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Mountains of Madness
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Published: September 18, 2014
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I just recently read H.P. Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" (I owned the book for like 10 years before), and it blew me away. I felt a strong desire to immortalize it in some way, so here's my representation of part of the story :la:

Drawn at work and later at home while watching "McMilan & Wife" :dummy:
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The Mountains of Madness also appear in the mythosish tale "Bethmoora" which describes an appalling torture,the reasons surmised for Bethmoora's abandonment, and ...
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:la: Oooo Lord Dunsany! I love his stuff.
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Nice illustration for a good Lovecraft short story :)
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Rainbow La Thank you! I do adore his stories Dancing la 
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i haven't read Lovecraft since a long time but his worlds are so dark and creatures are frightening !
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:la: It really does stay with you :nod: I have all the Del Rey collections of his writings and I read them from time to time :nod:
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next time i'll read it in english :)
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:la: That might make a difference, I'm not sure how well Lovecraft's purple prose translates into other languages.
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there are good translations but the  original taste only appears in english
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:la: That makes me wish I was fluent in other languages so
I could read certain books as intended.
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Mountains of madness has stuck in my head forever ! I think this is a very good representation, well done .
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Heart La Thank you so much, Ebbing! la huggle It's so cool that you are a fan too! Cute Mega La :D 
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Rolling La Thank you very much!
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Not a Cthulhu (like everyone else)?! I really would like an edition of "Mountains" with your illustrations, until that happens this will do just fine! Nice work, Leo!:D
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:hug: Thank you, buddy! Everybody seems to do Cthulhu
(in fact I did a paid commission of one that isn't posted yet),
but I tend to prefer the other 90% of Lovecraft's work :nod:
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I know what you mean, I've done my fair chare too to be honest. And I think you're right, I like the old squid as a monster-god but 'Mountains' is a better story.:)
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:nod: I also enjoy the Dream Quest and The Mound :la:
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Wheee *0*
Mountains of Madness!! This is so awesome!!
I love the strong black around everywhere...it's just as disturbing as the book was.
But say, didn't you sense a kind of ...unobtrusive sexual tension between the men? Or am I just spoiled by the net XD
It's always the internet's fault.
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:giggle: I always thought that about Lovecraft, but nobody
ever seems to share my view. Lovecraft always seems to
have men alone together, and I'm sure in the Antarctic they'd
huddle for warmth ^^
:la: Thank you so much for faveness, dear buddy PARTY HARD 
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ohhhh I have to read more Lovecraft stuff O_o
Well, I think the same. lol.
Yeah...they were surely just...cuddling.
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He always inspired me with stuff like that :la:
Oh yes, do read more of his awesome tales :love:
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Nice take on Lovecraft. I love that story! It deserves be a movie!
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:la: Thank you! Me too :nod: I do think it deserves a movie, but I doubt that the one it gets will be worthy.
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