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Parasha: Dracula, November 23rd reading

Gee, it feels like I just did this yesterday for some reason. :3


How very kind of them to finally decide that Mina should know everything. Y'know, now that she's being snacked on by a vampire, and all.

I really really hope it would be a bit harder even in that day and age to, y'know, sell off a house's belongings and knock one down. Although given the prevalence and ease of yard sales, maybe not for the former. And I wonder what kind of assurances are needed, come to think of it, for a locksmith to open up a house? It wouldn't seem a very practical housebreaking method in this day and age at least, since neighbors would know if someone didn't belong even if the homeowners were away, and it'd take too long and draw too much notice.

"His head is what you call in plane with the horizon." Well I guess that's one way of saying he's got a level head... and forced foreign-ness, much? Eesh, like anyone would actually say that, if they're not taking the piss...

So by the bit where Jonathan says that if Mina has to be a vampire, she won't "go into that unknown and terrible land alone," I'm assuming (from what he says after) that he means he'll let her turn him into a vampire too? That... I was not expecting! Vampire Jonathan, now there's a thought...Here's where I might say "cue lawyer jokes," but I know too many lawyers. ;)

Oh noes! They're splitting up! Haven't they ever seen any horror movies? Well, I guess not. ;)

And ooooo, the first confrontation with the Count! And of course that can't be the end of it... too quick and easy. ;) (And did no one bring a stake? Yeesh, haven't they seen an... nevermind.)

Yay for Mina's bright ideas! Someone has a brain!

"they say much of blood and bloom"... hehheh. I can just imagine.

And now Mina's going to be kept out of their council again, but at least now it's for a better reason, and one which I'll admit I wondered if it'd come up!

And yay, Mina goes with them, and they're not going to argue it! They may have learned a lesson!

Anyhow, back to Transylvania, and I guess that should be expected - things indeed go full circle. Should be an interesting end!

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vizsludraugas
Nov. 25th, 2011 11:06 am (UTC)
It didn't go as far as the story in Dracula, but people have had their possessions given away by thieves/pranksters via Internet auction in the not too distant past.

When I've used locksmiths before, they've asked for ID, basically-and I don't think that is too hard to fake. I think they look for more signs you own the place than that (pictures of you and family in the house, for instance), but there are ways to manipulate that. Plop a foreclosure sign in front of the house, pretend to be a real estate agent, come in, tell the curious that the people living there have defaulted and owe a lot of money...there are other possibilities. Telephones are the biggest impediment to this kind of scheme, but if someone is vacationing out in the boonies and away from phones, it might work.
khedron
Dec. 1st, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
I remembered the same story -- at least, I hope it's the same story, otherwise it's happened twice! So, yeah. Freaky, huh?

Completely off topic: is "Wilhemina" pronounced "Willamina"?
vizsludraugas
Dec. 1st, 2011 11:28 am (UTC)
I think it has happened a few times.
khedron
Dec. 1st, 2011 05:17 am (UTC)
So by the bit where Jonathan says that if Mina has to be a vampire, she won't "go into that unknown and terrible land alone," I'm assuming (from what he says after) that he means he'll let her turn him into a vampire too? That... I was not expecting! Vampire Jonathan, now there's a thought...Here's where I might say "cue lawyer jokes," but I know too many lawyers. ;)

Ah, for love! Fortunately, neither Mina nor the rest would let him go through with that.
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