What do you think nomads do all day everyday?
SM seems to want us to think that they are just constantly traveling and running through the woods eating people (just like she wants us to think that the Volturi and Romanians literally sat on thrones not moving for 100s of years at a time???) but that’s hard for me to accept. lol.
While I do agree they aren’t generally all that interested in the human world, I can’t really accept that they never participate in it.
Sometimes they kill someone, or just find an empty house (abandoned, or people away on vacation) and they have some fun with it. Take a shower, because why not? Try to figure out how to work the TV and cable and DVD played. Make love in a nice bed. Wash their clothes (and flood the poor human’s house because oops).
Sometimes they kill someone and find money in their pocket and turn to their companion and are like “You wanna go catch a film? You think it’s still 5 cents or is it more expensive now? I haven’t been in awhile.” “OMG they are in COLOR NOW!” “AND THEY TALK!”
Or else they use the money to go spoil themselves with some nice clothes instead of hand-me-downs from their victims.
James and Victoria were probably not the only ones to play epic games of hide-and-seek, although with their powers and personalities it did take on another edge.
But for the most part I think the human world is more of a place they visit than somewhere they really care about living in. They don’t really NEED a house because they don’t sleep, or need shelter from the heat, cold or rain. I don’t think they care about human events like elections and fads. Wars, maybe, but that’s because it affords them opportunities to feed and I’m sure they hear about it through the vampire grapvine rather than CNN or Fox or a newspaper.
I also like to think that a lot of the mysterious stuff that happens in the world that we can’t explain is bored nomads just messing around because they have literally nothing else to do.
“Look at this cool design I made in this field.” “Why did you do that?” “Meh. I was bored.” And thus, crop circles.