Talk:H.P. Lovecraft

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Hmm, I think we need a Lovecraft/Cthulhu subcategory in roleplaying. --Myomoto 14:30, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

I approve of this motion, although I think it should be its own category, not a subcategory - CoC, ToC are both RPGs, but Arkham Horror and Dark Corners of the Earth are not. -Destro
Yeah, that's true, I wasn't really thinking about anything but the RPGs, I know there's a card game as well. --Myomoto 14:44, 30 June 2008 (UTC)
Correct, at least two CCGs in fact. And a number of other vidyagames. -Destro


The article seems overly invested in calling Lovecraft a racist. More than half of it is fully devoted to a litany of hate against him, and isn't really relevant to his work as a horror writer (which is to say, the portion of his influence actually related to /tg/).

If you think it's extreme feel free to tone it down, but he was most certainly a racist, the whole innsmouth thing was basically saying interracial marriage brings about monsters, and it's important to leave the fact that he was a racist on there, otherwise you're skewing who he was. -- Triacom (talk) 04:35, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
This needs more than a simple tone-down. If he was racist, I would agree that that is worth mentioning, but there are only six lines in the article that actually speak of any aspect of his life that isn't racism. The rest of the article (which is to say, the vast majority of it) is barely more than hate-sperging. This needs a full re-write, and the "stub" tag in lieu of that.--Asorel (talk) 04:58, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Bro, are you just "racism-cleansing" this entire wiki? 'Cause that's just as sad as the PC-tumblrites you're doing it to spite. Especially when the racism here was both in the service of the joke, about Lovecraft being a prototypical Internet nerd when you get down to brass tacks (complete with marrying a Jewish woman), and a massive theme of his entire body of work, without exception. --SpectralTime (talk) 08:10, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
I must have missed that particular portion. A good part of that section was arguably not humor. Either way, the new version is much more informative. I would have written an alternative, though I was irritable and sleep deprived earlier.