Friday Link Pack

The curious world of Walter Potter – in pictures
It’s time to share a few interesting links I have found throughout the week.
Some of these I mention on Twitter, if you’re not already following me there, please do! I’m always looking for new links if you have any suggestions, let me know.

Writing:

“The Stars Were Right” is on sale!
Apparently Google decided to put “The Stars Were Right” on sale, and as they do, Amazon matched them. What does that mean? You can save 23% on Stars! Until when? I have no idea, but have at it!

Damning Orson Scott Card
With his recent anti-gay article and his racists rants there has been a lot of backlash towards sci-fi author Orson Scott Card, his book Ender’s Game, and it’s forthcoming movie. Setsu over at KatanaPen posted a great article asking, can we separate the author from their art? For myself, as a fan of Lovecraft’s work (himself a racist,) I found it applicable and it gave me pause. Worth a read.

Art:

The Dunwich Horror
I posted about this set before, but I figured why not make the art section of this weeks Link Pack “Lovecraft” themed. Artist Sigrid Rødli renders one of Lovecraft’s most well known stories with detailed folk-art. The pieces ooze atmosphere, seriously, so good.

Guillermo Del Toro’s Sketchbook
One of my favorite directors is also a really talented artist. Make sure you check out his work. As with his movies, his sketches are also very much rooted in weird-fiction.

Yog-Blogsoth
Artist Michael Bukowski has taken it upon himself to draw every monster Lovecraft has written about and he started a blog to showcase these drawings. The results are terrifying, creepy, often NSFW, and sometimes quite metal.

Random:

An 1893 map of London overlaid atop a modern map of London
This is way too cool. The level of detail in the 1893 map, including the floor plans of many of the buildings, is astounding. If you’re at all a maps fan this is worth your time.

The curious world of Walter Potter
Walter Potter was an amateur taxidermist who built tableaux that became icons of Victorian whimsy. The Guardian shares some photos of his bizarre and fascinating creations.

Bad Lip Reading and Game of Thrones
In their latest YouTube Video the Bad Lip Reading crew turns HBO’s Game of Thrones into a comedy about a theme park. It’s hilarious.

Lovecraft Story of the Week:

Nyarlathotep
“And it was then that Nyarlathotep came out of Egypt. Who he was, none could tell, but he was of the old native blood and looked like a Pharaoh.”

Farewell Gif(s) of the Week:
Bunnah!

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