As in one of the brides of Dracula kinda of vampire; complete with pale skin, porcelain fangs clipped onto my real canines, wearing superbly dark red lipstick, long flowy hair, sleeping in the day and awake at night and uberly sexy. The blood drinking part, maybe not so much.
It started back in my teens when I stumbled on a site that promoted the vampiric alternative lifestyle while I was in one of my vampire genre reading phases. It opened up a whole new world for me, to see that you can actually live (almost) like the creatures of myth that I love reading about so much. I didn’t know that you can get the fangs done at the dentists (if you have enough money) and that there so many people out there who were doing what I’d secretly dreamed of for the longest time. Isn’t it amazing? However, I guess it’s a good thing that I didn’t follow through because I would be the only one in the whole island who lived like that. Not only that, I think my family would have disowned me.
So, because of this whole wanting to be a vampire thing, I totally understand why so many people out there are obsessed with Edward Cullen, the main male character in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. He is everything I thought a male vampire would be, tall, pale, sexy, charismatic, strong and with unearthly beauty that makes your heart ache. Who wouldn’t want a boyfriend like him? He’s loving, self-sacrificing and did I mention dead sexy? If I’d read the book when I was a teenager, I would be obsessed about him too. Actually, if you saw how I see him in my head, you’d be obsessed too.
Anyway, the book is not bad and by the end of if, I was itching to read the second book but due to the fact that the third book is still not available in paperback, I didn’t want to get sucked into the series without the third book being available to me. So instead, I’ll read about Fred the Mermaid. That should be fun; foul-mouthed, rough and totally without tack. Such polar opposite from Edward’s politeness.