It’s been a very Lovecraftian week.
Ancient life forms found in the sediment of an antarctic subglacial lake! Sure, they are microbes….but have you ever seen an enlarged picture of one of those suckers? Who’s to say they don’t have Sea-Monkey technology that allows them to expand when exposed to the atmosphere?
I think there’s likely an unknown Lovecraft tale hidden in here as well, that is, in the world’s largest cave, Son Doong, in Viet Nam. It was only discovered in 1991, and explored in 2009. Shades of Pellucidar! Yet it’s creepy enough that there just might be a sister city to Leng (which, I know, is a plateau, but let’s not split hairs.)
And for the kiddies, going live this very day, The Littlest Lovecraft, a series of children’s adaptations of the stories.
It’s interseting how many versions there are of a little boy Lovecraft; it may be on its way to becoming it’s own sub-genre. In addition to the above, there’s El Joven Lovecraft, a Spanish strip (with an English version available as an option) by José Oliver and Bart Torres, and Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom, a fun graphic novel by Bruce Brown and Dwight L. MacPherson.Any others I should know of?
In just two short week, Lovecraft is Missing will celebrate it’s fifth anniversary! Can you believe it? I sure can’t. And a week or two after that, another milestone….which I’ll tell you about closer to time. But let’s say I feel another contest coming on…
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Have a good weekend.