OK, so in this old post, http://drunkardsjourney.blogspot.com/2012/01/sick-of-vampires-yet.html, I talked about all things vampire and why it's getting old.
Then I saw the advert for Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, and it gave me a brief pause. It sure sounds like something that can't be messed up--one of America's true heroes against the vast horde of the undead. Cool.
But then I started rifling through the collection of books my dad had left me about Lincoln.
The Lincoln Papers: http://www.amazon.com/The-Lincoln-Papers-David-Mearns/dp/B000NPB326/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1340194931&sr=8-2&keywords=the+lincoln+papers
Lincoln: A Biography: http://www.amazon.com/Lincoln-Biography-Ronald-White-Jr/dp/1400064996/ref=sr_1_40?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1340195306&sr=1-40&keywords=abe+lincoln
Abe Lincoln Grows up: http://www.amazon.com/Abe-Lincoln-Grows-Carl-Sandburg/dp/0156026155/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1340194961&sr=1-1&keywords=abe+lincoln+grows+up
... And then one realizes that the dude really was an amazing man, and the real stuff is sometimes better than any fiction. It is like the various minor religious miracles that occur. Again, why would God put the face of Mary on a grilled cheese sandwich...? Look at the universe, the nebulae out there, blossoming into entire galaxies.
Reality can be much more powerful than fiction.
But, here we go again with the vampires. I'll gladly take one for the team and increase my intake of garlic.