Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Winchester House of Mystery

Ah yes, the familiar musty smell of album covers. We leave such fond memories of the past to once again peer into the dreamscape I am weaving from the threads of feverish night terrors: Insomnia.

First of all, take a gander at that. That's the Winchester Mystery House, it's a well-known California mansion that was under construction continuously for 38 years, and is reported to be haunted. It once was the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun magnate William Wirt Winchester, but is now a tourist attraction. Under Winchester's day-to-day guidance, its "from-the-ground-up" construction proceeded around the clock, without interruption, from 1884 until her death on September 5, 1922, at which time work immediately ceased.

It is well known for it's bizarre architecture, such as staircases that lead to the ceiling, rooms built without doors, doors that lead outside from the second story, twisted hallways that don't go anywhere and secret compartments.

A building constructed to be as bizarre and confusing as possible that features heavily in hallways and secret compartments? That's a ridiculous idea!

The cubes don't care about the three-dimensional tourists that get lost in the house. They'll destroy everything they touch with their superior hyperangles.

A quite evening on the veranda, the typical smells of summertime blow westward from the valley.

Again, twisty hallways. You should have seen this coming.

Another train; derailed and headed for the wild blue yonder of the Paranoia Zone. Where will it go? What will it's passengers find in that starry abyss below?

The pressure's really on to finish this now, especially now that Duke Nukem Forever is actually coming out! But not only that, so is Portal 2. Will Insomnia fall to the wayside when these bigger titles finally ship? I hope not, Insomnia will be free after all, that's got to count for something.


mom said...

ohh impressive and creepy all at the same time. I likey

Jackie said...

Do want.

Anonymous said...

im doing a projeckt on winchester

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