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fikalo
Well written and insightful article.
11/27/2009 4:21:28 AM
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Ness
I used to be obsessed with vampires as there was something missing in my life. I felt the pull of the powerfullness of the immortal. Then I found God and realised he is more powerfull than anything I had ever wanted to have in my life. I am now a catholic and very happy with nothing missing any more. Anne Rice was my favourite author and is very talented I can't wait to read Angel time I have not been able to get a copy of it yet I am hoping for one for christmas :)
11/27/2009 10:40:19 AM
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M.
Everything you say here is true, but regarding the latest version (the Twilight series), a magazine article I read somewhere made an extremely insightful comment: these particular movies, with their exceptionally beautiful yet distant very young men, play on the the fact that so many high school girls want to sleep with boys who are gay! That is, many women like myself remember our crushes, our longing, for beautiful boys who seemed distracted uninterested in females. We didn't know, and perhaps they did not either, that they would end up lured into homosexuality. I think the whole mainstreaming of gay culture is something that cannot be ignored in the current crop of vampire books and films.
12/9/2009 6:52:12 AM
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so a funny movie
6/10/2010 4:44:36 AM
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Linda Arnone
Excellent article note; in New Moon Bella says "the soul?" Given the indication she has been lacking in any teaching at all. However, her vampire boy friend calls the transformation a tragedy. Yet what is planly a dysfunctional relationship is engorged. Bella see's only the relationship and the relationship is her god. The real tragedy is that so many people are unable to discern fantasy form real life. Healty relationship form a dysfunctional one.
7/3/2010 9:22:35 AM
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FileCraft
first of all I'd like to admit that I'm crazy about Twilight too. but it's not vampires that attract me, those are feelings and emotions the books and movies trigger in me. those are modern Romeo and Juliet if you wish! how can SUCH feelings leave you indifferent?
11/16/2010 8:23:06 AM
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scraps
Vampires are just the latest incarnation of the "rule-breaker. Basically every society and culture has so much respect for law and order and a desire to break those laws, at least in some way. Thus, certain types come to represent the desire of both. The "noble outlaw" is an archetype as old as they come. Before vampires, bandits had (people who robbed travelers, usually riding in carriages), pirates or mercenaries, murderers, the list is endless.

Vampires are interesting because they are even more otherworldly than a pirate. That's because I think most people believe all that can cross boundaries have been crossed. Upon reaching the limitations of human existence, only super-humans can break the barrier and drag the rest of us with them. Edward is Robin Hood with fangs when you stop to think about it.
12/3/2010 10:06:46 AM
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Mensagens Para Orkut
Good query. It is because of a popular book which then is made in to a movie in which it's 'beautiful/hot' characters... that people spaz over -.-'

Vampires are sexy, romantic, & untouchable things... Most commonly portrayed by ideal people in movies, & targeted against females.

Why do they go crazy over them? Ask them, & they will most likely say ''because they are hot''.

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Hope that helped.... although this isn't the case for everyone.. :)

Before Twilight, in case you liked vampires, you would be thought about a freak.... :/
12/5/2010 3:58:41 AM
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Vampires are just the latest incarnation of the "rule-breaker. Basically every society and culture has so much respect for law and order and a desire to break those laws, at least in some way. Thus, certain types come to represent the desire of both. The "noble outlaw" is an archetype as old as they come. Before vampires, bandits had (people who robbed travelers, usually riding in carriages), pirates or mercenaries, murderers, the list is endless.
12/23/2010 11:49:36 PM
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Time and Attendance
My lady friends are crazy about Twilight, and True Blood. Neither one of them appeal to me, at all. My guess to the reason why the ladies like vampires so much is there mistique, and overall handsomeness. Have you ever seen an ugly vampire in a movie? I know I haven't. This is what I think the reason is behind the giant craze of vampires.
1/25/2011 9:57:26 AM
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Allen Saucier
Fr, thank you for such a positive post about vampires and our built in longing for The Immortal. My point of view was very condemning, very ridiculing, very point the finger " your way is wrong" attitude. Here, you focus on the real issue: a dead person seeking real spirituality and you addressed their need without condemning. Thank you.
9/7/2011 12:11:34 PM
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Ellen
Back again the Twilight series can be confusing...the stars drink blood for immortality as beautiful, strong, smart teenage creatures that only relate to others like them...I believe the Jews hated the pagan god- blood cult which practiced this for glamorous immortality...why are we selling this "innocent" cult to our kids and some disturbed adults and calling it OK??
11/29/2012 10:08:56 AM
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