The stars have aligned…again.
Join us as we explore the writing of H. P. Lovecraft and work inspired by the mythos he created. We will post one assignment per day for 13 unholy days, beginning 18 July 2011. These short projects will encompass many topics, including literary criticism, personal reflection, pop culture, and arts and crafts. This year we shall conclude our exercise on 30 July 2011 by sharing a composition inspired by an idea in Lovecraft's own commonplace book.
Think of it as a doomed expedition to an eerie land of madness and decay, an exercise in pseudo-intellectual discourse, or just day camp for your twisted inner child.
We are all doomed. Cthulhu fhtagn.
Collection PlateH. P. Lovecraft died penniless. Please help the Headmistress to avoid following in his footsteps.
Do you wish to contact the Headmistress?Please send an electronic missive to: headmistress at codenamesarah dot com.
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Monday’s assignment concerned Lovecraft’s response to another writer’s mythos-based story, and it’s true that the Cthulhu mythos lends itself to a sort of literary “riffing.” Most writers of horror or weird fiction have tried their hands at some tale involving … Continue reading
Though our exercise here is just beginning, we do need to discuss our final project – the “fearsome final,” as we termed it last year. This calamitous composition (or whatever secret alliterative phrase pleases you) looms in the distance, but, … Continue reading
Late enrollment will remain open until Wednesday the 20th, so there is still time to join us in our endeavor. Simply contact the Headmistress if you wish to do so. Cthulhu fhtagn.
The sweltering heat of midsummer now torments us in the northern hemisphere, and it is a maddening sort of affliction – more to be borne than truly remedied. Still, hope of a antidote beyond central air conditioning may send some … Continue reading
New members may not be familiar with our methods here at Vacation Necronomicon School, so here are a few notes of orientation. Starting tomorrow – and for each of the following 13 days – we will once again present new … Continue reading
Welcome, newcomers, to Vacation Necronomicon School! Soon we will begin our customary 13 day foray into forbidden knowledge and madness, but there may be some pupils who have never encountered our subject. Looking through last year’s archive is encouraged, but … Continue reading
Between the heat distortion shimmering from the pavement and forbidden knowledge I’ve obtained from various dusty tomes, it has become clear to me that the time for Vacation Necronomicon School is once more at hand. Though new pupils are always … Continue reading
I would like to extend a sincere and hearty thank you to everyone who participated this summer. It has been an arduous journey in a way — packed with words, and yet more words, plus images, sounds, and madness as … Continue reading
Today’s lesson requires no reading, just a willingness to remember the crafts most common amongst children at summer camp. Just to maintain the spirit of our enterprise, I felt we needed to include one “camp classic” — and in the … Continue reading