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tearebel · 19 hours ago
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you either die a prisoner, or live long enough to see yourself scale the walls like a lizard
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driftwoodcryptid · 17 hours ago
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obsessed with jonathan just going “y’know what? fuck the count, if he can climb out windows and across the castle walls then god help me, so can I” and then like. actually doing it. absolute madlad.
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Jonathan before sneaking off into the Count’s room is just
“bye Mina! bye cruel and unjust world! bye Mina!”
“you said Mina twice”
“I like Mina”
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a-treatise-on-velociraptors · 18 hours ago
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Jonathan: *searching for the key*
Dracula:
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liennalei · 19 hours ago
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June 25th
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gay-cripply-scientist · 19 hours ago
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Thinking lizardly thoughts
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moonsun2010 · 14 hours ago
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Oh Jonathan...
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dodger-chan · 18 hours ago
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I just love the contrast between the bleak despair of yesterday's entry and the action of today's. Last night broke Jonathan to the point that he could take risks he previously would not have considered.
Also, so excited to see more of the vampire lore we all grew up on showing up.
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bottlesandbarricades · 18 hours ago
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starsinmypocketpussy · 15 hours ago
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Jonathan considers his options
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cjbee · 5 hours ago
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June 25: Wake me up inside (can’t wake up) Wake me up inside.
June 24
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anchy2006 · 18 hours ago
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Jonathan trying to get to Dracula’s room through the window
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lifeofbrybooks · 17 hours ago
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Just a Dracula tidbit from my Norton Critical Edition about the June 25 entry:
“No film adaptation has attempted to reproduce Jonathan’s mimicry of Dracula’s lizardlike slither down the castle walls, a journey whose non humanity at first appalled him.”
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kardashevscale · 15 hours ago
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you cannot understand how excitedly i have been waiting for this day. now everyone will understand why i like jonathan so much. free climbing a sheer stone wall. has he ever even gone rock climbing before? we don't know! he just Did It.
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ghostofhmserebus · 15 hours ago
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Dracula's lizard fashion
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Jonathan's lizard fashion
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marghen · 15 hours ago
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I know you're here, Dracula, you big fucking nerd. Where's the goddamn key?
[ID. A still frame from an animatic, where Jonathan Harker reaches his hand out over Dracula, who is resting in a large box. Jonathan’s expression is one of fear and disgust. His head is framed by a broken arch in a barrel vault inside a ruined chapel. The light from the caved-in ceiling starkly highlights the two subjects. The illustration is in monochrome shades of gray, except for the red of Jonathan’s shaving scar and the blood dripping from Dracula’s mouth. END ID.]
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cherryqueenoftarts · 16 hours ago
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Just imagine the novel readers of the 19th century reacting to Jonathan climbing the walls. Imagine how utterly unthinkable such a thing would be to them (much as it was unthinkable to Jonathan at first). I think a lot of us reading now don't have the same reaction. We get that Jonathan is mimicking Drac much like Drac mimicked him. We get that Jonathan is desperate and behaving in a new way that indicates he's changing. But I don't think most of us have the visceral reaction of horror it would likely have engendered among the (often female, sheltered) readers of the time. Jonathan isn't just getting desperate and taking risks, he's being corrupted. He! A man! He's behaving like a monster. A fine English gentleman! The kind of person you have been brought up to see as unquestionably upright, wise, and virtuous is crawling the walls like a monstrous lizard vampire! It's the Yellow Wallpaper except it's a man. Inconceivable. The absolute terror underlying this story, the fear of the Other, of how even the most unassailable person would succumb to the corruption of the East. Xenophobia in the form of an old world legend.
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driftwoodcryptid · 16 hours ago
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jonathan, looking down at dracula laying in a box full of dirt, wondering if he’s alive or dead: wow his lips are as red as ever
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lifeofbrybooks · 17 hours ago
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June 25 — Today we’re gonna talk a little bit about why Dracula became the most iconic vampire story.
In this entry, Jonathan enters Dracula’s room and notices a large pile of gold — “gold of all kinds, Roman, and British, and Austrian, and Hungarian, and Greek and Turkish money”.
(This post (x), does an amazing job explaining the significance of those countries as fallen empires.)
What Bram Stoker did extremely well with Dracula is that he drove home the fears of the Victorian people leading up to the turn of the century, and he brought the vampire legend into the West.
A huge fear during this time was invasion and foreign colonization that was enforced by British colonization and advancements in medical sciences (please look up the Sanguine Economy theory, which made people think that losing sperm equated to loss of blood).
There was also a general fear from the West of the unknown nature of the East, which we see through Jonathan’s perception of his time in Transylvania.
Now, Jonathan discovering this pile of gold is important because it shows how the Count has a lust for power and conquest and the ability to invade even the strongest of empires despite his being a representation of the old world.
Nobody is safe.
Stoker isn’t playing solely with legend and lore, he’s driving a stake into the hearts of the Victorian people with their already contrived fears.
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greenisms · 14 hours ago
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Jonathan Harker is the cameraman in those found footage films who won't stop recording no matter how bad it gets
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