vampire ponderings (part 2)

Author of some awesome vampires K Z Snow said “There are many breeds of vampires, you know. You’ll never come upon a single answer that applies to all of them.”

Normally I would believe every word that K Z says because she has a righteous advisor in the form of Ms C, but in this case I call…


We all know that vampirism comes from a ‘one source’ whether that be as a result of an experiment in Atlantis, being created by a Goddess, some form of mutated virus, etc, etc.

How can there be different breeds then?

I mean, theoretically, their bodies should all work the same way because they come from the one source, right??

Oh, and since this is vampirism we’re talking about, I’m pretty sure the Labradoodle argument won’t work.

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20 Responses to vampire ponderings (part 2)

  1. Tam says:

    I never would have guessed you could work the word Labradoodle into a post on vampires. Go figure, you're a genius.

    I figure until a vampire comes forward and gives the real scoop authors are going to continue to take literary license with the creatures. There is always genetic mutation that could be a factor. Perhaps their metabolism speeds up the rate of vampiric evolution so they can all change more quickly than us “normal” humans who will have to wait 1.5 million years to have our baby toe shrivel up and disappear.

  2. Well, in JR Ward's world there are different breeds of angels it seems, so why not vampires.

    Are alien vampires Scientologists?

  3. not sure if Ive heard of different breeds of vamps, just different lines or families or covens or whatever the frick they wanna call it.

  4. Kris says:

    Tam: “I never would have guessed you could work the word Labradoodle into a post on vampires. Go figure, you're a genius.”

    It's a gift. What can I say.

    I don't think that it can be speedy metabolism cos everything slows or shuts down with 'em, hence the immortality gig.

    PS – I like my baby toe right where it is. Thank you very much.

  5. Kris says:

    Katiebabs chook: “Well, in JR Ward's world there are different breeds of angels it seems, so why not vampires.”


    “Are alien vampires Scientologists?”

    Nope, cos Scientologists don't accept donated blood, remember?

  6. orannia says:

    *still laughing hysterically over the caption*

    Ummm, how do you know there is just one source Kris?

    @ Emmy – I love your extended name 🙂 We need to organise a 'Bring Back Buffy' campaign!

  7. Tracy says:

    Now that's the kind of vamp I'm talkin about. I feel the love. No really, I do.

    Different breeds….maybe it's from all the different blood types? And what ARE all the different breeds? Name them please so I can get a feel of exactly what we're facing here.

  8. Jenre says:

    I don't know about the whole 'one source' thing. Some vampire books do have several different breeds taken from different sources – like in that 'Vampire Fred' book. It was complicated but it sort of worked.

    Some vamps also have 'viable sperm' and can procreate.

    Let's face it, authors can pretty much make up anything they like about the vamp myth and only keep the 'bloodsucking' as a constant to identify that they are writing about vamps.

  9. K. Z. Snow says:

    Doesn't it figure I'd be hard at work on my WIP while you're mocking me? Yes, of course it does.

    I have one word for you: EVOLUTION.

    There are indeed different breeds of vampires. Their ancestor was not particularly glamorous–was something like a common parasite, in fact–but, over the course of millenia, a certain amount of species diversity developed. This is a natural result of interspecies breeding (vampire with human or angel or demon, for example) as well as mutation/environmental adaptation.

    It's explained in my stories Plagued and Tormented.

    Jen, we don't make things up. We channel. I'm afraid I can't tell you whom or what, though . . . unless you pay me large amounts of money. 😉

  10. orannia says:

    Thank you K.Z. You've got me intrigued 🙂

  11. Kris says:

    Orannia: “Ummm, how do you know there is just one source Kris?”


    Buffy should only be brought back if Joss brings her back. Joss is the shit.

    Tracy, should have figured you for an Angel and Spike fan. 🙂

    I don't there are different breeds because that just doesn't make sense to me unless it's like a genetic manipulation ala Blade 2. That would make more sense.

  12. Kris says:

    Jen, I don't get how different breeds can happen at the same time. It's like a version of spontaneous vampirism and that's just plain whack. Everyone knows that there's got to be a 'one source' that way you have insta-conflict between the goodies and the badies.

    Tune in, KZ: “Doesn't it figure I'd be hard at work on my WIP while you're mocking me? Yes, of course it does.” Gives you something to look forward to, right. *beams*

    I don't buy the EVOLUTION argument because when you vamp out your whole system shuts down or slows right the way down. Therefore, how can you evolve if everything slows?? Vamp modification or manipulation I can be convinced by.

    As to interspecies breeding?? HOW. CAN. THEY. REPRODUCE. WHEN. THEY. ARE. NOT. MEANT. TO. BE. FERTILE??? Angels, yes. Demons, yes. Vamps… NO!!!

  13. Tracy says:

    What about Zombies?

  14. Kris says:

    Unless you count getting zombified through a bite as procreating than no. Dead people = dead swimmers and eggys.

  15. Tracy says:

    They probably fell off anyway. *snort*

  16. Kris says:

    If Katiebabs chook reads that and runs with it, the fault is entirely yours. Just sayin'.

  17. *Perks head up*

    How can zombies have babies? Their sex organs have rotted and fall off. I have done a great deal of research on the mating habits of zombies.

  18. Tracy says:

    I was going to take full responsibility Kris because I figured KB had stopped looking at this thread. Silly me.

    KB – I guess it would be an easy labor if they did procreate because the baby would just fall out – like their skin.

  19. Kris says:

    Told you so.

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