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Sunday, November 08, 2015

And the wreckers wreck

The SJWs in science fiction and fantasy are now erasing Lovecraft from the genre. Because raciss:
David Hartwell announced at the World Fantasy Award ceremony on November 8 that this will be the last year that the award trophy will be in the form of the traditional — and controversial — H.P. Lovecraft bust designed by Gahan Wilson.

    #WFC2015 #wfcon2015 David Hartwell just announced this is the last year the World Fantasy Award will be the H.P.Lovecraft statue!

    — EK Tremontaine (@EllenKushner) November 8, 2015

Last year Daniel Jose Older collected over 2,500 signatures on a petition calling for the replacement of “avowed racist and a terrible wordsmith” H.P. Lovecraft on the World Fantasy Award.
None of the SJWs writing today, no matter how many awards they give each other, will have one-tenth the lasting literary impact that Lovecraft did. None of them has his imagination; the very best they have to offer can only offer pallid, perverted imitations of him.

Show them no mercy. None whatsoever.

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137 Comments:

Anonymous Viidad November 08, 2015 7:42 PM  

How foolish these mortals are to think they can spit in the face of the Old Ones!

Anonymous roo_ster November 08, 2015 7:43 PM  

Well we must admit that it is apt that his bust has been banished due to the forces of unreason and gibbering insanity.

Blogger The Other Robot November 08, 2015 7:43 PM  

I have never read Lovecraft.

Perhaps now is the time to start.

Suggestions?

Blogger Chris Mallory November 08, 2015 7:52 PM  

@3

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Collection-H-P-Lovecraft-Lovecrafts-Collaborations-ebook/dp/B00D4CBA50

Anonymous The Fox November 08, 2015 7:53 PM  

I demand we remove the disgusting pig's name from the word Lovecraftian as well

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales November 08, 2015 7:55 PM  

@2

You... haven't read the Dunwich Horror, have you?

If you have, how you can say that with a straight face indicates that you have incredible control over your emotions, good sir.

And before anyone tries to deride me as a Lovecraft hater because he certainly was a racist, no (well, not enough to agree with these SJW assholes). When it comes to his writing, the sense of otherworldly, cosmicist dread is second to none.

But let's be honest here, despite being as Anglophilic as you can be without boning the Queen the of England while sipping tea, crumpets, and stupidly giving Hong Kong to the PRC like an idiot, he wasn't Shakespeare. A good thing, then, he was skilled enough in other areas that he didn't have to be.

@3

Just go to your local bookstore and pick up his complete works. It's only 20 bucks. Barring that, since his works are public domain, just look up a list of all of them on the internet for free. There are tons of them.

On the subject, does anyone here know about a decent bestiary for all of his creatures that I can borrow (read, steal, thanks to the legal magic of public domain) for story purposes? I have an idea about a cuckservative finally manning up enough to try and summon some dark creature against a future US army dominated by wetbacks, trannies, fags, women, and wetback-trannie-fag-women and all the hilarious hi-jinks that ensue.

Blogger Durandel Almiras November 08, 2015 7:56 PM  

It's okay, none of them are talented enough to deserve his likeness in their homes.

They always have to erase history, lest people catch on that things have decreased rather than increased.

Blogger Daniel November 08, 2015 7:59 PM  

SJWs don't love craft?

It shows.

I do hope that they hadn't thought they had already raised my avenging spirit from the crypt of Nyarlathotep before this...because they hadn't even raised my hackles till now.

The Older Ones raise 2000 clicks and get a trophy vandalized for their efforts. What will they do next year for the trophy, mount Hartwell's head on a pike for not cowering sufficiently?

It is high time that while the Fantasists abandon terror the Hugos should abandon the rockets, and the Nebulas the stars...because no one goes anywhere near those dreams anymore.

It's all rain on gay Asians all the way down.

Anonymous zbignu November 08, 2015 8:01 PM  

I hear the new statue will be of a big, fat, eggplant. They're going to call it the "N.K. Jemisin"

Blogger Chris Mallory November 08, 2015 8:02 PM  

People are still reading Lovecraft's works 78 years after his death. Will anyone be reading Daniel Jose Older in two years?

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales November 08, 2015 8:04 PM  

@9

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oShTJ90fC34

Blogger Aeoli Pera November 08, 2015 8:05 PM  

Oh my fucking LOL.

I hope the new statue is a gold-plated dildo because, let's face it, writing SF was plan B for most of the new Trufans after plan A fell through.

Anonymous Chris November 08, 2015 8:05 PM  

The only moderns who get close are our esteemed host, Jim Butcher, John Ringo, John C Wright, Hamilton and their nemesis Stross.

The only one of them who gets awards is Stross. You have to read him -- for he describes how a bureaucracy works far too accurately, and the meets the old ones with a shotgun and the correct attitude.

The professional twits running these cons... meh. It is like trying to get rid of the Rhodes Scholarship and demolish Rhodes house. Not going to happen unless society goes even more insane: wanton vandalism if it does.

Blogger Nicholas Lewis November 08, 2015 8:09 PM  

I especially like how they have to toss in a dig at his writing skill at the end there. It says something about their attitudes, doesn't it?

Blogger The Other Robot November 08, 2015 8:10 PM  

Will anyone be reading Daniel Jose Older in two years?

Looks like very few read his books even now. Kratman's Carnifex has a much higher ranking than his.

Blogger pyrrhus November 08, 2015 8:19 PM  

I wonder how long it will be before Shakespeare is declared an un-person by these SJW barbarians....but then, I repeat myself...

Blogger Banshee November 08, 2015 8:21 PM  

Lovecraft the "racist" WASP married a Jewish woman, and had positive things to say about the same groups he had been raised to dislike or fear. He resisted suicidal impulses and lived with sickness and poverty by following his own strict ethical code.

Meanwhile, these supposedly enlightened friends of all humanity hate and fear the pioneers of the genre, and institute the damnatio memoriae which Lovecraft never would have used against them. They punish a man for his upbringing in poverty and loneliness, and his lack of perfect sanity, by themselves behaving in a gleefully psychopathic way.

What next? Travel back in time to kick Poe while he lies suffering in the gutter?

Blogger Tim_W_Burke November 08, 2015 8:21 PM  

This is the ugliest trophy I've ever seen.
The Hugo is a classic rocket.
The Nebula a beautiful Lucite display of planets.
The Stoker a "haunted house" (haunted by residents of McDonaldland, by its looks).
Even the British Fantasy Award looks like something you'd gladly give a blood sacrifice.
The reasons given are wrong-headed, but the award does need changing to a dragon or a wizard.
For me, Lovecraft has always been about horror, and Wilson's sculpture is ridiculous.

Blogger pyrrhus November 08, 2015 8:22 PM  

Oddly, in view of this, Lovecraft was part African-American....wonder if these nitwits are aware of that?

Blogger U PC BRO? November 08, 2015 8:24 PM  

My vote is for pedobear.

Blogger toadbile November 08, 2015 8:31 PM  

World Fantasy Awards people are, like everything, being taken over by people whose only skill is getting onto the committee to regulate people who can do actual work. Real writers will not be able to stop this because, as i read recently...

"... if you do not understand that they would rather destroy the organization than permit it to survive as a bastion of crimethink and badfeelz, you will almost inevitably lose."

Anonymous Minion 0172 November 08, 2015 8:38 PM  

Okay, SJWs, let's not stop with Lovecraft. Surely somebody can find something "racist" or "misogynist" Hugo Gernsback or Edgar Allan Poe once said or wrote.

Blogger rumpole5 November 08, 2015 8:41 PM  

Cthulhu is angered! (Better watch out!)

Anonymous Leonidas November 08, 2015 8:42 PM  

I just read this to my wife and she about lost it when I got to the words "terrible wordsmith."

I do not think the word means what they think it means.

Blogger TheLiberatorOfBados November 08, 2015 8:45 PM  

Wow, what a bunch of dipshits.

Did they get they get outraged over the "negroid" boxer being reanimated or was it Arthur Jermyn immolating himself when he discovered he was the grandson-offspring of his grandfather and a demi-human gorilla thing?

I noticed a recurring theme of a fear of inbreeding with Lovecraft's work, and I'm starting notice a certain amount of IDEOLOGICAL inbreeding with these SJW asshats. And just like in The Lurking Fear, they ALWAYS wind up eating their own....

Blogger The Other Robot November 08, 2015 8:49 PM  

@16:

Cleanup on aisle 16.

Blogger Zimri November 08, 2015 8:49 PM  

Radish on HPL

Spoiler: HPL was a race-realist, but by no means would have felt welcome at the Daily Stormer et al.

OpenID crash November 08, 2015 8:53 PM  

Lovecraft is great and they will never be. The stated reasons are just excuse.

Blogger Groot November 08, 2015 8:53 PM  

I've got 36 Lovecraft titles, from At The Mountains Of Madness to The Whisperer In Darkness. I need a better suggestion than "read them all." Where ought one start?

Anonymous Chip Harding November 08, 2015 8:56 PM  

There are a lot of reasons SF is worth taking over, but all of those reasons are books the SJWs want to burn.

Once they're done purging SF of everything worth reading, they can squat on the dunghill that remains and wonder why everybody is over there, reading unmentionable trash by unheard-of nonentities with funny names like Heinlein, Vance, and Lovecraft...

It's sad to hear that Hartwell is a part of this. I used to buy his Year's Best anthologies every year. He picked good stuff, while there was any good stuff to pick.

I wouldn't touch anything with his name on it after this, not with a ten foot oxygen lance.





Anonymous Wyrd November 08, 2015 8:56 PM  

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Collection-H-P-Lovecraft-Lovecrafts-Collaborations-ebook/dp/B00D4CBA50

Lovecraft = Nihilism, yo!

Blogger Tom Kratman November 08, 2015 8:57 PM  

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

And Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia...

Blogger roundeye November 08, 2015 8:59 PM  

All of it. Most is in the public domain and online. Mountains of Madness is a good starting point.

Blogger Dexter November 08, 2015 9:05 PM  

Current Non-Fiction:
Japan 1941, Eri Hotta


Apropos of books, I found this one extremely mediocre. Nothing new to say, writing was neither good nor bad.

Blogger Unknown November 08, 2015 9:08 PM  

So, Lovecraft was a terrible wordsmith? If I were a terrible wordsmith, I could probably be a published, professional writer, too.

Blogger Cecil Henry November 08, 2015 9:11 PM  

Just a Heads up now that my jaw is back off the floor:

The SJW's at NBC have just defacated all over a Classic movie of significance to millions.

The Wizard of Oz have just been rebranded to 'The Wiz'.

This is just obscene. But of course THIS is not cultural misappropriation!!!

Just ugly. Do they not see how transparent and contemptible they are???

This is the kind of crassness, ugliness and deridement of a people that was complained about in the Weimar Republic, among other times.

Truly left nonplussed.

Blogger White Devil November 08, 2015 9:13 PM  

I wonder how long it will be before Shakespeare is declared an un-person by these SJW barbarians....but then, I repeat myself...
Pyrr, where have you been? Shakespear was a black man.
http://medievalpoc.tumblr.com/

Blogger cavalier973 November 08, 2015 9:15 PM  

My recommendation would be to start with call of cthullu. It's the most widely referenced, and contains most, if not all, of the Lovecraftian elements. I would caution against trying to read them all at once. I tried that, and spent weeks chasing unearthly abominations out of the house. The HOA was NOT happy.

Blogger Oliver Shank November 08, 2015 9:15 PM  

The goat with 2,500 eyes...

Anonymous karsten November 08, 2015 9:27 PM  

FWIW, for those asking for a Lovecraft reading guide, here's a cut-and-paste of my own Lovecraft list, arranged chronologically in the order in which he wrote the tales. The asterisks represent my own "grade" of how much I enjoy the works, with four asterisks being the top score.

Those wanting to delve into Lovecraft might enjoy reading all the tales three asterisks and up, in chronological order.

I'm an ardent Lovecraft fan, but I think that At the Mountains of Madness is a bit overrated, if only by his unsurpassable standards. Best writer of the 20th century, IMO.


* The Beast in the Cave
** The Alchemist
*** The Tomb
** Dagon
* Polaris
The Green Meadow
** Beyond the Wall of Sleep
** Memory
* The Transition of Juan Romero
** The White Ship
*** The Doom That Came to Sarnath
** The Statement of Randolph Carter
**** The Terrible Old Man
* The Tree
** The Cats of Ulthar
** The Temple
* Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn
**** The Street
Poetry and the Gods
** Celephaïs
**** From Beyond
** Nyarlathotep
** The Picture in the House
* The Crawling Chaos
Ex Oblivione
*** The Nameless City
** The Quest of Iranon
*** The Moon-Bog
*** The Outsider
** The Other Gods
**** The Music of Erich Zann
*** Herbert West—Reanimator
* Hypnos
*** What the Moon Brings
Azathoth
The Horror at Martin’s Beach
** The Hound
** The Lurking Fear
*** The Rats in the Walls
** The Unnameable
Ashes
The Ghost-Eater
** The Loved Dead
**** The Festival
Deaf, Dumb, and Blind
*** Under the Pyramids
*** The Shunned House
*** The Horror at Red Hook
** He
** In the Vault
* The Descendant
** Cool Air
*** The Call of Cthulhu
Two Black Bottles
** Pickman’s Model
**** The Silver Key
** The Strange High House in the Mist
** The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath
**** The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
**** The Colour out of Space
The Last Test
** The Curse of Yig
** The Dunwich Horror
The Electric Executioner
* The Mound
*** Medusa’s Coil
*** The Whisperer in Darkness
** At the Mountains of Madness
*** The Shadow over Innsmouth
* The Trap
**** The Dreams in the Witch House
* The Man of Stone
** The Horror in the Museum
** Through the Gates of the Silver Key
** Winged Death
** Out of the Æons
*** The Thing on the Doorstep
** The Evil Clergyman
* The Horror in the Burying-Ground
* The Book
* The Tree on the Hill
*** The Shadow out of Time
** “Till a’ the Seas”
The Disinterment
** The Diary of Alonzo Typer
** The Haunter of the Dark
**** In the Walls of Eryx
*** The Night Ocean

Blogger Krul November 08, 2015 9:31 PM  

@38 - "Shakespear was a black man."

You've not experienced Shakespeare until you have read it in the original Klingon.

Anonymous RedJack #22 November 08, 2015 9:33 PM  

I don't share the.. love? of Lovecraft that many do. Just never seemed to have the impact on me that many state.

However, he was not a terrible wordsmith. Possessed? Maybe, but he could write. Lovecraft pretty much created the weird tales genre, and laid the foundation that most writers of that stuff go back to.

Racist? Maybe. Not sure where he scored for the era.

Anonymous Anonymous November 08, 2015 9:35 PM  

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Blogger Joseph Bloch November 08, 2015 9:40 PM  

I wonder which black transgendered lesbian they'll get to replace Lovecraft on the bust?

Blogger Zimri November 08, 2015 9:44 PM  

"Shadow Over Innsmouth" is the pure mythos story I liked best. A lot of good stuff in the dream-cycle, too: "Doom That Came To Sarnath", "Cats of Ulthar", "Unknown Kadath" . . .

Anonymous Bobby Trosclair November 08, 2015 9:44 PM  

HPL certainly hated the way immigration changed the culture of his native New England, and he absorbed a lot of the racial sentiments that were common to the people he grew up around. He moderated these beliefs later in life, as he matured and had more experience in the world. He married a Jew, and seemed to have a good working relationship with Harry Houdini, another Jew, who employed him as a ghostwriter. As his biographers have noted, he held these views in the abstract but was generally kind and courteous to individual members of the groups he denigrated.

He was also a hard-core materialist atheist to the end of his days, so much so that one of his letters describing his dismal atheist worldview was given a whole chapter in Christopher Hitchens' anthology of atheist thought.

So what?

People are allowed to be wrong about beliefs and we can still enjoy their talent and writing.

I have no more interest in writing HPL out of history for his racism than I do of writing him out of history for his atheism.

Although that might be an interesting tact to take - start tweeting congratulations to the World Fantasy Con for removing the award from an atheist. Sowing a little discord in the ranks of any SJW groups should be SOP.

Blogger steveb November 08, 2015 9:45 PM  

Why not abandon these, SJW awards and create some awards based on merit and not social justice.

Blogger Zimri November 08, 2015 9:46 PM  

- and "The Colour out of Space" was in a class by itself.

Anonymous BGS November 08, 2015 9:48 PM  

@38 - "Shakespear was a black man."

The new play based on Alexander Hamilton has a black George Washington and Ben Franklin, possibly others. Hamilton is Hispanic and raps.

Blogger Were-Puppy November 08, 2015 9:50 PM  

Told ya these goons were after HPL back when that Robert E Howard business flared up. They are always after these Weird Tales and adventure writers.

I do not know if the HPL torch bearers get as fired up as the REH ones do, but I am hoping.

Blogger Were-Puppy November 08, 2015 9:51 PM  

If someone lives their life in such a way as to do anything to avoid being called a racist, they aren't living at all.

Blogger Sean November 08, 2015 9:52 PM  

Tome to create our own awards

Blogger Markku November 08, 2015 9:53 PM  

Lovecraft pretty much created the weird tales genre, and laid the foundation that most writers of that stuff go back to.

Guy de Maupassant created it, Lovecraft made it popular.

Blogger Zimri November 08, 2015 9:54 PM  

Were-Puppy: I was at the local(ish) used bookstore this afternoon. Hipster couple was looking for HPL. Estimated age: 22ish.

I don't think the SJWs will be *able* to memoryhole Lovecraft.

Blogger Desiderius November 08, 2015 9:58 PM  

"Hamilton is Hispanic and raps."

That's the dude who wrote it.

Rip off of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nERTFo-Sk

First watchable Sixty Minutes segment in decades, even with the execrable Charlie Rose.

Blogger TheRedSkull November 08, 2015 10:02 PM  

Rise

Anonymous NateM November 08, 2015 10:07 PM  

"avowed racist and a terrible wordsmith"

Another way you can point out an SJW, their formulaic use of insults

It's always that the person is a (Adjective+Insulting Description) + (Adjective+Badthink Describer). I swear, their shitty prose is almost the worst thing about SJWs, like they're ALL failed writers

Blogger YIH November 08, 2015 10:08 PM  

@37 Cecil Henry:
The SJW's at NBC have just defacated all over a Classic movie of significance to millions.

The Wizard of Oz have just been rebranded to 'The Wiz'.

Not even an original idea.

Blogger White Devil November 08, 2015 10:14 PM  

Not even an original idea.
IMDB has betrayed western civilization... burn it.

Blogger The Other Robot November 08, 2015 10:17 PM  

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

Reminds me of the hype around Ada Lovelace and Grace Murray Hopper.

Anonymous Dave November 08, 2015 10:17 PM  

@41 karsten - colossal, monumental, phenomenal list

Ummm you're not writing an "Exploration of the Fiction of Lovecraft" are you? Not that there would be anything wrong with that. There's rumors that a small publishing house might even deal on such a thing.

Blogger Cataline Sergius November 08, 2015 10:40 PM  

Honestly, I have no idea how Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert Howard have avoided the purge yet.

Blogger The Other Robot November 08, 2015 10:43 PM  

The Wiz

Whoa. I thought it was about micturation.

Blogger Tom Kratman November 08, 2015 10:56 PM  

Heh; Carnifex, published 8 years ago, has a higher kindle rank than the book older just had come out.

Blogger The Other Robot November 08, 2015 11:08 PM  

Heh; Carnifex, published 8 years ago, has a higher kindle rank than the book older just had come out.

Yes. Even the latest in the series has a better rank that Older's latest, it seems.

Speaking of which, the next?

Blogger Tom Kratman November 08, 2015 11:09 PM  

Dunno.

Blogger Tom Kratman November 08, 2015 11:09 PM  

Dunno.

Blogger luagha November 08, 2015 11:10 PM  

My husband similarly went in to read some Lovecraft having never read it before. Figured he should get the idea of it.

Now everything large that we see is 'cyclopean.'

Blogger John Wright November 08, 2015 11:22 PM  

@groot
"Where ought one start?"

The first Lovecraft I read, and the last book he wrote, was, I think, his best -- DREAM QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH.

Blogger John Wright November 08, 2015 11:27 PM  

"He was also a hard-core materialist atheist to the end of his days, so much so that one of his letters describing his dismal atheist worldview was given a whole chapter in Christopher Hitchens' anthology of atheist thought."

I notice that the Christians are not on the warpath to remove the statue based on Lovecraft's atheism. Does this mean the SJWs are more loyal to their political correctness idols than we are to our God? Or only that we are civilized, and willing to live and let live?

Anonymous 334 November 08, 2015 11:29 PM  

@71.

The latter. I hope. I've not seen any suggestion that SJWs are loyal ...

Blogger John Wright November 08, 2015 11:29 PM  

David Hartwell told me that winning the world fantasy award decreased sales.

I am not sure how involved in this decision he is, but, by thunder, I am sorry his name is even mentioned in the same sentence as this impious blasphemy against purple prose and pulp fiction.

Lovecraft only wrote about the non-euclidean madness the SJWs live in.

Blogger MidKnight (#138) November 08, 2015 11:33 PM  

Dream Quest was one of my favorites, but a very different tone to me from the more mythos- horror pieces. Some of his stories- not sure if they were chronologically written later but were later in my three book hardcover set, spent too much time fawni g over the perfect socialist societies some of the creatures had.

Innsmouth, Call of Cthulhu, and some others are still some of the scariest and creepiest stuff I've read.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop November 08, 2015 11:51 PM  

@64. The Other Robot

"The Wiz"

Whoa. I thought it was about micturation.

And thanks for the word of the day there, whiz kid.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop November 08, 2015 11:59 PM  

@73. John Wright

David Hartwell told me that winning the world fantasy award decreased sales.

Then perhaps there is method to his madness.

Blogger SciVo November 09, 2015 12:08 AM  

@ Chris: The only moderns who get close are our esteemed host, Jim Butcher, John Ringo, John C Wright, Hamilton and their nemesis Stross.

Wut.

Blogger Were-Puppy November 09, 2015 12:10 AM  

I'm such a nerd about this stuff I own a first edition set of
A Means to Freedom

Good luck finding that one anymore. It sits on a shelf that has all Robert E Howard and my few HPL books.


SJWs, COME AND TAKE IT Muahahaaaahaaaaaa *slobber*

Blogger Were-Puppy November 09, 2015 12:11 AM  

In fact, the SJWs have something similar to the "innsmouth fish look".

Blogger Were-Puppy November 09, 2015 12:14 AM  

@63 Cataline Sergius
Honestly, I have no idea how Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert Howard have avoided the purge yet.
---

Because the REH and ERB fanbases were Rabid Puppies before being a Rabid Puppy was cool :P

Seriously, they've been dealing with this SJW stuff forever and a day, even before we understood what was being fought.

Blogger Were-Puppy November 09, 2015 12:16 AM  

@77 SciVo
@ Chris: The only moderns who get close are our esteemed host, Jim Butcher, John Ringo, John C Wright, Hamilton and their nemesis Stross.

Wut.
---
+100

Blogger Were-Puppy November 09, 2015 12:18 AM  

@61 The Other Robot
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

Reminds me of the hype around Ada Lovelace and Grace Murray Hopper.
----

Pretty sure that was the byline for that show Terra Nova.

Anonymous Red Comet November 09, 2015 12:59 AM  

SJW writers confuse being non-white/gay/a woman with characterization and plot. Their social justice religion prohibits writing about anything that is "problematic" (this buzzword is a major SJW tell).

This is why their work is safe and boring and predictable. This is why their work is more lifeless than even the most bowderlized story from the past. Sales have fallen accordingly.

Blogger Allabaster November 09, 2015 1:04 AM  

I would start with The Dunwich Horror. It's excellent.

Blogger chris November 09, 2015 1:18 AM  

Guys, Larry C is great. Don't get me wrong. But he's not creepy enough. It is not in his nature. He's basically a cheerful guy with simple needs. Vox is a scholar of this shit, Ringo is influenced by the fae or worse. Butcher is brilliant and John C Wright has forgotten more mythology than most of us know.

Stross is in that group... because the laundry is frightening. It chews up and destroys the wizards within. Larry is getting there with some of his non urban fantasy. Ringo has been there isnce he killed of Mike (whatever his name's love) in "Choosers of the Slain".

The closest old thing to Lovecroft is Fu Manchu. Burroughs and his ilk don't come close. You have to go older, darker, and creepier. Being English here has an advantage: if you cannot be English, be Catholic or Calvinist: and the person who made modern fantasy, Tolkein (who was not Lovecraftian) was both.

Blogger Seán November 09, 2015 1:28 AM  

In 1992, seven years after his death, two books were published about the poet Philip Larkin. The first, a biography by his former colleague Andrew Motion, who would himself go on to become poet laureate, revealed an inner life far removed from the popular image of Larkin as a slightly Eeyorish uncle who just so happened to be a remarkable writer. The second was a collection of Larkin's extant correspondence, having ordered his secretary to shred all she could when he was carried from his home for the last time. This, too, showed a man vastly removed from that whom the public thought they knew.

Just what was it that Larkin had done? Well, he was a racist. Yes, a man born in 1920s England, whose father had admired Hitler to such an extent he kept a small statue of him on his desk, replete with an arm one could extend into a salute, turned out to employ terms like "wog" and "nigger" in his private correspondence. The response, even back in 1992, was drearily predictable: the marxist professor of history Lisa Jardine called for Larkin to be removed from the national curriculum; the black American playwright Bonnie Greer concurred, bizarrely suggesitng that it was overdue as Larkin was never that good anyway; the critic Tom Paulin referred to the poet as the "monument under the national sewer" of British life.

So where is Larkin's reputation today? Well, in his adoptive city of Hull a new statue of him welcomes visitors to the city. In 2010 Larkin25, a literary festival spanning the entire year, was held in Hull and in 2017 Larkin will doubtless be central as Hull becomes — stop sniggering — the UK City of Culture. Just last month the BBC broadcast yet another programme about him, adding to an ever-growing pile of documentaries and docudramas. This month another major book will be published, this time dedicated to Larkin's photography. In July Westminster Abbey announced that Larkin will be commemorated at Poet's Corner. A quarter of a century after the literary elite of Britain decided to write off Philip Larkin he remains the nation's favourite poet. When a new Larkin poem was discovered in a book earlier this year he made the front pages, as he did again the next day when it was in fact revealed to be the work of a obscure author who had copied Larkin's style. Lisa Jardine, meanwhile, croaked her last in October in a moment of such seismic import to the nation that it completely passed me by, until I checked just now to see if the old bird was still around.

It can be done. The Philip Larkin Society was founded in 1995 in order to defend the poet's reputation and they have done a remarkable job, as have devotees like Clive James, Christopher Hitchens, John Banville, Alan Bennett and Martin Amis. Most importantly of all, Larkin remains on the national curriculum and his works are still in print. The battle is not over: those names above belong only to white men who are variously ageing, nearly dead (Clive James) or dead (Hitchens) and I don't doubt that Larkin's enemies are merely biding their time until the last old white man is dead and they can make their move. They should not be so confident: the Larkin Society has ensured a younger generation is poised ready take up cudgels when the time comes. We may never be able to relax but we can keep them at bay.

Blogger SQT November 09, 2015 1:28 AM  

I have known some pretty hardcore SJWs that were also ardent fans of Lovecraft. This can't be going over well with everyone. Right?

Please tell me I'm right.

OpenID zenrebok November 09, 2015 1:31 AM  

F@*K it! The Stars are very f@#king right. I'm summoning Cthulhu.

Blogger SciVo November 09, 2015 1:38 AM  

@ Chris:

Larry's MHI has creepy moments with the burrowing eye tentacle monsters and also magical shade mushroom trees, and then Nemesis has a great description of an out-of-time alien god worthy of HPL's non-Euclidean geometry. Have you even read it?

Blogger SciVo November 09, 2015 1:40 AM  

By MHI I mean the series. Not sure what was in which book.

Anonymous TroperA November 09, 2015 2:33 AM  

Why not abandon these, SJW awards and create some awards based on merit and not social justice.

Because (a) The MSM and the current SJW Gatekeepers would do everything they could to stuff the new awards down the ignorehole, and (b) even if the new awards did become sufficiently popular, the SJWs would try to move in and take those over as well. (If you open up voting for a sci-fi award to everybody, how do you keep the SJWs out?)

Anonymous TroperA November 09, 2015 2:39 AM  

Oh, as far as where to start with Lovecraft... I'm a very VERY casual reader. I found "The Colour Out Of Space", "Cool Air" and "The Thing on the Doorstep" to be entertaining and accessible enough. You'll find that "COOS" and "Cool Air" have been adapted for film quite often. (Rod Serling's "Night Gallery" TV show had a few of Lovecraft's tales adapted for screen, although hardcore fans may not be too happy with some of the changes made to the stories.)

Blogger Raziel Walker November 09, 2015 2:50 AM  

A lot of stuff written before WWII sounds racist because of stereotyping.

How about just ignoring this world fantasy award and creating a H.P.Lovecraft award?
SJW's are like a great old one. Filled with alien ideas and intent on conquering this world.

Anonymous Bz November 09, 2015 3:02 AM  

Is this the revolt of the Shoggoths then?

I would like to note for SJWs out there that Lovecraft, because of his horror of vast formless evil blobs of various kinds, also can be seen as a strong anti-feminist. Consider, if mere Innsmouth was handled roughly by US military, what would have been made of the gibbering madness that is WisCon?

Anonymous Forrest Bishop November 09, 2015 4:12 AM  

@91. TroperA

" Why not abandon these, SJW awards and create some awards based on merit and not social justice."

Because (a) The MSM and the current SJW Gatekeepers would do everything they could to stuff the new awards down the ignorehole, and (b) even if the new awards did become sufficiently popular, the SJWs would try to move in and take those over as well. (If you open up voting for a sci-fi award to everybody, how do you keep the SJWs out?)

I'll take the other side of your argument.

(a) MSM/SJW are losing control of the Narrative, the Overton Window, and the Media itself. The ignore hole is full up. They can't just infiltrate like in the bad old days. The success of #gamergate, SJWAL, Trump, etc. are our metrics.

(b) The SJWs have overplayed their hand, and they can't stop themselves from doubling down yet again. That is all they know how to do, honesty being a foreign concept to them. This exposes them anew as frauds to an ever-widening audience of appalled onlookers. A takeover move would be obvious, especially for something called "The Anti-SJW Fantasy Awards" or the "Anti-SJW Code of Conduct". Their old tactics won't work anymore.

This is why I think Hartwell's Gambit may be to assist in trashing the current award in order to facilitate the introduction of a new, quality-based award. The Hugos taught us: let the SJWs do the arduous work of razing the old, dead SJW institution. We waved a few torches and pitchforks in their general direction and poof goes the witch.

I'm not say the future isn't arduous for us, just pointing out the kind of leverage we have, what they have lost, and what they can never have.

OpenID bc64a9f8-765e-11e3-8683-000bcdcb2996 November 09, 2015 4:32 AM  

In other news, all achievement in academia recognized by, and subsequently
sponsored by, the Cecil Rhodes Foundation will be deemed null and void.
CaptDMO

Blogger chris November 09, 2015 4:34 AM  

@89. First three books of MHI read: he lacks something in the horror. Yes, it is horror, but it is different: something I cannot put my finger on. Bob Howard performing necromancy on himself as a form of suicide so he can destroy a skull worshipping cult, while in pain since the elite of the cult had decided to have a bit of his flesh as a snack... while his wife is firing up a violin made of the bones of seven innocents tortured to death... that's Stross, and that is not the most frightening bits. The bastard can write.

Unfortunately. He's a SJW and a tool, but he can write. You don't have to be a nice person or have good morals to be a good writer.

Something the SJWs do forget all too frequently.

Blogger chris November 09, 2015 4:40 AM  

@89 To clarify: I'd rather have a meal with Mr and Mrs Correia, would travel to have a meal with Vox or Mike, even into that heathen place called the United States of America. (The TSA: the best argument to take your holidays ,,, elsewhere). I am fans of them as people and authors.

Though I better not bring Larry a NZ Pinot Gris or Chardonnay. Or decent coffee.

Anonymous Hektor Sektor November 09, 2015 4:42 AM  

None of the SJWs writing today, no matter how many awards they give each other, will have one-tenth the lasting literary impact that Lovecraft did. None of them has his imagination; the very best they have to offer can only offer pallid, perverted imitations of him.

Which is precisely why they want to exert power over him. I don't understand why Vox Day thinks China Miéville is a good writer. And here is China on HPL:

The award is a bust of H.P. Lovecraft, a notable author but also notorious racist. Nnedi Okorafor, who won the award in 2011, wrote that she approved of China Miéville's solution, who claims: "I put it out of sight, in my study, where only I can see it, and I have turned it to face the wall. So I am punishing the little fucker like the malevolent clown he was, I can look at it and remember the honour, and above all I am writing behind Lovecraft’s back.”

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/662048-on-the-world-fantasy-award-the-award-is-a-bust

He's not writing behind Lovecraft's back: he's writing in Lovecraft's shadow and always will be.

Blogger Joshua Sinistar November 09, 2015 5:09 AM  

No doubt Howard Phillips Lovecraft is smiling down on these illiterate and untalented imbeciles. He doubtless would have been horrified to have his likeness bestowed on monosyllabic buffoons from Ape City. These ever simplistic village idiots with their cacophony of babble in their echo chamber of sycophantic backrubs and knob polishing have not the slightest bit of the imagination or talent of the Great man himself.
Taking the philological genius of Poe and the sardonic themes of Dante, Lovecraft melded them together in a Mythos so elegant they are practically a religion amongst horror writers. Even such banal entertainers such as Joss Whedon pay homage to him with references to the Great Old Ones who came before the Gods and humanity in the early disorder of the Young Universe.
No doubt these buffoons and their plastic trophies will be forgotten like a race of backwards primitives leaving behind nothing. In the future, I would love to make a funeral pyre for these idiots with all the drivel, porn and nonsense their bucolic peptic media belched onto the sickened eyes of a captive audience. The Dinosaur Media with their endless lies and pathetic excuses dies a little more each day as people snip their ties to the open air sewer of Burbank and the Hudson River's sewer rats will soon dance alone in the aether of obscurity.

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery November 09, 2015 5:57 AM  

From File770:

When Sofia Samatar won in 2014, she made a statement about the controversy in her acceptance speech, which she later expanded into a blog post [...]]

"I said it was awkward to accept the award as a writer of color."


Yet, she still accepted it. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Last year Daniel Jose Older collected over 2,500 signatures on a petition calling for the replacement of “avowed racist and a terrible wordsmith” H.P. Lovecraft on the World Fantasy Award.

Some of the signatories to that petition:

Show the world that speculative fiction is interested in lifting up all voices, because we're selling ourselves short if we only listen to racist white men.
Robert Tidwell, Ontario, CA


Robert Tidwell is the author of:

Insane Clown Pantheon: Comparative Mythology and the Dark Carnival. Carnival of Carnage and Azazel
A critical analysis of the first album released by the hip hop duo the Insane Clown Posse.

He's also fat.

Because racism in SF is a serious problem
Sandy Olson, MADISON, WI


I would be a bit embarrassed at winning an award that depected a writer whose attitudes towards women and non-white people ae a bit creepy.
Eileen Gunn, Seattle, WA


Yes! I can't think of a better update and a great tribute to an awesome writer!
LaShawn Wanak, Madison, WI

Blogger Rantor November 09, 2015 6:13 AM  

When the time comes to establish our own awards, it appears that we can now offer the HP Lovecraft award for Horror to the list... We must consider the naming of the Epic Fantasy and Science Fiction awards while we are at it. While we are at it, we need a named award for best ant-SJW polemic.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop November 09, 2015 6:13 AM  

@100. Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery

Robert Tidwell is the author of:

Insane Clown Pantheon: Comparative Mythology and the Dark Carnival. Carnival of Carnage and Azazel


No. No he is not. I think you should sue him for copyright infringement.

Blogger Cataline Sergius November 09, 2015 6:14 AM  

@100

Thank you for this morning's round of beautiful people, Steve.

You'll notice it's always about 2,500 people who sign one of these SJW petitions.

I mean always.

I'm not saying they are the same people but it seems strange to me that the number is always in that ballpark.

Blogger Lovekraft November 09, 2015 6:16 AM  

Yes, Lovecraft was correct in lumping in the urban shambling masses with the deep ones and other minions of the outside.

SJWs can deny this truth all they want. They get to, since they are all insulated in academia and middle class corporate life.

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery November 09, 2015 6:36 AM  

***BREAKING NEWS***

World Fantasy Award redesigned to honour Octavia Butler

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery November 09, 2015 6:41 AM  

Forrest Bishop - I would sue, but it doesn't look like Mr Tidwell has any money, and I don't want his collection of pre-loved KFC bargain buckets.

Cataline - You are most welcome.

Yes. Ironically, it's still about 2,400 more people than bought Daniel Jose Older's books.

Blogger Cail Corishev November 09, 2015 7:16 AM  

Why not abandon these, SJW awards and create some awards based on merit and not social justice.

You have to make a judgment, case by case, as to whether your efforts are better spent fighting within the organization to save it or starting anew and working to surpass the old. It's a risk & effort versus reward calculation, and it doesn't come down the same way in every case.

In the case of an award system like the Hugos, it takes relatively small effort to throw a spanner in the works, so why not stay in and do that? Low effort brings high reward, both from the book package you get and the butthurt it causes. (And nothing says you can't go ahead and start a new reward after they've burned down the old one to spite you.)

On the other hand, when an organization like a publisher or a church is already SJW-run and you're already on the outside where you're powerless, the reward/effort ratio approaches zero, so it makes more sense to start your own competitor.

Blogger Skylark Thibedeau November 09, 2015 9:26 AM  

I'm betting Lovecraft's works will not make the US Library Association's Banned Book list. Some banned books are more equal than others.

Blogger Joshua Sinistar November 09, 2015 9:34 AM  

I find these "SJW" fools to be hilarious. What are they getting for their meager efforts? Its like those idiots at the Comic Book companies that have decided to take the White Guys out of comic books to focus on "vibrant" minorities like blacks, homosexuals and feminists. Only problem is that the entire audience is White Guys, and those "vibrant" communities don't read comic books, or much of anything else really. They go through college reading the Cliffs Notes and watching the boring inane movie version, and that's how they get through life. Thats why their books are garbage, made up of little plot and are nothing but preachy in-your-face screeds about the unfairness of the World when you belong to a caste of losers.
That's really what the Left is you know. L O S E R S. Those inane nobodies you laughed at and ignored in high School are what the Left really is all about. When they get to college, these undersized pencilneck geeks and fat ugly women are filled with angst over being losers. They never fit into a clique in High School so they latch onto anyone and anything that will accept the losers in the genetic lottery. Marxism and Humanism is the Cult of the Sub-Genius. Their messiah is The Cult of Bob, the nobody who leads the nobodies who nobody really likes.

Anonymous karsten November 09, 2015 9:54 AM  

"karsten - colossal, monumental, phenomenal list"

Many thanks. No, I'm not penning a complete tome on Lovecraft (Who has the time?), but the more crit that is written about him from a trad perspective, the better. Joshi is predictably leftist (i.e., hand-wringing about so-called "racism" -- i.e., legitimate cultural self-exploration and cultural preservation for any other race but whites) in much of his HPL analysis.

Kadath and Dunwich are fine, but IMO he wrote many superior works (see my list).

Blogger Sheila4g November 09, 2015 10:31 AM  

@85 Thank you for the post on Larkin. The first of his poetry I read was not long after I had to study the romantic poets (and reconfirmed how much I dislike romantic poetry, music, etc). My recollection of his little verse on Keats' "Ode to a Grecian Urn" still makes me smile:

Gods chase
Round Vase
What say?
What play?
Don't know.
Nice, though.

Anonymous Harry P. November 09, 2015 10:32 AM  

I sometimes wonder how much the perception of HPL's stories changes with time. HPL managed to establish the genre as we know it, but knowledge of horror of contemporary readers plays slightly against him. I remember reading "The Outsider" first time, I really liked the descriptions etc. and then I read to the part when the HPL's tells the reader that what the protagonist saw was his own reflection in mirror. I think that nowadays pretty much every reader already guessed it and it kind of ruins the ending of otherwise brilliant story in a way it wouldn't during HPL's live.

Blogger IM2L844 November 09, 2015 10:37 AM  

I find these "SJW" fools to be hilarious. What are they getting for their meager efforts?

It's a mistake to underestimate the long term effects of the narrative these losers relentlessly push on the impressionable shallow thinkers of society (let's face it, that's most people). Look at what is happening at the University of Missouri. Any pragmatist, looking at the numbers, can see the real problem, but that's not how it's going to play in the media. The SJW problem and strategic dissemination of opposition to it needs to be taken seriously.

Blogger VD November 09, 2015 10:49 AM  

I find these "SJW" fools to be hilarious.

You shouldn't. There is nothing funny at all about the consequences of their shameless determination to destroy Western civilization.

Anonymous BGS November 09, 2015 11:03 AM  

Cthulhu is just grumpy because people keep waking him up when he is trying to sleep.

I find these "SJW" fools to be hilarious. What are they getting for their meager efforts?

If you ever played minecraft you would know its not just another brick.


Only problem is that the entire audience is White Guys, and those "vibrant" communities don't read comic books, or much of anything else really.

They used to have little boys modeling underwear on the back on comic books, I wonder why they stopped that. Before comic books the heroes of little white boys were the white men that invented things. Kids would have chemistry sets and learn reality on their own instead of getting narrative messages from jewish comic book authors.

Blogger Joshua Sinistar November 09, 2015 11:18 AM  

I don't underestimate their effect, I just find them to be laughable as opponents. Only the weak and stupid would follow this line of false deluded rhetoric that has no basis in reality. When fools like Yglesias gets his leg broken by niggas "keeping it real" and then plays the broken record of "they're not all like that" or "I know a good one", its like listening to the World's smallest violin playing the same old song you've heard all your lives, that sounds stupid and demeans you just by inplying you're stupid enough to believe it.
I'm not underestimating their effect. I intend to KILL THEM. Simple, but effective. You don't need strategy or chess games with stupid deluded retards who count on thier enemies that don't care about them to protect them and support them. These people are TOO STUPID TO LIVE.
Natural Selection is not science, its obvious observable reality. In life, some people are TOO STUPID TO LIVE. The only cure for STUPID is EXTINCTION.

Anonymous Suchlike November 09, 2015 12:30 PM  

@27: Followed your link and I simply MUST requote these excellent observations from Lovecraft himself:

"Only a damn fool can expect the people of one tradition to feel at ease when their country is flooded with hordes of foreigners who — whether equal, superior, or inferior biologically — are so antipodal in physical, emotional, and intellectual makeup that harmonious coalescence is virtually impossible. Such an immigration is death to all endurable existence, and pollution and decay to all art and culture. To permit or encourage it is suicide."

"Biologically, the Nordic is probably not superior to the best Mediterranean stock; or the unbroken and now almost extinct Semitic white stock; but just as the Chinese culture ought to be preserved where it is once entrenched, where the Nordic culture is once entrenched, it must be preserved."

"Only an ignorant dolt would attempt to call a Chinese gentleman — heir to one of the greatest artistic & philosophic traditions in the world — an “inferior” of any sort… & yet there are potent reasons, based on wide physical, mental, & cultural differences, why great numbers of the Chinese ought not to mix into the Caucasian fabric, or vice versa. It is not that one race is any better than any other, but that their whole respective heritages are so antipodal as to make harmonious adjustment impossible. Members of one race can fit into another only through the complete eradication of their own background-influences — & even then the adjustment will always remain uneasy & imperfect if the newcomer’s physical aspect forms a constant reminder of his outside origin."

Pretty much sums up the refugee problem.

Blogger IM2L844 November 09, 2015 12:34 PM  

Has Gavin read SJWAL?

Anonymous karsten November 09, 2015 1:30 PM  

"I think that nowadays pretty much every reader already guessed it and it kind of ruins the ending of otherwise brilliant story in a way it wouldn't during HPL's live."

I disagree. Any perceptive reader in Lovecraft's time would have deduced that conclusion. In fact, Lovecraft invariably pens his stories in such a way that they expect the reader to be more aware of what's actually going on than the narrator. Anticipating the narrator's eventual reaction to the magnitude of the horror, of which the reader is already aware, is part of the effect.

OpenID frankluke.com November 09, 2015 1:38 PM  

@112 I sometimes wonder how much the perception of HPL's stories changes with time. HPL managed to establish the genre as we know it, but knowledge of horror of contemporary readers plays slightly against him. I remember reading "The Outsider" first time, I really liked the descriptions etc. and then I read to the part when the HPL's tells the reader that what the protagonist saw was his own reflection in mirror. I think that nowadays pretty much every reader already guessed it and it kind of ruins the ending of otherwise brilliant story in a way it wouldn't during HPL's live.

I had a similar reaction with "Whisperer in Darkness." I called many parts of the ending by the middle of the story. I thought the professor, Wilmarth, a complete idiot for not picking up the completely unsubtle clues that his contact in the mountains had been compromised. Come on. All the letters had been handwritten before, now there's a typewritten letter FROM A MAN WHO HAS ALL ALONG BEEN WARNING YOU OF ALIEN INVADERS WITH HUMAN AGENTS. Not even a moment of hesitation.

Wilmarth still got on the train (and happily brought along all the recordings and photographs of the aliens his contact had sent). He still went with the complete stranger (after his contact had warned him people in the town couldn't be trusted), he still went in the house even though there were no dogs (the contact ALWAYS kept dogs because they weren't fooled by the invaders disguises). He sat and listened to a robed and shrouded in darkness Akeley.

I had to remind myself of two things:
1) when it was written, readers most readers would be genuinely surprised. Modern cliches of writing didn't exist back then.
2) If the professor had been smarter, the story would have been much shorter and would have been no story at all.

Blogger Were-Puppy November 09, 2015 2:16 PM  

@68 luagha

Now everything large that we see is 'cyclopean.'
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Been having fun lately coming up with Cyclops jokes in an online game.

What do you call a Cyclops that supports breast cancer awareness?
Pink eye

Blogger Were-Puppy November 09, 2015 2:19 PM  

@72 John Wright

Lovecraft only wrote about the non-euclidean madness the SJWs live in.
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That's actually a very good point. For instance, having simply male and female is impossible for the SJWs to understand. I wonder if their brains are phased partly into an alternate reality. Naaa, it's just an opaque bubble they are maintaining.

Blogger Joshua Sinistar November 09, 2015 2:23 PM  

I don't think any of you really get Lovecraft if you're expecting suspense stories. H.P. Lovecraft isn't a mystery writer. His genre is Horror and Terror stories about bad things that happen to innocent people who get caught up in shit they didn't imagine possible. As the reader you know an unimaginable horror awaits the poor deluded people who get in way over their heads, but that's what is fun about Lovecraft. These are those "level-headed" sarcastic scientific pricks who don't believe in the occult and expect a mild and simple explanation and come across a sanity defying Cosmic Horror that they never believed was possible because they thought it was just superstitious nonsense made up by gullible naive idiots. "There's more to Heaven and earth than in your philosophy" is the Shakespearean quote that sums up Lovecraft and his circle of Cosmic Horror writers. He and his small coterie of pen pals including Robert E. Howard of Conan fame started the entire Cosmic Horror wing of Sci-Fi.

Blogger Were-Puppy November 09, 2015 2:24 PM  

@82 Red Comet
SJW writers confuse being non-white/gay/a woman with characterization and plot. Their social justice religion prohibits writing about anything that is "problematic" (this buzzword is a major SJW tell).

This is why their work is safe and boring and predictable. This is why their work is more lifeless than even the most bowderlized story from the past. Sales have fallen accordingly.
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You're witnessing that Impossibility of SJW Convergence. It's on a smaller scale. Even the ability to tell a story would fall to these termites as the eat away at reality.


Blogger Were-Puppy November 09, 2015 2:28 PM  

@86 SQT
I have known some pretty hardcore SJWs that were also ardent fans of Lovecraft. This can't be going over well with everyone. Right?

Please tell me I'm right.
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Those SJWs will be violating the narrative. Their only escape is to become Cucks so they can pretend to not be SJWs and shoot at us at the same time.

Blogger Were-Puppy November 09, 2015 2:31 PM  

@84 chris
Guys, Larry C is great. Don't get me wrong. But he's not creepy enough. It is not in his nature. He's basically a cheerful guy with simple needs.
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I can't even...

Have you read MHI? Have you read the Grimnoire? Granted Larry compares most favorably with the adventure side of pulp style, but seriously.

I can only say - the imperfection is yours.

Blogger Were-Puppy November 09, 2015 2:40 PM  

@100 Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery

See, they have that innsmouth similarity look going on. These 4 look the same as the last 4. It's like their inner demons all look alike. The only thing missing from the gallery is a pink haired she twink, a blue haired land whale, and a neckbearded pedo.

Blogger Were-Puppy November 09, 2015 2:42 PM  

@104 Lovekraft
Yes, Lovecraft was correct in lumping in the urban shambling masses with the deep ones and other minions of the outside.

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You want to talk about shambling masses, try driving from Metarie to New Orleans after dark.

Blogger Were-Puppy November 09, 2015 2:43 PM  

@105 Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery
***BREAKING NEWS***

World Fantasy Award redesigned to honour Octavia Butler
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She looks like Billy Dee Williams.

Blogger Were-Puppy November 09, 2015 2:48 PM  

@108 Skylark Thibedeau
I'm betting Lovecraft's works will not make the US Library Association's Banned Book list. Some banned books are more equal than others.
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They are too late, LOA already has HPL

Anonymous karsten November 09, 2015 3:05 PM  

@120:

I refer you to my previous answer (#119).

Blogger Lovekraft November 09, 2015 4:45 PM  

SJWs are about breaking up white tradition. There is nothing I can see pointing to a system to replace it. SJWs thrive on chaos and destruction. These would be found in many of Lovecraft's stories: the vile, numberless horde, bereft of dignity or culture.

Living in NYC in his twenties, far removed from his home of Providence, opened his eyes to what his upper-middle class sensibilities feared deep down: that there will be those trying to overwhelm the more refined.

No wonder SJWs want to eliminate him. He speaks truth. Fat, ugly lesbians and effeminate pajamaboys scream for acceptance while HPL sees the coming chaos in the stars.

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery November 09, 2015 4:57 PM  

Were-Puppy - She looks like Billy Dee Williams.

:(

What did Billy Dee ever do to you?

Blogger Were-Puppy November 09, 2015 11:04 PM  

@133 Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery
Were-Puppy - She looks like Billy Dee Williams.

:(

What did Billy Dee ever do to you?
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Freezing Han Solo in carbonite and making me wait many years to see what happened next !

Blogger Unknown November 09, 2015 11:32 PM  

Is anybody now?

Blogger Unknown November 09, 2015 11:32 PM  

Is anybody now?

Blogger Balázs Varga December 07, 2015 5:21 PM  

Ia! Ia!

Sacrifice a SJW for Cthulhu today! You will be saving the world!

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