Wither the Lovefest?

It’s not uncommon for me to abandon a project due to lack of interest. I am pretty sure the H. P. Lovefest is the first project I have ever abandoned due to abundance of interest, though.

Except for the part about abandonment. The original plan was for me to write an essay about Lovecraft for The Morning News, with a publication date of just before Halloween. While conducting research discovered that the 75th anniversary of the author’s death is next March, however, and decided to target the piece for then instead.

But then why stop posting here, you might ask? Well, the truth is that all my free time has, of late, been devoted to the various Lovecraftian into which I submerged myself. To wit:

  • I have been reading, for the first time, the Cthulhu Mythos stories written by those in the Lovecraft Circle; specifically, I have been working my way through this book, with The Atrocity Archives on deck.
  • My evenings have been spent engrossed in the video game Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, which I will review soon.
  • This year, for the first time, I served as the GM for the Halloween Call of Cthulhu game I participate in annually, and that took rather more preparation than I had expected. Keepin’ is hard!

So the H. P. Lovecraft will continue over the next few months, albeit on a more lackadaisical schedule than I had originally intended. Stay tuned.

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2 comments.

  1. Just wanted to bring the release of Cthulhu Gloom to your attention, in case you weren’t already aware of it:

    http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/95234/cthulhu-gloom

  2. See if you can’t track down the older PC Game, the original “Alone in the Dark.” Its a very low-poly 3D game but tells an interesting Lovecraftian story. Save early and often. The intro shows you (in the guise of one of two possible investigators, one of each gender) entering a house. The first thing you find is what you’re looking for, amazingly. All you have to do now is… leave the house. Good luck with that.

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