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^I did a thing. Bob's Burgers/IWTV mashup. One happy family burger? Bob's Vampire? idk just enjoy. 

(posting it here for non-tumblr ppl)

 
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I had had this idea ages ago and it wallowed in my folder incomplete; deciding to submit it for VC secret gifts finally lit the fire under me sufficiently to get it done!

Technically, in the original painting, the figures are meant to be brother and sister, but L/L share blood so it still works. I did consider making the pitchfork a scythe instead, but then it would have had to be Louis in the overalls, and Lestat in the dress, and the height difference wouldn't have been acceptable and ARGH!! I just had to make it simple for myself, lest it remain incomplete.

There's a little extra bit that I revised in there other than adding the title and inserting the faces of Lestat/Louis, can you spot it? Refer to American Gothic by Grant Wood for comparison!

burnadette_dpdl: FledglingGabrielle (Fledgling Gabrielle)
 Darlings...

So I had to post an entry because I have multiple items... So much to do! I actually seem to thrive spinning amidst this flurry of activity, otherwise, why would I keep stirring it up? 

I have some bullet points because everything is easier to read in bullet points:

Bullets from the Wasteland... )

So that's all the news that's fit to print! Gonna wrangle it under a cut to make it easier on people's feeds, but really, I don't expect any comments, I just had to exhale a whole bunch of stuff into the void, and I love you, whoever is reading this. It was a peek into an atypical week of excitement in my VC addiction.


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Gah, I feel the need to apologize again. I've been absent from VCM but creating up a storm of VC gifs on tumblr, the very place that nearly killed VCM :P

Let me explain u a thing, and I mean that in the gentlest way: sometimes I get these graphic creative urges and I barrage tumblr with the output of this. To barrage VCM with it (even though MEDIA is a obviously a goal of this place!) seems rude. Like a kid constantly drawing and shoving those drawings in your face. I don't want to be that kid. I'm very happy that people like what I do, I guess it's just easier on tumblr bc alot of them are strangers, and I don't have to worry too much about offending anyone. 

Hosting these images on tumblr is actually a necessary step to sharing images in VCM anyway, bc they have to be hosted somewhere so that there's a link for DW to source the image from. It's just that I am usually to busy to then bring them into this personal journal area... which I think I still want to use as more of a place for text things that don't fit into VCM, like excessive walls of text or drabbles that outgrow their wordcount limit, rather than as an actual journal.

Anyway my point is that satisfying those creative urges is somewhat time & energy consuming in itself, and then I'm left sort of drained, too, and can't brain further in the discussion threads here... especially bc my need for thoroughness dictates that my commentary is usually Walls of Text. 

I am trying to be more minimal in commentary though, and I think that's really helping :D

As an example of this creative output:[personal profile] thedeadorchestra shared a gif on her tumblr and I was inspired, wanted to learn how to manipulate it by adding faces on it, frame-by-frame, and the result is pretty priceless, as well as being slightly quite offensive to one of our beloved OTPs. I added a few more gifs around it to enhance the crackiness...

Under the cut so that it doesn't interfere with my apologetic mood...

Brace yourself... )


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Summary: Lestat and Louis in bed with a copy of William Harvey's De Motu Cordis. Sensuality ensues.
 
Note: This is in response to DD of Feb. 23, 2014. Prompt words used: Goldfish, Late, Memory. Thanks again to [personal profile] floatingleaf for beta-reading!

It just outgrew its wordcount limit very quickly and couldn't be edited back down. It ended where it ended bc it felt right. I plan to go further the next time they're in the mood like this.

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Read... )
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AVOIDING PUTTING UP A WALL OF TEXT®©™ BY POSTING HERE, TOO.

SO ONE OF THE WINNING MONUMENTS IS HAN HAACKE'S "GIFT HORSE," CHECK IT OUT:


I, FOR ONE, WELCOME THIS, I LOVE ART THAT PUSHES THE ENVELOPE IN SUCH A SIMPLE WAY. I THINK LOUIS WOULD FIND THIS AS DISTASTEFUL AS THE MURALS UNDER THE THEATRE D.V., LESTAT WOULD FIND IT AMUSING (THIS IS THE GUY WHO CAN LAUGH FOR HOURS RE: CARPET PATTERNS, HE'D SEE A MONTY-PYTHON ANGLE HERE W/ THE LITTLE CAPITALISTIC STOCK-MARKET-TICKER-TAPE TOUCH).

DAVID COULD PROBABLY WRITE A WHOLE THESIS ON IT, FOCUSING ON THE FACT THAT A HORSE SKELETON IS MACABRE, IT'S A "MEMENTO MORI" (Wiki says: Latin 'remember that you will die,' an artistic or symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death), ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU REMEMBER THAT THERE ARE OTHER MONUMENTS IN THE AREA WITH FULLY-FLESHED HORSES WITH (I ASSUME) PRETTY FLOWING MANES, TAILS, AND DRESSAGE. THIS ONE HAS BEEN STRIPPED OF ALL THAT FLUFF IN STARK COMPARISON. SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT MORTALITY VS. BASIC NEEDS VS. EXCESSIVE MATERIALISM.

REMINDED ME OF THIS LINE, FROM IWTV: "'You're greedy, both of you!' [Lestat] said...'Immortality is not enough for you! No, you would look the Gift Horse of God in the mouth!' " (part I, ch. 11)

Moar... )
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Reblogging this here from tumblr bc it was that funny. Underlined ppl have blogs on tumblr of the same name. 
http://i-want-my-iwtv.tumblr.com/post/75155173753/regarding-vc-crack-fic-such-truth-wow-very-accurate

hyperbeeb:
Sometimes I wonder why there’s not tons and tons of VC crack!fic and then I remember that large portions of the book are basically crack!fic

#seriously though

#remember that time lestat got louis some hookers to eat as an apology for being a douche

#remember that time armand stole someone’s hands as punishment

#remember that time lestat took louis to go terrorize and old man and then buy louis a coat

#remember that time david broke into lestat and louis’ house and demanded they go to the carnival

#remember that time lestat mentioned he could laugh at carpet for hours on end

#remember that time marius sent armand on fieldtrips to local brothels

#remember that time louis said he was feeling suicidal so david proposed vampire sex and made out with him

#remember that time tarquin got a handjob from his dead demonic twin brother he ate in utero

#remember that time armand thought marius was jesus and then marius gave him a handjob

#REMEMBER BLOOD CANTICLE IN ITS ENTIRETY

#does it make it harder or easier to write crack when your fandom is canonically this cracky

#its a moot point since theres so few vc fics anyway

#generally homosexual
 
merciful-death: [[ I can’t stop laughing at the tags. You are a beautiful person. ]]

 

Moar crackyness )
#Gold star for this #Golden Moment

u cray cray
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Hey all,

Just quickly made this ‘shop of an empty Theatre des Vampires stage to illustrate that i-want-my-iwtv/Burnadette is away on vacation. Back in a week!



High Res here: http://i-want-my-iwtv.tumblr.com/post/74257397577/just-quickly-made-this-shop-of-an-empty-theatre

Also this fabulousness by [personal profile] rebness that she let me post on tumblr:












Check out the whole thing here: http://i-want-my-iwtv.tumblr.com/post/74256273101/part-1-2-diplomacywinks-hilarious-vc-riff-on
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Here's my patented Wall of Text™©® in response to [personal profile] cloudsinvenice's post in THE VAMPIRE LESTAT GROUP READ: SECTION 1 DISCUSSION.
http://vc-media.dreamwidth.org/229154.html?thread=6627874#cmt6627874

I'm just running in here to throw this QotD exchange in bc it seems quite relevant to the discussion of whether our vampires should meddle in human affairs/politics beyond their own need to kill... and the whole topic of Lestat teaching Louis to follow his example in "killing indiscriminately," well:

1) Lestat was just desperate to get Louis to kill PEOPLE at that point, so he may have been trying to appeal to Louis' moral/psychological/etc. dilemma(s) about it,
2) we're getting Lestat's words 3rd-hand, from Louis (2nd) to Daniel (3rd) (we're not even considering that Daniel might have also had an publisher/editor to satisfy), so it might not be exactly what Lestat said, and,
3) again, IWTV-Lestat is not the same character as EverythingWrittenAfterThat-Lestat. Both in representation and personal growth.

Plus, it also has the Louis "described as the most ruthless, or the most vampiric, of the lot because he simply kills those who cross his path." which I underlined.

From QotD:

"You speak of the intellectual attitudes of a few." [Akasha]

"No," [Marius] said. "I speak of changing philosophy; I speak of idealism from which true realities will be born. Akasha, flawed, as they are, they must have the time to perfect their own dreams, don't you see?"

"Yes!" It was Louis who spoke out.

My heart sank. So vulnerable! Were she to turn her anger on him-But in his quiet and refined manner, he was going on:

♥(Just have to jump in for a sec, sorry) Oh Louis! and Lestat being all protective, like when Nicki was captured! *sob!*♥


"It's their world, not ours," [Louis] said humbly. "Surely we forfeited it when we lost our mortality. We have no right now to interrupt their struggle. If we do we rob them of victories that have cost them too much! Even in the last hundred years their progress has been miraculous; they have righted wrongs that mankind thought were inevitable; they have for the first time developed a concept of the true family of man."

"You touch me with your sincerity," she answered. "I spared you only because Lestat loved you. Now I know the reason for that love. What courage it must take for you to speak your heart to me. Yet you yourself are the most predatory of all the immortals here. You kill without regard for age or sex or will to live."

"Then kill me!" he answered.

♥(Just have to jump in AGAIN, sorry) Oh LOUIS!! No! *wants to hug him so badly*♥


"I wish that you would. But don't kill human beings! Don't interfere with them. Even if they kill each other! Give them time to see this new vision realized; give the cities of the West, corrupt as they may be, time to take their ideals to a suffering and blighted world."


So I think that actually answers alot here, I think alot of the vampires would probably have agreed with this reasoning. Well in actuality they DID, forming a unified front on the subject against Akasha's designs.

As for Louis refusing powerful blood...

Marius thinking about it here:
"...and again Marius smiled. This one was so gifted yet not gifted at the same time; he wondered if the human light would go out of Louis's eyes if he ever gained more power, if he ever had, for instance, a little of the blood of Marius in his veins...Just a little blood, and Louis might be stronger, true, but then he might lose the human tenderness, the human wisdom that no one could give another; the gift of knowing others' suffering with which Louis had probably been born."

So do with that what you will... Louis does want to keep what humanity he has left. After making Madeleine, he was especially distraught at having lost another piece, he assumed it was the last, of his humanity:

"'For you see,' I said to her in that same calm voice,'what died tonight an this room was not that woman... What has died in this room tonight is the last vestige in me of what was human'"


I couldn't find the part where Maharet talks about it, but I feel like she does at some point...

I'm intrigued by your questions on that subject. First I have one, though. Wouldn't it be a huge benefit for Louis to accept that stronger blood in that he wouldn't have to kill as often? One would think that would be reason enough for him to take it without further question!

[personal profile] cloudsinvenice:"Is washing his hands of judgment a supremely moral decision or an incredibly immoral one? Are we obliged to consider each life and death in increments of harm done/benefit gained by humanity, or is every unnatural death an equal crime?"
I think HE thinks washing his hands of judgment makes him good, because he's not weighing one big-time druglord's evil against a high-school drug-dealer's evil (which is more evil? Which death would be more harm done/benefit gained can be argued either way), or a pedophile of strangers against a pedophile of one's own family (again, which is MORE evil? Which death would be more harm done/benefit gained can be argued either way), for 2 examples. Even in our own criminal justice system, there are appeals on the convictions of practically every level of crime! The appeals are very often based on the judgment of the level the severity of the crime, because the punishment is linked to that.

Louis feels he's Doing The Right Thing in not choosing, after all, there's a huge spectrum of Evil to Innocent people/animals who die every day on the street and in the wild, many in much more gruesome ways than his gentle kiss... this is a huge topic, too of course... I guess what I'm saying is that Louis needs to kill to live, and if this is what works for him, then it doesn't make him more or less repulsive than Lestat who DOES (for the most part) kill discriminately. HOWEVER IT IS MORE repulsive when Lestat, who again, DOES try to kill only evildoers, ends up killing an innocent now and then. He's not perfect. We always knew that. They're both damaged, aside from being vampires, and managing as best they can.

Being somewhat still attached to his religion I think Louis would be following this quote: "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone" (John 8:7), amirite? Someone is going to shoot me down for misinterpreting this quote, I can see that happening already... siiiighh.... From the perspective of someone who feels he has no right to judge, being someone WITH SIN, then EVERY unnatural death is an equal crime, so not judging means an equally unnatural death for an innocent or an evil person and everyone in between on the spectrum. Truly the definition of indiscriminate.

Drug-dealing Wall Street bankers wouldn't be hard to find, tho, maybe harder to find in New Orleans.
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I always love these, so when I saw [personal profile] adi_rotynd 's tumblr post with the first 4 books in synopsis, I had to try my hand at completing the list:

VC 


1. Lestat and Don’t Do the Thing: Make a Six-Year-Old into a Vampire

2. Lestat and Don’t Do the Thing: Be Famous

3. Lestat and Don’t Do the Thing: Wake the Mother of All Vampires and Honeymoon with Her While She Slaughters Thousands

4. Lestat and Don’t Do the Thing: Be Human While Some Random Dude Takes Your Superman Body for a Spin

5. Lestat and Don’t Do the Thing: Go to Heaven and Hell on Job Interview, it’s All Fun and Games until Someone Loses an Eye.

6. Lestat and Don’t Do the Thing: My Name is Armand and I am a Sex Addict, Etc. Also, Marius Totally Abandoned Me and He Sucks.

A little self-congratulation, and  these kinds of reaction are the reason I do this...
 
dreamlessmusic reblogged it with: "This is so fucking accurate that it hurts. Because you can’t stop laughing and so your belly starts to ache and you can’t breathe and you make unproper noises trying to contain yourself, but you just can’t ‘cause it’s too damn funny.

But, yeah, poor Lestat. Always fucking up things. Well, at least for 3 books he wasn’t the one doing it. This is a comforting thought. He’s still a lost case though."

demonpyromaniac reblogged it with: "This is so hilariously accurate! Nice job. (I haven’t read some of the later books in forever, but I’m laughing my ass off at the gentlemanly group bloodbath.)"

 (Tumblr link here if you wanna reblog: http://demonpyromaniac.tumblr.com/post/73433060668/lestat-does-the-thing-the-series)
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 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Truly, this explosion on VC_M is making me so happy, I am cry. I just can't keep up with it... it's like a hurricane of fandom love. 

But I can't comment during the workday, and here it is, I'm free, and I am creatively a little stifled by the joy... does that even make sense?! No. Not at all. Siiiigh.

Partly also tho, today was a rough day at work. Everything was going well until around 2pm, and then there was an avalanche of crap to deal with, and I would also point out that none of it was my fault. Not that it would be. Of course not. 

The roughness of the day + watching as the CAPSFRI post grew more and MOAR talkative (I get notifications on my phone), but restrained from responding... exquisite torture... it all combined to produce a tiny kernel of creativity. I wished I could, like Brian Callahan, have an insider perspective on what our beloved L/L were doing at that very moment... at 2:47 pm on a Monday afternoon it wouldn't be too exciting of course, something like this... It's too short to even be a drabble!! I can't resist sharing it with you...
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LONGER RESPONSE TO CAPSLOCK FRIDAY: THERE ARE NEW PEOPLE LET'S PARTY EDITION
http://vc-media.dreamwidth.org/229089.html#comments

IN THE SUMMER BEFORE 5TH GRADE, 1994, A CREEPY GIRL MY AGE (WHO REPEATEDLY DEMANDED INSPECTION OF HER BACK FOR THE GARGOYLE WINGS GROWING THERE) HANDED ME IWTV AND TOLD ME I COULDN'T HANDLE IT. WE'VE SINCE LOST TOUCH, BUT WITH MOCHA SKIN, WILD LIGHT EYES, AND A PREFERENCE FOR BEING BAREFOOT, SHE WOULD HAVE GROWN INTO A PERFECT MERRICK. I DIGRESS...

SO MUCH MORE STORY... )

[personal profile] laviniaspeaks:"FALLING FOR HIM WAS LIKE FALLING FACE-FIRST DOWN A FLIGHT OF STAIRS.(A METAPHOR I'M SURE HE'D ENJOY)."
MON DIEU I THINK HE WOULD LOVE THAT METAPHOR! SO MANY THINGS FELT LIKE MY OWN PERSONALITY. MORE THAN JUST HAVE HIM ARRIVE IN MY ROOM ONE NIGHT, I WANTED TO BE HIM.

SO AS [profile] toriwrites CONCLUDED THAT DANIEL IS HER SPIRIT ANIMAL WITH SOUND REASONING, IT'S LIKE DANIEL CHOSE HER... I THINK OUR SPIRIT ANIMALS CHOOSE US RATHER THAN THE OTHER WAY AROUND. MORE THAN JUST HAVE LESTAT MIRACULOUSLY APPEAR TO ME ONE NIGHT, I WANTED TO BE HIM.

I GET A THRILL INTERACTING WITH ALL THE LESTAT RP'ERS, TOO! THERE'S PLENTY OF HIM TO GO AROUND. WATCHING THEM PAY OUT SCENARIOS IS SO MUCH FUN. HOPEFULLY I'LL JOIN THEM SOMEDAY, IF I EVER HAVE THE TIME TO DO SO...
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[I won't be posting this to Tumblr, please don't link to it directly there, some people think that's a safe area, but I'm wary... so I've sent this link to a few of u privately, but it's here also.]

Talamascan Archives Case 392.1045: Intercepted text transcript, 12/11/2013

Summary: A text message conversation intercepted by Talamascan agents on 12/11/2013.

Notes: *Co-authored by 
[personal profile] floatingleaf . Let it be written: I give credit where credit is DUE.

Also, the style of this piece was heavily influenced by hw_campbell_jnr's "Gulfport: A British Petroleum Fanfic" which you should go read. Character names used here WITH permission from the incomparable hw_campbell_jnr. 


Open Transcript )
burnadette_dpdl: (dL vineyards)
AND THIS IS GOING TO HAVE A FUNNY MEME EVENTUALLY, TOO... MY RESPONSE TO CAPSFRI THIS WEEK (http://vc-media.dreamwidth.org/223337.html) WENT ON TOO LONG, AS USUAL.

IT'S PROBABLY A STRETCH TO SAY A VC/WEREWOLF CROSSOVER IS INEVITABLE BUT GIVEN THE DISASTROUS WRECK MAYFAIR CROSSOVER, IT'S FAIR TO ASSUME IT'S POSSIBLE.
OMG TORI. I FEEL LIKE DISCUSSING THE POSSIBILITY MAKES IT MORE LIKELY TO HAPPEN, AND YET NOT DISCUSSING IT LEAVES US EMOTIONALLY UNPREPARED. WE NEED TO BE PREPARED. IT COULD HAPPEN. MATER THINKS IT'S WHAT WE WANT (THAT WOULD BE MY GUESS FOR THE MAYFAIR X-OVER) AND, DEEP DOWN, I DO THINK SHE WANTS US TO BE HAPPY.

WHAT WOULD LESTAT MAKE OF EROTIC WEREWOLVES? ESPECIALLY SINCE HE'S, YOU KNOW, THE WOLF KILLER?
...WHICH BEGS THE FOLLOWUP QUESTION, WERE THOSE WEREWOLVES HE KILLED??!! WOULD THIS WOLF GIFT SERIES EVER INCLUDE A MENTION OF A CERTAIN BLOND 20 YR OLD DUDE ARMED WITH A PACK OF HUNTING DOGS AND MEDIEVAL WEAPONRY TAKING ON A PACK OF 8 WEREWOLVES? I AM NOT A BIG WEREWOLF AFICIONADO, BUT I THINK SAID 20 YR OLD, ALTHOUGH A SEASONED HUNTER, WOULD PROBABLY NOT BE A FORMIDABLE OPPONENT FOR 8 WEREWOLVES.

WHAT WAS THE QUESTION? OH YES... WHAT WOULD LESTAT MAKE OF EROTIC WEREWOLVES?
THIS IS A TOUGHIE BC LIKE I SAID, I'M NOT A WEREWOLF-GIRL. CAN'T SEPARATE THE BESTIALITY ASPECT... I'M GOING TO TAKE A WILD GUESS THAT IF THEY CAN BE SEXY, AND THEY ARE FUNCTIONING ON AN INTELLECTUAL LEVEL, LESTAT WOULD TRY TO DATE ONE. HE'S A SENSUALIST, AFTER ALL. AT THE VERY LEAST HE'D WANT TO TRY THEIR BLOOD FOR FLAVOR COMPARISON.

IN GENERAL THO, IT'S UNLIKELY THAT THE VC WOULD JUST ACCEPT THIS SPECIES WITH OPEN ARMS. THERE WOULD BE A LONG TRIAL PERIOD OF TRUST-BUILDING EXERCISES. I THINK LOUIS WOULD BE THE ONE THE WEREWOLVES'D REALLY STRUGGLE TO CONVINCE OF THEIR GOOD INTENTIONS/BEHAVIOR, SINCE HE DEALT WITH AND CUT DOWN A NUMBER OF THOSE UNDER-DEVELOPED ("RETARDED" WOULD BE TOO GENTLE A WORD HERE) VAMPIRES WHO WERE EVEN LESS THAN HUMAN, THEY WERE WALKING ACCIDENTS.

AS FOR MONSTERS, I'D LOVE TO SEE THE VAMPIRES ENCOUNTER SOMETHING WEIRD THAT THEY DON'T BELIEVE IS REAL, LIKE MERMAIDS OR ALIENS OR SOMETHING.
I HAVE THIS VISION OF LESTAT SEDUCING ARIEL THE LITTLE MERMAID, NOW. IS THAT SOMETHING I SHOULD FEEL SHAMEFUL ABOUT OR CONTINUE TO ALLOW MY CREATIVE ENGINE TO DEVELOP? HMMMM.

WHAT WOULD THE VISITATION OF INTELLIGENT ALIENS (LIKE IN 'THE ABYSS,' NOT THE SIGOURNEY WEAVER KIND) DO TO LOUIS? IF THEIR PRESENCE REVEALED THAT THERE REALLY IS NO GOD, HE'D FINALLY HAVE TO GIVE UP ON ALL THE RELIGIOUS SUFFERING. WHAT WOULD HE BE WITHOUT THE SELF-FLAGELLATION??
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THIS IS MY LONGER RESPONSE TO THIS WEEK'S CAPSFRI http://vc-media.dreamwidth.org/222739.html

PARDON MY SILENCE, REAL LIFE INTRUDED. GRRRRRR. THIS COMMENT GOT UNMANAGABLY LONG, SO YOU CAN READ THE FULL RESPONSE IN MY OWN JOURNAL. I'LL EDIT IT DOWN OUT HERE, TO BE RESPECTFUL.

OK, ALSO TUMBLR HAS BEEN EXACERBATING MY VC ADDICTION. WHICH IS ACTUALLY RELEVANT TO THE TOPIC, ABOUT CHOICES AND DECISIONS, BECAUSE HERE I CHOSE TO STAY UP LATE TONIGHT TO MAKE THIS PIC BELOW, AND DO NOT REGRET IT AT ALL. I CHOSE TO MAKE A BUNCH OF SLIGHTLY OFFENSIVE VC MEMES IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS... AND DO NOT REGRET THAT AT ALL. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ENJOYING THEM, WHICH IS QUITE ENCOURAGING :]

ANDY WARHOL: "AN ARTIST IS SOMEBODY WHO PRODUCES THINGS THAT PEOPLE DON'T NEED TO HAVE, BUT THAT HE - FOR SOME REASON - THINKS IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO GIVE THEM.” I THINK WHEN WE FEEL AN URGE TO DO SOMETHING CREATIVE, IT'S IMPORTANT TO MAKE THE CHOICE TO GIVE IN, AS LONG AS YOU'RE NOT HURTING ANYONE ELSE (UNLESS THEY WANT THAT, LOUIS), BECAUSE THAT FLOW OF INSPIRATION IS ENCOURAGED BY THE INDIVIDUAL ACTS OF GIVING-IN.

ALSO, I PROBABLY QUOTE ARMAND ON A WEEKLY BASIS: "...THE FIRST RULE. THAT WE MUST BE POWERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, AND WITHOUT REGRET." SOMETIMES THAT NEEDLESS REGRET OVER PAST CHOICES/DECISIONS IS SO STIFLING, THAT I REPEAT THIS LINE LIKE A MANTRA IN ORDER TO HAVE SOME PEACE. ALTHO I WONDER HOW ARMAND WAS GOING TO "TEACH" BEING WITHOUT REGRET, WHAT, ARE THERE LESSONS?

ARMAND: OKAY LOUIS, NOW SMASH THAT TEACUP.
LOUIS: BUT I DON'T REALLY WANT TO.
A: IT'S A PART OF THE LESSON. SMASH IT.
L: OKAY, BUT IT'S WASTEFUL. *SMASHES IT*
A: *GASPS* THAT WAS MY MOTHER'S!
L: OH NO, OH SORRY! I DIDN'T MEAN TO..
A: NONONO, YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO APOLOGIZE, THAT'S HOW 'NOT-REGRETTING' WORKS...
L: I DON'T THINK THESE LESSONS ARE WORKING. *SIIIIGH*

"WHAT ARE SOME DECISIONS THEY'VE MADE THAT THEY'RE HAPPY WITH? WHICH ONES DO THEY REGRET?"
MON DIEU WHAT DIFFICULT QUESTIONS... DEPENDS PARTLY ON WHAT YOU CONSIDER TO BE CANON. AT THE MOMENT, BECAUSE OF "GULFPORT," I HAVE ACCEPTED ALL OF THE VC AS CANON (A PAINFUL ACCEPTANCE) SO TO RESPOND WOULD TAKE INTO ACCOUNT SOME VERY AWFUL DECISIONS MADE, AND ALSO THERE WOULD BE POTENTIAL SPOILAGE.

TO BE SERIOUS FOR A MOMENT, HOWEVER, THE ULTIMATE QUESTION FOR LOUIS (WHETHER YOU CONSIDER MtD AS THE LAST OF THE CANON OR NOT) WOULD BE WHETHER HE REALLY REGRETS SAYING "YES" TO LESTAT. IT'S DOUBTFUL IF HE COULD EVER ADMIT TO HIMSELF THAT HE TRULY ADORES LESTAT, AND ADORED CLAUDIA, AND YES, DOES DERIVE PLEASURE IN THIS LIFE. ONLY MERRICK MADE HIM QUESTION THAT, REALLY, AND THAT'S UNFAIR BECAUSE SHE USED HER WITCHERY ON HIM. I WOULD SAY THAT IF LOUIS CAN'T ADMIT THAT HE'S ACTUALLY GLAD TO HAVE THIS LIFE, THEN HE ALSO CAN'T ADMIT THAT HE REGRETS IT. A FRUSTRATING POSITION.

BY WAY OF APOLOGY FOR THE LONG POST, ENJOY LESTAT IN THE LATEST FASHION FROM DOLCE & GABBANA, FALL 2013 COLLECTION:



AND THE WIDER SHOT (NOTICE THE JEWELRY!!):


WE HAVE A NO-VELVET-PANTS RULE? OR JUST FOR CERTAIN PEOPLE? NOT EVERYONE CAN LOOK GOOD IN VELVET PANTS... OR BEHAVE THEMSELVES IN THEM...

FOR MY VC MEMES:
http://mannimations.tumblr.com/
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I admit this is a little immature. I'm sorry. Go ahead and tell me if it's hideously inappropriate. I can't seem to help pushing the envelope...



Also made a blank one for you! Tell me if you figure out something more perverted for Louis to frighten Daniel with. Or just take it and use it :)

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Don't expect me to be posting these so frequently, btw. Just had a rush of creativity.

Shut up and show me the memes... )
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So this is my irrepressibly longer response to [profile] tori_writes's post "CAPSLOCK FRIDAY: WOULD YOU DO IT? EDITION" http://vc-media.dreamwidth.org/221174.html. A person could write volumes of dissertation on this subject. Especially with the caveats that:

1. IF YOU ACCEPT, HOWEVER, YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR LIFE BEHIND. YOU AREN'T ALLOWED TO TURN ANYONE YOU KNEW OR EVER SEE THEM AGAIN. YOU CAN'T GO BACK FOR YOUR PETS OR FAKE YOUR DEATH OR DELETE YOUR INTERNET BROWSING HISTORY.
2. IF YOU SAY YES, THE VAMPIRE WILL WHISK YOU AWAY THEN AND THERE, AND YOU WILL HAVE TO REMAIN WITH THEM FOR AT LEAST 50 YEARS.


My publicly posted response, but in sentence case:

Had to wait for other people to post first, afraid to be the first to reply, for fear of attempting to be silly and it reading as flippant, or killing the post itself with a wall of text... So I'll try to keep it brief and go into more depth in my own damn journal, if anyone wants the larger wall of text to climb... XD

1. Would I do it? Yes! Of course. F*&k my family and friends, etc., lol. And I'd choose Louis. First of all, although he may appear weak, he's got strength enough. He's done it successfully twice. Further proof of strength: Aren't there sporadic references throughout the VC that he takes out any extraneous fledglings or vagabonds who dare to hunt New Orleans? And particularly appealing as targets if they have the brilliant idea to seek him or Lestat out (E.G., the fledglings and others circling the church holding a comatose Lestat in MtD). Plus, "the Dark Gift is different for each of us." So Louis could be a carrier of decent latent powers.

2. But more importantly, to get Louis in the position wherein he has to override his principles, he would have to be in that tantalizing state of bewitched devotion (E.G., Armand admitted to *pushing* Louis into giving it to Madeleine, and Merrick admitted to *pushing* him into giving it to her). To be on the receiving end of Louis' devotion, whether legitimate or not, would be intoxicating. Not even Lestat gets 100% devotion from Louis. Remember the tortured scene in TotBT in which Louis wouldn't give Lestat the Dark Gift. The ONE person Louis is supposed to be the MOST LEGITIMATELY DEVOTED TO. I've brought that scene up before, so I'll refrain from beating that particular dead horse. For NOW. Keeping the corpse for later...

3. So, choosing Louis, if I wanted Super Deluxe Brat Prince©®™ powers, too, seems that those are easily acquired as long as you know how to tease His Royal Bratness properly. One can argue that Merrick doesn't even count as canon, but she only had to exist as Louis' fledgling to be given Super Deluxe Brat Prince©®™ powers. Stat-y-pants loves to give that out. Stat-y-pants is a manwhore about giving that out. I think he lusts over the ACT of giving that out.

Okay, you want some more? Need to be plied with absinthe or a thimbleful of brandywine? Have some, then go to my damn journal. http://burnadette-dpdl.dreamwidth.org/1720.html

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