Writing Vamp: When Vampires Bite

12 Mar

I do miss the more traditional vampires, and the opportunities they gave for sexy bites mid-coitus. Steph’s vampires just aren’t the same. Here’s what happens when a Twi-vamp bites.

Bites inflicted on vampires

  • the venom stings
  • the bite scars

Everyone knows this, of course, because we are all obsessed with Jasper 😉

Bites inflicted on humans

  • if death doesn’t occur, the venom will begin the change (into a vampire O.o)
  • the venom inflicts pain to the point of incapacitation
  • it is possible to suck the venom out of the wound – in this case, the bite will scar

Bites inflicted on wolves

  • the venom kills – wolves do not change into vampires
  • the time it takes for a wolf to die from a vampire bite is not stated (as far as I know, feel free to correct my assuming ass if I’m wrong), but logic dictates it could be as long as the time it takes for a human to change. It could be shorter, however, if you take into account the wolves different metabolism.

Bites inflicted on animals

  • it is never explored in canon what might happen to an animal bitten, but not killed, by a vampire
  • perhaps the effects would be similar to that of a bite inflicted on a wolf. After all, we’ve not heard of any animal vampires

Posted by on March 12, 2011 in Writing Vamp


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4 responses to “Writing Vamp: When Vampires Bite

  1. sapphirescribe

    March 20, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I don’t think the time it takes for a wolf to die from the venom if they get bitten is ever stated either. Though I actually thought it might take them longer to die than it would for someone to be changed. Since they have accelerated healing abilities I kind of thought that their bodies would try to heal the damage the venom was causing thus drawing out the process.

  2. vampireisthenewblack

    March 20, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Good point about the accelerated healing. I never thought about that. This is the situation where the author can pretty much interpret it in their own way.

    This is making me want to write a wolf getting bit, just to see what would happen 😉

  3. stitchlosmuertos

    April 12, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Huh, I assumed it would kill them very quickly. I’m sure it says venom is a deadly poison to wolves somewhere in one of the books, so I figured it would be almost cyanide-fast.

    As for anivamps/vampimals – oh, the possibilities!!!

    • vampireisthenewblack

      April 12, 2011 at 10:18 pm

      Subject to interpretation, it seems. I kinda like it when that happens, actually gives us more freedom when writing canon mythology 😀

      Don’t even start on the anivamps. You’ll give me plot bunnies. I don’t need anymore plot bunnies *glare*

      Mmmm. Vampire bunnies…


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