2015年12月15日 星期二

feed off, vampire-slaying, grave, furry, cave-in, corpse, paraphernalia, mustaches, sloganeering, Subtext or undertone

: Vampire in the Forest, 1924-25. Oil on canvas, 200 x 138 cm. ‪#‎WorkOfTheWeek‬ ‪#‎edvardmunch‬ ‪#‎themunchmuseum‬

“A great numb feeling washes over me as I let go of the past and look forward to the future. Pretend to be a vampire. I don't really need to pretend, because it's who I am, an emotional vampire. I've just come to expect it. Vampires are real. That I was born this way. That I feed off of other people's real emotions. Search for this night's prey. Who will it be?”

# Seaside city covered in corpses写真付き記事(03/15)2011

Bret Easton Ellis, The Rules of Attraction

SLIDE SHOW | An Imp's Detours on the Road to Enlightenment
"Monkey: Journey to the West" turns an Asian fable of a furry enlightenment-seeker into a spectacle combining animation, martial arts and acrobatics.

subtext, stall (DELAY)

Subtext or undertone is content of a book, play, musical work, film, video game, or television series which is not announced explicitly by the characters (or author) but is implicit or becomes something understood by the observer of the work as the production unfolds. Subtext can also refer to the thoughts and motives of the characters which are only covered in an aside. Subtext can also be used to imply controversial subjects without specifically alienating people from the fiction, often through use of metaphor.

Italian dig unearths medieval "vampire-woman" 

Italian researchers believe they have found the remains of a female "vampire" in Venice, buried in a mass grave with a brick jammed in her mouth to prevent her feeding on other corpses. The grave on a small island in the Venice lagoon contains victims of a plague which swept the city in the 16th century. Anthropologists from the University of Florence said the unusual burial is thought to be the result of an ancient vampire-slaying ritual. They said the discovery supported the medieval belief that vampires were behind the spread of plagues like the Black Death.

Second corpse found amid Cologne archive debris

More than a week after the collapse of a city archive in the western German city of Cologne, German state media have reported that the second body found has been identified as a 24-year-old student who was believed to be in an adjacent building, which also partially caved in. Initial investigations suggest the building collapsed due to tunnelling work for a new underground transport line. The archive building contained a large number of manuscripts relating to Europe's medieval heritage as well as works of great authors and composers.

Death toll in China subway cave-in rises to 7
The Associated Press
BEIJING (AP) — The death toll from the cave-in of a subway tunnel under construction in eastern China rose to seven Monday, while new cracks near the site ...中国施工问题有增无减

paraphernalia, mustaches, sloganeering

Vampire Hitler banned from Taiwanese 7-Elevens
A curious story comes out of Taiwan today — paraphernalia depicting miniature Nosferatus with Hitler mustaches have been banned from the 4400 7-Eleven convenience stores on the island. The use of Hitler for advertising and sloganeering is not an ...


  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[pæ`rəfərnéiljə]

1 設備;備品;道具一式;((俗))麻薬売買[吸引]に必要な道具
camping paraphernalia
2 ((ふつう複数扱い))手回り[所持]品;((単数扱い))((古))《法律》妻の私物.
3 ((略式))煩雑な手続き.


━━ n. (人間の)死体.

  • 1. 〔人間の〕死体{したい}、死骸{しがい}
    ・Everywhere, the stench of decomposing corpses was overpowering. あたり一面に漂う死体の腐臭は耐え難いものだった。
  • 2. 生気{せいき}のないもの、役に立たないもの

  1. A reanimated corpse that is believed to rise from the grave at night to suck the blood of sleeping people.
  2. A person, such as an extortionist, who preys upon others.
  3. A vampire bat.
[French, from German Vampir, of Slavic origin.]

  1. A reanimated corpse that is believed to rise from the grave at night to suck the blood of sleeping people.
  2. A person, such as an extortionist, who preys upon others.
  3. A vampire bat.
[French, from German Vampir, of Slavic origin.]
vampiric vam·pir'ic (văm-pĭr'ĭk) or vam·pir'i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) or vam'pir'ish (-ĭshadj.


    1. A collapse, as of a tunnel or structure.
    2. A place where a cave-in has occurred.
  1. An act or instance of ceasing opposition or resistance: The vote was seen as a cave-in to the demands of the administration.

Definition of furry

adjective (furrierfurriest)

  • covered with fur:furry creatures in fields
  •  having a soft surface like fur:a layer of furry soot




[名]1 墓, 墳墓;墓穴;塚;墓石;((比喩))死地, 「墓場」. ⇒TOMB in one's grave死んで work oneself into an early grave働きすぎて早...
[形](1-3でgrav・er, grav・est)1 〈人・性格・顔つき・声などが〉厳粛な, 荘重な;まじめな, 本気の, 深刻な;落ち着いた grave musicおごそかな音楽.2 〈責任...
[動](〜d, grav・en 〔réivn〕 or 〜d)(他)((文))1 …を彫る, 刻む, 彫刻する grave an inscription upon marble [=grave...


Which came first, the vampire or the vampire bat? If you get bitten on the neck tonight, on Halloween, a vampire is most likely to blame. The legends of immortal blood-sucking humans have been around for centuries. The earliest reference to the word vampire, meaning "blood-monster," is from the Hungarian Magyar language, long before vampire bats were discovered by Spanish explorers in South America in the 1500s. Bram Stoker, the author of the most famous vampire novel, Dracula, was so fascinated upon hearing about these furry creatures that he incorporated them into his story, allowing Dracula to transform into a bat at will. But, do not fear. Unlike vampire humans, vampire bats do not kill their victims or transform them into immortal monsters; in fact they might even save them. The numbing, anti-coagulating toxin that the bats inject into their prey has been proven to help blood flow in stroke victims.

"I have never met a vampire personally, but I don't know what might happen tomorrow." Bela Lugosi

feed off something if animals feed off something, they eat it

feed off


feed on

feed off something to use something in order to continue to exist or become stronger
Both sides in the conflict feed off old suspicions.