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25 Reasons for Having Garlic Around –Vampires are Just a Few!

“[#]25. Unfaithful husbands in the ancient world would use garlic after visiting their mistresses to deceive their wives of their infidelity.” 25 is my favorite because it conjures images of sneaky men rubbing garlic cloves on their junk before creeping out of their mistresses’ lairs. Because you know, if your guy smells like strange female,…

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Gay People Are Like Vampires? Who Knew?

A man has been arrested after ‘Christmas’ leaflets claiming homosexuals are “like vampires” were distributed in Cambridge. And the rest of the leaflet was pretty disturbing too. I don’t think that gays should be insulted by this: vampires are awesome. We have a whole website dedicated to celebrating them in culture, literature, and media. If…

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New Black Vampire Film – ‘Octavia: Elegy for a Vampire’

“…a cubistic portrait of a woman trying to come to terms with the perennial problems of racism, misogyny, and the startling lack of consciousness in the world…” I think the world is ready for not just a new female vampire movie, but a black female vampire movie. The film claims to illustrate not just vampire…

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Thank Your Lucky Tampons for ‘Carmilla’

“In August, tampon brand U by Kotex sponsored a vampire web series called Carmilla. Now, Kotex is look[ing] to attach its brand to more bloodsucking shenanigans…” We-ell, you know, tampons, blood, girls, vampires; it’s all so menstrual! And Kotex is sponsoring yet another season of Carmilla, so you can keep watching. This is really the…

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Toothy the Vampire

“Toothy the Vampire, had a graveyard stench, all right. Her face was pale, and her breath was stale when we dug her up last night…” You seriously need to click on this one and read the full article to fully appreciate the awesomeness. And then find the music for Frosty the Snowman. This is ingenious….

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Vampire Hidden Object Game – Vampire Legends: The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bathory

Another bloodcurdling tale ripped from the pages of history. This time, the horrifying legend of Elizabeth Bathory is yours to discover! I love this one! I’ve always had this theory, that Elizabeth Bathory, Erzsébet, I should say, was framed, –basically, set up via a conspiracy in order for the royal Hungarian family to claim her…

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Indie Judge’s “Vampire Edition”

“…the vampire is as immortal to popular culture as its nature…” True enough. Vampires have been fascinating since they became a popular subject for fiction, maybe since Carmilla in 1871, –maybe even longer, –perhaps in the oral tales of travelers and the superstitions of Eastern European villages; blood drinking monsters exist globally, in folklore and…

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Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed for PS4

“Take off your pants and jacket.” The point of this game, which has made it onto the PSN for PS4, –is …ambiguous, and simple at the same time, because it’s downright silly but manages to be fun. So… you get coercedinto becoming a vampires named “Synthister” and in so doing, somehow end up roaming the…

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6 Lessons for Life from The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries might be entertaining, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have some valuable lessons to teach us all! Hmm. Can you believe that not one of these lessons is: “Drink alcohol every chance you get, and don’t worry, you’ll probably still graduate and become a productive citizen?” Sorry; the underage drinking on that…

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16 of Our Favorite TV Vampires, Then and Now

The characters are immortal. The actors, not so much. Ah, it’s so hard to see actors get old… Especially actors like James Marsters (and he’s not really old. He’s still way hot to me) and Ian Somerhalder, –still not old, not even a little. Paul Wesley, to me, just looks paler than when he started…

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‘Dracula’ Meets ‘Alice’ in ‘A Red & Pleasant Land’ by Zak Smith

“Writer and porn actor Zak Smith is a controversial figure in the tabletop roleplaying game communities, for some people just because he is a part of those communities…” Proof that being an “adult film actor” –doesn’t make you a talentless prostitute. Zak Smith does about a billion different things, video games, writer, artist, –in fact,…

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Vampire Watermelons: Be Afraid!

“Vampire watermelons are a folk legend from the Balkans, in southeastern Europe.  The story is associated with the Roma people of the region, who originated much of vampire folklore among other unusual legends…” Yup, you read that. Just now. Vampire watermelons were a thing: there were at some point, people –real living humans, –that believed that…

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