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  1. hmhaines

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    Any fans here?

    "Following the path of least resistance is what makes the river crooked."
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    Very much so. My signature used to say:

    I like coffee exceedingly.
    -H. P. Lovecraft

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
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  3. hmhaines

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    At The Mountains Of Madness blew me away, I still get giddy thinking about it! His books send me into a deliciously numbing state of terror. Haven't read so much of his work, getting to it when I can, but it always hits the spot.

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    I asked Santa for one of these this year...

    https://www.amazon.com/CafePress-Miskatonic-University-Dark-T-Shirt/dp/B00HBLDN7S

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    And instead your crops failed, family went mad, and neighbors shunned you?

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    That was right after my divorce.

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    That blasted heath ruins everything.

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    My favorite is The Whisperer in Darkness. Gives me chills every time.

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    Yes, I've actually read every single one of his short stories and novellas he wrote independently.

    The Rats in the Wall is my favourite, although he had a few more outstanding works.

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    big fan here, Robert Bloch and Robert e Howard, all writers connected to lovcraft, I love how lovcraft uses, Robert block in the hunter of the dark as Robert Blake, my favorite story is the outsider, I fell in love with his writings ever since.

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    The temple is another good one!!

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    The Rats in the Wall is my favourite,

    Oh that takes me back a bit

    Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes
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    I am writing this, hoping that someone will read this and think of me, not as a madman, but a person that has fallen in grave danger, I should have listen to the man but the curiosity got the best of me, see I have found and old relic of a pipe in a secluded antiquated colonial store that sells dusty old tomes and curious items, the man told me the item was cursed, but I did not believe in this sort of thing, the pipe it self was a black meerschaum with a relif of a youth with a crown leaf on its head, it was beautiful, it had a grip on my soul, ever since i have smoked it, this thing has been following me, my days have been long and I have not sleep in what seems to be days, I have been dosing my self with a healthy amount of morphine to forget, now i find my self in a abandoned farm, they said a family used to live here and that the well was somohow poisend, there is green liquid everywere on the floor, I hear the foot steps, oh god!! I see its hand, its trying to force its way in!!! those yellow bulging EYES, dear god help me!!! the window, YES!! THE WINDOW!!! I MUST GO TO THE WINDOW!!!

    OCTOBER 12TH 2016 a body was found near a farm house, it was of hextor, police confirmed the death as a suicide, he had jumped of the third floor window, they think he was in need of psychiatric treatment, his suicide letter was found, but is was incomprehensible, he died with a curious pipe in his hand.

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    H aha , that's awesome Hextor!! Yeh, I read a lot of Lovecraft back in high school, along with Poe, Burroughs, and Kafka. Good stuff. Teenage angst and horror tinged with a drop of sexy gloom go together very well.

    Michael
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    Dream-quest of unknown Kadath is a beautifully painted picture and has been a favorite for years.

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    hmhaines,

    If you are an eBook reader, Google Play Books has a "Complete" Lovecraft collection for 99 cents.

    I put complete in quotes, because I have managed to round up some really rare stuff that is not included, but it has darn nearly everything, and certainly everything he wrote in the Cthulhu mythos.

    Title is: H. P. Lovecraft the Ultimate Collection.

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    Downright love his Short stories, my favorite is probably music of Erich Zann.

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    Thanks Rob! That's where I've read many, though I do have some beloved hard copies.

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    Also some good freetext reading here:

    http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/
    http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/
    https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/l/lovecraft/hp/
    http://gutenberg.net.au/plusfifty-a-m.html#lovecraft

    And a free ebook:

    http://arkhamarchivist.com/free-complete-lovecraft-ebook-nook-kindle/

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    The Metal Mixtures
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    Ahhh good old Miskatonic U., my Alma Mater.....or was it Magna Mater?

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    Somethingsomething..Ichor..cyclopean....horrors...

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    That was right after my divorce.
    I know that feeling! ...

    "the weez"...
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    I always thought his simple short story, only a page long, an unfinished work if I remember right, was my favorite. I think it was called something like: The Thing By The Railroad Tracks, or something like that.

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    This book on Lovecraft is also quite good:

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2005/jun/04/featuresreviews.guardianreview6

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    Rob. I went and bought the collection on Google just now thanks to you. I'm excited to check it out!

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
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    Good!

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    I've been working my way through a book of his complete collected works for a while now...off and on between other books. I've greatly enjoyed all of the stories thus far...only have a few left.

    A few years ago it was announced that Guillermo del Toro was going to direct a film version of At the Mountains of Madness, but apparently the project fell through for some reason.

    In case anyone hasn't seen it, this is pretty good:

    The Call of Cthulhu

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHuY2wXTd0o

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    ^^ That is an awesome video!

    In college we used to play the Call of Cthulhu role playing game. We pretty much had to reroll characters every week. We were all either dead or insane by the end of each session. heh heh.

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    Very much so. My signature used to say:

    I like coffee exceedingly.
    -H. P. Lovecraft

    I always liked that signature of yours chasingembers. Having enjoyed Lovecraft's work myself and my over-the-top love of coffee.

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    -Apologies to Master Yoda
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    Having enjoyed Lovecraft's work myself and my over-the-top love of coffee.

    Coffee prevents violence against coworkers.

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    The Call of Cthulhu - read by Wayne June.

    https://youtu.be/ZdVZV-WLL9A?list=PL_y65cLX0fciQXh7mU-i09F1QtgvE9HaM

    Your welcome.

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    and I contentedly watched them sailing to the skies. - J.M. Barrie
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    One more.

    The Rats in the Walls - The Black Mass Radio Program.
    Featuring the voice talents of Erik Bauersfeld - Admiral Akbar from Star Wars.
    This story may turn your stomach like a Royal Yacht OD - one of my favorites!

    http://www.kpfahistory.info/bm/bm_rats.mp3

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    Even better, listen while burning a pipe of Royal Yacht.

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    There's a great radio dramatization of The Shadow Over Innsmouth by the Atlanta Radio Theater Company. They did a few others but I think this one is the best. The Shadow Over Innsmouth

    Also, The Colour Out of Space by Dark Adventure Radio Theatre.
    The Colour Out of Space

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    I have been a big fan of Lovecraft's work for going on 25 years now. He was/is a giant in horror.

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    Stephen King's "Jerusalem's Lot" is quite Lovecraftian.

    One of my favorites, "The Haunter Of The Dark"

    “Lights still out—must be five minutes now. Everything depends on lightning. Yaddith grant it will keep up! . . . Some influence seems beating through it. . . . Rain and thunder and wind deafen. . . . The thing is taking hold of my mind. . . .
    “Trouble with memory. I see things I never knew before. Other worlds and other galaxies . . . Dark . . . The lightning seems dark and the darkness seems light. . . .
    “It cannot be the real hill and church that I see in the pitch-darkness. Must be retinal impression left by flashes. Heaven grant the Italians are out with their candles if the lightning stops!
    “What am I afraid of? Is it not an avatar of Nyarlathotep, who in antique and shadowy Khem even took the form of man? I remember Yuggoth, and more distant Shaggai, and the ultimate void of the black planets. . . .
    “The long, winging flight through the void . . . cannot cross the universe of light . . . re-created by the thoughts caught in the Shining Trapezohedron . . . send it through the horrible abysses of radiance. . . .
    “My name is Blake—Robert Harrison Blake of 620 East Knapp Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. . . . I am on this planet. . . .
    “Azathoth have mercy!—the lightning no longer flashes—horrible—I can see everything with a monstrous sense that is not sight—light is dark and dark is light . . . those people on the hill . . . guard . . . candles and charms . . . their priests. . . .
    “Sense of distance gone—far is near and near is far. No light—no glass—see that steeple—that tower—window—can hear—Roderick Usher—am mad or going mad—the thing is stirring and fumbling in the tower—I am it and it is I—I want to get out . . . must get out and unify the forces. . . . It knows where I am. . . .
    “I am Robert Blake, but I see the tower in the dark. There is a monstrous odour . . . senses transfigured . . . boarding at that tower window cracking and giving way. . . . Iä . . . ngai . . . ygg. . . .
    “I see it—coming here—hell-wind—titan blur—black wings—Yog-Sothoth save me—the three-lobed burning eye. . . .”

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    I've always been fond of that song/album.

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    Discovered him when I was 11. He's shaped my taste in movies, literature, comics and single handedly gave a theme to my paintings.
    He is No2 in my list of favourite writers since I discovered Steven Erikson -13 years ago- but he remains my very first literary obsession.

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    old time radio has the outsider, it is really good, the program that made the episode is the black mass.

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    I see 'The Shadow out of Time' as HPL's Magnum Opus.

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