October 18th, 2007

Dracula/Gorey

Happy Halloween, Day 18

Happy birthday hugs to witchcat07! I hope your birthday is wonderful, just like you are, and your year to come is your very best yet! (And thank you for the "bewitching" mathom, my friend!)


Next, a quiz (related to the Link of the Day):

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You're a vampire. And you like it.
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And now, on with the show:


Links of the Day: (with thanks to dracschick!):

* The Journal of Dracula Studies (The articles from past journal issues are archived online here for easy reading. No subscription is necessary. Read essays about Dracula in everything from fiction and history to film and comics!)

* The Transylvania Society of Dracula (Canadian Chapter) (This non-profit, historical-cultural organization is open to those in Canada and the USA and promotes contacts between scholars and interested readers from Romania and the West.)


Literature of the Day: Here's a thoughtful look at a dark subject.

"Haunted Houses"
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
With feet that make no sound upon the floors.

We meet them at the doorway, on the stair,
Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
A sense of something moving to and fro.

There are more guests at table than the hosts
Invited; the illuminated hall
Is thronged with quiet, inoffensive ghosts,
As silent as the pictures on the wall.

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