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Why Do You Want to be a Vampire?

Here at Vampires.com we have a lot, and I mean A LOT, of people leaving comments begging someone to turn them into a vampire. It’s an everyday thing and honestly, I usually just ignore these hundreds of requests. But while reading the latest ones it started to get me thinking – why? Why do you want to be a vampire? Why do you want it so badly that you’d beg every single day for someone to turn you?

Don’t get me wrong, I love vampires too, I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t. I mean, I guarantee my vampire book collection would rival anyone else’s. So yes, I see the appeal, I understand the fascination for these undead creatures of the night. But if you sit down, and genuinely put some thought into it, can you tell me why being a vampire would be so fantastic? Because after serious consideration, I just don’t see it.

So to get a better understanding, I went back through and read the comments left by readers who want to be a vampire and one thing that I read over and over again is, “I’m not happy as a human, I want to be a vampire!” Ok, please tell me how being a vampire will suddenly make you happy? Have you ever heard of a happy vampire? In all the books, shows and movie you watch, how often are the vampires happy? 9 times out of 10 they are all dark and brooding, drowning in self-pity and barely functioning. Lestat, Angel, Edward, Damon… and on and on, they’re all miserable and hate what they are. All of them crave their humanity; they miss it and hate the monster they have become. So where are you guys getting the idea that being a vampire will make you happier?

The second comment that was repeated many times was, “Please turn me! Being human is boring!” Uh, becoming an immortal will change that how? It reminds me of a quote by Susan Ertz: “Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.” If you’re bored with the short time you have as a mortal, how will eternity fix that? Yeah, it doesn’t make sense, does it?

Now, I am not completely oblivious, I can see where being a vampire would kickass. You’ve got power, lots of power, and who doesn’t want that? You also have a certain freedom that humans don’t have. But really, when you think about it, the negatives greatly outweigh the positives.

Before I end this I have one more question for the wannabe vamps – what breed of vampire do you think you will turn into? Will you be like the vampires in Twilight, like the vampires in Anne Rice’s novels, the vampires of True Blood, the vamps in The Vampire Diaries? If vampires are in fact real, how do you know that they are like the pretty and powerful vamps in your favorite books and shows? You don’t know.  Do you want to turn into a vampire like the one pictured above? Because they could very well be disgusting monsters and not the beautiful immortals created in the imaginations of writers. Keep that in mind.

– Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).

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Moonlight • February 18, 2011


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