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Journal of No. 118


July 20th, 2010

Stickin' up for my homeboy HPL @ 02:09 pm


Tennessee Williams Writes Like ... H.P. Lovecraft? WTF?

Check comment #1 for my contribution.

(and HPL does have a posse, you know)
 
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From:doctorray
Date:July 20th, 2010 11:18 pm (UTC)
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The link to the posse yields an 'http 403 - FORBIDDEN' message. That seems somehow appropriate for a Lovecraft posse...
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:July 21st, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
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heh.

If you reload, the page should appear. Or maybe click in the address bar and hit return.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:July 21st, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
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Great, now the original article is 404ing. The vital bit is:

"For example: We plugged in an excerpt from Tennessee Williams' famous "A Streetcar Named Success" essay -- and we were told that the greatest playwright of his generation actually writes like someone named H.P. Lovecraft. Huh?? He's apparently a science fiction writer. Which makes no sense: When Blanche DuBois spoke of the kindness of strangers, she did not mean ones from another planet. Obviously."

I pointed out that Williams' first published story was the Vengeance of Nitocris, published in Weird Tales.

Not that this is much of an argument for TW writing like HPL, but the coincidence is too much to pass up.

Journal of No. 118