betiko wrote:... are we the only 2 non american in this game, therefore the only 2 who have no idea of lovecraft's world?
unvote followed by a pouring of abject scorn and disappointment at Betico for not even caring that I am not from America!! Tsk Tsk
HP Lovecraft wrote:I am disillusioned enough to know that no man's opinion on any subject is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to make him really know what he's talking about.
Alright, for those of you pretending not to know anything about HP ... may the waters dry up, the skys close in and those nearest you depart in fear. What you lot on about? Hmmm? He's only the most influential horror/fantasy writer to ever walk the earth (some say greater that Poe!). There are some excellent graphic novels out there if you need to bone up, including the likes of this and this. Lovecraft himself was the son of a seer who found the keys to Arkham through an original copy of the Necronomicon. As a boy Lovecraft was read to by his uncle a lot (after his dad went into the looney bin), particularly Poe. But finding the Necronomicon and having the gift, Lovecraft descended into a world of his own and himself found the door to Arkham and through the rituals in the Necronomicon saved the world many times from the infiltration of the old ones. Throughout his life, Lovegrove wrote for a publication called Weird Tales. Some say it was fantasy some say it was enlightened commentary on his exploits in saving the world. He found love and the voices went away and he himself moved to New York (some say that love can cure Schizophrenia). But after two years they came back and he left his wife - returning to write his stories until ultimately he too ended up in the looney bin (as did his mother). All-in-all a tragic tale of woe but the stories he wrote are chilling and moving and inspired a genre. There was no-one quite like him! His stories have influenced many and some say that they are true. There is certainly something about the parrallels that can be drawn between the depth of the mythos and any primitive cultural stories around the world (including the old Maori stories in New Zealand which date back many centuries - indeed they are so old they go to the mists of time). Along the way, Lovecraft developed many creatures, concepts and ideas which if not real - they certainly are gripping!! Enjoy ...
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