What is going on with vampires and this crush of madness? I just don't
understand what is so romantic about vampires. There is a craze on
television and in the movies where vampires are taking over the role of
romantics. How incredible is this? Can you believe it?
There is a show called The Vampires Diaries on the CW, Channel
9—a mysterious handsome new student comes to Mystic Falls High and
he is drawn to Elena and she is instantly attracted to him. His name is
Stefan, and he's a vampire, and Elena is mystified by his odd behavior,
and his ending up at cemeteries. Stefan has a brother who is also a vampire,
and the two are in competition with each other. This makes for plenty of
romance between Elena and Stefan, fights, and a lot of mystery added.
I find this fascinating, the romance part, but when I think about the
biting of necks, I freeze up, and this is my unattractive nature to
vampires. Of course, I am not feeling this, but there are millions of
teenagers, and some adults who love this series, and the characters are
real to them. Who am I to fight vampires? But my neck being bitten is out
of the question, of course! I need my blood, every last drop of it.
There's a craze for murder and death it seems to me, with Law and
Order, Criminal Minds, and now The Vampire Diaries. I
see the appeal, but why? There's also an author who writes books about
vampires. I remember seeing Stephenie Meyer interviewed, and she said
that these stories came to her in a dream, and now she's famous for her
books which are the Twilight Series:
These books are also movies, and people camped outside to be front and
center when the theatre doors opened to see the latest vampire movie. Ms.
Meyer is well known for her vampire books, and she's making a lot of money
in the process. Again, what is the attraction? Ms. Meyer's website
According to Answers.com—vampires are—"a reanimated
corpse that is believed to rise from the grave to bite the blood of
sleeping people; a person who preys on others like an extortionist; a vampire
bat." These statements sound very scary to me. Why would I want someone to
suck my blood so they can live longer, but I'm dead in the process? I don't
But in the nick of things, and the way this earth has embodied the CSI
series, and others, vampires are the biggest craze, and people are flocking
to the movies to see Twilight and watch The Vampire Diaries on
TV. Believe it or not, I am hooked myself because I am following the
romance of Elena and Stefan. I can't possibly not watch a romance in the
making, since romance is my name, and my game. Of course not!