Videos

2019-11-08: Also, Dracula Live has now concluded. Here’s the complete table of contents. I might do a …

2019-11-08: Chapter 6, “The Proud Blood of the Wallachian,” is out now. 🗣Father Abraham overhears some gossip. …

2019-11-08: Suzerainty: a position of control by a sovereign or state over another state that is internally …

2019-11-05: Dracula Live ends tomorrow. Well, most of the action is happening just about right now, but Mina and …

2019-11-02: I made a little teaser and a webpage for my novella, Flowers of Transylvania. It’s only $2.99 …

2019-10-29: iOS 13.2-related emoji follow-up: the 🧄garlic is new, 🧛🏻gender-neutral vampire was already in (news …

2019-10-28: iOS 13.2 includes an important new emoji to protect yourself from digital vampires: 🧄.

2019-10-28: Count Dracula & Vlad the Impaler Q: Is Count Dracula based on Vlad the Impaler? A: In name only. Bram Stoker, writing in the 1890s, …

2019-10-25: To promote the new animated Addams Family movie, MGM has uploaded a number of full episodes of the …

2019-10-24: And (un)naturally, Lord Vampyre and his bride ¹ glow in the dark. She doesn’t have a name, just …

2019-10-24: No Vampyre Castle is complete without a zombie chauffeur-driven hearse.

2019-10-24: Looking for a short vampire book to read before Halloween? Flowers of Transylvania is only $2.99. In …

2019-10-23: Wallachia v1.1.1 A very minor update, 1.1.1, has been approved and will be coming to you shortly. It fixes a bug that …

2019-10-22: Chapter 5, “How to Borrow a Book,” is now available. Alt title: “The Gang Robs the Church.” Also, we …

2019-10-20: The Vampyre and Carmilla Both The Vampyre and Carmilla are in the public domain. You can download ebooks of them for free …

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2019-10-18: Van Helsing and friends are waiting in Varna. The count is retreating to Transylvania aboard the …

2019-10-15: Gay Characters and Homophobia in Wallachia My wording in the video, that I “realized” Ion and Kwasi were gay, is intentional. The …

2019-10-14: A number of the Addams Family strips feature bats and coffins, but this one, from The Charles Addams …

2019-10-14: Book keeping: Most of the events in Dracula Live from here on out move to the Eastern European Time …

2019-10-10: Research question: would coffee have been consumed in 1816 Wallachia? Wikipedia says it got to …

2019-10-08: Out today: Tomb of Dracula: The Complete Collection vol. 3 by Marv Wolfman et al. (Also a new volume …

2019-10-03: This morning’s Dracula Live posts are long, I know, but also have a ton of good action in …

2019-09-30: This evening’s Dracula Live entry is a big one. Van Helsing enumerates a number of the count’s …

2019-09-30: From Cinemassacre: Which film adaptation of Dracula is the most faithful to the book?

2019-09-25: Chatted with Apple support today. TV OS’s new multi-user system requires you to either A) add …

2019-09-24: I made a little video about my favorite set of Heroes of the Storm skins, the “Hallow’s …

2019-09-23: Setting up next week’s Dracula Live posts, I see a few cracks in the epistolary format. The …

2019-09-19: Wallachia v1.1.0 is out now if you have iOS 13. It adds dark mode and fixes a bug where audiobooks …

2019-09-18: “Buffy vs Dracula” vs Dracula This week, the wonderful podcast @BufferingCast covered “Buffy vs. Dracula,” the season …

2019-09-14: Development Log: Dark Mode Website I spent a little time tonight adding some dark mode colors to the website. I did it the slightly …

2019-09-13: Lastly for now, the unoffiicial subtitle of this chapter might as well be, “I read Emily …

2019-09-13: This is the first chapter I’ve published post-launch, so that’s invigorating. It took me a while to …

2019-09-13: Wallachia chapter three, “Rumors, Lamentations, and Werewolves” is out now. You can …

2019-09-12: If all goes well, chapter three of Wallachia will be out tomorrow. It’s called “Rumors, …

2019-09-07: Today in 1893 we have Van Helsing recommending a blood transfusion to help Lucy. The transfusion was …

2019-09-05: When I read all of Dracula and broke it up by dates and times, I was looking forward to the period …

2019-09-05: Dark Mode development wasn’t too hard. I switched to the system semantic colors and put a 90% …

2019-09-02: Development Log: Fleurons Very early on in the design process for Wallachia I decided that I’d be writing the book using a …

2019-09-02: Today over at Dracula Live, we get both our first reference to Van Helsing followed closely by a …

2019-08-29: Wallachia Launch Follow-Through Reading Brent Simmons’s piece about following-through on the launch of the excellent NetNewsWire, I …

2019-08-26: Flowers of Transylvania, the prelude I wrote to Wallachia, is now available on Kindle and Apple …

2019-08-23: Here’s a longer trailer, featuring me! 📚

2019-08-22: Development Log: Wallachia's App Icon I’m not much of a visual designer. I know the basics and think I have an adequate aesthetic …

2019-08-21: Here’s the press kit for Wallachia. I’ll say yes to essentially any podcast or interview …

2019-08-20: Here is the excellent cover that Samantha Lane Fiddy painted for Wallachia. 📚🎨

2019-08-20: Never fear, this account will continue to republish Dracula live, from 1893. If you’ve been …

2019-08-20: Teaser for Wallachia Here’s the teaser trailer for Wallachia, my new serial vampire book.

2019-08-19: Forgetting Sarah Marshall featured a silly but earnest puppetry performance of a Dracula-themed rock …

2019-08-12: Note: today’s letter from Sister Agatha was written 12 August. It’ll take a week for the …

2019-08-02: Happy August! Today, in 1893, sailers aboard the Demeter are falling one-by-one to their unseen …

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2019-07-30: My copy of Dracula Starring Mickey Mouse just arrived!

2019-07-27: I’ve updated the Table of Contents for Dracula Live. I have to do it manually but I’ve …

2019-07-20: Jason Kottke’s Live TV Coverage of the Apollo 11 Landing and Moon Walk using CBS’s footage just went …

2019-07-18: From today’s Dracula Live entry, Backsheesh: n. (in parts of Asia) a small sum of money given as …

2019-07-16: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the 1992 film by Francis Ford Coppola, is on sale for $4.99 this week on …

2019-06-30: Today’s Dracula Live entry concludes chapter four. We’ve already read from chapter five; Mina and …

2019-05-27: I schedule Dracula Live posts two weeks ahead of time. Today there was only one to do! We have …

2019-05-19: If you’ve been sleeping on starting Dracula, we’re only up to chapter 4 in our live read-along. …

2019-05-16: The Castlevania Anniversary Collection is out now for Nintendo Switch. It has eight games and …

2019-05-10: Next entry will go up later tonight. There’s no date listed but the letter say it’s a Wednesday, and …

2019-05-09: Today we have our first post that comes out of order with respect to the original Dracula novel: a …

2019-05-08: Working out the Dracula Live chronology can be tricky even with dated entries! This morning, Harker …

2019-05-06: So what does it look like? I like the tall, jagged versions depicted in Vampire Hunter D, …

2019-05-06: Castle Dracula With Harker taking a day off today to rest after arriving at his destination, I’ll write a …

2019-05-05: Beware Saint George’s Eve Here’s a bit of history on the superstitions that feature into the …

2019-05-03: Maybe I should have worked out a cross-promotion with @vampireweekend. “Listen to the new record …

2019-05-02: My posts are currently at the top of both /r/dracula and /r/vampires! They’re not big subreddits, …

2019-05-01: Jonathan Harker’s train just left Munich for Vienna, then on to Transylvania.

2019-04-30: Announcing Dracula Live. I’ve taken the text of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, broken each …

2019-04-25: In one week: Dracula Live. 🧛🏻‍♂️🕗