As a human (and proud of it, thanks), I just don't get those nicey-nice vamps.
Quick reminder: I'm Team Edward, Team Spike, Team Eric, Team Damon. Give me another vamp series, and I'll give you a team. Boy, what would we do without the idea of 'team?' Now, back to my 'E' post for the A to Z Challenge.
When you look at the goody-two-shoes Vampires in pop culture, something keeps coming up. I'm naming it The Edward Complex, but it could very easily be called The Angel Complex or The Kinda-Sorta-Bill/Eric complex. Have I lost you? No? Fantastic!
Something bad happens and WHAM!
'But you should have a normal life.'
'I'm an evil thing that drinks blood and kills people and punches puppies.'
Not really punches puppies. Seriously, people. They're not that evil. :)
Edward leaves Bella, Angel leaves Buffy. They think they're so smart, and what happens? The girls move on, well, Buffy did anyway. Because she's the better B (see Christa's post on this - spot on). So, why the complex? Why do they think they're right, that they have the right to make choices for two people?
Because they're older? Because they're wiser?
No. It's because they're a teensy bit selfish.
Who else? I know I missed a ton.
For those of you writing a book starring vamps, do any of your manly bloodsuckers succumb to the Edward Complex? Do they actually leave the beautiful woman to cry herself into oblivion? Then get upset when she finds someone else (I'm skipping safely over Riley and moving on to Spike, just so we're clear)? How about your lady vamps? I always imagined female vampires would be more ruthless than the men. How else do you explain Victoria, Darla, Drusilla, Vamp Willow? How awesome was Vamp Willow? Honestly.
Enough of my ramblings. :) Thanks for the congrats yesterday. You are all truly wonderful!
As always, the lovely pics aren't mine.