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Reply #10 - Dec 19th, 2010 at 12:48pm
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What writing ability?


Oooooooooh, I have a stalker! I feel like a celebrity now! Cool
  
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Reply #11 - Dec 19th, 2010 at 8:42pm
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What writing ability?


Of course if he had told us in advance that this was a background for some stupid vampire piece....Iwould have told him that vampire books have been overdone to death and he should just do a war story....which is timeless. But he expected us to read his mind...once more.

Hey, wu....tellme....you were miltary right? Did you call your fellow soldiers by first name or last? My dad always called people by last name. That's the only quirky thing about the scene...which is otherwise good.
  
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Reply #12 - Dec 20th, 2010 at 12:23am
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That's pretty much it - an up or down comment on the central idea rather than a compliment on my writing ability.


Yup, definitely an up.  This is one of those good ideas that seems obvious after the fact---why hasn't anybody done this as the central element to a story before?
  

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Reply #13 - Dec 20th, 2010 at 12:47am
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Yup, definitely an up.  This is one of those good ideas that seems obvious after the fact---why hasn't anybody done this as the central element to a story before?


I don't know. Maybe it's because vampires are traditionally seen as being extremely secretive, so that the last place anyone pictures them choosing to be is in the open, putting themselves between masses of armed men.
  
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Reply #14 - Dec 20th, 2010 at 9:22am
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I don't know. Maybe it's because vampires are traditionally seen as being extremely secretive, so that the last place anyone pictures them choosing to be is in the open, putting themselves between masses of armed men.


There is a small bit in the latest Twilight movie that takes place during the civil war, but again, it's parenthetical.
  

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Reply #15 - Dec 20th, 2010 at 2:09pm
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There is a small bit in the latest Twilight movie that takes place during the civil war, but again, it's parenthetical.


Twilight - ugh!! What a waste of film. It was awful.

But tell me, please: what do you think of the idea I outlined above, concerning child-vampires? Yes, I know it's extemely unpalatable in a social sense; but the question is, does it work??
  
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Reply #16 - Dec 21st, 2010 at 9:45am
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Twilight - ugh!! What a waste of film. It was awful.


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But tell me, please: what do you think of the idea I outlined above, concerning child-vampires? Yes, I know it's extemely unpalatable in a social sense; but the question is, does it work??


Yes, that was exactly my reaction.  Totally unpalatable in a social sense (although it's amazing how much shock value can sell), but it would work in terms of motivation for a story.  Actually, maybe it wouldn't be that unpalatable, since there would be a moral retribution going on...
  

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Reply #17 - Dec 21st, 2010 at 2:53pm
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Yes, that was exactly my reaction.  Totally unpalatable in a social sense (although it's amazing how much shock value can sell), but it would work in terms of motivation for a story.  Actually, maybe it wouldn't be that unpalatable, since there would be a moral retribution going on...


Yes, that was my thought. By using pedophiles as prey (the way "The Wolfen" used homeless people, in the old Whitley Strieber novel) as well as servants, the child-vampire imposes an ironic payback on them, confronting them with a "victim" who's anything but helpless before them.
  
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