History Funny / HPLovecraft

8th Oct '17 12:54:55 PM Geoduck
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* Lovecraft also wrote a highly humorous Creator/TSEliot parody entitled "Waste Paper."
8th Oct '17 12:47:00 PM Geoduck
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* Lovecraft's {{Melodrama}} parody "Literature/SweetErmengarde" is ''intentionally'' funny, as is his Creator/TSEliot parody "Waste Paper."
** The DastardlyWhiplash behavior of the villain of the former, 'Squire Hardman, is ''hilarious'':
--> ''But these tender passages, sacred though their fervour, did not pass unobserved by profane eyes; for crouched in the bushes and gritting his teeth was the dastardly ’Squire Hardman! When the lovers had finally strolled away he leapt out into the lane, [[DastardlyWhiplash viciously twirling his moustache and riding-crop]], and [[KickTheDog kicking an unquestionably innocent cat]] who was also out strolling.''

--> ''One day as ’Squire Hardman sat in the front parlour of his expensive and palatial home, indulging in his favourite pastime of gnashing his teeth and swishing his riding-crop, a great thought came to him; and [[CardCarryingVillain he cursed aloud at the statue of Satan on the onyx mantelpiece.]]​''
15th Sep '17 1:57:17 AM PaulA
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* Lovecraft's {{Melodrama}} parody "Sweet Ermengarde" is ''intentionally'' funny, as is his Creator/TSEliot parody "Waste Paper."

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* Lovecraft's {{Melodrama}} parody "Sweet Ermengarde" "Literature/SweetErmengarde" is ''intentionally'' funny, as is his Creator/TSEliot parody "Waste Paper."
12th Sep '17 8:55:48 PM PaulA
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* Although ''Literature/TheCaseOfCharlesDexterWard'' is anything but funny, this line could be construed as darkly humorous:
--> ''There was something hideous, blasphemous, and abnormal about it [a voice], and but for a cry from his recovering wife which cleared his mind by arousing his protective instincts it is not likely that Theodore Howland Ward could have maintained for nearly a year his old boast that he had never fainted.''
* Similarly, the last line of "The Statement of Randolph Carter" walks a thin line between comedy and NightmareFuel:

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* Although ''Literature/TheCaseOfCharlesDexterWard'' is anything but funny, this line could be construed as darkly humorous:
--> ''There was something hideous, blasphemous, and abnormal about it [a voice], and but for a cry from his recovering wife which cleared his mind by arousing his protective instincts it is not likely that Theodore Howland Ward could have maintained for nearly a year his old boast that he had never fainted.''
* Similarly, the
The last line of "The Statement of Randolph Carter" walks a thin line between comedy and NightmareFuel:



* There's something funny about the protagonist of ''Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime'' waking up from his involuntary five-year bodyswap by resuming the lecture on economics that he had been giving when the swap occurred, picking it right back up mid-sentence.

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* There's something funny about the protagonist of ''Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime'' waking up from his involuntary five-year bodyswap by resuming the lecture on economics that he had been giving when the swap occurred, picking it right back up mid-sentence.----
12th Sep '17 2:07:06 AM PaulA
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There was a brilliant AlternateCharacterInterpretation of Lovecraft on Twitter: '''Drunk Lovecraft'''. Yes, you read that right--and it's ''amazing''. "Bitter, divorced, re-animated author of weird fiction. Has developed a bit of a drinking problem since returning from the grave."

Now defunct, but it contained gems like...
* "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the ability of the human mind to obliterate all its contents with sweet, sweet gin."
* "When confronted by the fungi from Yuggoth, try and lick one. They'll still take your brain, but you'll be high as a motherfucker."
* "Today a cocker spaniel humped my leg, and I immediately thought of Creator/AugustDerleth."
* "If you think God moves in mysterious ways, you've never seen Yog-Sothoth take the dance floor."

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30th Jul '17 12:47:33 PM Zarina
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--> ''One day as ’Squire Hardman sat in the front parlour of his expensive and palatial home, indulging in his favourite pastime of gnashing his teeth and swishing his riding-crop, a great thought came to him; and [[CardCarryingVillain he cursed aloud at the statue of Satan on the onyx mantelpiece.]]​''

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--> ''One day as ’Squire Hardman sat in the front parlour of his expensive and palatial home, indulging in his favourite pastime of gnashing his teeth and swishing his riding-crop, a great thought came to him; and [[CardCarryingVillain he cursed aloud at the statue of Satan on the onyx mantelpiece.]]​'']]​''
*There's something funny about the protagonist of ''Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime'' waking up from his involuntary five-year bodyswap by resuming the lecture on economics that he had been giving when the swap occurred, picking it right back up mid-sentence.
2nd Nov '16 12:43:58 AM PaulA
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* "Today a cocker spaniel humped my leg, and I immediately thought of AugustDerleth."

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* "Today a cocker spaniel humped my leg, and I immediately thought of AugustDerleth.Creator/AugustDerleth."
4th May '16 9:45:06 AM aye_amber
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21st Sep '15 10:14:06 AM SantosLHalper
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--> ''But these tender passages, sacred though their fervour, did not pass unobserved by profane eyes; for crouched in the bushes and gritting his teeth was the dastardly ’Squire Hardman! When the lovers had finally strolled away he leapt out into the lane, [[ObviouslyEvil viciously twirling his moustache and riding-crop]], and [[KickTheDog kicking an unquestionably innocent cat]] who was also out strolling.''

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--> ''But these tender passages, sacred though their fervour, did not pass unobserved by profane eyes; for crouched in the bushes and gritting his teeth was the dastardly ’Squire Hardman! When the lovers had finally strolled away he leapt out into the lane, [[ObviouslyEvil [[DastardlyWhiplash viciously twirling his moustache and riding-crop]], and [[KickTheDog kicking an unquestionably innocent cat]] who was also out strolling.''
17th Aug '15 12:03:03 PM Geoduck
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** The DastardlyWhiplash behavior of the villain, 'Squire Hardman, is ''hilarious'':
--> ''But these tender passages, sacred though their fervour, did not pass unobserved by profane eyes; for crouched in the bushes and gritting his teeth was the dastardly ’Squire Hardman! When the lovers had finally strolled away he leapt out into the lane, [[DastardlyWhiplash viciously twirling his moustache and riding-crop, and kicking an unquestionably innocent cat who was also out strolling.]]''

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** The DastardlyWhiplash behavior of the villain, villain of the former, 'Squire Hardman, is ''hilarious'':
--> ''But these tender passages, sacred though their fervour, did not pass unobserved by profane eyes; for crouched in the bushes and gritting his teeth was the dastardly ’Squire Hardman! When the lovers had finally strolled away he leapt out into the lane, [[DastardlyWhiplash [[ObviouslyEvil viciously twirling his moustache and riding-crop, riding-crop]], and [[KickTheDog kicking an unquestionably innocent cat cat]] who was also out strolling.]]''
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