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Challenge IssuerEricJablow
Challenge NameThe Bitter Angels of Our Nature
Challenge TypePersonal Challenge
Category Literature > Horror
DescriptionOn Halloween, suppose that Ethan Rayne's shop did not have a soldier costume, but had a bunch of politician's costumes. Xander might have picked the most recognizable of them; a black suit, a top hat, and a fake beard would make him into a passable Abraham Lincoln.

Now, suppose that when Ethan's spell strikes that he's turned into Abraham Lincoln. Not just Old Abe, but Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, after the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, published in 2010 and released in movie form in June 2012. How would he do in the 20th Century, in a town full of vampires? When the night is over, what does Xander take away with him?

Yes, I know that the book in question was published long after BtVS ended, and I also know that this challenge comes close to violating TtH rules on the use of real people. But I had to post this on the sesquicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address.

"I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."
Challenge Date4 Mar 11
Last Updated14 Feb 12

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