Friday, June 26, 2015

Spawn of Cthulhu

Good old H.P.L. ... sometimes I really wish he had survived as long as Robert Bloch and many others in his circle of friends.

It would have been amazing to hear his take on developments in science, astrophysics and general cosmology. I am sure he would have done his best work as he got older. All we are left with is many fragments and a constant whisper of genius in everything he wrote, always tantalizingly close to being perfect in his own unique way.

I imagine some alternate reality where the entire mass media crowded his front lawn in Florida to get a public statement from the ninety-year-old Lovecraft on the deep sea "bloop" the Navy picked up a couple of years back. He would have smiled and said, "You guys thought I was making it all up. Well, I tried to warn you. He's rising like I said. I for one welcome our new ghastly non-euclidean overlords and hope they will consider my services as an ambassador."

P.S. After I posted this I had a sudden burst of inspiration. Why has Lovecraft enjoyed such a resurgence in recent years? The truth is, the reign of Cthulhu and his blood volcano and soul harvesting tentacle clouds over a nightmarish landscape of madness and eerie monoliths out of an M.C. Escher painting seem like tame stuff compared to the world that they are preparing for us with global government. A lot of people feel subconsciously that Cthulhu's political ideology may be the sane alternative.



Ron said...

I wonder what that really was.

Did HP actually know something that was relevant to reality? the cultists were operating at that time and he could have had some knowledge of them.

Or was God sharing a kind joke with us all by making the Bloop there?

Or maybe HP had an unconscious sense of something in that region, that only later came to light with the "bloop"? That kind of things happens a great deal too.

bicebicebice said...

By The Sword said...

I always figured you to be more of a Robert E. Howard reader. With his lost civilizations that arose and fell back into barbarism, and his dolicocephalic Cimmerians.

Texas Arcane said...

@By the Sword

Robert Howard was superb. He wrote a lot of horror stuff, himself. PIGEONS FROM HELL is brilliant. His sword and sorcery stuff was the real inspiration for most of fantasy roleplaying.

styrac1 said...

What do you make of this?,manual

By The Sword said...

I really enjoyed Howard's horror stories. Between him, HPL and Clark Ashton Smith (the Big Three as I like to call 'em) they have influenced so many later generations of writers.

My favorite of Lovecraft's deciples was Fritz Leiber.