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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-16 06:45 pm

[ SECRET POST #3725 ]

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[personal profile] fishnchips 2017-03-16 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm honestly not quite sure what sort of uniqueness you're looking for. Every possible vampire version has been done at least several times: the charming, suave gentlemanly vampire, the pretty but deadly monster, the angsty one who is pretty much a powered up human, the really ugly-creepy version etc.etc - go any more unique and there isn't really much to connect them to the vampire lore anymore.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 11:34 pm (UTC)(link)
There's also the version of vampires being in charge of the world. Vampires as aliens. Vampires as detectives. Vampires as rock stars.

Vampires as doctors.... hmm......... that one doesn't seem to come up too often. Or lawyers. Except for that Korean show, Vampire Prosecutor. Oh wait, there's also Korean show about a vampire doctor. Too bad Vampire Prosecutor was awful.

I'm writing a vampire novel that ticks some of the boxes - some angst, a rock star, a detective. I would say it's a bit different than most things out there, but it's certainly not unique.

Of course it will never be published, so it hardly matters.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
LOL... Edward's "dad" was a doctor in Twilight. I know that's not really a main character, but it still made me laugh.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
He needs a spin-off series!

(Anonymous) 2017-03-17 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
New Horrorquin out now: "The Vampire Doctor's Baby"!


(Anonymous) 2017-03-17 12:11 am (UTC)(link)

I just remembered that one of my vamps is a psychologist. That's not too typical. But he's also not a central character. What I really like about him is how unethical he is.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Vampires which are really alien fungus.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-17 12:09 am (UTC)(link)
Vampires are orks?

(Anonymous) 2017-03-17 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] tree_and_leaf 2017-03-18 11:33 am (UTC)(link)
More examples from your list: vampires in charge of the world: "Anno Dracula" or, in a different way, "I am Legend."

Alien vampires: twice at least in Doctor Who (different species both times) "State of Decay" and "The Curse of Fenric." "The Man Trap" in Star Trek: TOS was like an alien vampire, but with salt.

Rock stars: "Queen of the Damned" "Only Lovers Left Alive."

That said, the tone and emphases of all those are fairly different, so I'm confident that a good writer can still find new things in vampires. I guess it just depends how original you need your original idea to be...