Saturday, April 2, 2011

H.P. Lovecraft's (fictional and often hilarious) advice on writing and other matters

I don't know what this meme is called but I've seen it a lot:  Take a kooky picture of someone, add a simple but garish background to it, then overlay it with words describing their (usually fake and often hilarious) actions or quotes. Whatever that meme is called, it's now happening to H.P. Lovecraft.

The perpetrator is a site called Advice Lovecraft and so far they've posted close to a dozen Lovecraft quote-meme-thingies. They range from funny to stupid to possibly offensive, and if you don't like the ones they have, you can submit your own.  I found the April 1 edition (pictured above) pretty amusing and thought there were a few other good ones in there to. Your opinions, of course, will vary.