What is it that has lead to the sudden upsurge in their image? It didn’t take very long for them to evolve from a dungeon dwelling monster to the ultimate sex symbol that they portray today.
It wasn’t long ago when a friend of mine would go, “Eww, he’s drinking blood.” and “that’s gross” while watching the old Dracula classics but now invite her to watch a twilight movie and she’ll swoon all the way to the theater thinking about the vampire hunks. And then there is my freakishly hysterical cousin who believes that she’ll someday marry a vampire(Weird? tell me about it).
Its not that I despise these unreal fantasized creatures, after all even women deserve to have a muse that they can gush about and fantasize all day. But a midst all this hysteria where does the common man lie?! Ask a woman out on a date and the first reply you are almost certain to come across is, “How sharp are your fangs? And will it hurt if you bite me?”. What’s a man to say in all this?
No I do not have fangs, but I can still bite you if you like?
Not very charming is it? But can you blame us?
Vampires seem to be expanding their avenues at an ever evolving rate from books to music videos to TV shows and now movies not to mention the merchandise that sell in the names of these creatures. What’s next stock brokers guaranteeing you 100% returns on investing in vampires?
Despite all this not affecting my daily life(except having to hear my female companions bickering about who the better vampire is) I still think it is time we subject ourselves to a reality check. I mean Vampires? For real?