Y’all something big happened but I want to go ahead and finish up the month before I bring it up. It’s not breaking news or anything at this point so it can wait. And it’s not that we just submitted an offer on a house for the first time ever which also happened.

What I am going to talk about is… 

V is for vampires

V is for Vampires

I did a lot of research on vampires way back when I wrote a vampire novel. Mostly it was reading Dracula and Wikipedia but you know… That’s expert level right? 

Hydrophobia? 

One of the things I found most interesting is that vampire stories came from real-life accounts of vampires. 

And one of the things now thought to explain the vampire sightings is hydrophobia, or rabies. 

Medical News Today goes into several common traits between rabies and vampirism, including a tendency to bite, hypersexuality, insomnia, and an aversion to strong stimuli- like the smell of garlic or light bouncing off a mirror.

Vampires for kids

Some of my favorite vampires may not be the most kid friendly (Like Lestat? Or Spike? Probably not…) But there are plenty out there who are great for kids. I had my daughter tell me her favorite TV vampires and what she likes about them.

  • Drac (Super Monsters) 

He knows how to fly. And has sharp teeth the same as me. And has a cape.

  • Vampirina (Vampirina) 

Turns into a bat. And knows how to fly when in bat. Vampirina sings the same as me. “Home scream home!” 

  • Marceline (Adventure Time) 

Sucked Jake’s blood but only pretend. Marceline flies. Friends with Finn and Jake and Ice King, and Princess Bubblegum. Turns into Marshmallow-ine.

Your thoughts?

Who are your favorite vampires? What about your kids? Hit me up in the comments or on Discord!

All that Nerdish

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