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1st To Die notes; Chapters 18 to 23

cover for 1st To Die

Chapter 18

Okay, despite what I may have said previously about her, I’m beginning to warm up to Cindy Thomas.
She appears to be genuinely interested in Lindsay, as a friend. I’m under the impression that Lindsay needs more people, more friends in her life.
Cindy has to ask about the case, it’s important to her career but she may have enough integrity not to damage her friendships and personal morals. I hope.
I honestly think that most modern day reporters have lost a large measure of their empathy, a by product of business practices wanting to sell the news. There are so few journalists today who have remained unaffected by today’s disturbing need for sensationalism. Continue reading

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The Gates notes; chapters 18 to 20

The Gates

Chapter 18; In Which the Portal Opens Wide
Dr. Planck has been sent by the scientists at CERN to figure out how Samuel had come across such interesting information. The description of the rotten egg smell and the drawing of the portal seem to have especially peaked their interest. Hence Dr. Planck is now discussing Samuel and the occupants of No. 666 with a worried Mrs. Johnson.
Let’s hope this tea ‘n chat prompts Mrs. Johnson’s memory as well. Danger is fast approaching.

Looks like the demons are getting twitchy too, not-Mrs. Renfield in particular is looking to advance her position. Continue reading


Once Bitten Twice Shy notes; chapter 18

Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Chapter 18
Jaz seems to be taking things in her stride despite all that’s happened to her.
Saving twin David remotely is just another blip to contend with as it seems her Sensitivity has been boosted in yet more ways.
She can sense the emotions (worry) from her companions in Cassandra’s apartment. She’s not sure what to make of Albert’s revelations either.

It must’ve been Albert’s military background, because, man, when he dropped a bomb the entire country shook.

It’s a case of thinking you know everything and then, POW, everything you thought you knew for user gets thrown out the metaphorical window.
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; Notes on Chapter 18

Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The

Chapter 18. Away to the South

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

Scarecrow suggests enlisting the Winged Monkeys to carry Dorothy home across the desert. She calls them using the Golden Cap but of course they can’t help her. I doubt many, if any of the indigenous population have ever left their country.
Which leads me to the matter of the Good Witch of the South, Glinda, who may be able to help Dorothy where others could not. Why is she the only Witch who is declared by name. I can’t remember the other three witches even having a name, rather impersonal of Baum.

Scarecrow, despite bring the new ruler of the Emerald City,will accompany Dorothy & his friends to the South. There is danger to be faced but it is very clear that all three friends are loyal & dedicated to Dorothy & Toto.
At this point I am not surprised at their dedication to her.

Afterthoughts
Glinda punished the Winged Monkeys, has quite the reputation for being Good and powerful but no-one ever seems to have ever left the Southern Lands.
What manner of danger lurks on the road to the South if even Glinda can’t protect those leaving her dominion.