Friday, November 27, 2009

Are Vampires Draining You?

I'll admit that I watched Dark Shadows (when I was able) as a teenager. There was no t-vo then and television couldn't be recorded for convenient viewing. For those of you who are old enough to recall, Dark Shadows was an afternoon soap opera about vampires and such.

I watched the HBO Series True Blood, a more contemporary view of vampires living among us in the Southern United States. So I'm not uninformed as to vampire genre.

However, the current flood of vampire television and movies exceeds both my interest and my attention span, should I find myself interested in blood-suckers. Notwithstanding there are allusions to "sparkling vampires" and other versions of vampires in contemporary literature that I can't keep up with.

I personally prefer female vampires because they do have their own sex appeal. Could I (a mere mortal) overcome a fanged female in a fight? Would she have her way with me, or the other way round? These questions underpin the sexuality of fangs.

However the flood of vampire diaries, vampire drama, vampire feature films, vampire television, and vampire HBO (it's not television, its HBO) leave me somewhat drained.


Xmichra said...

I hear ya. I love my vampire tales and remember Dark Shadows as well. But the plathora of vamp related things is getting crazy.

but then, I am one of those folk who think the new genre of "Emo" is totally pathetic and without cause. So I am a little biased to what is concidered "dark culture" now. To me, it's all very uniteresting broody sulky whine of a genere that used to be fanatical.

WoFat said...

I'm from New Orleans, where vampires and voodoo queens work at Walmart, and serve drinks in the evenings at Pat O'Brians.

Opus #6 said...

Daughter and I saw New Moon and enjoyed it. I expected it to be a cheap, teeny-bopper film, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality. See? Much better with low expectations. :-)

Coffeypot said...

I'm reading the Sookie Stackhouse series (where True Blood came from) and that is about it. I normally do not care for vampire type movies or stories. But I did date a few Blood Suckers in my time. There were more the billfold suckers if the truth be known. Now both types are daily as I am now married.

I remember Dark Shadows quiet well. There are reruns on SiFi channel (I think) now.

darlin said...

LOL WoFat!

LL it's good to have you back here, I was lacking entertainment for quite some time! I really do need to "get a life"... I know this already! lol

Joanie M said...

John says that vampires are supposed to be evil and scary, not cute and nice. I've managed to not become ensnared in the vampire madness with the books and movies and TV shows.

Susannah said...

Ugh. enough already! It's just creepy!

And as for 'Emo' - since when do attempts @ nonconformity all end up looking alike??

btw, for a real fantasy, historical fiction, sci-fi, romance series, try Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Wow.

Azra said...

lol. I think the world just wants/needs something to gawk at in unison. Ten years ago it was Britney Spears. The Buffy/Angel saga remains the only one in the Vampire genre that captivated me, somewhat :)

Susannah said...

"...something to gawk at in unison..."

Best explanation I've heard yet on Britney Spears.

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