reside in a liminal state where they have not yet ceased to be human nor have they really begun to be vampires. But, from ancient Babylon to modern America, the widespread existence of vampire legends demonstrates that vampire imagery, rather than giving form to deviance, speaks to people on a very important, very human, very basic level. Somewhere in our lizard brains is both the desire to be irresistible ourselves and to be possessed by someone strong, beautiful, powerful and thoroughly irresistible.
The vampire mystique has been merchandized to undeath, but there is still an underlying feel which appeals to me. Some of this bubbles over into the Gothic aesthetic. I always considered Gothic a spice, a depressed yet well-dressed sort of punk rock. I love the busty vampire babes and the angular spooky boys. And everyone looks better in black eyeliner.
-- Amelia G