Your Most Niche Fandom

About to read my first of his, actually, I’m embarrassed to say. I hear he was one of the first American novelists (horror or otherwise) to be taken seriously. I have a list compiled from the “Supernatural Horror in Literature” but when I compiled it, it was much, much harder to get the books he mentions. So I’ve read Radcliffe, Le Fanu, Austen’s Northanger Abbey, Machen, and the like, but actually just last week had Brown brought to my attention by a reference in a completely different context.

My only real Lovecraft-ana is a hardcover Lovecraft at Last which Willis Conover put out of his correspondence with him. Conover became something of a renowned Jazz producer/DJ, of all things.

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Anyone else a huge fan of this?

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It’s got to be Hammond organ: I still shake my head at remembering discussions on listservs from twenty, twenty-five years ago and how heated some things got.

That and classical piano.

To me, it doesn’t make any sense, those kind of very specialized areas, but people keep talking and so forth. Much of it is macho bullshit, like “what do you own” and “who tech’ed your tone generator” and “which capacitors are in the preamp,” when IMHO it’s not the best questions to ask.

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I used to be really into jazz B3. I couldn’t afford to buy one and lug it around, so I practiced on my church’s C3 (just a B3 in a nice wood cabinet) and programed my synth with patches that imitated my favorite stop settings.

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Speaking of Hammond organs, Red Dwarf anyone? It’s much more popular here in the UK, but it was very niche when I lived in the US.

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Looks like a few in here!

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Maria Bamford is so awesome.

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No. But that is about as niche as I can think of. Never even heard of it: I guess a TV show about space and stuff and they had a Hammond console organ onboard for which Rimmer and Skutters had a quiet reverence.

Actually, that sounds kind of fun to watch, so thanks for that!

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She sure is, especially with her connection to MST3K!

(Taken from the end credits for Bloodlust.)

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I remember Probe! I loved it. I was very disappointed when it was cancelled.

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I’ll take a badge for Tomorrow People and Forever Knight, please.

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I love Maria Bamford! She’s one of my favorite stand-up comedians!

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YES!

I think ‘Old Baby’ is the preeminent one hour comedy special. They should have retired the format after that one.

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My favorite Bamford bit

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You are reading some authors that highly influenced HPL, especially Machen. Reading Gothic literature, like Radcliffe and her contemporaries, is a good idea. Have you read Clark Ashton Smith, one of HPLs friends? Robert W. Chambers is high on my list of authors as well.
Brockden Brown is worth reading because he was so early, at least in the US. His descriptions are very vivid and he espouses interesting political viewpoints along the way. “Arthur Mervyn” is my favorite of his, a story of life with the Yellow Fever.
I started reading and collecting HPL in the spring of 1968; and my life has never been the same since.

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I’m not too proud to admit that I can’t get me enough of any usually semicircular in plan and arched ornamental recess, in a wall or the like, as for a statue or other decorative object.

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My favorite home video format to collect is Laserdisc. The cover art is awesome, the sound is incredible, and the films are often unaltered.

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dunno if this is obscure but i love snl. collect books about it and everything. i even love 'em when it makes a major change because it sucks at first and then builds itself back up again. ever seen season 6? jeezuz…

i love icarly too.

and eating canned food right out of the can.

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i’m gonna eat you, little fishies!

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bioshock 1 and 2? oh yeah! any portal and/or fallout fans out there?

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