Monster High: Draculaura: Catalyst

I’ve been collecting Monster High dolls since the end of this summer. For those who don’t know, they’re a new line of “fashion dolls” based on Hammer Horror and other classic monsters. Draculaura a “vegan” vampire, is 1599 years old, and has, it is implied, only recently given up the blood. I figure that it’d take a pretty big emotional breakdown to change the habits of centuries. My pet theory is that she went into…

Demonic Nature

This post is a long time coming. I think I promised it to and/or oh, literally years ago now. What do I mean when I say that I’m a demon? The problem with the term ‘demon’ is that when one person says demon and means one thing, the other person hears demon and thinks something completely different. The idea is inextricably tied up with a person’s religious and cultural upbringing and experience. How can one…

Reproducing “The Call”

I’ve had a lot on my mind lately, and precious few appropriate places to unload my thoughts. The post below was directed towards the psi-vamp groups, but really, aside from a few minor specifics, could apply to any kin-group, or similar community. I’m reproducing it here, because, honestly, I’m rather fond of it, and I think there are are few people on my flist who could do with reading it. -Mordax It always pains me…

Literary Dracula portrait

Re-reading Dracula, I remembered how much I like his genuine appearance. From Chapter 2 of Bram Stoker’s novel: “His face was a strong, a very strong, aquiline, with high bridge of the thin nose and peculiarly arched nostrils, with lofty domed forehead, and hair growing scantily round the temples but profusely elsewhere. His eyebrows were very massive, almost meeting over the nose, and with bushy hair that seemed to curl in its own profusion. The…

What Twilight Lacks

Some of you know that Twilight as the book that inspired me to actually finish an entire novel; It did this by virtue of its sheer awfulness. I listened to about half of the book on tape (while working on a sewing project) before I became so absolutely disgusted with the quality of the writing; it watered down to unenjoybility some of my favorite themes and ideas; that I dropped the needle and headed for…

How did I miss this one?

In March Jonathan Coulton released a new song “Blue Sunny Day”; a cheery pop song about a suicidal vampire. (It reminds me a little of that time Armand tried to kill himself all those times vampires try to kill themselves. XD) I’ve had it on repeat for an hour or so now. Go download it: http://www.jonathancoulton.com/2009/03/16/new-song-blue-sunny-day/ -Mordax EDIT: In related news, someone has written an article about how to date a “real vampire”. hehe.