September 6, 2010

Linking Horn: HP Lovecraft redux

Linking Horn

“The text is a fetish object, and this fetish desires me. The text chooses me, by a whole disposition of invisible screens, selective baffles: vocabulary, references, readability, etc.; and, lost in the midst of a text (not behind it, like a deus ex machina) there is always the other, the author.”–Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text (PT 27)

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” –Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature (D&OMT 365)

It’s the last week of Mythos 101: HP Lovecraft appreciation week – I hope you’ve enjoyed reading as much as I’ve enjoyed writing. Here are some more HP Lovecraft weirdnesses from across the internet:

Topless Robot gives us 6 Boring New England Destinations Made Cooler by HP Lovecraft. This is going into my “travel planning” folder for our future trip to the US. I would love to go to Salam and buy up large on all the tacky touristy witchy crap. Also, read the comments. They are made of lol.



Tales of the Plush Cthulhu – this is making me want one of these cthulhu plushies more and more! Maybe I could pose him in all my Cthulhu Closet posts?

A Mountain Walked or Stumbled: Madness, Apocalypse, and HP Lovecraft’s “Call of Cthulhu” by Jason Taylor – 2004. A serious academic essay exploring the connection between madness and apocalypse in Call of Cthulhu – it’s an interesting read if you’re into close reading.

Necronomicon press – another source of HP Lovecraft and mythos fiction online.


drawing by Ikura maru

Lovecraft / Derleth joke, courtesy of In Absinthia.

Miskatonic Archive – HP Lovecraft miscellany, including artwork and writing. I could browse this site for hours.

HP Lovecraft on twitter.

“For obvious reasons, Innsmouth’s fine dining establishments would be well-served to keep fungi off the menu. And yet…”

“The pantry floor is befouled by an ichoric substance of queer consistency, reeking of sulfur and acute perturbation.”

“A sodden nod to those wishing me a “happy” birthday. May you be spared the wrath of the Great Old Ones. (You shan’t be.)”

Vacation Necronomicon School – my favorite lesson is Cthulhu is Not Cute!

And he also linked to this, which I have no idea what it is, but it’s freaken awesom.

HP Lovecraft’s stellar seafood chowder.

I had no idea “hauntrock” was a genre.

And … I’m done.

Love and Tentacles