|Birth:||August 20, 1890|
|Death:||March 15, 1937|
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H.P. Lovecraft, aka Howard Phillips Lovecraft, was a fiction writer, 30-year-old virgin, and hikikomori. He was most famous for his book, "The Call of Cthullu", which was about an undead spirit, who when awakened, would lead all of humanity into a "joyous" amoral orgy of otherwise pointless mass killings.
He was likely incel for most of his life, and almost certainly a virgin until he was 31. Lovecraft was a hermit, rarely leaving his house, perhaps due to the influence of his controlling, spiteful, insecure mother, who had chided and nagged him constantly throughout his childhood, and commanded him to avoid leaving the house to avoid offending his neighbors with his ugliness.
Like many incels, Lovecraft was frequently accused of prudishness due to his obvious aversion toward the discussion of sexual matters in his presence. Some of Lovecraft's 'friends' used their knowledge of this fact to tease him, often by frankly conversing about sex whenever he was around.
Marriage to an old Jewish lady
He eventually met an older, Jewish widow (though Lovecraft was known for his anti-jewish opinions), who he was married to for two years before they eventually divorced, seemingly mostly due to Lovecraft's trenchant refusal to relocate to his part-time, monogamous escort's new place of employment, due to his disdain for the city of New York, which was a hub for immigrants, who Lovecraft despised. Despite being a wizard at the time of his marriage, his ex-part-time, monogamous escort later described him as an attentive and accomplished lover, with Lovecraft apparently even going to the trouble of extensively researching sexual techniques and the female anatomy prior to consummating the marriage.
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