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Re: Vampire dialogue again

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, February 1, 2001, 14:43
En réponse à Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>:

> > IIRC, most vampires were born as vampires, seeing humans not as > "potential vampires", but as sort of "game animals". Altho I guess it > was also possible to become a vampire (since Snipes' character was > half-vampire thru his mother being bitten by a Vampire while pregnant > with him). Certainly the "bitten by a vampire, become a vampire" > scenario is illogical - if that were so, then the number of vampires > would increase exponentially (since everyone who becomes a vampire must > then drink the blood of others), until the entire world consisted of > nothing but vampires who would then starve to death. >
That's why I like the way vampires are described, whether in Dracula or in Vampire: The Masquerade (the series was on a French cable channel during Christmas holidays, but then stopped after only six or seven episodes. Was there ever other episodes of it? It was quite nice and interesting). To become a vampire, you must drink the blood of another vampire after s/he drank yours. So only chosen people become vampires. What I really liked in Vampire: The Masquerade was the code of honour that prevented vampires to kill anyone or to transform them into Kindreds without their agreement. The caste system was also very interesting. Christophe.