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This morning I remembered, randomly and for no apparent reason, that in Sanctuary vampire Tesla nicknamed the male POV character "The Concubine" of his older-as-an-actress-and-waaaaaay-older-as-a-character female protagonist boss.

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Two things I did today


  • Finished re-watching Sanctuary, mostly on fallacious grounds that I was watching it more often than I had scheduled for anyway. In conclusion, and as a lifelong Bruce Wayne fan: Helen Magnus is the grown-up Bruce Wayne.

  • Went to the Enrique Larreta Museum of Spanish Art, a very beautiful old house with mostly 16th/17th century Spanish art, and usually beautiful gardens. My idea was to idle around for a couple of hours, reading, but the gardens were so ill-tended that the frog calling and insect buzzing reminded me of The Colour Out of the Sky, and I left the place after half an hour for A/C and a panini.

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In years-late fannish news

Sanctuary's musical episode doesn't hold a candle to Buffy's.

Thinking now of the crossovers, of course. Maybe a dimensional rift, Buffy falls into the Sanctuaryverse. Helen would get so many Ashley feels, that bit would be painful, but Tesla's panic would be hilarious.

By the way, rambling here, but one of Tesla's plans for world domination was, within the parameters of the show's reality, downright brilliant: he set up a detox clinic in Mexico for the heirs to the wealthy and powerful (although in a global world, I hasten to add, you definitely need to have subsidiary clinics in Europe and Asia), and besides curing addiction in a handful of days (neat trick), he gave them slow-release vampire DNA (don't ask, the biology of the show is worse than anime physics), which would make suddenly vampirize them in about thirty years.

That's positively brilliant! Given global inequality and the general inheritability of wealth and power, you just need to pre-vampirize the next generation of powerful people (while they are young, vulnerable, and less well-protected than they'll ever be), and then wait a few decades sipping wine until suddenly the world is, again, run by vampires.

(I hasten to add, Tesla's blind spot is his idolization of the old vampire race; vampirized global leaders would be no more likely to pay heed to Tesla than non-vampirized ones, and probably less so. In fact, it's not until Tesla is nearly killed by the resurrected Vampire Queen that he sort-of gets over his pro-vampire chauvinism, going back to his more natural essence of pro-Teslanism.)

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