The NecronomiCon 2015 should be beginning to buzz about now, as people arrive on the Thursday evening.

lightsprovidencePhotograph: A Providence hillside: some lamps lit, the western windows of homes reflecting a fading sunset. By Spencer Grant (1944-), Boston Public Library.

… its ancient vanes and steeples, ridgepoles and chimney-pots, wharves and small bridges, willow-trees and graveyards; endless labyrinths of steep, narrow, crooked streets, and dizzy church-crowned central peak that time durst not touch; ceaseless mazes of colonial houses piled and scattered at all angles and levels like a child’s disordered blocks; antiquity hovering on grey wings over winter-whitened gables and gambrel roofs; fanlights and small-paned windows one by one gleaming out in the cold dusk to join Orion and the archaic stars. And against the rotting wharves the sea pounded; the secretive, immemorial sea out of which the people had come in the elder time.” — H.P. Lovecraft, “The Festival”.

Sunsets arouse in me vague feelings of pseudo-memory, mystical revelation, and adventurous expectancy, which nothing else can even begin to conjure up. They always seem to me to be about to unveil supernal vistas of other (yet half-familiar) worlds and other dimensions.” — Letter from Lovecraft to R.E. Howard, 7th May 1932.

It looks like it’s sunset for Tentaclii too. My thanks to the five people who have pledged a total of $16 to my Patreon campaign so far, which much appreciated. But I’m unsure that the Patreon call is going anywhere, sadly — I don’t see anyone even bothering to share the Patreon page on Facebook, Twitter or blogs. No comments on the Tentaclii blog, either. Just two on three likes on my various Facebook posts about it. I suspect that I will be pulling it at the end of the month.

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