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1st To Die notes; Chapters 11 and 12

cover for 1st To Die

Chapter 11

This chapter provides a bit of background to Lindsay’s character, how similar she is to her mother, who didn’t make treating her diagnosed breast cancer a priority, until it was too late. Something Lindsay reflects on when thinking of the specialist she needs to contact.

Like most things in her life, even Dad’s walking out, Mom dealt with her illness only when it was too late to do anything about it.

Then there is the cop father whom she rarely sees and the younger sister who sounds vastly different from herself. Continue reading

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The Gates notes; chapters 11 to 12

The Gates

Chapter 11; In Which We Encounter the Scientists Again
So back to the LHC we go, not only to advance the plot even more – don’t forget the gateway to Hell is currently inside the LHC – but also a quick geeky one-sided discussion about why you can hear the Death Star blow up in space at the end of “Star Wars” when in fact it isn’t possible. Like I said, geeky.
And then we get to one professor playing back a sample of static to another professor, the second professor subsequently a case of the collywobbles, which sounds a bit like the heebyjeebies – neither term being very scientific but I get that Professor Stefan is not happy or excited by the noise even after it’s been cleaned up.

It was like listening to the mutterings of a madman in a foreign tongue, someone who had spent too long locked in a dark place feeling angry with all those responsible for putting him there.

Very creepy if you ask me, not that anyone is but I happen to agree with Professor Stefan. Continue reading


Once Bitten Twice Shy notes; chapter 11

Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Chapter 11
A senator is a vampire, only I’m not the only one who is unaware of his/her identity. I haven’t overlooked anything after all, which is good news for me. Ever had the feeling your mind was going on walkabout, without your consent?
The reasoning behind the vampire senator theory seems plausible, the senator in question would not dare being exposed by a known Sensitive so early on in the game. Especially when there is much to lose and alleged boss-vamp Raptor would probably be most displeased. Don’t want to consider any punishments he would enjoy handing out considering Liliana’s demonstration in Umberto’s. Continue reading


World War Z notes; Goodbyes chapters 11, 12 & 13. The End.

World War Z

Disclaimer: notes transcribed as is, no editing has been made so as to preserve my original feelings as I read the chapter.

Part 8, Goodbyes; Chapter 11, Jurgen Warmbrunn.

I was in the “Kindertransport,” the last chance to get Jewish children out of Germany. That was the last time I saw any of my family alive.

I can understand why he was a part of this task force, as a German Jew he would want to save as many of his people as possible, but why only Jewish children?

Colour me stupid if you wish, but given the circumstances, wouldn’t it be more advantageous to save as many children as possible? regardless of their creed, nationality or shoe size?

But then, maybe that’s just me.

It’s interesting to read about his comparisons between WWZ survivors and those who survived the Holocaust of WWII.

I’ve heard it said that the Holocaust has no survivors, that even those who managed to remain technically alive were so irreparably damaged…

All things considered, the survivors of WWZ had the easier deal compared to the few Holocaust survivors.

Zombies don’t care whom they eat. They are completely unprejudiced.

Can’t say the same for the Nazi SS though. Continue reading this post


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; Notes on Chapter 11

Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The

Chapter 11. The Emerald City of Oz

Disclaimer: notes transcribed as is, no editing has been made so as to preserve my original feelings as I read the chapter.

Everything is green inside the City of Oz too. Not surprising, I’d have benn more surprised had it not been so. Dorothy shouldn’t be surprised either as her glasses, having a grent tint, would make most things appear green even if they were not. It is strange that there appear to be no animals. It wasn’t difficult to find glasses for both Toto & Lion.

I wonder why the Great Oz will only grant an audience to one of the group per day. He couldn’t be that busy surely. And what is he afraid of that he does not show his face to his people. He must be curious of Dorothy then, to allow her to see him. The blessing on her forehead and her silver slippers have done much for Dorothy’s good fortune.

Alas, the Great Oz dare not show his true face, he does appear to like disguises but at this point in the story, I can’t help but be influenced by the movie.
Concerning the task he has set, the murder of the Wicked West of the West, Dorothy does have a point. If Oz can’t kill the witch, what made him think she could. I’d have thought silver slippers & a kissed forehead can only help her so much.

Afterthoughts
I think I understand where the Great Oz must have gotten his reputation from. I am willing to bet the wizard has set the same demands to all who come before him asking for help. A reputation well deserved.