Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Baby Vampires

When you hear the word "Baby Vampire", what comes to your mind? Is it a human being turn into a vampire or a little kid turn into a vampire? (If it makes any sense to you)

First I will be covering on humans being bitten by a vampire and they become one of them. It's pretty obvious how it works right? Besides, I am sure everyone who has seen vampire movies before knows what I am talking about. If you still do not get what I meant, it is alright, because I am here to explain.

Anyway, you know the hit television series "True Blood" and a character you may know that goes by the name Jessica Hamby she's consider as a baby vampire. She's call a baby vampire because she is a new vampire. Baby vampire like Jessica can be very dangerous compare to an older vampire. Because they have uncontrollable emotions, acts on impulse whereby, they do not think of the negative outcomes. 

Jessica Hamby "True Blood"

Now, what about Claudia? You know the little vampire girl in "Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles 1994". Below is a photo of Claudia.

Unlike for Jessica Hamby where she was turn into a vampire at the age of 17. And Claudia was turn at the age around 5 or 6 years old. The problem with Claudia is as the years go by, her mind matures but her body will always remain the same. Bound to be trap in a 6 year old little girls body and she starts to hate herself (if I may use that word) and hate the vampire who made her (Louis and Lestat), because she wants to have a beautiful woman's body (an adult's body). So she is fill with envy and rage, that one night she kill a woman who she have been stalking and hid her in her room, she then cover her body with her toys. When her body was discovered by her maker, she explain that she can never have a body like the dead woman in her room. Somehow, although vampires are vicious but some vampires like Claudia you just can't help but feel sorry for her. This concludes my topic for the day.

Have a nice day and I hope you enjoy reading.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Vlad Dracula III "The Impaler" Torture Method

Hey there everyone, it has been awhile since I blog. As usual been real busy. Anyway, as I written before in my early article about Vlad Dracula III, on how he was one of the historic figure to be label as a vampire where he consumes his victims blood. This time I am not going to repeat the same thing but I am going to write about his torturing method. I would love to say methods, unfortunately I only know one method he is well known for which is impaling his victims.

When I was doing some research (I Meant Without Books) on Vlad Dracula III all I read was he loves to impale. I though he would just impale his victim like in the picture (Figure A) I provided. 

Figure A.

But! When I bought a book on vampire mythology by Charlotte Montague, Vlad Dracula III was in it and the book explain that he would torture his victim in a way I would have never expected. Slow death was Vlad Dracula III's thing. As from the book it said he "perfected a method of impalement to create maximum pain before death". He would use a large wooden stake, sharpen the edge (but not too Sharpe) and oil it. Then he would insert the victim's body through the anus and force it right through until it came out of the victim's mouth. This torturing method can go on for hours or days and after the victim is finally dead the body will be left on the stake until it rots away. Just like in Figure B.

 Figure B.

Besides that, I know I said I only know his impaling method. But other methods I read is he would burn, skinning, roasting, boiling and drowning. He would also cut off their limbs, nailing their hats to their head, torturing babies and children. He also force the victim's relatives to eat their flesh. 

On the other hand, he was particularly vicious towards women. And if women who are unmarried or adulterous will had their breasts and sexual organs cut out.

Let me know what you think and what other methods you heard, seen or read ~ Have a nice day =D