SPOILERS -- ABRAHAM'S BOYS

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SPOILERS -- ABRAHAM'S BOYS

Postby Dana_Jean on Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:52 am

This story gave us a behind-the-screams look at one of classic literature's ultimate evil fighters. I was intrigued by Joe's take on Van Helsing and a private life not glimpsed before.

And once I read this, it made me wonder about all the untold stories dealing with literature's most well known players.

Did Rose of Sharon from THE GRAPES OF WRATH end up becoming the strong, confident money-winner for the family by doing porno; was she the Jenna Jameson of her time? Breast feeding the bum at the end may have awakened her feminine powers. As her boobs click together:

Wonder twin powers, Activate!


How interesting would it be to take a look at LORD OF THE FLIES when those flies were just maggots?

Did Atticus Finch kill mockingbirds willy nilly in his youth?

So many characters; so many possible stories.

Anyway, I would gladly come back to read about Max and Rudy's future selves. Maybe someday Joe will revisit them.

Once again, great writing. Vivid imagery.
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Postby Michael_D on Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:51 pm

I loved this story! It was awesome to see another side of the good doctor, just an abusive ass. Anybody wonder what happend to Johnathan Harker though, and how Mina ended up married to Abe? I don't know, maybe they discussed that in other stories in the many faces of van helsing.
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Postby jodi on Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:40 pm

I loved this story. It was sooo not what I was expecting! I held my breath a few times...mostly when the boys got caught in their fathers office. Very good twists for me!
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Postby LauraK on Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:33 am

I got the feeling Doctor VH ironically died as he lived and had it coming to him. I'm sure he killed plenty who weren't really vampires.....I doubt Mina was, eh?
A bit of serial-killer-pretending-to-be-super-hero or maybe when he got older and the vampires gone, he found that the killing appealed to him. Either way, a dark tale with a satisfying end.

(Except.......will Max be likewise drawn to kill? He felt the pull, thought is was natural instinct and work he was 'born to....')

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Postby Dana_Jean on Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:38 am

Yes LK, I think Max will be a killer.

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Postby LauraK on Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:46 am

But he was so protective of his brother. Maybe he'll pick up the stakes and mallet and continue his father's original work.....

Yeah, that's what I'm going with! :)

I liked Max, I don't want him to be a serial killer.

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Postby Samoa_Girl on Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:18 am

Sadly, I know nothing of Van Helsing other than the movie with Viggo Mortenson (Was that him? I can't remember.). :oops: I guess I have some more reading/watching to do! :P I agree with LK, I think Dr. VH killed alot of people that weren't vampires. I started to wonder that when Max found the picture of Mina. :? IMO, I felt that Max killed Dr. VH because he thought that his dad has lost his mind and was killing innocent people. I was at the edge of my seat for this one, that's for sure!
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Postby Michael_D on Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:44 am

Or, what if after he killed ole bloodthirsty Abe, a bunch of real vamps DID attack.
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Postby Dana_Jean on Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:12 am

Now see, I thought Max had lost his mind. Van Helsing started his career very altruistically, and having had to deal with Count Dracula, was seeing vampires everywhere he looked. In the original Dracula, Mina is bitten by a vampire, so she is destined to be one of the undead--or a Mary Kay saleslady. But even knowing that, I do believe he probably killed some innocent people. Because, he was the original vampire guy so he made his rules as he went along. Max, I think, was a product of a weird environment. And now he gets to make the rules as to what "behaviors" need cleansed. I think he's bonkers. (But he will protect Rudy.)

I still remember the movie DEAD AND LOVING IT with Leslie Nielsen as Count Dracula. Mel Brooks was Van Helsing and Steven Weber played Jonathon Harker and he goes to stake a vampire and Van Helsing steps behind a wall and lets Harker hammer the stake in, and blood is flying everywhere. He is just soaked with it. Sprays everywhere. It was hysterical. (Yes, I know how funny spraying blood can be. A laugh riot.)
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Postby LauraK on Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:28 am

Sadly, I know nothing of Van Helsing other than the movie with Viggo Mortenson (Was that him? I can't remember.).


That's Van Helsing with Hugh Jackman, like Lily said. Lots of people hated it but we LOVED that movie!! Exciting, cool villains, one of the best Draculas ever and a sympathetic (more than usual) Frankenstein's Monster. The dude who played VH's answer to Bond's Q also played Faromir in Lord of the Rings. :)

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Postby sybil on Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:11 pm

i liked it too LK. and i totally agree with your take on abraham.
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Postby MadamMack on Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:47 am

This one was my favorite.
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Postby Dana_Jean on Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:44 pm

Joe posted his 3 on the story. Check out the blog.
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Postby Samoa_Girl on Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:38 am

LauraK wrote:
Sadly, I know nothing of Van Helsing other than the movie with Viggo Mortenson (Was that him? I can't remember.).


That's Van Helsing with Hugh Jackman, like Lily said. Lots of people hated it but we LOVED that movie!! Exciting, cool villains, one of the best Draculas ever and a sympathetic (more than usual) Frankenstein's Monster. The dude who played VH's answer to Bond's Q also played Faromir in Lord of the Rings. :)

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Oops, I forgot to put the name of the movie in there! :oops: That is the movie I was thinking about. Sometimes, I miss the mark completely. Don't mind me. When I read a story, it plays like a movie in my mind and that is my perception. It's okay to tell me I'm off my rocker! LOL
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Postby meridith on Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:26 pm

this reminded me a little of the movie Frailty (Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey), which is loosely based on a true story of a serial killer who believed he thought he was doing Gods work by killing people whom he thought had demons in them. He also trained his 2 sons to do the same, but one did not believe him or want to do it, and the other did.

I have recently been watching Most Evil , a documentary series on one of the Discovery channels on Serial killers, and there was in fact a very similar serial killer who was having delusions that people had demons in them and killed them with his son....

so anyway, cool story!

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