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23rd May '16 9:19:58 PM Kuruni
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** Also done by human sorcerers in ''[[spoiler:The Thing on the Doorstep]]''.

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** Also done by human sorcerers in ''[[spoiler:The ''The Thing on the Doorstep]]''.Doorstep''.



* ImAHumanitarian: ''[[spoiler: The Picture in the House]]'' involves the discovery of a CannibalLarder, while ''[[spoiler: The Rats in the Walls]]'' has this trope on an [[PeopleFarms industrial]] scale.

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* ImAHumanitarian: ''[[spoiler: The ''The Picture in the House]]'' House'' involves the discovery of a CannibalLarder, while ''[[spoiler: The ''The Rats in the Walls]]'' Walls'' has this trope on an [[PeopleFarms industrial]] scale.
23rd May '16 8:19:56 AM ZerroDefex
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** Also done by human sorcerers in ''[[spoiler:The Thing on the Doorstep]]'' and ''[[spoiler:Literature/TheCaseOfCharlesDexterWard]]''.

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** Also done by human sorcerers in ''[[spoiler:The Thing on the Doorstep]]'' and ''[[spoiler:Literature/TheCaseOfCharlesDexterWard]]''.Doorstep]]''.
16th May '16 2:04:06 PM Doug86
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** "The Shadow Out of Time" mentions Crom-Ya, a barbarian chief who lived around 15,000 B.C. This is a homage to Literature/ConanTheBarbarian, Robert E. Howard's most famous character.

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** "The Shadow Out of Time" mentions Crom-Ya, a barbarian chief who lived around 15,000 B.C. This is a homage to Literature/ConanTheBarbarian, Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian, Robert E. Howard's most famous character.
14th May '16 11:43:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* OctopoidAliens: Lovecraft may be the TropeCodifier with the description of the Great Old Ones and related creatures. Most of them involve tentacles of some kind, and his most famous character, Cthulhu explicitly has a face that resembles an octopus, albeit crossed with a human skull.
6th May '16 12:13:58 PM CaptEquinox
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* SugarBowl: The Dreamland stories. Sona-Nyl, Celephais and Aira are all described in these terms. And even Randolph Carter, having just endured innumerable horrors after his ascent of Mt. Ngranek, gets a break as he heads for Thran to catch a ship to Celephais:
--> Well did the traveller know those garden lands that lie betwixt the wood of the Cerenerian Sea, and blithely did he follow the singing river Oukranos that marked his course. The sun rose higher over gentle slopes of grove and lawn, and heightened the colours of the thousand flowers that starred each knoll and dingle. A blessed haze lies upon all this region, wherein is held a little more of the sunlight than other places hold, and a little more of the summer's humming music of birds and bees; so that men walk through it as through a faery place, and feel greater joy and wonder than they ever afterward remember.
6th May '16 12:07:02 PM CaptEquinox
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Lovecraft had a particular fondness for ice cream and had in general a SweetTooth. He loved [[http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/hp-lovecraft-and-coffee.html coffee,]] too (especially when highly sugared). Baked beans, spaghetti, cheese [[note]]"How can anyone dislike ''cheese?''"[[/note]] and roast turkey were also favorites. He also had a particular hatred of seafood.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Lovecraft had a particular fondness for [[http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2011/08/on-hp-lovecraft-and-ice-cream-honoring.html ice cream cream]] and had in general a SweetTooth. He loved [[http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/hp-lovecraft-and-coffee.html coffee,]] coffee]], too (especially when highly sugared). Baked beans, spaghetti, He was a big fan of cheese [[note]]"How can anyone anybody dislike ''cheese?''"[[/note]] ''cheese?''"[[/note]], [[http://www.hplovecraft.com/life/interest/foods.aspx baked beans, spaghetti and roast traditional turkey were also favorites. dinners]] among other things. He also had a particular hatred of seafood.seafood.
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4th May '16 9:38:59 AM aye_amber
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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]].]]
smile.]]]]



* TheTamingOfTheGrue: You can buy Cthulhu plush toys, and there's a [[spoiler:meme]] with a Cthulhu carrying a bouquet of roses captioned "Cthulhu needs love too!" The video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOHJUrcVdJk Adventures of Li'l Cthulhu]], the games "The Stars Are Right", "Munchkin Cthulhu", etc. [[PlayedForLaughs plays being driven insane by the touch of the Elder Things]] [[DudeNotFunny for laughs]].

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* TheTamingOfTheGrue: You can buy Cthulhu plush toys, and there's a [[spoiler:meme]] with a Cthulhu carrying a bouquet of roses captioned "Cthulhu needs love too!" The video [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOHJUrcVdJk Adventures of Li'l Cthulhu]], Cthulhu,]] the games "The Stars Are Right", "Munchkin Cthulhu", etc. [[PlayedForLaughs plays being driven insane by the touch of the Elder Things]] [[DudeNotFunny for laughs]].laughs.]]



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Lovecraft had a particular fondness for ice cream and had in general a SweetTooth. He loved [[http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/hp-lovecraft-and-coffee.html coffee]], too (especially when highly sugared). Baked beans, spaghetti, cheese [[note]]"How can anyone dislike ''cheese?''"[[/note]] and roast turkey were also favorites. He also had a particular hatred of seafood.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Lovecraft had a particular fondness for ice cream and had in general a SweetTooth. He loved [[http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/hp-lovecraft-and-coffee.html coffee]], coffee,]] too (especially when highly sugared). Baked beans, spaghetti, cheese [[note]]"How can anyone dislike ''cheese?''"[[/note]] and roast turkey were also favorites. He also had a particular hatred of seafood.
4th May '16 9:37:04 AM aye_amber
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* InspiredBy: The house from "The Shunned House" [[http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&cp=41.829694~-71.408472&style=o&lvl=15&sp=Point.41.829694_-71.408472_Shunned%20house___ actually exists]], as did Jacques Roulet, the psychotic French 'lycanthrope' from the short story. Of course, the two never really had anything to do with each other, and H.P. Lovecraft only chose to write about the house because it was pretty creepy looking.

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* InspiredBy: The house from "The Shunned House" [[http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&cp=41.com/maps/?v=2&cp=41.829694~-71.408472&style=o&lvl=15&sp=Point.41.829694_-71.408472_Shunned%20house___ 408472_Shunned%20house___&ignoreoptin=1 actually exists]], as did Jacques Roulet, the psychotic French 'lycanthrope' from the short story. Of course, the two never really had anything to do with each other, and H.P. Lovecraft only chose to write about the house because it was pretty creepy looking.



** "[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/A_Reminiscence_of_Dr._Samuel_Johnson A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson]]" is basically a long exercise in Lovecraft poking fun at himself for his tendency at PurpleProse and SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.

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** "[[http://en."[[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/A_Reminiscence_of_Dr._Samuel_Johnson A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson]]" is basically a long exercise in Lovecraft poking fun at himself for his tendency at PurpleProse and SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.



* LostRomanLegion: in ''[[http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/vof.aspx The Very Old Folk]]''.

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* LostRomanLegion: in In ''[[http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/vof.aspx The Very Old Folk]]''.Folk.]]''



* PerfectPacifistPeople: Made fun of in the poem, [[http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/poetry/p095.asp "Pacifist War Song]].

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* PerfectPacifistPeople: Made fun of in the poem, [[http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/poetry/p095.asp "Pacifist War Song]].Song."
4th May '16 9:33:59 AM aye_amber
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Despite [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._P._Lovecraft#Copyright some controversy]] over whether most of his works are genuinely public domain, they're all invariably available online [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:H._P._Lovecraft somewhere]]. The letters are harder to get ahold of (and expensive as hell, check out Abebooks), but they're well worth the search.

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Despite [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._P._Lovecraft#Copyright some controversy]] over whether most of his works are genuinely public domain, they're all invariably available online [[http://en.[[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:H._P._Lovecraft somewhere]]. org/wiki/Author:Howard_Phillips_Lovecraft somewhere.]] The letters are harder to get ahold of (and expensive as hell, check out Abebooks), but they're well worth the search.



** ''[[http://www.cthulhulives.org/toc.html The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society]]'' [[LovecraftOnFilm adapted]] this story [[http://www.cthulhulives.org/cocmovie/ to film]] in 2005, faithful to the original, in the style of a classic 1920s black-and-white silent movie. A must-see.

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** ''[[http://www.cthulhulives.org/toc.html The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society]]'' [[LovecraftOnFilm adapted]] this story [[http://www.cthulhulives.org/cocmovie/ to film]] in 2005, faithful to the original, in the style of a classic 1920s 1920's black-and-white silent movie. A must-see.



** Adapted in 2012 as a short old-timey independent film starring Åke Rosén and narrated by John Hutch. See it [[http://youtu.be/y7jp1CT1h6c here]].

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** Adapted in 2012 as a short old-timey independent film starring Åke Rosén and narrated by John Hutch. See it [[http://youtu.be/y7jp1CT1h6c here]].[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7jp1CT1h6c here.]]



** ''[[http://www.cthulhulives.org/toc.html The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society]]'' [[LovecraftOnFilm has]] [[AdaptationExpansion adapted]] this puppy to [[http://www.cthulhulives.org/whisperer/index.html film as well]]. ''Another'' must-see.

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** ''[[http://www.cthulhulives.org/toc.html The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society]]'' [[LovecraftOnFilm has]] [[AdaptationExpansion adapted]] this puppy to [[http://www.cthulhulives.org/whisperer/index.html film as well]]. well.]] ''Another'' must-see.



* And most terrifyingly of all, "[[http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/essays/cd.aspx Cats and Dogs]]", an essay on [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking why cats are better than dogs.]]

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* And most terrifyingly of all, "[[http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/essays/cd.aspx Cats and Dogs]]", Dogs,]]" an essay on [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking why cats are better than dogs.]]



* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: "The Outsider" and "Under the Pyramids"[[note]]short story ghostwritten for Creator/HarryHoudini[[/note]] both mention in passing the female pharaoh [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitocris Nitocris]] as the ruler of a society of monsters and undead.

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: "The Outsider" and "Under the Pyramids"[[note]]short story ghostwritten for Creator/HarryHoudini[[/note]] both mention in passing the female pharaoh [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitocris Nitocris]] as the ruler of a society of monsters and undead.



* HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster: Robert M. Price has [[http://crypt-of-cthulhu.com/homosexualpanic.htm hypothesized]] that "The Outsider" carries this subtext, however unintentionally.

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* HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster: Robert M. Price has [[http://crypt-of-cthulhu.com/homosexualpanic.htm hypothesized]] hypothesized that "The Outsider" carries this subtext, however unintentionally.
27th Apr '16 7:16:16 PM urutapu
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* ''The Music of Erich Zann'' -- A student, seeking cheap accommodation, takes a room underneath a strange, mute cellist who plays unnatural music late into the night. He considered this one of his best stories, as he managed to avoid his usual tactic of explaining everything (read: [[NothingIsScarier the tiniest explanation of anything is not even alluded to]] other than on a paper the protagonist never gets to read).

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* ''The Music of Erich Zann'' -- A student, seeking cheap accommodation, takes a room underneath a strange, mute cellist who plays unnatural music late into the night. He considered this one of his best stories, as he managed to avoid his usual tactic of explaining everything (read: [[NothingIsScarier the tiniest explanation of anything is not even juuust barely alluded to]] other than on to]]--in the form of a paper note the protagonist never actually gets to read).
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