- Sep 18, 2006
Uhrm...that was no dream...more a flashback...
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Thanks. I've been wanting to backtrack for a while and set up this bit that I hinted at in the earlier section. I believe we'll revisit it again. As it's a dream, one cannot take it all as fact. You are right to be suspect.Wow! Simply wow! Without a doubt that was fine work with Abraham, his dash through the woods to get away from his followers, the vampires. And then only to wake up to a dream. Hmm, I'm suspect to this dream.
Heh. Perhaps some premonition...or rememberence.Premonition be it?
Or too much alcohol?
Agreed that there are levels of differences in nightmares. My advice - don't do too much vampire research, especially the up close and personal kind.I must admit, sometimes I have scary dreams like forgetting my locker combination, but I couldn't even imagine have as bad of dreams as Abe
You know, that is a great question. Bodily functions like the liver, intestines, etc. have shut down on a vampire, I would think. But they do still have certain blood functions going on that are feeding the brain. They are intelligent. So, I'd think the answer to that is yes. I cannot imagine what one would look like, though. Perhaps I'll have to work on that and come up with something.I wouldn't mind having that dream. If I were the vampire, that is. Got me wondering though, do vampires dream?
Yup. Recall I mentioned earlier that Huard had seen one. It's time we started to learn more about that as this second episode begins.Uhrm...that was no dream...more a flashback...
Ahh, Temple. Trust that I have not forgotten him. It'll take a few posts to catch back up but it's coming.Agreed, that sounded like something that had happened... something is going on here, and it don't look good for Abe, or for that matter Temple. Great to have you back again Coz!
It is so good to see you back and posting again, GW. I've missed your color. Indeed, Huard's travels and reading at this time have already begun to frighten him. And notice the date stamp at the top of the post...this was two years before he ever went looking for Temple, much less traveled to America (and ran into some further troubles. )coz1: ...The man did not shake it nor look at Abraham. He simply nodded his head and stared straight forward.
that was the tip off that something bad was to come ! !
coz1: ...He… …woke up.
coz1: ...“Is it the dream again?” She quietly asked. .. That did Abraham Huard little good as it was the black night that frightened him so much.
and, rightly so ! !
most excellent update ! !
Thank you, sir. If you are confused then perhaps another read thru might help. However, I'm not one to make it too easy. I hate things being spelled out and would rather leave the reader guessing. It also allows me to backtrack if I need to and alter certain subplots should the need arive. I do hope it makes sense, though.I guess I need to reread the whole thing, because that last update has me even more confused than I already was
Good to see a fresh update though
The next update should be tonight (or tomorrow.) I am planning a double scene, one of which is finished but the other proving some trouble. I ended up with Laurel and Hardy on the first draft which is not quite the direction I want to go at this point. I'm shooting for tonight though, so keep your eyes open for it.That was either a scary nightmare, or an even scarier flashback… And I am afraid it was a flashback. Pore man that really must have been a bad experience…
Having said that excellent writing coz, and it is great to see an update. I hope we won’t have to wait too long for the next update
Indeed it does, sir. Indeed it does.Ah! Otto is biten! Well, that sets up fun posibilities!
What...you don't think I can write pulp fiction? No, I guess it's not my usual style. But I'd say at least the Finch sections here are close to pulp...maybe not good pulp, but pulpy...pulpish...pulp-like...something like that. To be honest, I have not quite decided on the ultimate fate of poor Otto. It really all depends on who bit him, doesn't it? That's all the hint I'll give.Nazi wampire! Avesöme!
Probably not, though. I expect Otto to remain very much dead. Nazi vampires would steer the story a little too much into pulp fiction territory, methinks.
Sam continues to meddle with forces he doesn't understand (should that be 'meddle' or 'blunder through'?). Ms. Sullivan's total composure and that lulling breathing of hers make me wonder if there is perhaps a lot more to hear than meets Sam's eye. Regardless: if she's merely a extremely self-controlled human, she is miles out of Sam's league. And if she is more than meets the eye (i.e. a more literal vamp), then the distance she's out of Sam's league could be measured in lightyears.
Interesting earlier update with Huard in London (I have to say, that moody picture of a nocturnal forest doesn't quite fit with my image of the crowded, hustling metropolis that is London - but it fits the mood). What happened to Huard once that vampire closed in on him? Was he bitten, or did something or someone save him from that fate? And if he was bitten, then how did he live through that unscathed (physically at least)?
A last observation is that Huard was in the pub to meet someone. And he was meeting someone very late in the evening. I suspect it is related to the vampires, so even this early, two years before his fateful meeting in New York, Huard's investigations into vampiredom were not entirely new. Makes me wonder: how much further does Huard's involvement in this topic go back? What set him on this path originally?
Great updates and great to see you write again, coz1.
But they are such good villains. Perhaps it's overkill, what with the vampires and all, but I just had to do it.Vampires hünting nazis?
Cruel and unfair!
They have done nothing bad, yet!
Recall he and Jasper saw Oscar...basically a Renfield like substitute. They left in a hurry and were going to call the police. There was a strange visitor hinted at by the end of the scene, however. So the question is, what will the police find once they arrive?Great update! It seems that Otto died a rather unexpected death. Though for the life of my I can't figure out what happened to Sam when he went in. I thought he talked to the vampire, but I don't remember what was said. Ah time...it is a killer to the memory.
Those would be excellent points were this RL, but recall it is a game. Some history may have changed. I just haven't given out all the details on that yet. I decided to go ahead with the familiar Nazi framework, but consider a possible alternative to Prussian Germany. The hint is in the update.Not sure Otto's a Nazi, really...
1) from the description, he seems to have been working with Muller for a long time.
2) the "higher ups" are in Vienna
3) Anschluss (let's assume a more or less historical timeline) would be early '38... Hardly enough time to "nazify" everyone.
And this does cast an interesting (possible) new light on earlier episodes (I did re"read" some, to see where the "Nazi" bit came from: that was Finch) ... Maybe they're actually after the eye to *thwart* Hitler, after he brutally annexed their home country (far fetched, maybe? )
Oh, Finch will find plenty of danger before it's over. Still really setting the pieces in some ways so all the characters need more brush strokes. One piece at a time - that's what I keep telling myself.Well lets hope there is no odd twist on Castle Wolfenstein, that could get too dangerous for Finch. I reck'son Otto is dead, and I also think Miss Sulivan knows more than she'll let onto, and that is putting Finch in deep water.