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Anyway, when Dracula comes to Britain, Charles Babbage's son was still alive, and trying to get funding for his father's analytical machine to build. It seems like a vampire of Dracula's status would be very interested in one, how such a machine would work and two, what you could do with it. I'm thinking of a vampire Ada Byron, the Queen of Engines, the first computer programmer. Since Lord Ruthven, which was a contemporary of Dracula, had been based on Lord Byron, and Ada was Byron's step daughter, it all feels like it should fit together really well. In Anno Dracula, after Drac became Prince Consort, he started transforming Britain from a constitutional democracy to a police state. What better tool to run a police state than computer technology everyone else is a hundred years behind on. Finally, there are versions of vampires that use vampire blood to animate inanimate objects and turn them into gargoyles. Imagine a Babbage Engine animated by vampire blood. Like, the vampire bleeds blood into the computer to run it, and the computations it does becomes a part of his mind, since the blood gets redrank into his system or something.
One of the stories, titled "A Highly Valued Employee" begins:
The sun was about to set, when Harmony’s alarm went of. The 23-year-old woke up naked, with a naked dead guy in her bed. She’d always felt good when that happened. She couldn’t think of a better way to start the night. Then she thanked God for what she’d had to eat.
She got up and stood in front of the mirror, brushing her fangs, combing her yellow, shoulder length hair, and fixing her make-up. The full figured Harmony wondered why no one else could see a vampire’s reflection, but she could see her own. She liked what she saw. When she extended her fangs, her face did not become disfigured, like they did on those fictitious vampires, who were featured on certain popular TV shows.
She thought, I’m a deadly beauty.
She put on her bright yellow dress, with matching vest and pumps, and picked up her matching handbag.
She reached in her handbag, and took out a copy of the “Vampire’s Handbook”; which was subtitled “Being a Vampire Doesn’t Have to Suck”. Under the subtitle was a cartoon smiley face with fangs. Under the smiley face was the blurb “What every new vampire should know.”
She walked over to the bed, put a copy of the handbook between the dead guy’s limp fingers, gave him a kiss on the cheek, and went out the door.
While these stories are not entirely original, they received many very positive feedbacks, when I first posted them on fanfiction.net. If you'd like to take a look, just go to my projects. As of now, the anthology is the second in line.