Tue, Nov. 1st, 2011, 08:46 am
wallflower: Anne Rice goes a-trollin'.
Anne Rice has posted a message on her Facebook page
Lestat and Louie feel sorry for vampires that sparkle in the sun. They would never hurt immortals who choose to spend eternity going to high school over and over again in a small town —- anymore than they would hurt the physically disabled or the mentally challenged. My vampires possess gravitas. They can afford to be merciful.
As of yesterday: 8,000+ "likes" and 1,800+ comments.
Tue, Nov. 1st, 2011 02:19 pm (UTC)
This comment is 90% win, 10% "Didn't Lestat and Louie eat a 5-year-old?"
Tue, Nov. 1st, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
Ate a 5 year old, and then Lestat pulled the ole "I'm having your kid!" because his boyfriend was going to leave him.
Lestat de Lioncourt, poster child for poor life decisions.
Tue, Nov. 1st, 2011 03:02 pm (UTC)
pwns Rice & Meyer's vampires anytime.
Tue, Nov. 1st, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
Blade'd kick all of their asses, without even trying.
could take them on with one arm tied behind his back.
Tue, Nov. 1st, 2011 03:58 pm (UTC)
agreed, but it'd be more fun with Hannibal & Abigail tagging along :-)
but let's not forget about Buffy & the Scoobys
Tue, Nov. 1st, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
kylenne: i am such a nerd for having this conversation
In fairness, Blade's a trained fighter but pretty much none of the Ricepires are. Lestat's best showing in a fight was when he was human tbh and he barely came out of that one alive (granted, it was a wolf pack, but still). The only thing that really makes them dangerous is the power set the Ancients have, and the fact the usual shit doesn't work on them (crosses, staking, etc). The younger ones are pretty much hunter bait.
I think just about the only one that would give Blade trouble in a straight up no powers-besides-super strength brawl would probably be Mekare, but that's just because she's like old crazy vampire lady Blanka from Street Fighter. "But he has a soooooul now" S7!Buffy would be completely SOL because she'd just end up running off with Louis and Lestat and probably getting turned.
Tue, Nov. 1st, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
Seras Victoria from the Hellsing anime. Pre-Zorin, she'd demonstrate that yes, there are human weapons that kill sparkly vampires. Like an 88mm anti-aircraft/anti-vehicle cannon used like a hunting rifle; named the Harkonnen.
Post-Zorin... Would be almost as much overkill as if Alucard was sent. Two belt-feed Harkonnen and a freaking Flak 88. Plus her shadow-arm.
All the sparkly speed and strength, plus human weapons specifically designed to take advantage of that, with supernatural powers on top of that.
Tue, Nov. 1st, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
Is it horrible that I sort of love her again for this? And 90% of that is her using "Lestat and Louis" in a sentence? (Even misspelled, lol Anne.)
Now can we get a fuckin book where they have wacky adventures with each other and bicker like the old married couple they are, already?
Tue, Nov. 1st, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
Original Dracula is rolling his eyes at all of them. From his boxes of Transylvanian soil, of course. anymore than they would hurt the physically disabled or the mentally challenged
Tue, Nov. 1st, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
I really hope this leads to a Sexy Vampire Writer fight.
Tue, Nov. 1st, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
With Laurell K. Hamilton, too?
You know that this means that we all win.
Tue, Nov. 1st, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
Dear Anne: Welcome to 2008.
I would also make a quip that included the words "dazzle" and "chagrin," but those are old hat.
Tue, Nov. 1st, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
Castlevania!Dracula will be over here, sipping a nice Băbească Neagră
and pretending Edward and company do not exist (and probably squabbling with his son).yes i actually went and looked up Romanian varieties of grapes, shh. XD
Tue, Nov. 1st, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
I think I'm starting to miss the vampires of folklore who were --to a man-- soulless, demonic, blood-sucking, child-killing fiends.
Fri, Nov. 4th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
They haven't been that
for decades, though.
Wed, Nov. 2nd, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
, bitches. She's so awesome that the fact that she's a vampire is an insignificant part of who she is.
/has all you beat
Wed, Nov. 2nd, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
She... uhm... She does realize she's sort of the one to blame right? I mean, she started the whole "Vampires have feelings" thing...
Wed, Nov. 2nd, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
Count von Count: "One. One wanky vampire-sniffing author. HA HA HA! Two. Two wanky vampire-sniffing authors. HA HA HA!"
Thu, Nov. 3rd, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
Get 'em, Barnabas!
Fri, Nov. 4th, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
I am really not one to defend Twilight, but...
Aren't the sparklepires pretty much invulnerable?
With superpowers to boot?
I seem to recall a vampire who was basically the fucking Avatar, and someon else with electroshock skin.
I'm just saying, they're a lot more dangerous than anyone gives 'em credit for.
Not that I've been planning a vampire royale or anything.
Sun, Nov. 6th, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
Yay, more food for the Crusniks
/flees and indulges in a little more Trinity Blood before getting back to NaNoWriMo