abnormalities in the vanilla world · crime and punishment · death - the new live · macabre creativity · unexplained

Spiteful Spirits and Sacrificial Souls Suffer in Sinister Silence and Sincere Sorrow

We’ve heard many urban legends about murder victims and people who die quite by accident, yet remain tied to the place where they have met their untimely demise. Personally, I believe that’s a bunch of nonsense, but it is fun to entertain the possibility of ghosts, particularly those on a mission of vengeance. Ghost stories… Continue reading Spiteful Spirits and Sacrificial Souls Suffer in Sinister Silence and Sincere Sorrow

abnormalities in the vanilla world · crime and punishment

Chief Code Breaker in WWII Rewarded with Criminal Persecution

Alan Turing is a tragic and triumphant figure in World Word II history. He was a  mathematician, code breaker, computer pioneer, artificial intelligence theoretician, and now serves as a gay/cultural icon. Turing’s genius assisted Winston Churchill et al to intercept Nazi codes and thwart Hitler’s military efforts during the U-boat war. It was a crucial contribution. The convoys set… Continue reading Chief Code Breaker in WWII Rewarded with Criminal Persecution

abnormalities in the vanilla world · crime and punishment · death - the new live · forensics · Mother Nature gets Her freak on · Uncategorized · unexplained

Damnable, Devastating, Distressing Decapitation

Decapitation.  First thing that comes to mind?  Do you think of the Headless Horseman?  Marie Antoinette and the infamous guillotine?  The Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland bellowing, “Off with her head!” Anne Boylen and King Henry’s hunger for a son? I got onto a decapitation kick after my Marie Antoinette and the brioche blog. Naturally, anything… Continue reading Damnable, Devastating, Distressing Decapitation

Mother Nature gets Her freak on · mystic · Uncategorized

Mushrooms, Myths, Mandrake Yielded Madcap Medieval Medicines

Okay. We know perfectly well that people who lived eons ago weren’t too up on science and technology in the world around them. However, I have to give them the thumbs up for their use of natural herbs, fungi and other plant life in spiritual worship, beautification and other sorts of rituals. Some of these… Continue reading Mushrooms, Myths, Mandrake Yielded Madcap Medieval Medicines