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Vampires

Seems relevant: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/...about-vampires
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Old 28.11.2019, 12:16
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Re: Vampires

Ooh. Topical vampire jokes. In that case, Happy Fangsgiving!

I'll see myself out..
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Old 28.11.2019, 12:33
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Re: Vampires

I like that. A lot.


Also, who doesn't love a vampire story?
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Old 28.11.2019, 12:42
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Re: Vampires

That's a good piece with a lot of whataboutery.

What strikes me about vampire stories, same as dragons and unicorns, they were spoken of in such widespread cultures that had no contact with each other.
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That's a good piece with a lot of whataboutery.

What strikes me about vampire stories, same as dragons and unicorns, they were spoken of in such widespread cultures that had no contact with each other.
Lots of that about.

Oral tradition and nomadic peoples. The Grimm brothers found the same thing... lots of fairy tales have the basic same plot found in different cultures just with different names etc. Folklore is fascinating.
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Old 28.11.2019, 12:57
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My WTAF moment was hearing Australian Aborigines talk about vampires.
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My WTAF moment was hearing Australian Aborigines talk about vampires.
Like I said, stuff gets around.

Cameras were at one point by some groups thought to steal part of your soul. Very vampiric.
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Old 28.11.2019, 13:23
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Re: Vampires

sleep all day, party all night
Its fun to be a Vampire
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Old 28.11.2019, 13:47
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I'm Vlad to meet you.
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Old 28.11.2019, 13:53
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Re: Vampires

That is obviously some old EF thread.
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The Lost Boys.
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Old 28.11.2019, 14:36
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Re: Vampires

Vampires were really interesting for centuries.
Then there were the Twilight movies and now they have a similar status as Justin Bieber.
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Then there were the Twilight movies and now they have a similar status as Justin Bieber.
one of the very few films I've switched off half way through, well in reality is was probably 20 minutes but that felt like a lifetime
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Re: Vampires

Didn't the Swiss Airforce have Vampires? One of the few British export successes.
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Old 28.11.2019, 15:07
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Re: Vampires

if you're into vampire films then this is one of the best

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093605/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

yes yes I know the ending is a cop out
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if you're into vampire films then this is one of the best

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093605/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

yes yes I know the ending is a cop out
I liked it and the music is a blast.

30 Days of Night is worth a watch, as is Perfect Creature.
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Old 28.11.2019, 16:58
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Re: Vampires

I'm not a big fan of vampire movies in general, but have enjoyed a few.
The Lost Boys, obviously, and Dracula Untold, and I have to admit I also watched a couple of the Blade movies. I got sucked in by the fancy effects and big names of Van Helsing as well ... a bit of fun but, in my opinion, definitely not a "serious" vampire movie. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was more serious than that ...

I mainly encounter vampires in D&D games, rather than movies.
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Old 28.11.2019, 17:13
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Re: Vampires

this is also a classic, a bit of a marmite film but I loved it

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085701/
 




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