I happened upon this article on Yahoo's news page today. Yes, it sort of stuck out to me having recently read Interview with the Vampire. While reading this book, I did find myself "comparing" vampires in my head just a little so it was interesting to read that Rice commented on her Facebook page about her vampires versus the Twilight vampires. Click on over here to see it for yourself. You can see everyone is having a blast commenting! And taking their vampires so very seriously! I love it! (It's quite obvious to me this comment was said to be funny, but I'm not sure everyone took it that way!)
So of course, now I want to know, from you my favorite readers, which vampires are your favorite? And I'm not talking just Lestat and Louis vs. Edward and Jasper (or whoever). We're talking ALL the vampires you are familiar with.
Such as, Bram Stoker's Dracula and those found in The Historian. Then there's Stefan and Damon of The Vampire Diaries of course. The Passage has vampire-ish sort of things. The fun TV show Moonlight had some pretty cool vampires.
Some I'm aware of but not familiar with are the True Blood guys (and I think they are the same as Sookie Stackhouse, yes?) And there's the Vampire Academy, and the vampires in the House of Night series (I've just read the first one.) Scott Westerfeld has Peeps.
Oh my there's TONS more of course! There's no way I can think of them all. These are just the few that come to mind first.
So, guys, I must know. Who is your most favorite?
Other questions I'm pondering:
Are you bugged that vampires have been so "messed" with over the years? Is there a right way and a wrong way to portray them? Is the original Dracula still the best?
Are you of the camp that they are all fine... except Twilight?
Do you think vampires need to look a certain way and have certain characteristics (or shall we say NOT have certain characteristics) to be deserving of the name?
Hey wait! Are vampires real? Do they exist? (If you've read The Historian, it does make you wonder!) Or do you think, why even a discussion on fake mythological creatures?
Do you even enjoy this vampire thing? Maybe they disgust you and you never understood the craze? Maybe you did once, but are sick of it now? Maybe you will love them always?
Let the vampire wars begin! :)