Bite Me: Sherlock and Vampire fiction.

31 Jul

I’ve been reading a lot of “Sherlock” fan fiction recently.  I’ve been focusing on AU material this week.  There are some really good alternate universes out there, but I do wonder about the need to write “Sherlock” vampire fiction that seems to dominate the AU area.

On the surface I can see it – Sherlock is a creature of the dark after all.  It’s just that I don’t really see the attraction of vampire fiction as reading material of choice.

Or rather, I don’t see the attraction of erotic vampire fiction.  It puzzles me and worries me on several levels.  Firstly the vampire – why pray tell does anyone want to have sex with their dinner?  It’s like a particularly dark version of “American Pie”!  Then there is the dinner, otherwise known as the victim, prey, whatever.  The world of erotic vampire fiction is filled with necrophiliacs getting off on having their neck (and other parts) bitten by an animated corpse!

Whilst the idea of a good looking man nibbling on my neck is rather attractive, I would much prefer him to be drawing oxygen through his lungs on a regular basis.

And please don’t get me started on the vampires-who-sparkle crap.  Not very useful for drawing prey to you, I would have thought.  Unless your chosen prey is a mad, crazy crafter with a paraphilia for glitter!

There has only ever been one writer of vampire fiction whose work I have really enjoyed.  That was the late R. Chetwynd-Hayes.  He had the ability to turn ordinary things into objects of terror.  His vampire fiction was truly terrifying.  Even years later I still remember the horror of the woman being drawn onto a parallel plane of existence by a powerful vampire, whilst her friend was helpless to assist her and they could only communicate through letters left in a pigeon hole at a hotel, as they both slowly went mad from the fear. 

Like everyone else I read Anne Rice’s series.  I refuse to go near Twilight, not being prepubescent, I don’t see it’s attraction.

I will continue my exploration of Sherlock AU fan fiction, but I will be steering clear of the vampire worlds.  I’ve found a faerie one that was good, and one involving the Greek gods.  But Sherlock sucking on John’s neck is definitely not for me.  At least, not a dead Sherlock…

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4 Responses to “Bite Me: Sherlock and Vampire fiction.”

  1. Milagros jorge August 1, 2013 at 1:02 am #

    I’ll stick to my Bram Stoker’s Dracula, thank you! LOL..Cannot imagine Sherlock as a Vampire ..And what we do with Watson?, LOL!

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    • margysmusings August 1, 2013 at 1:12 am #

      In those stories Watson is usually dinner. 😉

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      • Milagros Jorge August 1, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

        ROFL! Poor Watson..he is always in the wrong place and time!

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