Yesterday I asked if you would talk to a supernatural creature if you encountered one. I haven’t stopped thinking about the question.
Let’s assume for the moment that these supernatural creatures exist. I see two possibilities. Either they have adapted and integrated into mainstream society, or they live on the fringe.
NBC’s version of the Bram Stoker classic, Dracula, posits that Jack the Ripper was in fact a vampire. Vampires feed on blood, so they would need a source of food. I don’t think this is the kind of vampire I’d want to talk to.
But let’s say that vampires and witches and the rest of the “supes” have managed to integrate. It would make sense given that it would be hard to hide bloodless bodies or mysterious occurrences with today’s 24/7 media coverage. I think you could have a conversation in this scenario. I realize that therr is still an inherent danger. Anne Rice and Deborah Harkness’s vampires and supernatural creatues are mostly civilized, but there is still an element of danger. Frankly, though, I’d go as far as to say that there is danger meeting anyone these days (Christian Bale and American Psycho, anyone?) You just have to be careful.
So as I strive to be a perpetual optimist, I still think I’d talk to a vampire if I encountered one. Good conversation can be so hard to find these days….
What do you think?