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Postby Stormbringer » Thu May 05, 2016 11:25 pm

Solidarity Reg wrote:My gf lent me The Great God Pan, which was apparently a big inspiration on Lovecraft's work, as well as other horror writers. It's really quite good.


Yes, this story is excellent. It is by Arthur Machen -- the Welsh equivalent of H.P. Lovecraft! Although his writing is more difficult to get into (I've tried, but so far my only success has been with The Great God Pan), he's actually a much more interesting guy than Lovecraft, especially in regard to his religious views.
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Re: H.P. Lovecraft

Postby Mournblade » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:32 am

I've decided I don't like H.P. Lovecraft anymore.

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Re: H.P. Lovecraft

Postby Snowy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:56 pm

How come?

I very rarely read HPL these days, and his stories contained a lot of misses, but he wrote some real belters too.
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Re: H.P. Lovecraft

Postby Mournblade » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:15 pm

I guess I've outgrown whatever it was I enjoyed about his prose.

I've also learned considerably more about his character, philosophy and worldview over the years and I find it all a bit repugnant.

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Re: H.P. Lovecraft

Postby eVoL » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:04 pm

It’s because he would have been forced to play the new Call Of Cthulhu game and it’s got polygons in it.
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Re: H.P. Lovecraft

Postby Mournblade » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:38 pm

It all started this morning when I was casually browsing Twitter.

I follow an account which infrequently Tweets H.P. Lovecraft quotes. Not quotes from his fiction, I should mention, but quotes from his letters, expressing his odious views on various aspects of life.

I read today's misanthropic utterance, and it hit me suddenly: "This guy is really obnoxious! Why would I want to read anything by him?"

Then suddenly all my interest vanished like a vapour in the wind.

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Re: H.P. Lovecraft

Postby eVoL » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:31 pm

A lot of artists especially from olden times are pishy folk. One of those separate the art from the artist things. That said, I still throw up in my mouth every time I hear Lost Prophets
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