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An eldritch day to you all!


Happy birthday to amygrech, with best wishes for many happy returns of the day!


On this day in 1890, H.P. Lovecraft was born.

Here are a few Lovecraftian links of mine, for those of you new to my blog, or those who wish to revisit them:
* My Photo Tour of Lovecraft's Providence
* "The New Shoggoth Chic: Why H.P. Lovecraft Now?"
* Neil Gaiman's Lovecraftian Works

Some of my favorite Lovecraft sites include the following:
* The H.P. Lovecraft Archive
* Index of The Works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft
* H.P. Lovecraft’s Library
* The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society
* "H.P. Lovecraft" by S.T. Joshi




"We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight."
- H.P. Lovecraft, "From Beyond"

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Abbie [wordpress.com]
Aug. 20th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Mr. HP Lovecraft!
Lol @ the video, and EEK! at the quote -- no thanks, I don't wanna!
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 21st, 2009 02:02 am (UTC)
ROFLOL! :)
sittingduck1313
Aug. 20th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
Not only that, but the stars are finally right. Now we can go and help doom the world. DOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 21st, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
Woohoo! Let the summoning begin! :)
internet_sampo
Aug. 20th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
Great post! I'm saving it for future reference.
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 21st, 2009 02:04 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!
cookiefleck
Aug. 20th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
I don't think I have ever read Lovecraft, except perhaps random stories in anthologies. What would be a good first experience? I'd probably lean more toward the Poe-like stories than fantasy.
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 21st, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
If you like audio fiction, you might try this out. I give a brief 15-minute introduction to Lovecraft, and then there's a dramatic reading of one of his best Poe-esque stories, "The Rats in the Walls."

I quite like "The Colour Out of Space" (which is either purely psychological or science fiction, depending on how you look at it) and The Shadow Over Innsmouth" (ditto - this may be my favorite HPL story, but I waver) as starting points. I hope this helps! :)
cookiefleck
Aug. 21st, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
I'm not really an audio kind of person when it comes to fiction, but I'll bookmark your intro and if I like Lovecraft I will come back and listen to it. In the meantime, I'll hit up the library for your other recs. Thanks! (ETA - oops, just noticed you gave me LINKS. *headdesk* Thanks again.)

Speaking of audio, I got my CD of Leviathan 99 in the mail today. Whether I ever listen to it or whether it sits on the shelf as a mememto of that day remains to be seen. ;o)

p.s. Hope you are feeling a bit better than earlier this week!

Edited at 2009-08-21 11:26 pm (UTC)
euclase
Aug. 20th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!

Also, whoa. Don't forget Alan Lee! His birthday is today, too.



:D
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 21st, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
Good call re: Alan Lee! Thanks for the reminder.

And happy birthday to you. :)
st_crispins
Aug. 20th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
Lol! the video is hilarious!
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 21st, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you thought so, too!

Your icon is a hoot.
ankh_hpl
Aug. 20th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
What a great HPL birthday post! Thanks for all the very useful links -- I lost my collection in a hard drive crash this spring.
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 21st, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
My pleasure! Thanks so much for linking to my post - I appreciate it!
homespunheart
Aug. 20th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
Love the video!!! Fall is almost here bringing with it dark rainy days perfect for snuggling down with a cup of tea and a Lovecraft book!! Could life get any better? :)
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 21st, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
The video cracked me up. :)

I can't wait for fall. It will be fantastic!
sneezythesquid
Aug. 21st, 2009 07:00 am (UTC)
Gibbering b-day wishes to HPL!
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 21st, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed! :)
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