Monday, May 28, 2007

Manic Monday #14: Red



The subject of vampires has held me in sway for so many years now. Never mind that the factual history of Vlad the Impaler (to whom the Dracula legend is ascribed) is less than savory; never mind the modern scientific studies explaining the pathology of vampirism. Freaks of happenstance they may be, vampires still come across to me as romantic, erotic creatures.

We are all vampires in one way or another, I think. Perhaps not in the literal sense. But like those enthralling, misbegotten beings, each of us possesses a certain talent (or power, if you will) that makes us seem superior to another person. Some are like Nosferatu and leave others quaking in fear and dread; some are pretty and petty like Lestat; but each one has a unique something that sets him or her apart from everybody else. Each also has a weakness that is sure to be his or her undoing, much like how sunlight is for vampires (this, of course, does not apply to Daywalkers).

Then there's the need to feed. While we have the basics to keep us breathing and existing, many of us spend our days and nights partaking of that certain something that makes us feel alive. A certain something that stokes our passions. Is that something as sensual as the sight of a creature of the night holding her victim helpless in her arms, her open lips on his neck or wrist, her cheeks moving in time with his fluttering pulse as she drinks from him? Perhaps, perhaps not. And when the feeding is done, she lovingly licks each red drop that has managed to escape her attention, milking the act for everything it's worth.

The danger in this is having a particular source dry up, not being there when it's needed or wanted (because of whatever circumstance), which can lead to being someone's downfall -- if it's allowed to. Then there's the problem of being a willing victim, fatally attracted to the prospect of immortality...or maybe it's because having one's blood sucked out by a hot plasmavore just feels so damned good.

Yep, maybe we're all vampires sometimes. Or the prey of one. Whatever. I just wish I looked half as good in black leather.





34 comments:

houseband00 said...

If it's gonna be Kate B. doing the sucking, then, by all means! =)

zeroimpact said...

I'm more than willing to be a victim on hers, even though she is not in leather
LOL
come suck me blood
:)
Heh heh heh

Travis said...

Plasmavore - great word! I've never heard that before. Did you make it up?

I've been fascinated by Ann Rice's vampires for some time. My favorite is Marius.

I've also been enjoying PN Elrod's Jack Fletcher series. There's just something interesting about these kinds of characters. Human flaws and foibles are magnified in them.

Daddy Papersurfer said...

I shall re-watch 'Buffy' and 'Angel' - purely for research you understand.

Ahhh, time for a little nibble I think - bye.[sound of demonic laughter fading into the distance........and then a soft burp]

mousey said...

i love your post interseting and cool!

penfold said...

LL - I'm impressed! Underworld, Blade and even the theme to the Lost Boys - you have been studying hard! Obviously I'll need a pic of you in black leather for comparison purposes before making a final decision...

H said...

Bah. I know you'll look twice as good. Especially with extra black rimmed glasses on.

oh but that insight about vampires -- like dejavue ran into a mirror, is how it hit my brain. that is, each side - individually. They like a little incestuous sucky sucky on each other sometimes. disgusting bastards.

Shaz said...

Excellent take on RED. Try RED leather if you don't suit black . . .lol Happy Manic Monday x x

Matt-Man said...

I would quickly succumb to the "evil" of her black leather. Cheers Lizza.

Lizza said...

HB: I'll ask her to pay you a visit. :-D

ZI: And you. Haha!

Travis: I just thought of it, but I'm not the only one to have used it apparently (lots turned up in a Google search). You wrote a vampire story sometime ago, I remember.

My fave Anne Rice vampires would be Lestat, Armand, and Maharet.

DaddyP: Research is always good. My, I never realized how sexy your laugh can be. *burps right back*

Penfold: The Lost Boys was one cool vampire movie. Glad you noticed all the elements! :-D There's a price for seeing me in black leather, you know. Now, if you'll raise your chin and turn your head juuuust a little...

H: Incestuous sucky sucky between your brain halves, hahaha! You never fail to come up with the most fascinating images. Love 'em!

Shaz: Haha! That's a good suggestion. Happy MM to you too. :-)

Lizza said...

Matt-man: Not if she succumbs to your WIR-flavored bite first. Cheers!

Villager said...

Very unique take on the MM-theme. I have mixed feelings on vampires. Great looking on the outside ... but scary on the inside!

Happy MM and Memorial Day!

peace, Villager

Turnbaby said...

Excellent themework sugar -being a passion seeker myself ;-)

Smooch

it's the little things... said...

Hmmm...vampires is one of my more unreasonable fears. I know they shouldn't, and couldn't really exist...but just in case... :)

Gattina said...

If ever I will meet you I promise to wear a crown of garlic or maybe a nice fashion garlic collar ! I would feel more safe, you never know your own instincts (grin*)!

Matt-Man said...

HA...Good Point Lizza. She'd bite my neck and get slobbering drunk, enhancing my chances to finally get laid. Cheers!!

tegdirb92 said...

wow, great take on the theme this week!

Lizza said...

Villager: Haha, that's right. Just like what most of us are sometimes. ;-) Happy MM!

Turnbaby: You're a passion-seeker? I never would've guessed. Ha! ;-)

Marlayna: Hmmm. I think you're one heck of a brave and strong lady, but I guess even you have something weird to be afraid about. One of my weird fears is heights.

Gattina: No, no, that won't work...because I LOVE garlic. :-) Try a coronet or garland of okra instead.

Matt: Excellent strategy, Matt!

Lizza said...

Tegdirb92: Thanks! Have a great week.

ian said...

My wife is obsessed with vampires. It irritates me to no end.

But you wrote a great post about them anyway. Fresh and different, with a succulent, coppery taste and pulsing throbbing warm. ;)

Ian

Kiyotoe said...

I've always wondered why t.v. and movies make vampires seem so romantic and cool. But whatever the reason, it worked on me.....

"The Lost Boys" is one of my favorite movies and Buffy and Angel...ppsshh...I won't embarrass myself by telling you how big of a fan i was.

Marilyn said...

I need more black leather in my life. Great post!

Comedy + said...

I'm with you on the last sentence. Black leather and looking good is tough. Happy MM. :)

Sanni said...

Aaaaaah! Vampires fascinate me - as long as I can remember... well, at least during the last 569 years or so ;)

ShadowFalcon said...

I think you could give Kate a run for her money any day!

I was sooo obessed with vampires as a teenager I pretend not to be anymore...but I am

Lizza said...

Ian: Glad you liked the metallic taste! And nice to know Sunrunner's fascinated with vampires too. :-)

Kiyotoe: Oh, embarrass yourself. C'mon. ;-)

Marilyn: So do I. Thanks for visiting.

Comedy+: Yes it is. Especially in tropical weather. Have a great week!

Sanni: I just knew there was an otherworldly reason for your beauty.

Shadowfalcon: Haha! Pretend less then. :-)

Odat said...

Oh wow, I've always been mezmerized by vampires too!!! I find them romantic. Great take on them!
Peace

CS said...

Maybe it's because I'm a needle phobe, but the idea of vampires has always completely creeped me out. Not that you didn't write about it well - you always do. But blood - gah! Doesn't work for me.

Natalia said...

I wouldn't say I am obsessed with vampires. However, if there is a place between obsession and healthy interest, that's where I am. I love the books, the movies, the stories. The whole idea of living forever is very alluring. Also, there is so much eroticism in vampire stories. So very alluring indeed.

-N

Lizza said...

Odat: Thanks! You'd be the dancing vampire.

CS: Haha! I'm not a fan of needles too, but there's just something about how vampires are portrayed in literature and in movies that captivate me.

Natalia: Welcome baaaack! Eroticism and immortality, mmmmm.

exile said...

vampires suck

Lizza said...

They sure do, haha! Thanks for dropping by.

Gumby said...

I so love vampires. I even have a really cool pair of fangs that a former roommate gave me as a gift (I've never worn them - still waiting for that 'special occasion').

Lizza said...

You posted a pic of yourself in vampire clothes! I remember. :-D