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Lovecraft's hand-written plot notes.
I'm a diferent (and more organized) person now but appreciate the non linear thinking of a creative genius. For me it's not so much creepy as it is inspirational. You're looking at him "think" on paper.
Schweig! wrote: When I was still in school I usually kept a large sheet of paper on my desk (at home) and scribbled various things on it and drawings, to keep myself from doing homework. I exchanged those sheets about yearly when there really wasn't any place left on them. I have several of them now, which look even crazier than Lovecraft's, ripe with numbers and formulas (from maths homework), comic figures (Eugene is actually adopted from a caricature of teacher I used to draw), small poems (usually four liners) and more...
That's cool. Better than a diary. I'm surprised you kept it Schweig. Stuff like that usually never survives.
If you want to appear crazy, ensure that you are so broke that you must conserve paper rigorously. Write notes on old, used envelopes, and fill all the available space.
Still, those drawings are disturbing. Turns out he always knew exactly what the Old Ones looked like. The Weird Tales illustrators didn't contribute as much visual imagination as I had assumed.
CORRECTION: It was ASTOUNDING STORIES, not WEIRD TALES. I looked it up just now. Here's a link to the illustrations from the original publication:
At the Mountains of Madness in Astounding Stories
I love it whenever he incorporates science-fiction elements into his stories like the "neither plant nor animal bit," or the whole sequence in The Colour Out of Space when the scientists attempt to analyze material recovered from the blasted heath.