Turned off by Vampires

Cat E. Cat E.
When it comes to books of all genres, I'm so sick of vampires. It looks like the craze is never going away. Anyone else so tired of vampires, especially in erotica?
08/24/2012
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Ansley Ansley
Yeah...you know Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise did it best in Interview and the Twidorks have nothing on them.

There are like six great vampire films in history and none of them (in my opinion) are in the Twilight Saga (I vurp a little bit each time I'm forced to write that).

Anne Rice's Vampires? Tres sexy. Bram Stoker's Dracula? Wicked and just fucking hot. The rest get a big thumbs down from me.
08/24/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
I found Interview with a Vampire to be so long and boring, though Pitt was definitely sexy.
08/24/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
I went into Interview thinking I'd be ok with Pitt, and detest Cruise. Instead, I really hoped someone would stake Louis (Pitt) — who was too damn emo, even for a vampire — and Lestat (Cruise) surprised the hell out of me, in a good way.

ETA: @ the OP
I'm not tired of vampires. I am tired of POORLY WRITTEN vampires. There's a difference.
08/24/2012
ejrbrndps ejrbrndps
never was into it at all
08/24/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I can see the attraction, but I feel largely neutral about them. "Oh, vampires. Is it an original story or a fanfic based on World of Darkness?"
08/24/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
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Originally posted by Ansley
Yeah...you know Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise did it best in Interview and the Twidorks have nothing on them.

There are like six great vampire films in history and none of them (in my opinion) are in the Twilight Saga (I vurp a little bit each ... More
I agree with you Interview with a vampire and Bram Stokers Dracula are the best. Oh and Anne Rice. Another one I thought was good too was Queen of the Damned.
08/24/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I went into Interview thinking I'd be ok with Pitt, and detest Cruise. Instead, I really hoped someone would stake Louis (Pitt) — who was too damn emo, even for a vampire — and Lestat (Cruise) surprised the hell out of me, in a good ... More
Exactly PV - even with True Blood, I just can't get into it. I wish I could, but I just can't. It doesn't appeal to me at all. But, again I'm not a fan of shows like Dexter and stuff like that anyway. My taste in media is very specific.
08/24/2012
Bullfroggy and Rose Bullfroggy and Rose
I'm sick of them too
08/24/2012
Sammi Sammi
It depends. I like mine with to have a bite, so to speak, so I hate the "sparkly, pretty" vampires, but the ones that have that...bad side draw me.

Interview with the Vampire was actually the first movie that I saw Tom Cruise in that I went, whoa, he IS a cutie . Might have been because we got to see him all scruffy and in a ponytail at StarCon lol.
08/24/2012
sexfairy sexfairy
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Originally posted by Geogeo
I found Interview with a Vampire to be so long and boring, though Pitt was definitely sexy.
The books were so good compared to the movie which was quite disappointing to me... as it often happens when you first read a book and then see the movie made after it.
08/24/2012
sexfairy sexfairy
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Originally posted by Cat E.
When it comes to books of all genres, I'm so sick of vampires. It looks like the craze is never going away. Anyone else so tired of vampires, especially in erotica?
I used to be into vampires about 17 years ago...in my late teenage years. Not at all anymore now! Quite the opposite in fact!
08/24/2012
Willowe Willowe
I like vampires as long as they're well-written and actually have some depth and darkness to them. I like them to be something you should be afraid of, and I like them to have some strong connection to actual vampire lore.
08/24/2012
Peggi Peggi
Some, I agree with, though my heart still beats faster when I watch old episodes of Buffy and Spike comes on the screen
08/25/2012
Feisty Feisty
Nope, still like them, and I think I always will.
08/25/2012
LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I went into Interview thinking I'd be ok with Pitt, and detest Cruise. Instead, I really hoped someone would stake Louis (Pitt) — who was too damn emo, even for a vampire — and Lestat (Cruise) surprised the hell out of me, in a good ... More
I feel like Petite Valentine when it comes to this. I like well-written vampires, not piece of shit sparkly emo dork "vampires".
08/25/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by LadyDarknezz
I feel like Petite Valentine when it comes to this. I like well-written vampires, not piece of shit sparkly emo dork "vampires".
Ditto. Vampires can be quite sexy, if they're written well.
08/26/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I went into Interview thinking I'd be ok with Pitt, and detest Cruise. Instead, I really hoped someone would stake Louis (Pitt) — who was too damn emo, even for a vampire — and Lestat (Cruise) surprised the hell out of me, in a good ... More
Agreed. In general though, I love reading vampire books.
08/26/2012
ScarletFox ScarletFox
I love vampires, but I love them done right.

Though what does a girl gotta do to get some hot Werewolves in stories that become insanely popular.
01/22/2013
The Techno Critic The Techno Critic
Tired of vampires? No.
Tired of vampires as romantic/sexual interest? YES.

Yes, there is a very sexual aspect to the vampire as we know from various eastern European folk traditions, but that's a big part of what makes them *horrifying* not romantic.

Vampires feed on humans and livestock, either killing them outright or draining their lives slowly, so a vampire story can horrify with an "destructive relationship" or "Am I in love with a murderer?" angle.
Vampires rise from their graves to revisit their family, especially their spouses and loves, so a vampire story can horrify with a character being pursued sexually by a corpse.
Vampires (and this is part of a lot of folk traditions that gets skipped in fiction, surprisingly) can even leave their village of origin and start a new life elsewhere, include a new spouse and children, so a vampire story can horrify with a "killer in our midst" or "How well do I know someone close to me?" angle.

Of these ways of using the vampire in fiction, only the first one really seems to ever get used, with the "murderer" aspect downgraded to a less threatening "bad boy" or "tragically misunderstood" trope. It's a waste of a really good archetype, as there are other ways to set up an anti-hero as romantic interest. If in a book there's a reanimated corpse who's primary thought is LITERALLY suck the life from the protagonist and you *aren't* at least a *bit* scared, somebody's not writing very well.
08/10/2013
morganamariah666 morganamariah666
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Originally posted by Cat E.
When it comes to books of all genres, I'm so sick of vampires. It looks like the craze is never going away. Anyone else so tired of vampires, especially in erotica?
Not at all, actually I am quite to the contrary, I think that the whole idea of having wild,rough sex with a vampire for hours on end turns me on. I have yet to find a human man that can keep up as long as I would like. I also think fangs are sexy ...Pitt in Interview, Townsend as Lestat, and Pattinson as Edward...can all suck blood from any part of me they wish...now Nosferatu and Dracula by Bram stoker might take a little convincing on their part.
08/14/2013
friendswithfangs friendswithfangs
with so many good monsters you could make sexy things with, why continuously choose vamps, they have become a bit blase.
11/15/2013
Lil' Missy Lil' Missy
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Originally posted by Ansley
Yeah...you know Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise did it best in Interview and the Twidorks have nothing on them.

There are like six great vampire films in history and none of them (in my opinion) are in the Twilight Saga (I vurp a little bit each ... More
Anne Rice, Brad Pitt, and Tom cruise set the vampire bar high for me! I haven't read Dracula. But Twilight is NOT vampires. They are cannibal fairies. Have you read anything by Christian Feehan? She puts an interesting spin on the vampire beliefs. But doesn't come close to what Anne Rice did!!
11/26/2013
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