Becoming a vampire and love stories

I just got finished reading a third book in a series of four romance books. This is a teenage romance series about vampires called Twilight. Ok maybe someone of my age should read something a little more mature, but I love the romance part of these kind of books and the Imagination that the writer had to put these stories together. I decided to read these because my oldest daughter who has just started her freshman year of college could read them with me. This would be a good way for us to have something more to talk about when she called everyday. Don't get me wrong, I love to here from my daughter and miss her so very much, but my life is pretty boring and I don't have a lot to talk about. Megan, if you are reading this please don't be offended.

So I got finished reading the books and I got to thinking, How come my love with my husband can't be like this book? What happened to the romance in my marriage, why can't he worship the ground I walk on? Why? Why? Why?

I am sure the whining like that as above, has nothing to do with it though. I am sure that men find this kind of behavior extremely appealing. As they find constant nagging and my my attitude that I am always right appealing too. So I decided to have a talk with my husband, and this is how it went.

Hey honey, I asked? Yes, he said. I want to ask you a question ok? Ok he says, ask away. Well I was just wondering if you loved me enough to become a vampire? What are you talking about? he asks. Well I want to know if you love me enough that you would have the life sucked right out of you so that you could spend forever with me, I mean forever forever. So you want me to become a vampire so that I can be with you for enernity, do I have that right? Yes I say. Your crazy, he says. Why is that crazy, don't you want to spend eternity with me, don't you love me enough to want to be with me forever and ever? You really should get to sleep, I think those sleeping pills are ruining your brain. So you don't love me then, that's what your saying then. No, I did not say that, I do love you, but vampires aren't real, there is no such thing, so why should I talk about becoming a vampire when they don't even exist? I just want to know if you love me enough to stay with me forever and if you would die and become a vampire, that's all. Yes, dear, I love you enough to become a vampire and will love you for eternity, now go to sleep.

I am pretty sure that a conversation like this has taken place in just about every household in the world. We women want to know that we are loved and worshipped, It's not like we are asking for much. Just your undying love and attention.

When we analyze the paragraph above, we see that 1, I was determined to get him to say he loved me for eternity and that he would become a vampire no matter how many sleepless nights it took me to get it. And 2, he had little fight left in him because we have been together for 20 years. Really it is surprising that he still has that much fight left in him, he's such a trooper.

I have to say that it is not entirely our fault. We read these fictional love stories and watch our chick flicks with those fictional men doing the worshipping of these unrealistic women, and it plants the seed of doubt in our minds. The doubt of the love you have for us, why does my man not act like the man in this story, Why doesn't he do the things this man did for his love like in that movie.

Here's where it gets hard ladies, we have to remember back to that time of courtship, when they did those things for us, They were sweet and payed all their attention to us. They were those men in the movies and the novels, but then reality set in. Do you ever wonder why there is not a follow up of these books and movies? I'm not talking about the a sequel of the next year or anything like that, I'm talking about a ten years down the road kind of movie. They don"t make them, because nobody wants to see when reality has set in. When the kids are yelling, and diapers need changing and you and your mate are fighting over whose turn it is to change the poopy diaper. When your broke and fighting over how to pay the bills, and My mother hates you and she was right about you kind of reality. It Sucks, that's why!

I am not saying that being in love for that amount of time is a bad thing, it just changes, like your life. So in the end, it is not fair to compare our love to a romance novel, we just have to be thankful for the love that we have and try our hardest to love that person for who they are.




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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area

I long suspected you are a vampire! Mortal woman can't be THAT attractive ;) Now, that explains pretty good the background color of your avatar ;)

And seriously - I guess you are right. Romance comes and then goes, and what matters is how good we manage to accept the partner, and respect, and love them unconditionally, like kids - not for sex, but for a sake of loving :)


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Misha, you weren't supposed to tell. I am trying to lure unsuspecting men and drink their blood. Thanks for saying I'm attractive. Hmmm, I'm thirsty!


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Madison Parker 8 years ago from California

Gwendy,

You hit on some interesting points: Love may last forever but relationships most definitely change along the way!

Very Funny vampire dialog!

By the way, I'm rather glad that time has changed many things. First, I'm not nearly as concerned about looking perfect anymore, it's a real load off!

Our relationship is still good, we don't yell and scream anymore over stupid stuff anymore, it's now more about "picking your battles," and a more civilized way of living.

Best of all...no more poopy diapers!!! Even the grandkids are potty-trained! YEAH!!!

Did I mention that grandkids are so wonderful, they don't make you nuts like your own kids did after a full day with them!

Good hub; it brings up lots of material for conversation!!!

Madison


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks Madison, That dialog actually took place in my home. I am such a sucker for romance novels and chick flicks. My husband hates it when I read them or watch them because he knows he is going to have to face questions like these. LOL, poor guy!


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

woo hoo, I have two hubs featured in humorous!!!


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agvulpes 8 years ago from Australia

Gwendymom if we were to do....that !!! er,,,, well you know what I mean, what would our offspring be , perhaps "werefoxes"?

Seriously tho one of my favourite weepy romance movies(people do say I'm crazy) was I think titled just "Dracula" with Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder. Most people didn't get that it was a love story!


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spryte 8 years ago from Arizona, USA

OMG! Gwendy...I had the same EXACT conversation with my husband. It went like this... Well, first it started with my closest sister... Me: Toni...if I became a vampire, would you let me make you one? Without a single moment's hesitation she said of course. Then we got all mushy and said how much we loved each other. Women understand!! So I figured, okay...my sister got it...let's try it out on the hubby. Me: Sweetie...if I became a vampire would you let me turn you into one too? Hubby: WTF?! Wait...this is a trick question isn't it? Would I be a healthy vampire? I pouted, I sulked...obviously my sister loves me more than my husband. Of course, he did figure it out eventually and after a few days came over and told me that after careful thought...yes, he would let me make h im a vampire.


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

Oooh! Make me a vampire! Or just a bat, if you can't manage a full-on vampire. I always wanto to fly!


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Agvulpes, perhaps vamfoxes? I'm not sure! I can't help it every time I read one of these or watch chick flicks this same kind of conversation happens, I'm such a sap!


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Spryte, that is so funny, My daughter asked me if I would become a vampire for her too, I said of course. She said she asked her boyfriend too, and she got pretty much the same answer as me and you got. Go figure.

B.T. I think your antlers might make it hard for you to fly? Or maybe they might help you steer better. Hmmm, OK!


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

But how awesome would these antlers look, flying right at you!? Batalopes can be deadly.


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Batalopes, now theres an idea. They would look awesome, scare the crap out of people for sure!


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area

Mighty Hunter will keep them in check :D


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

B.T. we may have to produce lots of them.


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

So, misha is familiar with the rivalry! What a surprise! And I didn't think he was paying attention. I like the sideways hat, too. Very cowgangsta.


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Spryte, I was just wondering if you read the same books?


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

As I've said before gwendy, if there's one thing jackalopes can do, it's multiply.


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

B.T. we can't can't have that evil hunter killing our batalope babies.


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

Bah. Iv'e seen him shoot. He couldn't hit the side of a barn, if he was standing in it.


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area

Come on B.T., how one could not notice all those shooting matches you have all over the place. Sorta brotha :D


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I have seen his photo, thats a pretty big gun he's holding, I'm scared.


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

Well it certainly is nice to be noticed. I've been wearing my dressy evil pants, just in case.


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

He's all gun, and no ammo! No fear.


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

lol, I haven't noticed your dressy evil pants before, but I have noticed the size of those antlers. SEXY!


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

Ooh-la-la! Seriously, if I'm going to be making all these batalopes, I'd better be off to get some rest! Early to bed, early to rise, and all that.


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

me too, but with all this talk about big antlers and big guns I think I might have to make my husband a vampire.

Goodnight and sweet dreams!


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spryte 8 years ago from Arizona, USA

Gwendy - I'm assuming you mean the Twilight series by Stephenie Meiers? If so, I have read all of them. My sister started first...told me I simply had to read them and before she'd even started the last one, I'd finished all of them.

As far as men's answers...it's not surprising. The subtleties of female communication are beyond most men. But then again, I've always felt that perhaps this could be used to our advantage. (evil grin)


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RavynSteel 8 years ago from North Wales

I love vampire romance novels :-) My favourite author in this genre has to be Kim Harrison - Laurell Hamilton just doens't cut it for me (pardon the pun!). I've not read any of Steph Meyers yet, but I plan to soon - my local borders has the first three Twilight books (I don't know how many more there are) for £14.

I too longed for a 'vampiric' man to love me forever...and I was lucky enough to find him! While the whole 'immortal' thing isn't obviously a factor, the other attractive aspects are certainly there in our relationship...I'm not giving away too many details here! :-P


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Spryte, Yes, those are the ones I am talking about. I have got throught them all now and wish there was more. I loved them. I wish it wasn't over. I guess I can be happy that the first movie will be coming out soon, so that is something to look forward to.

Your probably right about the subtleties.

Ravyn Steel, Thank you so very much for stopping by. I have not read any books by either of the authors you metioned above, but usually vampires are not my thing. I decided to read these as I seem a bit of press on them and thought they looked interesting. I came across them at my local book store and decided to get one for me and one for my daughter. We both enjoyed them very much and almost had a competition as to who could get them read first.

If you can get the Twilight series, please do! They are great! There are 4 books to the series so far. I don't think there will be anymore. The titles are:

Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.

So glad you have found someone to be your vampire. :)


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Shadesbreath 8 years ago from California

That's the beauty (emotional beauty, not aesthetic in a literary way lol) of genre fiction. Genre amplifies that stuff. And you're dead on about how nobody wants the sequel. I've heard a lot of serious fiction writers bag on genre, saying, "Yeah, I wonder why we never heard what happened after Cinderella got fat." LOL.

I write genre because it's nice to go there and stay in the happy, noble place, but I do have to say, as I get older and, perhaps more cynical, I find myself having a harder and harder time reading it anymore.


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Hmm, I don't know if I will ever become tired of escaping reality, or at least my reality. Not that I don't like my life, I do, I just get bored with it sometimes. It always seems to be the same thing every day. I have been having a small struggle in my life recently and it's probably a good thing that I can escape. As it's also I good thing that I came upon Hub pages and found the great and funny people here like you that help make my escape a little easier and a lot funnier.

On the lighter side of things it would probably be pretty funny to find out what happened to Cinderella and Prince Charming, all fat and bloated. I'm sure it's not much of a fairy tale, but probably pretty darn funny.


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Shadesbreath 8 years ago from California

Ever see that show "Married With Children?" I think that was the remake of the original Cinderella/Charming version.


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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Great subject matter, Gwendy.  I liked the preview, too.  Can't wait to see it.

I did a vampire hub, myself, though admitedly, a bit darker and less romantic than this one.  http://hubpages.com/hub/Je-Veux-este-un-Vampyr

PS: The woman in the first image looks a lot like Amy Lee (singer of Evanescence, and unbelievable hottie).


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Shades, you are probably right about that.

CW, I'll have to check that out. Hmm, you right about that, she does look like Amy Lee, and I love evanesence, broken with seether. Great song. Thanks for coming by CW, I always appreciate your visits and comments.


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Aya Katz 8 years ago from The Ozarks

Gwendymom, loved the dialogue!

Actually, some people do worship other people forever, but it's usually unrequited.


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks Aya! Your are right about that, and it is pretty sad.


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Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

Gwendy: Another Intelligent and funny hub from you, young lady! Peppered with your usual truth and insight! An enjoyable read, even though I squirmed uncomforably in sympathy with your husband when asked such a question. Of course I learned a long time ago to answer immediately, "Of course! What ever gave you the idea that I wouldn't?" What does it hurt? It's not like your going to have to go out and actually become a vampire or something. Great work!

Oh, yea. Heeeeeeellllp mmmeeeeeee! I'm mmeeeeeeeelllttiiiiiiiiinnnng!


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Christoph, Thank you so very much. You should have seen my husband squirm. haha, it was pretty funny. I guess you must have been trained right, answering so quickly. I love what you have done with your avatar, your so funny.


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Shadesbreath 8 years ago from California

Christoph, how do you know that? Gwendy could be a vampire. You make assumptions, dude. You'll notice she never actually says she is NOT a vampire.

Gwendy? Spill it? Are you?


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

No, I never said I wasn't, I didn't say I was either. hmmm, I think I could go political dodging questions like that, or maybe it's just vampire reflexes.


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Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

Damn! I never thought of that! Geesh! Come to think of it, we've never seen her teeth! Could be "fang-tastic"! I'm putting on my garlic necklace...now the mirror...wooden stake....OK. You may proceed.


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Christoph, If you were a vampire I would come after you first, how did that laugh go again, oh yea, whahaha.


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agvulpes 8 years ago from Australia

You ranggggg Countess Dracula?


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Agvulpeas, where have you been? I haven't heard from you or seen you in awhile.

and yes I did ring, whahaha.


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agvulpes 8 years ago from Australia

I apologise profusely for not being here sooner, but I was so tied up (not really tied up) looking out my window at a full moon, wondering what all the Vampires were doing tonight and the time just disappeared. POOF!!!!! just like that!

How can I possibly make it up to you. Hold Christoph down perhaps!!!

How did that laugh go? oh yeah, WWWhaha!!!

(actually none of the above is true. I had to cut the (beeping) grass!


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Amanda Severn 8 years ago from UK

Hi Gwendymom,

Great hub. I don't know how I missed it before, and only got here today because I stalked the fox. Things tend to go a little differently than this in our household, because Bryan is the mushy one that loves romantic films, and sweet stories, while I make out I'm above these things! Really though, even after 17 years we're good together, but all those romantic moments certainly flew out of the window when the kids came along. Now, if either of them catch us having a hug or a kiss, they make ugh noises and tell us that 'old' people shouldn't do that kind of thing!


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Well being that Christoph is now a baby, I don't think I will need him held down. All he wants now is a diaper change. Agvulpes, glad you finally made it.

Amanda, what were you doing following the fox, that's probably a full time job. Does he stop to rest at all? I am glad you liked the story. Kids are great at ruining romance. Thanks for coming by, and stop by anytime!


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agvulpes 8 years ago from Australia

I'm back Gwendymom rather strange to say the least, a fox being tailed?

Hey Amanda tell the young ones to go take a hike if they dont like to see you kiss and cuddle. Maybe you just haven't expained how they happened to be here in the first place? btw I'm a romantic and get a bit mushy myself maybe Bryan and this old Fox can compare movies or something?


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Amanda Severn 8 years ago from UK

Ag I'm sure he'd love that! (And yes, the children do know where they came from, and they've been out and dug up the gooseberry bush, because they've decided they don't want any more brothers and sisters!)


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agvulpes 8 years ago from Australia

Sooo its been the gooseberry bush all along!  My mum told me it was the Stork?

Its ALWAYS the stork in the cartoons!

Amanda ARE you sure its the gooseberry bush, because my mum AND the cartoons would not lie, surely!?

btw whats he's favourite movie.?


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Amanda Severn 8 years ago from UK

Would I lie to you and the kids, ag? Honest to goodness. The stork had nothing to do with it! His favourite film is 'Under the Tuscan Sun'. What's yours?


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I thought htey came from the cabbage patch? Guess I'm wrong.


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Amanda Severn 8 years ago from UK

Maybe that's just in America Gwendymom!


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Your probably right about that one. My favorite film is the Notebook, btw. Just thought I'd throw it in there.


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Amanda Severn 8 years ago from UK

Having said I'm not a romantic, I have to confess that mine is 'A Knights Tale', starring Heath Ledger. What a tragic loss that was!


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Not a romantic, why? I love romance, seeing it, living it, whatever, I'll take it anyway I can get it. I did love Knight's tale, It was interesting how the movie was done, an older movie with modern music, there are some things that did bother me abou it but Heath Ledger was so cute that I didn't care. It is a very tragic loss, he was a great actor.


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agvulpes 8 years ago from Australia

Me too I'm a romantic from way back! I didn't really enjoy Knight's Tale, can't really say why! Iv'e got heaps of favouite movies, depends on the mood.

As I said ealier I liked "Dracula" with Wynona Ryder and Garry Oldman, a nice mix of horror and romance. I felt a bit sorry for old Drac!

Not a romance as such but I really enjoy "The Usual Suspects"


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Starscream14 8 years ago

I have to admit that I have a weakness for vampiress. I am from Romania, home of Dracula. You should come up to visit his castle, it's very beautiful! Until then, I am returning to my glass of blood... ;)


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Starscream, I would love to see the castle, and don't be mentioning a glass of blood unless you are willing to share. I am getting tired of rinking jackalope and baby blood, but that baby blood is pretty sweet, if you can get past the smell of over ripe diapers.


Writer Rider 8 years ago

Love this blog. Personally, I think those fairy tales we read as children should change from "they lived happily ever after" to "they lived happily for a few years before they had problems and got tired of each but feel in love once again."


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thank you Writer Rider. I think they should be changed too. It's too bad that life isn't like a fairy tale. Thank You so much for reading and commenting.


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The Lost Dutchman 8 years ago from Flanders (Belgium)

Wow, great story! I love the style & your approach! Glad you found me, so now I've found you! (Can I sharpen my teeth...)


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Lost Dutchman, Thank you very much. I am glad that I found you and now you have found me and yes, you can sharpen your teeth, but only if I can too.


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bgamall 7 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

So this is why my wife goes for these vampire books. I will have to talk to her about this!


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma Author

bgamall, yes, that is why. They really are great stories. I love them and my daughter loves them too. I think the books opened up a new topic of discussion for us, and thats something a mother and a teenage daughter need. Thanks for stopping in.


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Rossimobis 6 years ago from Biafra

A woman's want is not that much though u got all u wanted but the fact remains that this is just the best story av ever read,can i share it with my group members just the way u wrote it?Would like my folks to have a taste of this vampire love.

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