Tag Archives: Alexis

April 24

The Story Behind Bram Stoker’s Dracula

The Story Behind Bram Stoker’s Dracula By: Alexis Fabricius During my undergrad, I took a course on Gothic Literature that was taught by a professor who was obsessed with vampires; in fact, he was one of only three people in Canada to have received his doctorate in “vampirology”. Throughout the course he gave us more […]

March 14

The Story of Gilles de Rais in Non-Academic-Speak

The Story of Gilles de Rais in Non-Academic-Speak By: Alexis Fabricius So, I’m a nerd. This is a long-established and well-known fact. So are you; that’s why you’re reading this blog. Now that we’re best friends, it’s time to get to the nitty gritty – what kind of nerd am I? Good question. I’m a […]

January 17

Backyard Axe Throwing League

Backyard Axe Throwing League (BATL) By: Alexis Fabricius The first things I noticed were the sounds; they are distinctive, specific and curious. You can hear the din well before you walk into the spacious, high ceilinged space: the hazy sound of booming voices cheering, the clanging of beer cans, the metallic ring of steel-on-steel, the deafening […]

October 12

Nerd of the Week

Meet Alexis, a Heavy Metal Nerd Interview by Terra Olsen What are you nerdy for? More things than I can probably name in a short period of time. Everything from Medieval Studies to Latin to my axe throwing league to my avid interest and love of astronomy. However, I’m EXTRA nerdy about all things heavy […]