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The middle of October is here, with chilly winds rattling the naked branches at night, surprisingly early sunsets, and mornings that crawl out of bed like a college co-ed regretting last night's pumpkin-spiced tequila shots. It's also time for the mid-month discussion journal from the CRLiterature Book Club. By now you should have read the first three short stories (discussion for the novella, "At the Mountains of Madness", will take place at the end of the month):


Pickman's Model



Pickman's Model by BPuig


The Music of Erich Zann


(Note: Music will play if you click the link.)

the mind of zann animation by tobaal


~and~


The Thing on the Doorstep



The Thing on the Doorstep by TheABones


Before we get to the discussion, here's more Lovecraft fan art from around deviantArt:

The Yellow Sign by S1yMcNasty         Summoning by Adzerak


Dead letters. by silverman

Are there more pieces of Lovecraftian fan art here on deviantART that you love? If so, share them below.



THE DISCUSSION TOPICS


  • PROSE - What do you think of Lovecraft's prose style? In what ways does it depart from the norm? How does its contribute to the atmosphere and tone of the pieces?
  • NARRATOR - What qualities define a typical Lovecraftian narrator? How were the narrators of these three stories the same? How were they different?
  • SUSPENSE - In what way does Lovecraft create suspense? What about horror? Are there commonalities in the tone of these three stories?
  • UNFORTUNATE IMPLICATIONS - Really a misnomer, because it's obvious, not implied. Lovecraft was awkwardly bigoted for his own time period, and the intervening years have only thrown his bald discussion of phrenology, miscegenation, and similar prejudicial topics into sharper relief. Does the 'backwardness' of some of Lovecraft's ideas color your ability to read and enjoy his works? Why or why not?



SWAG INCENTIVES


Remember, participation in the Book Club (in the form of a lively discussion below, the creation of new fan art, or critical reviews of Lovecraft's work submitted as prose deviations) puts you in the running for prizes, both at the end of the month and the end of the year. As previously mentioned, Chicago indie publisher Curbside Splendor has donated copies of "After the People Lights Have Gone Off", a horror anthology, for this month. So get talking!






Want to know more?


Check out the Book Club's morbid FAQ and oily schedule for more information.


Remember, for safety when discussing Lovecraft, always use protection.

Have you Tried Elder Sign by JediArtisan


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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Adventure Time - Flame Princess IconGreetings to you, I come delivering many thanks to you for supporting and faving 
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014   Writer
I appreciate you. ♥
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav: on "Day 11," Ross! :huggle: I hope you are doing well!
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Ravenswd Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Thank you for the DD on "The Paupers Who Saw the World"! I was taken completely by surprise, and I very much appreciate it! Thank you! :D
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fernknits Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the DD -- I'm delighted!
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bookloverblue Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Many thanks for the DD!
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DAZZY-P Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Thanx for watching!
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Leonca Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the DD feature. =)
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I just wanted to be supeh cheezy and tell you how much I appreciate you as a CV. Seriously, man. :stare: Seriously. I think you do an amazing job... and.... and......

- just wanted you to know. :iconscaredplz: :iconrubcheeksplz:
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tiganusi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional
why were you on my page ross-boy did you miss the deliciousness that is my rear end or something? :heart::pringles:
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