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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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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 yesterday at Dracula Blogged
Today's Infocult headline comes from the normally staid Washington Post: Scientists are teaching drones to hunt down human screams The nightmarish idea is actually based on a very humane design, aimed at bringing drone help to people in emergency. [E]ngineers... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago 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 2 days ago at Dracula Blogged
That's a very good point, MS. Unless some folks barged in and hollered. That's more my imagination. :)
That's good writing, then.
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2021 on The Castle at Dracula Blogged
Indeed. Also: recall that Seward is making audio recordings. What other sounds are on there, besides his voice?
This bit is one Dracula scholars keep going over. It is cryptic. I like your point about the coach being a performance for Harker. Also this: "It seemed to me that we were simply going over and over the same ground again..." At several points the text gets weirdly dreamlike and surreal.
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2021 on The Castle 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, 2021 at Dracula Blogged
The more you read Dracula, the more you realize just how badly Jonathan is outmatched.
Toggle Commented May 31, 2021 on This morning when I woke 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, 2021 at Dracula Blogged
Yes indeed. Mina is a true heroine.
Toggle Commented May 31, 2021 on There is a chance of escape 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, 2021 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, 2021 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 May 25, 2021 at Dracula Blogged
Delighted to read along with you, Most.
Excellent background, Most.
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 May 24, 2021 at Dracula Blogged
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, 2021 at Dracula Blogged
I think that's right: a simple bolt, from the inside.
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, 2021 at Dracula Blogged
Yes indeed. Very old - but looking ahead.
Most Significant, I'm enjoying your comments as you read through the novel!
Toggle Commented May 16, 2021 on Chapter 4 at Dracula Blogged
Only if they knew that weakness. And if Dracula had no defending troops. And if they got over terror. Recall that Gilles de Rais drained surrounding areas of children for a while.
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, 2021 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, 2021 at Dracula Blogged