Thursday, February 2, 2012

Confession: I love vampires

I have a confession to make. I love vampires. I don't write about them, at least I haven't yet, but I love them. There is something sexy about a vampire. It's not the blood part, I'm not all that into blood. I have in fact passed out from the sight of my own blood. Vampires on the other hand are very cool.

Horror movies have always been a huge part of my life so I know all about Dracula. Vampires these days, though, are not Dracula. They are sexy. They are young. They are mysterious. They are hot. They don't turn into bats. I think this is the biggest thing that turns them from monsters to sexy.

Now, I realize there are female vampires. I just don't find them as interesting because I'm busy drooling over the male ones. I started my new fascination with the fanged ones with -- yes, I'm admitting it -- Twilight. Before you all run screaming in the other direction, take a breath. I found the idea of vampires that embrace life and not death to be very interesting. They were still strong. They were also moral and caring, vampires with feelings. I mean come on, did we ever really get a sense of feeling from Dracula? Well, I never did.

From Twilight has grown a whole new kind of vampire. We get to see vampires as people who drink blood to survive, but still  have all the same hang ups and drama as the rest of us. Living forever, having super speed or super strength doesn't make their lives super perfect. That human element makes it possible for us to relate to them in ways I could never relate to Dracula.

We also have vampires that can walk out in the light. Vampires take on a whole new look when they aren't trapped by the night. They can have jobs, if a vampire wanted to have a job, they could be even more like humans. It again makes it possible for us humans to relate or understand. It is a good time to be a vampire fan. Twilight aside, there is just about every type and kind of vampire out there for all of us. Along with my love of Twilight -- Team Edward always -- there is True Blood and The Vampire Diaries.

I'm hooked on both of those series as well. It is exciting to get to watch them brought to life on TV, but the very best part is that they are also books. This means I can pick up a copy and immerse myself into their world at any time. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy staring at Eric from True Blood or Damon from The Vampire Diaries, but it is always great when you can take them to bed and cuddle up under the covers with them.

16 comments:

  1. I love them too...and weres and demons etc!

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    1. All the paranormal is a lot of fun. Takes you to the limits and beyond with what is possible.

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  2. Isn't it funny how vampires have become super good looking pale people with super powers? They are so human that we can relate to them and their stories - I think that's why they're so popular. Well. That and the vampire dudes in pop culture happen to be very, very handsome. *swoon* Awesome post!

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    1. I know. No one is turning old men or ugly people to be vampires anymore. Lucky us, we get to look at super sexy yummy vampires. LOL.

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    2. LOL - one of the many perks of living in the 21st century, haha!!! :)

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  3. I love vampires, and everything supernatural. I just recently jumped on the Twilight bandwagon (super late, I know!) and I'm team Edward too. :) If you haven't heard of it already, you may want to check out A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. It's an absolutely amazing book. Some people call it Twilight for adults. It's got a sexy vampire, demons, and witches of course. :)

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    1. Ooo! I have not heard of that one yet. I'll definitely have to check it out. Yes, everything supernatural is a lot of fun right now. I've always had an interest and it's great to see so much out there being written for us all to enjoy!

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  4. I'm sorry. What? I was drooling over some chick vampires and didn't catch that... ;)
    Cool post. I'm old school when it comes to vampires; however, if Twilight and the rest of the new breed of vamps helps bring readers my way, then I'm all for it.
    Hava a great weekend, Bridget.

    -Jimmy

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    1. Well, readers are readers of course. Don't want to turn any of those away. Old school isn't bad, but there is definitely something to be said for the new and err...different. LOL.

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  5. I'm a little addicted to 'True Blood' too. It's a great story. I have actually written a review of 'Dracula' and 'Twilight' on my blog. And, if you're interested, I am writing a blogfic serial called 'The Viscount's Son' it hold a promise of a little vampirism ;) You can see it here - http://theviscountsson.blogspot.com/

    I don't mean to spam your blog, just thought you might be interested :)

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    1. Always interested in new blogs and new items on vampires and other readings and writing. I'm more than a little addicted to True Blood, if the truth be known. It is a pretty intense show. One hour at a time just doesn't seem to be enough.

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    2. Hehe ... I went over to a friends house last Friday night for a True Blood marathon. It was great - wine, chocolate and True Blood! It was Season two, my favourite

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    3. Oh awesome!

      I just finished rewatching season 4 again. It's hard to stop at just one. You want to watch them all at once because you want to get to the end.

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  6. I love vampires, too. I watch both of those shows, and I'm completely hooked on Twilight. My mom got me started on paranormal romances.

    Starting on Feb. 10, I'm going to be hosting a Vampires for Valentines giveaway - so swing by for a chance to win!

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    1. Awesome! Vampires for Valentines Day sounds exciting, I'll have to drop in for sure.

      My sister is responsible for getting me hooked on paranormal romances. She brought me Twilight and said read it! So I did and that was that.

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