Edge of the World

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It was as if when I looked into his eyes I was standing alone on the edge of the world . . . on a windswept ocean beach. There as nothing but the soft roar of the waves

–Anne Rice

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The Irony that Kills Us

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The world changes, we do not, therein lies the irony that kills us.
― Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

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Believe in Things

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Believe in Things

I want you to believe…to believe in things that you cannot.
–Bram Stoker, Dracula

Sometimes you’re better off not knowing. That’s my counter-argument for the day, besides the fact that Dracula is a good book, and so is The Historian.

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Always Possible

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Always Possible

Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.
― Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

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Like Drinking Hot Chocolate?

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Like Drinking Hot Chocolate?

Blood is really warm,
it’s like drinking hot chocolate
but with more screaming.
― Ryan Mecum, Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your…Brains

I’m not sure if I can agree with that logic . . . Vampire logic. Gross. Everybody knows that vampires don’t sparkle. They’re just gross. They’re devious, like Carmilla, crafty like Dracula. But, they do live off of blood. They’ll also count a bag of rice if you spill it.

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Also, isn’t this hot chocolate really sugary chemical powder mixed with water? Why can’t you just melt real chocolate and drink it in its liquid state? –Ashkenaz. He’s learning our ways. We are doomed.

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Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle

Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle

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Vampires, real vampires, didn’t nibble on the necks of nubile young virgins. They tore people to pieces and sucked the blood out of the chunks.

― David Wellington

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Carmilla: A Review

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Carmilla: A Review

Carmilla is an evil, crafty, blood-thirsty vampire.

She is also a lesbian.

Need I say more?

(You could also argue that she is bisexual, but that’s besides the point.)

In contrast to The Vampyre, Carmilla focuses more on character and plot development. And by that I mean more detail. Our main protagonist is also a woman, which is a refreshing change, even if she does end up as the damsel in distress (curse those evil vampires!).

What else is there to say, other than you can expect this vampire story to be just that: a vampire story. It’s a little bit longer than The Vampyre, but it is still a fairly quick read.

Should you read it? Of course!

It’s still a better love story than Twilight.