The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all that it knows about H.P. Lovecraft: the admired, reviled, and deeply weird 20th century horror writer whose tentacles keep creeping into our Satanic philosophy. We’re finally breaking out the Elder Sign on some old school horrors as we look at the life and writings of good ol’ Howard Phillips, and the weird effect he’s had on Satanism and pop culture. Plus, in our extra-long news segment, we discuss the Satanic Temple controversy over their devil’s advocate. (Note: in this episode, the news comes after our main topic, to spare newbies and casual listeners.)
Praise, condemnation, more questions, and satisfying ways to spend a dollar can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Nikol King, artist who both Simone and Tab loved at the TST Seattle show
- Arkansas Times: “Chick tract” illustrates Sen. Jason Rapert learning about civil liberties and religious freedom
- Buy Tabitha a coffee!
The H.P. Lovecraft stories we read:
Everyone’s favorite stories:
- Daniel: Pickman’s Model, Dreams in the Witch-House
- Simone: The Rats in the Walls
- Tabitha: Call of Cthulhu video games
- Meghan: The Call of Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep; stories by Cassandra Khaw, Jonathan L. Howard; Bloodborne video game
- H.P. Lovecraft’s wife, Sonia Greene’s story in Weird Tales, “The Horror at Martin’s Beach”
- Naked Dudes Reading Lovecraft
- Definition of Cyclopean (Simone was basically right, if we’re looking at the second definition)
- Awesome collection of Lovecraft’s stories, featuring an introduction by Guillermo Del Toro
- Lovecraft, Racism, & the World Fantasy Award
- The Man Who Haunted Horror
- Lovecraftian Magic in “Satanic Rituals” (page 173)
- Barnes & Noble Blog: “The Enduring Legacy of H.P. Lovecraft, Genre’s Crazy Racist Uncle,” by our very guest, Meghan!
- Meghan on Twitter
- Cthulhu Problems on Twitter