I believe someone already mentioned this, but we know that Lil Nas X survived the snap because Shaun and Katy are singing Old Town road in a bar in Shang-Chi. But I’d like to point out just how close these two events were, (the release of Old Town Road and the snap).
In spring of 2018, Thanos snapped and wiped out half of all life.
In October of 2018, Lil Nas X started recording the original Old Town Road, but he found the instrumental even earlier.
The song released on December 3rd, and later re-released with Billy Ray Cyrus on April 5th, 2019.
So, essentially, in a matter of months:
*half of all life is destroyed, governments are in ruins, world consumed with chaos*
so i'm enjoying watching people go through the dracula daily thing but i wanted y'all to know (extremely light spoilers)
that if it was written today, Dracula would 100% be classified as Urban Fantasy and Magical Realism and not just a monster horror story
like bram stoker put a shitton of research into the book, and gave the characters all kinds of brand new advanced tech. the blood transfusion scene, for example, is interesting because blood transfusions had been successfully performed for decades but it still wasn't fully understood why they sometimes failed. by the 1890s--when he was writing--doctors had discovered platelets but hadn't developed anticoagulants. they knew that transfusing blood could kill a patient if a clot wound up in their brain or lungs, but there wasn't a foolproof method of preventing clots. the method used in Dracula was a cutting-edge (sorry) (no im not) experimental procedure that simply didn't allow the blood to meet the air, by directly linking the donor's artery to the recipient's vein. this showed a lot of promise in animal trials but never caught on in human treatments because it's basically impossible to measure how much blood is being transfused, so you could wind up killing both donor (via exsanguination) and recipient (via Too Much Fuckin' Blood) in one fell swoop.
additionally, blood types weren't discovered until a few years after the publication of Dracula, which i imagine really pissed bram stoker off. it would've been SUPER FITTING and ROMANTIC to add the detail that the character who donates their blood HAS to be the one, because they're THE ONLY ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS WITH THE SAME BLOOD TYPE AS THE VICTIM, which proves their love is TRUE and MEANT TO BE and DESTINED BY GOD and all that other late 19th century gothic romance shit