This site will work and look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

Whedonesque - a community weblog about Joss Whedon
"They're a little bit Bison."
11945 members | you are not logged in | 21 October 2014




Tweet







August 06 2010

5 vamps that are more kissable than Edward. Two Buffy vampires make the list, one of them might surprise you.

That was a list that I can't complain about...wow!!
She's right on every level, plus Vamp Xander getting some love is so right. Although at the start she did say that Edward was hot, i disagree, but hey, she had a pretty stellar list!
My concern about kissing vampires is getting blood and globules of flesh in my mouth. Also I would imagine they have bad breath from being dead.
well i'm sure they still brush and use floss right? Being dead is no excuse for poor dental hygiene! and most seem to have pearly whites so i guess they go to the dentist. Plus if they smelt dead it'd be a total give away...
*Disclaimer, yes I know they are fictional characters, just making a hypothetical!
I didn't think they had breath, being dead and all!

And even if they did, they're dead, so nothing for bacteria to live off of, right? (I'm not sure, maybe my knowledge of vampire biology is a bit skewed)

[ edited by Shep on 2010-08-06 12:52 ]
I didn't think they had breath, being dead and all!


True that. Stinky mouth then? I suppose it depends on whether the vampire is supernatural or not. All bets are off when it comes to magic.
Good list, and even though I'm a straight guy, I'd swap Damon and Angel. Angel is an interesting character, but he can't do that thing with his eyes as well as Damon. And man, that thing with the eyes is just... *melts*.
I'm not so sure about Louis, and I'd rather kiss Spike and Bill than Angel* and Eric, but different strokes and all.

I'm sure Nick would be glad to know that Vamp Xander made the cut.

*not that I'd throw him out of my bed for eating crackers, which, being a vampire, I guess he wouldn't.

[ edited by redeem147 on 2010-08-06 13:02 ]
Well, granted, when old Max Schreck's Nosferatu and Béla Lugosi's Dracula are more kissable than Edward (I'm really not joking), it's not hard to make a list. Well, Edward is perhaps better than than Leslie Nielsen's comedy Dracula and some of the sketchier Blackula/Count Chocula/the Count entries. Add in Blade (total guy thing--nothing for the ladies) as one of the few that I'd even choose Edward over. Barnabas Collins and Nick Knight are marginal, but better than Edward. Mick St. John is one of the few that just might be a toss-up. And Queen of the Damned's Lestat gives Edward a run for his money on pure atrociousness.

Angel, Spike, Stefan, Damon, Louis and Lestat (IWTV only!) for me--in that order.

I tried to like True Blood, but it mostly failed for me (and Sam strikes me as the most physically attractive of the bunch). Bill and Eric definitely beat Edward, though. No question.

[ edited by NileQT87 on 2010-08-06 13:21 ]
(by the way, they’re all guys ‘cause I’m a girl and if I included chicks, that would just be… er… weird!)


Yeah, girls wanting to kiss girls is just weird... no, wait- it isn't.
I'm surprised Eric wasn't higher up on the list, and some Bill love wouldn't go amiss but to each her/his own.

I've watched the first episode of Vampire Diaries but decided to stick with True Blood first. Is it as good as the hype that surrounds it?
Shep said:

And even if they did, they're dead, so nothing for bacteria to live off of, right? (I'm not sure, maybe my knowledge of vampire biology is a bit skewed)


Bacteria still thrive in dead bodies and play a major part in decomposition (/geek hat)
It'd give me the heebie jeebies to see the end product of hundreds/thousands of years of decomposition. I would wager vampires wouldn't be so popular then.
NileQT87, you wouldn't choose Blade? Is my taste in vampires just terrible? i thought he was crazy hot! Wesley has never looked better, and THAT voice! Think i'm gonna go watch it again. Well that or Notting Hill...
And yet, I still say Nosferatu (not the prettiest bloke in vampire fandom) gives Edward (something about that role just makes Robert seem like a god-awful actor--he wasn't nearly so bad as Diggory) a run for his fangs.

Well, liking the old, dead and living dead/non-human is old hat for me. It accounts for most of my celebrity/fictional crushes.

People have made necrophilia jokes about me before. Really. Well not the actual wanting to jump a corpse bit, but really old (love those multi-centennials!), brainy fictional characters (yeah, I'm in the camp that thinks the more fangs, pointy ears and weird physiology--specifically on really gorgeous MEN--the hotter--it makes for entertaining fanfiction--yes, I'm sick... I'm very sick...) and really old celebrities from entirely different time periods have always had a certain appeal to me. That's my history nerd self peeking through.

[ edited by NileQT87 on 2010-08-06 13:55 ]
My concern about kissing vampires is getting blood and globules of flesh in my mouth.

That's why I don't kiss 'em on the mouth.


Bacteria still thrive in dead bodies and play a major part in decomposition (/geek hat)

Not only that, even if the vampire flesh itself was somehow protected (as it seems to be since they don't get all corpsified and gross) the bacteria could feed off the remains of the human flesh/blood that they've consumed. I'd imagine most vampires use mints for just this reason.
Love the cross-Whedon reference, Saje.
I kinda think Edward's whole patronizing, "I know what's best for you" attitude would be enough of a turnoff. The vampire thing falls to at least third on my list of "Why I wouldn't want to kiss Edward Cullen." (Second is the hair.)

Because while I really like stories about vampires, when I really think about it, I don't think I've ever personally wanted to kiss any of them. Maybe I just haven't seen my type? Either that or the whole, "I could rip out your jugular so fast, the firing of your synapses would be in slow motion" thing is inherently a turn off.

But since this is the blogger's personal list (and we are all about the lists here) and she disqualified the female vamps... I was just wondering, which female vamps would Whedonians rather kiss than Edward?
Pfft. Too male-centric. Have to start with Darla as my #1.
BreathesStory, ANYONE!!! Seriosly, Frankenstein over him! The Bride of Frankenstein over him. Even the rat pet of Frankenstein!!
...I was just wondering, which female vamps would Whedonians rather kiss than Edward?

All of them ;). If I had to narrow it down though (in order) ... Darla, Dru, Vamped Buffy, Vamped Willow. Who'm I missing, there must've been more female vamps than that surely ?

Love the cross-Whedon reference, Saje.

Heh, I try to adopt a pan-Whedonist perspective ;).
Vamp Xander, very interesting and good choice! You know, now that I think about it, for all of Angel and Spike's studliness, Vamp Xander probably is the one I'd make out with. And Vamp Willow. I bet they'd be down for a 3-way. Vamp Willow was down for making out with herself, lol.

ETA:
That's why I don't kiss 'em on the mouth.

That made me LOL.

[ edited by dispatch on 2010-08-06 14:58 ]
As far as female vamps go, there weren't very many. Sunday and Harmony are two you've missed though, Saje.
NileQT: Blacula is a serious vampire, not a children's character.
cardea said:
I've watched the first episode of Vampire Diaries but decided to stick with True Blood first. Is it as good as the hype that surrounds it?


Oh definitely. I watch True Blood as well, but at the end of The Vampire Diaries' first season, TB doesn't hold a candle to TVD. TVD takes about 5 episodes to get rid of the stigma and become genuinely good, but once it does, I firmly believe its one of the best things on television. I'm tempted to put Ian Somerhalder's performance as Damon next to Bryan Cranston's Walter White. Kevin Williamson (and Julie Plec and everyone else) have created a brilliant show. The characters, the twists, the turns and the emotional punch if unforgettable. It's also hilarious. TWoP covered its evolution from meh to brilliant pretty extensively.

And I say this being someone who had to drop the show twice at the beginning.
Yeah it's definitely worth sticking around for...
James Marsters' lips. 'nough said.
Nice list, although Brad Pitt has never really done anything for me. Couldn't agree more about number one, couldn't be less attracted to Edward, am surprised at the lack of Spike, and would think seriously about adding Mitchell from Being Human.
While I'm rapidly giving up on such lists, I have to say that Vamp Xander is so frequently overshadowed by Vamp Willow that it's good to see him get some attention.
Angel could kiss me any way he wants, stinky breath and all.
While I'm rapidly giving up on such lists, I have to say that Vamp Xander is so frequently overshadowed by Vamp Willow that it's good to see him get some attention.


As with all things Joss, I think it always comes down to who gets the better lines and the more interesting things to do.
Sunday and Harmony are two you've missed though, Saje.

Yikes, cheers Nicole. Sunday I guess I can forgive myself for (single episode etc.) but how could I forget Harmony ?? I'm a bad fan.
Well -- I agree with #1.

Mmmm -- Angel.

Even if vampires did have bad breath(if they breathed) and all that, I don't think I'd care! With a bod like that...and a cute quietness, and such a rare but beautiful smirk. I'll just...stop there for now.*clears throat* That is all!
cardea said:

I've watched the first episode of Vampire Diaries but decided to stick with True Blood first. Is it as good as the hype that surrounds it?


I'd definitely give it another shot if I were you. As someone else mentioned, it takes a few eps to get good, but once it does, it's brilliant! It has quickly jumped to the top of my list of must-watch shows on the air right now. And after the ridiculous amount of AWESOME that they threw at us in the season finale, I'm finding it really hard to wait until season 2 starts!

Also, Ian Somerhalder's Damon is worth the price of admission all on his own. ;-)

ETA: I have to say, I'm happy to see Vamp Xander make the list. He was scorchingly hot, and he never seems to get any love.

[ edited by sonyajeb on 2010-08-06 18:17 ]
Vamp Willow would be okay with making out with Regular Willow (she made that clear), but I don't think the reverse would ever be so. Now Vamp Willow and Dark Willow might make a pair. I'd hate to be in the path of destruction those two would leave.
So no Selene love? I thought for sure she'd be on someone's list...
Selene should definitely be on the female list.
Actually, I'd find the Master more kissable than Edward Cullen. Even with fruit punch/bacteria mouth. At least he didn't sparkle.
Actually, I'd find the Master more kissable than Edward Cullen. Even with fruit punch/bacteria mouth. At least he didn't sparkle.

Well, if it's bacteria ew, but fruit punch is fairly tasty. Anyway, isn't Edward supposed to be rock hard and really cold? Sounds uncomfortable. [/putting way too much thought into this]
And after the ridiculous amount of AWESOME that they threw at us in the season finale, I'm finding it really hard to wait until season 2 starts!

Indeed. I just hope they can keep up the quality storytelling.

Love Vamp Xander making the list, but I'm mystified at the lack of Spike.
It was the black eyeliner that made Vamp!Xander so irresistible.
How does Eric only have a hotness factor of 7? And where is Spike? Whoever made this list obviously doesn't functioning eyes.
I'm gonna agree with everyone who says The Vampire Diaries has become really fantastic. I really wasn't expecting much, and I was thoroughly unimpressed through the first few episodes but all of a sudden it became good, taking me totally by surprise.

The characters are well-drawn, the mythology is great, the relationships are fascinating. And for those of you who care about such things, Elena is anything but a Bella--she's not stupid, she's resourceful, and she doesn't let her vampire love do the thinking for her (most of my favorite Elena moments involve her demanding that Stefan explain himself. It's fantastic). Plus, the show actually acknowledges female friendships and how powerful the bond between women can be.

Also, it has possibly the best pacing of any show I've ever seen. It sucks you in and doesn't let you up for air. And it had a hell of a cliffhanger for a finale!

As for the list: I'm a straight girl, but I have a girlcrush on Jessica from True Blood, so she'd certainly be on any female list for me. For the guys, I'm all about Spike and I'm feeling Damon now, too.

[ edited by Lirazel on 2010-08-07 00:56 ]
Lizarel you're right, it's Elena's relevance and her proactivity that make her a worthwhile character to be involved with a brooding vampire. She really is one of the best drawn characters on TV right now because she does not care for damseling and even has the yoounger brother responsibility. But let's all remember, this is the man that brought us Dawson's Creek and Scream from the 90's, ergo he knows what he's doing!!
And Damon is spectacular!
VampXander would be #1 on my list. I'm actually shocked he made the list, he's usually so overlooked. *hugs hot vampXander*
BlueSkies, with the Dawson's Creek reference, it should be noted that KW, although created, only worked on the first two seasons and they are hugely better than the rest of the show. Pacing-wise, I think its probably safe to call it a genre version of The OC - its first season, at least. It won't fall as hard as that did, though. I can tell that much.
Yeah i wasn't as into DC in the later years, but the standard he created was still more or less intact, all characters had their OWN reasons, not feeding others. That's the difference between say Joey, Elena, Buffy(even the Potentials) and the girl from twilight(can't remember her name, don't care to look it up!) she has no purpose. Thus if we're looking at a vamp drama, TVD is putting Joey Potter in a new genre!
And it has a beautiful cast, big improvement on DC(Sorry James Van der Beek sp?), but plot wise it's not as captivating. Good luck and hope you enjoy!
I was watching the Whole 9 Yards today and thinking how much better Nick would have been in Matt's role. Nick has a warmth and humanity to him that many comedy actors lack, but truly great comedians achieve. I hope someone sees that soon and he breaks out.
I'm surprised Eric was not higher. Alexander Skarsgård's acting skills are quite remarkable. In addition, Spike's reputation is well known through the vampire world.

I mean the zippo is enough for us to all recall Spike. The article was rushed. Plus, to not mention the acting skills of Tom Cruise's Lestat is odd. Lestat is a trademark name itself. Although I admire the merciful Louis and the way Rice wrote the character.

However, atleast two Buffy characters were recognized.
Zippos make you think of Spike? They make me think of old habits I'd rather forget...
I hated Tom Cruise's Lestat, Louis was much better. But definitely agreeing on Eric should have been higher, number 2 or 3 definitely.

You need to log in to be able to post comments.
About membership.



joss speaks back home back home back home back home back home