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A Matter of Taste: 030: Prelude to a Cannibal Opera (Cannibopera?)

cleolinda:

amatteroftastepodcast:

New episode is up, listeners! It’s kind of a doozy, mostly because of some wacky misunderstandings that led to Ian going to pick Cleo up from soccer practice instead of Fio from his clarinet recital! What a pack of jokers, those three.

Oh yeah, Hannibal's coming back on, in case there’s anyone who follows the NBCHannibal tumblr who doesn’t get those posts beamed directly into their brainmeat as sentient thoughtforms. We talk about it, quite extensively, but before that we take a brief look at a few of the horror and horror-ish TV series that premiered this fall, namely True Detective, Dracula, and Sleepy Hollow.

A Matter of Taste: So sexy. So confusing.

Reblogging since this came out super late last night:

1) Point of slight interest (?), I have been somewhat uncomfortably manic this past week (bipolar II, etc.), so if you’ve ever wanted to know what that sounds like, it’s… pretty normal on the surface, actually. Super (IT’S THE WORD OF THE DAY!) enthusiastic, kind of caffeinated-sounding, unbearable capslock of being; I talk a bit faster than usual and actually fumble for the right word a lot less than usual. I kept trying to rein in the talkiness and it didn’t actually work, though. That said, we LAUGHED OUR ASSES OFF.

2) I forgot that “Carcosa” originated with Bierce, then was picked up by Chambers, then by Lovecraft.

3) “omg that means he killed her while she was still alive” Way to go, self.

4) Thinking that The Package would have arrived by the time the show was up, I actually revealed what’s in it. “I WILL SHOW PICTURES OF IT LIKE IT’S A CHILD I GAVE BIRTH TO." It is, however, currently in my mother’s possession and will be opened later today.

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A Matter of Taste: 030: Prelude to a Cannibal Opera (Cannibopera?)

amatteroftastepodcast:

New episode is up, listeners! It’s kind of a doozy, mostly because of some wacky misunderstandings that led to Ian going to pick Cleo up from soccer practice instead of Fio from his clarinet recital! What a pack of jokers, those three.

Oh yeah, Hannibal's coming back on, in case there’s anyone who follows the NBCHannibal tumblr who doesn’t get those posts beamed directly into their brainmeat as sentient thoughtforms. We talk about it, quite extensively, but before that we take a brief look at a few of the horror and horror-ish TV series that premiered this fall, namely True Detective, Dracula, and Sleepy Hollow.

A Matter of Taste: So sexy. So confusing.

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Draculas? Draculae? 

Draculas? Draculae? 

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londoninquisitor:

I soon lost sight and recollection of ghostly fears in the beauty of the scene as we drove along, although had I known the language, or rather languages, which my fellow-passengers were speaking, I might not have been able to throw them off so easily. Before us lay a green sloping land full of forests and woods, with here and there steep hills, crowned with clumps of trees or with farmhouses, the blank gable end to the road. There was everywhere a bewildering mass of fruit blossom—apple, plum, pear, cherry; and as we drove by I could see the green grass under the trees spangled with the fallen petals.

(Dracula, Bram Stoker)

Still not sure what kind of tree it is, though.

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tatiana-evelyne:

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londoninquisitor:

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I really need to get this edition.

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It got ugly.

@cleolinda: Imagining what it was like when Arthur Conan Doyle killed off Sherlock Holmes that one time

@cleolinda: Gentlemen shaking their canes when he passes. Ladies snubbing him in the street. Children setting fire to his shrubbery

@cleolinda: He boards up the windows. Angry fan mail just piles up on the doorstep. Children set that on fire too

@cleolinda: Bram Stoker telling everyone at the top of his lungs that ACD can do what he want

@cleolinda: Fan mail and letters to the papers. Really. RT @MitigatedText: What would be the Victorian equivalent of angry tweets?

@Gambling4Kitten: I know there were legitimately groups of grown men walking around wearing black armbands and in mourning dress.

@annadelphia: Wasn’t there one story where a lady hit him with her bag? I mean, he totally could have made that up, but I like the image.

@cleolinda: Bram Stoker carefully reconsidering his plan to have Dracula eat everyone

@cleolinda: “Can’t I even kill off Van Helsing?” “GOOD GOD, MAN!” “Well, how about Quincey?” “Ah, yes, the American!” *everyone chortles*

@cleolinda: ACD angrily resurrecting Holmes. “To the devil with you all!” *SCRATCH SCRATCH SCRATCH* *INK BLOT* *THROWS PEN*

@LJmysticowl: “THE LOST WORLD HAD DINOSAURS. WHAT ELSE DO YOU PEOPLE WANT?!”

@cleolinda: He just rolls up the manuscript and dropkicks it out the door. Maybe just ties it to a brick and throws it out a window

@cleolinda: It’s not like he can get past the sit-in protest on his doorstep anyway

@cleolinda: “I WASH MY HANDS OF YOU ALL!” he shouts through the mail slot. “GOOD DAY!!”

@cleolinda: “I ALREADY GAVE YOU THAT NOVEL WITH THE BLOODY GHOST DOG, LEAVE ME ALONE!!!”

@cleolinda: His publisher says, “But what about the rest?” “WHAT DO YOU MEAN, THE REST?” “Well, if we’re to have a full collection…” “DAMN THEM ALL”

@cleolinda: The Second Stain: “He has definitely retired from London and betaken himself to study and bee-farming on the Sussex Downs. BEES, I TELL YOU”

‏@particle_p: I just read this as “The Second Stalin” which made that tweet EVEN STRANGER.

@cleolinda: BEES, I TELL YOU!!!!

@cleolinda: ACD writing *still more* Holmes stories after that. It doesn’t end. It never ends. His gift. His curse.

@cleolinda: “I must thank you, old boy, for persuading me not to kill off Van Helsing. Otherwise I’d be in the same fine mess as you!”

@cleolinda: *FLIPS TEA TABLE*

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gothiccharmschool:

Remember folks, if any of you find a copy of Dracula that looks like this, you just send it to your Auntie Jilli. Okay? 

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  • Question: Where can I get the Dracula book by Greg Hildebrandt you were talking about? - amandasmosaic
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    It’s long out of print, so you’re looking for a secondhand copy at this point; I found mine for $10, like-new. I’d say search “hildebrandt dracula” on eBay or Google* (here’s the three copies it found right now), or maybe Amazon, although I don’t see the specific edition/cover version I had listed there. It was Unicorn Publishing, 1986, I’m pretty sure:

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    *DID YOU KNOW you can get to the Google comparison-shopping page by going to froogle.com? That’s what it was originally called, and the URL still works, and it still makes me smile every time.

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For the record, this is the illustrated edition of Dracula that I mentioned being obsessed with as a wee Cleo of eleven or twelve years old. For a long time I could only visit it at the Homewood Library, but with the advent of the internet and such, I was able to track down a copy of my very own. Which I have now misplaced, or I would take pictures of it myself.