Wednesday, March 23, 2005

taking shelter during a vampire attack

On Sunday I went into a hobby store and started leafing through the catalogues of model train cars. A friendly shopgeek passed by and asked if I needed help. I said, "I need a picture of an 1870's cattle car because I'm going to have some people take shelter in it during a vampire attack, and I need to know where the access points are for logistical reasons."

I love geeks. He didn't even bat an eyelash. He pulled out another catalogue and helped me look, while we debated the merits of silver vs. wooden stakes and garlic. He said, "It's always nice to help somebody with an interesting project."

5 comments:

C8H10N4HO2O2 said...

In the news -- runnin' jumpin' scary-smart vampire bats:

http://www.nature.com/news/2005/050314/full/050314-9.html

... seriously, check out the video of the things running for inspiration... Thing has a certain odd grace about it, even on the ground.

Holly said...

She gave a gurgle of unholy pleasure. "That's cooool," she crooned.

Holly said...

Can you imagine something human-sized moving toward you with that motion?

That's an Oh Shit Moment if I ever saw one.

Thank you, thank you! Is this your way of telling me to get writing? ;-)

C8H10N4HO2O2 said...

Can you imagine something human-sized moving toward you with that motion?... That's an Oh Shit Moment if I ever saw one.

Yeah. Oh, yeah. It's almost like it's half-flying already. And it just looks so very... focused. A 6' version doing the same? That would be very, very bad.

C8H10N4HO2O2 said...

... and I would never hassle you to get writing... but Igor the leaping vampire bat sez he is thirsting for news of a first draft. ;)