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Bryan Alexander
Vermont
I research, teach, and help build programs about cyberculture.
Interests: web 2.0, gaming, cyberculture, gothic, intellectual property, wikis, writing, blogging, social software, multimedia narrative, project management
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From the frantic quest for Instagram fame comes a new idea. Users ask followers to add "RIP" in their comments. An early one framed this as a solution to a bad relationship: Another use is more prosaic: Another comment, on... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
CHAPTER 13. DR. SEWARD'S DIARY--cont. The funeral was arranged for the next succeeding day, so that Lucy and her mother might be buried together. I attended to all the ghastly formalities, and the urbane undertaker proved that his staff was... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Dracula Blogged
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY 20 September.--Only resolution and habit can let me make an entry tonight. I am too miserable, too low spirited, too sick of the world and all in it, including life itself, that I would not care if... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Dracula Blogged
REPORT FROM PATRICK HENNESSEY, MD, MRCSLK, QCPI, ETC, ETC, TO JOHN SEWARD, MD 20 September "My dear Sir: In accordance with your wishes, I enclose report of the conditions of everything left in my charge. With regard to patient, Renfield,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Dracula Blogged
Two British boys reported a disturbing encounter with a clown. The boys were cycling in Joyden's Wood, near Dartford, when they were met by the clown. They told police that he shouted "run or die!" and held something 'which looked... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
19 September.--All last night she slept fitfully, being always afraid to sleep, and something weaker when she woke from it. The Professor and I took in turns to watch, and we never left her for a moment unattended. Quincey Morris... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Dracula Blogged
LETTER, MINA HARKER TO LUCY WESTENRA (Unopened by her) 18 September "My dearest Lucy, Such a sad blow has befallen us. Mr. Hawkins has died very suddenly. Some may not think it so sad for us, but we had both... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Dracula Blogged
CHAPTER 12. DR. SEWARD'S DIARY 18 September.--I drove at once to Hillingham and arrived early. Keeping my cab at the gate, I went up the avenue alone. I knocked gently and rang as quietly as possible, for I feared to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Dracula Blogged
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY 18 September.--Just off train to London. The arrival of Van Helsing's telegram filled me with dismay. A whole night lost, and I know by bitter experience what may happen in a night. Of course it is possible... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Dracula Blogged
THE PALL MALL GAZETTE 18 September. THE ESCAPED WOLF PERILOUS ADVENTURE OF OUR INTERVIEWER INTERVIEW WITH THE KEEPER IN THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS After many inquiries and almost as many refusals, and perpetually using the words 'PALL MALL GAZETTE ' as... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Dracula Blogged
LETTER MINA HARKER TO LUCY WESTENRA (Unopened by her) 17 September My dearest Lucy, It seems an age since I heard from you, or indeed since I wrote. You will pardon me, I know, for all my faults when you... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dracula Blogged
MEMORANDUM LEFT BY LUCY WESTENRA 17 September, Night.--I write this and leave it to be seen, so that no one may by any chance get into trouble through me. This is an exact record of what took place tonight. I... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dracula Blogged
TELEGRAM, VAN HELSING, ANTWERP, TO SEWARD, CARFAX (Sent to Carfax, Sussex, as no county given, delivered late by twenty-two hours.) 17 September.--Do not fail to be at Hilllingham tonight. If not watching all the time, frequently visit and see that... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dracula Blogged
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY 17 September.--I was engaged after dinner in my study posting up my books, which, through press of other work and the many visits to Lucy, had fallen sadly into arrear. Suddenly the door was burst open, and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dracula Blogged
LUCY WESTENRA'S DIARY 17 September.--Four days and nights of peace. I am getting so strong again that I hardly know myself. It is as if I had passed through some long nightmare, and had just awakened to see the beautiful... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dracula Blogged
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY 13 September.--Called at the Berkeley and found Van Helsing, as usual, up to time. The carriage ordered from the hotel was waiting. The Professor took his bag, which he always brings with him now. Let all be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
CHAPTER 11. LUCY WESTENRA'S DIARY 12 September.--How good they all are to me. I quite love that dear Dr. Van Helsing. I wonder why he was so anxious about these flowers. He positively frightened me, he was so fierce. And... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
11 September.--This afternoon I went over to Hillingham. Found Van Helsing in excellent spirits, and Lucy much better. Shortly after I had arrived, a big parcel from abroad came for the Professor. He opened it with much impressment, assumed, of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY 10 September.--I was conscious of the Professor's hand on my head, and started awake all in a second. That is one of the things that we learn in an asylum, at any rate." "And how is our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
LUCY WESTENRA'S DIARY 9 September.--I feel so happy tonight. I have been so miserably weak, that to be able to think and move about is like feeling sunshine after a long spell of east wind out of a steel sky.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
9 September.--I was pretty tired and worn out when I got to Hillingham. For two nights I had hardly had a wink of sleep, and my brain was beginning to feel that numbness which marks cerebral exhaustion. Lucy was up... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
The most Gothic form of intergenerational tensions has become a rising business sector. Wired reports on the boom in parabiosis companies: firms using young people's blood to address old folks' health problems. There are many gory and hilarious aspects to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY--CONTINUED 8 September.--I sat up all night with Lucy. The opiate worked itself off towards dusk, and she waked naturally. She looked a different being from what she had been before the operation. Her spirits even were good,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY 7 September.--The first thing Van Helsing said to me when we met at Liverpool Street was, "Have you said anything to our young friend, to lover of her?" "No," I said. "I waited till I had seen... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
CHAPTER 10. LETTER, DR. SEWARD TO HON. ARTHUR HOLMWOOD 6 September "My dear Art, My news today is not so good. Lucy this morning had gone back a bit. There is, however, one good thing which has arisen from it.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Dracula Blogged