This is the greatest educational resource to come out of the Internet since I discovered the Blue Öyster Cult FAQ two years ago. I wish Cornell offered a course in The Evolution of Myth Cycles (As Literature). Personally, I find the Hastur/Carcosa cycle more interesting than anything whipped up by Howard Phillips (Lovecraft, not this guy) alone in his basement. Firstly, I liked Chambers' book to an immensely greater degree than all of Lovecraft's combined. Secondly, I enjoy much more the way that it arose travelling from Ambrose Bierce to R. W. Chambers and progressing to be embraced by millions. It extends beyond the 'All Roads Lead to Lovecraft' idea of the Cthulu Mythos. I love the idea of the collaborative fiction involved, each author adding to the giant fictive ball of twine, obeying only certain rules (or singularities?) that designate the place of which they write is one and the same. It's all the more magical for its chimerical nature; it conforms to the imagination of each individual, but this behavior exists within the global definition of the idea. As far as I'm concerned, that is magic, its very definition.
There's a great probability that no one but Joe will find the above interesting. It's a Risk I'm willing to take, much like holding the entire continent of Australia.
As an interesting side note, I am not alone. There's a good chance that the previous link is not something a great number of you want to click on, or read the contents of. But like the song says, "If there's a new way, I'll be the first in line. But it better work this time."
better shut me in the fridge