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May 26, 2009

3) Pyramiden - A Russian Ghost Town in the Arctic - Travelogue
  • It seems a common thing currently to find ghost towns in Russia, especially the northern portion. This one in particular, with its distinctive geological feature of the pyramidal mountain(s), is evocative, made even more so by the description of objects left behind and the gruesome discovery of the cats which is then subverted by the metal sunflower. Replace the acknowledged, mundane exodus with something more intriguing and have at it.
  • Tags: abandoned, discovery, ghost town, graves, location, monument, mystery, Russia.

  • 2) Augmented Reality Camera Game Coming to DSi
    • There is a lot of story fodder for plots and settings. The options available for games are even greater in this market, which is likely to see explosive growth. This use of computers adding items to a scene is seen in football or hockey games on TV; a demarcation line is there one moment and not the next. This game inserts ghost images into the scene taken in by the game system's camera. What effects will changes in our perception of reality stemming from things like this bring.
  • Tags: alternate reality game, augmented reality, ghosts, haunted, inspiration, reality.

  • 1) Vampire Moth Discovered
    • It doesn't get better than this for creeping (or in this case flying) mass nature versus man horror. The idea of this blood sucking behaviour coming about through previous members of the species or other species drinking tears feels like it hearkens back to old tales from Russian mythology. The pen and paper role-playing game Rifts® by Palladium Books® details in its Mystic Russia sourcebook (pg 81) a Hidden Witch (a.k.a. Gypsy Witch) archetype that unwittingly release his or her rage during sleep in several physical forms including a large grey moth.
  • Tags: discovery, gypsy, legend, lore, Russia, science, vampire.

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