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a question by Oct 15, 2010
What would you like to know about vampires? Go on, ask anything... This is a question that begs for more questions, not answers.
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answered:    October 16, 2010
Asking someone what they want to know about vampires is like asking the question-- "What do you want to know about life?" The "answers" are infinite and perpetually changing. Knowing this, I would merely ask to know about the history of vampires, past, present, and even future speculations. I know you've already written a rather comprehensive take on the subject matter. It would be great to read more spin-offs from that idea.
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answered:    October 15, 2010
I've posted my collection of questions in the "Discussion" area because this "Answers" section seems to find me too long-winded. So here is my very long list : http://www.lunch.com/TheVampireHistorians/Forums-Vampire_Traits_and_Tropes-85-410-1-1.html
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answered:    October 17, 2010
Perhaps we can discuss the origins of some of the mythologies behind the vampire myth--sort of discussing your write up. It would also be fun to talk about the changes made in vampire storytelling because of the evolution of our society--good example would be the popularity of TRUE BLOOD.
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answered:    October 15, 2010
Okay, I have this super long list of tropes and traits that I'm sorting through for my own vampires. (Vulnerable to sunlight? Garlic? Needing invitations before entering a house? etc.) My question is, can I post it here? It's a *lot* of questions but it might be kind of fun to get everyone's' input. If not that, I do have one simple question: What do you think is the one enduring or defining trait that all vampires share, cross-culturally, cross-media?
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answered:    March 23, 2013
One aspect of the vampire legend is the one-time scourge of the European world, the Mongols. The legend of the centaur comes from the Mongols on horseback and when food was short a Mongol soldier would open a vein on their horse and drink the blood.
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