Discussion topic: What is it about those darned vampires?
What is it about vampires that makes them so interesting?
As usual, you can read my thoughts after the jump.
This is a topic I have thought about a lot. The actors always get asked this in interviews. I was reading a book yesterday (Evernight by Claudia Grey) and my husband said, “Is that book about vampires? You are obsessed!” and I thought, “No, I am not really obsessed with vampires, as much as Twilight.” But after thinking about it, he might just be right. I have read or plan to read quite a few vampire novels/series, I like vampire lore, movies (Interview with a Vampire, Blade, Underworld), TV (Vampire Diaries, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Moonlight). So all that leads me to wonder, why the heck am I so interested?
Here is my two cents, and you can tell me what you guys think in the comments section. Someone was really creative to come up with the idea of vampires, but one thing I love about them is seeing how different minds come up with different ways to explain certain lore that tends to be associated with them: the blood drinking (which is pretty universal), the stakes, the garlic, the coffins, the sunlight. I love hearing different explanations for each of those. But then on top of that, they always seem to have some sort of sex appeal and are hot stuff, so then you kind of root for human characters to fall in love with them. You want them to have to fight their urges to kill/suck blood/eat people. Wow, I really am rambling on. Clearly, I don’t have any concise thoughts on the subject. Sound off below!
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