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Poe's Death List

Fri Oct 21, 2011, 8:04 PM by techgnotic:icontechgnotic:







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Foreword by techgnotic
Fri Oct 21, 2011, 8:23 PM



As Halloween approaches, what better way to celebrate the season when the spectral
boundaries of the Kingdom of the Spirits of the Dead touch briefly with the mystical
edges of the Domain of We the Living than to invoke the battered and hellishly bedeviled
soul of Edgar Allan Poe to guide us in communication between (his) ghostly and (our)
ghastly planes of existence.


Poe invented the “detective” story and was an early father of “sci-fi”, and he was also an
extraordinary poet, but he is best known for his Gothic tales of mystery and abject horror –
nearly all of them anchored in the apprehension of an impending cruel and unnatural death.
















Poe had an inventive genius like no other in his imaginings of all the unfortunate ways
one might leave this realm. Adding in his paranoia over his own mortality stoked his stories
to a fevered pitch. His was, in the 1840s, the voice of the emerging modern American, fearful
of the on-rushing future, while struggling to escape the pull of the superstitious past, and
by that struggle driven into a state of neurotic forebodings often crossing over into insanity.
It is ironic and fitting that the master of fearful ruminations of ugly deaths should himself
die a death shrouded in mystery, succumbing, at only age 40, to the symptoms of rabies (the
current best theory), possibly from the bite of one of his own beloved cats.

















Edgar Allan Poe Inspired Art

Let us celebrate our beloved Poe and all things disturbing with these inventive
and horrifically evocative works of art inspired by the deathly imagination of the master himself.


WWPD - What Would Poe Do?

Only the most fearful, fiendish and uncanny deviations on deviantART can do justice to illustrating the diabolical death dramas hatched in the fevered mind of Edgar Allan Poe that still haunt us generation after generation.  Just to make this all the more terrifying, marioluevanos and I would love for a devilish detachment of deviants to pick only the most exquisitely terrifying deviations from the entire dA website that are fitting visual explications for the appropriate Poe “death categories”.  Just find the perfect deviant artwork(s) for your favorite Poe story or stories, and let us know which matching “death box” your choice(s) should be displayed in.  We will then post the deviations to this article in each category leading up to Halloween.











Death by Treacherous Bird or Beast “The Black Cat”, “The Raven”






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Poe's Raven
by Carsis






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Shrieking Rabbits
by tinfinger











Death by Torture Device “The Pit and the Pendulum”







Death by Cataleptic Interment (Buried Alive) “The Premature Burial” “Ligeia”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”







Death by Contagious Epidemic Disease “The Masque of the Red Death”







Death by Nature’s Furies (Drowning) “The Descent into the Maelstrom”







Death by Vengeful Dwarf (Burned Alive) “Hop-Frog”







Death by Hypnosis (Conscious in Coma) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar”







Death by Guilt and Paranoia “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Imp of the Perverse”








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Lonely
by MewTheNinjaKitty









Death by Suffocation “Loss of Breath”







Death by Immurement (Walled Up) “The Cask of Amontillado”







Death by Revolutionary Mob “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether”






Death by Artistic Obsession (Soul Possession) “The Oval Portrait”








Edgar Allan Poe Portraits








Question For The Reader

marioluevanos and I would like to know, what scares you the most?


















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:iconchoirofleaves:
ChoirOfLeaves Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poe was great. Both story teller and poet. Love his work. The Raven movie disappointed me though.
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:iconweaveroffantasy:
weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
I'm currently reading some of Poe's works. He's always been a favorite author of mine, ever since I read one of his short stories for my 7th grade class. I think he was the first author of the horror genre I read and although I may not have appreciated his works much back then, I definitely do now :)
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:iconjohnadam:
johnadam Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Poe app for iPod, iPad and iPhone:(on sale...1$)

[link]

enjoy :)
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:iconluciaantemis:
LuciaAntemis Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
One of my favourite Author :)
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:iconvirgildavolo:
VirgildAvolo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Such an incredible blog!
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:iconlineartjack:
lineartJack Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't read the whole of this article but I must say I'm glad that this has come up. Artistic nude is beautiful. However. Badly photographed, badly lighted and disgustingly posed vagina/penis shots are NOT artistic nude. I'm not saying that if people WANT to post it, they shouldn't be allowed to. I think that they should be made to post such things in OTHER categories. NOT under artistic nude. Because its not artistic. Its borderline porn.
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DOODZKI22 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I think you got journal to post these comments XD XD
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:icondoodzki22:
DOODZKI22 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"The wrong journal' sorry
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:iconwereby:
wereby Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thanks for the features! :D
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:icondevilangel7286:
devilangel7286 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
i love edger allen poe he is my most favorite poet he is so dark and twisted and also verry poetic i just love reading his books he is my favorite poet to read i could read his books over and over again
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:iconartlodesigns:
ArtLoDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
I am uncertain where this would go, as it is inspired by The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Fall of the House of Usher...
[link]
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:icontechgnotic:
techgnotic Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
An experimental film about Poe comes along just in time. Thank you so much for submitting this.
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:iconmcrvictorian7928:
mcrvictorian7928 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student General Artist
i dressed up as poe today! it was so much fun!!!
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:iconmagickman11:
Magickman11 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe, at the Dunedin Community Center Nov. 10-13 7:30 pm and 2 pm on Sunday. $10 general admission. 4 of Poe's best set on stage.
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:iconneddea:
Neddea Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
I SO love Edgar Poe's stories and poems! It just fits perfectly with Halloween :D Great idea!
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:iconday-seriani:
day-seriani Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011   General Artist
i asked and they never let me know HOW to submit art.
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:iconday-seriani:
day-seriani Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011   General Artist
[link]

in the dream
i was in a crowded market place in india
and i heard people chanting
yelling
a big riot
a crowd gathered
and i pushed through to see
there was a wheelbarrow
with newspapers in it
and a blonde girl
was on top of the newspapers
her head was back
she was unconcious
and she was naked
the people were all getting excited
all of a sudden someone runs up and lights the newspapers on fire
i said nooooooooo stop noooooooooo
the girl started burning
and screaming
and i pushed through the crowd to help her
her skin was burning
and floating up into the wind
i got there
and looked at her face
it was me
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:iconmarioluevanos:
marioluevanos Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, please post it here :)
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:icontechgnotic:
techgnotic Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Post your suggestion here please. :)
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:iconmoonsnatcher:
MOONsnatcher Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
How do you suggest art?
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:iconmarioluevanos:
marioluevanos Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
You can post your suggestion here in the comments. Copy and past the link.
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:iconsmell-the-roses:
Smell-The-Roses Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
''The Wheel'' scares me the most. Definetly.
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:iconthequeenofcrows:
TheQueenOfCrows Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poe is my absolute favorite writer. He really expresses his emotions about his life in all of his stories and poem's. It's strange to think that a girl around my age was his wife (Virginia Clemn) and then died of tuberculosis.

My deepest fear? I don't shudder really at anything, but the thing I dread the most would be never finding love. Call me a romantic. ;)
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:iconalphavamp:
Alphavamp Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Poe was my inspiration to write.
My greatest fear is losing those whom I truly love.
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:iconmarioluevanos:
marioluevanos Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
That's my biggest fear too.
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:iconalexeibugs:
alexeibugs Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Edgar Allan Poe is my great grandfather's great uncle! crazy how popular he is now days!
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:icontap-photo-and-co:
Tap-Photo-and-Co Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Spiders, no ground beneath my feet in water and dark (moist) rooms with no light or tight rooms.

But of all fears, nothing is worse then losing my kids, to death or a kidnapper, rapist or another sick b*stard.
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:iconleprowler:
leprowler Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
edgar is my hero
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:iconflareonsk8r:
Flareonsk8r Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link]

"The Black Cat" by Edgar Allen Poe
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:iconstepupdancer:
StepUpdancer Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cracked Skull & Scooped Eyes

[link]
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:iconclouds-owl:
Clouds-Owl Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Death by Contagious Epidemic Disease and Death by Immurement. Also, Death itself, of how it just can sneak up upon you, and take you away from your future and, the ones you love. The artwork is fantastic as well and, I would have to say that "The Masque of The Red Death" would be my favorite work by Edgar Allen Poe, especially the last line of the story. "And Darkness and Decay and The Red Death held illimitable dominion over all." *thinks to self* "Maybe I should make that my signature, I just hope everyone won't think I'm an Emo. >_<"
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:iconvultureclaw:
Vultureclaw Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
I also LOVE Halloween. I,m obsessed with Halloween. Gives me a chance to decorate my house and wear a costume.
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:iconvultureclaw:
Vultureclaw Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
I love Edgar Allen Poe. I like The Raven.
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:iconfoxxkitten:
foxxkitten Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
insanity and loneliness terrifies me. I suggest you read:
Obsession
by ~tragicreciprocity

I think it would be perfect
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:iconwcwboy77:
wcwboy77 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Artist
sweet.
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:iconrlef:
RlEf Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
death by hypnosis: [link]
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:icondemonwolf993:
Demonwolf993 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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:iconkybatsu-niwatori:
Kybatsu-Niwatori Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Suggestion for Death by Suffocation: [link]
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:iconbabyliss786blush:
Babyliss786blush Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hidden is fear,
Solitude is lonelyness,
Dreams are nothing but darkness...xxx

-I'm just a noob but yea the guys poem rocks-
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:icontheincrdiblerin-chan:
TheIncrdibleRin-chan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
death by drowning here! [link]
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:iconcrimzonstar:
CrimzonStar Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First off, LOVE the idea of celebrating this man! Love his work and the perfect time of year!
Second, what scares me the most is repeating past mistakes for fear of an uncertain future....
:disbelief:
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:iconihitha:
Ihitha Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
For Death By Guilt and Paranoia...
[link]
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:iconbuzzybeegirl:
buzzybeeGIRL Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
no

h.p. lovecraft was better
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:icondoodzki22:
DOODZKI22 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
For Edgar Allan Poe's portrait
Vintage style
here: [link]
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:iconkiddry:
kiddry Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
It that hmmm.. oh got it zombie have many see u???!!!
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:iconsweetneko3:
sweetneko3 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Edgar Allan Poe was a great author that at his time was not appreciated. But this and Poe are awesome! Too bad that I can't draw. But if I could I would totally add something here! Good job to everyone who did add something here.
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:iconobserver21:
observer21 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Defing my desteny. In the sence of fear.
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:iconscarlet-letter-a:
Scarlet-Letter-A Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Writer
While other kids were reading Harry Potter, I was reading the Raven and other poems. (Not that I don't like HP; Self Diagnosed Potter head right here)

This is a brilliant idea :la:
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:iconsnobee1205:
snobee1205 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
i love halloween because it allows your inner deamon to let loose and raise hell
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:iconwolfgirltk:
wolfgirltk Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What scares me most? Death... what comes after it? is there a heaven or only blackness...
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