Tag Archives: vampires

Shades of Twilight and vampires

When you awake to find Post-It notes on the refrigerator, kitchen cabinets, kitchen table, and various doors that say this:

No food until blood is drawn

No food until blood is drawn. Is the vampire apocalypse imminent? (iPhone photo by Lawrence I. Charters)

can there be any doubt about a forthcoming vampire apocalypse?

Though I do admit that the methodology of the prophecy is unique. There were no angels on high, no frenzied visions by a virgin stomping grapes in the hot sun, no sense of having your body and mind occupied by a supernatural presence. None of that.

Vampires apparently use Post-It notes. It makes you wonder if they also tweet.

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Vampires in the airport

This sign was posted on an overly ornate chair in a shop inside the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport terminal:

It's always twilight in Forks, Washington

Sign proclaiming "It's always twilight in Forks, Washington." This is something of an exaggeration, but not if you are a fan of the "Twilight" vampire novels. (iPhone photo by Lawrence I. Charters)

The sign poses a number of important questions:

  1. The chair was one of those ridiculously ornate iron chairs you stick out on your patio. Given the fact that this is the Pacific Northwest, why would anyone purchase such a chair? It will rust. Probably in days, if not hours.
  2. Does a major metropolitan area really expect to capitalize on the fame of a town of 3,300 people located located 208 miles away (by land; less if you take a floating bridge or a ferry)?
  3. Does the Pacific Northwest want to be known for vampires and werewolves?
  4. Does the Pacific Northwest want to be known for fictional vampires and werewolves?

Of course, I’m not sure I want to know the answers to these questions.