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Like a lot of nerds, I’m a fan of H.P. Lovecraft in theory, which is to say I like the popular perception of Lovecraft’s work and the themes that he popularized in horror fiction. I dig the otherworldly beings that are beyond the comprehension of humans. It makes for spooky, unnerving tales, and his influence in the genre is undeniable. Aside from the previously-mentioned stuff, he’s also famous because he regularly used some very strange vocabulary. “eldritch” is a biggie, as are “gibbous”, “antediluvian” and “squamous”. All fun words. Toss ’em into a conversation sometime. Anyway, while I like the core concept of “this stuff is freaky because it’s beyond understanding” and the fun vocabulary, I usually find his stuff pretty slow and pokey. His most famous work, “The Call of Cthulhu” is particularly rough, tentacle behemoth aside. So, all in all, I usually prefer reading a short story that’s influenced by Lovecraft rather than an actual Lovecraft story. Neil Gaiman’s “A Study in Emerald” and Stephen King’s “Crouch End” are both awesome. In terms of related movies, I really like John Carpenter’s “In the Mouth of Madness”.
As for Kickstarter, I’m lovin’ it. It’s creating further opportunities for people to access and support the stuff they love, and get rewarded for doing so. Information Age, you’re awesome.
Google Led You Here: “Scottish Sailor Stereotypes”. I don’t know any, Internet Searcher, sorry. Can I make one up? Oh, those Scottish sailors, I tell you… Always eating delicious butter cookies instead of… foisting the mainsail? Is that a thing? A mainsail?