Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
He was loved.

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The Black Guardian
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The Silver Surfer

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Subj: Re: The West Coast?
Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 at 01:07:09 pm EDT (Viewed 55 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The West Coast?
Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 at 07:33:27 pm EDT (Viewed 75 times)



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      Why? Because he's a supernatural hero and everything supernatural must be in the Big Easy? (Thank you, Anne Rice).



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    That reputation is much older than Anne Rice. They have played up the mystery and voodoo angle to tourists forever. They even give tours of cemeteries.



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    The city has a million ghost stories, and they love their local legends more than just about anywhere else in America.



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    Not to mention the stereotype of sin and vice.



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    Marvel eve had a supernatural character based in the area back in the 70s...The Zombie.


Indeed. Marie LaVeau? Loup garou? Rice didn't really start the vampire lore of New Orleans, either. She just used it to her advantage. We have vampires going back to the 1700s.

We have all kinds of urban myth legends in this city going back to the Native Americans that founded area long before Europeans. New Orleans was once the biggest port in the US, getting lore from all over the world. We even have one legend about a Middle Eastern djinn that killed an exiled Turk. We're not just Cajuns/French down here -- we have Africans, Germans, Italians, Vietnamese, Spanish, Greeks, East Europeans, and more that brought their cultural folklores with them.

Circa 1900, we had a Jason-style serial killer called The Axeman. Some supernatural element got attached to him too. Some think he was able to escape a locked room through a mouse-hole or something.

And swamp monsters! Oooeee. Our own chupacabra, even.

Not all supernatural either. We have stories of "black bottle men" mad scientists that would go around sticking random people (usually ex-slaves) with needles on which to experiment.




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