Skip to main content

A sucker for bloodsuckers


photo: www.fangsforthefantasy.com

Note:This article was written 4 years ago.

Vampires are mythological and bloodsucking creatures that are believed to have walked the face of the earth a long long time ago, even until now. Although many disproved of this idea, we can never remove the fact that vampires have become one of our most beloved story characters of all times.

            Nowadays, vampire-human-relationship stories are rampant. It can be observed that most of the books, movies, and TV series show this type of scenario between mortal and immortal entities. The plot goes this way: a vampire guy meets this mortal girl and they fall in love with each other.

photo: www.aceshowbiz.com

            This story can be read in Twilight, a book by American author Stephenie Meyer. Twilight is the first part of the Twilight Saga which includes the three other books namely: New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. It tells the story of Isabella “Bella” Swan, and her 104-year old vampire lover Edward Cullen.

            Their story unravels with Bella moving into Forks, Washington and there he meets Edward. Their timely meeting may be untimely but as the plot thickens so does their relationship. Jacob Black, Bella’s friend and also a werewolf proved to be Edward Cullen’s main rival with Bella’s heart but in the end the vampire won over the werewolf.

The plot has twists and turns that will leave the readers craving for more of it. The main antagonist of the first book is James, one of the three nomadic vampires who has lethal tracking abilities. He got hold of Bella’s scent and followed her until the near end of the book but was killed by Edward in a duel. In the end, Edward was able to save his lover’s life and so the next three books chart the life of Bella and her love affair with the mysteriously seductive vampire Edward Cullen.

            In 2008, three years after the successful release of the book, the film adaptation of Twilight was also released. The other two books have been made into a series of motion picture by Summit Entertainment; the second book, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, was released on November 20, 2009. The third one, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, was released on June 30, 2010. News has it that the concluding book, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn will be cut into halves just like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The first part of the fourth film will hit the big screens this year November, 18 2011 and the other part on 2012.

            Aside from The Twilight Saga’s success and immense popularity many other vampire themed stories were adapted into television series, two of which are The Vampire Diaries and True Blood.

photo: fanpop.com

photo: listal.com

            The Vampire Diaries focuses on the love triangle between Elena Gilbert, the female protagonist and two vampire brothers. True Blood on the other hand is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris. Bold and Bloodier, the story revolves around the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps and Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress who has telepathic abilities who falls in love with a resident vampire, Bill Compton.

            It is with no doubt that vampires have become important characters of modern stories, be it on books and television. With them, nights are scarier and romance in all forms is possible.

            Edward Cullen has swooned over many girls. Bill Compton has fought for Sookie’s love many times. And the Salvatore brothers have already rivaled over with Elena Gilbert’s affection. But who could not forget one of the greatest vampire characters of all time? Who couldn’t forget Lestat de Lioncourt? 

Lestat as portrayed by Tom Cruise (photo:bellasvistas.blogspot.com)

            A fictional character by Anne Rice, Lestat appeared in The Vampire Lestat and the main character in the majority of The Vampire Chronicles. The Vampire Lestat, tells the autobiography of Lestat and his life as a young vampire in Paris, France. Other books include The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the Body Thief, Memnoch the Devil, and Blood Canticle all of which explains the life he lived and directed.

Twilight may be the most popular modern vampire-themed story but there are still many more of which bloodlusts are ready to sink their teeth into.

Source: wikipedia.com

Popular posts from this blog

Why YOU should apply for a Mercury Drug Suki card NOW!

I am not a fan of discount cards, BEFORE. I find these things space eaters in my wallet (where eventually there is a lot of free space for now). Whenever the cashier asks me for any discount card I would just say I don’t have any and I have no plan of owning one yet. And when the middle-aged cashier insists I apply for one because the queue is not long and literally she has all the time in the world to answer my questions and whatnot the skeptic in me kindly declines the offer and pays mypurchase.
In retrospect, I believe I applied for an SM advantage card years ago and forgot to replace the temporary card given to me in exchange for the original one. And that’s it. That’s how far my fancying for discount cards will take me.
But now a change of heart happened. I now love discount cards! And I’m planning to apply and collect as many cards as I could possibly own.
Why? Because times are difficult these days. The prices of commodities have skyrocketed plus the taxes and other (economics) st…

LSS: Feelings (Up Dharma Down)

I have so many emo times, these are moments of solitude and alone time. Whenever I feel the longing to be alone and lonely I listen to songs that would exude the kind of emotion I want at that particular moment (specifically loneliness and exclusion). Talking about emotional songs, I stumbled upon one by Up Dharma Down. After listening to their latest album “Capacities” I was caught up by one of the songs from the album. Feelings is by far the most creative and emotional English song I’ve heard from UDD. I mean Oo, Tadhana and Indak are my favorite Filipino UDD songs but a song written in English which elicits the same emotions brought by the previous tracks is something, right? The song is well-crafted, with lyrics so poetically poignant you’ll end up pressing the REPEAT button (which I did for so many times).


If the lyrics are already good enough, wait until you’re captivated by Armi’s soothing voice. Her voice has that commanding presence which you can listen to all day for the rest…

The ball pen ANALOGY

Remember your favorite ball pen back in your high school days? Be it panda, uni, hbw, the high-priced pilot or even the scented ones; we were once attached to these writing materials. 
There were times when the unexpected happens - your two-day old pilot ball pen fell from your arm chair and when you tested it your penmanship was already broken. It's devastating to say the least; 2 days seemed too short. Then, you told yourself to move on, find another ball pen that is cheaper but will last you a quarter or so. You bought a new hbw pen, its smooth feel on any paper sends chills to your bones. The feeling is exhilarating. A new found intimacy gives you life. After 3 weeks of being useful with its ink already an inch from the ball point you dropped it after taking an exam and eventually lost it. It's heart-wrenching, knowing that you can use the remaining ink all to yourself, without the fear of dropping it because you have used most of its potential. The ink is darker and your p…