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Lovecraft’s Cthulhu and Melville’s Moby Dick: “Cosmic Echoes from the Ocean Depths”

This post is by John A. DeLaughter, a Lovecraft eZine contributor.

“When I was a kid, whenever I’d feel small or lonely, I’d look up at the stars. 8,721 more words


The Dream: --

As I’ve been prepping for college and deciding what path to take I’ve been posed a question: what is the goal of life? For many it is to fulfill the ‘American dream,’ the upward movement of class and cash. 163 more words

ESTJ- Captain Ahab

ESTJ- The Achiever

E (Extroversion): Captain Ahab is a man of action. He makes firm, quick decisions and doesn’t like them to be questioned. With a focus on the world around him, Ahab thrives in high-pressure situations. 217 more words


A Reluctantly Pessimistic Interpretation of Moby Dick

In an episode of American TV show Parks and Recreation, Ron Swanson, the no-nonsense head of the Parks Department, presents his unique interpretation of Herman Melville’s classic: ‘Does the white whale actually symbolize the unknowability and meaninglessness of human existence? 684 more words


beware of thyself, old man

“Thou hast outraged, not insulted me, sir; but for that I ask thee not to beware of Starbuck; thou wouldst but laugh; but let Ahab beware of Ahab; beware of thyself, old man.”

— Herman Melville, Moby Dick