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Poe story for Halloween: The Cask of Amontillado

Postby Bruce N H » Mon Oct 25, 2004 8:34 pm

For your spooky reading pleasure, I present a haunting tale by the master of horror, Edgar Allen Poe - The Cask of Amontillado.

" The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge . . ."

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Please see Brick Tales for the rest of the story.

Have a scary Halloween.

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Postby doctorsparkles » Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:36 pm

This is one of my absolute favorite Poe stories. Awesome work. Gilderoy Lockhart's head is just obnoxious enough that you want to wall any fig with it up in a tomb.
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Postby Formendacil » Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:06 pm

Great story. Loved to see it in Lego.

Great photography and sets, but I was confused for a while as to which fig was Fortunato, and which was the narrator. Don't worry though, I figured it out in the end. :D
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Postby TheBohrok » Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:35 pm

I never really liked Edgar Allen Poe, or that story, but it was neat to see it in LEGO. The locations and details were really well done and were my favorite part. I especially liked the stained glass windows!
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Postby TheOrk » Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:35 pm

All Poe stories freak me out and that was no exception. :wink:
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Re: Poe story for Halloween: The Cask of Amontillado

Postby JoshWedin » Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:50 pm

Great Job, Bruce! This is probably my favorite Poe story and your pictures capture the feeling exactly. I, too, was a little confused at first about which fig was which, but I "fig"ured it out. :) I showed this to my wife and it turns out she has never read this story. Now she is going to go get it off of our shelves. Way to go!

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Postby Commander Redbeard » Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:30 am

Great representation! Did you build the set specifically for the story?
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Postby Bruce N H » Tue Oct 26, 2004 7:50 pm

Hey all,

Thanks for the comments. Poe stories are becoming my own little Halloween tradition. :P Not sure what I'll do next year, but the Tell-Tale Heart and the Pit and the Pendulum are probably his other most famous short stories.

Formendacil: "I was confused for a while as to which fig was Fortunato"

I see what you mean. I've gone back and altered the text to remove the line referring to Montresor's smile and experience with wines from the first two frames, so hopefully it will be more obvious that green guy = Fortunato.

TheBohrok: "I especially liked the stained glass windows!"

I can't take credit for those. That was very much inspired by this thread two weeks ago. I tried my hand at a window and then figured it would be perfect in Montresor's home.

TheOrk: "All Poe stories freak me out and that was no exception."

Hehe. That means I've done my job.

Josh: "I, too, was a little confused at first about which fig was which"

Hopefully the changes above make this more clear.

Josh: "I showed this to my wife and it turns out she has never read this story. Now she is going to go get it off of our shelves."

Cool! Show her my Tolkien tale next. ;) Then the Moby Dick scene . . .

Redbeard: "Did you build the set specifically for the story?"

I originally made the domed pavilion in response to this thread and then I was kind of looking for a use for it. The two buildings in the background of the town square are from Minas Tirith. The window was as described above. All else was original for this.

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Postby JoshWedin » Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:06 am

Bruce N H wrote:Josh: "I showed this to my wife and it turns out she has never read this story. Now she is going to go get it off of our shelves."

Cool! Show her my Tolkien tale next. ;) Then the Moby Dick scene . . .

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Hey Bruce,

She has been a Tolkien fan forever and has read quite a bit of Melville :). She just doesn't care much for Poe. But I do!

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Postby erikut » Sat Nov 20, 2004 12:08 am

i love the way you alvays capture the story into lego in a such great way. i almost cant belive how good you are

(would you mind if i call you Bruce Almigthy)

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Postby Mr. D » Sat Nov 27, 2004 9:59 pm

Bruce Almighty, great job!

I'm having a little trouble understanding the story; maybe it's because I still need to get used to the idea of "Me" being a villian. ;)

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Postby Emperor James » Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:03 pm

Mr. D wrote:Bruce Almighty, great job!

I'm having a little trouble understanding the story; maybe it's because I still need to get used to the idea of "Me" being a villian. ;)

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It is hard to understand, chiefly because it is by the brilliant but demented Edgar Alan Poe. Anyway, great job Bruce.
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