By: Hector Plasmic
To: White Sox
Re: Re: Lovecraft's still fooling teeny-boppers...
CW>> Try B Dalton Bookseller in your local mall...
CW>> There really is a book by that name...
WS> That is the lovecraftian version of the necronomicon, and there has been
WS> various versions of the necronomicon around since summarian times. The
WS> egyptians, druids, celts, wiccians, wiccans, babylonians, shamans, and
WS> others all had various versions of this book.
WS> The lovecraftian version of this book is mostly a joke for his stories,
WS> but it was based uppon information contained in real versions. The
WS> paper back edition in the stores is a copy of the book that does contain
WS> real magic in it here and there, but using it the way it is will bring
WS> unknown results.
You're both morons. There is no "Lovecraftian version of the
Necronomicon" outside of the Cthulhu Mythos stories, though a few gag
versions have been printed. There are books which have no connection
other than the neat-sounding name (for instance, H.R. Giger published a
collection of artwork under the name a few years back -- I have a copy,
and understand they're rather valuable now).
HPL invented the whole thing, silly boy, and "Abdul Alhazred" was a
childhood name Lovecraft adopted when playing Arabian Nights games.
If you would like to make these purile claims, back 'em up with some
evidence. You might also ask yourself how the celts made a copy of
_any_ book when they lacked a written language. Whether you're making
this stuff up yourself or getting it from some other moron, you really
should know better.
* Origin: Bash a fundy for jeezus. (1:380/16)