March 3rd, 2009


Lovecraftian Theology and The Fire On Our Hearth

Sometimes, the Onion will run a story so well-written, I must spread the word. Today, that story is "Lovecraftian School Board Member Wants Madness Added To Curriculum". An excerpt:
With the aid of a flip chart, West laid out his six-point plan for increased madness, which included field trips to the medieval metaphysics department at Miskatonic University, instruction in the incantations of Yog-Sothoth, and a walkathon sponsored by local businesses to raise money for the freshman basketball program.

Of course, like most Onion articles, it fades toward the end, but hey: in general it's pretty good. Thanks, brandondedicant, for the heads-up.

One thing that I'd like to ask, though, while I have your attention (if you're not already off reading additional Onion articles): if you picked up a copy of the Grove's book, The Fire on Our Hearth, could you send me an e-mail or drop me a line and let me know what you liked and what you didn't like, and maybe what sorts of formatting changes you'd like to see? We're looking at our second edition, as some of you may know, and we're planning on something much more. . . widely available. This means some stuff goes in, and some stuff comes out. We're hoping to run at about 200-250 pages on the next edition at this point.

If we go the route we're looking, we'll end up with a pretty "frozen" product, so I want as much input as I can get. We've already moved some things around to re-work the organization, but we have a long way to go.