Re: General Weird discusion thread
I wouldn't class "The Black Stone" as among Howard's best works, myself (though I am rather fond of it); it has too many flaws in the writing to fit into that category, though still a quite effective tale in its own way. It's not like "The Valley of the Worm", no; this one is more directly influenced by HPL, though also showing Howard's fascination with the conflicts between barbarism and civilization, etc.
As for all the work discussed here needing to be old... I don't know as that's a requirement, and I'm fine with discussing a broad range of work; but the older work seldom gets mentioned these days, and I think that's more what this thread was set up to discuss, for that reason.