History Narm / Literature

16th Nov '17 2:11:44 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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** [[Literature/AWrinkleInTime I do beg your pardon!]]
** It refers to a novel by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, which is much longer and much worse. Madeline L'Engle referenced it to underline her theme of redemption.
16th Nov '17 2:09:27 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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*** The sentence does sound somewhat silly in itself.
20th Oct '17 6:47:10 PM PetroleumJerry
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*** Carrie lived a very sheltered life...

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*** ** Carrie lived a very sheltered life...
20th Oct '17 6:46:49 PM PetroleumJerry
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*** Carrie lived a very sheltered life...
19th Oct '17 9:23:34 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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** The fact that some of Lovecraft's narrators are determined to keep writing in their journals [[ApocalypticLog even as they're being attacked and killed by cosmic horrors,]] such as the final line of ''Dreams In The Witch-House:''
--->"The window... the window!"
16th Oct '17 6:19:44 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Narm/TheLordOfTheRings''
8th Sep '17 12:49:23 AM PaulA
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** "Literature/TheCaseOfCharlesDexterWard" features a character (in the midst of recollecting an otherwise very tense raid on a sorcerer's house of horrors) attempting to... transcrib

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** "Literature/TheCaseOfCharlesDexterWard" features a character (in the midst of recollecting an otherwise very tense raid on a sorcerer's house of horrors) attempting to... transcribtranscribe a roar:
8th Sep '17 12:48:05 AM PaulA
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* Creator/HPLovecraft -- great writer but, ye gods, it is hard to take some of those stories as seriously as you're supposed to. There's just too much blatant racism. For instance, there's "The Rats in the Walls." The story itself is as eerie and, well, Lovecraftian as any; but it seems like every other paragraph has the main character talking about his beloved cat Niggerman.
** It should be noted that Lovecraft actually had a cat with that name at the time of that story's writing. Yeah...

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* Creator/HPLovecraft -- great writer but, ye gods, it is hard to take some of those stories as seriously as you're supposed to. There's just too much blatant racism. For instance, there's "The Rats in the Walls." racism.
** "Literature/TheRatsInTheWalls".
The story itself is as eerie and, well, Lovecraftian as any; but it seems like every other paragraph has the main character talking about his beloved cat Niggerman.
** *** It should be noted that Lovecraft actually had a cat with that name at the time of that story's writing. Yeah...



-->"No wonder she owned a link with that old witch-woman Sophonisba--for, though in deceitfully slight proportion, Marceline was a negress."

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-->"No --->"No wonder she owned a link with that old witch-woman Sophonisba--for, though in deceitfully slight proportion, Marceline was a negress."



** Some of Lovecraft's names were [[InherentlyFunnyWords hilarious]]. ''The Whisperer in Darkness'' had the potential to be absolutely terrifying, but the phrase "Fungi from Yuggoth" ''sounds'' amusing.
*** If you know actual Arabic, the AsLongAsItSoundsForeign name of Abdul Alhazred is actually [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment redundant]]. "Abdul" means "Servant/Slave of the". So if "Hazred" meant anything, than "Abdul Alhazred" would mean "Slave of the the (whatever it meant)." Anything that has two definite articles comes off a little Narmy.

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** Some of Lovecraft's names were [[InherentlyFunnyWords hilarious]]. ''The Whisperer in Darkness'' ''Literature/TheWhispererInDarkness'' had the potential to be absolutely terrifying, but the phrase "Fungi from Yuggoth" ''sounds'' amusing.
*** ** If you know actual Arabic, the AsLongAsItSoundsForeign name of Abdul Alhazred is actually [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment redundant]]. "Abdul" means "Servant/Slave of the". So if "Hazred" meant anything, than "Abdul Alhazred" would mean "Slave of the the (whatever it meant)." Anything that has two definite articles comes off a little Narmy.



-->Waaaahrrrrr. R'waaahrrr.

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-->Waaaahrrrrr.--->Waaaahrrrrr. R'waaahrrr.
29th Jul '17 8:52:34 AM Redmess
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** There is also the scene of Dracula climbing down a wall upside down. This is terrifying until you realize what gravity would do to Dracula's clothing and cape.
2nd Jul '17 5:12:20 PM Argon2
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* In the Tu Fu poem ''Visiting Tsan'', the narrator walks sadly through "manured fields", crying. Manure is literally cow poo.
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