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Redback Spino


In this tribute to the horror stories of the late, great HP Lovecraft, we are taken to a small, dank street in Canterlot. A young unicorn, studying magic in the royal city, hears strange music from the apartment above his own: Melodies and notes unlike anything he has ever heard. Ivestigating, he discovers a cello-playing mare in the room above his own. A quiet young mare known as Octavia.

Cover art by Sbshouseofpancakes.

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#1 · Dec 24th, 2011 · · ·

... You have my applause, and five stars.

I am a fan of Lovecraft. You, sir, would do him proud with this. Beautifully written, and utterly terrifying, I could not tear my eyes away from your words.

You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.

Five stars.

#4 · Jan 13th, 2012 · · ·

A masterful pony adaptation of "The Music of Erich Zann". Sent chills up and down my spine all the way to the end:pinkiecrazy:. I applaud you, sir.

This needs more views. Apart from a couple of small errors, this is very well written and tells a compelling story.

Then again, the original told pretty much the same story.

969949 Very much...you...thank...

Holy F*cking sh*t !!!This when from zero to one hundred in ten seconds flat. A beautiful retelling of master Lovecrafts work24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbz82gnE8B1rds4q2o1_250.jpg

Very nicely done. I have been a fan of lovecraftian horror for some time, and this is a worthy tribute.

I can't believe the fact that after all this time of being an avid horror fan, today is the first day of my life that I've heard the name Lovecraft. I need to check out his works! What's your favorite? Might as well start with a good one, eh? :twilightblush:

3025523 Ah, so you're new to the weird world of Lovecraft! Well here's my recommended reading list of his short stories:

Pickman's Model- Not one of his absolute best, but a good place to start for getting into Lovecraft's work.
The Call of Cthulhu- A bit of a complicated storyline, but really, you can't call yourself a Lovecraft fan without reading this one. Brings up his best-known creature in his one actul appearancein person
The Shadow over Innsmouth- One of his best. Also has an appeaance from anothe of his famous monsters.
The Outsider- A bit more Poe-esque than Lovecraftian, but it's short, easy, and has one of the best twist endings.
The Statement of Randolph Carter- Another rally short one, but with some good atmosphere and another awesome ending.
The Whisperer in Darkness- Longer than the others, but a very eerie tale with another pretty decent twist ending.
The Colour out of Space- A classic tale of cosmic horror. Another longish one, but still worth a look.
The Haunter of the Dark- Some pretty amazing imagery, eerie and creepy.

That should give you a good place to start. He only ever wrot short stories (And the occasional novella), so all the published books of his works are anthologies, but you can find them all online too, since they're public-domain nowadays. Get reading!

I have been inspired to write my own Lovecraft fanfic with a focus on music thanks to this.:eeyup:

I have been reading many stories of this type here; it being Halloween and all, and I've gotta say this has been my favorite. It really captures the feel of a Lovecraft tale, and it was the only one to actually give me chills unrelated to the cold weather, as I've been reading them outside in the autumn night air.

If this isn't the right way to spend this eve, I don't think I mind being wrong.

I myself am a Lovecraft fan, though I haven't read his work in years. Still, this was a fitting tribute to his work, An upvote and a watch from me.

As a fellow Lovecraft fan, you sire have my up vote, also my favorite.:pinkiehappy:
That is not dead which can eternal lie.
And with strange aeons even death may die.:pinkiecrazy:

Although I liked it, it was too much like re-reading Lovecraft's original with pony names thrown in.

3358463 Same though not... music. Instead something else.

Im wondering would it be ok if i do a reading of this I would leave a link I did make it but I'm editing but I wanted full permission to post it up if you want Though i figured I'd ask

Comment posted by mrmidnight deleted Sep 3rd, 2016

Very Lovecraftian, very nice.

Beautifully written oh my god.

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