Monday, 19 August 2019

Celebrating Cosmic Horror

Let's get this out of the way now: today is the birthday of H.P. Lovecraft. Every year, I try to commemorate it on this blog. This is a fitting time to celebrate the inventor of cosmic horror as we have been having quite a few gloomy days recently, often cloudy, cool and rainy. The ideal kind of day for playing the role-playing game Call of Cthulhu, based on Lovecraft's work. Back in my late teenage and early twenties, this is what my brothers, my friends and I used to do on such days, around this time of year. As we are slowly getting closer to Halloween, I wish playing the game was part of my countdown's ritual. But I still have the horror stories of Lovecraft.


jaz@octoberfarm said...

my son is his biggest fan!

PJ said...

C'est demain le 20 août l'anniversaire de Lovecraft, pas aujourd'hui.

Guillaume said...

@Jaz-Yes I remember you told me.
@PJ-Arrrghhh! Quelle erreur lamentable! Pourtant je savais que c'était le 20 août. Morale de l'histoire: j'ai besoin de vacances.