From 40 Interesting Facts About Vampires:
The Muppet vampire, Count von Count from Sesame Street, is based on actual vampire myth. One way to supposedly deter a vampire is to throw seeds (usually mustard) outside a door or place fishing net outside a window. Vampires are compelled to count the seeds or the holes in the net, delaying them until the sun comes up.
actor Paul Wesley, behind the scenes on The Vampire Diaries
photo from Chris Grismer, director
A displacement activity is the result of two contradicting instincts in a particular situation.
Birds, for example, may peck at grass when uncertain whether to attack or flee from an opponent. Similarly, a human may scratch his or her head when they do not know which of two options to choose.
Displacement activities often involve actions to bring comfort such as scratching, drinking or feeding.
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
I found this picture on weheartit.com and I’ve no idea who took the original, but I absolutely adore it.
I would happily hang this on my wall and imagine this is what I will be like when I steal some unwitting victim’s essence and have kids someday…