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Vampire collection Oct. '08
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Published: October 15, 2008
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Every once in awhile I post a picture of all thing that are vampire in my house. Well, here it is, taken 10-15-08.

Here's the first! [link]
Here's my second picture: [link]

Boy, my collection has grown...O_O

Books

The Vampire Companion by Katherine Ramslan.
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice.
The Vampires chronicles, with books Interview, The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice.
The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice.
Vittorio the Vampire by Anne Rice.
Pandora by Anne Rice.
The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice.
The Vampire Hunter D series 1-9 by Hideyuki Kikuchi.
Blood Thirst, a collection of short stories edited by Leonard Wolf.
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories by assorted authors.
The Mammoth Book of Vampires edited by Stephen Jones, written by assorted authors.
Van Helsing, the novel, written by Kevin Ryan.
Vampyre: The Terrifying Lost Journal of Dr. Cornelius Van Helsing, a pop-up book by Mary-Jane Knight. *seen open with blood fan at upper left corner*
Bram Stoker The Esstianal Dracula by Bram Stoker, annoted and edited by Leonard Wolf.
Wadpole's The Castle of Otranto, Beckford's Vathek and Polidori's The Vampyre edited by E. F. Bleiler.
Bloodline and Bloodline: Reckoning by Kate Cary.
The Society of S by Susan Hubbard.
Twilight by Stephine Meyer.
Vampires, Wine, and Roses, short stories by assorted historical authors, edited by John Richard Stephens.
The Vampire by *the boring* Montague Summers.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Vampire *coffee table guide book* by Manuela Dunn Masceth.
The Bloody Red Baron by Kim Newman.
The Ultimate Dracula *short stories* edited by Leonard Wolf.
A Dream of Dracula by Leonard Wolf
Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Mike Mignola.
Dracula: Prince of Many Faces by Radu R. Florescu and Raymond R. McNally.
Dracula by Bram Stoker. *my orignal copy that I first read the book! It's also my dad's copy from college, so it's currently yellowed and falling apart. :( *

DVDs

Van Helsing
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Dracula *a collection of five vampire films*
The Bela Lugosi Collection
BBC's Count Dracula
Dracula 1979
Jess Franco's Count Dracula
50 Horror Classics *includes Atom Age Vampire, the Vampire Bat, and Nosferatu just to name a few.*
Trinity Blood Box set

VHS

Ankle Biters
Dracula 2000
Hollywood Vampyre
Razor Blade Smile
A Return to Salem's Lot
Vampire Hunter D
Bram Stoker's Dracula
American Vampire

Laser Discs

Bram Stoker's Dracula Special Collector's Edition
Kiss of the Vampire
Son of Dracula

Comic Books

Hellboy Two: Wake the Devil by Mike Mignola.
four Vampire Princess Miyu 90's comic books
Vampire Hunter D vol. 1. and 2. adapted by Saiko Takaki.

Misc.

Y&T Down for the Count record. *the thing with Dracula sucking the blood from Metropolis robot's neck.*
Dracula cliff notes.
Postcard of The Nightmare.
My Dell laptop. :lol:

Things I forgot to put in.

Bat lollipop.
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin DS Lite video game.

^_^

Thoughts on my collection so far...

The Van Helsing stuff, shich is the shiny DVD and *not too great* novel will always be in my heart. that movie got me intereted in vampires in the first place!

Dracula: Prince of Many Faces was the book that taught me about the REAL Dracula of legend and actual history. I recommend that book if you're new to the world of vampires.

Why do I have Twilight? Because everybody was reading it, and I had to find ot, wtf it was. I was dissapointed in teh writing, and how it has spawned a whole generation of new vampire literature. Unlike the Rician vampire-style tales of the 80s and 90's, unlike the world of vampire erotic novels that reached their peak in the 90's, unlike the delving world of Dracula writing in the 70's till 80's, the 2000's have spawned the vamp lit. style of: emo-vampires-involved-with-Mary Sues-dealing-with-teen-life-of-suburbia. Vampirism is now just a template to add on a character in the book so it would sell more. :ohmygod: The Twilight craze however will not end soon for the fact movies are being made...so for awhile, well-done vampires literature that does NOT involve above-mentioned teen-life stuff like that will be slow to surface.

The VHD series still blows me away. It's very original, and I'm glad it's being written for us English-speakers. The manga too is very nice. :D

The Anne Rice stories for me were different, but they certainly are very intelligent written. After the four of the Chronicals, I got bored with them so I never finished The vampire Armand, Vittorio the Vampire and Pandora. It's very good writing but I was at the phase when I discovered Hellsing so sometime when I settle down I will read them again. The Rice stories are VERY GOOD vampire literature. :thumbsup:

the collection of short story books here were bought last year at my trip to Chicago in February. They are all old, either printed in the 70's, 80's or early 90's. they have that certain nostalgic smell, and when I read them that was what was helping me write the rest of my van Helsing fanfics. I will cry if they are ever destroyed. They are little bundles of joy. :aww:

A Dream of Dracula by the famous Dracula historian Leonard Wolf provides a study of the origins of the vampire craze...written in the 70's. So, it's a bit outdated but because it IS old, it has more in-depth to the past of vampirism in the media. Even before Rice's stories! :omfg:

Most of the VHS tapes I haven't watched save for Bram's Dracula, the original VHD anime movie and Dracula 2000. The rest are R-rated C-movie trash dad got in builk from ebay, and he will only let me watch them if he's there too. Obviously, the content on some of them involves vampire porn. The VHS *were* under dad's bed where he keeps them. :bleh: so far I don't want to be curious and waste my time watching those movies right now. Too busy. I do however want to see Salem's Lot...

The Trinity Blood anime series was short lived, but I like it. It too has originality, beautiful music, and stuff like that. I'm not going to spoil anything. But I wish I could get the orignal novels, for the art there and storyline definitely look and are WAY better than the anime. I also wish to look at the Hellsing manga, for I have seen the first crappy anime series and now watching the WAY BETTER Hellsing OVA whenever it's on Youtube. :) Hellsing is so awesome...

I have seen all the DVDS here! Jess Franco's Dracula was...lame. the BBC Dracula's Dracula LOOKED AND ACTED LIKE ROXULA. I COULDN 'T BELIEVE MY EYES. SAME COAT, SAME PERSONALITY, SAME FUCKING SMILE, SAME NOSE...everything but the hair. I swear Richard Roxburgh got some of his inspiration from that BBC Dracula special. :faint:

Frank Langella's Dracula was so romanitic...oooh lord...:love: I have seen most of the movies on the Bela Lugosi collection, and they're cool. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust is a great anime movie.

Laserdiscs? Why yes, I have three vampire laserdiscs! Son of Dracula had Lon Chaney Jr. as Dracula...ugh. :-x the movie didn't work for me. Kiss of the Vampire had a REALLY AWESOME piano concerto made for the film, but other than that it was pretty good for a Hammer. And Bram Stoker's Dracula Special Edition is gonna sell LOTS of money in the future...:plotting:

The pop-up Vampire book is really cute. It's definitely made for older people, not kids, and I suggest for the die hard vampire enthusiast to get it. It's got fur, bats, vampire guide, and sweet shit like that.

Baltimore is...like.....amazing...wow...awe inspiring...READ IT NOW. :omg:

The Bloodline series are sequels to the orignal Bram Stoker novel. Really nice, and most of it seems pretty Stoker-ish, because, after all, they are sequels. Good reads, so read!

and I know there's lot more books and stuff in the picture but I'm too tired of making thoughts about the rest of them,
so there! the End!

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bloodmoon08's avatar
bloodmoon08Professional Artist
amazing i love vampires too.
doolhoofd's avatar
"How do our pretendedly rational and programmed societies function? What motivates the populations, what stirs them? The progress of science, objective information, insight into the facts and causes, the punishment of the truly guilty or the growth of collective happiness? Absolutely not: no one is interested in that. What fascinates everyone is the debauchery of appearances, that reality is always and everywhere debauched by appearances. That's an interesting game, and it's played out in the media, in fashion, in advertising - more generally in the spectacle of technology, of science, of politics; in any spectacle whatsoever. The veritable contemporary social bond is the concerted partaking in seduction. A revolution might alter the course of history, but only its spectacle is truly sublime. And which do we prefer? As Rivarol said, 'the people did not truly desire a revolution, they desired only its sight.' The spectaclist drive is more powerful than the self-preservation instinct, it is her one must count on." ~ Baudrillard, Fatal Strategies
tvflyXx's avatar
When you look up Anne Frank Porn this is the first thing that comes up
Tigerman354's avatar
Tigerman354Student Writer
I read the original Dracula, it was great! What do you think of it? And what's the bloodline series about?
pwnzer895's avatar
pwnzer895Hobbyist General Artist
obsessed much lol
Sahkmet's avatar
Well, it was 2008 after all. XD
pwnzer895's avatar
pwnzer895Hobbyist General Artist
Lol and it's good you have Twilight in there, shows that your obsession is diverse as it is large. Sparkly vamps aren't my thing but I admit I liked the books and movies (Though not as much as the books)
MaryChambers's avatar
'Twilight'? You dare to taint Hammer Horror classics by grouping them with 'Twilight'?
ADickson10193's avatar
And by the way, The Twilight got Four books, another book of the three Eclipse got a another part of The Short Second life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer it's a short story part of the Eclipse of Bree Tanner a newborn vampire who was change into a vampire by Riley from the three book of The Twilight Sagas. I like all Fantasies stories.
ADickson10193's avatar
Wow that's fantastic so much!!!! :)

I hope vampire's books too.
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PhoenixMaiden210Hobbyist Artist
DO NOT READ TWILIGHT!!! IT WILL EAT YOUR MIND!!!!
DarkLord2017's avatar
DRACULA 2000!!!! I LOVE THAT MOVIE
gokufan1017's avatar
gokufan1017Student Artist
What about The House Of Night? Thats got vamps in it.
CrystalDeathblood's avatar
the collection was beautiful but then i saw twilight. WHY! are you insane! twilight is not a vampire book
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darckvampirenekoHobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!!!!!!!!!
lenarinn's avatar
lenarinnHobbyist General Artist
do you only collect books ad movies? Cuz if you collect other Vampire items you should check this out [link]
lenarinn's avatar
lenarinnHobbyist General Artist
kay sorry for wasting your time
lenarinn's avatar
lenarinnHobbyist General Artist
oh and since you have twilight in there :P you should check out "The morganville vampires" a much longer series as an added bonus none of the vampires sparkle
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Razz890 Writer
i'm just gonna go out on a limb here and assume you like vampires.... :D
have you ever heard of Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino, The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer, or the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Because i think that as a fellow vampire lover, you'd like these books/ shows... :dance:
Sahkmet's avatar
I actually hate them all of them but Buffy, I tolerate it.

:)

I don't like modern urban-fantasy vampire books because the focus is more on the human-based relationship drama with people my age group instead of exploring more of the supernatural evils of vampires in psycological drama not involving school-based frivolities.
Tahkaullus01's avatar
Tahkaullus01Hobbyist Writer
You have Twilight in there.
For that reason alone you are not a true Vampire lover.
TRUE VAMPIRES DO NOT SPARKLE!!!!!!!!!!
Sahkmet's avatar
I read it before Twilight became popular and I did not like it, and then the Twilight craze hit.

I just own it, I don't like it, I think its pretty horrible. Don't you worry, I do not support it silly girl.
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WingedHeart158Hobbyist General Artist
all you need is the sookie stakhouse novels

i love your collection!
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