So of the MANY things rolling around in my head lately that I just can’t shake, one of them happens to this Vampire craze that has taken over our culture. I will be honest. I will admit it. I have totally fallen for this goofy craze. I don’t want to say I was hesitant or resisted the craze, but I didn’t dive in head first like your typical twelve year old girl or desperate housewife.Past Vampire History for P McG: I feel like I was really into vampires when the movie version of Interview with a Vampire came out in theaters. I remember doing a school report in the 6th or 7th grade on the vampire legends. Mind you I was a youngin’ with strict parents (No R-Rated movies for me) so I never saw the movie in the theaters but I was still drawn to this concept. A few years ago I picked up the book of Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice and read it in a Guthrie dressing room. Great book, but I still haven’t read any others in the series.
Current Vamp for P McG: Two of the biggest influences on this vampire craze are the TWILIGHT series by Stephenie Meyer and the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris which spawned the HBO show TRUE BLOOD. Let’s start with Twilight. I’ve read the first two books and I’m almost done with the third book. I haven’t read them back to back. Other books have made there way between my readings of Bella, Jacob, and Edward. I’ve also seen and own the first two movies. The writing is terrible but somehow I am sucked in…eek. For someone who doesn’t know how this saga ends, as of now I am Team Jacob…I cannot wait to finish this third book and see the movie of Eclipse! Don’t worry, I will not be standing in the midnight line with a bunch of screaming girls at the Rosedale AMC. I will probably see it the next day. Next comes Sookie Stackhouse/TRUE BLOOD. I have seen the first season of True Blood and I am almost done reading the first book “Dead Until Dark”. Yes, I have two books going. Eclipse is for the bedside and Dead Until Dark is the bus book. I don’t have HBO so I have to patiently wait for the DVDs to be released. Season 2 comes out next week and I seriously cannot wait. Alan Ball has another AMAZING show on his hands. He created SIX FEET UNDER for those who don’t know his name. I bow down to SIX FEET UNDER for numerous reasons which might be explained in another blog. I guess Alan Ball was the reason why I even started watching True Blood to begin with. I started reading the first book long after I watched the first season. I didn’t think I was going to get too into it, but low and behold, I am enjoying it. I may just have to read the rest of the series. As of now there are 10 Sookie Stackhouse books and the third season of the show starts up again in July. I’ve heard they are quite different and the show really branches in other directions.
Here’s the question. Due to the fact that I am neither a twelve year old girl nor a desperate housewife, why I have been sucked into this vampire craze? I’m not all that interested in some vampire biting me and stealing me away, so what is my fascination with this?