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13 June 2008 @ 07:49 pm
Writer's Block: The Eternal Nocturnal Struggle  
Well I don't actually have writer's block (I specifically came on to post about something else--which I will precede to do after this!), but I couldn't resist this question....

Vampires or werewolves?
 It depends--in general I think I find vampires more interesting (though werewolves are still awesome as well, as long as they become full wolves and not lame wolfman-looking things--think Oz on Buffy! :P), but if we're talking about the Twilight-verse it's *definitely* WEREWOLVES--the vampires there are just lame and annoying, but the La Push gang and Jacob rock! :D

When I was younger though I did like werewolves a lot more, because I wanted to turn into animals and stuff (why do you think I was an Animorphs fan? ;)).  I specifically remember being blase about Barnabus on "Dark Shadows" for example in the few glimpses of the show I got, while I was very interested in Quentin *because* he was a werewolf.  And there are some cool werewold stories out there like "Blood and Chocolate" by Annette Curtis Klause, or "Bitten" and "Stolen" (and I would assume "Broken," though I haven't had the chance to read it yet!) of the awesome "Women of the Otherworld" series....and if it was which I'd rather be, I'd definitely prefer being a werewolf!  But these days I think I prefer vampires in general....it all really depends on the universe and the story though.  It seems that in most cases either vampires or werewolves are cooler/better done and developed, except perhaps for "Underworld" (but even then the werewolves were like street thugs, and much less awesome than the vamps).

Can anyone think of a book/movie/TV show though where one of the other wasn't lamer?  I mean, even in the "Women of the Otherworld" series I think the vampires are a little weak, or not as interesting, while on Buffy the werewolves are the lamest costume of any of the demons! And so on....
 
 
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that was pretty fuckin' ninja: Louis ||opheliahyde on June 14th, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I'm a vampire girl. I've loved bloodsuckers since I was little. Totally my mum's fault. There's an icon around somewhere that says "When other little girls wanted to be ballerinas, I kinda wanted to be a vampire." That was me x]

I have my werewolves that I love [Remus Lupin and Oz FTW!], but I definitely have more vampires that are on my love list [*points to icon* Louis was my first ever vampire crush]. I own tons of vampire fiction [I own tons of books, anyway.] I'm writing my own vampire novel [*headdesk*] So, um, yeah. I like the vamps.

I'm not sure if I know any books where they're equally cool. I haven't read many books with both featured. I don't think that started until after Underworld anyway. But Van Helsing [despite it's whacked out reconstructing of, like, every mythical monster ever] makes the vampire/werewolves pretty equally cool. In my own novel, they're not exactly friends, but they're not enemies because it never made much sense [other than in Underworld] for them to be. That's just my own two cents ;]
sherrilina: Mick/Beth (Moonlight)sherrilina on June 19th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
Well yeah, as I said in general I am more interested in vamps now (when I was younger I found werewolves more fascinating, no doubt b/c I thought that power was cooler, given how much time I ran around pretending to be a wolf with my friends when I was little, lol), just not in Twilight....in this verse, I just like the werewolves better...;) Giant warm fluffy couch > cold sparkly rock any day! ;)

But yeah, I love Moonlight (avie), BTVS/ATS, Interview with the Vampire, Amelia Atewater-Rhodes, and countless other vamp-related books....it's partly what attracted me to Twilight in the first place! ;)