Post by DrLeftover on Oct 16, 2017 15:56:06 GMT -5
... and discussion thereof.
First, here's the article, complete with a couple of typos that I just haven't gotten around to fixing yet.
-- WARNING: This article may upset more sensitive readers. You Have Been Warned.
The Desk has touched on this topic several times before, and there are links to those articles below. However, it has never simply stood in one place and looked at it, in all its various incarnations, until now.
Post by DrLeftover on Oct 16, 2017 16:08:29 GMT -5
It was done in answer to a user question and discussion on another forum.
As mentioned in the opening, I had looked at and written about vampires in a general way, and in passing, while doing articles about everything from Blood to classic monsters, and a few others.
For this one, I simply dug into the single topic until I got tired of it... some 5,000 words later.
To say I found "real" vampires is an understatement. I found several types of real ones, and fake ones, and some interesting information about what may be a cause for those that do some of it, some of which I couldn't use in the article because it is otherwise unsubstantiated.
Creepy? Well, no, not really. At least not the real blood drinkers, as for the psychic ones, I'm more comfortable with that topic than the other, perhaps because I've known a couple of them.
While there are a ton of references and links at the end, those only scratch the surface.
I had to keep them as 'PG' as possible for the general audience of the Desk, and while the sexual aspect is mentioned, it isn't sensationalized or emphasized. Which some of the websites that turned up, usually in chains of links from one of the sites dedicated to the topic.
I'll answer any questions about the research, which took a couple of days off and on, and pretty much all day Saturday.
The writing, done during the research, was perhaps the easiest of the whole thing.