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sherkahn ([personal profile] sherkahn) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-06-07 01:35 pm

Dracula - In the Company of Monsters #10

Since issue #6, the main character in the story has been trying to survive the lethal posturing of a resurrected Dracula and the corporate raider uncle of his that has also become a vampire lord (and members of the corporation and family into his minions. As the end game approaches, the key to solving Dracula's power source (the bargain that turned mortal into undead) the key to defeating all of the undead that are after our mage.

We now find out WHAT that infernal bargain was.

Not a big or overwhelming reveal, but taken into context it does raise the stakes just a little for this universe. Enough to keep me interested.

[personal profile] keeva 2011-06-07 09:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm guessing that Revelation is Kurt's favorite book of the bible.
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[personal profile] nezchan 2011-06-08 04:32 am (UTC)(link)
Revelation is every horror writer's favourite book of the bible.
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[personal profile] blackruzsa 2011-06-09 11:58 am (UTC)(link)
Really? I remember another horror writer riding the Genesis death horse.
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[personal profile] espanolbot 2011-06-07 10:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Still, better than him turning out to be Judas, I guess.
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[personal profile] greenmask 2011-06-07 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I think I am onboard for the trade.
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[personal profile] lucky_gamble 2011-06-08 03:41 am (UTC)(link)
What would Buffy do? hmmm

Also fairly interesting. Def something new to me.
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[personal profile] sethgray 2011-06-08 06:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Buffy would stake that bitch and go have pizza. Five minutes, ten--tops.
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[personal profile] cainofdreaming 2011-06-10 08:02 pm (UTC)(link)
The suit that was built as a deterrent for him had several. Stakes, that is. Along with holy water, crucifixes, garlic, C4... it barely slowed him. She'd need a bigger stick.
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[personal profile] sethgray 2011-06-08 06:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Because the bible has all the answers, ammirite??

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[personal profile] valismedsen 2011-06-09 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
Well, Dracula *is* a Christian vampire legend...
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[personal profile] valismedsen 2011-06-09 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
Or, rather, the vampire legend which Vlad Tepes is associated with by Stoker is Christian...
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[personal profile] arbre_rieur 2011-06-09 06:25 am (UTC)(link)
Er, in the realm of fantasy fiction, the Bible being true is actually a lot *less* common than the works of other religions/mythologies being true.
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[personal profile] sethgray 2011-06-11 12:52 am (UTC)(link)
Doesn't make it any less *dumb*.
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[personal profile] arbre_rieur 2011-06-11 06:07 am (UTC)(link)
Paradise Lost and Dante's Inferno: Dumb.

But seriously, how is it any less worthy of being used as storytelling fodder than any other rich mythology?
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[personal profile] sethgray 2011-06-11 11:03 pm (UTC)(link)
When I read Paradise Lost I thought it was dumb. Dante's Inferno I actually like quite a lot, in the way it starts as a love story and evolves from there. Alighieri blended Christian dogma and Greek myths with a deftness I've never seen repeated.

Honestly, it isn't, and if the bible were treated the same as any other mythology it might make my fuckin' life, believe you me. I really can't say why this scene rubs me such the wrong way. Maybe it's the "good ole King James" comment. I dunno, just something about this is so...smarmy to me.

[personal profile] dreams_of_all 2011-06-12 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
I kind of thought that there were implications that the Bible was certainly not the first place he looked? As in, it usually doesn't have the answer, that sort of thing.

And Paradise Lost was certainly problematic (oh, Milton) but I'm not sure dumb's the word I'd use, even though I didn't particularly enjoy it, for a number of reasons, starting with ewwww, skeevy woman-issues.