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Lovecraft with adjectives, similes and metaphors edited out

x 2015-08-24 at 10.32.07 PM

I took as my source material a particularly lavish passage from Call of Cthulhu. Sorry about it being a screengrab. Allow me to atone by offering a BONUS passage from The Eye of Argon, with adjectives, similes and metaphors edited out:

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EXTRA: Hemingway with Lovecraft adjectives edited in.

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MORE. Per Alex's request for "Lovecraftian news reports/headlines?"

x 2015-08-25 at 12.17.11 AM

What does H.P. Lovecraft's comeback say about us?

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H.P. Lovecraft died obscure, but his cosmic nightmares are woven into the fabric of modern horror.

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Eutopia: horror novel about Lovecraftian racism

David Nickle's horror novel Eutopia confronts the racial overtones of Lovecraftian fiction head on, revealing a terrifying story of the American eugenics movement and the brutality underbelly of utopianism.Read the rest

Get Oculus Rift VR feature 'Banshee Chapter' free today

Oculus Rift fans can download 'Banshee Chapter' free today from Jamwix. Released in 2013, the 3D horror film based on H.P. Lovecraft’s From Beyond has been repurposed as a virtual reality feature.

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Snoopy as Cthulhu

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Anna-Maria Jung's "Call of Snoophulhu," available as a print. (via Superpunch)

Hrii Cthulhu, Goka Font Ph'nglui!

Do you love nameless, creeping horrors in the deep? Unnaturally! Do you love fonts? Of course, you do. Thomas Phinney, a veteran type designer, is attempting an unholy union of the two by resurrecting the moldering corpse of three typefaces: Columbus, Columbus Initials, and American Italic. Columbus was used for all the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game, in which Phinney played a hand (severed?), designing clues for "Masks of Nyarlathotep."

Back the project on Kickstarter for Phinney to create Cristoforo, modern renditions of these three fonts. Pledges at all but the lowest level come with licenses to use the fonts. Phinney's original work is terrific, and I have no doubt that he'll bring a sensitive hand to re-creating these classic faces.

Cthulhu ski mask

Ian J. Kahn of Lux Mentis, Antiquarian Booksellers, just received this hand-knit Cthulhu hat from his mother as a surprise gift.

Lovecraftian Tintin adventures

cc5203223fe766c426332abee9c40d02.jpg I'd love to read the H.P. Lovecraft-Tintin crossovers behind the covers expertly painted by Murray Groat. UPDATE: Murray adds that these aren't for sale as Hergé/Moulinsart S.A.'s rights apply. "I am getting alot of print requests by email, which is nice, but I have to sadly tell each and everyone of them that I cannot."

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DungBeetleComics via jwz. Also: Is this The Bible?

If HP Lovecraft wrote C manuals

I can't say that it made me a better programmer, but this mashup of Brian W Kernighan & Dennis M Ritchie's classic "The C Programming Language" with the elder horrors of HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos has alerted me to the urgent problem of inadvertent dimensional rifts that may be opened through poor programming practice:

And yet I saw them in a limitless stream- flopping, hopping, croaking, bleating- sorting themselves inhumanly through the spectral moonlight in a grotesque, malignant saraband of fantastic nightmare. Their croaking, baying voices called out in the hideous language of the Old Ones:

void Rlyeh
(int mene[], int wgah, int nagl) {
int Ia, fhtagn;
if (wgah>=nagl) return;
swap (mene,wgah,(wgah+nagl)/2);
fhtagn = wgah;
for (Ia=wgah+1; Ia<=nagl; Ia++)
if (mene[Ia] swap (mene,++fhtagn,Ia);
swap (mene,wgah,fhtagn);
Rlyeh (mene,wgah,fhtagn-1);
Rlyeh (mene,fhtagn+1,nagl);

} // PH'NGLUI MGLW'NAFH CTHULHU!

The C Programming Language (via JWZ)