Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 15 - Vampires

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Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 15 - Vampires

Welcome to the fifteenth issue of my weekly news article!  I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, :+fav:'s and :+devwatch:'s!
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This week's creature feature is:  Vampires

From Wikipedia :

Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures. Although typically described as undead, a vampire could be a living person.
Although vampiric entities have been recorded in most cultures, the term vampire was not popularised until the early 18th century, after an influx of vampire superstition into Western Europe from areas where vampire legends were frequent, such as the Balkans and Eastern Europe.
The charismatic and sophisticated vampire of modern fiction was born in 1819 with the publication of The Vampyre by John Polidori; the story was highly successful and arguably the most influential vampire work of the early 19th century. However, it is Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula that is remembered as the quintessential vampire novel and provided the basis of the modern vampire legend. The success of this book spawned a distinctive vampire genre, still popular in the 21st century, with books, films, and television shows. The vampire has since become a dominant figure in the horror genre.
In modern fiction, the vampire tends to be depicted as a suave, charismatic villain. Despite the general disbelief in vampiric entities, occasional sightings of vampires are reported.

***This article is about vampires in fantasy and horror fiction.  It does NOT touch on the Vampiric subculture.  My articles only cover fantasy and myth.

Now, for the features!  Works are featured from various categories, in no particular order:

Vampire's view by VinRoc Empty Mirror by ladyarah Lestat by bluedicius Watch your back... by BishonenHouse :thumb109086657:
vampire x by mindsiphon :thumb97924341: Vampire by feimo Legend of the Vampire III by Micchu Doll Repaint - Twilight Edward by noeling
Spiral vampire angel by henning Vampire by WarNick deadly romance by AF-studios :thumb119521654: Vampire by PsychoTeabag :thumb133975896:
Vampire Victoria - Request by stitchdollz Vampknight by jarling-art the vampire Armand. take2 by Satomi-Chan Bastis XD by basta6

Mature Content

Vampirella 18 by rvbhal
Anima: Ferris by Wen-M
Mina Harker by BlackLady999 The rose of Toreador... by Drakenborg :thumb136965468: The Lust of Dracula by KimiSchaller :thumb136662732: vampire by eat01234
Dracula by jasonbaroody Dracula and Lucy by Carmilla-Mircalla Dracula Castle by Michka2 :thumb79039285:
:thumb135025399: :thumb127553153: :thumb103237988: Moonlit night by Pygar Vampire by pumpkinsbylisa Mali 2 by NickiiRose
Vampire Queen by Pygar fee vampire by gigi0747 Vampire Lady by Gordon-Napier fee vampire by gigi0747 :thumb46458073: :thumb125586624:
dracula by bloodedemon Lucien Lacroix by raskk -Louis- Promo by VanOxymore Dracula by taylorlc druzilla last one by DivinityNemesis :thumb29673821:
VampPony by DeepDarkCreations The vampire by Loulise The Vampire Prince-4 by sterlingeventide :thumb76995316: Ramona by NickiiRose Aleera by Gin85


Thank you so much for viewing, and come back next week for a different inhabitant of the Realms of Fantasy and Myth!

~Arah :heart:

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