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The Pornification of H. P. Lovecraft

JoanDrake

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Warning, Not Family Friendly, (though not really salacious as such,) I request the Mods to inspect and delete if they see fit, and I do abjectly apologize should that happen.

I know lots of us besides me write erotica/porn and it's always interesting to see the relationship between our art and the masters, thought there can never be any real comparison
 

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I'm afraid I don't understand what you are trying to ask:

it's always interesting to see the relationship between our art and the masters, thought there can never be any real comparison
If there can be no comparison, then what relationship are you asking about??
 

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Porn is of absolutely no interest in regard to Lovecraftian fiction, whereas erotica can indeed be used with imagination and style. The one remarkable exception (that I have read) is Edward Lee's wonderful novel, TROLLEY NO. 1852 (Bloodletting Press, 2009), a book that delighted me because it contain'd a core of authentic Lovecraftian cosmicism; and because Lee is such an excellent writing with a potent imagination. But when I was sent a copy of his next book, Haunter of the Threshold, I found it utterly unreadable because it was little more than boring heterosexual porn, vivid and graphic and so dull. I try'd to get S. T. to read ye Trolley novel--but he unimaginatively refus'd, being prejudiced against it because. I think, of its pornographic nature.
 

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Cthulhu entered the dark chamber, tentacles atwitch. On the cyclopean bed, a witch from beyond the ken of mortal man was writhing, and the Olde ones tittered in a nearby antechamber. Suddenly- *
 

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I'm afraid I don't understand what you are trying to ask:



If there can be no comparison, then what relationship are you asking about??
I was just trying to be clear that I always want to learn what I can from Lovecraft but realize that I can never approach his talent. The man is something of a towering genius to me and very intimidating, one of those writers who will keep you from writing if you ever make the mistake of comparing yourself to them.

Porn is of absolutely no interest in regard to Lovecraftian fiction, whereas erotica can indeed be used with imagination and style. The one remarkable exception (that I have read) is Edward Lee's wonderful novel, TROLLEY NO. 1852 (Bloodletting Press, 2009), a book that delighted me because it contain'd a core of authentic Lovecraftian cosmicism; and because Lee is such an excellent writing with a potent imagination. But when I was sent a copy of his next book, Haunter of the Threshold, I found it utterly unreadable because it was little more than boring heterosexual porn, vivid and graphic and so dull. I try'd to get S. T. to read ye Trolley novel--but he unimaginatively refus'd, being prejudiced against it because. I think, of its pornographic nature.
I must find that book, thank you
 

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one of those writers who will keep you from writing if you ever make the mistake of comparing yourself to them.
I have to say (somewhat off topic) that I find this to be something I find distasteful. If we all compared ourselves and decided not to write, there wouldn't be any new stories! It is by comparing and finding weakness in old masters that we find and improve the general quality of writing year on year.

Never put old work on a pedestal and say it's perfect. You can love it and marvel at it's quality, but at some point it needs to be examined for mistake and improvements that can be made.

TL: DR There is no perfect, just shades of improvement.
 

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