History Creator / HPLovecraft

24th Mar '17 12:03:48 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DeathOfAChild: While children are a rarity in Lovecraft's fiction, chapter three of ''Herbert West - Reanimator'' mentions a missing child who is strongly suggested to have been eaten by West's latest zombie creation. In "The Dreams in the Witch House", the protagonist Gilman fails in his attempt to save a kidnapped child from the witch and her familiar, and in ''The Horror at Red Hook'', Malone sees an old lady teaching a child one of the evil chants used by the cultists.



* InfantImmortality: Notably averted: While children are a rarity in Lovecraft's fiction, chapter three of ''Herbert West - Reanimator'' mentions a missing child who is strongly suggested to have been eaten by West's latest zombie creation. In "The Dreams in the Witch House", the protagonist Gilman fails in his attempt to save a kidnapped child from the witch and her familiar, and in ''The Horror at Red Hook'', Malone sees an old lady teaching a child one of the evil chants used by the cultists.
12th Jan '17 5:38:22 AM IdumeanPatriot
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** The monster beneath "Literature/TheShunnedHouse" is killed by pouring ''sulfuric acid'' over it.

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** The monster beneath "Literature/TheShunnedHouse" is killed by pouring ''sulfuric acid'' over it.[[note]]... After attacking it with guns, flamethrowers and ''directed energy weapons'' failed. The monster is a high-powered and particularly grotesque type of [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]]; its spirit form is effectively invulnerable, but its buried body, which functions as its SoulJar, can be destroyed with physical means. It is the latter that is liquidated.[[/note]]
1st Jan '17 2:34:21 AM ElectroKraken
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* ScienceMarchesOn: Astronomy, earth's geological history, how evolution works -- it's inevitable when a key inspiration was the great unknown behind things we were only just beginning to discover. One of the most common topics of his stories, humans interbreeding with other species, is of course completely impossible as there are no surviving species humans are compatible with, but understanding of genetics and biology was still in its early infancy.
26th Dec '16 9:18:23 PM KingClark
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[[caption-width-right:250: A rare picture of our author [[TheUnsmile attempting to smile.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:250: A [[caption-width-right:250:A rare picture of our author [[TheUnsmile attempting to smile.]]]]
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21st Dec '16 7:14:14 PM trumpetmarietta
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* DefectorFromDecadence: Walter de La Pour, the ancestor of the main character of ''The Rats in The Walls'', who murdered his entire degenerate, evil family after he discovered the horrific secret of the estate, and fled to America. Tellingly, the people of Exham regarded him as something of a hero, and didn't even try to stop his escape.

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* DefectorFromDecadence: Walter de La la Pour, the ancestor of the main character of ''The Rats in The Walls'', who murdered his entire degenerate, evil family after he discovered the horrific secret of the estate, and fled to America. Tellingly, the people of Exham regarded him as something of a hero, and didn't even try to stop his escape.
17th Dec '16 4:55:02 PM Xtifr
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The best known author of the CosmicHorrorStory and the origin of the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, '''Howard Phillips Lovecraft''' (August 20, 1890 -- March 15, 1937) is considered perhaps the greatest of all horror fiction writers, rivaled only by his idol Creator/EdgarAllanPoe. An antiquarian eremite, he was [[NotGoodWithPeople more fond of books than of people]], very much like most of his protagonists. There is, however, no official record of Lovecraft ever encountering anything corporeally eldritch, as much as some fans [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy wish it were all true]]. To this day you can find at least a half dozen different [[{{Defictionalization}} fabrications]] of Lovecraft's wholly fictional ''[[TomeOfEldritchLore Necronomicon]].'' He credited his night terrors[[note]]while similar to nightmares, they are actually the result of a sleep disorder[[/note]] with providing most of his inspiration; both night terrors and the filmy, oily membrane between waking and sleep factor heavily in his various works.

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The best known author of the CosmicHorrorStory and the origin of the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, '''Howard Howard Phillips Lovecraft''' Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 -- March 15, 1937) is considered perhaps the greatest of all horror fiction writers, rivaled only by his idol Creator/EdgarAllanPoe. An antiquarian eremite, he was [[NotGoodWithPeople more fond of books than of people]], very much like most of his protagonists. There is, however, no official record of Lovecraft ever encountering anything corporeally eldritch, as much as some fans [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy wish it were all true]]. To this day you can find at least a half dozen different [[{{Defictionalization}} fabrications]] of Lovecraft's wholly fictional ''[[TomeOfEldritchLore Necronomicon]].'' He credited his night terrors[[note]]while similar to nightmares, they are actually the result of a sleep disorder[[/note]] with providing most of his inspiration; both night terrors and the filmy, oily membrane between waking and sleep factor heavily in his various works.
7th Dec '16 8:44:24 AM Cieloazul
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* His ''Dreamland'' stories, among them "Literature/TheCatsOfUlthar", "Celephais", "The Quest of Iranon", "The Silver Key", "Through the Gates of the Silver Key" and ''The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath''. The last encompassed a number of characters from Lovecraft's other stories, "Pickman's Model" in particular.

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* His ''Dreamland'' stories, among them "Literature/TheCatsOfUlthar", "Celephais", "The Quest of Iranon", "The Silver Key", "Through the Gates of the Silver Key" and ''The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath''.''Literature/TheDreamQuestOfUnknownKadath''. The last encompassed a number of characters from Lovecraft's other stories, "Pickman's Model" in particular.
20th Nov '16 11:12:08 PM dvorak
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* BuriedAlive: Implied to be how the lynching victim in the flashback parts of ''The Shunned House'' became a vampire. The townsfolk interred him in the basement of his own house.


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* HollywoodAcid: The climax of ''The Shunned House'' has the protagonist dig up the [[spoiler:vampire]] and pour six carboys of sulphuric acid into the pit, killing it. Sulphuric acid is actually pretty slow acting, but it kills the monster insatantly.
19th Nov '16 1:29:32 PM dvorak
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** The protagonist of ''Celephais'' finds his CoolCity and rules it HappilyEverAfter as a god, but it's his DyingDream after falling off a cliff.
19th Nov '16 1:23:11 PM dvorak
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* BreatherEpisode: ''Celephas'' is quite pleasant, displaying none of the CosmicHorrorStory elements Lovecraft is famous for. It's about a man who, as a boy, dreams of exploring a fantastic, wonderful city, his 40-year long dream quest to find it again, and how he ends up ruling there forever after as a PhysicalGod. With the CruelTwistEnding that the last part is [[spoiler: his DyingDream after falling off a cliff and drowning]].
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