vampiresi

crazycakesunesart  asked:

Maybe you need to do something about that right now, is good sometimes do other things nvn

Yo, I miss it, but I still don’t want to write it. XD

I’ve been randomly sketching stuff though.

there was that one time I wrote the script for a situation where the main characters in this series ended up in Diabolik Lovers for some reason and most of the cast turned into vampires

I hate that anime so much but I had to thoroughly study it in order to write the parody so I basically got to know it in and out and it was really really dumb.

hunkguitarz-deactivated20170215  asked:

I'm planning on writing a book, and the main character's girlfriend is a vampire and black. She's very dark skinned, so she can spend a moderate amount of time in the sunlight without any ill effects. The idea behind it is sunlight does affect vampires negatively, but white vampires can only spend a very limited because they don't have the melanin to protect them. I'm wondering if this is racist or sort of hokey. Thanks for any feedback :)

Black (Dark-Skinned) Vampire and More Protection from Sun over White (Pale) Vampires

I think this is adorable and hilarious because most of our vampiric folklore comes from Europe and this is a very refreshing take on the black vampire. 

[Refrains from making Wesley Snipes/Blade jokes]

–Mod Brei

Removing the vampire aspect, i’d like to mention the idea that Black people cannot get hurt by the sun is misinformed and can lean into strong, black, and invincible stereotypes. I was even told growing up “oh, we [black people] dont need sunscreen” because our dark skin protects us; fact is while we may not as easily burn, we still need to use sunscreen. The sun can still harm us, especially how it is today. Kerry Washington even has a whole campaign to remind Black people that yes, we do need sunscreen to protect us from the sun.

And not so fun fact; despite skin cancer not being as common in Black people, our survival rate from it is lower compared to whites (75% to 95%).

On another note, historically, I don’t believe the vampire’s stereotypically pale skin is the main factor in why they can’t get sunlight. I may be wrong, though.

–Mod Colette

I always figured the pale skin resulted from the vampire having to avoid sunlight, not the other way around, and that the sunlight-avoiding was symbolic of them being associated with death and night and creepy things because regular humans (who don’t work third shift) are usually awake and active in the daytime.

–Mod Shira

Octavia Butler’s Fledgling is about a Black vampire. 

SPOILERS but important: 

[She was genetically manipulated to have a vampire not be as sensitive to the sun, since all the vampires were white and died almost instantly in sunlight. Sunlight still burns her, but more in matters of minutes instead of seconds. She also handled the racism popping up, but sadly enough, I don’t remember handling the experimenting part]

I think it’s a good idea to not just do the “dark skin = absolute protection from sunburn” thing since I agree that it’s a global myth that’s causing people to ignore skin cancer and such in darker-skinned people.

I think (not sure) the pale skin originated with vampires being dead. The pointy teeth is because when they’d dig up the dead their gums would have retracted in death and so their teeth seemed longer. The not being able to tolerate sunlight was added on later via popular fiction. 

There’s also other sources that discuss different origins (such as being cursed by Apollo to burn when under sunlight).

Here’s some more info I found: Which piece of fiction first showed vampires destroyed by sunlight?

–Mod Alice

Not to mention part of the reason skin has, y'know, colour, is blood. Funeral homes go to great lengths to cover bodies in makeup so they don’t look like actual corpses. But when you see a real body that’s been dead for long enough the blood settles… the colours get a little unnatural. (I watch a lot of forensic shows okay)

Even somebody Black would get paler, just because they suddenly don’t have deep red under their skin.

–Mod Lesya

In the tabletop role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade most of the vampires get paler the older they get as a symbolic show of their losing grip on humanity. However others rot literally, or carry their wounds that never heal so over time they look freakish…. and bizarrely the Assamites or Turkish vampires turn darker the older they get. I think that the myths they were based on had dark skin and basically the whole reason why any of the different types of vampires’ appearances change over time is to reflect that disconnect with humanity.

–Mod Rodriguez

I was doing research for a writing project I’m doing and it’s about vampires so I wanted to look up what would happen if you ate too much garlic and OH MY GOD.

GARLIC LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE

THAT’S WHY IT’S BAD FOR VAMPIRES

I DON’T CARE IF THIS IS ACTUALLY WHERE THAT PART OF THE MYTH CAME FROM BUT I’M TAKING IT

Jody Mills
  • this woman has had to put up with Bobby Singer’s shit for years
  • bc as a sheriff the only interaction she had with him forever was negative 
  • real and sarcastic and takes zero flak from anyone
  • suffers some real fucking loss and trauma and comes out strong despite of it
  • covers for Bobby and saves Rufus from the FBI and risks her job basically on a hunch that Bobby’s doing something important and Rufus is a good dude
  • doesn’t forget the help she received from Bobby and helps straighten up/offers to feed him bc she moms everybody
  • doesn’t take no for an answer 
  • no seriously she moms everybody 
  • which is actually heartbreaking because of the loss of her son
  • accidentally figures out how to kill the leviathans which kind of saved Bobby and Sam and Dean’s asses
  • loves so honestly and warmly despite her cold outer hard shell 
  • which she has to have honestly after all she’s been through
  • adores Bobby and Sam and Dean even though they give her grief
  • like seriously she could roll her eyes and give them mom looks all day with all the crap they throw at her 
  • and she does which is awesome
  • gives cold hard reminders to the boys on the regular
  • kills a goddess after she’s been stabbed like how bad ass
  • okay here’s where I get emotional bc ALEX 
  • has such hope and mom skills and love that she believes in saving this girl who has spent her entire life as a lure for a nest of vampires
  • is skilled at beheading vampires in a single slice
  • basically Jody adopts Alex dammit it’s just
  • don’t get me started on her relationship with Donna those two are like if a rain cloud and sunshine made friends and the sunshine urged the rain cloud to just let go so they could make a rainbow and it’s beautiful
  • on a side note I need Jody to meet Krissy Chambers and for Krissy and Alex and Claire Novak to live together and for Jody and Donna to be their moms/home base
  • anyway Jody is a perfect blend of strength and vulnerability and no one can shut her down because she’s fueled by tragedy and wants nothing more than to help make other people’s lives better
  • even if it’s as simple as telling off a shithead who thinks it’s okay to comment on someone’s weight
  • because fuck you, buddy