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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Vampiric on Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:13 pm

Crystal Lion wrote:I've just remembered another reason I picked werewolf. It's because I personally felt that girls choosing vampires are rather cliche, and passe, if you will. I've never been one to follow conventions closely.

I'm curious... what prompted you to come to that assumption? I can assure you that I didn't choose vampire to stick to convention, I just have a genuine preference for vampires over werewolves. If your reason is what I suspect it to be, I preferred vampires over werewolves before golden eyes and vampiric-styled "vegetarianism" was all the rage (though if you want to be specific, vampires can dine on animal blood if they so choose).

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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Crystal Lion on Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:25 pm

No, it's not what you think it is. It's just my own thoughts from way back in 2005, and my tiny bunch of online friends back then preferred vampires just because they were in among that small group in those days. I simply wanted to be a bit different. I can understand your preference for vampires didn't come out from convention, though.
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Altera on Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:00 pm

I'd say it's too hard to choose between the two. Twilight and the manga Vampire Knight did ruin Vampire fiction for me but there are good vampire books out there like Bram Stoker's Dracula, Hellsing and MaryJanice Davidson's Undead series.

As a kid I always enjoyed "Big Wolf on Campus" and werewolves in general.

Vampire
Pros
-Immortal
-In many cases are sexy
-Old school ones were powerful but not invulnerable
-Can easily be distracted if you chuck grains of rice, stones, buttons, etc. They will pick up and count every single one, allowing you to escape (though not good if you're the vampire)
Cons
-Modern ones are sparkly and angsty and have none of the weaknesses of the Old School Ones
-Can't eat garlic bread
-Sleeping in a coffin full of dirt
-Have to stay away from gardening stores

Werewolf
Pros
-Can walk under sunlight
-Fur helps keep them warm in winter
-Solid food
Cons
-Fleas and worms
-Some cannot socialise once a month
-Shedding
-Thick fur is not good in summer

Though more recent works I came across during a recent trawl of the Young Adult section of Borders lead me to a recently published anthology of vampire/werewolf/other romance in which every story basically followed the formula of:
-human female falling in love with non-human male (bonus points if female is a teenage vampire slayer/werewolf hunter etc)
-male doesn't want to be in a relationship with female (due to obvious differences)
-random plot filler stuff happens
-big climax where male realises his feelings for female
-they all live happily ever after (riding unicorns and tap-dancing with fairies)

If I ignore the recent stuff, Vampires are on top, including recent stuff, Werewolves edge out.

Which reminds me I should really finish my little comic strips I drew ages ago.
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Terrowin on Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:07 am

Lycan all the way baby!
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Atriax on Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:18 am

It just occured to me that this is probably going to be a mini evil/good system.
Gaining rep for one race unlocks items, but not from the other.
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Terrowin on Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:25 am

Good idea
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Janus on Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:02 am

Vampire FTW!!
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Marth on Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:29 am

Not trying to sound rude, but I take offense at comments like "Twilight ruined vampires!" or "Vampire Knight ruined vampires!" I personally enjoyed them because in truth, I rarely read something just because of what the characters are like. I wouldn't care if these two were about humans, gods, or even snails. I would most likely still read them because I enjoyed the story. If you don't like a certain story, why mention it? It just annoys the people, like myself, who actually did like them.
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Guest on Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:33 pm

Hmmm you do raise a good point there marth.
Alot of my close friends do beleive that twilight ruined vampires.
i dont think it did, i just think it tarnished theyre reputation a little
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Dai on Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:15 pm

I prefer agility over brawl, Vampires are the perfect choice for me! :D
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Vampiric on Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:17 pm

@ Marth: Stay away from the "Vampire Vs. Werewolf" discussion in AEF then - the number of posts related to Twilight ruining the vampire genre is endless.
@ Dai: Lol, you practically just summed it all up.
@ Altera: Mhmm, I know what you mean by the formula. Then again, I suppose it can be attributed to the fact that audiences do enjoy sticking to "the usual" - the ancient Greek tragic cycle, for example, follows the same structure for many of their plays and yet audiences are still drawn to them. Same must apply now, I guess.

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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Guest on Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:40 pm

one word: Hellsing
You want to see Vamps at their best?, watch the Hellsing OVA! (On Youtube)
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Altera on Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:28 pm

Hellsing Ultimate is indeed Ultimate.

First one on the list (written in bold letters because that's how awesome it is) for my Anime Club's Vampire Theme night :D

(Trinity Blood and Chibi Vampire are also there in normal font)
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Thoru on Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:15 am

I WILL KILL ALL FRIGGIN SPARKLY VAMPIRES!
I'm not irked 8o
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Altera on Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:18 am

@Thoru Would you like some help? /equips Harkonnen
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Erik on Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:56 am

It seems we are way outnumbered by the Vampires. This is disappointing to the highest degree. Oh well, we'll get some real numbers when the voting goes up from only 30 people.

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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Icey on Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:10 am

I love wolves, but I hate how AE draws Werewolves, and I like how the vampire armors look, So im my own species called a wolfpire...yup XD
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Cial on Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:19 am

Werepyres because I am one in AQ.
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Alderos on Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:57 am

werewolves simply because i love the thought of being able to rip someone in half with my bare hands, and running at break neck speeds
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Xusha on Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:24 am

I prefer the Vurdalak (Vampire) over the Oborotnyk (werewolf) anyday. I just don't see the point in being a mindless beast running around. In traditional folklore, werewolves were human and changed into stupid creatures seeking flesh during a full moon, just to change back. I prefer maintaining control over myself.
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Guest on Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:48 am

Xusha, is Vurdalak Romanian for Vampire?

Anyway, I'm not in the mood to have a discussion about which is better, considering they both have their ups and downs.
Meh, I'll make a graph anyway (Mood swings FTW).

Vampires

Pros
-Have total control
-Do not arouse too much suspicion due to similar appearance to humans.

Cons
-Sun kills them
-Garlic is harmful
-Stakes are a more effective weapon against them
-Not as strong as Werewolves

Werewolves

Pros
-Extremely strong
-Extremely fast
-Travel in packs, making hunting prey easier

Cons
-Have absolutely no control in Werewolf form
-Only can transform during full moons
-Tend to leave more evidence during murders

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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by SecretSchenkel on Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:11 am

Alas, I saw this topic coming... Anyways, I prefer Vampires because of majority of things.

Vampire:

Pros:
-Immortality
-Red eyes (I've read too many vampire books/topics and from what I've read they seemed to talk about their eyes too... P.S I'll never will read Twilight, hmph.)
-The Italian-like clothes (I'm Italian and I happen to like suits but don't own any yet...)
-The fangs (I have no clue why I like fangs so much o_o)

Cons:
-Having to sleep in a coffin (I just don't like coffins. <.<)
-All of those Twilight fan boys and girls... Hmph.
-Can not go out in day light

That's pretty much all I got to say... For now...

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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Xusha on Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:19 am

Sticky wrote:Xusha, is Vurdalak Romanian for Vampire?

I believe the Romanian word for werewolf is "Bitang", and I do believe "Vurdalak" is the word for Vampire. The "Wawkalak" Is a werewolf changed by punishment of the Devil, who cannot harm friends or neighbors. Oborotnyk (Changing One) is a word for all werecreatures, not including the Vampire. I think Russian words are throwback from the Romanian legend, but I may be wrong.
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by wwwtoy on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:23 pm

Another reason for vampires;
*They wear suits
*I am BUNNICULA
*Agility over brawl
*They actually have brain power.
Heck,werewolves can't complete a two piece puzzle.
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Re: Vampire or Lycan?

Post by Guest on Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:38 pm

Romanian questions are to be directed to me, as the only (known) Romanian-Transilvanian here...
Vampire in romanian is Vampir (Vam-peer)
Werewolves do not exist in Romanian stories though... odd!
Originally the Vampires took the form of Drakul (Drak-ool)
These are basically red skinned, sharp tooth demons that eat humans...
and drink blood...
Very devious too...
and are basically the sterotypical bad-guy...


Also, I would like to add some info about werewolves!
Not all of them lose control, that is mainly attributed to the movie versions, in some legends there are humans that shift into werewolves and retain full control!


Please don't type whole paragraphs all in caps.
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