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There’s a pretty good vampire manga called Shiga Hime. It’s really graphic with a lot of nudity (don’t bother if you hate boobs), but the art is great and the story doesn’t drag. I almost wish the mangaka kept going with it
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there will never be a game that scratches my vampire itch like Vampire:The Masquerade
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I recommend a manga called The Laughing Vampire by famous eroguro artist Suehiro Maruo. It's very surreal and has a lot of sexual content, but I loved the way it portrays the tragic vampires. I'd compare it to Lychee Light Club when it comes to the guro, some of the deaths are pretty creative and even beautiful in a sense.
Here's the cover for volume 2, censored for breasts.
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ugh Maruo is my guilty pleasure. I didn't enjoy this one as much as I thought I would but has an interesting atmosphere and his compositions were really beautiful
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Samefag, also it always confused me how his works always feature a lot of really stomach turning scenes of violence, but at the same time, as a counterpoint I guess, there is also a sense of romanticism
>>195705>didn't some people in here got cancelled>people in here>got cancelled
This isn't twitter
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Are there any original vampire types you like? I like the mosquito-inspired vampires from Crimson Court, the flea-inspired vampire from Bloodborne and the buck-toothed vampire from Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979 Herzog version)
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It’s the Flesh-Eater Courts for me. Here’s their little about in case no one plays Warhammer.
Flesh-Eater Courts are the courts of madness that serve and are bound to the vampires known as the Abhorrant Ghoul Kings who believe themselves to be mortal monarchs and see cannibals not as monsters, but as starving peasants and soldiers that need their help.
Most of the flesh-eater courts are Mordants, former mortals starved by famine and desolation that trapped themselves within a horrific delusion. They are utterly convinced that their cannibalistic feasts are splendid and grandiose visions of nobility.
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I think I've mentioned it before but the concept of vampires in the book Blindsight
is really cool. It's a sci-fi twist where vamps were a human subspecies that evolved into a pinnacle predator. Peter Watts comes up with biologically viable reasons for some of the common stereotypes. They were dependent on a nervous system compound from normal humans hence the cannibalism, there is an issue with their visual cortex causing seizures when vertical and horizontal stimuli fire simultaneously (aka a "Crucifix Glitch") and they could induce a state of hibernation/dormancy to avoid hunting human prey to extinction (similar to "undeath"). The captain of the ship in the book is a vampire. Their line was brought back to life through genetic experimentation for their incredible cognitive ability in such roles, but obviously, they scare the shit out of most people and are heavily surveilled.
Oh right they appeared in that trailer for the vampire pirate >>196075>Blindsight is available online under a Creative Commons license
Might read it on my work computer then
Iirc another type of SF vampire was in battle angel alita (where they're V-mutants aka vampires with high cancer risk), which gives a very rare instance of a kung fu space vampire
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If someone feels like playing an atmospheric vampire themed game, I recommend checking out Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi. It's an old game and so the graphics are not the best and the story is simplistic, but it's fast paced and fun
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I love the vibe of vampire coast so much. It’s really unfortunate that they never made any models for tabletop. >>196069
Yeah, it’s definitely a game played primarily by annoying, greasy moids. Age of Sigmar is so fun and I just know women would be interested in all of the faction lore/crafting (kek.) By crafting, I mean assembling, painting, customizing. You can literally decorate your models however you want and it doesn’t change the gameplay. Making terrain is fun too. Man, I’ve gotta get some of the girls that play Magic and board games at the card shop on the Warhammer train.
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I love the art for Castlevania done by Ayami Kojima, everything she makes looks nice, but her art for this series is super impressive.
I agree, all of castlvania except for the cursed netflix show fuck that pos
And Vampire Hunter D : Bloodlust
Its nice and edgy
>>196807>And Vampire Hunter D : Bloodlust
Yessss seconding this! The first part (Vampire Hunter D) is also good, it's just very
80s and the animation is less remarkable
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Has anyone watched Midnight Mass? What is it like?
I loved it. I love mixing christianity lore with horror, and I really enjoyed how the series explored it's main subject (don't want to spoil). It was nice to put things together and see the story develop, and writing is great; one specific monologue is so beautiful it will probably stay in my head forever. Out of the three horror series made by Mike Flanagan I've enjoyed this one the most; but I also think it's least "spooky scary" out the three and more, hmm, emotional? It uses horror to explore different, more down to earth themes.
saged because I have nothing to add but I agree with >>197078
. It does have an emotional horror vibe to it. it combines chrstianity with people having conflicting goals. some people try to do things for the ones they love but then realize it was the wrong thing to do and is harmful stuff like that
lol if you're talking about that scene where they're mourning the death of the missing baby, then yeah, that was pretentious and cringe >>197078>>197072
it's amazing how they transformed a park in vancouver into a maritime island town setting though
i read the fanfics on ao3 more than actually watching it.
A pity that there are not that many good dark vampire shows. What we do in the shadows is great but it's a comedy.
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Thank y'all, I just finished the last episode and I frickin' loved it!! Started watching it for the hot priest, stayed for everything else kek. I was hesitant at first because it comes from the same creator who made The Haunting on Hill House which I tried to get into years ago but couldn't (the pacing of the show was like…a snail on Xanax or something kek) but I loved this so much (although yeah, this also felt a bit slow). I always felt like horror is best when it crosses into other genres as well, and this delivered that pretty well, I mean there were scenes where I was almost moved to tears. Also, I loved how religion wasn't just a passive backdrop but it was integral to the story and they explored ideas (dangers of blind faith, exploration of what happens after we die, also liked the Muslim sheriff vs son wanting to convert to Christian faith storyline).
I understand and agree with what anon said about the writing, when it's good it's really good, when it's bad, it feels like the characters are not having a dialogue but instead are agressively monologuing at each other without acknowledging the things that were said.
I also felt conflicted about Riley, I couldn't decide whether he was meant to be a bit… not sure what's the word, wooden? Flat? Or the guy playing him is just a bad actor, kek. I liked how Ancient Vampire Dude #was left ambiguous and we never learn what his true motivations are. But tbh I actually felt like Beverly was a much more menacing character. My stomach was in knots whenever that woman was on screen kek#. All in all, great show
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A vampire x vampire hunter romance based on a short novel by V.E. Schwab.
>Juliette faces increasing pressure to make her first kill and establish herself in her family of legacy vampires. She can’t help but set her sights on Cal, the mysterious, beautiful new girl who just so happens to come from an equally esteemed family of hunters. But both girls learn that it’s, well, much harder to kill someone when romantic feelings are involved.
This sounds like an ao3 fic
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Does anyone remember this movie/tv show? I love how it made fun of twilight without ridiculing its fans.
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Still my favorite vampire anime, despite the ending and such.
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I'm noticing just now the absence of a certain vampire in this thread
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So, Claudia in the new Interview with the Vampire show will be 14 and this is how she's looking like. Idk what to think about all this, considering a big part of her drama was being stuck in a kid's body forever (not that they should've cast a literal 5-year old here, but you get the idea).
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Just gonna ignore this absolute garbage. The movie with Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise wasnt perfect, but it was damn close to the novel. Aside from choosing Antonio Banderas as Armand, it was an incredibly good casting. I will not watch this woke bullshit.
It's basically a different character now. If they try to give her the same story and personality it won't make any sense because, like you said, Claudia's drama was from being stuck in a child's body forever (specifically a small young child.) Like… 14 is still a child but a lot of people are at least full height at 14 so it's just not at all the same.
They'll have to re-write her character or I don't see how it's gonna work. It could still be a good show but I almost feel like they should have just given her a new name or something, that's not claudia lol.
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What was the piece of media that got you obsessed with vampires? For me it was this masterpiece
She still looks childlish enough, so her character arc will work I think; plus if they decide to stick to the OG story we won't have to see a child forced to kiss adults like it was the case with poor Kirsten Dunst, I remember she said she hated having to do so. Also I'd rather have an experienced, older actress than a child barely capable to act, and good child actors are really rare.
I've watched the trailer and Lestat/Louis chemistry seems to be there so I'm cautiously optimistic actually.
Honestly, the awfulness of the QOTD movie has lowered my standards to the point where I'll be okay with this new show if it manages to fuck up less than that movie did, lmao.
Even though there's definitely some stunt-casting going on with this new show, I'm optimistic that the character writing will be relatively intact because Christopher Rice, Anne's gay son, is working on it. (He's also less unhinged than his mom, lmao.) I was always frustrated by all the no-homo in previous adaptations, because Lestat's tumultuous relationships with Nicki and Louis are crucial parts of his character motivation. The second book made no secret of the fact that Lestat became infatuated with Louis because Louis reminded him of Nicki. Now, in the books, Louis and Nicki looked really similar; they were tall Frenchmen with long dark hair, pale skin, and narrow features. However, I think it would be really easy for this new show to just have their similar personalities be the thing that draws Lestat to them, rather than their appearances. It's also very woman-porn to have their personalities matter more, which works for the show's target audience.
As for Claudia's age, she's been aged up in literally every adaptation because it's impossible for a six-year-old to believably act like an adult. Kids that young just don't have the acting chops. Kirsten Dunst was 12 or 13 when she starred in the '94 movie. Once again, the main idea with Claudia is that she's frustrated she'll never be a woman, and that's a conflict that could theoretically work if she's a preteen. Story-wise, the only important thing is that she be noticably younger than Armand, who was turned when he was 17.
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Truly the most powerful vampire of all time.
I haven't caught up totally on the show I'm curious to find out why he is a toddler in the new trailers
It refers to things that pander to non-sexual female fantasies, typically rom-com tropes. So like, French Kiss with Meg Ryan is a good example; it's a romantic comedy that takes place in Paris. Meg gets to do all the touristy things while a handsome guy romances her. It does the "pretending to be dating" thing you see a lot in fanfic, as well as a big dramatic love confession at the airport.
So like. The idea of Lestat becoming infatuated with Louis solely because his personality reminds him of Nicki is woman-porn-y. Y'know, blind love and such, it's an old trope. Not that I would mind if the show used it.
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Damn I have great memories of watching that show on summer mornings with my mom lusting after the vampire dad
Pic rel my first otp
Requesting less known (good-ish) vampire novels, read all the classics; anne rice, let the right one in, that one king one, dracula. Especially interested in female writers.
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Idk what happened with this show when the original cast left, but I loved Aidan Turner’s edgy boi vampire in Being Human.
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This is one of my favorite games. I haven't touched anything else White wolf/VTM related but god i wish they would make another game similar.
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Have you read American Vampire? I got into it recently. It's a comic, though. I'm not sure if you specifically wanted novel recommendations.
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I just watched Martin (1977), I am unsure how I feel about it, sometimes I liked it sometimes I thought it kinda sucked, but was interesting little movie, kinda funny, acting wasn't that good, lead actor was cute, felt pretty mundane for a vampire story. Even tho it's George A. Romero's most pics online are kinda shit, it has a ton of different posters, almost all of them make the movie seem scarier or edigier than it is and the main character more menacing than he is, he is pretty awkward, there were moments in which I was thinking "is this guy autistic?".
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Ok I don't hate the new interview with a vampire, still sailing the sevens seas to watch it.
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samefagging, this one was for ao3, tumblr and livejournal
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Anon, that bit with the coffin actually happened in the book, but I understand the gist of what you're saying.
Thing is, after how straightwashed the movies were, I'm honestly okay with them going a little overboard on the gay pandering. Fags and fujoshis are basically VC's core fan base, after all. Plus Anne's gay son has a lot of creative control now that she's dead; make of that what you will.
I'm also okay with the show being more of a drama/romance than horror. The point of IWTV was to be an examination of death and morality through Louis's experiences, the idea wasn't necessarily for it to be ~scary~. Also I think Louis and Lestat being more overtly romantic in this heightens the drama of the eventual betrayal (spoilers I guess if you haven't read the forty year old book.)
i have to say i love how gay it is… like i truly don’t get the point of doing an adaptation unless it’s sexy and gay. i know the books were gay too but it’s a bit of a cop-out to do all that but say that vampires don’t get the urge to kiss or have sex
my other thoughts are that it’s giving me a lot of hannibal tv show vibes. that’s one of my favourite tv shows of all time so i’m so excited to be able to watch something similar. i also think it’s very interesting that they cast a black man as the lead role and they didn’t just gloss over it. his skin colour actually impacts the storytelling a lot due to the time period and it’s interesting as it adds an extra layer of conflict and tension between him and lestat
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Starting a new game again! Seen it mentioned a couple times upthread, what's your favorite/least favorite clan/character/storyline/etc nonnies? What do you like/dislike about them? Do you play any mods (antitribu, clan quest)?
I hate the sewers and the stealth gameplay. Nuff said.>favorite
I usually play as a stealthy, kind-hearted Malkavian or a gun-toting Toreador (slow time goes brrr).>etc
THOSE FUCKING HEADS ON LEGS I HATE HATE HATE THEM I WISH I COULD NAPALM THOSE FUCKERS FUCK WHOEVER CAME UP WITH THE CONCEPT FUCK THE ARTISTS AND THE QUEST DIRECTOR I'M TZIMISCE-PHOBIC
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They are the creepiest thing in the game to me by far. The hotel can't compare. Also they remind me of picrel.
Going off on a tangent here, but what I miss the most about games is the "do less with more" philosophy. The chicken sounds in Japantown accomplished more for the atmosphere than any amount of muh reflections and muh polygons ever could. And I like how each and every detail served the storytelling purpose. (VTMB 2 is gonna be trash.)
This, and even Rice's novels jumped the shark in the 90s. "Sympathetic vampires," is a really hard concept to pull off if you're not willing to fully interrogate the underlying moral questions it raises. A lot of vampire media shits the bed by trying to separate vampires from their inherently immoral qualities by having them drink animal blood, donated blood, or not even drink blood at all. Without the ethical paradigm, it's just goths with a kink, basically. Rice never shied away from examining taboo in her books, and I think that's part of why they were special. Additionally, her origin story for vampires as a species is so delightfully bizarre that you can't help but admire it. I won't spoil it because it's an important part of books 2 and 3, but the weirdness honestly does make it feel like an old folktale.
As an aside though, American Vampire is also a good book series, if you count comic books.
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Someone at the internet archive uploaded vtmb, looks like it's really the whole game. Files for the unofficial patch are included too, but I'm not sure which version:https://archive.org/details/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines_202301