First off, sorry about last Thursday. I was out of town and unable to post on my computer. And then, when I got home, I figured that it was okay to miss one day out of my two posts-a-week schedule. Hope no one was too disappointed. Now, on to more important things.
As some of you may know, Megan Cashman of http://megancashmanbooks.wordpress.com/ nominated my blog for the Vampire Lover Blog Award. I will only partially accept the nomination because I won’t quite follow all the rules. The rules are:
- You must be a vampire.
- Link back to the one who nominated you.
- Display the Vampire Lover Blog Award image.
- State 11 facts about yourself.
- Answer 11 questions from the list at http://vampireloverblogaward.wordpress.com/about/
- State these rules.
- Nominate (and notify) at least 3 fellow bloggers.
I haven’t been doing too much web-surfing lately, so I will be unable to follow the last rule. Sorry! I know it’s only three bloggers, but my time is very limited.
Anyway, the vampire under discussion here is my very own Lucian val Drasmyr, the villain from my dark fantasy novel, Drasmyr.
So, Lucian, tell us about yourself. More specifically, give us 11 facts about yourself.
11 Facts about Lucian val Drasmyr
- I’m one thousand years old.
- I can endure sunlight.
- I was a great general once.
- I became a vampire by choice.
- I once served the great warlord Morgulan the Mad.
- I served as guardian for the Sceptre of Morgulan for 500 years.
- I broke free of the spell that bound me to Morgulan’s sceptre.
- I hate Morgulan.
- I hate Zarina the Black, Morgulan’s sorceress lover.
- I have roughly the same traditional powers of your legendary Dracula.
- I fear nothing.
11 Questions Answered:
1. Does living as a vampire have the same appeal as prior to being turned (if you’re that type of vampire)? If you had to do it over, would you?
A. I never considered the appeal when I was originally turned (by magic and not by bite). I joined the ranks of the undead as a service to my master, a master I now despise. Still, the power I obtained through that dark ritual is enticing enough for me to repeat the process if it were necessary.
2. What aspect of humanity or being human have you lost or used less—or has diminished the most?
A. The sniveling weakness of compassion.
3. If you live forever, or for thousands of years, and are difficult to kill, and are very strong and powerful … how do you not become a sociopath? And go off and start doing anything you want and acting on any impulse?
A. I do do whatever I want. I don’t understand your question.
4. What’s it like to be a vampire?
A. You shall soon know … limitless power, unending pleasure. It will all be yours! Whether you want it or not.
5. Do you miss food, the sun, or your heartbeat more?
A. Occasionally, I miss the taste of a fine wine, but the others, I can do without. Although, technically, I now possess the strength to endure the sun if I choose.
6. What was your first feed/kill like?
A. Exquisite. I spent five hundred years bound to a Sceptre that was hidden away in an abandoned castle. I went many years between feedings. The first was much like finding an oasis in the midst of a parched desert. Words cannot describe the relief and sweetness of that first taste.
7. If you had the choice to no longer be a vampire—to just be a human again—would you go for it?
A. Of course not. What kind of foolish question is that?
8. Do you find the idea of being undead—‘living’ forever, sleeping in a coffin, and so on—as horrifying as I do?
A. No, I don’t. And don’t worry, you’ll get used to it, too.
9. What do you think of the recent fashion for vampire books and films? Has it made your life harder or easier?
A. As I normally reside on the world of Athron, events here on Earth do not, generally, impact me. However, I must say that I wish the blind romantification of vampires by your populace would spread to my own world: I would find hunting amongst the humans there to be so much easier … and amusing.
10. Vampire physiology must be very different from human physiology—how is human blood digested and processed in the blood system?
A. Your addiction to science is a growing weakness of your society. How do I digest human blood? I don’t care. I simply kill and feed. Next, I suppose you’ll ask how I can transform into a wolf or bat? When will your society accept that some things simply cannot be explained, and are actually better when they are not?
11. What happens if you suck your own blood?
A. I would likely come up dry, unless I had recently fed. In such a case, it would just be recycled through my system again.