Thursday, January 25, 2007

Health Update Plus Some Quick Thoughts On HP Lovecraft.

There's something bad that happened lately but it's too personal to get into. At least for now. Maybe another day. But I do have good news. I'm finally getting over this cold that has been punishing me over the past 3 weeks.

I feel stronger, sharper, better. Woohoo! It's really great. And although my underlying illness is still keeping me from living my life, I've been seeing various people and doctors, and they keep telling me how much I've improved. It's a work in progress, it's a battle, it might still take a hell of a long time, but destiny is on my side, just have to be patient and keep focused.

Thoughts on HP Lovecraft
I read a story by HP Lovecraft yesterday which could have been great. It's called 'The Whisperer in the Darkness,' and like I said it could have been really amazing but I think the writer sorta goofed something up. He made the main character way too gullible... the guy in the story falls for a trick that no semi-intelligent person would ever fall for (and this guy was supposed to be a scholar too!). Anyways, that's the only thing that sucked about the story, because the rest of it, the way it was written, the atmosphere, all that was great! Even the suspense was good, although it was too easy to tell what was gonna happen.

Gotta recommend a great story by Lovecraft that blew my mind. It's called 'The Colour Out of Space,' really a phenomenal story. I think it's my favorite of all of Lovecraft's stories, at least of the ones I've read so far. It perfectly captures all the elements and themes that matter to him, things like fear of the unknown, entrapment, and pernicious elements from outer space. It's just awesome. I found this link, it has a bunch of Lovecraft's stories, including the couple I mentioned.

11 comments:

Mariana said...

Whatever the problem is, I hope it will be OK. Thanks for the link, I love short stories!

taarzaan said...

What ever it is, I cast ju-ju upon it. There! I've done it!
The Color Out of Space was made into a flick with Karloff--called "Die, Monster, Die!". Not a bad adaptation, as those go.

Battlerocker said...

I hope your problem gets sorted out and I'm glad you're feeling better. Thanks for the link!

fringes said...

Yay for feeling better! Woohoo!

Sebastien said...

Mariana: Thanks Mariana!

Taarzaan: Thanks Trey, I know your powers are great and they will certainly help me! Didn't know they made an adaption, I'll keep a lookout and try and catch it sometime!

Battlerocker: Thanks buddy! Hope you enjoy!

Fringes: Yay! I know, it's so nice to feel more alive!

Babs said...

Can my cockroach army help you? I'd be happy to lend a few troops to you.
I saved the link. I'm trying to get caught up on blog reading but maybe I'll check out the story later.

Sebastien said...

Thanks Babs! I hope you get a chance to read the story, I have a feeling you'd love it!

omninaïf said...

Read...FLYING DEATH...now.

Sebastien said...

Haha! I looked it up, is it by some guy named B. Wallis? Or did Lovecraft write it? Can't quite figure it out.

omninaïf said...

Sorry, It is really called 'Winged Death'. And I have it in this collection :

SFBC Edition

Of the 6 or 7 shorts I read from him, I thought this one was the best. I'm glad your still reading him, you're making me interested again.

Good ol' seb.

Sebastien said...

It won't let me get to the page you gave me, but I've bookmarked a site that has the story. Thanks Omni, I can't wait to read it, it might take me a little while still, I think I've overextended myself in terms of what I'm reading at the moment!