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« Topic Start: January 18, 2008, 06:37:05 pm »

Hey every one (a nice catchy line to entice people to read on Tongue).

My name is Cameron, but I prefer to be called Cam or Camy.  I’m 19 soon to be 20 (eek I’m almost no longer a teenager!).

Religion wise I use the title pagan or witch.  I don’t really follow any religion really just my own ideas and beliefs influenced by different religions.

I’m on here to learn, and to chat to people in the pagan community (my only previous experiences of the latter were a couple of my friends who were aiming at getting the most persecuted follower of a religion award). 

 I love love love reading, in case you can’t tell I like to read!  I like anything book wise but really enjoy the classics. Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders is my favourite book ever. I highly recommend it.

Currently trying to get through Dante’s Divine Comedy (the reason why liable law suits was invented!).  If any one has read all of it can you please tell me if Purgatory gets more interesting?

If any one likes Sci fi/horror then H.P Lovecraft is your man but only if you can stomach his racism (though not really that blatant)

Apart from reading I enjoy clubbing, as well as music (I like anything except hip hop, and gabba), anything from Marilyn Manson to Hillary Duff (I’m gay so therefore allowed to like cheesy pop ha ha).  I love yoga, best form of exercise for me apart from dancing like a monkey on a bed of hot coal.



Sorry for the rant I’m on a coffee high.
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« Reply #1: January 18, 2008, 08:00:45 pm »


Welcome to the Cauldron!

and no, Purgatory gets no more interesting.  I quit trying. Cheesy
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« Reply #2: January 18, 2008, 08:36:28 pm »

Hey every one (a nice catchy line to entice people to read on Tongue).

Welcome to the Cauldron!
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« Reply #3: January 18, 2008, 10:49:33 pm »

My name is Cameron, but I prefer to be called Cam or Camy.

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Currently trying to get through Dante’s Divine Comedy (the reason why liable law suits was invented!).  If any one has read all of it can you please tell me if Purgatory gets more interesting?

IMHO, it does not get much more interesting and Paradiso is downright boring. Infero is as good as it gets.

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If any one likes Sci fi/horror then H.P Lovecraft is your man but only if you can stomach his racism (though not really that blatant)

I've been a fan of HPL since I was a teen (I've 50 now). Sadly, most writers of his era were racists, even those who tried not to be still used terms and descriptions that scream "racist" today. As I enjoy fiction from that era, I try not to olet it bother me.
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« Reply #4: January 18, 2008, 11:45:49 pm »


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« Reply #5: January 19, 2008, 04:26:52 am »

I've been a fan of HPL since I was a teen (I've 50 now). Sadly, most writers of his era were racists, even those who tried not to be still used terms and descriptions that scream "racist" today. As I enjoy fiction from that era, I try not to olet it bother me.

Personally, I've found the racist elements in HP Lovecraft's work to be pretty minor at most.  (Others may disagree of course).  Since it's mostly white people getting involved in various horrible stories, you could easily argue that its white people in the stories that are dumb/ evil. Wink

I've found somewhat more racism in Robert Howard's Conan stories, but it isn't alway obvious.  The main reason I'm taking a break from reading the complete collection was that it was starting to feel formulaic.  (Each story featuring a civilised woman who finds Conan's noble-barbarian shtick incredibly arousing.  I'm Sure Mr Howard had nooooo issues whatsoever. Wink ).  Plus the repeated 'Because Conan was a barbarian, he Does Not Lie/ Is a Natural Commander/ Has Better Reflexes Than Everyone/ Is The Most Charismatic Man Ever/ Can Shoot Lasers From His Eyes.

Anyway, Im ranting quite a bit considering that I actually *like* the stories.  So I'll stop.
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« Reply #6: January 19, 2008, 08:24:24 am »

Plus the repeated 'Because Conan was a barbarian, he Does Not Lie/ Is a Natural Commander/ Has Better Reflexes Than Everyone/ Is The Most Charismatic Man Ever/ Can Shoot Lasers From His Eyes.

The REH Conan stories were one of the ultimate fictional incarnations of the idea that less civilized people where somehow better than civilized people, the "noble savage" idea taken to an extreme.
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« Reply #7: January 19, 2008, 09:55:13 am »

The REH Conan stories were one of the ultimate fictional incarnations of the idea that less civilized people where somehow better than civilized people, the "noble savage" idea taken to an extreme.

Yup.  It would have grated on me a lot more if it wasn't for the fact that Conan himself didn't seem to share his author's barbarian supremacist attitudes. Smiley
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« Reply #8: January 19, 2008, 11:27:41 am »

Personally, I've found the racist elements in HP Lovecraft's work to be pretty minor at most.  (Others may disagree of course).  Since it's mostly white people getting involved in various horrible stories, you could easily argue that its white people in the stories that are dumb/ evil. Wink

I've found somewhat more racism in Robert Howard's Conan stories, but it isn't alway obvious.  The main reason I'm taking a break from reading the complete collection was that it was starting to feel formulaic.  (Each story featuring a civilised woman who finds Conan's noble-barbarian shtick incredibly arousing.  I'm Sure Mr Howard had nooooo issues whatsoever. Wink ).  Plus the repeated 'Because Conan was a barbarian, he Does Not Lie/ Is a Natural Commander/ Has Better Reflexes Than Everyone/ Is The Most Charismatic Man Ever/ Can Shoot Lasers From His Eyes.

Anyway, Im ranting quite a bit considering that I actually *like* the stories.  So I'll stop.

Hey every one thanks for the welcome Cheesy 

I some how knew Purgatory and Paradise would not be as fun as hell.  Though reading it made me think that Dante would make a really crap drinking buddy Tongue

As for H.P Lovecraft well he was more of a rampant racist in his letters than his works, I guess I am overtly sensitive since working for the council.  I had to go on a political correctness course. Oh that was “fun.”  I mean who wouldn’t want to spend hours a day for a week learning that we are not allowed to shake hands with foreign people because it may offend them, and that we are not allowed to say disabled toilet, it is also offensive- correct words are accessible toilet.  (Who ever comes up with this stuff needs more sex.  Or at least to have sex period) 

But then again I’m some times dippy since I had no idea till a short time ago that Tom and Jerry is not very “politically correct.” I always thought the black woman in it owned the house. I can be naïve. Tongue

I suppose in his works it could be argued that the themes of race are more mudded (Like in Cthullu when all the black tribes tried to raise it, yet a few white guys did anyways> Not to mention in most of his stories all the protagonists ends up usually insane/committing suicide/more neurotic than a paranoid person on crack.) but references like yellow men etc just make me cringe.

As for Conan I never got in to it.  I hate idealisations in characters to the point where they are not much people but symbols (Buff the Vampire Slayer bordered on doing this at the end of series 7 which made me cringe)  I like really flawed heroes, or anti heroes.  Makes things more interesting. Like Moll Flanders, in the book she commits incest, bigamy and was more of a klepto than Winnona Rider.  Yet she does those things to survive: to not fall in to work houses (prisons had better conditions than those places) and absolute poverty: “survival is her business and survive she does.”   On a slight side note I do like the way Conan dresses, I don’t blame any noble women for being aroused lmao
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