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D is for Damon Julian

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By thenumber42   |   
Published: August 31, 2009
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"My whims are life and death to these cattle, Billy. If you are ever to become one of us, you must understand that. I am pleasure, Billy. I am power. And the essence of what I am, of pleasure and power, lies in possibility. My own possibilities are vast, and have no limit, as our years have no limit. But I am the limit to these cattle, I am the end of all their hopes, of all their possibilities. Do you begin to understand? To slake the red thirst, that is nothing, any old darkie on his deathbed will do for that. Yet how much finer to drink of the young, the rich, the beautiful, those whose lives stretch out ahead of them, whose days and nights glitter and shine with promise!(...) It is not the blood that ennobles, that makes one a master. It is the life, Billy. Drink of their lives and yours becomes longer. Eat of their flesh and yours becomes stronger. Feast on beauty and wax more beautiful."

~Fevre Dream, chapter ten

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There were quite a few speeches that sum up this character, but this was most fitting to the picture itself.

Damon Julian is, in my opinion, the nastiest vampire ever. He eats good vampires for breakfast. The only vampire I think who could beat him would be Alucard, and even then, Alucard has a sense of honor.

Please, GRRM, write more vampire stories. This one was so good.

Damon Julian (c) George R. R. Martin
Art (c) thenumber42
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Master-of-the-BootHobbyist Writer
I'm not familiar with this guy, who is he?

It's an excellent drawing; in a single glance it manages to convey his dilapidated and decadent nature. Totally lacking in any kind of the positive traits you've embued your Dracula with.

And I don't know about Alucard; he might have a slightly better character than this guy, but I'm sure that he could have Damon screaming and choking on his own vomit with minimal effort.
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thenumber42Student Traditional Artist
He's from the novel Fevre Dream. It's coming out as a comic soon (and Damon Julian looks AWESOME)

A friend and I hypothesized that Alucard could take over the entire planet of Pandora in about 3 days.
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Master-of-the-BootHobbyist Writer
True but i bet you that Alucard could take over all the women of Pandora in just one day.
unuldragoste's avatar
This. is. soooo. you! nice job! :-D
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thenumber42Student Traditional Artist
Thanks hon! :hug:
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Buuya Digital Artist
How terrifyingly decadent :fear:
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thenumber42Student Traditional Artist
Yes, the decadence in this case is not divine.
animetedskier's avatar
Creepiest. Vampire. Ever.
Sanji07's avatar
He sorta reminds me of your Dracula. I already like this guy. ^_^ XD
greengirl21's avatar
I like the couch too. Nice spludgy textures. You'll just have to guess at what spludgy means.
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OOooo, I want that couch....in better condition though. I love his outfit too....damn. Can I sit on that couch with him?!
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thenumber42Student Traditional Artist
Sure, he'll probably just cut your arm off and suck the blood out of the stump. If you're lucky. :mwahaha:

Oh the ref I used for the couch is here [link]
Animus-Seed's avatar
While I support Mr. Martin writing more vampire stories, he is getting older, and his health isn't all that great, and we still have a couple more Song of Ice and Fire novels we're waiting for...
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thenumber42Student Traditional Artist
I haven't even started that series...
Animus-Seed's avatar
I've only read the first book. I own the second, but I'm just so busy...
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Quarter-VirusProfessional Filmographer
As long as they don't glitter, ANY vampire story is a good one.
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thenumber42Student Traditional Artist
Then I whole-heartedly recommend this one to you. It's got good vampires, evil vampires, ugly humans, and steamboats.
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Quarter-VirusProfessional Filmographer
STEAMboats, you say? I may have to look into this ...
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