Let’s talk about the true origins of the vampire phenomenon, shall we?
Yes, young girls – and not so-young girls – love watching Damon, Edward, Stefan and their ilk for their polished sexuality and the fantasy element they infuse in their otherwise humdrum lives.
But there’s more going on here people… much more. Look at the vampire legend closely…
- You become incredibly strong and agile.
- A keen sense of fashion seems to come naturally to you.
- As does good hair.
- The art of the “sullen, soulful look” becomes second nature.
- You brood – A LOT.
- You have to drain the life from the living, but that doesn’t seem to register in the brains of these awestruck vamp fans.
Here’s the kicker, though…
YOU NEVER AGE… NOT A DAY!
And that’s what it’s really all about, my friends. Who wouldn’t want to live forever? Sounds great on paper, right?
Some of you are skeptical, but admit it, no one wants to face the negative, inevitable aspects of the aging process.
A life of eternal youth is overflowing with the prospect of romance and adventure and so millions of squealing young girls, desperate housewives, crazy cougars, etc. are inexorably drawn to the vampire myth like rednecks to a trailer park.
Now that I’ve figured it out perhaps I can downgrade the vampire craze on my list of personal pet peeves.
Then again, maybe not. Of course. my objections would be lessened if the majority of the focus was cast in this direction…