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Title: Member Introductions
Post by: Manndroid on December 28, 2010, 09:53:24 AM
New to the forums? Introduce yourself!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Rev Tullos on December 28, 2010, 03:32:24 PM
Alright I guess I will be the first.

I am from the infamous state of Mississippi (pause for redneck jokes).  As my user name suggests I am a pastor (youth pastor actually) of a Southern Baptist church and I am pursuing my PhD in Microbiology.  I am a huge fan of HPL and have been since I discovered his work about three years ago.  I stumbled across him by reading about the Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth game on Bethesda's website.  Soon after I found a few audiobooks and have been hooked ever since.  I have been listening to the podcast for about three months now and it rocks. 

Guess that's about it. 

Rev. Tullos


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Ruth - CthulhuChick on December 28, 2010, 04:25:23 PM
Welcome, Rev. Tullos! Those youth sound like they're in very good hands. Tentacles? ;)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Rev Tullos on December 28, 2010, 04:49:57 PM
Thanks!
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Those youth sound like they're in very good hands. Tentacles?

If only...


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: MartinRonnlund on December 28, 2010, 05:33:52 PM
Iä! I have nothing witty to say.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: RobinInSeoul on December 28, 2010, 07:32:13 PM
Hi, I'm RobinInSeoul.

I teach English as a Foreign language at a uni here.

I do voice acting and/or audio editing for various podcasts including The Magic of Eyri (www.magicofeyri.com), Buffy Between the Lines (www.buffybetweenthelines.com), Angel Between the Lines (www.angelbetweenthelines.com), the upcoming Firefly Between the Lines (www.fireflybetweenthelines.com) and Misfits Audio Productions (http://misfitsaudio.com/) among others.

I am not a bot.  ;)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Kaelestes on December 28, 2010, 07:36:03 PM
I am not a bot.  ;)

Here at the podcraft we actually require physical proof of non-binary sentience. We will need a lock of your hair, three pints of plasma (fresh as possible), and a sample of brain matter to run our full spectrum of tests.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Dionysius8421 on December 28, 2010, 07:46:46 PM
I am not a bot.  ;)

Here at the podcraft we actually require physical proof of non-binary sentience. We will need a lock of your hair, three pints of plasma (fresh as possible), and a sample of brain matter to run our full spectrum of tests.
Theoretically, couldn't all of those be replicated in a lab?


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Kaelestes on December 28, 2010, 08:05:21 PM
I am not a bot.  ;)
Here at the podcraft we actually require physical proof of non-binary sentience. We will need a lock of your hair, three pints of plasma (fresh as possible), and a sample of brain matter to run our full spectrum of tests.
Theoretically, couldn't all of those be replicated in a lab?

We send out our professional technicians to collect the tissues at our member's homes, which keeps falsified samples to a minimum. Collection of material is compulsory for all members.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Ruth - CthulhuChick on December 28, 2010, 08:17:22 PM
three pints of plasma (fresh as possible), and a sample of brain matter to run our full spectrum of tests.

i.e. we need to feed the shoggoth again.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Nightmare Happenings on December 28, 2010, 08:55:10 PM
Hello, please don't erase me from existence. I'm not a robot, I can prove it! No, no, actually I can't. Just try telling this thing it's a robot: http://cleverbot.com/


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: catamount on December 29, 2010, 12:26:10 AM
Hello, my name is catamount. H.P. Lovecraft is my drug of choice and I refuse to get sober. 


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: feeder_goldfish on December 29, 2010, 03:11:52 AM
Aha. Member Introductions.

I am eh... wow, already stumped. Well, half-Canadian, obviously (note the "eh"). Otherwise, I'm a Lovecraft fan by way of his books (long ago, as a teen) and the RPG (only a few years ago, as an adult).

Claim to fame: My grandparents knew Clark Ashton Smith, when he lived in Pacific Grove. I possess a signed copy of his book, Genius Loci and a lovely letter from his wife, written to my GPs.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Raindog on December 29, 2010, 07:06:23 AM
Hi everyone,
   Although I've posted elsewhere already I'll introduce myself here.
I'm in the UK, been reading Lovecraft and other horrific tales since I was about 13. I'm 45 now and I still enjoy going back to the Lovecraft stories.
   I haven't felt any need to go back to Stephen King, or James Herbert. Lovecraft seems to have me caught in his stories  :)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Cloven Sunfish on December 29, 2010, 07:09:40 AM
I actually am a bot - a bot that runs on adverbs and antiquated language. Beep bop boop.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: fishy on December 29, 2010, 11:19:30 AM
Now, where did i put that Essential Salt....? Oh no, not on the dining room table ! Damn...


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Genus Unknown on December 29, 2010, 12:04:55 PM
I was discovered by the United States government in 1985, roaming the woods and fields north Alabama and terrifying the locals. After many months of testing, they completely failed to determine my species, or even to find another creature with which to compare my bizarre physiological features. I showed signs of intelligence though, and was started on an extensive experimental education course so that I might learn English and communicate with my captors/caretakers. The eventual aim was to get me talking about myself and clear up some of the questions the scientists had about me.

They were sorely disappointed on that score. I don't remember being born, after all. But a couple of the nerdier team members - and in an elite underground scientific research facility, that's really saying something - took a liking to me, and would sneak down to my holding tank on their lunch break for conversation and the like. I think they were fascinated by the idea of getting a non-human intelligence's take on the everyday human things that they were so familiar with. They would show me the comic books they were reading, or play music. Once in a while, they would even arrange to have a television and VCR set up to show me Star Wars and Godzilla movies.  I liked these guys much better than the higher ranking scientsits, who were mainly interested in seeing how quickly my various appendages grow back after they've been amputated. So I immersed myself in the "nerd culture," learning English from comic books and H.P. Lovecraft stories, until one day when I escaped and... well, that's a story for another day.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: DARKPASSENGER on December 30, 2010, 12:13:51 PM
Hello to you all out there!
Greetings from the cold Norway ;D


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Snowy Eel on December 30, 2010, 07:10:47 PM
My name is Snowy Eel. As you guessed, I am a snowflake eel, hatched in the dark depths of a lunar-accursed lake in frozen Lomar. Now I'm staying in a comfortable 200 gallon tank in a swanky condo here in Las Vegas ("What shambleth in the dark in Vegas stays in Vegas").

I've been learning stupid human language and reading this goofball Eich-Pe-El, and I've noticed a lot of mistakes and inconsistencies. Still, he's about as good a guide to the Dream Worlds as you puny cool air breathers are likely to get (or deserve), so I give him two fins up!



Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: ShaneMcGovern on December 30, 2010, 07:35:54 PM
Hello,

A fan of weird fiction and reader of Lovecraft (amongst others), I am based out of the gorgeous college town Eugene, Oregon (US). Apart from the general day-to-day of working, family et., cetera., I'm rather partial to sitting down with clever, funny people and playing Small World, Pandemic, Arkham Horror and the like (wonderful board games to a meeple). I then spending my spare 23 minutes a day resurrecting the University of Oregon Gaming Club from the essential salts of it's past incarnation in 2003 (or confirming my humanity on forums). If you're in the area do e-mail me.

I am not a bot.

Yours,
<<INSERT_NAME_FROM_EXCEL>>


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: autorawr on December 31, 2010, 03:01:06 PM
Hello, I'm a long-time listener (naturally) new to the forums. By "long-time," I mean that I listened to your analysis Dream Quest first and then went through every episode you have ever put on, culminating in the upcoming Dunwich Horror, which I just finished reading.

The first H.P. Lovecraft story that I ever read was the Alchemist and I absolutely hated it. The next story I read was Rats in the Walls and that is one of my favorite Lovecraft stories, along with The Call and Colour. I have been a fan of Lovecraft ever since, even though I consistently complain about his archaic language, I believe that he makes up part of the bedrock of modern horror writers.

Also, he is the only horror author (sorry, King) to have ever actually scared me.

So, yeah, that's me in a nutshell. I still have to listen to Leman's The Haunter of the Dark, but I'll get to that sooner or later. Other than that, bring on Dunwich!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: daveydawg on January 01, 2011, 10:18:38 PM
Greetings and Salutations.  My name is Dave and I am a professor of art in the California State University system.  My first introduction to Lovecraft came in an undergrad literature class on the horror novel.  We were required to read The Case of Charles Dexter Ward and that was all it took to become a Lovecraft fanatic.  I think I would have even been a fan earlier save for the horrible cover art on many of his books, but I digress. 

The podcast is awesome and probably one of the things I have most looked forward to over the past couple of years.  I also really enjoyed the YouTube clips of The Investigators. 



Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Nigel66 on January 02, 2011, 07:06:20 AM
Well, I`m new here.  

Although I`ve had the Gollancz, "Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H. P. Lovecraft" on my shelf for well over a year all it`s done is collect dust.  I`d always meant to explore Lovecraft`s work (since reading the "Call of Cthulhu" RPG adventures that appeared in "White Dwarf" magazine between 1980 and 1982 when I was playing D&D) and the hardback faux-leather bound commemorative edition was too good to pass up.  I bought it along with the Conan volume Gollancz bought out and figured I`d get round to it - which, over this holiday period, I now have.

I was aware that there are several Randolph Carter stories and figured, since I wished to read them in order, I`d need guidance.  That search has led me here.  I am now in the process of reading the stories and then listening to the episodes.  (The "Dagonbytes" site mentioned at the end of "The Tomb" episode has proven very useful).  I am now up to your episode 13 - "The Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and his Family".  Having heard of many of these stories and now reading them for the first time - in the podcasts chronological order - I have become hopelessly hooked and would like to thank Chris, Chad, the readers and guests for putting it together.


I have noticed that there is a thread pondering what the future (if any) of the podcast will be once Lovecrafts work has all been covered.  Personally I would be happy to be guided in similiar fashion to the works of authors that influenced Lovecraft: Poe, Dunsany, etc.  I`d also welcome documentary style episodes on how things were taken Mythos-wise by others, especially Robert E. Howard.

Many thanks for the output so far.  I am "on board" for the rest.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: boysmithers on January 02, 2011, 08:21:32 PM
Hello, my name is Ed. I work in a library, unfortunately we do not have a copy of The Necronomicom but we do have The Golden Bough. I first read Lovecraft about 10 years ago, I read about him in an essay written by Stephen King (I guess it was King's version of "Supernatural Horror in Literature") and thought that he (HPL) sounded like the best writer ever! This was in about 1997 (i.e. pre-being-able-to-buy-everything-on-the-internet) and there were no good bookshops near me. It wasn't until 4 years later that I found one of his books and discovered that he WAS the best writer ever! The first story I read was AtMoM and I loved it and went out and bought the other two volumes straight away! In the last year my interest in Lovecraft has massively increased due to this podcast and the yog-sothoth.com one.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Genus Unknown on January 02, 2011, 10:07:28 PM
Wow, At the Mountains of Madness was your first-ever Lovecraft story? Talk about diving right into the deep end...


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: boysmithers on January 04, 2011, 12:37:26 PM
Wow, At the Mountains of Madness was your first-ever Lovecraft story? Talk about diving right into the deep end...
I know! Luckily I loved it!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Pickman's Melody on January 05, 2011, 09:40:46 PM
Hi, there. Long-time listener, ne'er a forum poster. I think I even had a lurker account that got deleted for bot protection.

Bio: 30, F, new grad student in Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa. Have a journalism background in writing and editing. Think I've been to Moline for a shotgun wedding at a Holiday Inn...also for several flights out of Iowa.

Ties to Lovecraft? My first boyfriend constructed shrines to Edgar Allen Poe and the Necronomicon. He was a very talented illustrator of horror comics (at 15), in metal bands, and now I believe is working as a tattoo artist post-art school. Started listening to the podcast after finding an animated short on From Beyond (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQZyYvb-GD8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQZyYvb-GD8)) while looking for horror-related items for potential blog posts in October 2009. Now my favorite board game is Arkham Horror, and my bf got me the commemorative edition of Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft for my birthday.

Love the podcast in and out, especially the dramatizations and deconstructions y'all give.



Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Kaelestes on January 06, 2011, 07:34:32 PM
Hi, my name is Kaeles.

I'm a writer of things and stuff.

I like juice and thick wool socks, but take great offense to noisy street lamps when I'm drunk.

During the late 90's I made the unfortunate mistake of taking Jonathan Swift's Modest Proposal essay too seriously, and spent what would have been a perfectly lovely vacation in Ireland desperately scrambling to charter a boat to escape local authorities.

Last year I figured out how much wood a woodchuck could chuck, and was promptly attacked by a beaver.

When I'm feeling particularly peckish, I choose Blammo brand Log products.

I actually dislike Lovecraft because he stole all of the brilliant ideas I came up with in my youth. Learned individuals will hold that he couldn't have done anything of the sort because he died some 44 years before I was born, but I counter with Yog Sothoth. Match point.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: ahtzib on January 06, 2011, 08:24:15 PM
Jeb Card
Background in Mesoamerican/Maya and Spanish colonial archaeology. Woefully underemployed in the field at the present time, spending my spare time putting together research publication obligations from past work while I try to make ends meet. Though I did do some protohistoric excavation in Tennessee this summer.

Like many people after 1981, was introduced to Lovecraft via the game Call of Cthulhu, became moderately obsessed with Lovecraft's creations from my teens on. However, since late 2007 or so, have dramatically increased this interest as I've started doing some more detailed research and thinking about Lovecraft. As a side project to this, I write the blog Miskatonic Museum (http://miskatonicmuseum.blogspot.com/). Roughly every two weeks I post an item there generally relating some real world object, event, or phenomenon to the Cthulhu Mythos, usually with a historical or scientific bent. I also have been the author of Cthulhu Cthursday on http://www.ectomo.com/ (http://Ectoplasmosis) since the middle of 2010 or so, where we usually go with somewhat more light-hearted (such as "The Investigators" shorts which also fit another tradition at Ectomo, Saturday Morning Cartoons) or outre aspects of Cthulhu and friends in our culture, though this week's entry was more like my Miskatonic Museum material.

As for the podcast, I think it is extremely impressive with only one or two clunker episodes that are nonetheless far better than most of what is out there podcast-wise. The "The Call of Cthulhu" episodes were a triumph. I will also throw a general heap o praise out to the various HPLHS projects that our podcast hosts, guests, and readers have helped create past and present (the idea of Andrew Lehman playing Charles Fort is so awesome it is difficult to articulate).


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Pickman's Melody on January 06, 2011, 11:30:46 PM
Background in Mesoamerican/Maya and Spanish colonial archaeology.

That's so Lovecraftian, Mr. Card. Have you ever played Monterey Jack in Arkham Horror? http://www.arkhamhorrorwiki.com/Monterey_Jack

Makes me wonder how many of our professions/fields are represented in his works/spinoffs.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: ahtzib on January 06, 2011, 11:54:45 PM
I always prefer the researcher, her special ability (the reroll) is very useful. Besides, we've been trained to wince at Indiana Jones pastiches.

Archaeologist fans of HPL have become something of a cliche. I was listening to one of the Yog Sothoth audio games, not sure which, and there was a joking aside about how cliched and stereotypical it was that the game group was made up of three married archaeologist couples. I would imagine a similar pattern with at least some librarians, as well as the practiced aversion re: Giles from Buffy.


Title: Tired Tentacles
Post by: LOBSTER on January 07, 2011, 03:13:40 AM
Am I glad to be here! I just swam in and boy are my tentacles tired.

Sorry, had to.

First post in the forums. Been an avid listener for several months. Long story (read: no longer doing drugs), and the Podcast has been my sleeping pill each and every night for lo these many, many weeks now. You two, no, you two... funny. Funny like a clown. Just wanted to poke my nose into the community here. Seriously, fantastic Podcast. I would, however, love to hear more full stories (not that the sound of both your soothing and sensual voices doesn't get my blubbery skin all a'boil, it's just that... well you know. And it seems like you are gifting us with more. Blackmail aside, we thank you!

Keep up the good work. I dabble in the visual arts (not unlike some olden day arteests who lived to record the amorphous and the awful), in fact, just this evening I was listening to "...Charles Dexter Ward" and sketched several Lovecraftian oddities. Is there a place on the site here that I can post those for you guys to see?

Oh puh-leez let me hang out with you kids?



Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Ruth - CthulhuChick on January 07, 2011, 07:15:58 AM
I don't know if/when I did a proper introduction because I've been on these forums for a while, just off them for a long while until this winter.

Hi, I'm Ruth. I'm a 25-year-old library student (part-time) living and working (full-time) in the great sunken city of DC. I started reading Lovecraft in 09, just a few weeks after you guys started the podcast, though it took me a little longer to find it. The podcast was very helpful in getting me through the stories I wasn't interested in reading. And some of them, it helped me enjoy more than I would've on my own. I started reading Lovecraft because I was on a Gaiman kick and wanted to understand what he was talking about.

Lovecraft makes me want to work in archives, but we'll see. It's something I'm exploring in my degree program but I'm also pretty good at tech stuff, which may be the direction I take.

Besides working and going to school, I like to craft. And since reading Lovecraft I've been on a Cthulhu-making binge. It's fun, it's good therapy for coping with losing my mother this summer, and it's where my username comes from. :) You can find me on twitter as @cthulhuchick (http://twitter.com/cthulhuchick/) or on my blogs at beingruth.com (http://beingruth.com/) (personal blog), cthulhuchick.com (http://cthulhuchick.com/) which has pics of Cthulhus, Cthulhu information, etc.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: chaosound on January 11, 2011, 11:03:20 AM
hi im Ern
love the books, love the film, love the podcast
k


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Unruhe on January 12, 2011, 11:08:18 AM
Hello everyone. My name is Mark. I enjoy the Podcast very much. Interested in discussing all things Lovecraftian.

I live in Colorado. Married. Four kids. I write a little. I play guitar.

Favorite Lovecraft stories are, Shadow Over Innsmouth, Strange High House In The Mist, The Tomb, The Terrible Old Man.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: redcobalt60 on January 13, 2011, 10:12:25 PM
    Hey all, greetings peeples! I'm from Texas, a big fan of HPL.  I owe a lot of my interest in Lovecraft to the HP Podcraft, and mainly to Chad and Chris. I stumbled onto the podcast sometime ago, and have really gotten into HPL.  With the  podcast,  I learned a lot more than I had thought possible...so I really want to say a big, whopping tentacular thank you to Chad and Chris...you 2 have a great podcast!
    I have had an interest in Lovecraft ever since I first saw Re-Animator at the flicks. That piqued my interest, and started me down the stygian like abyss and darkened hallways of Lovecraft's imagination.  I have a habit of building stuff, from time to time...like props, and one o dese days I should try my hand at building a Necronomicon prop...would look spiff on the coffee table...in a case...under a stout lock......
    So thanks again to all for a great podcast, and a great forum.  Glad to be here!

Mike


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: The Dali Trauma on January 18, 2011, 10:55:47 AM
Greetings. I was first introduced to HP Lovecraft as a kid in the early 1980s when I found the Cthulhu Mythos chapter in the old D&D handbook - "Deities and Demigods"
I was fascinated by these horrible and wonderful creations, so I searched and searched the library stacks for anything by HP Lovecraft, but my local library only had a handful of titles and they had all been stolen or turned up missing.  It wasn't until one summer, when I was 13 or 14 when I found a used paperback of The Dunwich Horror and Others and spent the entire summer reading and re-reading it.  What initially attracted me was how utterly weird everything about these stories were.  Even the way he wrote was creepy.
Since then, I have been quite a fan of HP Lovecraft and the mythos and media that his work inspired.  This wonderful podcast has reacquainted me with this body of work and I hope to meet some other fans.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: wes_sale on January 19, 2011, 10:05:44 AM
I guess any old information I had online got eaten by the shoggoths;  anyway I'm back now.

Been warping my brain out of normal eucledian shape something fierce;  with the podcasts and yog radio and one of these days I will manifest on HPLHS with a bunch of money and make them happy.

Was reading comments on first episode of Dunwich Horror and remembered someone asking about the old movie that Roger Corman produced - on the podcast.

I'll see if I can put something up on Pirate Bay.

<Time Passes>

The Pirate Bay insists I have an account but cann't get any info on it - All of the Dunwich Horrors on there appear to be the recent version.  I will endeaver to have a copy of the 1970 version materialise in awhile.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: bible-bot on January 19, 2011, 10:55:57 AM
The podcast has definitely reduced the level of the daily torture of the commonplace for me--thank you!

And no, despite the nickname, I am not a bot, but I am a biblio--the Charles Warren Bibliographer for American History for Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. I'm not the keeper of Harvard's Necronomicon, but I know who is . . .


Title: Just saying hi
Post by: ArkhamsRazor on January 21, 2011, 03:44:51 PM
Just as the narrator is uncertain as to whether or not he is insane at the end of "Herbert West", I am unclear on whether I'm a nasty bot or not.  Hopefully this post will clarify things.

Just awesome to find such an incredible podcast on Lovecraft, one of my favorite writers since I first read him thirty years ago.  I don't personally know anyone else into HPL so discovering this little cult niche on the internet makes my life alittle richer.  I enjoy reading what other fans post here.  Keep up the great work guys and gals!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: canadiancthulhu on January 25, 2011, 01:49:10 PM
Greetings from the Deep South!
My name is Shaun and I live in the state of Alabama and have been into the works of Mr Lovecraft and his contemporaries for years.  I was formally introduced to the stories by my friend Scott Connor, who is something of a expert on Clark Ashton Smith.  Since then I have read many new things by current writers inspired by the Mythos and have enjoyed playing the Call of Cthulhu RPG.  In fact next week, I am taking up the Keeper's screen and going to give it a go running a game.
I enjoy the podcast and hope that it goes on for years.



Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: TimX13 on January 26, 2011, 09:27:37 AM
Hey, I'm Tim. I've been an HPL fan for pretty much my entire life...well, since 1987 at least. Yes, that's right, I got my first taste of Lovecraft in an episode of The Real Ghostbusters, and I've been on a sanity blasting tour of terror ever since.

GREAT podcast! You guys are covering stories that I probably never would have read--most of the rewrites and collaborations--I can't WAIT to say that I've read ALL of Lovecraft's stories (heh heh heh), because of your podcast.

It's also the ONLY literary podcast that makes me laugh so hard that I have to hide in a corner while I'm at work or else people will think I'm some kind of...laughing...maniac...?


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Genus Unknown on January 26, 2011, 04:42:36 PM
Greetings from the Deep South!
My name is Shaun and I live in the state of Alabama...

Hey, I'm from Alabama too!

But then why is your username canadiancthulhu?


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: canadiancthulhu on January 26, 2011, 05:23:32 PM
Originally from Canada, Hamilton Ontario to be exact, but lives in Bama these days.  I live not far from the Shoals area.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Esperacchius on January 27, 2011, 07:16:22 PM
Hi all!  New to the forums here!  Haven't even lurked really.  Been downloading episodes of the podcast since the beginning, but only recently had time to start listening! Crazy, right?  Well now that I'm almost caught up, I thought I'd join on, see what I was missing!!  (and btw, yes, that is me in my avatar.  Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Kaelestes on January 27, 2011, 07:53:25 PM
Are you LARPing in that picture?


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: ShawnFessenden on January 28, 2011, 01:50:17 AM
Hi folks. I've been a fan since 1978 when I was threatened with a failing grade in English class. I had to do a "literary" report, so I looked around for the smallest possible book I could find. It was important that it should be small - so as not to steal time away from much more interesting things like computers. I found The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, and boy I was hooked. It all worked out well in the end, as after I gave my presentation everybody was convinced I was a freak (in my book, that's a major success).

Since then I've read everything Lovecraft I can lay my hands on. I actually went through a phase in the 80s when I would go scope out other cities & towns in the midwest & ransack their libraries for Lovecraft tidbits. Some of these folks would have sales now & then, so I've picked up a couple nice Arkham House editions. Nothing major though. On topic for right now I have Arkham's The Dunwich Horror and Others from about 83.

Lurking on the Threshold,
-SHAWN-


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Andrew on January 28, 2011, 01:45:07 PM
Hello!

40 years old. Born and raised in Atlanta, I work in the Marketing Department of a large accounting firm. I'm a musician, web designer, video producer, and puppeteer. I have a wife, two kids, and a dog. I have a strong Reformed Christian faith, and I love H.P. Lovecraft. My dream job would be to make music for video games, which I've dabbled in a bit. All my activities and creative output can be seen at www.AndrewDoss.com. Stop by sometime!

I got into Lovecraft when I picked up The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre at a bookstore about 5 years ago. I'd been seeing the name all my life, but only that recently did it occur to me that it might be something I would enjoy, so I bought it, and thoroughly wore the book to shreds! Last year, my wife bought me a Kindle for my birthday, and the first thing I downloaded was the biggest collection of Lovecraft I could find!

I went to a film festival in Rome, GA in 2007 specifically to see The Call Of Cthulhu. Of course, I loved it, and bought the DVD. I wish I would've gotten into Lovecraft as a teenager. I might've tried the RPG if I'd had buddies doing it, but it's great to be a fan at any age. Thanks to everyone for providing such a rich online fan community. Really gets me through my days, my commutes, and my alone times! Just about every day, I check this blog, and/or cthulhulives.org. I hope to attend the Lovecraft Film Fest in LA in September, and I hope to meet some of these guys who have so encouraged and enriched my fandom!

A couple of things to share (hope this isn't too long):

Here in Atlanta, we have the Atlanta Radio Theater Company (www.artc.org), who has done some really wonderful live audio performances of Lovecraft stories - many at DragonCon. Check them out! Their podcast is a great way to hear them. Their live performance of The Shadow Over Innsmouth is really superb.

Robert Price, a guest from your recent podcasts, had an EXCELLENT debate with one of my Christian Apologetics heroes, James White, last year on whether the Bible is true. The great thing about the debate was that both men had a thorough knowledge of each other's positions, and it was a real delight to hear the discussion. It's so nice to hear these things discussed on an intellectual, non-emotional, mutually-respectful way. The debate can be purchased at www.aomin.org.

I would love to discuss being a Christian and a Lovecraft fan with anyone who would be interested. I guess it's a rare combination, but I don't see it as necessarily conflicting. Cheers.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Mirko Stauch on February 01, 2011, 05:53:17 PM
Well, hello everbody.
My name is, as you can guess, Mirko. I  live in Krefeld, Germany and was finally encouraged by Ruth Cthulhuchick via twitter not only to read the forums, but to write here and so I am gonna torture you guys with a somewhat weak english.

I discovered HPL in an anthology of fantasy short stories from a famous german publisher. at that time I was already into SF and fantasy stuff, of course roleplayinggames and the like. But HPL affected me in a different way. It was -of course- NOT the story (Strange High House), it was the discription of his life. Soon I got some badly translated stuff from german publishers but it was his stuff. An abriged version of de Camps biography showed up, I got it. Some essays (brillant ones) came out, I got them as well and read through them. I started thinking and talking different (I might have been possessed in some way, I mean the stars were right). The stories and poems I wrote also became somewhat Lovecraftian.

After High School I went through alternative civilian service and dicided to become a bookseller. It was the hell on earth and still is to this day, 'cause this lazy bum here didn't manage to get a propper job. I went to university and ended with a MA degree in -guess  what- yeh: literature and philosophy. My dad should have said to me: get a job, boy! I didn't. Now I am creeping in this job, getting bored and hanging around with little money.

But hey, there is a light: the ligth of HPL and his fans. I had some theatre projects and a film project running. Trailer can be watched here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcpfcVdnrDo
but there was more chaos and conflicts, so the ex-teammembers banned the film from the internet. My theaterpieces had some success, but this was not my way. I finally always came back to HPL. I never really left him.

Then, in the last two years my connection with HPL fans here in germany grew and I was invited by Tom, who runs the http://www.cthulhu.de/ to work  on a regular basis. Job and family claimed their priviliges as well as this job did, so I was not ready to work more. I wrote an essay about Lovecraft's Christmas and did two episodes of a podcast there. Now I will work more for this blog.

For researches I read the wikipedia entrey about HPL and discovered the Hppodcraft site. I was already a listener from the Yog-Radio show, but I tried Chris and Chad's work. First I listened to the Shunned House episode. This was it. I instantly became affected. These guys were so cool, I can't explain how coll they are.

In one week I did the Hppodcraft Hot 50 tour de Force. 50 episodes in one week. I enjoy ever single episode and to some of them I listened a few times. I am a fan, belive me.

So, if my english didn't shock you to death, then I am looking foward for inspiring discussions.

Sincerly
M.


Title: Howdy
Post by: Kurt on February 04, 2011, 11:02:22 PM
Greetings,

Kurt Strouse here. I found the Podcraft while searching for HPL audio stories to listen to at work. I'm now re-listening to them. I hope that when they run out of stories, they might consider discussing HPL's letters.

I've written a bit of Lovecraft-inspired fiction here and there, more written than published. I used to play table-top RPGs in my teens, but never played again until Necronomicon 2001 in Providence, when I played a CoC game run by Aaron Vanek. What a great introduction to the game!

I played in at least one PST CthulhuLive game before that con, but the game at Necro was awesome, with spontaneous plots running every which way...Geez, yeah that was 10 years ago...

I'm very happy to see the HPL mythos expanding further and further into the world. I'm still a little queasy about Tom Cruise (really?) in Mountains of Madness...

Regards,
Kurt


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: leburtski on February 09, 2011, 02:08:25 AM
Hello and happy Tuesday.  I am not a bot!  I am a human being!  I started reading Lovecraft in my twentysomethings, and am still going strong. This year, I'm the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything for a little over 330 more days, so that makes me a fan of about two decades. Actually, I listen more than read nowadays; I've been downloading as much legally free Lovecraft material as possible so I can listen to it at work.  I'm a baker by trade, and audiobooks are almost as important to my work hours as the meager restitution I earn.

Question:  is it just me, or do you have to be wide awake to really get Lovecraft?  Don't misunderstand here--I was reading Tolkien at a VERY young age and nearly have my BA in English, but there's something about HPL's prose; I've noticed that if you're half awake or distracted, you can read a full page of text and still not retain what you read.  At least once during a session of digging into HPL I find myself shaking my head to unfog it and rereading a page I just read because it didn't stick in my brain.  Anyone else notice that or is it just me?

peace & pork soda


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Monzach on February 10, 2011, 02:33:16 PM
Hi and greetings from the eldritch and shadow-haunted realm of Finland!

I'm a 28-year-old male and have been a fan of HPL from 2006, when I discovered the tales via Dagonbytes' website. I saw a link to this podcast at the HPLHS website (I was checking the progress of the "Whisperer" film) and was instantly hooked.

My favorite stories are "The Shadows over Innsmouth", "At the Mountains of Madness" and "In the Vault" (a guilty pleasure, I admit).


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: amarriner on February 10, 2011, 04:45:24 PM
Hey all. New member here from New York State in the US. Got into Lovecraft after hearing Metallica's Call of Ktulu and learning of the story with a similar title. :) Been hooked ever since, but there are a lot of stories I've not read. This podcast is really helping in that regard, and I can't get enough of it! Luckily I have a lot of back-episodes to sift through.

I do a lot of gaming, too, and have played a good deal of Lovecraftian board and video games. Periodically get into some of the roleplaying stuff, too, though generally that's online (in a forum, usually) as it's tougher to get any face-to-face gaming in these days.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Sunjammer on February 11, 2011, 03:10:25 PM
Hey guys! I'm Andreas, I'm in Oslo/Norway, I'm 28, a long time listener and a Lovecraft fanboy since I was 15. I was living in Paris for a while, and got fairly isolated since i couldn't speak any French. Lovecraft collections pulled me through. I play the Arkham Horror board game, and I've played every HPL video game known to man. Also a big sucker for music inspired by Lovecraft. Or, actually, anything that even vaguely references his work.

This is my absolute favorite podcast, and I've been aggressively pushing it on my friends and people who aren't familiar with his work. It's the perfect gateway drug. The Haunter in the Dark reading is probably the best HPL audio book ever done; It actually made that story my favorite story of his.

Otherwise I'm a musician and programmer, and I blog over at http://www.doomsday.no

Glad to finally register and join up with all of you others :-D


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: purpleviolet on February 12, 2011, 02:56:32 PM

Hey all:

Greetings from the south US, NC to be be specific.

Bought the Call of Cthulhu movie on iTunes a few months ago - love it, that is how I found the podcast. And have been driving my husband nuts (not into HPL) with it. I love it, it's such an awesome combination, Lovecraft and laughing. I find myself laughing out loud at times while listening. You guys crack me up, and the readings are awesome. Also the guests. I have really gotten into Point of Inquiry since hearing Robert M. Price with you guys. He is a great guest, also very funny.

I have been entranced with HPL since teens, many moons ago; being a bookworm and a horror lover as well, couldn't miss him. Don't know anyone right now personally who is into HPL so the podcast is sweet.

Never got the chance to play any of the games although did D&D for a little bit back in the day...

NOT a bot, promise!




Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: rasbat on February 12, 2011, 09:23:20 PM
Hello, I'm new to the forums just a bit of a lovecraft fan. I read one story a few years back and was immediately hooked. I have since read almost his entire works, hundreds of pages of his letters, and books about HPL and his life. I have been following this podcast for several months and decided the forums here look pretty nice so I guess that's it.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: lilhankey on February 16, 2011, 02:35:01 PM
Hello, my name is Lilhankey, and I'm a Hphollic, I have have been a reader for 5 years and have been an hphollic ever since I picked up Dagon. this podcast has been what makes my Thursdays worth while for quite some years. Man, I cannot get enough. I need help, but I dont want it!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Dwight_L_MacPherson on February 17, 2011, 03:15:15 PM
Hello, pod people. I am not a bot, but that does not mean that I am not an alien.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Ruth - CthulhuChick on February 18, 2011, 10:38:31 PM
Hello, pod people. I am not a bot, but that does not mean that I am not an alien.

Glad to see you here, finally! :)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Miskatonic Philologus on February 21, 2011, 09:12:33 AM
Greetings to Everyone!

I'm an American who has been teaching English in Asia for many years. If I have any religion at all, it must be Martial Arts and Literature.

HPL is firmly within my pantheon of the Sacred. My favorite tale is The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

I further affirm that, to the best of my, admittedly limited, knowledge, I am not a Bot.

I hope to be able to learn more about HPL, and will try my best to contribute to the discussion, when I have something meaningful to write (present case, naturally, excluded).

I think the podcasts are brilliant! I've only listened to five so far, but intend to catch up ASAP.





Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: MelvillesFist on February 23, 2011, 08:49:11 PM
Hello, all!

Thanks for a great podcast. They are truly amazing. I like how they offer insight and wit. This is really a credit to you two fine hosts!

I look forward to more and more episodes!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Lankshire on February 24, 2011, 12:25:30 PM
Yo,
My name is Aaron and I am out here in Oregon (US). I got in to HPL a little late in life but quickly got hooked.
I look forward to the talk-mongering!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: jourik on February 27, 2011, 03:49:28 PM
Hello,

My name is Jourik. I am a 28 year old bank employee from Gent, Belgium.
I discovered Lovecraft when I was about 16, mostly through gaming like many others and recently learned about this podcast from a friend. I devoured all current episodes (70 at the time of writing) in about 2 weeks and can't wait for the next one.

Thanks for this great podcast!



Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: DunwichTelephony on February 28, 2011, 07:56:41 PM
 ;D
Hello Folks,
Long time listener, since almost the start, however this is my first time getting on to the forums.  I am horrid at any sort of textual socialization, so forums and the like are something I have never jumped into, despite my being in front of a computer 10 hours a day. I had made a couple post a long while back on the original forums under the name 'not so deep one'.
  I am actually a resident of Lovecraft country including Wilbraham, Massachusetts which was mentioned in the podcast for the Dunwich Horror. I, now reside only 20 min from there, still in Central Mass.  I am actually putting together a personal Photography project of some of the more 'Lovecraftian looking areas' I know of ,nearby, as a just a fun reference point.



Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Miskatonic Philologus on March 02, 2011, 08:09:18 AM
;D
Hello Folks,
Long time listener, since almost the start, however this is my first time getting on to the forums.  I am horrid at any sort of textual socialization, so forums and the like are something I have never jumped into, despite my being in front of a computer 10 hours a day. I had made a couple post a long while back on the original forums under the name 'not so deep one'.
  I am actually a resident of Lovecraft country including Wilbraham, Massachusetts which was mentioned in the podcast for the Dunwich Horror. I, now reside only 20 min from there, still in Central Mass.  I am actually putting together a personal Photography project of some of the more 'Lovecraftian looking areas' I know of ,nearby, as a just a fun reference point.




I think everyone would love to see any photos you have of Mass. that have the Lovecraft-feel to them.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Genus Unknown on March 02, 2011, 02:55:31 PM
Not me. I hate Lovecraftian things.  >:(


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: catamount on March 02, 2011, 05:53:50 PM
Who is this "Lovecraft" you speak of?


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Genus Unknown on March 02, 2011, 06:59:32 PM
I don't know, but it sounds so tawdry.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: fubarinpittsburgh on March 02, 2011, 07:02:39 PM
Who is this "Lovecraft" you speak of?

Its a song from the B-52s.

"The Lovecraft is a little old place we can get together."
"Cthulhu has an eye, thats as big as a whale and your soul he'll impale!"


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Miskatonic Philologus on March 03, 2011, 07:58:01 AM
Who is this "Lovecraft" you speak of?

I would like to apologize to all - in fact, I didn't know who this "Lovecraft" fellow was either, and was frankly hoping someone would tell me...

I think I may have registered at the wrong site... Isn't this forum concerned with the history of Medieval teddy bears?


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Ruth - CthulhuChick on March 03, 2011, 09:44:09 AM
This isn't a community for people who love crafts? Dammit! *throws yarn in basket and heads out*


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Kaelestes on March 03, 2011, 12:17:28 PM
What the HELL is happening here? That effing pamphlet lied! Crafting tawdry medieval teddies? I'm just here to meet chicks!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Ruth - CthulhuChick on March 03, 2011, 12:20:20 PM
What the HELL is happening here? That effing pamphlet lied! Crafting tawdry medieval teddies? I'm just here to meet chicks!

*raises hand .... displays wedding ring*


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Kaelestes on March 03, 2011, 12:43:34 PM
What the HELL is happening here? That effing pamphlet lied! Crafting tawdry medieval teddies? I'm just here to meet chicks!

*raises hand .... displays wedding ring*

*sigh* Doomed to die alone in the black void of despair!

I wonder, is there a place where I might go to revel in said cosmic despair? Perhaps a writer who specializes in such a thing? Might there be a group of literary fellows who delve deep into that writer's work? And might there be a forum for discussing the discussions those fellows have about that writer of cosmic terrors in which I could revel? If only such a thing existed . . .


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: SydneyTinker on March 04, 2011, 12:59:41 AM
Heya.

I'm Sydney, a rather non-stereotypical Mississippian.

I found the podcast while combing through podcasts in Zune Marketplace looking for podcasts to help me not drool on my desk at the office all day.

I had recently begun reading through The Definitive H.P. Lovecraft: 67 Tales of Horror in One Volume on the Kindle. No clue why they chose the particular sequence they did, but it resulted in me starting with "The Nameless City", "The Festival", and "The Colour out of Space".

I'm set up to record audio books here, and have begun toying with the idea of recording some HPL for public domain release.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Peaslee on March 04, 2011, 09:53:36 AM
Horla!

I've been a listener from way-back and frequented the old forum (before all the fancy site upgrades). I thought it was about time to re-connect.



Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: FrodoLlama42 on March 04, 2011, 07:08:22 PM
Hello, all!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: kennethjhenderson32 on March 13, 2011, 10:49:57 AM
hello fellow its kenneth


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: theblackhatclub on March 15, 2011, 09:33:56 PM
Hi all, I'm Chris  37 from South Carolina USA. I found this podcast thru  Ruth Cthulhuchick's blog while doing some research on The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath for a review I plan on doing of the 2003 animated version of said story.

I first read of Lovecraft in highschool in Stephen King's Danse Macabre, and the first Lovecraft story I read was The Call of Cthulhu in David G. Hartwell's anthology The Dark Descent, a must read for any horror lover.  I was hooked after that and over the years I've read most of HPL's work and many of his circle. And although the Lovecraft stories are coming to a close in this podcast series, I hope they continue on with other works in the mythos.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: osyrisdiamond on March 18, 2011, 12:49:07 AM
I'm Russ B. I've been known to make odd comments in the show notes. I'm 28, a writer by hobby, and have only recently gotten into Lovecraft. I admit to having known of Lovecraft and his works but did not get into them until both the podcast and the author by listening to the podcast trilogy on "The Call of Cthulhu". Yeah, I listened all the way through (twice) before reading any of the works (well, I was very familiar with "The Tomb"). I love the show (obviously) and enjoy the sound tracks, too.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Genus Unknown on March 21, 2011, 11:53:17 AM
...while doing some research on The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath for a review I plan on doing of the 2003 animated version of said story.

Wait, what?


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Kaelestes on March 21, 2011, 12:38:36 PM
...while doing some research on The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath for a review I plan on doing of the 2003 animated version of said story.

Wait, what?

(http://catmacros.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/wait_what.jpg?w=597&h=446)

Is it five hours long and Rated NC-17 for "Persistent Animated Gore Throughout" and "Simulated Animal Maulings?"


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: yumegari on April 22, 2011, 07:00:46 PM
Hi, everyone.

I should hope I'm not a bot seeing as I had to go through that 'prove you aren't a bot' screen 3 times before I got it right (dratted newfangled computer things--I still haven't found the carriage return key!).  No, I've just wandered in from the Dreamlands, as the name, which means 'dreamwalker' in Japanese, implies.

Oh, hush, I was doing this way before it became weeaboo.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Azathothian on April 24, 2011, 06:29:54 AM
Despite what you may have heard, I assure you that I am not insane...

A bot, I mean.  I assure you that I am not a bot.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: yumegari on April 24, 2011, 12:31:49 PM
I should hope you're insane... else you'll find it terribly confusing, here.  XD


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: scottpurdy on April 26, 2011, 10:53:03 AM
Hey all,

Scott here, I've been listening to the podcast since the first show but have only just signed up to the forums since spotting a fellow illustrator friend on here (Hi Eric Lofgren! :)

Nice to meet you all :)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: khwaihemm on April 27, 2011, 06:19:14 PM
Hi all,

name's Mark.

hooked on hpl, ever since a teacher gave me a copy of 'at the mountains', when I was about 10. Must have blasted my mind somewhat, as I managed to forget entirely the author's name for a while, despite my best efforts at remembering, before reconnecting with things lovecraftian in university. of an antiquarian bent (being an archaeologist), still studying away at present, though hoping to be done sometime in the near future

discovered this podcast just some few months ago, managed to devour it all promptly. great job, guys  :)

hopefully somewhat convincing of my humanity. few dreams of electronic sheep, at least.

cheers,

M.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: susiehaynes on April 28, 2011, 05:13:06 AM
Hey all,

Scott here, I've been listening to the podcast since the first show but have only just signed up to the forums since spotting a fellow illustrator friend on here (Hi Eric Lofgren! :) (http://www.la-beleza.com/procedures/breast_enlargement.html)

Nice to meet you all :) (http://www.breastenlargementpittsburgh.com/breast-plastic-surgeries/breast-enlargement-pittsburgh-pa)

welcome to the site. :D


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: dieselpunks on April 28, 2011, 04:00:31 PM
Good afternoon, everyone.

My name is Tome Wilson.  I am the founder and editor of www.Dieselpunks.org, an online magazine devoted to the growing dieselpunk and steampunk art community. We spotlight the best in film noir, WWII/alternative history, Lovecraftian fiction, streamlined machines, and the masterworks of Art Deco style.

I've been a fan of Lovecraftian concepts since being exposed to the Call of Cthulhu RPG in the early '90s, and Chris & Chad's podcast is an excellent match for me.  I spend an ungodly amount of time commuting and would fall asleep listening to the original text.  These two literary explorers slash through Lovecraft's word jungles and get to the fetid meat at the core of each story, and I applaud their efforts.  It's certainly not for the faint of heart, or those in their right mind ("The  Electric Executioner" anyone?) so Chad and Chris are perfect mediums for an author I wouldn't have otherwise had the time or will to appreciate.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: ranger0101 on April 30, 2011, 01:26:13 PM
Hello Everybody!!!

   I've been a fan of HPL for many years..  I think what has rely hooked me on his writing
is that it gives me a feeling that there is a grain of truth in it.  Not just stories.
Not that the stories themselves are true but that the underlying premise is.  And that the
real unvarnished truth is even darker than what HPL had heart to lay out plainly.  Almost
as if he didn't want to believe it himself. 
   I think it is possible that he was frightened by what he knew or thought he knew.

     Just a thought... ;)   


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: DoubleW on May 08, 2011, 01:22:08 AM
Howdy.

Well, better late than never, i guess. I've been listening to the podcast for three months now, and only got around to signing up to the forums, just as the podcast is approaching the last of Lovecraft's works. Still, he went out with a bang, and his last were his best. Looking forward to listening.  :D


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: SWKScott on May 11, 2011, 05:25:17 PM
Hi Everyone,

Not quite sure why it has taken me so long to get onto the forums but finally made it at last so better late then never  :D.

My names Steven, I live in Scotland and work as a Civil Enginerr (and budding author) I have been a huge fan of the Podcasts since their very early days. It is one of the few things that has kept me (in)sane on those dull commuter drives into Glasgow and I usually just cycle through then re-listen to the majority of the episodes. I have been a fan of Lovecraft since my first introduction (thanks to Chaosium) to his work in the Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying Game. After that it was onto the novels to get a better understanding of this unique and individual genre that he had created, commencing with At the Mountains of Madness. I loved it and since then have never looked back.

Even now in this technical and digital wireless age (we will all find out one day that wi-fi is a brain sucking contraption devised by the great race of Yith in energy form no doubt !!  ;D) I usually indulge my passion via the medium of audio books to further while away the many hours spent in travel during my working day.

Chad, Chris and the narrators have crafted a perfect blend of information, comedy, tidbits and general enthusiasm which I find both fascinating and refreshing. We all know that HPL was not just a man of intense imagination but also a visionary who helped spawn many of todays great writers in the horror and sci-fi genre and the guys all help to draw his works toward new and unwitting subjects, err i mean fans.

Long may this podcast continue.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: MediaGhost on May 13, 2011, 12:39:54 PM
Hello all.  I've been a Lovecraft enthusiast since kidhood and for the last few years have been collecting audiobooks of his stories.  Everything else, well, isn't terribly interesting.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: RedHookDave on May 15, 2011, 07:31:58 PM
Hi, I'm Dave, and I live in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It's not nearly as Horrible as it was when HPL lived downtown. I'm way into Lovecraft and stoner/doom type heavy metal. I work as a stone mason, building rich folks bathrooms and kitchens in Manhattan. I listen to the podcast at work on headphones whenever i can get away with it.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: adamgurri on May 17, 2011, 11:15:35 AM
Started frequenting the forums a few months ago, but never introduced myself.

I'm Adam; I live in DC and have had a bitch of a commute for three years now. Podcasts, and podcasted fiction, have helped preserve my meager sanity during those many hours on the road, and a little less than a year ago a podcast novelist that I follow and respect recommended the HPLLP.

This podcast has been perfect for me; I'd wanted to read Lovecraft for a while, especially since there's so much of his stuff available for free online. But I had no idea where to start. HPLLP gave me an order to read the stories in, a lot of help understanding some of the tougher ones, and, of course, hours of entertainment from Chris and Chad. Really grateful to everyone who made this possible.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: catamount on May 17, 2011, 01:39:23 PM
Welcome fellow DMVer!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: adamgurri on May 18, 2011, 11:54:42 AM
Hahaha, thanks! :)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Crinoid on May 19, 2011, 11:42:54 AM
Howdy folks - I'm a geologist at a large Midwestern University, big-time Lovecraft fan since college.  I've been enjoying the podcast for a while now, and now that they've started doing "At The Mountains of Madness" (one of my favorites!) I reckoned I better sign up and show my support!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: TheMediocreYoungishOne -Tom- on May 25, 2011, 08:14:23 AM
Cthulhu fhtagn!

I'm Tom, but you can call me TheMediocreYoungishOne (or Tom). I'm from Massachusetts.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: ratspiral on May 25, 2011, 02:17:32 PM
My name is Amber. I currently live in upstate new york but I am from Texas. I'm a long-time listener of the Podcast. Yep.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: godwinshelley on May 30, 2011, 05:43:55 PM
Learned about your Podcast months ago - but only started to listen to it when I was back home in Indiana. I laughed so hard when I heard about the "Love Dead"/Indiana connection - sure sounds like the Indiana I grew up in.  Originally, I started reading Lovecraft IN Indiana in the 60s.  My father's library had a book of selected short stories (it may have been an anthology edited by Hitchcock) that contained "The Rats in the Walls".  I think that story deeply disturbed my father because the last few pages of that story had been torn out of the book when I got to it.  It was a few years before I actually found out what happened in the end of that story - and other Lovecraftian works.

Have enjoyed the podcast so far - only up to "Charles Dexter Ward" right now - and listened to it all during my drive back to the east coast.  I wonder if listening to your podcast for long uninterrupted hours can change a person..........

GS


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: adamgurri on May 30, 2011, 09:45:08 PM
Hey GS, welcome!

Charles Dexter Ward is one of my favorites; but keep it up! I was at that point maybe a month, month and a half ago, and after some "sprinting" have managed to catch up to the current episode.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: vortexgods on June 07, 2011, 03:55:50 PM
Hello, not too much to say.  I enjoy the Podcast and Weird Fiction in general.

I have a colletion of old Arkham House books and an even bigger collection of Call of Cthulhu RPG (and recently, Card Game) merchandise.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Ruth - CthulhuChick on June 09, 2011, 08:07:57 PM
I wonder if listening to your podcast for long uninterrupted hours can change a person..........

There has to be a horror story in that. Also, welcome all new people! :)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Tcho-Tcho Gourmand on June 10, 2011, 04:03:37 AM
Hello, everyone!

I'm Spanish (I live in the dry, hot South), I'm an English teacher and I really enjoy everything lovecraftian. I've been reading Lovecraft since I was a tender kid, and I hope I can be useful here... and that you can solve some of my doubts, too.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: HappyMephistopheles on June 13, 2011, 09:08:44 AM
Hallo everybody,
I am relatively new to this kind of thing - Podcasts i mean, not the internet. I started reading Lovecraft somewhat a few Months ago but only infrequently. Since I stumpled upon the Podcast somewhat three days ago I'm reading a lot more of it (and can enjoy much more of it than the regular sumerian-crowleyan Stuff i'd usually relate it to). Right now i'm listening to episode 21.
I also want to beg your forgiveness for my bad english, but education in Berlin (Germany) sucks and so far im concerned i only read/watch those freaky things that blows ones mind. Like...well, H.P.Lovecraft.
Also im apparently a bot, because it took me like half an hour to get through that registration process... Anyway, I'm looking forward to much fun here. :)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: vortexgods on June 14, 2011, 04:36:02 PM
Hallo everybody,
I am relatively new to this kind of thing - Podcasts i mean, not the internet. I started reading Lovecraft somewhat a few Months ago but only infrequently. Since I stumpled upon the Podcast somewhat three days ago I'm reading a lot more of it (and can enjoy much more of it than the regular sumerian-crowleyan Stuff i'd usually relate it to). Right now i'm listening to episode 21.
I also want to beg your forgiveness for my bad english, but education in Berlin (Germany) sucks and so far im concerned i only read/watch those freaky things that blows ones mind. Like...well, H.P.Lovecraft.
Also im apparently a bot, because it took me like half an hour to get through that registration process... Anyway, I'm looking forward to much fun here. :)
You might try the Yog Radio podcast (http://www.yog-sothoth.com/content/848-Yog-Radio-and-Cthulhu-Podcasts) as well, sometimes they review all the great Cthulhu stuff you Germans get from Pegasus Press (http://www.pegasus.de/cthulhu.html), and make those of us in the English speaking world green with envy... :-)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Kanat on June 18, 2011, 09:26:48 PM
Hey everyone! Long time Lovecraft fan and I stumbled upon this site and I'm in love. Platonically of course. But still, in love. Just a programmer with a loving husband and a humanities degree and more books than  human should have.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: kulain on June 20, 2011, 05:47:00 PM
hey all,

i'm from nyc and i found out about lovecraft from a stephen king book/essay/biography about his influences when i was in high school, like some other folks in this thread.

my first lovecraft is mountains of madness, mostly because of this cover (i still have this book)

(http://www.blogcdn.com/blog.moviefone.com/media/2011/03/at-the-mountains-of-madness-1299537263-1299595411.jpg)

sadly i couldn't really get into the story as english was not my first language and i personally found arctic exploration quite boring. also, pictured thing is not in any of the stories of that collection :( false advertising!

It wasn't until many years later i read somewhere that the elder things looked like a barrel of pickles that i picked up lovecraft again and somehow became utterly obsessed with it.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: ron37 on July 09, 2011, 03:40:24 AM
Hello! I'm Ron, and have been reading lovecraft for about a year,and he quickly became one of my favorites. I was really excited when I found the podcasts,and they haven't let me down. Every episode I've heard has been great, and I look forward to hear the early episodes. Anyway, glad to be here!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Elphantasmo on July 24, 2011, 09:42:29 PM
Howdy Everyone, My name is Jason, I've read Lovecraft stories off and on all my life, neglected a lot of what I remembered about his stories until I found this podcast, found myself in love with his works all over again.

Glad I found this podcast, after the demonstration of Carter speaking Cat in Dream Quest, I was hooked. :)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Jacknutting on August 12, 2011, 07:24:35 PM
Hi everyone,

I first started reading Lovecraft about 20 years ago, at which time I tore through everything I could find. Probably a bit too quickly, as nowadays when reading along with the podcast, I find that I've forgotten a huge amount of stuff.

Anyway, I've been listening regularly to the podcast for over a year, and now I'm finally on the forum.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: TheMediocreYoungishOne -Tom- on August 21, 2011, 12:29:09 PM
I haven't looked at this thread in a long time. Welcome to everyone! :D


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: HPLovelycraft on November 09, 2011, 02:07:57 PM
Hello there!

Been a fan of Lovecraft for around 25 or more years now. I've only just stumbled across this fine podcast but I must say it's taken over my entire listening time recently. Loving it so much. Informative, entertaining and the production is just awesome. Great job guys.

I live in the UK and work for a company that makes a very popular MMO (No, not WoW) and there are several Lovecraft acolytes there. Since I started at the beginning of the year I've managed to sneak in a Cthulhu reference and I'm hoping to get more in.

Any more UKers here?


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: mooselovely on November 22, 2011, 03:39:10 PM
I had so much trouble getting on the forum I questioned whether I was or was not a bot.  Mooselovely is my name but Moosematson is what I go by.  I came across Lovecraft back in 1988.  I had been reading Hound of the Baskervilles and was on a sort of ghostly hound kick, and came across the hound by Lovecraft at the bookstore and the rest is history. I absolutely love his stories.....oh and I have Love in my name and we hail from providence as well. KISMET!  HPPodcraft...I found the podcast about 2 months ago and just eat it up.  I have never known anyone personally that was a Lovecraft fan so haven't ever been able to talk with and share thoughts about the stories I've loved.  I have a feeling that im going to really enjoy this forum.  By the way I currently reside in Michigan.  So im hoping to find some other Mythos Michiganers out there.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Kaelestes on December 13, 2011, 05:18:21 PM
I had so much trouble getting on the forum I questioned whether I was or was not a bot.

Everyone get down! It's a BOT! *fires 50 lb attack nautilus from slingshot*


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: YYZ on January 01, 2012, 02:09:32 AM
I go by YYZ and got into HPL in high school as I suppose many did.  been an avid reader of fantasy adventure and scifi my whole life, now reading lots of history to learn about the world and all the historic conflicts and societies.

HPL and Karl Edward Wagner are my favorite authors, along with Michael Crichton. 

I did a search here for Karl Edward Wagner posts but nothing came up, I'll have to remedy that here as we go along. 

cheers, and happy new year! 

and thanks Chad and Chris for the inspired and vastly informative podcasts!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: mr_esty on January 01, 2012, 12:13:00 PM
Wow. Registering to this board was challenging.
BIG thank you to Mandroid Mike for getting me in here at last.

I'm a cartoonist, and a big fan of the podcast; I love to listen to Chris, Chad and the dulcet tones of Andrew Leman while I'm working on my HPL comic.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Mr Worry on January 18, 2012, 04:25:52 AM
Hello, I first discovered Lovecraft as a spotty teen DnD-er: Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu and all that. I hadn't read him (or really even thought about his stories) for years, but a friend recommended the HP Lovecraft podcast a few months ago: a few months (the same number as in the previous part of the sentence) of obsessive listening later and here I am.
It's great podcast. To be honest, I actually enjoy the banter and discussion more than I do the Lovecraft stories. Chad and Chris are great fun. I'm so glad they don't take it all too seriously. There are some ace ideas in Lovecraft, but there's quite a bit of dodgy writing too, I think. Of course, I'm sure I couldn't do better. I certainly couldn't come up with such an original, non-Judeo-Christian mythos. I had a think about it recently with no solid results.
The music and Andrew Leman readings add a lot to the atmosphere of the stories, don't you think.
I'm a Brit (or Pom as they say here) who lives in Australia: I'm looking forward to a PAL version of The Whisperer in The Darkness when it gets made. The HP Lovecraft Historical society film version of Call of Cthulhu is great fun: that's particularly impressive falling-between-the-angles-of-R'lyeh action.
Keep it up, please. What'll happen once you get to the end of Lovecraft's published work? Don't let the good times end.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Vulpine on January 18, 2012, 01:38:20 PM
Greetings and tentacle waves.  I've been a fan of the podcast for quite a while, but haven't gotten around to the forums til recently.  Started as a HPL fan in my early teens, with a paperback copy of 'The Dunwich Horror'.  Besides HPL, I'm a general fan of most Mythos tales out there, as the huge collection of books in my living room will attest to. 

In the less eldritch world of real life, I'm a network/security admin for a webhosting company.  I also am a fan of bad movies, computer geekery, and books in general. 

Oh, and favorite HPL story.  Shadow Over Innsmouth.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Genus Unknown on January 18, 2012, 02:29:14 PM
Wait, this is your first time on the forum? How did we become Twitter friends, then?


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Vulpine on January 18, 2012, 04:40:54 PM
Umm, I'll honestly say I don't remember.  A retweet from the podcast twitter or such ?


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Beccaroo on January 20, 2012, 11:46:20 AM
Ummmm... helloooo...am trying to introduce myself but my keyboard is at a non-Euclidean incline and it's a little hard to type with tentacles.

OK, so I discovered Lovecraft like nearly everyone else by finding a story in an anthology with a skull on the front when I was a teenager - in my case The Dunwich Horror - and getting properly OBSESSED and slightly terrified in a thrilling way. Since discovering the podcasts I am having a generally marvellous time chortling like a loon to myself on the tube (in eons haunted London obvs) working my way through all the programmes. I quite literally love Chad and Chris in a very real (but not stalky!) way


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Genus Unknown on January 20, 2012, 06:30:31 PM
Welcome aboard, Beccaroo! I've found an arcane incantation that will instantly summon an unspeakable horror from beyond time and space to devour anyone who reads it, and I've copied and pasted it somewhere on these forums. Click carefully!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: kaichi117 on February 15, 2012, 10:30:08 AM
hello all. i have been listening since ep 8 or so. this is really my first time on the forums, or any forum for that matter. i live in mississippi around the starkville area, near the MSU campus. if anybody lives near me i would love to talk to you, or anybody really. i just got arkham horror and would love to play with people, so if anybody knows where i can find players let me know. P.S. also, im not a bot.lol P.P.S. love the podcast guys, keep up the great work.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: ungelic_is_us on March 08, 2012, 04:24:54 PM
Hey everybody, I've been listening since about episode 25 or so and finally got around to singing up for the forums (with the gracious assistance of Mr. Mike Mann--thanks again, Mike!) I love the show. I'm an ex-English major with delusions of literature, and I've been a fan of HPL since a friend threw an anthology at me in high school. Since then, I've made many converts to our hideous lord and master.

(Oh--and Chthulhuchick? I think we went to college together, and were in a writing group with a certain Frenchman and hobbit. Am I right?)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Kaelestes on March 09, 2012, 02:04:54 PM
. . . delusions of literature . . .

I like it. :D


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: starblazie on March 10, 2012, 06:45:25 AM
Hello,
the podcast has been keeping me sane despite the fact that I have had a sinus infection for 2 1/2 weeks.  My ears pricked up when Chris mentioned that he couldn't find the source of "Buddai" in the last podcast.  I think I was able to find the source on Thursday and had been waiting for forum access and Mike was able to help get me set up. 


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Ruth - CthulhuChick on March 10, 2012, 11:32:45 PM
*waves* Hi everyone, I came back. Being injured kind of gave me a negative self-worth complex especially about Lovecraft stuff and limited the amount of typing I could do and..........long story short, I'm back and looking forward to being here more often. Not yet better, just back. *waves happily to everyone*

Hey everybody, I've been listening since about episode 25 or so and finally got around to singing up for the forums (with the gracious assistance of Mr. Mike Mann--thanks again, Mike!) I love the show. I'm an ex-English major with delusions of literature, and I've been a fan of HPL since a friend threw an anthology at me in high school. Since then, I've made many converts to our hideous lord and master.

(Oh--and Chthulhuchick? I think we went to college together, and were in a writing group with a certain Frenchman and hobbit. Am I right?)

 :o HOLY HELL. But wait, both of you were pretty short so I'm not honestly sure which of you counts as the hobbit because you are both tiny compared to me, although I can rule you out being the Frenchman... <_< PMing....


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Vulpine on March 11, 2012, 12:02:24 AM
Welcome back Ruth :)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: ungelic_is_us on March 12, 2012, 12:49:17 PM
:o HOLY HELL. But wait, both of you were pretty short so I'm not honestly sure which of you counts as the hobbit because you are both tiny compared to me, although I can rule you out being the Frenchman... <_< PMing....

Heheh. Let's just say that if both of us were hobbits, I was the less...innocent of the two. Hard to imagine the auburn innocent enjoying HPL, don't you think?  ;) Well, I'm glad you're back. My suspicion that you are yourself is the main reason I joined the forums, because you are awesome and I miss our innuendo-laden literary discussions.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: JazFusion on March 15, 2012, 11:23:04 PM
Heeeeeyyyy.

I'm Mike Mann's wife. I signed up for the forums two years ago, had an activation problem (heh), and just now got around to logging in.

I'm never late for anything. Ever.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Ruth - CthulhuChick on March 16, 2012, 05:40:20 PM
Heeeeeyyyy.

I'm Mike Mann's wife. I signed up for the forums two years ago, had an activation problem (heh), and just now got around to logging in.

I'm never late for anything. Ever.

You're not late, you arrived precisely when you meant to. *waves*


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: fencible on March 21, 2012, 04:45:26 PM
Hi Mythos Maniacs,
I started reading Lovecraft in my teens like most folks, using the ‘Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre’ anthology. Began listening to the show about 1.5 years ago. Just recently found the forums.

I hadn’t read any Lovecraft in quite a while, but the show got me to start reading the stories again, including many I’d never picked up before. Many thanks for that. I’ve got a large-ish backlog of the episodes I haven’t listened to yet, as I still need to read those stories first. The episode is always my reward for slogging through the sometimes-tedious tale. Often times I find myself enjoying Chris and Chad’s whacky tangents more than the story analysis. Good stuff. Always helps get me through my commute and washing the dishing.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Genus Unknown on March 21, 2012, 05:15:03 PM
You're not late, you arrived precisely when you meant to. *waves*

Oh my God... Mike Mann's wife is Gandalf!

Welcome aboard, Mithrandir!

EDIT: Also, fencible! Hello!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Inner Prop on March 24, 2012, 03:54:31 PM
Hello, I'm from Chicago, UIUC grad (90), living and working in Lake County, IL.

I've written for Anotherealm.com and Whortleberry press.  I've had two of my Lovecraftian stories read on Cthulhupodcast (http://cthulhupodcast.blogspot.com/2009/04/52-bellwethers-asteroid-part-1.html).

Been listening to the show for a while.  I listen at work, so shh don't tell anyone.

I'm looking forward to chiming in.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: kittiwake on March 28, 2012, 03:44:58 PM
Hello everyone. My name is Kate and I live in Nottingham, England.

I've been listening to the podcast for about 18 months, and reading the stories as they come up in the podcast. I've read some of them before, but not all, and I hadn't read any of the ghost-written ones. My favourites so far are The Colour Out of Space and At the Mountains of Madness, and my least favourite is the one with the demonic pony-tail that crawled around like a snake : )

I had a bit of trouble signing up to the forums, but Mike and Chad sorted it out for me (thank you !) so here I am, ticket for next week's event in Leeds bought and paid for!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Drew Unspeakable Name on April 03, 2012, 07:15:58 PM
Just introducing myself. Relatively new to Mr. Lovecraft, but now a fan. I'm from Birmingham, Alabama and I have it on good authority that something evil is afoot----because Evil usually is a lousy flier.
                        Drew


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: RedRetroRobot on April 05, 2012, 02:58:07 AM
Salutations. My name is Rx3. I often go by as Retro, Red, or a long list of various handles.
Been listening to the podcast since "Polaris" due to a recommendation from a Star Wars Saga podcast of all places! Been a happy camper ever since. Sure as hell makes work constructive and energetic.

I first encountered Lovecraft in grade school due to a workshop about Poe. My first stories were "The Shunned House" and "The Colour Out of Space". My ultimate favorites have been "The Temple", "The Music of Erich Zann" and "Pickman's Model".

Along with Poe and Lovecraft, I'm a big fan of Dan Simmions, Asimov and Roald Dahl.

I also really, really, _really_ like robots. <3

Keep up the great work guys!



Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: ultraturquoise on April 06, 2012, 03:18:27 AM
Heips, I'm Hanna, from Finland.

Been reading Lovecraft's stories since I was 20 I think (so just 5 years :P). First one was Charles Dexter Ward, which is still one of my favourites, but definite favourite story is The Colour out of Space. And I actually registered over a year ago but better late than never I suppose...


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: T. Kelly Lee on April 06, 2012, 12:18:34 PM
Hi, all - Been listening to the Podcast for a couple of years now and finally decided to chime in.  I'm in Washington, DC and been an HPL fan since I was a kid.  I collect Lovecraftiana of all manner, including rarer items like his personal letters.  I've had about a half-dozen horror stories published and I'm currently working on a book of short fiction I'm going to self-publish at Amazon just for my own amusement. 


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Inner Prop on April 06, 2012, 12:22:43 PM
I also really, really, _really_ like robots. <3
Lovecraftian robots, that's a cool idea


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: DustyTome on April 06, 2012, 04:52:26 PM
Hello Everyone!
My name's Erin and I'm a long time listener of the podcast but for one reason or another, I've not signed up for the forums. I thought I'd go ahead and rectify that.  :)

I'm a huge Lovecraft fan, having discovered him through one of Stephen King's short story collections. He called one story his obligatory nod to HPL, one of the masters of horror. That piqued my curiousity. Here was an author I'd never heard of being recommended by a writer who regularly scared the bejeezus out of me.

I managed to get my hands on the collection of Lovecraft's work with the robed, skeletonized figure on the cover. To be honest, I couldn't figure out what the fuss was about. Yeah, Lovecraft was good but there was something off about the writing that I couldn't put my finger on.

Fast forward fifteen years, to a time when I was living in Chicago. A friend worked at an amazing fantasy-science fiction-horror specialty bookshop in town. We got to talking about HPL one day and he told me that what I'd initially read was not what Lovecraft had written but a basterdized version. My friend strongly urged me to read the corrected text, which just happened to be on sale at the bookshop where he worked. Funny, that.  :)

Wow. Once I read the copy as Lovecraft intended, I was hooked. When he's on his game, Lovecraft is one of the best ever.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Graf von Altenberg Ehrenstein on April 09, 2012, 09:37:50 AM

Hi there,

I am an compatriot of iron-willing, temple-haunting Karl-Heinrich, my parents also took the liberty of calling me Karl. Although I never took the habit of gunning down my colleagues in the work place...
Actually it was South Park that dragged me into Lovecraft... Ähm, yes. In my defence I have to say that in my glorious homecountry HPL is best known as the author of a graphic novel called the Necrocomic. Curious about that fancy monster with that fancy name I read some stories and soon got hooked. Most stunning however I found the various echoes of HPLs work in contemporary pop culture I was hitherto unaware of.
Groping blindly through the interabysses one of the first things I stumbled upon was the Podcast. Chad and Chris helped me finding an access to Howard ´s ... ahm ... less awesome stuff. I can now read "He" as the great parody it unfortunately does not seem to be ment.   
Since none of my friends are into Lovecraft, I hope to find some interesting conversations here.


So best regards from Prussia and please excuse my sometimes inexplicable and dreadful English...


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: DustyTome on April 13, 2012, 04:55:37 AM

Hi there,

I am an compatriot of iron-willing, temple-haunting Karl-Heinrich, my parents also took the liberty of calling me Karl. Although I never took the habit of gunning down my colleagues in the work place...
Actually it was South Park that dragged me into Lovecraft... Ähm, yes. In my defence I have to say that in my glorious homecountry HPL is best known as the author of a graphic novel called the Necrocomic. Curious about that fancy monster with that fancy name I read some stories and soon got hooked. Most stunning however I found the various echoes of HPLs work in contemporary pop culture I was hitherto unaware of.
Groping blindly through the interabysses one of the first things I stumbled upon was the Podcast. Chad and Chris helped me finding an access to Howard ´s ... ahm ... less awesome stuff. I can now read "He" as the great parody it unfortunately does not seem to be ment.   
Since none of my friends are into Lovecraft, I hope to find some interesting conversations here.


So best regards from Prussia and please excuse my sometimes inexplicable and dreadful English...

Hi Karl!
Yep, HPL did write some atrocious stuff. I'm surprised I made it through the podcast on 'The Street' without retching.  When he was on his game though, wow was he good. I'm re-reading The Haunter of the Dark and the sense of dread is just amazing. I hope all's well in Prussia.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Graf von Altenberg Ehrenstein on April 14, 2012, 08:15:54 AM
Yes thanks, things are just fine. Since Prussia is not a place in the real world anymore but a (rather dull) state of mind it `s easy to be fixed up with a couple o`quarts o`beer.
Oh man, The Street as such a nasty one. I got that on audiobook and listened to it on my way to work. During those ten or so minutes I nearly crashed the car three times! It `s so bad it could you!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Dr Strangelovecraft on April 15, 2012, 03:40:28 AM
Hello, Puny Humans!

I'm a Brazilian Lovecraft fan from São Paulo. Been listening to the show since I found about it back at Cthulhumas at Tor.com, and after fearfully lurking in the forums for Aeons (in internet time, you know) I decided to join.

I've been reading Lovecraft for quite a while now and since I started listening to the show I've been interested Lovecraft himself, his life and times.

Well, that's it for now. Sorry for the "Engrish" (been struggling with it for a while now, one of the reasons I took the time before joining the forums), hope I can come up with some interesting stuff.

Best of Luck to everyone, specially Chad and Chris (thanks for the show, you guys!)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: DustyTome on April 15, 2012, 03:45:02 AM
Don't worry about your English, mate. I'm a native speaker and I still screw it up. Glad to have you and I love your username!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Dr Strangelovecraft on April 16, 2012, 12:18:11 PM
Hey, thanks for the warm welcome, Dusty Tome. I would have replied sooner but it was a working weekend for me.

I had other ideas for the username, but this was the best sounding one, so I went with it.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: LambethWarp on April 18, 2012, 02:00:26 PM
Greetings all! My name's Ollie but I chose LambethWarp as my username here after an infrequently updated blog I write, which can be found at http://dointhelambethwarp.wordpress.com/ (http://dointhelambethwarp.wordpress.com/) - there's a general theme of cosmic horror and Weird Goings-On in London, where I lived for 12 years until recently.

Anyway, I'm getting ahead of myself a bit. I'm a theoretical physics graduate (Dreams in the Witch House, anyone? :)) and late studied particle physics at CERN - colleagues of mine there were searching for extra dimensions, and the Lovecraft fanboy in me doesn't know whether to hope they succeed or fail. I'm currently an engineer of sorts for a large tech firm. Probably a fairly typical resumé for an HPL devotee, I should think.

I've been a fan since I discovered his writing as an undergraduate and began writing short stories of my own a couple of years ago. (Don't want to look like a spammer so I'll see if I can find a more appropriate thread for links.)
As far as HPL goes, I would have to say The Colour Out Of Space is my favourite, though I like most of his other longish works, especially Charles Dexter Ward, Mountains of Madness, The Shadow out of Time and of course TCoC. Also got a lot of time for some of the Dreamlands strories, especially the Silver Key ones. I've listened to probably half of the podcasts so far, been working my way through them in order but I've also listened to some of the most recent ones and a few here and there that I picked out from among my favourite stories. Just listened to the first part of the live event in Leeds and looking forward to part 2!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Ming on April 18, 2012, 04:58:16 PM
Hi everyone!

My name's Andy.  A few years ago, in an attempt to better understand what the big deal was behind this "Cthulhu" guy that I kept hearing about, I decided to pick up a copy of "Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre".  Now, I'm completely hooked!  I'd say that my favorite stores so far have been Rats in the Walls (my first HPL story), From Beyond, the Shadow Over Innsmouth, and The Music of Erich Zahn.

My best friend turned me on to the podcast a few months ago, which I've been listening to ever since.  Aside from serving as an excellent companion to trying to read all of HPL's work, it's served as a great time passer on long commutes and early morning dog walking!  I've trolled the forums a few times, and finally decided that it was time to sign up.

I'm really sad to see that the Lovecraft content for the podcast will be coming to an end in the next few months, but I guess better late than never!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: exospawn on April 22, 2012, 10:18:42 AM
Hello I'm a fan of HPL and of the HP Podcraft, not a bot


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: LambethWarp on April 23, 2012, 09:07:52 AM
Hello I'm a fan of HPL and of the HP Podcraft, not a bot

Exactly the sort of thing a bot would say... o_0

Calling the Botfinder General!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Whataitai on April 26, 2012, 05:43:57 AM
Hi!

I'm 37, originally from Somerset in the West of England, now living in Wellington, New Zealand (hence the username). I've been an HPL fan since my early teens when I first played the RPG. The first HPL story I read was The Music of Erich Zahn which I found in a compendium in the school library - it was like finding a copy of the Necronomicon itself! I remember thinking "Maybe all this stuff is real!!!?" My church youth club leader was very concerned that my friends and I were getting into the occult; nowadays I can enjoy HPL without worrying about that kind of thing. I've just got back from a month on the road in the States and while I was away I started listening to the HP podcast and rereading the books. I managed to scare myself silly on more than one occasion and since coming home I've downloaded an old edition of the RPG off the internet. I even bought my girlfriend a copy of 'Cthulhu 101' today but I'm not holding my breath!  I wanted to join this forum while the podcast is still going - anyone have any idea how much longer it's due to run for?


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Graf von Altenberg Ehrenstein on April 26, 2012, 12:10:26 PM

Hey Whataitai (I `m sure that does means something?)!
Oh yes, Howie Philips the straight way to the most sinister cults! Hope you didn `t summon anything by accident...
The still upcoming stories/episodes you can count on your fingers. Certainly nor more than three months. Chad and Chris plan to keep up podcasting with something not entirely different, but there `s nothing specific yet.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Whataitai on April 27, 2012, 03:02:16 AM
Thanks for the welcome!

I'll explain the username: According to Maori, what is now Wellington harbour was once a lake cut off from the sea and Whataitai was the name of one of two taniwha who lived in the lake.  Taniwha are supernatural dragon or whale-like creatures - sometimes monsters, sometimes guardians - who live in dark places like deep caves or the sea. So far, so Lovecraft right? Well, apart from the guardian bit. The other taniwha, Ngake, was restless and wanted to escape into the ocean. He circled frantically around the lake and hurled himself at the rocks and smashed through to what is now called the Cook Strait. Whataitai tried to follow but he got stuck and his body dried out in the sun and formed an isthmus.  Last night I was sat on the sofa looking out at that isthmus trying to think of a suitable username for an HPL forum... well, its obvious really isn't!

I'm glad I signed up when I did and that I've caught up with the final few podcasts - I went to the library last week and took out a Arthur Machen collection - I'd love to hear Chris and Chad go through the stories which inspired HP, the ones that have been mentioned in the podcasts and notes.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: HeirophantX on April 28, 2012, 12:48:40 PM
Greetings Programs,

Been a huge fan since discovering HPL at 13 (some time in the 80's...).  Fan of the books and the RPG.  I have also been known to manifest on the Yog forum.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: thebluestocking on April 29, 2012, 08:55:17 AM
Hullo there--I've been listening to the podcast from the beginning--back when it was recorded in Santa Monica and I lived only a few miles away. Now I'm in rural Alabama, still listening. I love podcasts, but this is the only one I've listened to consistently over all those years. Chad and Chris have no idea how much housework they have gotten me through, and I've come to think of them as friends, in a way. (Which probably is creepy, since they have no clue who I am.)

I came to Lovecraft late: I was in college at UNC-Chapel Hill and working on a research paper on Southern writer Fred Chappell, who wrote a Dagon story in his early days. I got intrigued, then I got hooked, and my love for H.P. has only grown over the years. (I'm pleased to note, by the way, that there is--or at least was, back in the day--an entry for the Necronomicon by Abdul Alhazred in the UNC library catalog.)

Anyway, hi!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: mej on April 29, 2012, 03:11:11 PM
Not sure if I'm doing this correctly, since I'm introducing myself, and not replying to anyone.  But if I end up as a reply to someone else's introduction, consider it a big, if unintentional, hello from me.

I am an attorney in upstate New York, but for many years I worked in the film industry in Los Angeles, having gone out there with Sam Raimi and the "Michigan Mafia" back in 1987, via Wadesboro North Carolina, where I was the assistant editor Evil Dead II. 

I just want to doff my hat (that is if I had a hat) to Chris and Chad for managing to put together a podcast that started well and only got better.  They were already remarkably polished in their first podcast (the advertising jobs and acting classes have paid off), but what I found so enjoyable throughout the past couple of years of listening is how the quality of the podcast, especially the lavishly mounted readings, have attracted so much high-caliber Lovecraft scholarship to a show which so prominently warns "We're not Lovecraft scholars."

Well, they may not be scholars, but they are far more than fanboys - so they are somewhere in new territory.   If Neil DeGrasse Tyson or Carl Sagan were popularizers of science... no that analogy doesn't work because they *are* scholars,  Chris and  Chad are popularizers of the fandom of the scholarship of H.P. Lovecraft.  Yes, that has a nice ring to it, and they can have it for free.

Thanks for all the fun, and  "Chad Fifer Is Old Hollywood"  made me howl, because there is a tiny subculture of three-fisted, young, old-school actors and writers in L.A. (which might still be found at Boardner's) that he tapped into perfectly.   And Heather Klinke was adorably creepy as the girlfriend wannabe whom one should never let near their bathroom. 

Best,

MEJ




Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Carcosa on April 30, 2012, 11:08:54 AM
Recently started listening to the Literary Podcast from the very beginning, so I imagine it will take some time for me to catch up to the live shows. You may see me over at Olde Yoggie as well by the same name. Started reading Lovecraft's stories at the age of 13 when a roleplaying friend introduced me to Call of Cthulhu. Been hooked ever since.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Clangador on April 30, 2012, 11:47:30 PM

Hello, I am Clangador, and I am a H.P. Lovecraft addict.  ;D


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Chrizzie Frizzie on May 02, 2012, 04:44:44 AM
Hi, I am CRIT. I discovered the podcraft more than two years ago around episode 30. It's weird to think that I have aurally followed Chad and Chris though weddings and continental relocations and pregnancy and birth - and of course from two friends having a lark to become the center of a new wave of Lovecraft-enthusiasm. My fascination with HPL himself is only matched by the energy and creativity that is sloshing around this community!

I read "Call of Cthulhu" when I was in my early teens and it scared me. I thought it was fer'reel. I got through Dexter Ward and even Mountains of Madness. My relationship with the man was ended after a few pages of "Dream-Quest" however, and it took me almost 20 years to make a second attempt. I think that I am not alone in my arc: a fascination with Cthulhu to a wider appreciation of HPLs work, to something of an obsession with HPL 'the man, the thinker, the writer' and now finally an overall appreciation of 'weird' and speculative fiction.

So... hello all! Nice to know you!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Lupo on May 04, 2012, 07:19:42 PM
Hi

I'm a real person not a bot, I just don't say much unless I have too.  :-X


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: abbazabba on May 05, 2012, 03:42:59 AM
Hello to all!  I'm Jerrod I work for the Navy.  I've been indulging in HPL for many years.  I stumbled across the podcast looking for audiobooks.  I believe it was the Martin's Beach episode.  Loved it, and I have been listening in ever since.  It's great to have while I'm aboard the ship.  Chad and Chris are funny as hell, keeps me going through the crappy at sea time.  Thanks again guys.  Hope when you finish the HPL works you keep something going in the same arena.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Robert W on May 06, 2012, 04:39:09 PM
Hello,

My name is Robert. I like HPL, a lot.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: CMcCormack on May 13, 2012, 11:14:33 PM
Hey everyone!

My name's Clay--I'm an illustrator living in Boston, and I've been a huge fan of the HPL Literary Podcast for a long time--I've tried to sign up to the boards a couple times in the past but it never worked for some reason, so I'm glad to finally be in the door!

I've been a Lovecraft fan for a long time, ever since Evil Dead introduced me to The Necronomicon, and if I had to choose a favorite story it'd probably actually be The Festival.  I'm constantly on the search for good film adaptations, and I think the most successful have been non-literal adaptations.  For instance, I think the best Lovecraft movie ever made is John Carpenter's The Thing.  I'm also a big fan of the movie City of the Dead starring Christopher Lee--actually very similar to The Festival.

I write and draw an online graphic novel called Dead Meat, which isn't Lovecraft-themed, but you should check it out anyway at www.eatdeadmeat.com (http://www.eatdeadmeat.com)!

Glad to be a part of the boards!

best

Clay


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: HeirophantX on May 14, 2012, 07:29:39 PM
I've noticed a few "clusters" of people... one in particular near my in DC (well, Arlington, actually).  Are some of you folks meeting up?  Are such gatherings advertised here or some other place?



Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Ruth - CthulhuChick on May 15, 2012, 01:07:28 PM
I've noticed a few "clusters" of people... one in particular near my in DC (well, Arlington, actually).  Are some of you folks meeting up?  Are such gatherings advertised here or some other place?



I haven't really yet.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: The Cloudminder on May 16, 2012, 09:02:55 PM
Ai! and Hello! Long time listener of the podcast and frequent reader of the forums. I figured it's about time to let my voice be heard.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: T. Kelly Lee on May 21, 2012, 10:46:43 AM
I've noticed a few "clusters" of people... one in particular near my in DC (well, Arlington, actually).  Are some of you folks meeting up?  Are such gatherings advertised here or some other place?

I think there's quite a number of us around the Capital.  I work in DC and divide my living time between Silver Spring, MD and York, PA.  We should get ourselves a meetup together this year.  We should certainly celebrate is birthday this August!!! 


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: HeirophantX on May 21, 2012, 06:35:27 PM
My 2nd infernal spawn is due to manifest on this plane rather close to that date!  (Aug 23rd).  I may be otherwise engaged!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: tannat on May 26, 2012, 06:37:07 PM
 ;D Hi I'm just an old H.P.L. fan from the south part of the globe.  ;D



Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: bdwolf69 on May 26, 2012, 07:11:15 PM
Hi, I'm Steve been a Lovecrat fan since I was 9. Love the HP podcasts, really gives a an opportunity to look at his work afresh. Thanks guys for all your great work.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: catamount on May 29, 2012, 07:01:19 PM
I've noticed a few "clusters" of people... one in particular near my in DC (well, Arlington, actually).  Are some of you folks meeting up?  Are such gatherings advertised here or some other place?



I'm in Arlington as well...


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Konrad Hartmann on June 01, 2012, 10:44:02 AM
Greetings,

I write some stuff and live in Pennsylvania. Lovecraft has been a huge influence on me, starting with my purchase of Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre (with its groovy but totally unrelated cover artwork) when I was about 13. Before that, I read a good deal of Robert E. Howard. (By the way, REH would also make for a great podcast.) I listen to every new episode of HP podcast. HPL has served as a great gateway drug for introducing me to other authors like Machen, Blackwood, and Chambers.

Konrad


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Higgledy on June 03, 2012, 06:32:01 AM
Hi, I live in Cheshire in the UK and really developed my appreciation of Lovecraft via the podcast. I write sporadically and am hoping to post a Lovecraftian story soon.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Vulpine on June 05, 2012, 08:59:51 PM
Arlington, darn it...for a second I thought you meant Texas...then it dawned on me you were talking the DC area.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: catamount on June 11, 2012, 08:24:07 PM
Arlington, darn it...for a second I thought you meant Texas...then it dawned on me you were talking the DC area.

Sorry, I'm sure there are other Lovecraft aficionados in Texas though...or at least a few Robert E. Howard fans!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Gorlacon on June 12, 2012, 08:08:56 PM
Hey people :) This is Guido Deniz Fromm. I'm currently in New Jersey but I have not always been here. I moved to the states just a year and a half ago from Turkey. I have been reading Lovecraft for a couple of years now. He was introduced to me by one of my previous girlfriends and he's been in my life ever since. I also like other weird tale authors like M.R James, Poe, Clark Ashton Smith. I'm also quite in to tabletop gaming and I ran both Trail and Call of Cthulu games, Trail of Cthulu being my favorite. I gained an incredible amount of insight from Fifer and Lackey and they are probably one of the most influential people that I have listened to. I'm hoping to have a great time in these forums.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Jon on June 14, 2012, 01:09:21 AM
Hello, all! I'm Jon. Like it says on the name thingy to the right of this post. I recently became a fan of Lovecraft's work and am slowly but surely making my way through his work (Currently on Charles Dexter Ward...) Big fan of the podcast, although I would assume that's a bit of a common denominator here. Also not the best at introductions, it seems...

Nice to meet all of you fine folks!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: old book on June 18, 2012, 04:25:04 AM
My name is old book. In real life I am a famous Hollywood actor, commercial pilot and physician. Not really. But if I post this, all the forum topics will say the most recent post is by old book, so that's why I'm here. To know me is to love me.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: DeadRosencrantz on June 20, 2012, 01:08:21 PM
Hello I'm Adam. I teach high school English in a rural Kentucky town. I've been a fan of Lovecraft's for 18 years and a fan of the podcast for 3 years.  Aside for preparing my students for the work or a post-secondary education, I enjoy introducing my students to Lovecraft (and the podcast). Thanks to my, our school library no carries a few anthologies of Lovecraft's work.

Who knows, I may have a former student or two lurking around these forums.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: InvisFriend on July 04, 2012, 02:35:32 PM
Hey there! My name is Christopher. At present I live with my wife and two rabbits near Frankfurt in Germany and spend my days translating computer games for a living and writing my MA thesis in English literature. Not on Lovecraft however.
I first ran into his writings at about age 17 when I discovered a worm-ridden tome (OK, paperback, but it was pretty old!) at the local library and have been more or less a fan since that day. I stumbled on the Podcast more or less by accident two months ago when I surfed for recordings of Lovecraft stories, and up to now I have devoured each and every episode up to the present ones.

That should suffice for now. Nice being here, hello to all of you!  ;D


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Fenrix on July 15, 2012, 12:53:44 PM
I've been lurking for a while, am fully caught up with the entire back catalog, and am excited for the next phase of the podcast.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Cybrasty on July 18, 2012, 05:28:58 PM
Hello everybody, I had been listening to the podcast for at least a year now and I finally decided to join the forums.

I am a Pole, who lives in UK and is moving to US this year - interested in lovecraft, steampunk and general geekery.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: bacon_dragon on July 20, 2012, 02:29:38 PM
Hey everyone.  The name is Shawn.  I jsut started listening to the podcast this week.  Cannot stop listening now.  It's an addiction.  My brother turned me on to the show.  Fucking amazing!

Don't know what i'll do when i finally catch up.  Probably go through withdrawal.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: DMCojo on July 24, 2012, 10:07:54 PM
Hi All,

I came to your podcast through a recommendation on the OSRgaming.org forum for old-school role playing gamers.  Another person listed it as a favorite podcast in a thread.  I had heard of Lovecraft...mostly because of the Cthulu references in the original AD&D Deities and Demigods book, but that is about all I knew.  I am a history teacher, and am also certified to teach language arts...so I love a good literary podcast!  So I went out and found a free e-book of Lovecraft's complete works at http://cthulhuchick.com/ and proceeded to read on my Nook.  I was hooked from the first story.  I have always liked Poe, and Lovecraft puts a more modern spin on Poe's style.  As I finish a story, I then listen to your podcast on that story...and I love it.  You guys hit the ground running from episode one...you have a great style and work well together.  You also have great readers and guest hosts.  So far I just finished episode 18...so I have a long way to go.  I see you are at the end of Lovecraft's works, and I am excited to see that you are continuing the podcast in some other direction...way to go...keep up the great work!

Cory (DM Cojo)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: DrT on July 27, 2012, 10:57:21 PM
I have listened to all the podcasts and think they are great.
I got into lovecraft literature through the RPG or was it vice versa?
I live in Australia and so am on the lookout for flying polyps.

BTW I recommend the Muse of the Monstrous
I have only read two stories so far and both are great.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Inner Prop on July 30, 2012, 07:14:10 PM
Hey everyone.  The name is Shawn.  I jsut started listening to the podcast this week.  Cannot stop listening now.  It's an addiction.  My brother turned me on to the show.  Fucking amazing!

Don't know what i'll do when i finally catch up.  Probably go through withdrawal.
We have a thread for that.

When the stars are right, try this. (http://hppodcraft.com/forums/index.php?topic=1217.msg12388#msg12388)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Svaragog on August 08, 2012, 07:24:15 PM
Greetings, I'm svaragog. Been listening to the show for about a year now but new to the forums. Looking forward to the future of the podcast and all the wonderful stories that will be done.

Thanks
Svaragog


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: amancalledprak on August 09, 2012, 10:24:55 PM
I'm a Lovecraft reading, sometime Call of Cthulhu playing, rationalist and sceptical dabbler in the occult. I'm hoping to contribute to the burgeoning field of evidence based chanting.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Alden on August 11, 2012, 07:31:08 PM
Hi. I like Lovecraft. Glad to be here.

 Yog Sothoth, or something like that.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: HeyGary on August 12, 2012, 10:56:20 AM
Hi everybody! Quick intro:

I'm Gary, an HPL/pulp/spec fiction fan in Dallas, TX. I'm a former A&E reporter; these days I work full-time at Heritage Auctions (www.ha.com (http://www.ha.com)) specializing in vintage comics, books, and pulp magazines, and write freelance movie reviews on the side (www.movieink.net (http://www.movieink.net)). It keeps me off the streets...


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: JahRose on August 14, 2012, 10:38:36 PM
Hi there!  I'm JahRose... aka... Tonia.... aka (I'm not telling!!!)
Just subscribed to the premium feed... I just can't let you guys out of my life!  :P


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: UnwholesomeBubbles on August 18, 2012, 02:00:52 PM
Hello!  I've been reading HP off and on for years now.  I've been reading more lately.  Listening to the podcast helps when I get stuck in a story (esp Dream of Unknown Kadath). 


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: TentaclesOfTheNight on August 19, 2012, 07:16:32 AM
Hi, I've been a big Lovecraft fan for a number of years now, read almost all his stories (including collaborations) and have really enjoyed the podcasts.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: AztecLos on August 23, 2012, 07:09:25 AM
Hi, I'm Carlos
I been listening to the podcast for sometime now. I knew of Lovecraft but did not know much if at all about him. But with the podcast I've learn a lot and have read u on few of his stories, even looking at other stuff that he may have influenced, like the Marvel cosmic stuff and Dr Strange.

I am into comics, scifi, fantasy, TV, and plus I tend to like movies others seem to hate, I own all Transformers movies and I love them. So yeah, that what is be, yo.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: MalachiCorbeau on August 23, 2012, 06:40:21 PM
Hail Eris,
Been listening for a while. Will continue to listen. Might post.

All Hail Discordia,
Rev. Malachi Corbeau, KSC


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: ShiningLovePig on August 26, 2012, 01:36:12 PM
Greetings - I have been an avid Lovecraft fan since I was a teenager & twenty years down the line I'm still hooked - found out about the podcast via the HPLHS - kudos to them for their adaptations!  Loving the podcast also, especially because of the factor central to Lovecraft's work that he never deliberately included - humour. 


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Goondor on August 26, 2012, 09:21:25 PM
Hey All,
Been listening to the podcast or a while now, really love HP Lovecraft and have been turning others onto it for a while now.  Really love to hear the guys talking about this stuff and became a subscriber as soon as it was available.  Thanks for everything!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Sarnath on August 28, 2012, 06:48:56 PM
Hello all. (http://i54.tinypic.com/14viah4.jpg)  Thank you for this very interesting Forum. I have been a fan of Lovecraft for a long time and recently have become very interested in art that has been inspired by his writing.  Howard Phillips brings such different images to mind it makes me interested in seeing how others visualize what he writes about.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: YoungDanforth on August 29, 2012, 12:46:50 AM
Greetings all:

I'm a 53 year old cargo airline pilot living in the Chicago area. Been an SF fan since a little kid. Feel like I've done several Yithian mind swaps as I seem to find and lose HPL over and over...

My earliest recollection of the 'mythos' is buying a paperback titled "Miskatonic University" back in the early '90s? I must have come across HPL before that but can't remember. I've been 'Cthulhu Crazy' for the last five years. Don't really know why. Perhaps the stars are right... Drives my wife crazy.

I've got two young children and I'm raising them right! Example: at dinner the other night my six year old son says: "Dad, who would win the following battle? Yithians, Starfish-headed vegetable carnivores (Elder Things) or the Martians from "The War of the Worlds" (1953 movie version)? I told him that I thought the Yithians would win as they had a form of time travel and could alter future events by traveling to the past. Warning: Paradox!

Anyway, this podcast has been excellent at feeding my obsession. I look forward to learning all about the things that influenced Lovecraft's writings with the newest installments!

Regards,
Young Danforth



Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Carlo_Nino on August 29, 2012, 08:53:03 AM
That George Pal version of War of the Worlds is awesome.
That heat-ray sound is classic!!!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: LewisD on September 01, 2012, 08:41:54 PM
HI, I'm a London based fan of the podcast. Like many I came in through the RPG and have stayed for everything else.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: azazel_fallenangel on September 03, 2012, 11:35:51 AM
Hi,

I'm Chris, I live in a sleepy Forest in south-west England wherein many of the inhabitants could easily be from Innsmouth itself...
I've been a fan of Lovecrafts ever since first stumbling across "The Music of Erich Zann" in an old ghost story anthology in my early teens and being blown away by the sheer menace the unknown could instill.

I'm actually here after now having signed up to the premium Podcast. I've been listening for about a year or so, and loving it, but made the decision early on to read each story before hearing the critique of it. This has been a slow process, and am actually only on around episode #58, and at the end of each episode, have heard the plea for donations to keep the cast running, and made the mental note to donate.
I don't have a very good memory...
So imagine my shock when I read this months Bizarre magazine!!! they've finished, run out of stories, and I never gave them a penny for the hours and hours of enjoyment they gave me!!

So, in some sort of penance, I've subscribed, and am paying my $6.66 (which annoyingly will probably come up around £4.53 in my bank statement...). I will also be stepping up my game in listening to this fine Podcast, especially as I can now plough through more stories now I've finished A Song of Ice and Fire...

Apologies for the long message...


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Samuel Smith on September 22, 2012, 02:35:29 AM
Well Hello to all, I'm Samuel and as you can tell new to the forum. I've been reading Mr. Lovecraft's work for about a decade now, and love it just as much now as when I read the first story I came across in the 9th grade {The Book...a fragment}. For my birthday this year, witch was just a few days ago, my girlfriend  bought me a membership in to the HPLHS, and I will say it now as I've said it many many times before "Worlds Greatest Soon To Be Wife". I live in the deep dark wood on the Florida/Alabama state line. And I guess that is about all for now.
But I would like to say that its great to know there is a group of wonderful folks like you all in this dimension
or any other.
                                       Samuel


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Inner Prop on September 24, 2012, 08:49:23 AM
I'm a 53 year old cargo airline pilot living in the Chicago area. Been an SF fan since a little kid. Feel like I've done several Yithian mind swaps as I seem to find and lose HPL over and over...

Young Danforth
What town?


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Wilbur Whateley on September 25, 2012, 02:55:48 PM
Hey I'm new to Lovecraft (just introduced a year ago) and have read all of his fiction.  I love Lovecraft (pause for pun laughter).  Then Chief Thorn (the man who introduced me to Lovecraft stared giving me this podcast.  I love it Chris and Chad are really funny I listen to them everyday.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: BarnTheBunny on September 27, 2012, 09:33:12 AM
Hi.
My name is Ben and I'm the host of the titanium physicists podcast.
This episode of our show may be pertinent.  (http://titaniumphysicists.brachiolopemedia.com/2012/01/09/episode-6-gravitational-waves-with-chad-fifer-and-chris-lackey/)

anyway. Hi
i like the HP lovecraft Lit Podcast a lot.
I'm a physicists and my favourite things are afternoon naps and turkey dinners.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: OttawaTom on October 08, 2012, 07:02:58 PM
Good Morning, Afternoon, or Evening (delete the appropriate ones)

My name's Tom, and I've been listening to the podcast since the first episode.  I'm an old YSDC member, and a fan of this podcast since episode one. It was finally after The Signalman that I felt I had to join. As one of the many people who wrote in praising it I knew it needed to be shared.

Now, what can I say about myself?  I'm a science fiction/horror/fantasy fan.  I'm a gamer, almost 40 years now. I work as a man who draws maps and maintains databases and am currently waiting on a copy of Children of the Stones so I can once again indulge in some Brit Sci-Fi. I'm sure I'm going to have a fun time here and I hope to get to know everybody over a good chat.

Cheers,
Tom


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: tglab on October 09, 2012, 06:34:35 PM
Hi all. I'm not new to the podcast--I've been listening since December 2010, but I'm new to the forums. I am a writer, art historian, and museum curator, with a huge interest in all things horror, Lovecraft (of course), and history (esp. late 19th c. and 1920s). I drive a hour to work each day and the podcast has made that dreadful commute a little easier.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Lucid on October 12, 2012, 09:50:07 PM
Hello!
I am a Lovecraft and weird fiction fan from Colorado. I'm currently working on a master's degree in library and information science. I love sci-fi and fantasy, but my heart will always belong to horror. I got into Lovecraft at 14 or so when I read The Outsider (I mean, what 14-year-old would not fall in love with that story?) and have become a lifelong fan.
I've been listening to the podcast since sometime in 2010 and was elated to find that there were other people in the world who wanted to talk about H.P. Lovecraft and other awesome weird fiction. I am really excited that it's branching out into Machen and Algernon Blackwood and others. Many of the stories being covered were stories my dad used to read to me as a (not terribly young) child.
Anyway, none of my friends are into weird fiction so I finally joined up in the hopes of having actual conversations with actual people about some of these stories.  Huzzah!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Demondan on October 20, 2012, 09:56:28 AM
My name is Dan. I have every lovecraft story other than letters and essays. I love his work and always get deep in his stories. Love the podcast.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: WeAre1000Young on October 21, 2012, 08:13:49 PM
been listening to the podcast since the beginning; don't know why it's taken me so long to join the forums; I have plenty of notes for Chris and Chad. 

also, no one gets my jokes, so now I can post them here.  yay?

Also, does everyone know about this? http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com/arkham.html

I have Shub Niggurath, and it smells like gingersnaps.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Maleficium on October 22, 2012, 11:40:09 AM
Hi all!  I'm a 24 year old student living in Chicago.  I've been a fan of horror since my early teen years, but my other interests include the fantasy genre (particularly all things Tolkien). 

I distinctly recall reading the Dunwich Horror at the impressional age of 15.  I'd been given a well worn copy of H.P.L.'s "best of" collection.  The Dunwich Horror scared the bejeezus out of me (I found the whippoorwills very unsettling) and I've been an avid fan of Lovecraft ever since!

I discovered podcast by accident several weeks ago, and have been listening to them during the commute to and from school.  I will be very sad when I run out of fresh episodes to listen to! 


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: FredKiesche on October 23, 2012, 10:39:27 AM
New to the forums, not new to the podcast (or to HPL). Been reading HPL since the early 70's, when Ballantine Books came out with a set that was featured in Newsweek. Before that, I had heard the name (through Ray Bradbury's stories), but hadn't read any of his stuff.

I have a fairly big collection of the essentials--HPL, Howard, Smith, others. I ran games of Call of Cthulhu for several years and even had a adventure/creature article published (Space Gamer or Fantasy Gamer--Steve Jackson Games), based off of "The Space-Eaters" (in the Call of Cthulhu collection).

I found the HPLLP early on and am a premium member. I also listen to The Double Shadow (CAS) and A Podcast for the Curious (MR James).


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: braedan51 on October 24, 2012, 01:32:22 PM
Hello folks,

I'm Eric. Over the last few weeks I've listened to the entire back catalog of HPL episodes & I've subscribed for the premium content -- can't get enough of this podcast :D


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Matinee Idyll (129) on October 26, 2012, 07:36:41 AM
Oh gosh, how rude of me!

Hello, my name is Joseph!  I'm 25 and live in country Victoria, Australia... I was turned onto HPL while at University (studying teaching), when we had to read The Outsider as an example of horror fiction.  My sister had long been an obsessive HPL fan, but prior to that story horror hadn't really been my thing (aside Poe, of course).  All that changed with The Outsider.

I adore the podcraft, which I discovered at the start of the year.



Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: toecrow on October 28, 2012, 04:40:19 AM
Hello all. My name is Tony. I am 27 years old and live in Ellicottville NY which is about 60 miles south of Buffalo.  I am a Firefighter-EMT and am currently studying Emergency Management at SUNY Empire State College.  I discovered Lovecraft around the age of 12 when I picked up a compilation of stories at the library.  From Beyond was the first story of his I ever read and thought it was the coolest thing I had ever read.  I'm not familiar with any of the Lovecraft role play games and have only recently discovered the podcast which does an awesome job covering and analyzing the stories.  I am especially enjoying Chris and Chads continuation into classical horror literature that influenced Lovecraft and hope they cover numerous Poe stories in future episodes. 


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: wyrmw00d on October 28, 2012, 08:35:44 PM
I've been a listener to the show for about a year, but have never visited the forums until now.  I'm loving the extension of the HPLLP into the realm of "weird fiction", keep it up Chris and Chad!  You guys put one of the best podcasts in existence.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: busking‡ghosts on November 05, 2012, 06:58:26 AM
Greetings!

I was an avid listener to the podcast until my unlawful incarceration on the eve of the New Year, 2011. This was entirely unjustified, of course, and all rumours of my deteriorating sanity were, I assure you, quite false. In either case, recent Government funding cuts have ensured my dismissal, and I am thus free to catch up with missed episodes.

So here I am today, joining the forums. A waifish twenty-something from the smog bound city of London, UK, where I now huddle into the shady staircases of Brutalist concrete carcasses, thumbing dusty (actually, quite new paperbacks in most cases) tomes of weird fiction. Slowly rediscovering my lost love for all things cosmic, deep, and tentacled.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Jason Templeton on November 05, 2012, 09:04:48 PM
Ok so I finally made it to the forums. I remember reading HP Lovecraft back when I was still in primary school. I loved most stories then as I do now. I absolutely love the Podcasts as well and was happy to join the premium content. I work alone overnight in old rail yards as a Security Officer over here and listening to Chad and Chris for the past two years has gotten me through lol. I have two small children, my son who is 7 and my daughter who is 10. I hope to influence them with HP and have been playing Fungi of Yuggoth when I have them in the car :)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Rhadaman on November 28, 2012, 11:22:11 AM
Hello to all!

I have recently discovered the podcast over the summer of 12' and have been working my way through them all one at a time at work. I am up to episode 62 and have enjoyed every minute, great job guys!

I am 31 years old and live in Nashville, TN. I have have been a fan of Lovecraft's work for several years now and can't wait to talk mythos matters with everyone  :D

I Have played tabletop RPGs since I was a boy but have never found a group interested in the Call of Cthulhu RPG. I would love to learn more about it and possibly play a game online if anyone here is interested. I have an 8th edition on it's way to me to read over.
 
Please, feel free to send me a message or E-mail (in my profile) for anything HPL related.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Banake on November 28, 2012, 11:39:00 AM
I'm Octavio Bannach, from Castro, Paraná, Brazil. Nothing to say beyond this, no Lovecraft fans around my city. =/


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Strength24 on November 30, 2012, 12:34:52 AM
Hey all!

I finally registered. I'm an actor and stuntman living in L.A. Got into Lovecraft a few years ago. I'm also a gamer. Currently working on a HPL project of my own. Hope you're all well!

Andrew


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Nautical looking Negro on December 03, 2012, 02:14:37 PM
Hello there,

I'm Pete. I first got into HPL around 16 or 17. The Dunwich Horror was the first thing I read, and it blew my mind. I'm a digital artist by profession. Here are some of my Lovecraftian images.

http://peteamachree.deviantart.com/art/The-Haunter-of-the-Dark-106212707
http://peteamachree.deviantart.com/art/Starry-Wisdom-Cult-Church-106662734
http://peteamachree.deviantart.com/art/Wilbur-Whateley-106780365
http://peteamachree.deviantart.com/art/Ia-Shub-Niggurath-188761660


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: nwoo2002 on December 12, 2012, 11:24:58 AM
Hi there!

Been a loyal listener of the podcast since 'the Picture in the House' episode and am now a loyal premium member. I listened to the final episode of the Lovecraftian literature reviews while waiting for my flight, delayed by ten hours, home from Beijing to the UK. How many members can say that aye? 

My favourite story is 'the Thing on the Doorstep'.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Damonx99 on January 03, 2013, 02:33:51 PM
Hey there.

New to the forums, but been loving the podcast for a while now, and even went on to the Premium side as well.  Re-inspired a drive to write a lot of bad stories.

Favorite story?, I have to say "The Temple".



Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Rulakir on January 06, 2013, 04:03:46 PM
Hello,

Just paying my respects, love HPL's world and have been interested in his work for years now..

I Look forward to exchanging views, opinions and ideas about the Man and his stories with all and sundry..

On a personal note, Favorite Stories are: "The Statement of Randolf Carter" and "The Hound" and am particularly impressed with the Podcast of "From Beyond" from this very site.

Regards,

Rulakir.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: rick on January 10, 2013, 01:43:25 PM
Hi all, I just registered on the forums (though have listened to all the episodes!)

I came late to Lovecraft, first reading him a few years ago.  My typical reading back then had been science fiction and older classics.  I thought a nice change would be some horror, and began looking for some good scary stuff.  Someone led me to the Dark Tower by Stephen King, whose ending I hated after reading all eight novels! And it wasn't even horror!  Then I thought some apocalyptic fare would hit the spot, and since I liked the Omen trilogy, I tried to read the Left Behind series.  Probably the worst books I've ever read (and I did not make it to the third).

Then I recalled many years ago someone said I should read Lovecraft, which I had equated to the D&D Monster Manual, and just gross monstery stuff.  So I got the book Lovecraft Tales from Library Of America.  And I have been hooked ever since. And what an amazing rush, to have gone through a desert of bad reading to arriving at the Oasis of Lovecraft. 

I am looking forward to future episodes.  I was also making my way through many of the authors mentioned in Supernatural Horror in Literature.  I especially hope you all tackle NightLand by Hodgson. In my opinion, the first half of this book has some of the most Lovecraftian moods and descriptions I have read.  And the second half has some of the most boring and sexist!

Great work guys! 





Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: anansi on January 15, 2013, 09:56:48 AM
Hello There!  I was a member on the old boards but never got around to signing up when the accounts got lost.  Anyway, I'm here again. 


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: bullethead on January 22, 2013, 08:24:10 AM
Hi,

Listened to the 'cast for a while, decided it was time to sign up.

Steve


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: El Caballero on January 25, 2013, 06:28:45 PM
Hi,

I've been curious about Lovecraft most of my adult life, but never pursued my interest beyond reading The Colour Out of Space a couple times over the years.

I stumbled across the podcast and I just love it. I've started reading H.P.'s work, listening to various audio readings, and of course the Podcraft podcast.

I'm fascinated.

And a bit saddened. I used to have a very old paperback called "The Lurking Fear and other stories" or "other tales", something like that. It was printed in the '40s, I think, and it had a beautifully lurid cover image of some creature crawling out from beneath a tomb. It was stolen. It sure would look beautiful preserved in a frame hanging on my wall  :-\

Anyway, enough sob-story! I'm so glad that I've reached a point in my life that I can finally appreciate Lovecraft's work! I've got a lot of lovely reading ahead of me!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: TheUnregistard on January 31, 2013, 02:41:03 AM
Salutations to fellow afficionadoes of the telemeteric scrivenry,

After stumbling across a well worn copy of The Tomb and Other Tales amoung the piles of second hand books in the back of a small poorly lit bookshop in 1983 I instantly fell in love with the writings of HPL. I devoured as many of the stories as I could over the years since but it always seemed to be my own private addiction. Nobody else seemed to know or even care about this writer I had found even when I pointed out references to him in popular music or movies. Then with the advent of the internet it was easier to find others who knew the writings of HPL and a whole new world of his writings were delivered up from out of the big blue nowhere.

Jumping ahead to last year, I was surfing for new podcast to pass the time with when I found hppodcraft.com and the HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast.

I will be forever grateful to Chris Lackey, Chad Fifer and everyone else involved for doing this podcast. It was like sitting down and having a fun time with a couple for friends talking about something we all enjoyed. I have listened to every single episode, and continue to re-listen to episodes on my little mp3-player when nothing else seems to satisfy. Again thank you guys.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: lambaseq on February 08, 2013, 04:13:47 AM
Hello all,

I am new to this community and i am Asia and love to pass my time over internet.. Almost 10 hours a day :)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: mcmanlypants on February 15, 2013, 05:00:01 PM
Howdy! I've been listening for some time but never been driven to the forums until now. I'm a reader, writer, gamer and athlete living in North Carolina and I've pounded many miles of running trail with the H.P. Podcraft in my ears.

Lovely to meet you!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: KN Rainbow on February 19, 2013, 06:50:38 PM
Hi, I'm Brian, having just gotten into Lovecraft by listening to the podcast. Unfortunately, I do not have any extra eyes or other monstrous amalgamations, but I do have decent skill as an artist, with some Lovecraftian art under my belt. Alright that's all. Cthulhu ftahgn.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Chris Hutson on February 28, 2013, 09:33:18 AM
Hey, I'm Chris Hutson.
I live in Illinois where I draw pictures and paint buildings.
I've been listening to the podcast from pretty early on, and I've tried to register for the forums several times in the past, but the confirmation email never showed up. I tried again this morning and this time it worked.
So now I'm here.

CH


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: lilappleblossom on March 03, 2013, 02:25:47 PM
Hello, just started listening to the Podcast about a week ago and downloaded all of the episodes. I'm working through them now, currently on episode 30. But they make great listening at work.
I've been a big fan of Lovecraft since early high school, I'm currently 25, living in the depressing state of Florida. Hobbies I have include miniature painting, reading, writing, crafting, tabletop RPGs, among other things.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: mac on March 05, 2013, 09:49:08 AM
Hi, i'm Mac!

I've listened to the podcast for a long time now and think it's a great insight into the world of love craft. I got into Lovecraft's work after I saw a Les Edward's vampire painting when I was a kid and it totally freaked me out and of course I wanted to see more! I'm currently developing mobile games, mostly bright and colourful physics style platform games, not scary at all!




Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: AdamWaxman on March 20, 2013, 09:31:47 AM
Hi everyone. I've been listening to the podcast for a while now but just registered for the forums. I'm in my late twenties and I live in Durham, North Carolina, which is in the eastern part of the state. There's a road in my city called Markham Avenue and every time I pass it I want to take a sharpie to it and knock off the "m".

I wrote a short story that was published in Issue #2 (their Lovecraft issue) of Insomnia Press called "Some Assembly Required": http://issuu.com/insomniapress/docs/insomniapress2. I actually found out about the opportunity through the podcast so that's pretty cool.

Looking forward to meeting folks.

Adam 


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: eric p on April 11, 2013, 10:48:43 AM
Hello.  My name is Eric, and I have only recently started listening to the podcast having exhausted the past libraries of the handful of other podcasts to which I listen. 

I've been a reader of horror since my childhood where thanks to poor decisions on the parts of adults around me, I was able to read both Koontz and Bellairs intermingled with typical juvenile reading.

I'm a huge fan of weird fiction so I look forward to making my was through the audio archives here and interacting with other likeminded fans.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: ARCClarke on April 12, 2013, 12:43:15 PM
Hello all,


New here, and haven't had the chance to listen to any of the podcasts yet, but am looking forward to it, as well as interacting with all of you. I found this site through the Call of Chtulhu gaming forum.

I've been into horror since childhood, and a fan of HPL for a decade. Weird fiction is my favorite kind of fiction.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Mammitu on April 14, 2013, 03:04:40 PM
Hi, my name is Eden. A friend turned me onto the podcast/forum (I suck at the internet.) I've been a fan of Lovecraft's work and monsters/monster creation for as long as I can remember!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
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Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Red Megaman on April 17, 2013, 05:05:08 AM
Hello,

Have been listening to the podcast for a long time, but just recently discovered the forum.  Posting to avoid being taken for a bot ;-)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Genus Unknown on April 17, 2013, 10:56:59 AM
Damn... the spambots have found an area of the forum from which I do not have the power to delete them!

Also, welcome aboard to all the real people.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: KMAlexander on April 18, 2013, 01:42:31 PM
Hello everyone!

Been listening to the podcast for a while now, and I hear there was some great discussion going on in the forums so here I am!
Little about me: my name is K.M. Alexander, I'm a writer and a designer currently living in Seattle. I'm a voracious reader, big fan of Lovecraft, Derleth, Machen, Mieville, Gaimen, and others. (I won't bore you.) I'm an avid gamer, as well as an active hiker and cyclist.

So hi! Hoping to participate, discuss, and learn from ya'll.

Glad to be here. :)


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Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: michaelhyphenpaul on June 12, 2013, 11:57:25 PM
Hi all,

I came here to verify that I'm human. Unfortunately, I learned that I'm either a mistake or a joke.

In any case, greetings. I'm a big fan of the show.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: lynns221 on June 23, 2013, 08:28:55 AM
Hi!!! I just joined the forum!!! I have all of your HPL podcasts on my iphone! love this!!!!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: wreade1872 on July 05, 2013, 09:14:54 AM
Finally!!, it took me 7 attempts to get registered... i don't want to talk about it...

Anyway hi all, great podcast. So few decent podcasts out there, its not just the subject that has to be interesting but the people talking and the quality of the audio also have to be good.
This is the only survivor of my recent search of the dark fetid pools where the podcasts stalk, squeaking and gibbering mournfully in the depths of the nearly unnavigable swamp of the itunes. The things i heard... but thank the gods sweet forgetfulness swallowed them before they drove me to madness.

So yeah good to be here :) .


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: brightlex on July 08, 2013, 11:58:54 AM
Hi, my name is Neil and I've been a Lovecraft fan for over thirty years. I'm trying to write my first dark fantasy novel at present called - "The Shadows of Lychwood". Hope to meet some people on this site.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: mbkeene on July 17, 2013, 10:23:25 PM
Hello everyone,

I'm a fan of the podcast (and, coincidentally, Lovecraft and the weird fiction movement) from Charleston, SC. I work in film production and photography, and I'm currently developing some media content based on various Lovecraft stories.

I'm excited to discuss the 'Craft's fiction and meet his fans' shadowy, untrustworthy avatars.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: insanityoctopus on August 05, 2013, 11:40:34 AM
Hello! I am an Ohio artist who found this site while looking for information on Non-Euclidean geometry!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: monoceros4 on August 06, 2013, 09:00:03 PM
Greetings! I'm a Seattle resident and a relative latecomer to H. P. Lovecraft; in fact my first real taste of him was watching Andrew Leman's Call of Cthulhu film (on a friend's laptop while on a long flight), after which I began reading his stories with great interest. I've been listening to the podcast at intervals for years now; it's been a great companion on lengthy drives and other occasions when I've needed some entertaining listening to get me through long and humdrum hours.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: butroshanna on August 07, 2013, 01:45:04 AM

I am an Egyptian who has immigrated to America after the 1967 Six-Day War. I have had a successful career as an engineer and manager in the telecommunications industry in the USA working for GTE, Sprint and WorldCom which ended after a three year assignment for WorldCom in Brussels. In January 2003 I retired and moved to a small village in the Southwest of France where I started writing the novels “FROM FEAST TO FAMINE” which is based on my family in Egypt and several short stories based on my career in the US, Brussels. and Santiago, Chile. I also live in Naples, FL.

BUTROS HANNA


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: WellMoustachioed on August 09, 2013, 12:50:54 AM
Hello from Madison, Wisconsin! I ripped through the free episodes in a couple of weeks and now I've signed up for the premium feed. Can't wait to get into discussion with you all.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: methinks on August 14, 2013, 06:50:52 PM
Hello from the northeastern U.S. Your professionalism and rapport make for highly immersive and entertaining cultural education. It's really good going, a pleasure to hear. Great choices in collaborators too, readers and composers. So thanks! I look forward to digging through these fora and getting up to speed with the finer details of it all.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: cohaay on August 27, 2013, 03:09:29 AM
Hello! My name's Corey, I'm from southern CA. A bit behind on the podcast, on about episode 103 I think, figured it was finally time to join the forums and see what goes on around here. Happy to join =]


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Flyingfox11 on September 02, 2013, 08:49:54 PM
Hello, hello, I come bearing nerdiness and a longing for Lovecraft. I am a 26-year-old female in a world full of women with no real literary interest nor the capacity for wit and intellect (granted I moved from Cleveland Ohio to a small town in Tennessee, so my once-meager pickings in that arena are now at a supreme minimum and that is mainly my fault). I am a late comer to the podcast and very pleased to have found it! It has become an obsession over the past few days and directly caused me to go over my cellular data for the month--sorry, Verizon. It is all very well worth it though, so no complaints here.
My fiancée (also a Cleveland native) and I are youth pastors at our church and while not traditionally a fan of Lovecraft, he thoroughly enjoys the podcast as well and often expresses a desire to listen to it along with me. I appreciate having an opportunity to somehow connect with fans of the genre since I am lost here in Tennessee amidst a throng of pageant queens and hillbillies. I love many of them, and am able to connect on many other levels with my loved ones, but I require more stimulation from those with interests similar to my own, at least in this arena. Therefore... greetings!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Miskatonic Philologus on September 05, 2013, 09:22:52 AM

Just wanted to say say HI again to everyone - I've been gone quite awhile. I am so glad my account was not deleted. Also, I am so pleased that this fine forum decided to continue - thank you Chad and Chris.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: tortirioan on September 14, 2013, 03:08:13 AM
Hello everyone, I am gonna say first off that while I Love HPL, I am more of a REH (Robert E. Howard) fan. I love it when i get a chance to read these two writers letters to each other (there were hundreds of them if not thousands) and you can see their influence on each other, Howard more so than Lovecraft but it is still there. I have been listening to the show since before the change over to non-Lovecarft material and have listened to them all several times since.

I am a professional gunsmith and machinist from Denver Colorado, am an uber nerd as well as an outdoorsman. I joined the forum because I also do a little bit of armature writing mostly inspired by RPGs I have done with my friends (have an book length story in the works right now based of a Mutants and Masterminds game a buddy of mine did), also inspired by my dreams. I was hoping i could find somewhere to post my work to get critical reviews and advice on my writing style, from people who like the Weird Genre.

The first story I want to post up here i am going to call "Blackwater" which was inspired by a dream i had a couple months ago, Have not written it yet but am letting the story grow in my mind before trying to put it down on paper (or pixels).

Could maybe there be a section added so authors and artist like myself could post some stuff for this reason?

Glad to be here :)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: fox01313 on September 19, 2013, 08:14:30 AM
Hello all,

Well always rubbish at trying to figure out how to condense personal history of mine into a short little sentences. Apart from being new to the HPPodcraft site & audio library of wonderfully wicked discussions of H.P. Lovecraft's work, I'm a digital artist/horror fan wanting to do more with art in the game industry stuck here in the southern end of the states (TX), who has been a fan of the HPL mythos for quite some time but not until a recent find at a used bookstore chain (Half Priced Books) I came across an Annotated book going over a few of the stories Lovecraft did which spirited the drive to get more into the history of some of the stories to try to find out more about them. Between this & the Dark Adventure Radio Theatre on the HPLHS site, I discovered the HPPodcraft site & loading up my mp3 player to listen to the HPPodcraft episodes while doing graphic design at work. Cheers to all & wicked eldritch luck to all.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: pirsquar on September 29, 2013, 04:06:32 PM
Long time listener, first time poster.

My friends call me 'Pir' (pronounced "peer")

I first found the Podcraft a couple years ago, after I finished reading my first HPL story "At The Mountains of Madness" (still my favorite)
Funny story; due to a misunderstanding between me and a friend telling me about the story, I thought that what drove Danforth mad was a dinosaur!
I first became aware of HPL's stories through a videogame called "Eternal Darkness" in 2002. Which I highly recommend to any fans of the genre!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: DJW on September 29, 2013, 07:04:49 PM
Hello there,
I'm a Sheffield; UK based Lovecraft fan, office monkey, amateur dramatist and all-around geekish chap,
I found out about this podcast about a year and a bit ago doing some research for a Lovecraft play I was writing for my am-dram group and became hooked,
so yeah, hi


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: lovecraftfan on September 30, 2013, 12:17:07 PM
Hello everyone,

I'm Paul from Atlanta, GA.  I've been lurking around since the beginning of the podcast and have been a Lovecraft aficionado for the better part of 30 years.  I finally decided I ought to register and participate now that I have more time. 


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Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Gromwich on October 09, 2013, 10:28:50 AM
hi im Gromwich ive been a fan of H.P. Lovecraft since my first contact with the Call of Cthulhu dark corners game and now seek other such games and even indulge in the odd game of the table top game too


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: DirtySailor on November 11, 2013, 06:13:13 PM
Hello there!

I just recently became obsessed with the works of Lovecraft. I am an aspiring fiction writer. I am currently a student at Austin Peay studying Political Science and Astronomy, and I am a reservist in the US Navy. I look forward to enlightening discussions!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: studiothaw on November 14, 2013, 07:02:58 PM
Hello,

All the way from New Zealand here.

Illustrator by trade. After a short stint in the film industry, I decided to head towards something I've always loved, literature. I'm now writing books and illustrating graphic novels.
I work 5/7 days from home and very much appreciate the hppodcrafts podcasts

I'm rather in love with the Lovecraft mythos. I've finally finished reading all of his stories, and am now looking to delve deeper.  :D

So I look forward to the enlightening discussions!

Thanks you :)
Thaw.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: TallTonyUK on December 06, 2013, 11:41:08 AM
Hello everyone, I was born and raised in the city of Liverpool in England. Studied archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology (UCL) in London and, after several years of digging in muddy fields, moved into in the museum sector. I am now a curator at a museum in Exeter, Devon.
A big fan of HP Lovecraft, I was introduced to his work by a cousin who specialised in English Literature. Whilst completing his PhD he passed me a hardback copy of At The Mountains of Madness, I was 15. Not exactly the best story to start with but I felt its cold atmosphere as soon as I started reading it. Yes an RPG'r too, I got in CoC many years later...and it's still in my system even though I haven't played a game in 17 years!
Started writing my own short stories a few years ago and got my first one published in 2011; it's called The Empty House. Since then I've been working on other tales, some of which are clearly HPL influenced. This is my first aim
Author Brian Lumley lives nearby but I've never had the pleasure of meeting or talking to him...this is my second aim.
Just joined HP Podcraft and I'm trying to listen to as many of them as possible to and from work...also love the work being done by the HPL Historical Society...I'd love to be a member...this is my third aim.
Many thanks, Tony.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: jhominid on December 07, 2013, 01:11:55 AM
Hello from the American Midwest!

I am a junior in university studying Evolutionary Biology. In high school, I had a book of the "Collected Works of H.P. Lovecraft", and read some of it towards the end of sophomore year (mainly just The Nameless City/Whisperer In Darkness). I enjoyed it, but for some reason I didn't read any other stories for some time. In twelfth grade, my brother and I purchased a video game called Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which had some Lovecraftian themes. That definitely re-kindled my interest and I've been a fan ever since. I tend to be the kind of person who gets focused on topics of interest that may be a little out of left field for some; Lovecraft's work definitely fits the bill. I think Lovecraft initially resonated with me because he was quite an eccentric and contradictory person. I really enjoy his writing, and although there are aspects of his character that are not likable, I do relate to some of his quirks and personality in general.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: cephalok on December 10, 2013, 05:06:38 AM
Hi- I'm new...  I've got too much free time while overseas teaching ESL in China.  And I stumbled on to this excellent podcast.  You guys rule.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: RipVanWinkleX on December 12, 2013, 03:16:48 AM
 Hello, first off I have to say finding the podcast on Itunes opened my eyes. Though I knew about Lovecraft and his works I was never really big in to reading. This podcast was a great way in to his works. I am already up to "At the Mountains of Madness". It has even gotten me to read his work on the kindle.

 His work made me want to start writing again. Though I enjoyed writing back in school, I have issues with grammar. It was never my forte.

 You guys are doing a amazing job on the podcast. Though I have yet to get that far, I know for sure that I am going to go back and listen to the podcasts again. Please keep on doing a great job.



 Oh, I do have a question but I am not sure if I am allowed to ask on this forum. I was looking for Lovecraft forums and this was the second link that showed up; the other not having much activity.

 I have been thinking about writing again, but as you know by now writing is not my strong suit. I don't edit much of my own writing online. But I wanted to ask if my idea on a story is interesting enough. I would be doing my best to edit out any grammar mistakes that show up that I can catch. Should I ask on the Lovecraft Literary Talk or the General Discussion about the story I was thinking about writing up?


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: eel6540 on January 02, 2014, 05:59:13 PM
Hello


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: TheIdiotsLantern on January 14, 2014, 02:36:29 AM
Um, hello? This thing on?

Uh, hi. You can call me Morgan...or The Idiot, if you're feeling derisive (it's happened.) I'm...uh..not much of anything right now. But I do do things on occasion. I live on one of the satillites that orbits Los Angeles in California. You can sometimes find me taking up space somewhere public with a kiwi-flavored Korean slushee, a laptop, an iphone smeared with paint, an old notebook or other, and a cool hat.

One thing I definitely am is very glad to be here. On this very page there's a Liverpoolian Brit (who's bio almost sounds like a Lovecraftian hero, he just needs to find that sinister artifact or hidden map to a forgotten ruin...)  , a biology student gamer, an English teacher in China, a Kiwi, and... you get the point. You're all much more interesting then I.

Speaking of which, does the Premium subscription get you access to full readings of the stories being discussed? All of them? None of them?

Also, hello! Nice to meet you!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: R. Olmstead on February 07, 2014, 05:49:41 PM
Hi all!

I'm Peter. Yes. Don't let my handle fool you, I just enjoy the idea of being in good old Robert's shoes.

I live in eastern Norway, slinging code for food and playing drums for kicks. Despite being a reader of fantasy since childhood, I never heard of H.P. Lovecraft until I, some years ago, stumbled upon a singular podcast, a most hellish gateway into the unfathomable depths of this terrific author's writing and life. Depths from whence I do not want to return :)

I enjoy re-reading Lovecraft's stories, as well as revisiting old HPPodcraft episodes, especially the readings. Countless times have I heard Andrew Leman's reading of "The Temple". I, of course, too eagerly await new podcast episodes each week to help me survive commute. And still I cling to a faint hope that someday we may have new readings ;)

Big thanks to Chad and Chris for your excellent work. Keep it up!


All the best,
Peter


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Brynmore on March 30, 2014, 03:40:00 AM
Hi everyone.

I'm Brynmore, and I am a dark magician from Australia.  Much of my performance is inspired by works of Weird Fiction.

I only found the podcast in 2011, but have enjoyed it very much ever since.

Regards,

Brynmore
http://brynmoremagic.wix.com/hauntingmagic



Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Eric Allard on April 03, 2014, 09:00:52 AM
Hi! My name's Eric,

I've been listening to the podcast for the last two years and been a Lovecraft fan since 2006 after a friend recommended that I read "The Call of Cthulhu", I've been hooked ever since. I'm an illustrator who did a webcomic for a few years and works in videogames.

Happy to be here and I hope to be able to post some artwork that are Lovecraft inspired.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: RogueEvolent on April 04, 2014, 08:26:16 PM
Fellow ichor-nauts,
I found this wonderful site via recommendations from the M.R. James podcast...but have
been an HPL fan since around 1973 when my high school pal "the Spoiler" turned me on the
Rhode Island Recluse (didn't Linn Carter have a bio of HPL?)
I also love the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society.

Glad to be aboard gents & gentesses

RogueEvolent


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Kat on April 06, 2014, 03:38:41 AM
I'm new to Lovecraft, but I love the setting so far. After hearing so much about it, I read The Call of Cthulhu. I'm working on Arkham Asylum now.

Random question: does anybody know where I can find a Lovecraft-based RPG group in the Denver area?

By the way, I've started making Chulhu dice bags, so if anyone's interested, I sell them at https://www.etsy.com/listing/185259073/cthulhu-dice-bag?ref=shop_home_active_3 for $25.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: tafeanorn on April 15, 2014, 12:47:20 AM
Hi everyone!

My name is Tim Morgan and I just finished going through all of the episodes.  I think I started back in August so that's ... 9 months to listen to them all.  It's been great fun.  Thanks so much guys!

I first discovered HP back in high school after playing the RPG, back in 1984 or so.  I haven't re-read them in a very long time, but between your podcasts and my wife Christine beginning to sell short stories to Cthulhu anthologies, I've been reminded of how great his stuff is.

Great work!

--Tim

--Tim Morgan -  tim@sabledrake.com  -  tim@rttgamepub.com
    Owner, Sabledrake Enterprises - Seller of Christine Morgan's books,
    Owner, 'Round The Table  -  A game store and beer bottle shop in Lynnwood, WA
    Author of the Ellis: Kingdom in Turmoil -- A low fantasy, high roleplaying game -- Available now!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Carrion Pigeon on April 17, 2014, 06:24:55 AM
Hello, folks!
I'm a wanna-be-author (novels and comics) and a huge fan of H.P. I discovered him by sheer luck many years ago, when I read a short story in a book collecting various horror stories. Love at first sight!  ;D


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: phvanpe on April 17, 2014, 07:19:54 PM
ahoy. name's peter. i discovered the dread joys of HPL when most people my age were discovering cigarettes and booze.  i was 14ish and was introduced to the old gentleman by my elder brother via the rpg CoC. after one intro i went to the library, which had the arkham house editions, and devoured them. nothing ever caught my imagination like the cosmic horror of not being the center of the universe.  i found that even in daylight, on a cloudy day, i could read the stories And see yog-sothoth in the cloud formations. i knew at that point my life had changed forever.  now there is before HPL, and after HPL.  glad to discover a bunch of fellow tentacleheads.

peter.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Undying Earth on April 24, 2014, 03:10:24 PM
Howdy!

My name's Joe, and I'm an English chappy currently living in the Netherlands. I've a wife and baby daughter, neither of whom are much interested in Lovecraft. I first read the old gent as a teenager ('The Rats in the Wall', I think) but I really got into his work again through the HPL Literary Podcast. I'm a big fan of late 19th and early 20th-century Weird Fiction, including Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert W Chambers, Algernon Blackwood, William Hope Hodgson and others. Also read a bit of history and politics stuff. Looking forward to chatting with y'all!

Cheers,

Joe


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: bhobgood on April 29, 2014, 09:15:02 PM
Hello everybody,
I am a huge fan of Lovecraft. I was introduced to him by the Podcast in fact. I was actually greatly inspired by Lovecraft and so I recently decided to create a kickstarter project for a book of horror short stories. I would appreciate it if anyone would check it out. I know its a weird introduction, but I really do mean it as an introduction. I want to be a writer and as Lovecraft was such a big inspiration, I thought I would introduce myself through fiction. My kickstarter actually tells a lot about me as a person and a horror fan. Please check it out.
Its called
Kinsley: A Horror Anthology, and it is inspired largely by Arkham.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1593906857/kinsley-a-horror-anthology


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Mattias on May 02, 2014, 04:43:44 AM
Hi,

I'm Mattias, a wannabe author from Sweden. I recently rediscovered the great fiction of HPL, and just as usual when it comes to my manic interests, I want to read everything HLP has written, everything that is written about his writings, everything connected to his mythosis and so on. Of course, I will dive into the writings of Lord Dunsany, Algernon Blackwood, Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce and such, eventually. But first things first. I have only read 40 of his fictitious stories (there are 64 listed on the wikipedia page).

Three years ago, I got this idea for a horror novel. Originally, my main inspiration was Ted's Caving Experience (kind of an internet horror story, you probobly know all about it). However, as time went by, the inspiration changed and the synopsis was rewritten over and over. Now, three years later, it has become more of a Twin Peaks-like dark horror mystery detective story with hidden substories and a puzzeling mythosis. Since my recent rediscovery of Lovecraft, I should probobly add "lovecraftian" in the description. ;D

I recently realized that I cannot only work on the synopsis year after year, I of course have to work on my prose as well. So, for a few months, I have began writing short stories. In Sweden, we don't have this culture of sending short stories to magazines, so instead I try to send in my stories whenever there is a competition announced from a book publisher. I learned just today that my very first short story won the third place in a competition with a vampire theme (yey!). And I don't even like vampires.

I do like rain, mist, thunder, mud, dark forests, the 18th century, local ghost stories, internet ghost stories and mystery horror fiction. I am a biologist, so I also like biology. Especially cryptozoology legends, but I won't tell that to my professors.

Long story short: Hi. I'm Mattias. I'm from Sweden. I like Lovecraft. And rain. ;)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: ruevougemourge on May 05, 2014, 03:32:20 PM
Hi.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: TheVagueTeror on May 11, 2014, 01:09:33 AM
Hi, I'm from Washington state. Based off of my screen name you may think that I do not know how to spell; this is only partly true.  I originally was making my screen name for the Witch House Media login, made a typo, didn't notice and then hit enter...so now that's me I guess  ;D

I stumbled upon the podcast by mistake, and I'm so glad that I did!! I had been searching for audio recordings of HP's stories, started listening to Chad and Chris and thought, damn it. I hate podcasts. I'm glad I gave it a chance because listening to them is like vicariously having a best friend (I mean that in a non-creepy, I actually do have friends, sort of a way). Asides from the stories, the banter is hilarious.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Amaimon on May 16, 2014, 04:22:00 AM
Hi,
I'm late to the show but have listened to over a hundred episodes in the last two weeks, one of the benefits of a job that needs my hands but not my brain.
I'm an Australian storeman, old enough to not want my age mentioned, and a geek form the "D&D around a table in the library" days of geekdom.
Guess I'll wander the forums now.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: aey0 on May 19, 2014, 10:48:35 AM
Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what- what you have thought and done on every single second )

can you tell me every single detail of your `1 cheapest Minute Or your whole hour, day, week, month, year or your whole life ??

if you are not able to tell me about this life then what proof do you have that you didn't forget your past ? and that you will not forget this present life in the future ?

that is Fact that Supreme Lord Krishna exists but we posses no such intelligence to understand him.
there is also next life. and i already proved you that no scientist, no politician, no so-called intelligent man in this world is able to understand this Truth. cuz they are imagining. and you cannot imagine what is god, who is god, what is after life etc.
_______
for example :Your father existed before your birth. you cannot say that before your birth your father don,t exists.

So you have to ask from mother, "Who is my father?" And if she says, "This gentleman is your father," then it is all right. It is easy.
Otherwise, if you makes research, "Who is my father?" go on searching for life; you'll never find your father.

( now maybe...maybe you will say that i will search my father from D.N.A, or i will prove it by photo's, or many other thing's which i will get from my mother and prove it that who is my Real father.{ So you have to believe the authority. who is that authority ? she is your mother. you cannot claim of any photo's, D.N.A or many other things without authority ( or ur mother ).

if you will show D.N.A, photo's, and many other proofs from other women then your mother. then what is use of those proofs ??} )

same you have to follow real authority. "Whatever You have spoken, I accept it," Then there is no difficulty. And You are accepted by Devala, Narada, Vyasa, and You are speaking Yourself, and later on, all the acaryas have accepted. Then I'll follow.
I'll have to follow great personalities. The same reason mother says, this gentleman is my father. That's all. Finish business. Where is the necessity of making research? All authorities accept Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. You accept it; then your searching after God is finished.

Why should you waste your time?
_______
all that is you need is to hear from authority ( same like mother ). and i heard this truth from authority " Srila Prabhupada " he is my spiritual master.
im not talking these all things from my own.
___________

in this world no `1 can be Peace full. this is all along Fact.

cuz we all are suffering in this world 4 Problems which are Disease, Old age, Death, and Birth after Birth.

tell me are you really happy ?? you can,t be happy if you will ignore these 4 main problem. then still you will be Forced by Nature.
___________________

if you really want to be happy then follow these 6 Things which are No illicit sex, No gambling, No drugs ( No tea & coffee ), No meat-eating ( No onion & garlic's )

5th thing is whatever you eat `1st offer it to Supreme Lord Krishna. ( if you know it what is Guru parama-para then offer them food not direct Supreme Lord Krishna )

and 6th " Main Thing " is you have to Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare ".
_______________________________
If your not able to follow these 4 things no illicit sex, no gambling, no drugs, no meat-eating then don,t worry but chanting of this holy name ( Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra ) is very-very and very important.

Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare " and be happy.

if you still don,t believe on me then chant any other name for 5 Min's and chant this holy name for 5 Min's and you will see effect. i promise you it works And chanting at least 16 rounds ( each round of 108 beads ) of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra daily.
____________
Here is no Question of Holy Books quotes, Personal Experiences, Faith or Belief. i accept that Sometimes Faith is also Blind. Here is already Practical explanation which already proved that every`1 else in this world is nothing more then Busy Foolish and totally idiot.
_________________________
Source(s):
every `1 is already Blind in this world and if you will follow another Blind then you both will fall in hole. so try to follow that person who have Spiritual Eyes who can Guide you on Actual Right Path. ( my Authority & Guide is my Spiritual Master " Srila Prabhupada " )
_____________
if you want to see Actual Purpose of human life then see this link : ( www.asitis.com {Bookmark it })
read it complete. ( i promise only readers of this book that they { he/she } will get every single answer which they want to know about why im in this material world, who im, what will happen after this life, what is best thing which will make Human Life Perfect, and what is perfection of Human Life. ) purpose of human life is not to live like animal cuz every`1 at present time doing 4 thing which are sleeping, eating, sex & fear. purpose of human life is to become freed from Birth after birth, Old Age, Disease, and Death.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: ljj870 on June 09, 2014, 11:18:23 AM
howdy everyone I'm new to the forum but not new to Lovecraft, been reading his stories since i was young, so i am definitely looking forwards to getting to know everyone on here


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: 10tklz on June 11, 2014, 04:48:56 PM
Hello, my name is Yosef. I have been reading and loving HPL since I was about ten years old. I had been reading Stephen King (It, if I recall correctly) which my parents felt was inappropriate for my age (read: too much sex) so they gave me a book of HPL stories. The first one I read was At The Mountains of Madness and I have never looked back (for fear of what I might see!).


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Korppi on June 16, 2014, 07:43:03 AM
Hello! My name is Jason and I've been interested in Lovecraft and similar stories for a while now, and I just found out about this podcast the other day. Halfway through the free episode I was checking out, I had already decided to subscribe and it's been so worth it! And now I am here, having just made a Forum account, so that I may talk to wonderful people about this wonderful podcast ^-^


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Navius on July 19, 2014, 09:49:12 PM
Hello,

Name is Evan, been a long time listener to the show (though just subscribed recently), and new to the forums (though have lurked off and on). Been reading Lovecraft for over a decade now. I am a Petty Officer in the United States Navy, stationed in Japan. I’m married, with three cats :P. Listening to the show while on deployment has been a very needed stress-reliever! Keep up the good work!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Vexx247 on August 18, 2014, 01:37:37 PM
Hi. Been listening to the podcast for several years. Great for my commute to/from work. Thanks!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: FeralWanderer1982 on August 20, 2014, 05:47:37 PM
Uh, hey. Longtime listener, first time forums user (for this site  anyway). My name is Christian. Huge fan of weird fiction, first reading Lovecraft in 8th grade. Finally realized there was a forum on this site, some how missing it after listening to the podcast for over a year now. Been trying to discover new authors, especially modern ones. Recent college grad. Can't wait to hear more from the Pod Cast!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Penman Bland on September 03, 2014, 12:56:17 PM
New to the forums? Introduce yourself!

Sure!

Lovecraft fan since the mid-1980s, listener of the HPLP since about episode 45, and general well-wisher of weird fiction.  Something was said in the most recent installment that has finally moved me to get commenting, so here I am.

Next stop, over to the Episodes forum to make a (hopefully minor) pest of myself.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Serenity Fay on September 04, 2014, 06:05:17 PM
Hello all!
The name is Sarah and I'm from Malta. I love the creepy, weird type of horror. Previously I'd only been able to find it in very few books and a few games, until I picked up The Lovecraft Anthology....an awesome graphic novel that I purchased on a whim at the Edinburgh Book festival. Since then I've been totally in love with Lovecraft's work and discovering this podcast was an incredible bit of luck since I rarely check out itunes for podcasts (I already have way too many to catch up with). Haven't regretted it....it's my favourite podcast by far!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: strange_aeons on October 24, 2014, 04:07:49 AM
hello, I'm a Aussie listener who first came across the creations of Lovecraft during the mid 90's while playing Call of Cthulhu at a convention, someone suggested getting some of the actual fiction to find out more about the mythos and i did. i bought Robert M. Price's Hastur Cycle and Innsmouth Cycle books have been hooked since. Im not sure how i discovered this podcast, possibly surfing for lovecraftian imagery or audiobooks to listen to, the current episodes were The Shadow Out of Time, so i missed most of the Lovecraft phase of this podcast unfortunately.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Invity on October 25, 2014, 03:18:57 AM
Hi,

 My name in Invity, I am new from in this Forum, very Happy to join this Forum. Thanks


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: WwwizzzarddD on October 30, 2014, 05:27:20 PM
Sup sup

I'm a late bloomer--just started getting into HPL at 30yrs old.  The podcast is great and has much better production value and insight than they give themselves credit for.  Keep at it youz twos!!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: aasgier on November 03, 2014, 10:50:04 AM
Hello, I am Aasgier, listener all the way from the beginning. I'm a writer and published author (in Belgium) and a big fan of weird literature. Also an artist in other ways as in this videoclip by me based around the Yellow King
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--djySqNo-c
and a bit of an occultist too I'm afraid. I haven't had time to listen to most of the latest episodes thanks to fatherhood, but am planning on at least visiting these forums more often and getting a bit more involved in the genre again...


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Eigengrau on March 06, 2015, 08:29:07 AM
Hi, longtime fan of the show (I think I first caught it somewhere around the time of "Beyond The Wall Of Sleep", you know, tinfoil hat time), first time poster. I discovered Lovecraft in my early twenties, actually when doing some research on a local writer, Jean ray. I'm also an amateur comic artist, who just started on my own adaptation of "The Music of Erich Zann": http://houseofmalpertuis.blogspot.be/ (http://houseofmalpertuis.blogspot.be/) (yes, I know it's a shameless plug, I'm sorry...).


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: anGaidheal on March 14, 2015, 04:30:28 AM
Hello! My name is Ryan. I have been listening to the show since sometime in 2011. I'm active duty Air Force currently stationed in South Korea, so I'm surrounded on three sides by the dark frightening Pacific and on the Northern side by a bunch of commies so I'm pretty much in the most frightening place imaginable.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Melendwyr on March 16, 2015, 03:38:42 PM
Greetings, humans!  I am Melendwyr, and I am totally not a bot.  Be convinced of my fleshy normality!

In all seriousness, I've been a fan of Lovecraft's since I first read him, and loved weird, fantastic literature before that.  I greatly enjoy the combination of insightful analysis and lowbrow humor featured in this podcast.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: michaelzigerlig on March 26, 2015, 11:32:52 AM
Hello and thanks for having me:)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Piper Maru on April 10, 2015, 11:25:13 PM
Greetings everyone, lifelong Lovecraft fan here. Nice to meet you all!

 :)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Jerryy on April 21, 2015, 03:34:47 AM
Hi,

 I am New from in this forum.. I am very Happy to join this forum Thanks...


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Ronan on May 14, 2015, 05:35:04 AM
'lo all,

Ronan from Ireland here. Been a Lovecraft fan since I picked up an omnibus called "The Best Ghost Stories" in a second hand book shop in Ashford about 20 years ago (I was about 11). It had The music of Erich Zann, the Dunwich horror and The Rats in the Walls and I was hooked. Of note, none of the other stories involved ghosts either.

I've been listening to H.P. Podcraft for about a year now, and I have to say having read all of Lovecraft's work I'm getting way more out of being introduced to new weird fiction in your "second cycle". I am being driven slightly mad by being unable to access earlier member content like the episode on the yellow wallpaper or the interview with S.T. Joshi... Just saying would super appreciate any way to access that...

Not a bot, although I've had my suspicions about everyone else from time to time.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Chthonic on June 09, 2015, 06:15:50 PM
I tend to be an On Again, Off Again Lovecraftian.  This Literary podcast has definitely turned me On Again, and I still have about 100 episodes to go.  So no deletions, please!  Thank you!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: kaiserbock on July 02, 2015, 11:45:31 AM
Hi guys.

My name is Daniel Bock and I'm a software developer from Brazil. I apologize at first for any writing mistakes. English is not my first language.
I'm a big fan of HPL since my boyhood when I find one Portuguese copy of his books in a store. As I begin to learn English I've been consuming a lot of Lovecraft material, like books, RPG, audiodramas, etc. About a year ago I discover the podcast, with I think is awesome. Since then I listed almost every episode. I guess that's it.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: idleric on July 07, 2015, 01:46:42 AM
Hello!

Canadian listener who is on his quest to the dream city, and other madness

Nice to meet you all!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: laughingacademy on July 07, 2015, 08:13:48 PM
Hi! Longtime Lovecraft fan but newcomer to the forum, who learned about H.P. Podcast while taking a "Lovecraft in Brooklyn" walking tour. Currently making my way through the backlog of podcasts; listening to "The Call of Cthulhu, pt. 2" as I post this.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Olivia56 on July 22, 2015, 02:54:06 AM
Hello Lovecraft fans!

I am actually a newbie when it comes to the horror genre, but my boyfriend has been trying to make me read H.P.Lovecraft's books for quite some time, saying how he got hooked after playing a video game :D
He admits this is perhaps not the greatest beginning for him but since he got into the books he was happy :)
I hope I will be able to find some people to talk here.

Warm regards!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: RonPrice on August 14, 2015, 10:10:47 PM
EMPLOYMENT-SOCIAL-ROLE POSITIONS: 1943-2015

2010-2015-Retired and on a pension in George Town, Tasmania
1999-2009-Writer & Author, Poet & Publisher, Editor & Researcher.  Retired Teacher & Lecturer, Tutor & Adult Educator, Taxi-Driver & Ice-Cream Salesman, George Town Tasmania Australia
2002-2005-Program Presenter City Park Radio Launceston
1999-2004-Tutor &/or President George Town School for Seniors Inc
---ABOVE THIS LINE ARE MY YEARS IN RETIREMENT---------
1988-1999 -Lecturer in General Studies & Human Services West Australian Department of Training
1986-1987 -Acting Lecturer in Management Studies & Co-ordinator of Further Education Unit at Hedland College in South Hedland WA
1982-1985 -Adult Educator Open College of Tafe Katherine NT
1981 -Maintenance Scheduler Renison Bell Zeehan Tasmania
1980-Unemployed due to illness and recovery
1979-Editor External Studies Unit Tasmanian CAE; Youth Worker Resource Centre Association; Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour Tasmanian CAE; Radio Journalist ABC---all in Launceston Tasmania
1976-1978 -Lecturer in Social Sciences & Humanities Ballarat CAE Ballarat, Victoria
1975 - Lecturer in Behavioural Studies Whitehorse Technical College, Box Hill Victoria
1974 -Senior Tutor in Education Studies Tasmanian CAE Launceston, Tasmania
1972-1973 -High School Teacher South Australian Education Dept.
1971-Primary School Teacher Whyalla South Australia
----ABOVE THIS LINE ARE MY YEARS IN AUSTRALIA---- CANADA----BELOW----
1969-1971 Primary School Teacher Prince Edward County Board of Education Picton Ontario Canada
1969-Systems Analyst Bad Boy Co Ltd Toronto Ontario
1967-68 -Community Teacher Department of Indian Affairs & Northern Development Frobisher Bay NWT Canada
1950-67 -Summer jobs-1 to 4 months each- from grade 1 to the end of university
1949-1967 - Attended 2 primary schools, 2 high schools and 2 universities in Canada: McMaster Uni-1963-1966, Windsor Teachers’ College-1966/7
1944-1963 -Childhood(1944-57) and adolescence(1957-63) in and around Hamilton Ontario
1943 to 1944-Conception in October 1943 to birth in July 1944 in Hamilton Ontario

2. SOME SOCIO-BIO-DATA TO 2015

B.A., B. Ed., and M.A.(Qual); partly completed: 4 Graduate Diplomas, 1 Advanced Diploma, and 1 Diploma, and 1 completed Certificate. I have been married twice for a total of 48 years. My second wife is a Tasmanian, aged 68.  We’ve had one child: age 38. I have two step-children: ages: 49 and 44, three step-grandchildren, ages 21, 19 and 4, as well as one grandchild age 3.  All of the above applies in January 2015.  I am 70, am a Canadian who moved to Australia in 1971 and have written several books--all available on the internet.

I retired from full-time teaching in 1999, part-time teaching in 2003 and volunteer teaching/work in 2005 after 32 years in classrooms as a teacher and another 18 as a student.  In addition, I have been a member of the Baha’i Faith for 56 years. Bio-data: 6ft, 235 lbs, eyes-brown/hair-grey, Caucasian.

My website is found at: http://www.ronpriceepoch.com/  You can also go to any search engine and type: Ron Price followed by any one of a number of words in addition to: poetry, forums, religion, literature, history, bipolar disorder, psychology, sociology, philosophy, inter alia, to access my writing________________________




Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: ufffluff on August 25, 2015, 10:00:40 PM
Hi! nothing interesting about me. I discovered Lovecraft through the Fear of the Unknown documentary, and quite naturally, the first work of his I read was the Call of Cthulhu. Though, after all this time, my favourite work of his remains the Cats of Ulthar.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Sita on September 01, 2015, 07:38:30 AM
Hey!

Let's see, I discovered HPL years back and somehow didn't like it - it felt wooden and slow. Of course, when young we like plot and action more than anything...

More recently rediscovered him. I spent a couple of weeks in a lovely cottage in Wales, reading. Dreamed Lovecraftian stories. Decided I want to emulate...

Started to write and found the yarn drew out and out and wrapped and tangled.

I still have a way to go, but it feels like a good time to find out more about HPL, his works, Mythos, his life, and this feels like a good place to look.



Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: leagued on September 03, 2015, 01:37:12 PM
Hi,
I am an assistant prof at University of Colorado.  Been listening to HPPodcraft for a long time now and enjoy it immensely.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: elder_nik on September 25, 2015, 04:05:15 AM
Hi,

I was introduced to H.P. Lovecraft from movies based on his works. I am a big fan of the Re-Animator films and From Beyond. This introduction lead me to start reading H.P. Lovecraft's stories, especially those centered within the Cthulhu Mythos. I also enjoy playing Arkham Horror (Board Game). Just started listening to the podcasts and got hooked.

I created a Herbert West website for a school assignment which made me research the differences and similarities between the movie and story which ended up being a fun little project.
http://sweb2.dmit.nait.ca/nlawrence2/Lovecrafts_Herbert_West/index.html (http://sweb2.dmit.nait.ca/nlawrence2/Lovecrafts_Herbert_West/index.html)

Happy to join the forum since I am still quite new to H.P. Lovecraft's works and have lots to discover.  


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Witzbold on October 01, 2015, 09:49:00 AM
Hey there,
I've just had some trouble reading the clock for registration; and this means I am stupid as only a human can be. Identity confirmed.

A 'Witzbold' is someone who tries to be funny. It's a German word and I am a German gal. This is my excuse for writing things nobody understands and making bad jokes (well, and I also make bad jokes because I am a Witzbold...).

The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast is so great (I just love it! ♥) and I've intended to register to the forums a while ago but never did until now. So here I am! Yay!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Twisting Gyre on October 02, 2015, 05:15:50 PM
Hi.

Been listening since the podcast actually covered Lovecraft's writings.  Bought "Cult of the Great Eleven" by recommendation and it's great.  Also a big Laird Barron fan. Working my way through Ligotti.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: FlyingBaconMouse on October 08, 2015, 11:43:25 AM
Hi!

I have been a horror fan (in a squeamish sort of way) since I was a wee thing, but have just found the podcast in the past 6 months. The first Lovecraft story I ever read was "The Festival" in The Dracula Book of Great Horror Stories, and I have fond memories of reading "The Rats In The Walls" in the library in high school when I was supposed to be reading The Master Builder...because I found Ibsen too depressing.  :D


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: KiubezUndermann on October 09, 2015, 05:19:55 PM
Hullo all!

I am not new to Lovecraft. I've been reading his stuff for years. But I am new to HPLP. I found this cast about two months ago and have been marathoning it pretty much non-stop! I am completely fascinated by Chad and Chris's discussions and insight on Lovecraft and his works. It is so awesome to have this kind of in-depth information about these stories and this author.

Anyway, that's about it for an intro...

Thanks, guys, for doing what you do!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: natman on October 22, 2015, 10:55:38 PM
Hi everyone! My name's Nathaniel Nelson. I'm a writer/programmer and a fan of Lovecraftian fiction. (Though I'll admit I haven't read enough of it, just some of Lovecraft's more notable ones.) I'm currently adapting The Whisperer in Darkness as a visual novel (story-based horror game). If anyone is interested in that kind of thing, I'm keeping a public development log (http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=49046.msg1157731#msg1157731) where you can check on my progress.

I'm nearing the big announcement of the game, when I want to get the word out to as many interested people as possible. Are there specific rules (explicit or unspoken) about self-promotion on this board? I want to make sure I'm not angering anyone if I promote my work here.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Roy Leon on October 29, 2015, 02:59:30 AM
Hi all,

I'm here to gain some insights!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Questron on November 04, 2015, 01:27:33 PM
Hi!

This is Questron, from Spain... I've been a fan of H.P Lovecraft since... I can't remember when :) I've started with the roleplay game, and after that... all the rest came along...

I'm really happy to find at least a place to discuss about him!

Saludos,



Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: FreelieghsLastCall on November 12, 2015, 01:15:43 PM
So I just discovered this podcast a couple of weeks ago and I have started back at the very very beginning.  I feel like I've found new best friends to talk about some of my favorite stories with.  They pretty much say all the things I would so I just sit in my library listening along with them pretending to be a very lazy participant in their conversation.  Thank you for doing this guys, it's comforting to know that I'm not alone in this weird little nerd niche of the universe.  (I also really appreciate all the Bradbury comparisons....)


Title: Hita
Post by: Akeel1701 on November 27, 2015, 06:32:35 PM
Hullo, how're ye doin'?, the name's Akeel

discovered your podcasts earlier this year and have listened to every one so far and I'm on episode 122 (the Yellow Sign)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Falcon_of_the_Sun on November 30, 2015, 04:39:49 PM
Hello!

I've just found this forum as I am aiming to increase my basic lovecraftian knowledge.

Laters!

F


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: 13owlets on December 20, 2015, 02:32:44 PM
I am not a bot. What color would you like that blood?


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Sita on January 22, 2016, 05:07:34 PM
Green please.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Hussy030 on January 24, 2016, 02:04:00 PM
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Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Ghooric on January 31, 2016, 09:04:49 PM
Hello. Time for the awkward introduction I guess. I wasn't aware the podcast had a forum, so this is great. I've been a longtime Lovecraft fan since the 80s. I also like Brian Lumley's work.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: HeirophantX on February 13, 2016, 11:17:18 AM
Hey guys,
After a long hiatus, I have returned.  And I relocated from Northern Virginia to England.  I need to touch brains with some local talent about the best places to go while the fam and I are here.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Joseph90 on April 24, 2016, 11:35:32 AM
Hello everybody. As everyone here I guess, I am a fan of Lovecraft :) I also love music and sports!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: wileydg86 on April 25, 2016, 05:02:56 PM
Oh man, I'm late to this. I've been listening in to the HPLLP for about five years and to my recollection have never posted on a forum before. (At least, not a forum to which I might actually like to return. Score!)

As for the personal deets, I'm a high school band director by profession, play gigs on the side, and write plenty of music that likely no one will (or probably should) hear. I love reading and writing fiction of my own, neither with the frequency I wish I could. Surprise, surprise...

Chris and Chad are doing the (Other) Gods' work with this podcast, and I'm sure many many others agree as to just how edifying it is to know there are others out there who love what you love. Makes one feel less alone; kinda why I finally decided to get on here and post. Hope to talk to you all soon!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Ssoopphh on May 02, 2016, 05:32:02 AM
Hello!

I'm a big fan of Lovecraft (as everybody here) and other classic authors  :)

S.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Adrian Ward on May 03, 2016, 12:48:55 PM
Hallo all!

I'd like to start by saying that this podcast has meant the world to me. My life went off the rails a few years ago, and it's been a slow recovery; there have been long stretches when I couldn't do much of anything, and the HPLLP has been a comfort and a companion. It's also introduced me to an entire class (phylum? genus? is there an accepted Taxonomy of Literature?) of fiction which I had never previously explored, and which I now enjoy immensely.

Anyhow, at last things are starting to look up. For the first time in a long time I've got not only the energy but the inclination for a bit of human contact, and ... well, I thought it would be quite nice to get to know some of my fellow HPL-fanciers and weirdaholics generally.

So, there you have it. Here I am.

-AW


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Michael1951 on May 28, 2016, 01:08:05 PM
Hello, I am huge fan of Lovecraft since I was a kid. Nice to meet you!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: octothorpe on July 12, 2016, 01:42:44 PM
Hi everyone. I am not a bot! <insert Richard Nixon audio clip>

I've been listening to the show for years, but didn't take part in the forums till now.
BTW. I started a new topic over on the Forum Support thread regarding some site enhancements. They're just some ideas I had after I first signed up, and I though it would be neat to share and see if others have their own thoughts.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: bbqdave on July 12, 2016, 06:03:16 PM
Hey I'm Dave!  Finally signed up for the member shows and man am I glad I finally stopped being so cheap.  Love the show can't wait to hang out with fans.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Meon on July 15, 2016, 12:57:48 PM
Hey there!

I'm more of a new fan with only a few years "experience". Nice to meet you all.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: patco on July 15, 2016, 08:48:18 PM
Hello everybody. My name is Plamen and I am from Bulgaria. I would be happy to meet some friends here and take part in the discussions! :)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Joseph90 on August 02, 2016, 08:34:26 PM
Hi there. I am huge fan of Lovecraft and other sci-fi writers!


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: CrunchyFrogca on August 16, 2016, 09:37:44 PM
Hello All

I am from the great white wastes of Canada. I have been a HPL fan since since I was a teenager with a Wilbur Whateley like goat beard. I came to my love of all things HPL in an indirect way. A chap at school said he had a awesome series of naughty novels I could borrow. I thought with a name like Lovecraft, they got to be good, nudge, nudge, wink, wink. The first book I received was the Dunwich Horror. I thought at first that there was a misprint, it should be the Dunwich whore. So I began reading it and I was very surprised in two ways. First of all, no naughty bits, secondly it was very engrossing and scared the heck out of me.
 After that I began reading everything I could get by HPL and than I found the game Call of Cthulhu and been hooked ever since.


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: crunchberry on August 23, 2016, 08:58:37 PM
Greetings!
The name is Liam and I've been a H.P. Lovecraft fan for decades. Just this past weekend I made a road-trip to Providence from my home in Michigan. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that not only did I plan the trip around his birthday but that there was the first annual Providence Lovecraft film festival beginning exactly one hour after I arrived to the AirBNB lodging. I had a great night, met a lot of other fantastic people, saw some amazing films produced by very talented people and had some great lore conversations.

This coincidence really got me fired up and excited for all things Lovecraft, I came home and bought a lifetime membership to the historical society and am looking to get more involved in the community, I may even try my hand at some fan fiction.

Now for the proper introduction, I'm 41 and work at an engineering firm as a technical support technician, I graduated from M.S.U. in 2003 with a B.S. in Psychology and met my boyfriend here while working at a health food store and am living with him in a cozy home. I enjoy video games and have recently taking up exercise to shed some unwanted weight, so far so good.

anyway, nice to meet everyone and I look forward meeting some friends here.
Liam (crunchberry)


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Jes on December 12, 2016, 09:25:08 PM
Hello!!!

I am Jes, I am a long time fan of HPL! Been listening to the podcast for a few years now and I am a member there too.
I am originally from Southern California but I now make my home in Oregon. I am also a lifetime member of the HPLHS!

 ;D


Title: Re: Member Introductions
Post by: Helen1974 on January 09, 2017, 04:00:13 AM
Hello. I am huge fan of reading books so I will be active here!