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Hmm, its 1013 and I think I am finally achieving consciousness. I very nearly said sod it and went back to sleep this morning. At 0705 I got out of bed, 15 mins before I was due to leave the house. I managed it. Grabbed a scone on the way out and hotfooted it down the hill to the bus stop. Slapped my makeup on in transit - to the amusement of fellow passengers (still haven't put my lenses in!) and am sat in front of a PC painfully aware of my sleep shortfall.

My colleague is not in again today, so I am left to juggle a variety of digital video related dissemination outputs. No, it doesn't mean much to me either.

I wanted to ask peeps here what they thought about vampires? Not in they are they a 'good thing' or a 'bad thing' but what the fascination is for some people. Even in terms of films and roleplay games I've never really felt an interest. In terms of roleplay the only thing I saw in that vampire game is the huge potential for political manoeuvring and as that simply isn't my game it interests me not. And why do you have to be a vampire to do it? I'm kinda serious… am very interested. The only way in which vampires have been presented as interesting to me is in the initial Necroscope books. Not all the later bollocks which starts to get ludicrous… I was far more interested in the ESP side of things. Magic interests me, ESP interests me, immortality interests me but vampires no.

So what is it?


I've read a lot of vampirology (although no-where near as much as some) and despite all the sex-metaphor, lust-without-conscience, eternal life but with damnation malarky, I too have never really 'got' them.

My World of Darkness campaign started out initially as an attempt at a Vampire chronicle and ended up as Werewolf, partly because (despite being a Technocracy type at heart) I found the Werewolf 'gaian angst' a lot easier to grok than the pale types endlessly bemoaning "The endless red thirst" and the "Dark agony of the night" (and this, coming from me, someone who was once called a Goth, albeit by someone who wouldn't have known Alaric had he rammed them up the backside with a purloined altarpiece).

Bunch of cold-skinned parasites... wipe 'em out.

Despite this, my personal favourite NPC of the campaign was a vampire.


Beats me.

January 2009

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