writing rengeek magpie mind

December 2014

S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
criminal minds garcia plan b

they live upon their feet and they die upon their knees

I am so very stuck on how this character outsmarts a nemesis. I'd go write the other story, but I'm stuck on how those characters outsmart their nemesis.

Basically, I have made the critical error of trying to write stories about people being smart, which means I have to be smart.

*sigh*

Smart is hard.

Comments

Re: Smart is fun - I'd love to try it in real life!

... As a stray thought, do you think vacuuming a vampire in smoke form into a bagless vacuum (forcing the vampire to pass through a paper filter) would kill them? I can see arguments for and against.

Re: Smart is fun - I'd love to try it in real life!

I can also see arguments for and against vacuuming, but there is supposed to be a way to "reincarnate" a dusted vampire by adding blood, so a player vacuumed up vampire dust in a game I was in. She wanted to ensure that he couldn't be revived without her knowing about it.

(OTOH, a demon character who travelled as smoke so he would have some idea of where he was going hated having to pass through a fan...)

It really needs something that would stop the atoms of dust reforming into the vampire.

Ahhh! If you use a vacuum cleaner with a cloth bag, not paper, you might get rid of the vampire permanently by thoroughly soaking the bag in holy water - it can then be left to dry almost completely before sucking up the vampire.

Any vampire dust in contact with the bag (and certainly any dust that is forced through the mesh of the cloth) will be damp with holy water and should be lethal to the vampire when it tries to reform. It can be expected to burn so the vacuum cleaner may not be much good afterward.

It has just occured to me that one could use a vampire as a bomb, given the right trap...