In honour of tonight’s episode of the series I work on Carmilla Series and inspired by our story editor Ellen Simpson, here is a recording I did at McGill University in 2011 when I was a ripe twenty-one.
I was wondering: What weaknesses/quirks could Vampires sired from these bloodlines have? -Ereshkigal -Astarte -Lady Karnstein/ Carmilla -Countess Bathory In an earlier post, you said that there are spells to help ward off the sun for Vampires, do those stop the burning of the sun for Vampires?Also, you said Vampires don't have special powers, but can be immortal in a sense right? Finally, what bloodlines would be common in USA and what quirks/ weaknesses would their magic and bloodline have?
What weaknesses/quirks could Vampires sired from these bloodlines have? -Ereshkigal -Astarte -Lady Karnstein/ Carmilla -Countess Bathory
Ereshkigal and her bloodline are especially weak to the sun, almost uniquely so, much more than her sister-bloodline is. They also have a slight obsession with counting in orders of seven.
Astarte and her bloodline are weak to roses and to garlic, barring a specific kind of night-blooming roses her bloodline cultivated. They are technically weak to sunlight, but a high number of her bloodline (Astarte’s blood-daughter Bastet, for example, and some of her great-grandchildren by blood) are melanistic and thereby more resistant to the sun, evening it out if you look solely at how long her bloodline can stand in the sun.
Karnstein’s bloodline has an obsession with anagrams more than counting, but as they are a sub-bloodline of Astarte they share her weaknesses.
Bathory’s bloodline is one of the only European bloodlines easily intoxicated by human blood, a trait usually kept to European bloodlines in the Americas. Perhaps unsurprisingly she has a number of blood-children in the Americas. As a descendant of both Ereshkigal and Astarte, her bloodline tends to manifest a random mixture of their weaknesses, though especially the weakness to sunlight.
For the sake of completeness I’ll also list the last named bloodline I have, the Drakul bloodline; as they are descendants of Ereshkigal they share her weaknesses, but are also doubly prone to counting and are also likely to have or develop OCD.
In an earlier post, you said that there are spells to help ward off the sun for Vampires, do those stop the burning of the sun for Vampires?
Yeah, that’s pretty much what they’re there for. They only work to some extent, lessening the damaging effects rather than stopping completely, and they do need to be renewed however - think of it like magical sunblock, but for Vampires who may literally desiccate and die if they don’t do this. The only bloodlines fortunate enough to be free of this entirely are the bloodlines of the Sasabonsam.
Also, you said Vampires don’t have special powers, but can be immortal in a sense right?
Yes.However - and this is the important however - not all of them will live forever and many which live for extended periods of time may become suicidal and those that do not may be killed by someone they anger and those that manage to not become suicidal by the prospect of oblivion and manage to avoid angering others/defeat those they anger are prone to entering long stages of hibernation to skip large sections of time when they get bored of life and humanity and other beings in general.
Finally, what bloodlines would be common in USA and what quirks/ weaknesses would their magic and bloodline have?
As stated above, Bathory’s bloodline is reasonably common in America, but so are others from all over the show. As I’ve stated before I haven’t yet decided all of the bloodlines in America let alone named them all; and asking me this isn’t going to prompt me to flesh it out more. I’m not in vampire headspace right now, I’m in general creature headspace at best. Eventually I’ll sit down and do another thing on Vampire bloodlines to better detail them all, but until then I don’t know and you may as well headcanon your own.
Summary: Carmilla HSAU, or the one with GSA co-captains LaFontaine and Perry, puppy quarterback Kirsch, track team captain Danny, broody teenager Carmilla and Laura who is about to find out she is not as heterosexual as she thought.
[A/N: carmilla hsau will be co-written with felixdawkins. Track #carmilla hsau for updates on the au and #hsau updates for chapter posts.
The students whisper to each other as he bends down to grab something from underneath his desk, a small grunt echoed throughout the class as he stands up and drops a large bag of flour onto the tabletop.
“I present to you: a baby,” he wipes his hands together to get rid of the excess flour, “Not just any baby, but your baby.”
There’s a scoff from the back of the class from Carmilla, but he ignores it. She’s very bright but sometimes like a toddler - it’s best to just ignore the outbursts and not give them any attention.
“Once your pair picks up your flour baby, you will be responsible for your new bundle of joy,”-an actual groan from Carmilla this time, a few giggles from Laura and LaFontaine, and a shh from Perry-“for a whole week. You and your partner will need to be attached at the hip for this, so choose wisely.”
Look, maybe fairy lady sensed Carmilla wished to find love again. (Though I doubt Carmilla would have even admitted that to herself or known it to be true.) But she didn’t create Laura as a fulfillment of that. She predicted what was to come. Even with Mel, the fulfillment of her wish was giving her the means to have what she wanted. She changed her posture, switched up her wardrobe, went strolling out of there with a can-do attitude and a badassness that she didn’t have before. She didn’t just make Mel a member of the Summers. She gave her what she needed to make it happen for herself. Maybe the fairy nudged Laura a little bit in her decision to come to Silas so that she and Carmilla would cross paths. But she didn’t CREATE Laura FOR Carmilla. That’s… icky. It downplays Laura and makes her secondary to Carmilla when this has literally been Laura’s story from the beginning. They are their own people. They also just so happen to be soulmates. Don’t get so caught up in romanticizing a notion that you take away a character’s autonomy and purpose for existing.