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Tropes Rarely Seen

In companion to the essay on tropes over-used, here are some suggestions for tropes we rarely see. Any of these might be great, or at least have the potential to shake things up a bit.  Or maybe a lot. Beautiful Monster. Vampires are nearly always seen as either gloriously beautiful or satanically evil. But only…

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Saints Cosmas and Damian

You may be wondering why on earth I’d be speaking of saints on a vampire website, well, believe it or not but these two actually play a role in vampire history. Cosmos and Damian (also known Cosmas and Damian) are twin brothers and saints of the Christian Church, particularly the Eastern Orthodox church. While the…

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Christianity and Vampires

The history of vampires has always fascinated me, every time period viewed them in an entirely different way. In older times, organized religion drastically changed how the undead were seen by the people, this is something I have read countless times in a handful of books, but I recently read a different take on Christianity…

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The Children of Judas

How about we mix together a pinch of vampire lore with a dash of Jesus and a handful of evil. You know what you get? Read on and see… Religion and vampires clashing isn’t anything new of course, so an incredibly evil and vicious clan of vampires called the Children of Judas shouldn’t be too…

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