulhu. Its supposed to bring totally new things to gaming. We shall see.Life is a Tragedy to those who feel,and a Comedy to those who think.The Coolest Link.
Mar 15th, 2004 1:11 AM #4
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Lovecraft's books were an amazing change for what was around at the time, and to be around with such a story line to actually have a religion stem from Cthulhu lore was genious. Its amazing what happens when people start to believe a story. Kind of like the bible.
Rented Dagon when it first came out to dvd, for a movie it was entertaining, but it really didnt sit well with me for not being close enough to the story.
The Re-Animators were interresting, I missed the 3rd one that aired on Sci-Fi last year.
Cant wait for the game to come out, the screenshots looked great when I saw them. With the advances in graphics cards and processors, Cthulhu will hopefully be larger than life.
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Aug 18th, 2004 4:31 AM #6
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Lovecraft was an excellent writer for his genre. I've read most of his stories and all are quite fascinating! He definitely wrote his place in history when he mentioned the Necronomicon. That caused quite a stir!
Other great stories...
At the Mountains of Madness
The Colour Out of Space
The Dunwhich Horror and From Beyond ( both made into movies that did no justice to the written stories, but I still liked them!)
May 24th, 2005 7:48 AM #7
Im loving it!
i first "met" him when i was about 12 years old! that guy can give a kid nightmares i tell you 8)
It was off course the rpg call of cthulu! i still take out the old dusty 4th edition and play it with my friends.
I also think that mountain of madness is great, and have both read and played it many times!I AM GOD, AND GOD IS ME
May 24th, 2005 9:02 AM #8
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Sep 13th, 2011 6:53 AM #9
There's also a couple excellent Miskatonic University sites...
where tuitions are eternally, of course, slash-priced...
I wouldn't advise residing on-campus...
And the latest copy of The Arkham Advertiser is always a resourceful tool for inquisitive students.
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Sep 13th, 2011 7:57 AM #10
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Sep 13th, 2011 8:46 AM #11
Wow, very old thread. Before my time here even.
But I'll bite just to point out the obvious reference in my current display.Science doesn't have all of the answers... otherwise it wouldn't be science.
Sep 13th, 2011 11:49 AM #12
Sep 13th, 2011 12:03 PM #13
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Actually I am still searching for a good copy of the Necronomicon.
Sure you have those for sale already. But those are usually just bad attempts to appeal of the marked. With drawings of bugs and spiderwebs to make it look old, but look more like an bad children horror book.
They should try to actually print one that actually looks like an sinister dusty old book.
Sep 13th, 2011 1:46 PM #14
Plus I wrote a vid-game, where the player begins at Miskatonic U./Arkham, around 1920-ish, then searches across rugged New England for the other 7 books that HP often refers-to.
Of course, Brown Jenkin (Dreams In The Witch House) and its ring, or circle, provide the eldritch hyjinx..." Take Badlaw's body out to the gold-mine 'n toss it down a shaft. "
Nov 11th, 2011 4:10 AM #15
For some reason I think of "Halo" and it's "Flood"... hmmm nah!
Brown Jenkin is a creepy sonofabitch though! Plus he has fleas. Yuck!
I'll just stick to my copy of De Vermis Mysteriis.
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