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Re: Re: Re: Vampire/human relationships


you're welcome wolfy..




yeah..there was so much more to that story..then they told..instead of getting what we have been getting all year..i think that they would have had the best story if they went into where caleb came from...how he interacts with others including gabby..the whole deal..was michael once real...and he became caleb..no instead we got this other junk..i kept on saying..ok..it will get better..but instead it only got worse....




hope that they use ME in the story more...but still two weeks to go....but they made a big mistake....




susan

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Thanks for posting to my forum. Yeah, I wish the writers would have done a lot more with the Caleb/Gabby storyline. She loved him so much and was much more loyal to him than Livvie. I really enjoyed watching their interactions, the way he played with her feelings for him. Their scenes together were very sexy.

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that is interesting..yeah..gabby was not a full vamp..was she..wonder why...i think that they should have brought that into the story...

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Thinking back to the Tainted Love arc of Port Charles, I've been wondering about the different types of human/vampire interactions. In that story I'm particularly curious about the nature of the relationship between Gabby and the vampire Caleb. If I recall correctly, Gabby, though bitten by Caleb, did not seem to exhibit the vampire symptoms that Jack did, at least not in the same degree. Why was this? Was Gabby a semi-vampire, someone who didn't crave blood as much as an actual vampire but was under the influence of Caleb, useful to his plans but not given the powers of a vampire? Also, I'm wondering if James, though human, had ever been bitten by Caleb as a way for Caleb to further insure James' devotion/connection to him? I'm curious about the various types of vampire/human interaction. So far I came up with the following classification:


1. the victim is merely food--is killed or nearly drained and then forgotten about


2. the "victim" is useful to the vampire as a sort of servant, guardian, or helpmate, but not really on an equal basis with the vampire (such as Gabby in Port Charles' Tainted Love-- James also, but in a different way.) (Perhaps this would also be like Renfield in Dracula.)


3. the "victim" is in the process of becoming a vampire, has been given vampire powers through the exchange of blood, experiences the vampire thirst and only has to make his/her first kill to be a complete vampire (Jack in Tainted Love)


4. "victim" is now a vampire




I put "victim" in quotation marks here because I don't really perceive it as being a victim in many cases, but rather a mutual dependency/need, perhaps even a love relationship.




Any feedback on this classification would be much appreciated.