I am obcessed with vampires!

@celticeagle (120485)
Boise, Idaho
March 12, 2011 9:49pm CST
I have watched every vampire movie and documentary. I know the history of vampires. I understand the eroticism and charm of the vamp. I have a book shelf full of vampire books. Anne Rice is my favorite writer about vampires so far. I have watched Buffy, Angel, Moonlight, Vampire Dairies and now True Blood. True Blood has become a favorite show and I can hardly wait until the fourth season starts in June. Why do you think they are so interesting? What's your take on vampires?
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@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
14 Mar 11
That Anne Rice is an amazing writer. I liked her witch series too. I haven't got to see True Blood yet but I have heard there are a lot of people loving it. I think that vampires have always been presented in an elusive romantic kind of scary way..lol.
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@celticeagle (120485)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Mar 11
Ya, they are bad boys/girls personified.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
14 Mar 11
We all have our own obsessions celticeagle. and it happens yours are on vampires.
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@celticeagle (120485)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Mar 11
You are so right.
@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
13 Mar 11
I used to get scared of vampires when i was a kid. During the 80s the vampire movies were made to show how cruel and scary they are. But when i watched the Interview with the Vampire, that changed my prospective of them. I became interested in vampires and i fell in love with them. I wish to become one because i'm wondering what would it be like to live an immortal life, to thirst for blood and to never sleep at all. Vampires are really intriguing and there's a lot to learn from them if they really exist.
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@celticeagle (120485)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Mar 11
I am so glad that Interview With the Vampire could change your perspective. I would like the immortal side of it also. Makes me very curious.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
13 Mar 11
With the popularity of the Twilight Saga, vasmpires have become quite huge. Vampires used to just mean Dracula. We have come far from that picture with so many vampire series and films. its hard to decide what a vampire would really be like. I think people become fascinated with what is just beyond their reach.
@celticeagle (120485)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Mar 11
It was Dracula and then Lestat for me. Lestat and Bill are my faves. Twilight saga doesn't do much for me.
@blink182m (182)
• Philippines
13 Mar 11
That would be so interesting if you're obsess with vampires, we have a lot of obsession though I loved to watch a movie with storyline like vampires I just loved to watch but not close to obsession.
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@celticeagle (120485)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Mar 11
I just fully enjoy them. Maybe obsessed is a strong word.
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
13 Mar 11
I used to be. I first got hooked around 1984 or 1985 after seeing a made for TV movie about them. All I can remember of it really is the end of the movie, and it was rather sad. I've never seen another one that ended in quite that same manner and I don't think that I've seen the movie since. My interest in vampires grew when Lost Boys was released, and REALLY got big when the television series Forever Knight was released. I loved reading the Anne Rice novels.. I've seen a lot of the vampire subject movies that weren't B-rates. Once Twilight took off though, that was it for me. A total buzzkill. Having it shoved down my throat every second I had the tv or radio on or every time that I stepped into a book store or video store, or hell, everytime the 'tween girls walking down the streets would open their mouths. I dont know why I got like that.. felt a little invaded perhaps. And now with all of the book and televions series that have taken off, my only real interest in anything vampire is an online game that Ive played for 10 years based from White Wolf's "Vampire the Masquarade" game. Im not really sure why I've always found them so interesting... I think maybe it's due to the fact that they would be living artifacts.. Pieces of living, breathing history with knowledge to be shared that we would really have no other way of learning about except from guesstimating... ?
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@celticeagle (120485)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Mar 11
Ya, I have a fanscination about them and have for years. Don't care for the B-rated ones. Haven't heard of these other things you mention. I agree on the Twilight movies. I never cared for them and don't watch them.
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
13 Mar 11
Hello, I'm a vampire! JOKE! :P I'm not into vampires, but they seem so interesting! Are they really true or they are just fiction? And is it true that they do hypnotize?
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@celticeagle (120485)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Mar 11
Some people think they are vamps. And on True Blood they do what is called 'charming' which is putting the person in a hypnotic state and they have no memory of it.
@weasel81 (2501)
• Australia
13 Mar 11
i love a good vampire read, something with adventure as well. i love christine freehan books the carapathian series even thou they not vamps. there is a new series out, but it more for teenagers i find those books a good read as well. but it just seems vampire stories are more interesting.
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@celticeagle (120485)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Mar 11
They are very interesting especially if realistic. Some are ifee at best. I will check these out that you mentioned. Thanks.
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
13 Mar 11
Hi celti, Remarkable obsession indeed. A good many times I have seen vampire things shown on the Discovery or Nat Geo, Chanel and I am not yet convinced if at all there exists a creature called vampires or they are just wild bats. And what brings you so closer to vampires? Interestingly the concept of vampire is western. In our subcontinent we do not believe that there is vampire.
@Galena (9123)
13 Mar 11
vampire bats are fascinating creatures. the theory is that they evolved from insectivorous bats that were attracted to insect infested wounds, originally, and developed some amazing physical traits that enable them to live on blood. they have heat sensors located around the nose to detect blood rich areas in skin. they have anticoagulants in their saliva and a grooved tongue. they need the red cells of the blood, so in order to get enough sustainence in a meal, they have highly specialised stomach and kidneys that remove the plasma very rapidly. so often they will go to the toilet while still feeding. a meal may be up to 60% of their body weight. if they didn't rid themselves of the plasma before flying away they would be unable to get off the ground. it's thought the name of the most common species (Of which there are 3) is Desmodus Rotundus, relating to their rather chubby appearence after eating. they are uncommonly agile on the ground for a bat, and even jump and hop. most bats can only really crawl when not in flight, as their feet are not weight bearing. they also have a remarkable social structure. one of the few species that have well documented and studied reciprocal altruism. which means that they help each other, even other bats that are not blood relatives, which is unusual. they will regurgitate blood for another bat that has had an unsuccessful trip out, if that bat is more in need of it than they are. amazing animals. and much smaller than most people think of them. as they weigh less than 40g.
@Hatley (164468)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Mar 11
hi celticeagle I am not into vampires myself but my son is a great fan of Anne Rioe's books and I did read Several but i soon went back to Stephen Kings books as he is one of my many favorites too. Here I seldom get to watch any of the programs I would love to see like American Idol and Dancinvg with the stars and my favorites basketball Nb A series. several old duffers get the remote'and thats all she wrote. nobody else has a choice. yuck.I think people have been obessed with the dark side since forever.I myself can take them or leave them.
@celticeagle (120485)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Mar 11
Well, this just proves that opposites attrack. I respect Stephen King as a writer and feel his dwscription and suspense is superb but I am always disappointed in his storylines. I not a basketball fan but I do enjoy The Harlem Globetrotters. You take them or leave them and I will take 'em. Love 'em. Thanks for your response. ALways enjoy hearing from you.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
13 Mar 11
I know from internet research that there are people who really believe they're vampires and that they really feel like they need to drink blood. Buffy, I liked. Spoofs, I like. Dark Vampire stuff, I don't really care for. I used to watch Dark Shadows as a kid. I'm more into werewolves. I wish there were were___________, a variety of turnings, not just into wolves, but other things. I really liked reading and watching shapeshifter traditions of various cultures. There was a story of a Native American who turned into an Eagle and flew away during a flood. I don't remember much more than that about it, I saw it on tv when I was a teenager. I'd rather shapeshift into an animal than be a Vampire, I'm not much into blood, except for keeping my own in my body and right now, with my health, that's a challenge.