As I recently glanced over at my copy of Eclipse
by Stephanie Meyer and was once again irritated by the ending, I thought about vampires. (By the way, if you haven’t read Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer – you should.) In the books, Edward is a vampire in love with a mortal – Bella. Bella desperately wants to become a vampire
so that she can stay with Edward forever, but Edward is against the idea. Naturally there are complex emotions, dramatic scenes, plenty of drama and one big love triangle, but it was the eternal love part of the story that struck me today.
What would it be like to be a vampire and love forever?
As there aren’t many vampires waiting around to be interviewed, authors and movie directors get plenty of sway when it comes to creating the creatures. Since there are no actual rules about what makes a vampire, I’ll pick and choose the pieces of all the vampire lore that suit me. After all, I’m the author of this piece at least. As far as I’m concerned, here is what it would be like as a vampire in love.
I’d be dead. Okay, so not so pleasant to think about, but to be a vampire I’d have to essentially die as a human and be reborn as a vampire. Not pretty, but necessary. Shall we move on?I’d be overwhelmed by emotions – including love.
From many accounts, especially Meyer’s, vampires feel emotions deeply. They are more connected and soulful than humans mainly because they live so long and see so many things. Naturally my already deep and complex emotions would totally overwhelm me – at least for a century or so until I got them back under control. And when I meet Mr. Right Vampire, I’d be so totally in love
I’d stay that way for hundreds, maybe thousands of years.
I’d be strong and amazingly fast. Vampires have super abilities including strength and speed. Naturally I’d have these, too.I’d be beautiful.
Going along with my super abilities, I’d also be amazingly attractive. Vampires are beautiful as to attract their traditional prey – humans. I’ll talk about my vampire diet in a minute, but I certainly wouldn’t mind looking the part. Men falling at my lovely vampire feet does have a certain appeal, although I promise...
I’d be faithful. I’d like to point out that I’m already totally faithful (despite the occasional harmless flirtation), but as a vampire I’d really dedicate myself to my guy. A nasty break-up would linger forever – literally.
I’d never sweat again. Not such a big deal, but as vampires are cold-blooded, they don’t feel temperature like we do. Not only would I never be freezing in cold weather, I also wouldn’t have to deal with irritating sweat and feeling sticky in the summer heat.I’d be thin.
Now, I’m not overly focused on my figure these days, but if I were a vampire, I’d definitely be a thin one. Naturally all that running around would keep me in top shape, but I’d also perpetually be on a diet of some kind. Now, I’m not a real vampire (obviously), but I’d like to think that even if I were, I wouldn’t be comfortable killing humans as food. I know there are some bad seeds out there that might not be too missed, but everyone has some purpose here. Since animals are already feeding us, I’ll just have to make do with that. I wonder if there are vegetarian vampires…