You see this? It's this picture of a lovely vampire woman who seems to have a drinking problem. Yes. See all the blood? What a waste!
Really I must confess that if you are trying to sell horror fiction, this is fine. You humans go to such lengths to get a sale, but enough is enough. I must protest! We vampires are not messy eaters! Some of these pictures that I see out there are really appalling depictions of how we actually do enjoy our meals. And it's nothing at all like this!
I know you humans don't go around with soup all over your chins after your repast. People would stare at you and wonder if you were raised in a barn, or a pig sty. You weren't, of course, and neither are we!
We aren't mindless zombies feasting until we're like bloated ticks either.
Oh, and another thing, while I'm on the subject of eating, or feeding, we don't kill humans for food. Not unless there is a purpose behind our killing, that is. Although some rogues have been known to go on feeding frenzies, once in a while... oh, and never mind what happened in the year 929... or the few years after that after my brother and I had been turned and rampaged villages to the south. That is all in the past. It's the new millennium! We wouldn't want to kill that which brings us our nourishment. After all you need to be alive to provide us with blood. Why would we want to kill you all? What would be left to eat? Chickens? Rats? Ick! The last thing I want is rat breath! Or a mouth full of feathers. Besides they don't taste all that good.
And as far as our feeding on humans, we'd like you to come back again and again... Some of you are our favorite vintages. We do have refined tastes when it comes to blood. And some vintages are rare. Killing those of you who have wonderful tasty blood would be the same if someone were to drink a glass of some very rare wine and then breaking the rest of the bottle! What sense does that make?
So, I just wanted to set the record straight. We don't dribble our blood! The idea is to get the blood into our mouths, not running down our chins.
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