So I guess I will come clean and fully admit to my vampire addiction. I read all four of the Twilight novels (and Midnight Sun, Twilight from Edward's point of view) in five days. My dear friend and I are headed to the midnight showing of New Moon. The Mr. and I just started watching HBO's 'True Blood'. I'll out him too...he's just as into it as I am. I have the theme song running through my head and I can't wait for the next disc to arrive from Netflix. The Mr. thinks it's because I'm part Romanian and have family that lived in Transylvania. He even tells a story about how my uncle So and So was turned into a vampire. Or was it he was Dracula? I can't remember, the story is always evolving. Then last night while we were watching 'True Blood' it occurred to me that if the Mr. was sleeping all night then LN and I would be left unprotected (From what? Details.) When I mentioned this to the Mr. he totally saw where I was going. So he told me I could get a vampire boyfriend; just so that we would be protected twenty-four hours a day. Pretty smart on my part, no?
I don't think I'm the only one with a new found love of vampires. The recent boom of vampire books, TV shows and movies (have you seen the trailer for the new Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant? Looks lame.) has to have a reason. I mean, seriously? I get that vampires are hot, they are either bad boys or real gentlemen and both of them are pure danger. There has to be some other reason why people (women especially) feel so drawn to vampires.
So I was thinking this morning (as it turns out, while I was folding laundry, snap!) about this very situation. The connection between women/vampires and all. I was trying to form some sort of theory. Finally it kind of hit me. Women (generally, not always) want to be needed. Moms want to be needed by their kids, wives by their husbands. Isn't there a stereotype that all women want to change their men so that they are solely dependent on the women for their survival? Well, how much more needed could you be if you were needed for someone's sustenance? People talk about the bond that forms between parent and child; the child is dependent on the parent for everything, including food. How much pull do you think two adults would have if one of them was dependent on the other for food? Interesting question. To be needed for the very life force of another being; well, that's kind of sexy. The whole can't be around during the day? That works too. The woman gets a ton of time to herself to do what she wants and then as soon as the sun goes down she has her man. Sweet set-up really. Even the spots where vampires bite are good for the ladies. The neck? The femoral artery? (The artery closest to your, ahem, lady part) Two of a female's more erogenous parts. Women were at the losing part of the bargain since the get go. Not that they seem to mind.
So, what do we have? We throw together lots of hot vampire sex, danger, a beguiling virgin and you've got yourself the makings of a multi-million dollar industry. And at least one loyal fan, me.
Love them or hate them?