H. P. Lovecraft
Writer of stories of horror that cannot be comprehended
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H.P. Lovecraft is the early 20th century version of Edgar Allen Poe, and is the writer of many horror stories and his own mythos. Lovecraft's weird stories about incomprehensible alien gods have embedded themselves within popular culture which includes internet culture.
The most famous of these are the Cthulhu mythos, which explains these cosmic alien gods and are written within the Necronomicon. These cosmic aliens are known as the Outer Gods, and the Great Old Ones. The Outer God aliens control various aspects of reality and know the incompressible of the universe, while the Great Old Ones are simply extremely powerful creatures of pure cosmic destruction. Any of The Outer Gods and Great Old Ones can drive humanity into insanity on sight and meld them to their beck and call. They are opposed by the Elder Gods, creatures who so feared the the Outer Gods and Old Ones that they seek to seal them and stop them. Though that which is not dead can eternal lie.
The main Great Old One humans interact with is Cthulhu, who once ruled Earth and now slumbers with dead dreams in the sunken city of R'lyeh. Cthulhu now waits for the day for the stars to be right so he may raise and bring about humanity's inevitable and beautiful destruction. Cthulhu is worshiped by a group of violent cultists that await his return and cause death and chaos, so that they may be blessed as being the first to die by Cthulhu's power.
Lovecraft's stories were influenced as a child by his grandfather's Gothic horror stories and his own views on human life. His writing style was influenced by Lord Dunsany, Oswald Spengler, Robert W. Chambers, but mainly Edgar Allen Poe.
Rise to fame
Developed a fan base long after he died a miserable death to intestinal cancer and malnutrition, basically he died a lonely unhealthy death, like you will.
Died in March 15, 1937 from cancer in the intestines, Bright's disease, and malnutrition in Providence, New York.
He remains an influential writer, having inspired many writers such as Stephen King and Clive Barker, and is generally credited with creating the outline for the 20th century horror fiction.
—Lovecraft on those Victorian Romantics.
- He hated and feared foreigners, non-whites, and jews, despite being married to a one of the latter.
- He really hated and feared sex.
- He really, really hated and feared seafood.
- The only thing that brought joy to his miserable, fear filled existence was ice cream.
- He also loved cats.