Post Comment 15 comments on “Episode 113 – The Diary of Alonzo Typer

  • Marcus Good on

    *looks at Jason Lee’s vo jobs*

    Hey, I know that voice! πŸ˜‰

  • Keith McCaffety on

    Gahh! It’s already Eryx time?!!

  • Ollie on

    This story’s over-the-top ending is that which Neil Gaiman (wrongly) thinks epitomises Lovecraft.

    Looking forward to Eryx πŸ˜‰

  • Sean Liddle on

    A decent story, good show guys as usual. Eryx up next. Egad. I vaguely remembering trying to sell a pal in high school on Lovecraft by getting him to read it. I should have pushed him to read something else.

  • Alex on

    Great podcast! Looking forward to your take on “The Haunter Of The Dark” since I’ve really enjoyed listening to your recording of it.
    Chorazin is a biblical city that rejected Christ and was cursed and is supposedly where the Antichrist will be born. M.R. James mentions it as the destination of the Black Pilgrimage in his story “Count Magnus” and the M.R. James podcast guys (Podcast For The Curious) discuss Chorazin in their podcast for that story (thats how I know this). There’s even a Lovecraftian aspect to the ruins as they are composed of all black stone.
    Also, the WWII veteran who fired 17 rounds at the charging Japanese soldier high on opium would have fired two clips plus one additional shot out of an M1 Garand, which was the standard US rifle for WWII. Maybe thats why he remembered it.

  • Erica on

    Could have been better, could have been worse. But that ending…that ending made me snort with laughter.

    It reminds me of this everything2 entry: http://everything2.com/title/The+Lovecraftian+compulsion+to+keep+writing+even+as+one+is+being+devoured

  • Dark Wanderer on

    As the podcast approaches Randolph Carter’s marvelous sunset city, the zoogs retreat and the cats of Ulthar close their eyes – quietly dreaming of the first days of this wonderful set of audio offerings. It’s been a good, long ride and soon we shall wake back in our room at home and realize that as the gate of the Silver Key has closed, perhaps the cosmos has opened to us new vistas of terror and terrible beauty.

  • Graf von Altenberg-Ehrenstein on

    Seems like this story didn `t give yiu much inspiration, right? Me neither. Well. at least we get some final man-beast-hybrid-whatever people. Simian faced, too.
    Whatever. Didn `t read Eryx yet?!I `m almost positive you will like it. I did.
    Not only because it `s simply a very good and fascinating story, it also opened for me a new perspective on the author himself. Regarding the racist undertones in some earlier stories, what kind of undertone is that?
    I would so love to see it as a personal statement of HPL in the last stages of his earthly existence.
    Argh, I `m chatting. Just enjoy the story and have a nice week by the way.

  • kyle on

    and a Pixies reference at the end!

  • Odilius vlak on

    It seems like some secuence still wait to be written.

  • Shoggoth Lord on

    I see You overlooked the reference to the Lords of Venus coming over in Their ships to civilize Our primitive planet. >_>

  • The Dunwich Whotsit on

    I know it was probably some kind of monstrous clawed limb, but I honestly thought of a giant kitty paw. Ruins the story!

    Man, we’re so close to the end, it’s a damn shame, I really love this podcast.

    Can’t wait for Eryx, it’s gonna be good.

  • Emma on

    I think the phrase “rough trade” moved beyond polari many years ago; it was in general use for a scruffy, uncouth date/one night stand (male or female) when I was a teenager in the 80s, so Chad, you did use it correctly and in context IMHO.

  • taratemima on

    http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pardos/ArticleTwo.html

    Chorazin reference

  • BreeLandwalker on

    The description here of Victorian “dating” reminds me of the Japanese culture of enjo kosei (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enjo_k%C5%8Dsai) or compensated dates. The concept is illustrated in Eugie Foster’s “Biba Jibun.” Typically, it’s a pretty girl, sometimes as young as high-school age, going on outings with older gents and salarymen and playing the fawning coquette. To quote Foster’s character Yumi, “I support his ego; he supports my lifestyle.” Sex is sometimes a part of the scenario, but not always. There are numerous “telephone clubs” that orchestrate and organize these dates and the girls are viewed (as far as I can tell) as independent contractors. It’s worth mentioning that the phrase does have connotations of child prostitution, but modern studies show that the largest number of the participating women are aged from high-school to housewife and pimps are not employed.

    There are also escort businesses where a woman can rent a man and pay by the hour to basically have a guy around to help in the house or spend time with or take to family functions. These are less sexual, but it can still be part of the equation.

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