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  1. Creepy ambience from a master

    Really, the whole film (Vampyr) by Carl Theodore Dreyer is an exercise in creepy ambiance. The light and shadow, the sets, the characters - they are all more than a little surreal. This particular clip, however, is just one set that could have been rather mundane. It is the doctor's office. I think you will agree, however, that this is no ordinary doctor.

    The very first feature of the room is a small child's skeleton. That's creepy and unusual ...
  2. High Spirits #4

    I'm enjoying these, are you?

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  3. Steampunk it!

    What if we lived in the world envisioned by Jules Verne and H.G. Wells rather than George Orwell? Airships, submarines, computers, prosthetics - everything would be powered by steam. A Victorian aesthetic would be the norm.

    This is the idea behind the world of steampunk. Copper is the metal of choice. Steel is not stainless. in this world, nothing is immune from "industrialization". I have seen steampunk walking sticks, which of course makes no sense since a stick requires ...
  4. High Spirits #3

    I'm still learning the software I'm using, still having fun.

    As I look these over, I am thinking I have "Dad joke" syndrome.

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  5. Tombstone Thunderbird

    The Town Too Tough to Die is a town of legends, but did you also know it's a town with its own, strange mystery too?

    On April 26, 1890, the Tombstone Epitaph (Links to Library of Congress Archive) ran a story one would hardly begin to believe was true... yet the story of the Tombstone Thunderbird has endured over 100 years. The story as printed in the paper reads as follows:

    A Strange Winged Monster Discovered and Killed on the Huachuca
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