History Creator / RobertEHoward

28th May '16 8:57:21 PM Doug86
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* CanonWelding: Howard did this a lot with his historical, horror and fantasy stories. Just to name a few examples: Literature/{{Kull}} was explicitly tied with ConanTheBarbarian in the essay "The Hyborian Age". Both was tied with the historical-fantasy character BranMakMorn through the Kull-Bran crossover "Kings of the Night". The ring of Thoth-Amon, from the Conan stories, and worshipers of Bran are featured in Howard's modern horror stories, while both Bran and Kull are mentioned in one of his Turlogh Dubh O'Brien stories set in 1200's. It wouldn't be unreasonable to consider all of Howard's speculative fiction to be part of [[TheVerse the same verse]], even if Howard [[AuthorExistenceFailure never lived]] to point it out himself. And of course Howard and HPLovecraft making references to each-others in their works was the foundation of the CthulhuMythos.

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* CanonWelding: Howard did this a lot with his historical, horror and fantasy stories. Just to name a few examples: Literature/{{Kull}} was explicitly tied with ConanTheBarbarian in the essay "The Hyborian Age". Both was tied with the historical-fantasy character BranMakMorn Literature/BranMakMorn through the Kull-Bran crossover "Kings of the Night". The ring of Thoth-Amon, from the Conan stories, and worshipers of Bran are featured in Howard's modern horror stories, while both Bran and Kull are mentioned in one of his Turlogh Dubh O'Brien stories set in 1200's. It wouldn't be unreasonable to consider all of Howard's speculative fiction to be part of [[TheVerse the same verse]], even if Howard [[AuthorExistenceFailure never lived]] to point it out himself. And of course Howard and HPLovecraft making references to each-others in their works was the foundation of the CthulhuMythos.
27th May '16 10:11:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* YouImaginedIt: The supernatural is not believed in by many of the people of Howard's tales, so Howard's heroes usually get this a lot. Usually, though, they have some physical evidence on hand that proves them right.
7th Apr '16 3:20:01 PM Sharlee
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* LoopholeAbuse: Lopez from "The Horror From The Mound" swore inviolable oaths to his father never to speak of the Mound's curse to anyone but his own eldest son. But when Brill suggests he ''write down'' the secret instead of say it, Lopez has no problem with that.
12th Mar '16 1:42:41 AM quirkygenius
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Howard committed suicide with a gun at the age of 30, after his ailing mother fell into an irrecoverable coma.

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Howard committed suicide with a gun at the age of 30, after his ailing mother fell into an irrecoverable coma.coma [[TearJerker and he was told she'd never wake again (she died shortly after)]].
25th Oct '15 3:03:01 PM Rynnec
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* SolomonKane, a British Puritan explorer in Africa.

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* SolomonKane, Literature/SolomonKane, a British Puritan explorer in Africa.
25th Jun '15 8:57:29 PM nombretomado
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* {{Kull}}, exile of Atlantis and king of Valusia.

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* {{Kull}}, Literature/{{Kull}}, exile of Atlantis and king of Valusia.



* CanonWelding: Howard did this a lot with his historical, horror and fantasy stories. Just to name a few examples: {{Kull}} was explicitly tied with ConanTheBarbarian in the essay "The Hyborian Age". Both was tied with the historical-fantasy character BranMakMorn through the Kull-Bran crossover "Kings of the Night". The ring of Thoth-Amon, from the Conan stories, and worshipers of Bran are featured in Howard's modern horror stories, while both Bran and Kull are mentioned in one of his Turlogh Dubh O'Brien stories set in 1200's. It wouldn't be unreasonable to consider all of Howard's speculative fiction to be part of [[TheVerse the same verse]], even if Howard [[AuthorExistenceFailure never lived]] to point it out himself. And of course Howard and HPLovecraft making references to each-others in their works was the foundation of the CthulhuMythos.

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* CanonWelding: Howard did this a lot with his historical, horror and fantasy stories. Just to name a few examples: {{Kull}} Literature/{{Kull}} was explicitly tied with ConanTheBarbarian in the essay "The Hyborian Age". Both was tied with the historical-fantasy character BranMakMorn through the Kull-Bran crossover "Kings of the Night". The ring of Thoth-Amon, from the Conan stories, and worshipers of Bran are featured in Howard's modern horror stories, while both Bran and Kull are mentioned in one of his Turlogh Dubh O'Brien stories set in 1200's. It wouldn't be unreasonable to consider all of Howard's speculative fiction to be part of [[TheVerse the same verse]], even if Howard [[AuthorExistenceFailure never lived]] to point it out himself. And of course Howard and HPLovecraft making references to each-others in their works was the foundation of the CthulhuMythos.
17th Apr '15 12:53:41 PM SharleeD
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* TheMorlocks: The Children of the Night are a stunted variation.
15th Apr '15 11:00:13 PM SharleeD
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* WalkingTheEarth: SolomonKane. Constantly.

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* WalkingTheEarth: SolomonKane. Constantly.SolomonKane, constantly. Also de Montour, from "Wolfshead".
24th Jan '15 4:08:54 AM Morgenthaler
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'''Robert E. Howard''' (January 22, 1906 - June 11, 1936) was a writer and poet from Texas, USA. He wrote short stories and poems spanning several genres, including HeroicFantasy, {{Western}}, CosmicHorror and historical fiction. He was the TropeMaker for the genres LowFantasy, DarkFantasy and SwordAndSorcery -- which, in fact, received its name from a discussion of what the genre that a Howard story was should be called. Along with Creator/JRRTolkien, he is one of the most influential writers in modern fantasy. His life was the subject of the 1996 film ''TheWholeWideWorld''.

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'''Robert E. Howard''' (January 22, 1906 - June 11, 1936) was a writer and poet from Texas, USA. He wrote short stories and poems spanning several genres, including HeroicFantasy, {{Western}}, CosmicHorror and historical fiction. He was the TropeMaker for the genres LowFantasy, DarkFantasy and SwordAndSorcery -- which, in fact, received its name from a discussion of what the genre that a Howard story was should be called. Along with Creator/JRRTolkien, he is one of the most influential writers in modern fantasy. His life was the subject of the 1996 film ''TheWholeWideWorld''.
''Film/TheWholeWideWorld''.
29th Jul '14 3:57:03 PM gfrequency
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* GoodOldFisticuffs: He wrote a lot of non-supernatural stories about boxers and other fist-fighters, usually with titles like "Circus Fists" and "Waterfront Fists."



* LovecraftLite: Even a mortal man might triumph over an EldritchAbomination in Howard's horror stories, either by using GoodOldFisticuffs or [[AuthorAppeal getting in touch with his inner barbarian and grabbing a longsword off the wall.]] It can go either way when Conan runs into them -- sometimes he cuts down the tentacled horror and sometimes he knows when to run like hell.



* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Conan and several others.

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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Conan and several others. Howard himself seemed to believe that humanity had lost this mindset over time, and longed for a return to "hands-on" problem-solving.
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