When you awake to find Post-It notes on the refrigerator, kitchen cabinets, kitchen table, and various doors that say this:
No food until blood is drawn. Is the vampire apocalypse imminent? (iPhone photo by Lawrence I. Charters)
can there be any doubt about a forthcoming vampire apocalypse?
Though I do admit that the methodology of the prophecy is unique. There were no angels on high, no frenzied visions by a virgin stomping grapes in the hot sun, no sense of having your body and mind occupied by a supernatural presence. None of that.
Vampires apparently use Post-It notes. It makes you wonder if they also tweet.
This sign was posted on an overly ornate chair in a shop inside the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport terminal:
Sign proclaiming "It's always twilight in Forks, Washington." This is something of an exaggeration, but not if you are a fan of the "Twilight" vampire novels. (iPhone photo by Lawrence I. Charters)
The sign poses a number of important questions:
- The chair was one of those ridiculously ornate iron chairs you stick out on your patio. Given the fact that this is the Pacific Northwest, why would anyone purchase such a chair? It will rust. Probably in days, if not hours.
- Does a major metropolitan area really expect to capitalize on the fame of a town of 3,300 people located located 208 miles away (by land; less if you take a floating bridge or a ferry)?
- Does the Pacific Northwest want to be known for vampires and werewolves?
- Does the Pacific Northwest want to be known for fictional vampires and werewolves?
Of course, I’m not sure I want to know the answers to these questions.