When your kingdom includes vampires as rickety pillars of the community, and any blood shortage forces them onto the rampage, what do you do? Driving a stake through their hearts, though effective, is considered a bit of a faux pas, so … how about a blood drive?
Episode 20, Free Blood, tells the sanguinary tale of the emergency blood drive and the revelation that comes afterward.
Any thirteen-year-old girl who suddenly acquires a fourteen-year-old boyfriend is sure to be self-conscious, even if she’s a princess. Doubly so if most of their meals are taken in front of at least fifty guests in the palace banquet hall.
But it’s June of 1972, and the gods have plenty more in store. They have ordained that fourteen-year-old Donny Osmond, a teen heartthrob whose voice hasn’t even broken yet, will break into Casey Kasem’s American Top Forty #36 during lunch with a new hit: “Too Young.” It’s just not fair!
And that’s not all. After everyone has practically keeled over from the effort of not laughing at Frank and Flavia, little Michael Jackson, with an even higher-pitched soprano than Donny Osmond’s, breaks into the Top Forty at #33 with “I Wanna Be Where You Are.”
Don’t miss this week’s mortifying episode, Too Young!
In Episode 17 of Silver Buckshot,Creatures of the Night, Flavia gets up at 2:00 AM for the scheduled meeting with Frank’s vampire pals, Maria and Charlotte. Both girls are far too pretty and Frank cares about them far too much. Oh, and they’re too thirsty for comfort, too. Of course they are.
People who become vampires as children never grow up, so Maria and Charlotte have been thirteen years old for seventy years, while Flavia has only been thirteen for a few months. It’s not fair!