Friday, June 12, 2009

Vampires, and how my life has, one way or another, revolved around them.

I've always had this crazy obsession for the abnormal. I was never one to like watching scary movies - but the thoughts that fear provoked within me, were very interesting. Sometimes I would force myself to watch something scary, just so my imagination would sort of "wake-up". Luxuries weren't a big part of my childhood, therefore, my imagination would have to do. I remember being a little over 7-years-old, staring out my bedroom window, gazing at all of the lights to and from the airport in Puerto Rico. I wished that one of those curiously bright lights was some kind of UFO, who had come to abduct me.(I have to thank ET the movie for that one).

When Joss Whedon created Buffy the Vampire Slayer, my young adult life changed. When the show began on The WB back in 1997, I was fresh out of High School, and watching TV was the last thing I wanted to do. I was too busy hanging out with friends, drinking, partying, and doing what most kids that age were doing. I had gone through a pretty bad break-up with my High School sweetheart, so being at home wasn't an option for me. I didn't want to mope. I remember a friend of mine at the time had started watching Buffy, and was already becoming a fanatic of the show. She would tell me, “Wait until you watch it, you're going to love it” - and she was right, thanks Maria. The witty language, the girl power, the VAMPIRES! Story lines that actually made you CARE about the secondary characters, instead of having these characters act as props to the main star of the show. A television show that would shape my early 20's, and really my adulthood for years to come. I admit I watched the horrible Kristi Swanson version with Luke Perry, and although the only breakthrough actor in that movie was Donald Sutherland, I was very intrigued by what Joss Whedon was trying to portray. A GIRL who could kill vampires. I became a die hard, cry yourself to sleep, stay up all night chatting with the INTERNET fandom, FAN. A Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, and proud of it, no matter how many weird looks I got.

My mind was made up. After 7 seasons of gut-wrenching story lines involving love, sex, friendship, family and the “abnormal”. I never thought anything regarding Vampires would catch my attention and make me believe anything outside of my Buffyverse.

That of course, was before I read the Twilight series.

These books have captivated me in a way I wasn't expecting. My heart aches to think there will never be anything like Twilight in my life, and much less like Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I'm grateful to have been able to experience these books.

I sign off with my love and happiness.


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