About

Ernest Valdemar is a fictional character. He is the central character (but not the protagonist) in Edgar Allan Poe’s short story and journalistic hoax “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar.” I have used the Valdemar character as an avatar/pseudonym on the Internet for over ten years.

NOTE: The banner image is a cropped version of the amazing Harry Clarke’s Arts and Crafts/Expressionist illustration of Poe’s original story. It is often mistakenly attributed to Aubrey Beardsley. If you’re not a huge fan of Poe in all media, you may not know what Clarke can do. You can view the uncropped image here. And then you should check out Harry Clarke.

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  1. Adding, if I should manage to piss you off thoroughly enough, there are ways to correlate “M Valdemar,” “M. Valdemar,” “ErnestValdemar,” “Ernest Valdemar,” my real-world initials, my full real-world name, and both my home and work email addresses. Once you figure that out, it’s a hop, skip, and a jump to my White Pages and census information. Have at it, trolls. It’s a pseudonym, not an anonym. There are no mysteries, there are only greater and lesser puzzles to figure out.

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