The HPL Historical Society fundraiser was successful! …Also, their account was hacked and @TwitterSupport is being useless.

Oh, hi, Twitter Support! Note that your website is still calling mine dangerous. Why are you doing that? How the heck do you expect to keep getting away with this level of not-talking-to-people when you finally monetize your subscribers? Is this really what y’all wanted to do with your lives?

…Anyway: the HPL Historical Society had a fundraiser to help buy up a bunch of Lovecraft’s letters and donate them to Brown University’s existing HPL collection. They have succeeded. This, at least, is good news.


Short version: there’s a bunch of correspondence between HP Lovecraft and Frank Belknap Long that’s for sale by a private collector. The HPL Historical Society, among others, naturally takes the position that this belongs in a museum; and so they’re trying to put up twenty grand to help buy the correspondence and donate it to Brown University’s existing Lovecraft collection of letters. Here’s the link to help contribute to that.

In the mail: @HPLHS Swag!

Specifically, the Dark Adventure Radio Theater prop binder and a Miskatonic University T-Shirt. Oddly, I don’t really have any Miskatonic U stuff. Which is weird, honestly. The binder’s because they’ve switched over to a model where they send you a CD sleeve with the DART itself, plus all the props that they put into a DART, and put that all in a binder sheet. And I needed the prop binder because my DARTS are out of control. Once I get paper CD sleeves for the radio plays themselves, the consolidation of my DART collection will be a wonder to behold.

‘Music of Dark Adventure.’

I may pick this up, if I get Christmas money that can be translated into HPLHS. Basically, the HPL Historical Society collected all of the orchestral music they use for their Dark Adventure Radio Theater shows and is now offering them in an album. I like it! If I ran a Call of Cthulhu game, I wouldn’t be waiting to pick it up.

In the email: The @HPLHS’s THE CURSE OF YIG DART.

It’s still technically still on preorder, but the HPL Historical Society decided to drop the MP3 for Halloween for everybody who preordered. Happy Halloween to me! I’m listening to it now.

Moe Lane

PS: Entertainingly, the free short story from my TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION Kickstarter is ‘A Bargain With Yig.’ Only in mine, he’s… well, why not read the story?

In the e-Mail: the @HPLHS Imprisoned with the Pharaohs DART.

I think that IMPRISONED WITH THE PHARAOHS is the last Dark Adventure Radio Theater that I need to get, besides of course for the Masks of Nyarlathotep special DART. It’s been a long time coming, really. I cannot recommend the HPL Historical Society store enough, by the way: if you’re at all into this stuff, they invariably offer high-quality merchandise, for every budget. Check ’em out.

In the e-Mail: download of @HPLHS’s THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS DART.

The HPL Historical Society knows darn well that we’re all waiting for the actual WHISPERER IN DARKNESS CD*. So, since they have the digital files already, why not send those along to the pre-orderers? And that’s why I’m a card-carrying member of the HPL Historical Society. In fact, I need to re-up my membership.

Moe Lane

*We buy the CD version of the Dark Adventure Radio Theater for the props. The perfectly TTRPG game-friendly props. The HPLHS knows what we like.



Don’t confuse this with the HPL Historical society movie called THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS: this is going to be a radio play, not a remix of the audio tracks from the film. Which also means that it’s likely to be closer to the original text than the film was – which is not a criticism of the movie. It’s a rare short story that can be turned into a full-length motion picture without adding something.


The HPL Historical Society had it on sale, so I finally picked up the DARK ADVENTURE RADIO THEATRE – HERBERT WEST: REANIMATOR CD. As usual, the MP3 got sent to me first. I have high hopes for this one: the very things that kind of make it, ah, not HPL’s best written story shouldn’t at all get in the way of the radio play. There’s a reason why directors keep making film versions of this story; it adapts well*.

Moe Lane

*Theoretically. Some of the film versions of this story are… uneven.