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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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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 13 hours ago at Dracula Blogged
California police arrested a 61-year-old man for hitchhiking. In a clown outfit. Carrying a machete. On Facebook, someone asked what the clown was doing. “Wish we knew,” the police department replied. “Right now, as far as we know, he was... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
The Earth opened a new front in her subterranean war against the human race by choosing to target Donald Trump.May 22, 2017 Sinkhole in front of Mar-a-Lago A 4' x 4' sinkhole has formed on Southern Boulevard directly in front... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago at Dracula Blogged
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY (Kept in phonograph) 25 May.--Ebb tide in appetite today. Cannot eat, cannot rest, so diary instead. since my rebuff of yesterday I have a sort of empty feeling. Nothing in the world seems of sufficient importance to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Dracula Blogged
LETTER, LUCY WESTENRA TO MINA MURRAY 24 May My dearest Mina, Thanks, and thanks, and thanks again for your sweet letter. It was so nice to be able to tell you and to have your sympathy. My dear, it never... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dracula Blogged
A man dressed as a clown attacked another man in Denver, Colorado. The story reads like a cross between superhero comics and Gothic horror: Witnesses told police that the suspect, wearing white clown makeup accented with black streaks on the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
19 May.--I am surely in the toils. Last night the Count asked me in the sauvest tones to write three letters, one saying that my work here was nearly done, and that I should start for home within a few... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Dracula Blogged
18 May.--I have been down to look at that room again in daylight, for I must know the truth. When I got to the doorway at the top of the stairs I found it closed. It had been so forcibly... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Dracula Blogged
CHAPTER 4. JONATHAN HARKER'S JOURNAL CONTINUED I awoke in my own bed. If it be that I had not dreamt, the Count must have carried me here. I tried to satisfy myself on the subject, but could not arrive at... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Dracula Blogged
Later: The morning of 16 May.--God preserve my sanity, for to this I am reduced. Safety and the assurance of safety are things of the past. Whilst I live on here there is but one thing to hope for, that... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Dracula Blogged
15 May.--Once more I have seen the count go out in his lizard fashion. He moved downwards in a sidelong way, some hundred feet down, and a good deal to the left. He vanished into some hole or window. When... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Dracula Blogged
12 May.--Let me begin with facts, bare, meager facts, verified by books and figures, and of which there can be no doubt. I must not confuse them with experiences which will have to rest on my own observation, or my... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Dracula Blogged
LETTER, LUCY WESTENRA TO MINA MURRAY 17, Chatham Street Wednesday My dearest Mina, I must say you tax me very unfairly with being a bad correspondent. I wrote you twice since we parted, and your last letter was only your... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Dracula Blogged
CHAPTER 5. LETTER FROM MISS MINA MURRAY TO MISS LUCY WESTENRA 9 May. My dearest Lucy, Forgive my long delay in writing, but I have been simply overwhelmed with work. The life of an assistant schoolmistress is sometimes trying. I... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Dracula Blogged
CHAPTER 3. JONATHAN HARKER'S JOURNAL CONTINUED When I found that I was a prisoner a sort of wild feeling came over me. I rushed up and down the stairs, trying every door and peering out of every window I could... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Dracula Blogged
8 May.--I began to fear as I wrote in this book that I was getting too diffuse. But now I am glad that I went into detail from the first, for there is something so strange about this place and... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Dracula Blogged
7 May.--It is again early morning, but I have rested and enjoyed the last twenty-four hours. I slept till late in the day, and awoke of my own accord. When I had dressed myself I went into the room where... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Dracula Blogged
CHAPTER 2. JONATHAN HARKER'S JOURNAL CONTINUED 5 May.--I must have been asleep, for certainly if I had been fully awake I must have noticed the approach of such a remarkable place. In the gloom the courtyard looked of considerable size,... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Dracula Blogged
5 May. The Castle.--The gray of the morning has passed, and the sun is high over the distant horizon, which seems jagged, whether with trees or hills I know not, for it is so far off that big things and... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Dracula Blogged
4 May--I found that my landlord had got a letter from the Count, directing him to secure the best place on the coach for me; but on making inquiries as to details he seemed somewhat reticent, and pretended that he... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Dracula Blogged
CHAPTER 1. JONATHAN HARKER'S JOURNAL 3 May. Bistritz.-- Left Munich at 8:35 P.M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late. Buda-Pesth seems a wonderful place, from the... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Dracula Blogged
Today in mad science: an Italian neurosurgeon claims to be proceeding full steam ahead with a plan to transplant a human head. That's according to an article in the delightfully-named German magazine Ooom, which reveals that The world’s first human... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
Kotaku dives into Petscop, an innocent-seeming cute computer game with a surreal and disturbing hidden level. A YouTube let's play series follows Paul as he explores the escalating weirdness. For more, there's a wiki, a TVTropes page, and a giant... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics