Author Archives: dominique

Social Media Slang

Context: HO is an 18 year old college student who frequents instagram frequently and twitter infrequently. I, the interviewer am labeled as DJ. HO: “Horny on main” means, like, you’re openly talking about something a lot on your public instagram. DJ: Is it always on social media? HO: I think it’s only on social media. […]

Shadow Person Memorate

Context:  There is a message board, or “thread,” on the website Reddit, one of which is titled r/AskReddit, in which people post open ended questions for anyone in the Reddit community to answer. I, the interviewer, posted this question: What was a real life experience you had with a creature from a legend (ghosts, aliens, […]

The Bamboo Cutter

Context: The informant–HO– is a third generation Japanese American 18 year old woman born in California who attended a weekly Japanese language school from age 7 to age 9. The tale was told to her by her grandmother (born in Japan) in English. I, the interviewer, am labeled as DJ. Piece: HO: So once upon a […]

San Antonio Haunted Train Tracks

Context:  The informant–ZG– is an 18 year old male born and raised in San Antonio Texas. The train tracks to which the informant is referring are located near the San Juan Mission and have become a popular tourist destination for self proclaimed ghost hunters. Piece: A story that I heard growing up and I actually […]