Tuesday, July 5, 2011


A bunch of H.P. Lovecraft aficionados have been making references to this lately-the "Commonplace Book" that Lovecraft put his thoughts and ideas down in has been put on Wired.com.

Number 8 is kind of amusing: "[Horror story.] 
Man makes appt. [appointment] with old enemy. Dies—body keeps appt." Reading a horror story boiled down laconic-style is pretty amusing, especially considering how H.P. Lovecraft would have written that particular story out. (That is, in the Lord Dunsany style, with at least eight uses of the words "flabby," "fungous," "fungoid," and "indescribable.")

("Painting of ULTIMATE HORROR" is idea #19.)

-Signing off.

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