Posts Tagged ‘vampire reproduction’

Wanna A Free Book? Ever been puzzled by Werewolves?

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Check out my blog post at Fresh Fiction where I’m talking werewolf reproduction. Leave a comment there, make me look super popular, and have a chance to win a copy of My Wicked Enemy so you’ll have a complete set after you rush out to get your copy of My Forbidden Desire.

This post is a kind of a companion post to Vampire Reproduction

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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In Which Carolyn is Puzzled about Something

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

First some writing related news – I’ve seen a very early draft of my book trailer for My Forbidden Desire and it’s going to rock. Watch this space…

I will shortly, I believe, have some very happy news. Heh. Heh. Watch this space.

I have no contest ideas yet for the release of My Forbidden Desire and I guess I need to get cracking on that. Watch this space.

Monday is a holiday and I have Thursday and Friday off which means for me tomorrow is Friday! Yes, that is happy news, but not the news I was teasing you all with earlier.

Now, on to the thing which has been puzzling me lately, namely,

Vampire Reproduction

Everyone knows that vampires aren’t fertile, but why not? Seriously. They’re self-healing, so seems to me if a person were fertile before he became a vampire (for now let’s talk male vamps) then he’d be fertile afterward too. It’s not like the sperm would suddenly be non-motile — vampires can move after all, so there’s no reason to think vampire sperm wouldn’t also move. Would sperm production cease? Why or why not? According to lore, vampires can cry (blood) though I would ask why cry blood? There has to be water in the vampire’s body or they’d all look like Yoda after 10 years in the desert without a soda, so why not cry tears? But I digress.

Seems to me that vampire sperm would not only be motile but it would be preternaturally motile. Those little swimmers would be after that egg like nobody’s business. So why don’t women get knocked up by vampires and have lots of twins and triplets and more?

Why would the transformation to the vampire leave all bodily functions but fertility regenerative? If a vampire were to lose part of his liver, it would grow back. So long as the heart is not pierced by a stake, a damaged vampire heart would grow back good as new. The vampire body must constantly regenerate itself to its time-of-death state, so they should always start the night with a fresh supply of swimmers.

The whole circulation thing bothers me too. If vampires cry tears of blood, but there’s no circulation, how did the blood get there and then get pushed out of the body? There has to be some sort of circulation in place in order for the blood to be absorbed as a nutrient. There also has to be circulation and mitochondria and the like all working in order for the blood to get to all parts of the body to continually regenerate the undead state. I’m willing to accept that their blood pressure is so low as to be considered non-existent if they were humans.

Therefore, if there’s circulation, then the whole vas deferens must work and therefore male vampires have to be capable of knocking up a female. Ah, but what kind of female? I submit it can’t be a female vampire.

For female vampires, the case is more complicated. If her eggs are still good at the time of un-death, then they would still be good after, but lore says the vampire body returns to its time of un-death state during the day, so a vampire female shouldn’t be able to carry a baby to term. But a male vampire should be able to knock up a human female. BUT! That baby would have to be fully human, I think. Unless the transformation to vampire actually changes the DNA. Which I don’t think it would.

What do you guys think?

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