2008-11-18 : Werewolves
In 1692, in Jurgenburg, Livonia, [a man named] Thiess testified under oath that he and other werewolves were the Hounds of God. He claimed they were warriors who went down into hell to do battle with witches and demons. Their efforts ensured that the Devil and his minions did not carry off the abundance of the earth down to hell. Thiess was steadfast in his assertions, claiming that werewolves in Germany and Russia also did battle with the devil's minions in their own versions of hell, and insisted that when werewolves died, their souls were welcomed into heaven as reward for their service. Thiess was ultimately sentenced to ten lashes for Idolatry and superstitious belief.
I dreamt about this last night. I dreamt that there were six beautiful werewolves, sisters (Thiess testified that, yes, some werewolves were girls and women), doing battle with witches. I saw only a small part of a battle, in which a witch killed one of the werewolves. The witch was like this and it crouched over the werewolf and stabbed her again and again with its hair. The werewolves were powerful creatures, but the witches were various where the werewolves were all similar. The witches knew and could always exploit the werewolves' weaknesses, but the werewolves had to constantly learn and scramble and adapt. It made the battle very uncertain.
I woke up writing dialog:
"I wish you wouldn't say things like that about witches," she says. "I'm a witch."
The werewolf rolls his eyes. "A witch," he says. "Of course."
(Ron: my movie store is very sad. It has no Martin. Instead I watched Rise, a movie that kept trying to transcend clichÃ© but never managed.)
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