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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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LOG OF THE "DEMETER" Varna to Whitby 24 July.--There seems some doom over this ship. Already a hand short, and entering the Bay of Biscay with wild weather ahead, and yet last night another man lost, disappeared. Like the first,... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Dracula Blogged
CHAPTER 6. MINA MURRAY'S JOURNAL 24 July. Whitby.--Lucy met me at the station, looking sweeter and lovlier than ever, and we drove up to the house at the Crescent in which they have rooms. This is a lovely place. The... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Dracula Blogged
Florida Gothic (now there's a redundant phrase) offered us another tale of horror, as two men made a very typical mistake. Two men hired to clean out a vacant Tampa Bay area house thought they found a mannequin hanging in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
A Russian tv station ran a horrific story, which looks like myth-making so far. It describes a crucifiction allegedly conducted by Kievan forces: The report featured a woman named as Galina Pyshnyak, who was interviewed at a refugee camp in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
LOG OF THE "DEMETER" Varna to Whitby 22 July.--Rough weather last three days, and all hands busy with sails, no time to be frightened. Men seem to have forgotten their dread. Mate cheerful again, and all on good terms. Praised... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Dracula Blogged
11 pm.--I gave Renfield a strong opiate tonight, enough to make even him sleep, and took away his pocketbook to look at it. The thought that has been buzzing about my brain lately is complete, and the theory proved. My... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dracula Blogged
11 am.--The attendant has just been to see me to say that Renfield has been very sick and has disgorged a whole lot of feathers. "My belief is, doctor," he said, "that he has eaten his birds, and that he... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dracula Blogged
20 July.--Visited Renfield very early, before attendant went his rounds. Found him up and humming a tune. He was spreading out his sugar, which he had saved, in the window, and was manifestly beginning his fly catching again, and beginning... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dracula Blogged
But who sent it, eh?
Great catch, Todd. Good point, Angelle. I wonder how many Donetskii know about that.
Share a URL or more, Alan!
Like this one, http://infocult.typepad.com/infocult/2009/09/you-are-the-reason-for-the-empty-spaces.html ?
10 pm.--I have visited him again and found him sitting in a corner brooding. When I came in he threw himself on his knees before me and implored me to let him have a cat, that his salvation depended upon... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Dracula Blogged
19 July--We are progressing. My friend has now a whole colony of sparrows, and his flies and spiders are almost obliterated. When I came in he ran to me and said he wanted to ask me a great favour, a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Dracula Blogged
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CNN turns its baleful gaze upon malls, and deems their decline to be an Autopsy of America Why is this economic event a morbid thing? Listen to the article's language: Dead shopping malls are a sad sight. "It's the human... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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The crisis over a downed Malaysian airliner in Ukraine took on a strikingly Gothic hue as one rebel leader offered a fascinatingly gory conspiracy theory. Igor Strelkov thinks the corpses are not what they seem. According to the information received... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
LOG OF THE "DEMETER" Varna to Whitby Written 18 July, things so strange happening, that I shall keep accurate note henceforth till we land. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Dracula Blogged
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Smithsonian has a fine article on the Ouija board's history. The whole thing is delightful, so we'll only excerpt a few key pieces here. ITEM: ironic death by Ouija. Kennard CEO "William Fuld... died in 1927 after a freak fall... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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The FBI has generated some useful ways that Google's self-driving car could be scary. First, you might have a car bomb*, if "autonomous cars may be used as 'lethal weapons.'" The Googlemobile would thereby become "be more of a potential... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
A Smithsonian article on scrapbooking turns up, among other things, a shadowy ancestor to this very blog! [N]ewshounds cataloged their obsessions, one of which was death. A Midwesterner morbidly collected a scrapbook of obituaries, including articles with delightfully gothic titles... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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One part of the Slenderman collective mythos has been establishing a historical background. Backfilling Slendy's present video and digital photo presence with mock-archival images is the work of many hands, neatly assembled here. For example, Noppera-bō Country of Origin: Japan... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
LOG OF THE "DEMETER" Varna to Whitby On 17 July, yesterday, one of the men, Olgaren, came to my cabin, and in an awestruck way confided to me that he thought there was a strange man aboard the ship. He... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Dracula Blogged
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The Earth's war against humanity took to the eastern Russian front, as a dark pit mysteriously appeared in eastern Siberia. The thing yawns wide into a splendidly black circle: Here's what it looks like from the air: Russia Today soberly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
That would be the superbly talented Andrew Connell. Thank you for the kind remark!
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2014 on DEMETER LOG: Anxious about crew at Dracula Blogged
LOG OF THE "DEMETER" Varna to Whitby On 16 July mate reported in the morning that one of the crew, Petrofsky, was missing. Could not account for it. Took larboard watch eight bells last night, was relieved by Amramoff, but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Dracula Blogged