Wednesday, April 25, 2012

V is for Vampires don't sparkle


You seriously had to know I was going to write about vampires on V day. Would you have it any other way, though? It's really just who I am.

So, yeah, sparkling vampires. I cannot even begin to describe the deep-seated loathing I feel toward sparkling vampires. Any of the non-biting, non-hunting, non-predator vampires, actually. What's the point of making a vampire not drink blood? Would it be compelling to talk about a great white shark that didn't eat seals? No.

Dear wuss vampire authors, and yes, this is me being a little spiteful, please stop diluting my genre. Pick another creature, since it doesn't matter if your main man has fangs or not. Perhaps he's an elf, or just a superhuman. Plenty of other supernaturals have cool powers, and you won't be able to ruin their dark mystique.

Some of us have the desire to be hunted and fed on, and that's why we like vampires. We need to be victims, need to hang in the mercy of our lover. We need to show how deep our passion and love run, and we do that by sustaining his life.

You don't have to stop writing. Just stop taking our thing. Leave vampires to the shadows and those who want to be in there.

Thank you for hearing me out. It's not going to change anything, but I feel better for having spoken up. If you agree, or want to see what else I have to say on the matter, stop by VampiresDontSparkle.com

6 comments:

  1. Thank you! I am with you on this. I'm tired of the wimpy modern vampires. Bram Stoker's version was cruel, deceitful, and powerful, and made for great reading. Here is a link to my short story, Vampire Truths - definitely not about the sparkly modern vampires: http://baddreamsgranger.blogspot.com/p/vampire-truths.html

    http://anabarauthor.blogspot.com/2011/07/vampire-truths-my-new-short-horror.html

    Let me know if you are interested, and I'll happily send you an electronic copy.

    Thanks

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