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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.

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acciochocolate
Oct. 29th, 2014 12:57 pm (UTC)
thanks for sharing :)
Simply amazing!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 30th, 2014 12:51 pm (UTC)
Re: thanks for sharing :)
My pleasure! I'm so glad you liked these, too.
wellinghall
Oct. 29th, 2014 08:04 pm (UTC)
Ooh, good photos!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 30th, 2014 12:52 pm (UTC)
Aren't they stunning? I'm so glad you enjoyed them, too.
mosinging1986
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.
eldritchhobbit
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!
jan_u_wine
Oct. 30th, 2014 02:05 am (UTC)
oh, i love it!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 30th, 2014 12:54 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad. :) Thanks!
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