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The Penultimate Entry...
By Me

Only a brief skimming of the subject in all, if only because, like magicians, you can easily fill a book with the different types and influences...

I may go back and attempt a Complete History of Magic at some point, which'll be divided up into smaller, more detailed chunks, but that's a plan for another day.

Date: 2013-07-03 09:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The Vampyre was a short story, not a novel. Which was probably a good thing.

Date: 2013-07-03 09:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] skjam
Afraid I don't get the Scotsmen joke. Am planning to finish reading Varney at some point.

Date: 2013-07-03 10:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bizarrohulk
In Romanian folklore, one of the signs that a man would come back as a vampire was having red hair. Who would have guessed that Cartman was Romanian?

Date: 2013-07-03 11:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Really? Okay then, but that's not actually mentioned anywhere in the actual text*, so the joke falls sort of flat.

* Or if it is, I missed it

Date: 2013-07-08 10:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] full_metal_ox
In a number of predominantly dark-eyed cultures, blue eyes are also an increased risk factor. (Interestingly, anime vampires tend toward blondness-to-albinism, and--far from being repelled by Christian crosses--often wear them: crosses and Western vampires go together as artifacts of the Inscrutable Mystic West.)

Date: 2013-07-04 06:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Carmilla turned into a catgirl? :)

Date: 2013-07-08 10:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] full_metal_ox
Right here in Chapter Six, as recounted by her victim Laura:

I cannot call it a nightmare, for I was quite conscious of being asleep. But I was equally conscious of being in my room, and lying in bed, precisely as I actually was. I saw, or fancied I saw, the room and its furniture just as I had seen it last, except that it was very dark, and I saw something moving round the foot of the bed, which at first I could not accurately distinguish. But I soon saw that it was a sooty-black animal that resembled a monstrous cat. It appeared to me about four or five feet long for it measured fully the length of the hearthrug as it passed over it; and it continued to-ing and fro-ing with the lithe, sinister restlessness of a beast in a cage. I could not cry out, although as you may suppose, I was terrified. Its pace was growing faster, and the room rapidly darker and darker, and at length so dark that I could no longer see anything of it but its eyes. I felt it spring lightly on the bed. The two broad eyes approached my face, and suddenly I felt a stinging pain as if two large needles darted, an inch or two apart, deep into my breast. I waked with a scream. The room was lighted by the candle that burnt there all through the night, and I saw a female figure standing at the foot of the bed, a little at the right side. It was in a dark loose dress, and its hair was down and covered its shoulders. A block of stone could not have been more still. There was not the slightest stir of respiration. As I stared at it, the figure appeared to have changed its place, and was now nearer the door; then, close to it, the door opened, and it passed out.

Date: 2013-07-09 09:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Yes, that's catgirl vampire! :D


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