Friday, September 11, 2009

Slacktivist on Vamps

My friend and fellow writer Naomi Kritzer pointed me to this post on vampires and the effect of the Christian cross on the Slacktivist's blog. Even though I'm not a Christian, I like this interpretation quite a bit, especially when you consider what the Slacktivist says about what s/he considers "true" vampires.

The question comes up: why does garlic work? The answer I always heard was that it was a well-known folk cure to thin the blood. Those of us with heart problems in their family history would *still* do well to consume a lot of garlic or take garlic supplements. (It's a natural cholesterol lowering agent.)

But I also liked the commenter who brought up the "smell of the grave" bit. I hadn't heard that.

In other news, I got my cover art for ALMOST TO DIE FOR yesterday. As soon as I find out if it's okay to do so, I'll post it here. Preview: it's awesome!

1 comment:

Lou Gagliardi said...

It's not so much the garlic itself. It's a bad smell, an unpleasant smell in general.

And the Cross only works because of the belief the person has. Money, the star of David, the Quran, etc would all work the same if the person (and sometimes the vampire) TRULY has faith in it.

I've been studying vampires, werewolves, etc, since I was 12.