Whenever I see a person reading a book I have to ask them what they are reading. Today while waiting in line in front of the female bathroom at the yoga studio (there is ALWAYS a line in front of the female bathroom) I stood next to a young girl about 12 years old wearing plaid and deep red tights, she was reading a book and I asked her wat book it was. She looked up and showed me the cover . The title was "Eclipse". She told me it was a a book about a vampire, "It's a love story though, so it's okay."
"Oh really?"; I thought. There is nothing more romantic than a story about a blood sucking parasite. A creature whose sole purpose in life is to drain people of their very life source. Hold oh; come to think about it, that describes all the men I've been involved with!
At least they worked hard on draining me dry!
But seriously folks, it was Ann Rice that can be credited on making the vampire sexy. I recall reading an article about Bram Stoker classic vampire novel and the writer stated how it was a story addressing the issues of the Victorian English concerns over immigration. Those rich, strange, foreigners seducing and taking our women! He was a Count after all. Bram Stoker was Irish and knew how uptight the English were. Interesting idea.
Still, I always laugh when I read or I see a vampire being sexual. Let's face it folks, (how can I say this gently) a man needs a lot of blood flow to strike up the band and doesn't have enough to spare to enage in the wild thing. Hello , a vampire is a member of the living dead! Has more important issues to address then falling in love.
And ladies, how fun can it be having some bite one's neck and sucking one dry of all your blood? Also, ladies, being a vampire will truly save on makeup. You can't use a mirror, how can those Goths put on their black lip stick and eyeliners?