F8 Comes Knocking at My Door: Dexter ARG Hits Close to Home
This morning, a knock on my door woke me up. A package greeted me on my doorstep, addressed to ARGNet (care of Celina Beach). Inside was a tiny, elegant package and a postcard with the picture of a grisly kill room and a bloody infinity sign. This was familiar.
This was F8.
We’ve reported on The Infinity Killer, the nefarious serial killer at the heart of the Dexter alternate reality game, a few times over the past few months. In fact, the image sent to ARGNet bears a striking resemblance to the kill room set up at San Diego’s Comic-Con that launched the alternate reality game. And this package had F8′s name written all over it (figuratively, of course). It’s safe to say we’ve taken an interest in him. And it seems as though he’s taken an interest in ARGNet staffer Celina Beach as well, as the back of the postcard reads:
I’ve been following you for a while. And it seems you’re onto me as well. I have to say, I’m quite flattered. I’m thinking you might be interested in picking my brain (assuming my heart whets your appetite). You + 8 other bloggers I admire have received packages like the one you just opened. I am going to grant an exclusive interview to the first of you to write a story about me + the present. I can assure you, my friends are just dying to see it.
I am always thinking of you
I would imagine that Dee Pratt, administrator of the crowdsourced hunt for F8 at the Serial Huntress website, would be interested in this news. She received her own profession of confectionery curiosity from F8 a few days ago, in the form of a cake frosted with a cipher.
I haven’t had the “heart” to break open F8′s twisted offering, yet to see if something other than chocolate beats inside . . .