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Topic: Vampire Slayers
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Aug 30, 2008 04:59AM)
Slayers and their Vampires: A Cultural History of Killing the Dead by Bruce McClelland
Didn't read it yet, but the book is ordered.

http://www.press.umich.edu/titleDetailDesc.do?id=22395
Message: Posted by: Andy Moss (Aug 30, 2008 05:14AM)
Fasinating. I wonder how many mentally ill people (or perhaps those with blood disorders?) have been murdered through the over enthusiastic attentions of the so called 'vampire slayer'? We hear about people being persecuted for witchcraft but we don't hear so much about vampires and my feeling is that the archetypal notion of the vampire has been around in some form or another for a long time in all cultures. An unhealthy (fearful) obsession with the dead and with corpses may well have led some people to become a 'vampire slayer' in days of old.

Thanks for the link Curator.
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Aug 30, 2008 08:53AM)
Support your local Buffy...
Message: Posted by: Andy Moss (Aug 30, 2008 10:13AM)
Personally speaking I always supported Spike. He was the best thing on that show. Looked like a decadant version of Billy Idol in his prime.
Message: Posted by: Steve James (Aug 30, 2008 12:40PM)
If you like reading about Vampires I suggest "Fevre Dream" by the great George R.R. Martin. its set on a paddle steamer.
Message: Posted by: docsteve (Aug 30, 2008 12:59PM)
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On 2008-08-30 13:40, Steve James wrote:
If you like reading about Vampires I suggest "Fevre Dream" by the great George R.R. Martin. its set on a paddle steamer.
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Agreed - it's a wonderful evocation of the time, and a cracking read.
It's probably my favourite Vampire story as a stand-alone novel.
Message: Posted by: Steve James (Sep 1, 2008 08:51AM)
Have you read his {still ongoing} fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire" fantastic.
Message: Posted by: Mystician (Sep 1, 2008 12:28PM)
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On 2008-08-30 09:53, The Curator wrote:
Support your local Buffy...
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Buffy rules !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

er.. ruled. I miss that show.
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Sep 11, 2008 03:41AM)
If you can't do anything with this...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benandanti

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witchcraft_in_Italy
Message: Posted by: Webmonster (Sep 11, 2008 10:56PM)
I'm insulted.
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Sep 12, 2008 12:31AM)
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On 2008-09-11 23:56, Webmonster wrote:
I'm insulted.
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You shouldn't overuse cold cream...
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Sep 28, 2008 01:11PM)
http://www.ibiblio.org/Dave/Dr-Fun/df9411/df941102.jpg
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Sep 28, 2008 10:54PM)
So who is the disturbed one -- the Goth, who thinks he is a vamp or the Slayer who does him in?

Rhetorical question. No answer necessary.
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Sep 29, 2008 04:24AM)
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On 2008-09-28 23:54, Bill Palmer wrote:
So who is the disturbed one -- the Goth, who thinks he is a vamp or the Slayer who does him in?

Rhetorical question. No answer necessary.
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In fact, that's the purpose of the book I mentioned earlier...
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Nov 1, 2008 04:00AM)
A nice tarot http://thealchemicalegg.com/VampTarot.html
Message: Posted by: acephale (Nov 1, 2008 10:41AM)
That's a good book Curator, my girlfriend went to college with Bruce and was one of the people he had read/comment on early drafts, she's in the acknowledgments.
Message: Posted by: Bill Ligon (Nov 1, 2008 11:30AM)
Yes, very nice, Curator. I often use the Day of the Dead Tarot cards.