Thursday, June 05, 2008

Yea, They Got The Right To Get Staked Through the Heart

Of all the creatures of the night the ones I have always hated the most are vampires (vampyres for you Europeans). Jonah Goldberg started a thread over whether vampires had rights under natural law theory or otherwise. This fellow teases it out a bit. I am not a Mill aficionado but I will say that the blood suckers rights end where my neck begins (or that of my bosomy, easily moved by mental suggestion, revealing negligee wearing fiancee). I also like the comparison of vampires and homosexuals here since the Vampire Lestat series pretty much made the connection deriguerre in vamp fiction. I wonder what Jeri Smith Ready would have to say on all this?

Van Helsing forever!

Update: The commentary focuses on my notoriously poor spelling and my apparent descent into polygamy. First, I spell poorly. Second, I was speaking metaphorically coterminous with the tropes of the genre.

7 comments:

Dave S. said...

I believe that would be "fiancee" unless you are in Massachusetts or California. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Lietzy said...

I wonder if JJV's wife knows about this negligee wearing tart to whom he is now apparently engaged. To whom shall I send the engagement gift, JJV -- wife #1, wife #2, or just make a contribution to your new polygamous cult?

J. said...

I see that someone (JJV?) added the "e," but what's this "fiancee" business? I thought you were a happily (though clearly very horny) married man? Are we to believe that you are, in fact, a Mormon Vampire?

Dave S. said...

Good Lord, I bet you had to lie down after writing that last sentence. Oh, and Happy Birthday!

Lietzy said...

Should I have commented upon your adolescent fascination with fantasy creatures instead? Seemed unkind on your birthday.

Anonymous said...

Happy Bithday JJV! Just out of curiosity, are you taking the position that gay sex (like the bloodletting discussed in the article) CANNOT be consensual and therefore must be illegal?

JCC (writing from SF, through sheer random chance)

jjv said...

JCC,

The idea that non-consensual sex must be illegal, and consensual sex can not be prohibited are both false premises. Not only have many legal systems, including our own not completely adopted this view, except in the last 40 years no serious attorney let alone Judge would have said such a thing.

However, vampirism is still illegal in Alabama.