17/9/2015

I’ve been thinking a lot about vampires this week. This is because I recently found a comic book series written by one of my all time favourite directors, Guillermo del Toro. It’s called The Strain960, and it’s a collaborative writing project by del Toro and Chuck Hogan.

It has made this week an interesting time. Especially because I also discovered that The Strain is now a TV series! In the comic (no spoilers) the vampires are created by a parasitic worm and that made me think that what makes parasties so sinister and compelling, is the premium we place on our free will, our independence. Therefore, the prospect of losing those qualities to forces unseen informs many of our deepest fears. And therein lies what scares us most about vampires. The parasite that drains us of freewill and independence. Revolting, but compelling viewing. So, my first post this week is a link to the comic, there’s a free first issue…….

1.The Strain.

strainvol1

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3236166/read-guillermo-del-toros-the-strain-1-for-free-from-dark-horse/

2.  Not sure what subject this would apply to…….it’s real time world map of major alerts.

Alertmap

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php

3. Kinda cool for Geography, or creative writing, this site just dumps you randomly somewhere in the world, using google street view. Yeap, this was fun, unless you’re dropped somewhere like the outback in Australia! Good luck finding anything other than asphalt and sand for 500 kilometres!

earth

http://randomstreetview.com/

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