History Literature / DianaTregarde

19th Jul '15 12:09:19 AM Rabukurafuto
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: An in-universe example in ''Jinx High'': the spring dance at the high school starts off with a Maypole dance, and Diana recognizes the specific form of the dance as the Sex Magick variant instead of the "standard" fertility rite (which would be bad enough in the [[TheFundamentalist Bible Belt]]). [[note]]Yes, I know Maypole=fertility rite is questioned in RealLife, but within the novel it's established fact.[[/note]]
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: An in-universe example in ''Jinx High'': the spring dance at the high school starts off with a Maypole dance, and Diana recognizes the specific form of the dance as the Sex Magick variant instead of the "standard" fertility rite (which would be bad enough in the [[TheFundamentalist Bible Belt]]). [[note]]Yes, I know [[note]]The Maypole=fertility rite is questioned in RealLife, but within the novel it's established fact.[[/note]]
16th Apr '15 10:30:46 AM JoieDeCombat
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** Conventional undead vampires like Andre [=LeBrel=], who follow a lot (though by no means all) of the traditional folklore. In particular, they're vulnerable to sunlight and wood (thus the whole bit about stakes). ** {{Emotion Eater}}s like Master Jeffries, who can turn normal humans like Dave and his bandmates into more of his kind by an unclear process involving dubious red pills. Not everyone is capable of making the transition, however - Jack, the drummer, only gets a temporary high, and around eight other people die from whatever it is Jeffries gave them.
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** Conventional undead vampires like Andre [=LeBrel=], who follow a lot (though by no means all) of the traditional folklore. In particular, they're vulnerable to sunlight and wood (thus the whole bit about stakes). stakes) but not garlic, can cross running water with no difficulty (Andre suggests the superstition about this came from the tendency of vampires to be territorial and streams and rivers making excellent natural boundary markers), and do not sleep in coffins but do need to have a small amount of the dirt from their grave site with them when they rest (Andre keeps his safely stored inside a metal armband, ensuring that nobody will be able to separate him from it without taking off his hand). ** {{Emotion Eater}}s like Master Jeffries, who can turn normal humans like Dave and his bandmates into more of his kind by an unclear process involving dubious red pills. Not everyone is capable of making the transition, however - Jack, the drummer, only gets a temporary high, and around eight other people die from whatever it is Jeffries gave them. They start off feeding on positive emotions, but being fed the pain and terror of a human being's death alters their metabolism such that afterward they can only take sustenance from negative emotions.
27th Mar '15 9:26:41 AM JoieDeCombat
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** Subverted in that while Mark's a cop (outside his jurisdiction, but still a cop), it's not like anything will be going before a judge the group just wants to sabotage any spells the owner has prepared and drain off the owner's stored {{Mana}}. And the owner can't call the cops about the break-in either, without causing serious issues for [[spoiler:herself]].
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** Subverted Justified in that while Mark's a cop (outside his jurisdiction, but still a cop), it's not like anything will be going before a judge the group just wants to sabotage any spells the owner has prepared and drain off the owner's stored {{Mana}}. And the owner can't call the cops about the break-in either, without causing serious issues for [[spoiler:herself]].
27th Mar '15 9:17:14 AM Antigone3
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* NoWarrantNoProblem: In ''Jinx High'', when Diana, Larry, and Mark find [[spoiler:Fay Harper's]] ritual space, Mark picks the lock on both the gate across the road and the building itself. --> '''Mark:''' Boy, I'll tell you, it's amazing how careless people are, leaving their gates unlocked like that. ** Subverted in that while Mark's a cop (outside his jurisdiction, but still a cop), it's not like anything will be going before a judge the group just wants to sabotage any spells the owner has prepared and drain off the owner's stored {{Mana}}. And the owner can't call the cops about the break-in either, without causing serious issues for [[spoiler:herself]].
27th Mar '15 9:02:06 AM Antigone3
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* EatingOptional: Andre only gains nourishment from blood, but can drink and enjoy other liquids. The psivamps from ''Children of the Night" become this as well.
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* EatingOptional: Andre only gains nourishment from blood, but can drink and enjoy other liquids. The psivamps from ''Children of the Night" Night'' become this as well.
27th Mar '15 9:01:26 AM Antigone3
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* EatingOptional: Andre only gains nourishment from blood, but can drink and enjoy other liquids. The psivamps from ''Children of the Night" become this as well.
4th Mar '15 4:25:59 PM Antigone3
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* MagneticMedium: Mark Valdez ''would'' be one of these if he wasn't under heavy shielding -- it's very easy for spirits to slip into his body. [[spoiler: Robert from ''Burning Water'' is another one, who's become a WillingChanneler for Tezcatlipoca.]]
2nd Mar '15 2:45:05 PM Antigone3
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* KissOfTheVampire: [[OurVampiresAreDifferent "Standard" vampires]] like Andre have this ability, Diana theorizes it developed as a way to keep dinner from running away. When conscious, the vampire can control the amount of pleasure the other person feels. When Diana nicks her wrist and sticks the cut into an unconscious [[note]]and severely injured, which is why she's trying this[[/note]] Andre's mouth, let's just say it gets a bit out of control.
2nd Mar '15 2:27:15 PM Antigone3
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* NudeNatureDance: Alluded to in ''Children of the Night'', when Diana tells another Wiccan to bring his robe to the Samhain ritual because "I don't do skyclad".
26th Jan '15 8:31:04 AM Antigone3
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* IntoxicationEnsues: A dark example in ''Jinx High'', when magic is used to shoot [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phencyclidine PCP]] directly into Sandy's bloodstream.
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