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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2008
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    @outlawpoet

    *hands you a bright, new Internet* For you, sir, for beating me to it.
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    @outlawpoet:

    You want nerd? I give you Sasha Vykos

    John Bolton's illustrations for "Eternal Hearts" were a pre-net form of "2 Girls 1 cup" for my friends.

    That may be the nerdiest thing I've ever written.
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    i strahd kicked ass
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      CommentAuthordswood
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2008
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    Sonja Blue.
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      CommentAuthoroutlawpoet
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2008
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    @orwellseyes

    Ah, Sasha Vykos, I admit, I know her.

    I was quite a bit disappointed that the Tzimisce and the Tremere didn't make it into the new WoD setting properly. They had such great backstories.
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      CommentAuthorJosh T.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2008
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    @DarkKnightJRK

    Seconded on The Joe Pitt Casebook. Charlie Huston's vampires are certainly the most interesting to watch. Ideological gangs of vampires, Jewish Van Helsings and insane carnival mutilation; all in a days work for a vampire detective.
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      CommentAuthorkrushdbug
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2008
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    Eli from "Let The Right One In" (both movie and novel) is the friend I wished I had around the time I was 11 & reading & loving Bram Stokers "Dracula". Oh, and "The Little Vampire" too. I guess Eli is the perfect amalgamation of those two characters. So, yeah. Eli.
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    @outlaw that's unfortunate, the tzimisce were my favorite clan, them and the giovanni. i thoroughly enjoyed rp-ing a batshit crazy sabbat tzimisce who enjoyed fleshmolding punkass camarilla faces into charicatures of cabbage patch kid dolls. my gm was not a fan.
    • CommentAuthorOda
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2008 edited
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    Oooh, I just remembered... Not a faourite, but nostalgia nonetheless: The ones I read about in Judge Dredd as a kid! I don't remember which story, but there were robot vampires, draining cillagers of blood and using it to keep an evil old president alive. But they were really kind and all, and after the judges arrest the old president they make a new life growing vegetables. Awww. Okay, I know JD sucks. But they were still a new take on the whole vampire thing. At least for a ten-year-old Oda.

    When I was a kid I'd also read a House of Mystery thing called "I...Vampire". It was terribly sad.
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    @orwellseyes
    Tzimisce for the winnnnnn geezus they are everything i ever considered amazing about vampires. I hate all of the foo foo nancy BS that is common in vampire lore.
    They are monsters, they are undead, they destroy the living to continue their own horrible, wretched existence, AND LOVE IT.
    my girlfriend dragged me to twilight, and i could not believe that shit, SPARKLES!!???? they sparkle in sunlight!?? what the shit.
    I don't think I've ever seen a movie depict vampires in the way i believe in them other than 30 Days of Night, as pure monsters.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2008 edited
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    I was quite a bit disappointed that the Tzimisce and the Tremere didn't make it into the new WoD setting properly. They had such great backstories.


    The Tremere actually did make it into the new setting, but as soul-devouring mages. Some of the vamps they did for the various Bloodlines books were pretty damned creepy. I remember one line of flesh-eating vamps who could vomit half-digested acidic meals onto their enemies (or other victims). Also, I give the NWoD props for exploring Ancient Rome (in Requiem for Rome) as a setting. Four words. Titus Pullo, Gangrel Vampire.

    I can't believe nobody's ever thought to do something like that as a comic or horror movie. Rome, but with vampires.
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    I can't believe nobody's ever thought to do something like that as a comic or horror movie. Rome, but with vampires.
    But they have to work backward chronologically, so Rome with vampires has to wait. First up, WWII with zombies, obviously.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2008
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    I'd rather to see the full version of Rob Zombie's Werewolf Women of the SS
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    The Count from Sesame Street wins by a mile.
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    No love for the 'Anno Dracula' books by Kim Newman? Although to be fair they are less about vampires perhaps and more about the sort of territory of 'Aetheric Mechanics'.
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2008 edited
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    When I was a kid I'd also read a House of Mystery thing called "I...Vampire". It was terribly sad.

    Ah, I'm trying to buy those books. For those interested, it's from Eduardo Risso and Carlos Trillo (before Risso becoming the arrogant prick he is now).

    As for my preferred vampires: Blade!

    Ok, just kidding, don't need to throw that rock! Seriously, put that down!
    Loved those monsters on 30 Days of Night, enjoyed a lot Interview with a Vampire and that's it. But I think I'll read some of those books you recommend.
    Hellsing has potential but, has always, they rather do bloody action with little story in it. And that ending... Why ALL the damn anime have lousy endings?
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      CommentAuthordispophoto
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2008
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    gonna try & find this film: Frostbiten
    another sweden vampire film.

    i read the anne rice books through high school, but barely remember the characters much now. the 'interview' film was a fun watch visually but couldn't stand some of the casting choices. antonio banderas as armand? eesh...
    personally, i feel vampires are better represented visually rather than in text. those were possibly the only vampire books i've read, with the exception of comics (30 days, etc...)
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    @outlaw poet - Never was a Strahd fan. You want Ravenloft, you go talk to Lord Soth... before the setting got ruined, anyway.

    @dswood - A second for Sonja Blue. She came to me as I started kicking around through the posts again. The Mirror-Eyed Bitch was pretty hardcore, and I actually just picked up a first printing of Sunglasses After Dark at a library sale a few months ago.
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    Bunnicula
    • CommentAuthoroga
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2008
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    What about Stephen King's Salem's Lot? I read that when I was 12 and I sellotaped a cross to the cover to keep the vampires inside the book, I was that scared. But hey, I was 12.