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Vampire = Systems Analyst

Ping, this is for you. I miss you duy. Where have you been? Utterly busy? You were actually one of the very few who appreciated the vampires that Anne Rice has woven into this world or is it, you are actually the only person from this city that I know who can relate to these beings and who actually got the gist about the art and passion of these creatures? The idea of being a vampire at first was ghastly especially with the thought that victims unwillingly had their life literally sucked out from them. Guillermo del Toro said “There are two levels of vampirism: one is the regular vampire, which is just like it has always been; and then there’s the super vampires, which are a new breed we’ve created.” I would like to further divide into two the latter breed of vampires. First is the “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” Kind (sorry, I really think they are uber ugly when they transform to their vampire state) and then, there’s Anne Rice Vampires. Vampire Armand said to Louie about the newer and weaker vampires “They had forgotten the first lesson, that we are to be powerful, beautiful, and without regret.” After reading the entire vampire chronicles I can’t help but wonder at how amazing these creatures are. Here’s what I appreciate about them:

  1. Undoubtedly great sense of style – Lestat, Louie, Marius and all the other “older” vampires all had class and a great taste in the finer things in life. They wore kick-ass garb and lived in luxury. You see, you can always be rich, but you have got to be a “classic” rich to actually live like the vampires. Obviously, this is because of the fact that they have been living for so long that they have come to hone their abilities in picking out the best in everything and not just buy anything that a novo-rich would probably pick out just because they had the money.
  2. They had the most wonderful inclination to the arts. In fact, in the chronicles, it was mentioned that they were painters and musicians. They owned most of the opera houses and other theaters in France and other places in Europe and America. They owned galleries and were great contributors to museums, etc.
  3. They were intelligent – need I say more?
  4. They were well travelled – They had all the time (obviously) and money to go to every part of the world.
  5. They were linguists
  6. They were always particular in picking out their partners and passionate with their relationships.
  7. They were nocturnal beings.
  8. They had great sex appeal.

With the above reasons for being an Anne Rice Vampire, wouldn’t you want to be regarded as one? The downside would be, you would outlive your friends and can’t walk during the day (unless you have Akasha’s blood). Do you know that systems analysts actually have the same description as the above mentioned points? Hahaha (Analysts are Insomniacs, workaholics, designers, artists, listen to good music while working and linguists too)….so I would probably qualify as a vampire (confident!) and I wouldn’t mind being called one either. Just don’t let me drink blood.

About The Author

Stephanie

Stephanie Caragos is the President & CEO of the 16 year running IT Company, Syntactics, Inc. and is the founder of letIThelp.org, a program and initiative that envisions in helping young Filipinos hone their skills in IT and increase their chances of getting stable and profitable jobs. She is a speaker and mentor in various Online Marketing, Web, ICT and ICT businesses related seminars and talks and works tirelessly in finding innovative ways of marketing online for clients. She is also a staunch supporter of Filipino Small and Medium Enterprises as she continues to develop products and services that would benefit SMEs as well as help them increase their success rate in using technology in business. Stephanie is currently the president of the CDO ICT Business Council and works with the members and stakeholders in the city in promoting ICT to support more startups and create more jobs in the city. She recently completed her Eisenhower Fellowship and was awarded as the Douglas Dillon Named Fellow for the year 2016.

2 Comments

  1. Nice post, its a really cool blog that you have here, keep up the good work, will be back.

    Warm Regards

    Biby Cletus – Blog

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  2. hi hon, just read ur blog (obviously) and i feel honored to be mentioned (any attention will do for me,hahah) and especially thats its on the topic of vampires.i’ve kinda outgrown the notion of becoming a vampire, all these drunken nights in the scariest of places,calling out to meet my maker,well, theyr gone. But what is important is the lesson for normal (mortal) human beings that vampirism sheds light on.immortality. mans quest for immortality and how man(oh cge,gotta be pc,woman too) totally misses the point of not living this life beacuse of the more important life coming after this.mans notion of accumulation(money,marriage,kids,fame,success,adoration,love) in order to be rewarded/punished by deities sets the mood for this ‘real’ life.actual life. man needs a quest,he happily believes that he is the most important thing ever to walk this cosmos,that he is the reason for all this,after all god himself created him after his image,(well not all of us have to look like gandalf,but thats beside the point).so back to vampires, the point of anne rices vampires is that her vampires are a rethorical what-if view on humans.posing these questions, what if you take away the drive of sex (vampires are non-sexual creatures in its strictest sense),what if you take away earthly connections (ur ‘friends’and ‘loved’ ones die eventually,what if you take away all the nonsense of man-made fear and posture (religion,fear of death,politics,need to subjugate).what is man then? how will man react? how does man survive taken away the meaningless quests society dictates (no more worries about the afterlife,etc.). Thats what makes these vampires brilliant.just like ayn rands characters,every move by a vampire is ‘real’,motivated by his own,formulated and executed of his/her own free will, and there are no lies in between because there is no point in it. a vampire bears his soul,not because he has to but because that is his essence.it is symbolism for man taking the power back that is officially his,not being whipped into submission.fearing only that one is not true to ones self (ala louie) is the ultimate destruction a vampire can suffer.i can go on about this and talk about the virtues and interactions of anne rices characters but honey has pointed them out already. o well, for me immortality is given to us anyhow by nature,from dust to dust is actually our form of immortality,if a vampires is from blood to blood,who cares,the point is,we should be happy that this life is now,and that we will be meaningless when were gone,why cant we just accept that our heaven could be ,well,wed just be nutrients for new living beings,isnt that sort of honorable enough? why is there a need to join gods glory in heaven where we do nuthin but be conscious about our grandios righteous past and lavishly praising god (i think god knows who he is,and doesnt need the adulation of a popstar,typical of religion to give humanlike qualities and aspirations to a deity that we cant barely grasp the essence of),there is no I in the afterlife (well,err,there is at least one).man should come down from his galactic horse and take a good hard look at what he has become and how idiotic his made-up world is.keep it simple and keep it real 🙂 ALI G!!!!! or Lestat,i guess, 🙂

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