That is not dead which can eternal lie

One thing that was not discussed about the destruction of the Silas-University in Austria until now are the whereabouts of a certain book that was stored in the library. 

It is well known among the scholars of the paranormal world that there have been only two complete and unabridged issues of the Necronomicon in Europe. One of them was in the Vatican’s secret library in Rome, where it is safe from the public, the public also safe from the book. The other one was in the library of this university in Styria. 

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Many of us are still remembering that the Silas University was destroyed in a string of unfortunate events that brought the world at the edge of destruction. So the question is where is this special folio with it’s cover of human skin now? 

On one point security forces of the Corvae Corporation swarmed all over the campus, some specially ordered to snatch certain books from the library. So, Corvae Corporation is one of our suspects. They got their own secret library, smaller than that of the Vatican by the number of it’s books but of a distinctive selection. 

Were they successful before the library’s very special safety systems became active and la bibliotheque sprung into a interdimensional bubble? Well, there is no easy way to tell as Corvae’s informational politics is usually a grunted “No comment”, accidentally enforced by waving an assault rifle. But while the library did this rather incredible stunt accidentally there were indeed three students onboard. 

One of them who went by the name of Carmilla Karnstein was a philosophy student and by chance also a vampire. It might be a prejudice but neither nor are famous for their practical sense. Her former and future girlfriend, they were on a relationship hiatus, was a journalism freshman (freshwoman?), this a career choice  that is not the brightest in the 2000s giving us some doubts about her sense of direction in life. 

The third person, Lafontaine, pronoun “they”, born Susan, instead was a biology major with a knack for nanotechnology, computer science and non-euclidian geometry. So if anyone would be the person to hide the most dangerous book in the world in let’s say a parallel dimensional cyberpunk dystopia or any other place in time and space it would be they. 

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Well, in a world where obviously the influence of the Great Old Ones is increasing (read: rising numbers of encounters with “unidentified aerial phenomena” by military pilots since 2013, read Donald Trump, pandemia, terrorism, civil unrest, the prophecy of a nuklear attack on Nashville etc.) it is necessary to get this book to a safe place. Even this situation can become worse by an armageddon. 

SO this could be the starting point for a sequel to the successful web series “Carmilla” featuring the brilliant but weird German or Austrian Professor Hellmann and a bunch of his students on the search for this lost issue of the Necronomicon. 

So Hellmann (probably asexual), his assistant Alfred (straight looking, pansexual, asian), Nicky (everyone besides herself knows that she is a lesbian) and Wilfred (gender neutral, bi, out, poc) set out on a string of adventures, searching in various (green screen) locations, filming their reports for some offspring of CERN in their HQ, a train car, and fighting the forces of evil. These are mainly the minions of Corvae Corporation including a very, very sexy young lady that has some appeal for Nicky and makes her come out in the end. 

On their trial to save the world they encounter a nice and very pragmatic elderly lady of mediterranean appearance. She has decorated her little house with pictures of owls, some photographies of her with Einstein, Tesla, the Curies, Jobs, Bazalgette and Jodie Whittaker in her Dr. Who-outfit (or The Doctor in his Jodie Whittaker-outfit – the doubt is on you). Later she turns out to be Pallas Athena/Minerva, the goddess of wisdom, knowledge and asexuality. As this  she is very interested in the spreading of science and knowledge and general in the survival of humanity. 

Meine Enkel haben keine Eltern. Die Glücklichen!

Während Paula mir eine ihrer Ansprachen hält, in denen es darum geht, dass sie sich einen Ersatz für mich suchen will, denke ich über die Eltern von Carmilla und Laura nach. Das scheint merkwürdig, aber ich weiss genau, bei wievielen brillanten Plänen und Vorhaben sie schon daran gescheitert ist, dass sie etwas selbst hätte tun müssen.

Aber es ist auffällig, wie verschieden Lauras Vater und Carmillas Mutter sind. Sherman Hollis ist überfürsorglich, überwacht Laura mit einem Babyphone, bis sie elf ist, lässt sie in Krav Maga unterrichten und versorgt sie mit grossen Mengen seines selbst entwickelten Bärensprays.

Lilita Morgan hingegen bestraft den Ungehorsam Carmillas, indem sie sie jahrelang in einem mit blutgefüllten Sarg einsperrt. Wo sie ihr Hinwendung zeigt, plant sie vor allem ihre Rolle als Opfer in einem Ritual, das den Untergang der Welt besiegeln soll. So sehr ich ihre positiven Absichten schätze, spricht das nicht unbedingt für eine gesunde Beziehung.

Wie unsere eigenen Kinder ausgefallen wären, hätten wir denn welche gehabt?  Wir werden es nie erfahren, aber mit einem Mutter mit Borderline-Störung und einem emotional distanzierten Vater liegt manches nahe.   

Der vorweihnachtliche Frieden hielt übrigens auch nach Weihnachten, jedoch nur bis zum 31.12., 00:00 Uhr. Von da an wurde wieder zurück geschossen.


I think I’d like to be dead now

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Wer schreibt denn solche Sätze? In diesem Fall weiss ich, dass er von Jordan Hall stammt, die die allerletzte und schwächste Episode meiner Lieblings-Show um eine bissige Vampirin und ihre Geliebte geschrieben hat.

Diese Folge gibt nicht einmal der so begabten Annie Briggs Gelegenheit, ihre Fähigkeiten wirksam einzusetzen. Überhaupt ist sie wohl allein darauf ausgelegt, den Zuschauern ein Happy End zu geben, das logisch hier nicht mehr zu erwarten war, aber in einer Welt voller Hoffnung und Magie doch wieder eigentlich unvermeidlich ist.

Es gefiel mir fast allein die Schlussszene, in der die Heldinnen dem Untergrund entstiegen, um sich Toronto zu nähern, zum ersten Mal die reale Landkarte betretend wie Odysseus, wenn er am Strand von Ithaka erwacht und Zyklopen, Lotos-Esser, den Hades und die Götter hinter sich gelassen hat.

 Noch drastischer bringt uns natürlich der Hinweis auf den Executive Producer wieder in die Realität zurück. carmilla3_36-2