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the world fantasy award decided to drop their award design that’s just a bust of lovecraft. it’s the right move. i like lovecraft’s writing a lot, and it was my first exposure to “cosmic horror” and the concept of a terrifyingly indifferent universe. but man, you’ll run smack into a super-racist passage and it yanks you straight out. bleah.

to borrow from longfellow: when lovecraft was good, he was very very good; but when he was bad, he was horrid.

to borrow from ice cube: bye felicia