The Modern Vampire

The Vampire individual is the first romantic. Paradoxically, too, he's the last grade of romanticism.
As a vampire he's able to listen to the murmur of the world: the night glowing in an almost maddening intensity; the mess of the insect over a leaf can be heard while the statue seems to blink.

The vampire is extremely sensitive. The world of the living is too heavy for him, annihilating. That's why he turns off, why he hides. He's a fobic. Only an intense hunger can force him to go out.

For the vampire the world's a hyperrealistic wound. Direct light means death or madness. It has to do with getaway, or better yet, withdrawal. A vampire is someone whom seeks desperately to turn the world off.

Writing, thinking, making music, are some of his strategies. The vampire is just alone, by himself. He's a damned, an outcast. His identity is the only absolute thing for him.

No vital anxiety at all, nothing to prove. Less to dying, the vampire is afraid of not dying completely; afraid that the definitive relief able to dissolve in the nothing his despotic self, his quiet megalomany, it wont happen.

The vampire is the dark and painful way of pleasure.


Vampire Eyes


(C) 2010 "The Modern Vampire" by Affaire Mortal. All Rights Reserved.


Re: The Modern Vampire

You just described how I exist. Very well written. Sad that there are others that go through this. We are a lonely group. Even in the crowds of people we walk through...

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As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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