But the point I would like to focus on here is the fact that women might have shifted their ideal of Prince Charming to Edward Cullen of Twilight. Whether a fan of the saga or not, one has to admit that the entire world, especially women, are Twilight crazy, therefore, enthralled with vampires. I'm not going to go on about what we believe them to be but here is a short list:
I have had the good fortune to be extended an invitation from this subculture of the vampire community to "visit" them, so to speak, and learn some of their truths, (read "Vampires, Witches & Werewolves. OH MY! Part II" to find out more facts).
Yes, there is a subculture group who believe themselves to be vampires. They are not immortal, they grow old and get sick just as people do and they do not have superhuman strength although some are gifted in other ways such as psychically. Many complain of severe physical ailments such as:
- chronic fatigue
- Bipolar Disorder
- panic attacks
to name a few. The members on Voices of the Vampire Community board had a meeting about this recently and went into these problems.
All of the members present who complained of any of these ailments claimed that the only way they get any relief from their symptoms was to feed (whichever way was appropriate to their type of vampirism). Most of these individuals live with chronic pain and some to the point of being home bound, almost immobile.
This is not what the media and Hollywood has glamorized them to be.
Why wouldn't their image be incorrect just as everything else is portrayed?
But these are the truths, they live everyday in their own agonies and pain. Yes, some have amazing capabilities such as being able to astral project anywhere on the planet, manipulate emotions, see ghosts and the like, but they seem (a lot of them) to have a big price to pay. Not to mention the psychological rollercoaster they must go through upon "awakening", when the vampire in them surfaces and they become who they are.
But it is also very important to note that many other individuals who have never had the inclination or the thought that they might be a "vampire" also have the these gifts and abilities. We see them everyday, speak with them everyday on a normal basis albeit unknown to the common folk.
Remember, all is not as it seems.