Friday, August 25, 2006

Fun with Vampires, the ongoing parasite discussion...


While some energy vampires are overtly predatory like Dracula, others are more or less creatures of opportunity that lay in wait like a deer tick, dormant for a time on a blade of grass until unsuspecting fauna passes close enough to awaken its “bloodlust”; and just like a deer tick you must extricate the whole beast from your being, being especially careful not to break its head off, lest it fester and infect you with its debilitating disease and drain you continually of your precious life force.

It a very good argument that most energy vampires are unaware of the malignancy they spread in others lives, and truly believe all of their yada, yada, yada… even so, there are those predatory masters of the energy sup who know exactly what they’re doing and why.


But lets take a little recess from the heaviness of the energy vampire subject and enjoy the vampires of folklore and myths for a while. Time for to have some fun with this thing and explore vampire archetypes (oh boy!) from ancient vampire folklore to modern literature, cinema and soap operas.

We have been romancing these creatures of the night for a long time now, why is that? We just cant get enough of their stylishly freaky funky stuff, but the vampire is here to stay for a reason, may as well play around with it and maybe figure out what makes them sooo darned fascinating!

Coming soon: From Dracula to the Great Gatsby

11 comments:

Pisces Iscariot said...

Surely part of the vampire allure is the immortality. What would it be like not to age while all around you wither and die?
Of course for young boys watching the old Hammer Horror, there was always the hope of a glimpse of exposed feminine flesh - the vampirism of all boys works mainly through the eyes :-)

Spooks said...

Oh yes, immortality most certainly.

Spooks said...

Oh, that and bared boobs of course...

Karmyn R said...

okay - ever since I was a little girl and saw Bella Lugosi - I have been afraid, yet completely fascinated with the vamp. I still ALWAYS sleep with something around my neck (usually the sheet) - even if its 100°F inside the house!

Yes - they are fascinating...but I don't think the boob shot does it for me. Maybe it is the draw of power that the vampire has - the seduction and allure. Of course, I wouldn't say the original Nosferatu portrayed that. It was later movies and books. (of course, Bram Stoker's Dracula was close).

Spooks said...

Yes you're right about the first film portrayal of a vampire "Count Orlak" played masterfully by Max Schreck in F.W. Murnau's 'Nosferatu' is more of a nasty, filthy pestulance spreading rat, than the elegant wolfish creature of the Stoker tradition. Psychologically I'm on the fence with who is more terror inspiring, the one you'd never invite into your home or the who's party you want to join...

Karmyn R said...

If terror comes at you looking gorgeously wolfish or scary Max Schrekish - I'll choose the wolf!!

Have you seen the movie "Shadow of the Vampire"? - a movie based on the premise that Max Shreck was a real vampire! It has been recommended to me - I'm just trying to work up the courage to see it.

OH - and I'd love to hear your friends story of Bigfoot too! That could be a great post.

Pisces Iscariot said...

I have another category of vampire for you. I have only met two of this variety but both had formidible power.
Time Eaters! The ones that stop by and tell stories in infinite detail about absolutely nothing. By the time you finally get rid of them you have lost hours of your life and are running late. :-)

Spooks said...

Karmyn, I saw "Shadow of" when it first came out and I think I may even own it, however I saw it shortly before my accident and don't remember if I liked it or not... lol! I'll have to re-watch it and get back to you!

Spooks said...

Pisces, ah yes the time eaters I know them well! lol! I call them "time bandits"! Wretched creatures...

gregrandgar said...

The most sensual scene I've ever seen in a movie was the culminating act of the heroine offering herself to Nosferatu (Klaus Kinsky) to save her lover! Within her was the conflict of the love that drove her to the sacrifice and the utter repulsiveness of the vampire and his meal. Within Nosferatu the desire to partake of her lovely neck and wounds of her repulsion on his desire to be loved. Wow. I must have been stoned. It certainly impressed me.

Spooks said...

Gregrandgar, you may very well have been stoned, but I couldn't agree with you more! I too was awe struck by the sensual beauty and horror of that scene. Klaus was an amazing actor...