When did this blood-sucking villain go soft?

Out from the very entertaining and somehow thought-pondering Vampires Suck article, a number of people have noticed some changes on how the world view vampires nowadays. When did this blood-sucking villain go soft?

Last week at Comic-Con, the big story wasn't comic books—it was vampires... It's just another sign of the massive popularity of vampires. Yet, like many people who acquire mega-celebrity, the vampire has developed an eating disorder. Read the books. Watch the movies. You'll see vampires who manage nightclubs, build computer databases, work as private investigators, go to prep school, lobby Congress, chat with humans, live near humans, have sex with humans, and pine over humans, but the one thing you won't see them do is suck the blood of humans.

Taking note of the said article, Popsugar takes us back to the time and look at how our favorite vampires evolve - from dracula to twilight and true blood. Are they sucking blood no more and now more in touch with human emotions (when in fact they no longer are capable of - for some vamps anyway).

What kind of vampire wanders about in daylight, sports no fangs, and politely declines glasses of lukewarm blood? The most popular one in the world! Edward Cullen, played by our favorite floppy-haired boy du jour Robert Pattinson... For a genre born out of the dark side, it's become awfully lighthearted. For more of this story, read attached link/s.

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Comment by Beth <3 on July 30, 2009 at 7:13am
awww its true but i LOVE vamps (Y)
they are a fascinating mythical creature and theres no harm in reading about them :)
Comment by Morgaine Chya on July 30, 2009 at 8:24am
This change is not anything new.

The "Dark Shadows" soap opera was the first time a vampire showed compassion for its victims and regret/shame for being a vampire.

Frank Langella's "Dracula" (first on stage then in the moive) was the first time a vampire was played as a tragic romantic gothic character, who was very hot, very sensual, and very seductive. You cannot take your eyes off of Langella in the movie.

I don't think that vampires are doomed to being human-friendly forever. The movie "Let the Right One In" is a riveting, chilling, and sad account of the darker reality of being a vampire and its keeper.

I like both approaches to vampires, and I'm glad we have the diveristy in vampire portrayals that we do now.
Comment by STUPID LAMB :) ! on July 30, 2009 at 8:52am
I luv reading vampire inspired books there just so great and what because there vampires they cant be normal and talk to humans.I think thats what makes it a even more intresting book. ! go vampires !
Comment by TEAM EDWARD!! on July 30, 2009 at 10:38am
i like them more this way when there around humans B kuz then they dnt have to B the bad one and all that bt i like them the other way kuz thats how most ppl well i guess now they use to think thats how vampires were...
Comment by Krystle Henriques on July 30, 2009 at 10:51am
I like how Vampires are being portrayed now. not the Dracula movies in the old days, sleeping in coffins n so on. No i like my Edward (n all the other hot Twilight Vamps). Just imagine you cld b newhere n not noe you are speaking or looking at a Vampire, just a thought.
Comment by Carolina on July 30, 2009 at 11:31am
I love vamps, but I like them more this way where they can be around humans <333333


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