It's actually Lili Loofbourow.
@AmbiSinister How frightening is it?
What were the "chocolates," actually? I must know!
I don't know what you read, but it wasn't "Dracula" by Bram Stoker. Renfield is an insane asylum patient, not Harker's boss. Mina is not said to resemble the Count's dead wife. Maybe this got mixed up with your account of an adaptation?
@melis But Mallory, "Fear of Flying" is where "It's all a rich tapestry" is from!
Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your father with us.
Thank you so much for writing this. I am in complete agreement with your views--especially the oddness of the unquestioning, "given" nature of the child inheriting the father's name, even if the mother opts to keep her own--but also appreciate how understanding you are of individual situations.
On "In the Dead Girl Show, the girl body is both a wellspring of and a target for sexual wickedness"
This trope has a long, long history. As Edgar Allan Poe explained, "the death, then, of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world."
I can never get over how beautiful her lines are. I wish I could see her dance live.