Friday, 26 May 2017
The vampire is a very popular subject for both books of a fictional nature and non fictional. With so much information out there and so many different types of vampire characters, what is right and what is wrong? Essentially, the answer to that is nothing. You can believe whatever you want to but here is a list of 5 things I will never believe about vampires.
1. They can all walk around in the day.
Say what you will about Twilight, but the fact that her vampires are not bound by the whole creatures of the night thing opened up a huge array of situations for her sparkly fangster. However, its not something I will ever choose to do myself. Walking in daylight should, for me, be a rare power. Something that must be achieved either through a special bloodline, living to a certain age or by some sort of magical talisman. I am totally down with the daylight rings in Vampire Diaries but not every vampire has a Bennett Witch as a pal.
2. They don't want to drink blood
I don't understand why so many authors want to write tortured vampires, who don't want to drink blood, but must to survive or try to sustain themselves on a diet of animal blood. Blood equals food. Most people enjoy their food, especially the food that is bed for them. I'm not saying I am down with massive vampire killing sprees but the average human body holds eight pints of blood, I don't know anyone who can drink eight pints of something the thickness of soup.
3. They all have tragic pasts
What is wrong with a happy vampire? Can't a few blood suckers be living their un-life to the full. In this I include the whole, turned against their will, stick that seems to be popular among teen books. I'm pretty sure there are plenty of vampires that took to vampirism with full knowledge of the consequences of their actions. I will also include here the not knowing who sired them crap as well. If you could have the possibility of creating someone who could literally live for ever, would you pick someone you knew who wouldn't annoy the heck out of you a hundred years down the line or some random stranger you dove upon in an ally.
4. They must all be drop dead gorgeous.
There are two schools of thought about what vampirism does to the person. There are those that say that it physically changes them to make them more beautiful - like really good plastic surgery that you just had to die for lol. Or there is the school of the more realistic vampire which has its own split. There is the belief that it enhances certain qualities you already possessed, makes hair shinier, eyes brighter, skin clearer but no hard line changes to your appearance. Then there is the track that it changes absolutely nothing about you physically, you just get a bit paler and live off a liquid diet. These ultra real vampires are one of my favourite because although they do not look more attractive, they have a certain je ne sais quoi that still draws prey in.
5. They are all incredibly old.
In some books its like there was a mass turning of vampires 2 to 3 hundred years ago and no one has bitten anyone since. Old vampires are great but for me there need to be some generations. New baby vamps just learning, vamps who've been dead a while but still aren't use to it, those that are looking forward to reaching their centenary. Variety is the spice of life or un life