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Howard Phillips Lovecraft, 1890-1937

Happy birthday today to HPL, who has inspired so many expansions and adaptations of his Mythos.

He would have been 116 years old today, and perhaps exuding a bit of a squamous, fetid effluvium by now, redolent of the epizoic fungi from Limash. Or he might be quietly gibbering from the casting of Tori Spelling in the talkie version of Call of Cthulhu, and the sheer eldritch horror of the modern age.

In any case, thanks for the San loss, Mr. Lovecraft.

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righteousfist
Aug. 20th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
Ia! Ia!
brainstormfront
Aug. 20th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the San loss, indeed.

"Stop the train, Sahib!" ;)

Steven
who still thinks about poor Arthur, gibbering madly around the canals of Venice (unlike the rest of us who were eaten or torn limb from limb)
wahcrysob
Aug. 21st, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
What is this talkie madness of which you speak?
trentc
Aug. 22nd, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
What is this talkie madness of which you speak?

Speaking of silent films...
the_monkey_king
Aug. 23rd, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, thus the icon.

It's an amazing recreation of a period film, and I say that as someone who watched a lot of Buster Keaton, Chaplin, and Laurel and Hardy as a young boy (no, not in the original theatrical run - my father had a Super 8 projector and was often picking stuff up from the library for it).

The "making of" section is almost as much fun as the actual film itself. Totally worth 20 bucks.
trentc
Aug. 26th, 2006 12:15 am (UTC)
I've just been listening to A Shoggoth on the Roof again. It's probably my favorite soundtrack of recent memory.

It's a classic, and if you're a fan of Fiddler on the Roof it's even more fun when you know what scenes they're parodying. I only bought the CD, but I might go for the new libretto/"documentary" DVD combo and give the extra CD to a friend...
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