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Offline ElayneTopic starter

Vampire Wars?
« on: July 10, 2009, 11:41:28 PM »
I have to admit I have the occassional weakness for vampire fiction (a hold over from my Anne Rice days.)

I went to see Twilight with my younger sisters and I was pretty let down.   But my sisters redeemed themselves by loaning me HBO's True Blood series which I quite enjoyed.

So, for any other Vampire enjoyers out there, True Blood or Twilight?

1) Human Heroine -  I find Bella annoying and Sookie endearing.  Point, True Blood.
2) Vampire Boyfriend - While I do like the older more brooding Vampire Bill, the hotness of Vampire Edward cannot be denied.  Point, Twilight.
3) Werewolf Non Boyfriend Love Interest - Jacob's a little to teen for me.  Sam's adorable.  And I love collies.  Point, True Blood.

Where do the rest of you stand?

Offline Jude

Re: Vampire Wars?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009, 12:19:31 AM »
Neither?

Twilight treats vampires as metrosexuals and tru blood treats vampires and mysticism as an excuse for sexual exploration.  Both pieces of fiction really fail to explore anything deeper, which is sad considering the potential trublood had as social critique that was entirely wasted to construct a shallow drama with the same emotional force and philosophical triteness as a standard sitcom.

EDIT:  But if I had to choose, at least Bill's character in trublood is somewhat interesting.  He's really the only redeeming feature of the series for me as he's the vehicle for exploring vampiric attempts at conforming to mainstream society in any meaningful way.  The rest of the series, Sookie included, bores the hell outta me.  Though the extremist church groups angle dropped in from time to time is interesting.
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Offline Sho

Re: Vampire Wars?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009, 12:59:07 AM »
Well...I haven't seen much of True Blood, but I'd go with Twilight from what I'd seen. For Edward. And Jasper. And Emmett and...well, as you can tell, it's really the boys that do it for me. Also, the spectacularly beautiful scenery helped, as well. :)

Offline The Overlord

Re: Vampire Wars?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2009, 02:04:27 AM »
Neither?

Twilight treats vampires as metrosexuals


I knew it was Vampire Hills 90210...could tell just by the promo posters.  ::)

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Vampire Wars?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2009, 08:44:34 AM »
Screw those there is only three true vampire fiction shows worth a damn:

1. Forever Knight (older tv series with all the key elements and wicked character development)

2. The Hunger (enough said a classic)

3. Angel/Buffy (enough said)

But I will hold out for New Moon maybe it will redeem Twilight for me and True Blood great concept but could have had far better execution.

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Re: Vampire Wars?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2009, 10:32:49 AM »
I much perfer the books and refuse to see the movie.

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Re: Vampire Wars?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2009, 11:08:51 AM »
I'm worried about the Anita Blake TV movie that's in pre-production.

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Offline Paradox

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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2009, 12:58:26 PM »
Why is this in Politics and Religion?

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Re: Vampire Wars?
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2009, 01:00:14 PM »
*only just notices*

Owowowow, Para, ow, it hurts to laugh!

Offline Paradox

Re: Vampire Wars?
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2009, 01:02:21 PM »
Well to be fair, maybe Elayne worships Vampires >_>

Offline ElayneTopic starter

Re: Vampire Wars?
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2009, 01:47:36 PM »
Doesn't seem like it would fit in Elliquiy U.  :)

Besides, doesn't politics and religion include culture?

Offline Paradox

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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2009, 01:48:27 PM »
It would fit a lot better in Off Topic or On Topic, but unless you feel like PMing Bliss and asking her to move it, it's not really a big deal. I just noticed it, and it made me wonder.

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Re: Vampire Wars?
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2009, 02:11:36 PM »
You obviously haven't seen some of the fangirls in action...   ;)

Offline Risa

Re: Vampire Wars?
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2009, 02:39:35 PM »
I am very glad no one has chosen Twilight over True Blood...if so, I'd have to ask what was wrong with them.

I adore True Blood ^^ Twilight...not so much. Hehe.

Offline OneOfAKiind

Re: Vampire Wars?
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2009, 05:21:40 PM »
I liked the Twilight books for the most part. SParkly vampires are weird but in general i liked the story and i liked other aspects of the vampires.
True Blood is good but disappointing in some aspects. i agree with Ruby and say that it could be way better if the execution was better. the show tends to annoy me in general.

Buffy & Angel all the way.
And the Anita Blake novels rock. Eden, i did not know they were planning anything like that. I can only imagine the disappointment it will bring to my life.

but when it comes down to it, i prefer twilight over true blood, but neither above anything else.

Online Silk

Re: Vampire Wars?
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2009, 05:32:34 PM »
For pure vampireness I'd go with non of the above and stake my claim into the Vampire: Masquerade series of tabletops and video games.

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Re: Vampire Wars?
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2009, 06:23:29 PM »
So, would that include the short-lived 'Kindred: The Embraced' TV series?

Offline Tachi

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« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2009, 06:53:38 PM »
Neither. I'm completely disappointed with these 'new' vampire movies and series. They're all boring and have a lame story line I can't even begin to bring myself to care about. The only ones I liked were part of the Anne Rice ones.

Offline Zakharra

Re: Vampire Wars?
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2009, 07:15:39 PM »
 If it doesn;t have the downsides of being a vampire, it isn't worth watching. My daughter got Twilight the movie for Xmas and it's awful. There is no downsides to being a vampire. You suck blood, look pretty forever, live forever, and have a sparkle about you as you walk in daylight.

 Seriously, the new books and shows are removing all the bad effects of being a vampire.

Offline Serephino

Re: Vampire Wars?
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2009, 08:26:07 PM »
I have not seen True Blood, though I have seen Twilight.  I liked Twilight except for the sparkle in the sunlight thing.  Other than that it was good.

Angel was a good series.  I used to watch it every day, though it got kind of crappy in the last season, which most series do.  I didn't watch Buffy the series, but I did see the movie.  It was okay.

Of course I'm a huge fan of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles.  Too bad she became a born-again Christian.  Oh well....

Offline Rhapsody

Re: Vampire Wars?
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2009, 08:03:59 PM »
So, would that include the short-lived 'Kindred: The Embraced' TV series?

I thought I was the only one who watched that.

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Re: Vampire Wars?
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2009, 11:25:40 PM »
I like True Blood best of all the current vampire book series and television shows or movies.  The vampires aren't turned into eye candy for teenage girls.  The story is more real.

Offline OneOfAKiind

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« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2009, 11:31:40 PM »
i think the 2nd season of true blood is way better than the 1st. i'm totally loving it. i can't wait for next week!

Offline Cold Heritage

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« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2009, 11:38:23 PM »
I thought I was the only one who watched that.

I saw the episode where the ugly one tried to make himself look pretty.