Excerpts from Reasoning With Vampires
Definition from Wikipedia: “A paraphilia concerning sexual arousal through biting, or being bitten. It has associations with vampire lifestyles but does not necessarily involve bloodletting.”
Treatment suggestions from RightDiagnosis.com: “Many people simply learn to accept their fetish and manage to achieve gratification in an appropriate manner. If treatment is sought, general treatment options may include psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, orgasmic reconditioning.”
Support from a random Yahoo Answers post that showed up in my Google search: “Do what you gotta do! There was a CSI episode on this once! If you like to be bitten, good for you. This isn’t the weirdest fetish out there.”
(All images from weheartit.com)
Some thoughtful soul over at LaughingSquid.com has compiled a vampire identification chart for those awkward moments when you bump into a blood-sucker in a dark alley and aren’t quite sure what genre-specific method of disposal is best.
Here’s a few examples…
And you can see the fullsize version over at LaughingSquid.com
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. The idea is that you start on the 1st of November, aim for quantity over quality, and by midnight on the 30th of November you have a novel of about 50,000 words (about 175 pages).
It doesn’t matter if half of it doesn’t make sense, you’ve got as long as you want for edits and rewrites so the important thing is that you finish it. It’s a perfect project for anyone who’s ever thought “I could write a book, it can’t be that difficult!” or “Look at Twilight, if that can hit the best seller list anyone can do it!”
From NaNoWriMo.org :
In 2010, we had over 200,000 participants. More than 30,000 of them crossed the 50K finish line by the midnight deadline, entering into the annals of NaNoWriMo superstardom forever. They started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists.
Sure I’m running a choir, organising a concert, starting an agency, planning several photo shoots and I’ve only been in my new job a week, but who can resist a sell like that?!
Apparently there’s a Mormon life coach who has announced that romance novels make women unhinged and encourage them to create unrealistic ideas of the male ideal. She’s saying that even romance novels that don’t include explicit scenes create the same “addictive brain chemicals” in women that pornography does in men. I get that women often react to more mental stimulus (eg romance novels) while men will react to more visual stimulus (eg good old fashioned dirty movies) but this is just insane. No one in the history of time has ever checked into rehab for “Mills & Boone related emotional issues”.
Granted, Twilight has had a horrific effect on young girls the world over by convincing them that they should fall for the first man they can find who tells them what to do, encourages them to lie to their parents and constantly tells them they can’t survive on their own, but I think a lot of that is socially driven by the media somehow convincing people that this is the greatest love story ever told.
Just to prove how ridiculous this whole “addicted to romance novels” idea is, #romancekills is now a trending topic on twitter in response to this decree. In the words of writer Jason Pinter, “My plea to romance writers: please stop writing. You are destroying marriages, the fabric of society and the entire cosmos.” Stephenie Meyers, take note.