Even if the title of the post
suggest I am not a huge vampire enthusiast. But when I think about vampires,
all the stories and myths related to vampires sometimes I get very silly
thoughts about them. You might find them relaly weird questions – but that’s how
random my thoughts are sometimes.
Thus it’s going to be Vampire talk for
#MondayMusings at Write Tribe. Are you wondering what is this #MondayMusings? Check below.
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- Write a post sharing your thoughts on a subject of your choice. Make it as personal as possible.
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Ohh one more thing I am co-hosting the next #MondayMusings on Write Tribe with Corinne - that is on 15th June. So stay tuned and watch this space.
When I was a kid I had serious restriction
on watching movies! [yeah that sucks right?] My dad wasn’t quite happy with the
idea of me watching the Bollywood pot boilers. I was allowed only ***certain***
English movies. Those were the days of VCRs and we had a good collection of
tapes at home. From the entire collection my choices (or rather what I was allowed
as a choice) comprised of The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, The Wizard of
Oz returns, Godzilla, several Disney movies and some other non descriptive
I remember there were some Dracula
movies which had become popular that time – I don’t remember the name though
and I had asked my dad to take me for a horror movie which I wanted to watch in
the theatre. I have always liked watching horror movies right from my
childhood. So my dad had obliged and taken me for some vampire movie. The
typical blood sucking cross fearing white handsome looking vampire movie.
Now as I grew up I have seen and
read several vampire themed movies and books. Underworld series being one of
the many. The more I read the more I wondered why all vampires are supposed to
have the same construct, same behavioral pattern or even similar names?
I have read few Indian fiction
books on Vampire as well, in fact have reviewed The Company Red and Tantra in
my blog. Though the books were Indian, the setup was in India, the authors also
are Indian the vampire always seems to be a foreigner. They are mostly always firangs hailing from Europe or US! Why is
it that we read or see only imported vampires?
Victor… too common a name?
Now if you have seen loads of
vampire movies or have read stories about vampires you will know the most
popular name amongst vampires seem to be VICTOR.
I really don’t know why! It’s
an irony that at the end vampires are never victorious (until the recent
Underworld and Twilight series). But why Victor. In fact the great master of
the Underworld series is named Victor and If I am not wrong one the members of
the Volturi in the Twilight series also is called Victor! Is a vampire royalty
supposed to be named Victor? Victor only knows. Other common names that come to
my mind are Vincent, Vlad, Vladimir, Kraven. May be they all have a fascination
for old names or for that matter for the letter V.
The Fair & Handsome Vampires
We all know vampires are blood
sucking cold creatures – point taken but why do all vampires need to be fair
and white? Because they are cold? Have you ever come across any vampire
literature where they have not described a vampire as white as snow and the
most handsome men. Even the ladies are supposedly the most beautiful ones.
There are times when a vampire
bites a human and they in turn become vampires. Now are vampires attracted only
to fair and good looking humans? How come they select only the most handsome
men/women to become vampires? Have you ever thought like that?
Have you noticed in
, all vampire stories they are all filthy rich. I wonder if becoming a
vampire entitles them to special fortune or special grants from special vampire
banks! I have not come across any vampire lead character to be poor or middle
class! They are all rich handsome men with plush houses or penthouses (for the
urban vampires) and yes not to forget their love for fast and super luxury
Vampire Fashion - always in!
Now this one is really funny. Vampires are not supposed to see their reflections in mirrors (according to some literatures at least) but tell me how are they always impeccably dressed in designer wears? How do they know how they are looking if they don't see their reflection? Or even their hairstyle for that matter!
It’s sometimes nice to get such
silly weird thoughts right? I don’t know if it’s only me who gets such weird
questions in mind. But it isn’t that bad being a vampire – not at least
according to the authors who have made these characters shine. You get to live
a loooooooooong life unless someone uproots your head or pushes a wooden nail
deep in your heart, you get beautiful ladies or men, you get to ride super
cars, you have more money than all the Arabs together!
Do you feel the same way. Share
your vampire thoughts with me in a comment below.