A to Z Challenge – FANGS

Day 22

April 26, 2016

The Variable Letter: V

Vampires

Male Vampire

Of all the movie ‘monsters,’ the creatures I love the most are the vampires. I imagine it is all about immortality, but also not growing older, either. I can remember some of the movies in days of yore which featured vampires, though most of what I love are more ‘contemporary.’

 

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Watching the movie, “Lost Boys” over and over again comes to mind, after seeing it for the first time.

 

 

 

Vachon

 

While vampires generally are considered bad, evil, and a scourage on society, I’ve found my favorite blood sucker in a four hundred plus year old, once Conquistador, whose Sire brought him and a, then, sworn enemy across together, charging them with the duty of protecting innocents.

 

 

 

 

 

So many vampire stories abound, and I have read and seen movies and television series on as many as I could. I’ve also written quite many stories, some fanfiction based on favorite characters, while others were original stories and characters.

What I find interesting is how the ways of vampires have changed. Once was a vampire could not go out in the light of day, was vulnerable to garlic, and often took the form of a bat.

And there’s a difference from story to story (movie to movie) in the vampire’s fangs.

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These days, however, a vampire can walk out in the sun, or at least in shaded daylight. Garlic doesn’t bother them, and neither does holy water nor religous objects like crosses. A stake to the heart was often enough to kill one, and, of course, death by sunlight. However, these days it seems, off with their heads is the only real way to keep a blood sucker down, and throwing the body and severed parts into a fire, seals that deal.

And of course, many seem, now, to be less a threat to our species than once was:

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Forever Knight’s Javier Vachon

 

 

 

 

 

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Moonlight’s Mick St. John

 

 

 

 

Cullen Family

 

Twilight’s The Cullen Family

 

 

 

 

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Subspecies’ Stefan

 

 

 

Vampire couples are appealing and appearing in more stories: Twilight Jasper and Alice

 

 

Alice and Jasper Cullen

 

 

 

 

 

True Bloods Bill and Sookie

 

versus the traditional vampire human coupling: True Blood’s Bill and Sookie

 

 

 

 

I’ve even seen a series where the vampire was born thus, not brought across by other vampires, like in the original stories.

The one mainstay, of course, is blood. Their food of choice is blood.

So remember, if you want to take a vampire to lunch, tell them to BYOB.

 

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. calensariel
    Apr 26, 2016 @ 14:09:24

    Mick St. John!!! Loved that character. Have the whole season on dvds. Was so heartsick when they took “Moonlight” off. Bet they were kicking themselves around the block after the success of the Twilight series! LOVE Alex O’Loughlin. He’s great on Hawaii 5-0, but he should let his hair grow out!!!

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Apr 26, 2016 @ 19:28:30

      LOL I totally agree… grow the hair, Alex! I have the series, as well. It’s on DVD and I’m thinking of getting the streaming one, in case our last DVD player bites (pun intended) the dust.

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  2. spiritualdragonfly
    Apr 26, 2016 @ 17:53:29

    I’m with you Fim…love those vampires!!!!

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  3. Weekends in Maine
    Apr 26, 2016 @ 21:47:26

    I’m a big fan of vampires too. You’re right in how the rules change in different portrayals. It keeps it interesting.

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  4. badfish
    Apr 26, 2016 @ 22:36:21

    This is all well and good, but you know…I’ve never quite gotten into vampires. They can’t come out in the sun…and that just bothers me. This is a different kind of spooky. And then there’s the part about the blood. Blood makes me oozy. Drinking it…that’s another story. But…BYOB. Now THAT, little Fim Noir, is genius. Where does your mind go when you sit to write is my question for today. Because I don’t think too many could follow you there.

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  5. Fimnora Westcaw
    Apr 27, 2016 @ 01:21:50

    You did see the part where there are some creators of stories who, in fact, do have their vampires be able to be in the sun. So, yes, it is all well and good. But it’s okay that you’ve never gotten into vampires.
    When you say different kind of spooky, you mean of the horror kind? Then you sure won’t like The Walking Dead, huh?
    BYOB just follows my BYOM from the Monday Music Medicine Show. For instance, should a vampire come to the MMMS, we wouldn’t want them supping on the others who’ve come to the show, so we do allow bottles in to the stadium. *grins*

    To answer your question, where does my mind go when I sit and write? Why to the Inner Circle of Fault, of course.
    It’s always a pleasure to see you here.

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  6. Sarah
    Mar 05, 2017 @ 07:03:21

    I still love the Cullens to date. Cool selections but who’s the guy in the first image? Is it possible to use him for a book cover? Thanks.

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Mar 08, 2017 @ 10:25:35

      Hello Sarah! Your comment came into my email on one of the rare days that my internet is working. Mercury is wreaking havoc with my online life.
      Anyway, *happy dancing* @ still loving the Cullens. Me too. I watch the series once a year. It’s like a pilgrimage. I went to see what image I used for the intro pic, and to be honest, I didn’t recognize him. I think it was a pick I’d found in Google images, and thought it was perfect for the ‘story’ I was writing then. I looked to see what the properties were from the pic in my selection, but it just said, “Male vampire.” I think it might be possible to find it again in a google images search by putting in Vampires and see what website hosted that pic. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful!

      I’d be interested to her when you publish your book. Are you in the Story A Day site?

      Thank you for stopping by.

      Fim

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