The Necronomicon Project is back
It took 6 years and a few reminders from people who were looking for these old pages. I am glad to announce that I finally revived my Necronomicon Project pages.
A little history for those who would not know what the Necronomicon Project was.
About 10 years ago (already ?!), I found myself in the lucky position of being the webmaster of my graduate school (EERIE, in Nimes, France). It was the beginning of the web, an ancient time where HTML editors were called VI and EMACS, and where Spyware were just gadgets out of a Bond movie.
The website of the school gave me the opportunity to build a few personal sites which had their time of popularity : an encyclopedia about the X-Files (Aux Frontieres d’URL), a guide to cyber culture (Net Tribes), a list of links about horror writer H.P.Lovecraft (De Web Mysteriis), an altar dedicated to his trademark creature Cthulhu (The Cthulhu Gallery) and finally, The Necronomicon Project.
The Necronomicon Project is an attempt at compiling different texts related to the occult book created by H.P.Lovecraft as one of the backbones to his Mythos, and put them together in some re-creation of what the book might have looked like. It is of course a very modest creation, very far from the actual horror described by the author.
One of the interesting aspects of this project was the endless source of amazement caused by the blurred lines between the book and reality. People actually thought this was the real text. Others warned me about the evil of this enterprise. I even received condescending emails telling me that the book does not exist and that I was misleading myself. We will see how things happen almost 10 years later
Most of these pages died when I left the school in 1998 … I mean, they disappeared from the web but they remained in personal archives. The Necronomicon Project is the first one I am attemptin gto revive. Time permiting, I will give the other sites their chance to return to the web.