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Halloween Countdown, Day 29

“For some nights I slept profoundly; but still every morning I felt the same lassitude, and a languor weighed upon me all day. I felt myself a changed girl. A strange melancholy was stealing over me, a melancholy that I would not have interrupted. Dim thoughts of death began to open, and an idea that I was slowly sinking took gentle, and, somehow, not unwelcome possession of me. If it was sad, the tone of mind which this induced was also sweet. Whatever it might be, my soul acquiesced in it.”
― J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla (1871)

Alice. Endless twilight. Alice fading

Check out more of these wonderfully atmospheric and eerie photos here.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 29th, 2014 12:57 pm (UTC)
thanks for sharing :)
Simply amazing!
Oct. 30th, 2014 12:51 pm (UTC)
Re: thanks for sharing :)
My pleasure! I'm so glad you liked these, too.
Oct. 29th, 2014 08:04 pm (UTC)
Ooh, good photos!
Oct. 30th, 2014 12:52 pm (UTC)
Aren't they stunning? I'm so glad you enjoyed them, too.
Oct. 29th, 2014 10:47 pm (UTC)
― J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla (1871)

Okay, this is the second time today I've heard this story/author mentioned, when I had never once heard of them before! I saw the story on Project Gutenberg. Maybe I'll give it a try.

Also, these B/W photos are stunning.
Oct. 30th, 2014 12:54 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked the photos, too! "Stunning" sums up my reaction, as well.

I love "Carmilla." It's one of the great vampire stories (along with/after Polidori's "The Vampyre") that predated Dracula. I teach it in my Gothic course, and my students often are quite taken with it. If you read it, I hope you enjoy it!
Oct. 30th, 2014 02:05 am (UTC)
oh, i love it!
Oct. 30th, 2014 12:54 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad. :) Thanks!
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