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  1. afrodite7

    afrodite7 Senior Member

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    plot device

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by afrodite7, Nov 18, 2012.

    -okay, so my protagonist is invited to a masquerade ball by her boyfriend, who just happens to be a vampire.I know, sounds cliche, but its a romance scene.however, the whole no reflection in the mirror thing is adverted (on purpouse)and said mansion turns out to be a subworld gateway to some other dimension so its actually a plot point.has this been done?

    Can I pull this off effectively? Or should I x out the ball completely?
    p.s in a science fiction/romance novel
     
  2. minstrel

    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Vampires? Masquerade balls? Subworld gateways to other dimensions? Science fiction?

    Yes, of course this has been done. See the collected works of Jane Austen. :)

    BTW, re: vampires having no reflection. Does this pertain to their clothes, too? Would a vampire's clothing reflect, but not his skin? You know, if I were a vampire, and I were attending a masquerade ball, I'd wear mirror clothing, so I'd reflect everything. I'd tell people I was disguised as the rest of the room. It sure would screw around with the no-reflection vampire thing, wouldn't it?
     
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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Whether it's been done before or not is irrelevant. Just write it, and make the reader believe it is possible.
     
  4. EdFromNY

    EdFromNY Hope to improve with age Supporter Contributor

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    I don't know. Can you? Show us.
     
  5. Burlbird

    Burlbird Contributing Member Contributor

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    No way you could pull that off!! I dare you! ;)
     

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