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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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CHAPTER 14. MINA HARKER'S JOURNAL 23 September.--Jonathan is better after a bad night. I am so glad that he has plenty of work to do, for that keeps his mind off the terrible things, and oh, I am rejoiced that... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Dracula Blogged
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY-CONT. 22 September.--It is all over. Arthur has gone back to Ring, and has taken Quincey Morris with him. What a fine fellow is Quincey! I believe in my heart of hearts that he suffered as much about... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Dracula Blogged
MINA HARKER'S JOURNAL 22 September.--In the train to Exeter. Jonathan sleeping. It seems only yesterday that the last entry was made, and yet how much between then, in Whitby and all the world before me, Jonathan away and no news... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Dracula Blogged
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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago at Dracula Blogged
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The Great Clown Panic of 2016 has receded, but aftershocks still occur from time to time. For example, this Ohio story of parental creativity gone coulrophobically wrong: An Ohio man who tried to discipline his 6-year-old daughter by chasing her... Continue reading
Posted 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 days ago at Dracula Blogged
A Washington Post account of a recent crime story concludes with a chillingly Gothic scene. The events took place in Maryland, where police allege a man murdered his girlfriend, buried her body, then faked texts from her phone to cover... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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, 2017 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, 2017 at Dracula Blogged
Classic arcade game urban legend Polybius now has a documentary. There are many nice details here, including etymological explorations, fonts, fan art and mockups. There's some ARG-level investigation, too, with deep dives into Usenet, .exe files in hex editors, interviews... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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, 2017 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, 2017 at Dracula Blogged
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Sometimes Gothic elements intersect. Say, for example, the creepiness of dolls with the unsettling abilities of scuttling creatures. A crab believed to be found in the Pacific's Pitcairn Islands was recently spotted with a rather unusual shell: a baby doll's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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A new book captures images of haunted Japanese spaces. Specifically, these are glimpses of modern ruins, now-derelict spaces that once housed modern life: apartments, mines and, of course, hotels and leisure facilities. This includes not just the once-splendorous Royal Hotel,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics