Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis
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Halloween Countdown, Day 2


Happy birthday to fenice_fu! May you enjoy many happy returns of the day.


For all of you in the Halloween spirit, here are a few links for more blogs that are doing daily countdowns. Think of them as friendly houses providing online treats for virtual trick-or-treaters every day.
-- mamomo is posting daily with Halloween-inspired home design, art, fashion, and other bewitching items.
-- euclase is posting with spooky art from a different artist every day.
-- magicwondershow is posting Halloween-related multimedia clips and other eerie goodies.
-- In addition, Countdown to Halloween has a list of other blogs and websites providing regular spine-chilling content throughout October.


For our Friday amusement, I thought it would be fun to do something interactive. What can be scarier than science run amok? Mad scientists have been inspiring nightmares for centuries. Who is your favorite?

Poll #1465369 Favorite Mad Scientists

Who is your favorite mad scientist? (Choose more than one if you like.)

Dr. Benway from Naked Lunch
0(0.0%)
Dr. Walter Bishop from Fringe
2(4.3%)
Dr. Kevin Burkhoff from The 4400
1(2.2%)
Dr. Agnes Dabree from The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1(2.2%)
Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers films
1(2.2%)
Dr. Faustus from The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (and other works)
1(2.2%)
Professor John I.Q. Neidelbaum Frink, Jr. from The Simpsons
1(2.2%)
Dr. Frank N. Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
1(2.2%)
Dr. Horrible from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
7(15.2%)
Dr. Jekyll from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
2(4.3%)
Dr. Miguelito Loveless from The Wild Wild West
3(6.5%)

Cont'd

Dr. Alphonse Mephisto from South Park
0(0.0%)
Dr. Moreau from The Island of Doctor Moreau
1(2.5%)
Dr. No from Dr. No
0(0.0%)
Dr. Pretorius from Bride of Frankenstein
2(5.0%)
Dr. Rappuccini from "Rappuccini's Daughter"
1(2.5%)
C.A. Rotwang from Metropolis
2(5.0%)
Dr. Strangelove from Dr. Strangelove
1(2.5%)
Dr. Herbert West from Herbert West - Reanimator
3(7.5%)
That guy in the "She Blinded Me with Science" music video ("Science!")
2(5.0%)
Ticky boxes are aliiiive! Aliiiive!
2(5.0%)
Another mad scientist not listed (see below)
3(7.5%)

My favorite mad scientist wasn't listed above. He/She is...




Spooky Text of the Day: Today's story is "The Man of Science" (1892) by Jerome K. Jerome.

Excerpt:
I met a man in the Strand one day that I knew very well, as I thought, though I had not seen him for years. We walked together to Charing Cross, and there we shook hands and parted. Next morning, I spoke of this meeting to a mutual friend, and then I learnt, for the first time, that the man had died six months before.

The natural inference was that I had mistaken one man for another, an error that, not having a good memory for faces, I frequently fall into. What was remarkable about the matter, however, was that throughout our walk I had conversed with the man under the impression that he was that other dead man, and, whether by coincidence or not, his replies had never once suggested to me my mistake.

As soon as I finished, Jephson, who had been listening very thoughtfully, asked me if I believed in spiritualism "to its fullest extent."

"That is rather a large question," I answered. "What do you mean by 'spiritualism to its fullest extent'?"

"Well, do you believe that the spirits of the dead have not only the power of revisiting this earth at their will, but that, when here, they have the power of action, or rather, of exciting to action?"


Read the complete story here.
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