Against Sleep

Against sleep . . . Good luck.

Dracula, by Bram Stoker is a good read. Without this there would be no Hellsing Ultimate!

Oh, the terrible struggle that I have had against sleep so often of late; the pain of the sleeplessness, or the pain  of the fear of sleep, and with such unknown horror as it has for me!

–Bram Stoker, Dracula

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Listen to Them!

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Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!
― Bram Stoker

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Believe in Things

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Believe in Things

I want you to believe…to believe in things that you cannot.
–Bram Stoker, Dracula

Sometimes you’re better off not knowing. That’s my counter-argument for the day, besides the fact that Dracula is a good book, and so is The Historian.

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Lair of the White Worm

Lair of the White Worm

“Seeing where the head of the monster was, the two men ventured a little further forward, and saw that the hidden mass at the base of the shaft was composed of vast coils of the great serpent’s body, forming a base from which the upright mass rose. As they looked, this lower mass moved, the glistening folds catching the moonlight, and they could see that the monster’s progress was along the ground. It was coming towards them at a swift pace, so they turned and ran, taking care to make as little noise as possible, either by their footfalls or by disturbing the undergrowth close to them. They did not stop or pause till they saw before them the high dark tower of Doom.”

-Excerpt from Lair of the White Worm, by Bram Stoker

The Willows gradually lead in to Lair of the White Worm, a lush, sprawling narrative. It took me places I never expected . . .

Okay, I’ll spare you the purple prose.

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