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[Literature] We're making a goddamn Dracula Daily thread.
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Dracula Daily sends out the letters which make up the classic vampire novel Dracula in real time. The first was May 3rd, so you don't have much to catch up on yet. And if you don't want to sign up for emails, we'll post the link in here as well.

In this thread, we'll discuss each day's letters and maybe meme on Jonathan a bit.

Man fuckin loves his paprika.
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May 7: In which the Count apologizes for his poor English

There was no letter yesterday, which turns out to be because Jonathan slept all day — and well into the evening tonight as well.

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Anyone else not buying the "treasure" explanation for the blue flames?

>The estate is called Carfax
There's a name that doesn't mean the same thing now as it did then :p

>I have taken with my kodak views of it from various points
Dracula confirmed to be a man who calls all video games "Nintendo".

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May 8: Jonathan learns that shaving can get dicey

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Dracula: *flips out, nearly attacks Jonathan and stops only because of his cross, yeets his fucking shaving glass out the goddamned window*
Jonathan: very annoying

Even when our good friend realizes something's fucky he somehow is also oblivious at the same time.

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May 9: Introducing Mina Murray, who has some neat Transylvanian recipes coming her way

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It's quite short and we haven't got much to say about it. This letter is cute which contrasts amusingly with Jonathan's freakouts yesterday.

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There were no letters yesterday, but Today we meet Lucy Westenra, who has a crush. (May 11)

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Gushing about a guy cause he "has an immense lunatic asylum all under his own care" is either values dissonance or genre blindness and under the circumstances we're not immediately sure which.

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May 12: And now back to Jonathan, who begins with some facts

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Dracula starts the day by being a legal nerd.

And then goes Monokuma and says "sleeping outside your bedroom is forbidden!" John's pretty sure he can block that with a cross though.

Quote:I am beginning to feel this nocturnal existence tell on me. It is destroying my nerve. I start at my own shadow, and am full of all sorts of horrible imaginings. God knows that there is ground for my terrible fear in this accursed place!
me when it's 3 am and i realize i forgot to take my melatonin

spider-drac, spider-drac, does whatever a spider-drac does

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May 15: Jonathan goes exploring

Will react later, we haven't read today's yet
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May have just binged all the ones up until this point.

hell yeah who needs dracula the book when you can have dracula-in-real-time
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May 16: Hold on a minute, you're telling me Dracula has roommates?

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So he's finally worked out the bloodsucking thing! ... Somehow! Not entirely sure how this adds up to "vampire" specifically as opposed to, like... any other kind of supernatural predator. obviously we know he's right but how does he know that

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May 18: A brief note upon waking

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"Shit. Shit. It wasn't a dream. Shit."

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May 19: A request for correspondence

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Well, that sounds bad lmao

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May 24: A very busy day for Lucy. Plus a cowboy.

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Y'know, it's funny, nowadays nobody we know even explicitly defines a difference between "slang" and just... talking. Like we all know what falls into the category, but nobody seems to care.

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Alternate title: Quincy P. Morris, a guy from Leeds, pretends very hard to be an American despite having never met one before. Somehow I doubt anyone ever talked that way and it is amazing.

(This is the new canon of dracula, quincy is from leeds.)
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Forgot to post a link yesterday oops

May 25th: Introducing two new pen pals!

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> R. M. Renfield, ætat 59.
Hey, we know that guy from trope site!

>Sanguine temperament
LOL ONLY LOL



May 26: ART!

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not much to say about this one lmao

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A day late because we forgot how time works, May 28: Jonathan sends some postcards

Gonna put a CW on this one for weird gross stereotypical depictions of Romani people.

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Don't know what Jonathan thought was gonna happen with that one.

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May 31: Housekeeping has been here

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Looks like he shoulda 🎵hired a samurai🎵

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June 5: Let's check in with Jack's podcast

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More Renfield, eh? Still very curious about what this guy's deal actually is, since literally all we know about him is the trope The Renfield.



This entry comes with a Special Note from the publisher warning us that we won't be getting the next email for quite some time. Homestuck megapause flashbacks...
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June 17: Jonathan cudgels his brains
The Romani band is back, along with the stereotypes.

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They don't do much. They seem to be very aggressive about not doing much, actually.

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June 18: Back to Renfield!

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Hm, spiders. A good use of the flies, if he can't keep them, though given that he's just farming more, it maybe doesn't solve the problem. Renfield sure is a strange person!

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June 24: Jonathan looks out the window

Bit too distracted today to comment on this.
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June 25: Jonathan gets some fresh air

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BUT ENOUGH TALK, HAVE AT YOU

Not quite, but John's actually doing something now - he sneaky sneak into Drac's room.

TIL that the word "loophole" originally referred to an architectural feature.

And he finds Drac deadsleep in a coffin... If this weren't the original unbuilt version of Dracula, we'd be screaming at him for not killing the vamp right there.

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June 29th: You can check out anytime you want...

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"Oh, don't let me keep you!"
🐺🐺🐺🐺
"Do head right out any time!"
🐺🐺🐺🐺

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