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Boy, it would completely change the world of poetry.

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Educate yourself, child.

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He (Edgar Allan Poe) would be even more famous than he was, and joe-ilya would know him very well.

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Poe's stories seem like they would be every bit as creepy as Lovecraft's, if he didn't couch them all in some kind of arcane mystico-English. I sometimes feel like I'm reading an elaborate spell ritual than a story. Still, it wouldn't affect the ultimate outcome:

"And John, to the unutterable condemnation of his earthly soul, became the demons."

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---------------------------------------------------------------------------- T H E N I G H T B E F O R E *-D-*-*-O-*-*-O-*-*-M-* Written by: Hank Leukart (ap641@cleveland.freenet.edu) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- `Twas the night before DOOM, and all through the house, I had set up my multi-playing networks, each with a mouse. The networks were strung, with extra special care in hopes that DOOM, soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of demons danced through their heads. And my computer's processor it was so quick, boy was I glad I bought that 486. When out on the Internet there was a Usenet posting, I dialed right in to see what it was boasting. Off to the news reader I flew like a hound, "Oh no," I cried! The news reader was down! Frustrated, bewildered, feeling really low, I leaned back to see what I heard out the window. When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a group of 6 cars, driving 60 I fear! With a big young driver, just look at him go! I knew in a moment, it must be John Romero! Over the speed limit, his band of cars came, And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name: "Now, Jay! Now, John! Now, Dave and Kevin! On, Adrian! On, Sandy! On, Shawn and Robert!" To the top of the driveway! Don't hit that wall! Now stop your car, stop your car, stop your car all! Leaving the car, he entered the house, Walking quietly, so as to not wake the spouse. He was dressed in a T-shirt, and a a pair of jeans too, I was unsure of what he was going to do. Boxes of DOOM he had flung on his back, and he looked like a peddler just opening his pack. Those boxes - how they sparkled! The shrink-wrap so tight! The character was drawn on the front, just ready to fight! The Chain Saw and Shotgun he held in his hand, Where was the BFG9000?: The best gun in the land. And then I saw it, strapped to his back, Along with a copy of the "Official" DOOM FAQ! A wink of John's eye and a twist of his head, Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread. He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, Installed it on the network, then turned with a jerk. And placing a hand into his jeans, out came his keys - oh how they gleamed! He sprang to his car, to the id team gave a whistle, and away they all drove, like DOOM's launching of a missile. But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, "DEMONS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A HELLISH NIGHT!"

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I actually love the person who wrote that.

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Phobus
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He's the guy who taught me mapping (indirectly, through his Hacker's Guide to Doom) and wrote the "Official" Doom FAQ he mentioned. Very much a big deal in the early days of Doom.

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So you actually love him too. Wonder what he's up to now?

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He's a television producer/writer and travel blogger

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Wait... I think he is having an affair! Who's cheating on who!? Find out tonight only on ABC Family!

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Suddenly there came a sound
As if some one gently rapping, tapping on the airlock door.
"Tis a demon," I muttered,
"Scratching at my airlock door.
Tis a demon, nothing more."
Quoth the lost soul, "Nevermore!"

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I'm saddened that the title doesn't read "What if Doom was an Edgar Allan Poem?"

Save a syllable, save a life.

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MajorRawne said:
Poe's stories seem like they would be every bit as creepy as Lovecraft's, if he didn't couch them all in some kind of arcane mystico-English. I sometimes feel like I'm reading an elaborate spell ritual than a story. Still, it wouldn't affect the ultimate outcome:

"And John, to the unutterable condemnation of his earthly soul, became the demons."



Lovecraft struck me as way worse than Poe when it came to that kind of self-indulgence.

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I'd wait for the expanded levels and the 4th episode.

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I can see the next big WAD project now. Doom The Way Edgar Allan Poe Did, followed by the sequel Doom II The Way H.P Lovecraft Did.

There were demons in the base, oh yes, and they drove John Stalvern out of his fucking mind just by their sheer existence. So much so that he became a zombie.

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I think we more or less suffered The Fall of the House of iD, didn't we?

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Lovecraft was extremely self indulgent in some of his work, particularly The Hound, which is much derided but was apparently over-written on purpose as Lovecraft's way of mocking the elaborately written tales of the day.

Thing is though, Lovecraft's best work is actually easy to read and interpret, if you skip the hundreds of words used to describe old woods. I find even the best of Poe's work to be heavy going to the point where it detracts from the awesomeness.

This is not to knock Poe. He was at the top of his game. I just find Lovecraft easier to read.

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Lovecraft is definitely one of my favorite writers, his cosmic vista's of terror are incredible. I think I need to go find some more Lovecraft themed wads.

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MajorRawne said:
Lovecraft was extremely self indulgent in some of his work, particularly The Hound, which is much derided but was apparently over-written on purpose as Lovecraft's way of mocking the elaborately written tales of the day.

Thing is though, Lovecraft's best work is actually easy to read and interpret, if you skip the hundreds of words used to describe old woods. I find even the best of Poe's work to be heavy going to the point where it detracts from the awesomeness.

This is not to knock Poe. He was at the top of his game. I just find Lovecraft easier to read.



Poe also died roughly 40 years before Lovecraft was even born; I wonder how much of your difficulty stems from the antiquity of his authorial language.

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It's the antiquity. My grasp of English is pretty sharp (even if it does tend to focus on PSX Doom and fart jokes), so it took me by surprise when I found myself getting a headache through the Masque of the Red Death. It seems that "cosmic horror" requires a certain... I don't want to say pretentiousness, but it sometimes comes across that way.

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Whats with all these "What if" threads popping up recently?

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