posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 03:17 PM
my main problem is Twilight put the final death knell on vampire literature that started in the 90's with the goth/ann rice phase.
twilight basically took the last vestige of what made vampires mosnters and shat on it.
they walk in the day, they're incredibly attractive, they don't really seem to *have* to drink blood, they're immortal, they have super strength
there's basically no setbacks to being one!
it used to be, being a vampire made you a monster, the good guy vamps would always be pissed they couldn't go out in the day, had to avoid garlic,
and had to essentially murder to live, the bad guys you knew were bad because they relished it., yes, you had physically attractive vampires, but once
the fangs came out, they had a tendency to look real ugly (buffy's vampires always seemed to get puffy foreheads, and at least the white wolf
vampires had the nosferatu clan, wich actually was closer to count orlock than they wre lestat at least) Twilight, they can sit back eat a garlic
pizza in broad daylight and the only possibly ethical problem is their tendency to stalk teenage mormon girls and watch them sleep, I'm not sure, but
I don't even think they have fangs.
there is no longer anything monstrous about being a vampire, you're essentially a superhero now, thanks to a book series that reads like a 14 year
old girl's bad fanfic.
Vampires and cryptozoology, in the past I actually didn't mind vampires being discussed in crypto forums, they usually got more into how a vampire
could technically exist. now though, it's how a vampire could actually sparkle in the sun and keep their perfect hair forever.