Picturing a Lovecraftian Ending
On Photoshop Disasters' Facebook page, I saw this photo today:
The first thing that came to mind was that this was a real-life (well, a fabricated real-life) version of a Lovecraft story ending. Lovecraft had a tendency to have his first-person narrators record their own demise in somewhat ridiculous ways. This is the last line of "The Diary of Alonzo Typer" (written with William Lumley), scribbled in the narrator's titular diary:
Too late—cannot help self—black paws materialise—am dragged away toward the cellar. . . .
I always imagined Alonzo Typer's death looking something like that photo.
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