Luke’s Mentor: Thaddeus answers 11 questions

(Note: Thaddeus died in the 18th Century, so I am vaguely assuming some kind of time warp allowing him to peek into today before his death.)

 

Does living as a vampire have the same appeal as prior to being turned (if you’re that type of vampire)? If you had to do it over, would you? (Katya)

Oh-ho, you assume I wanted to be turned! Fascinating! How much have times changed over these past few centuries? Does everyone want to be a vampire? Fulfilling such wishes would not be practical for us all. Before I was turned, I barely knew what a vampire was. I sensed the woman seducing me was something other than just another Salem witch. She did give me a choice . . . and though I little knew what that choice entailed, I have not regretted it.

What aspect of humanity or being human have you lost or used less – or has diminished the most? (Katya)

Why think in terms of loss? I think of it all as gain.

If you live forever, or for thousands of years, and are difficult to kill, and are very strong and powerful… how do you not become a sociopath? And go off and start doing anything you want and acting on any impulse? (Katya)

Another interesting assumption—that vampires don’t do all they please. You seem to think we judge ourselves in the same way you do. This is not the case. Are we more impulsive than you? Some are; that’s one reason I’m extremely careful about who I am willing to turn. Others are more settled in temperament, especially the undead (for there are live vampires as well, who have not died. But we have much freedom to do what we want. We do not find a problem with it, as long as it doesn’t expose the secrets of our existence.

 From what you’ve witnessed yourself, do the history books have it right? (Sylvie)

I should like to have a peak at your history books. Is anything remembered about the witches of Salem, Massachusetts? I was not executed among them, but I did a good part of the witchcraft and then blamed others. How I joined the devils in spreading that hellfire through that city!

What’s it like to be a vampire? (Rebekkah Ford)

 A vampire is more aware of the spirit realm than most humans. They know they are never alone. Demons attend our steps and drive us into our bloodlust. But they give us so much of what we want!

Are there any female vampires around? (Sam Driscoll)

Certainly. I was changed by one. This seems to me another strange question. Are there not female humans in your time? Can they not be turned just as males can?

Can you be turned back to a human? (Tyro Vogel)

I have heard rumors that such a thing may be possible, but I have not been able to confirm any. As far as I know, the closest a vampire can come to returning to humanity is to die.

Can you have sex the ‘traditional’ way? Do you have any desire for sex (Tyro Vogel)

Heavens me, what do you think vampirism does to a person?

They say a vampire’s bite brings pleasure rather than pain. Is that true, and how is that even possible? (Francis Franklin)

I haven’t the patience, nor any reason, to bring pleasure to those I bite. Who is the “they” that told you we were so pleasant in so many ways? I am under the impression you are all under a spell—just waiting to be devoured.

Do vampires possess a soul? What difference does having or not having a soul make? What happens when you die? (Assuming you can actually die… Can you?) (Francis Franklin)

So people still haven’t stopped asking theological questions. In my own century, we had not made up our minds what a soul is. Why would a vampire be able and willing to tell you the answer to that question? To some, a soul is a life. Let me see . . . I am not exactly a demon. I am to some extent the same man I was before I was turned. I have demons within, including my familiar. All vampires have a familiar. But I may be thought of as a devil in my own right because of my dedication to the cause of darkness. As to whether I can die, why should I tell you?

Do you believe in ‘true love’ and ‘soul mates’? (Francis Franklin)

Do I look like Cupid? I’m a vampire, a killer, a bringer of death and destruction! What a confused and girlish time I have found myself in! I shall straightforth break this spell and return to my own time!

 

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3 thoughts on “Luke’s Mentor: Thaddeus answers 11 questions

  1. Frank says:

    Reblogged this on Vampire Lover Blog Award and commented:
    ‘Heavens me, what do you think vampirism does to a person?’

  2. Celeste Navrkal says:

    I see that Thaddeus seems a bit more mature as a vampire and more at home with his vampirism than Luke. he seems a bit sarcastic, too. But one must remember humans are picking the questions to ask. They are mortal and emotional, so they would ask questions that may seem meaningless to an older vampire. Also, remember humans are the prey while vampires are the vicious killers and have the blood-lust whether they want it or not!

  3. Celeste meant Hugh rather than Luke here.

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