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Bryan Alexander
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 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 12 hours ago at Dracula Blogged
LOG OF THE "DEMETER" Varna to Whitby On 14 July was somewhat anxious about crew. Men all steady fellows, who sailed with me before. Mate could not make out what was wrong. They only told him there was SOMETHING, and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Dracula Blogged
LOG OF THE "DEMETER" Varna to Whitby On 13 July passed Cape Matapan. Crew dissatisfied about something. Seemed scared, but would not speak out. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Dracula Blogged
LOG OF THE "DEMETER" Varna to Whitby On 12 July through Dardanelles. More Customs officers and flagboat of guarding squadron. Backsheesh again. Work of officers thorough, but quick. Want us off soon. At dark passed into Archipelago. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dracula Blogged
LOG OF THE "DEMETER" Varna to Whitby On 11 July at dawn entered Bosphorus. Boarded by Turkish Customs officers. Backsheesh. All correct. Under way at 4 p. m. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Dracula Blogged
8 July.--There is a method in his madness, and the rudimentary idea in my mind is growing. It will be a whole idea soon, and then, oh, unconscious cerebration, you will have to give the wall to your conscious brother.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
LOG OF THE "DEMETER" Varna to Whitby On 6 July we finished taking in cargo, silver sand and boxes of earth. At noon set sail. East wind, fresh. Crew, five hands. . .two mates, cook, and myself, (captain). Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
1 July.--His spiders are now becoming as great a nuisance as his flies, and today I told him that he must get rid of them. He looked very sad at this, so I said that he must some of them,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
30 June.--These may be the last words I ever write in this diary. I slept till just before the dawn, and when I woke threw myself on my knees, for I determined that if Death came he should find me... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
29 June.--Today is the date of my last letter, and the Count has taken steps to prove that it was genuine, for again I saw him leave the castle by the same window, and in my clothes. As he went... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
25 June.--No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be. When the sun grew so high this morning that it struck the top of the great... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
24 June.--Last night the Count left me early, and locked himself into his own room. As soon as I dared I ran up the winding stair, and looked out of the window, which opened South. I thought I would watch... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
Today's real-life horror comes from the New England Journal of Medicine. There we learn of a traveler who suffered an unusual infection. The invader wasn't a microbe, but a worm, and the infection site was the person's face. A physical... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2018 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
A research team claims to have identified an American Civil War limb pit. Now the team has 11 limbs — 10 of them leg bones, and one arm bone. They all show grievous wounds and amputation cuts. The team believes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
A recent archaeological dig in Denmark has revealed signs of a horrific battle 2,000 years ago. The excavation has also revealed new details about the injuries recorded in the boA mass grave in the small East Jutland town of Alken... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
18 June.--He has turned his mind now to spiders, and has got several very big fellows in a box. He keeps feeding them his flies, and the number of the latter is becoming sensibly diminished, although he has used half... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
An American endured having her foot amputated for medical reasons. She kept the severed foot, and then, quite naturally, cooked and fed it to her friends. I invited 11 people. I said something like, “Remember how we always talked about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
17 June.--This morning, as I was sitting on the edge of my bed cudgelling my brains, I heard without a crackling of whips and pounding and scraping of horses' feet up the rocky path beyond the courtyard. With joy I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY 5 June.--The case of Renfield grows more interesting the more I get to understand the man. He has certain qualities very largely developed, selfishness, secrecy, and purpose. I wish I could get at what is the object... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
Such a welcome bolt of energy.
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2018 on Count me in every time. at Dracula Blogged
31 May.--This morning when I woke I thought I would provide myself with some papers and envelopes from my bag and keep them in my pocket, so that I might write in case I should get an opportunity, but again... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
A Washington Post tweet offers this mildly disturbing micro-story: President Trump pointed to a window in the White House. "She’s doing great. She’s looking at us right there." Reporters turned to look. There was no sign of the first lady.... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
28 May.--There is a chance of escape, or at any rate of being able to send word home. A band of Szgany have come to the castle, and are encamped in the courtyard. These are gipsies. I have notes of... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
TELEGRAM FROM ARTHUR HOLMWOOD TO QUINCEY P. MORRIS 26 May Count me in every time. I bear messages which will make both your ears tingle. Art Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
LETTER, QUINCEY P. MORRIS TO HON. ARTHUR HOLMOOD 25 May. My dear Art, We've told yarns by the campfire in the prairies, and dressed one another's wounds after trying a landing at the Marquesas, and drunk healths on the shore... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at Dracula Blogged