December 18th, 2013 at 6:28 PM #1677
Hi everyone! I’ve spent years studying modern vampire culture. Ultimately it gave me a good base for writing books that involve them. What do you guys feel about modern vampires and werewolves? Do they exist? What makes a person into a supernatural being or for them to choose such a lifestyle? And just because someone identifies as one, does that ultimately make them a real life monster?
Thoughts and comments totally welcome!
December 18th, 2013 at 6:46 PM #1678BlackKeymaster
It’s an interesting discussion because often there’s a divide between media depiction and the real world. For example, Wicca is a real religion (https://halloweenlove.com/witches/) no different than Christianity or any other religion, it’s just less understood in the mainstream.
So, it’s not a question of whether Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, Christians, Catholics, Buddhists, Jews, Atheists or whatever are real. They’re all real in the sense that they’re cults, religions, cultures, beliefs that people choose to be apart of. Their morals, lifestyles etc are certainly real.
But as to whether the “supernatural” aspects of what some of them may or may not believe have never been proven or disproven in the scientific field. I certainly have no idea, and for those that believe they do know, that’s of course called faith.
I certainly think it would be unfair to say Christians are real and that Vampires are not. And at the end of the day, people can believe whatever they want to believe, so long as they’re kind to others and don’t cause harm to them.
You might consider writing a guest post about Vampirism:December 18th, 2013 at 7:09 PM #1679
I actually made similar points when I wrote about modern Vampire culture during my Masters work. It was really important for people to think about not the possibility of whether or not they could exist because they obviously do exist, but to think about what draws people into these beliefs. There is such an allure of vampires in our culture, especially pop, that the underlying symbolism can’t be totally ignored. What kind of guest post on vampirism were you thinking about? It’s been a few years since I’ve actively studied anything written about vampirism and same goes for actually hanging out when any modern vampires. But the romanticism in film (i.e. Universal’s Dracula, Blade, etc.) , TV (True Blood, Dracula, etc.), and what’s been portrayed in the culture itself is something that shouldn’t be denied. Where does your name come from “Black Orange”?
December 19th, 2013 at 8:04 PM #1699BlackKeymaster
Black Orange is simply the colors of Halloween, though I imagine some people picture a black orange (fruit) haha.
If you’re interested in contributing a guest post, you can write about whatever you want.December 20th, 2013 at 1:24 PM #1728
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