Apologies all around for the lack of posts during these exciting times, I was too hopped-up on Pottermania to go anywhere near a computer. (I haven’t even had a chance to look at all the pictures of Rob in New York for this week! He’s got a hot-pink sleeping bag! His face is bleeding! He’s wearing plaid again! Weeee!!!) On to Round 3: VAMPIRES vs. WIZARDS!!!
Last week we discussed a very specific vampire (Edward Cullen) and a very
specific wizard (Harry Potter.) Today I’d like to talk about vampires and wizards in a more general sense. Specifically, which would I rather be? This is a tough one for sure. Let’s look at some facts, shall we? Vampires have definitely got something going for them. Sex appeal is a major plus. Vampires are sexy. Wizards are not. (Unless you’re Draco Malfoy.) Vampires are super-fast, super-strong, super-beautiful, etc. The list goes on and on. They don’t get hurt, they have amazing memories, AND becoming a vampire opens up the possibility of having some sort of super power! How exciting! (Of course, there is always the potential that you don’t end up with any special gifts, or you get a lame one like Esme…the ability to love passionately? LAME. They all do that, duh. But you could end up with something cool, which is very enticing, I must admit.) With these gifts you can live a life of luxury, traveling the world looking beautiful in designer clothes, driving fast cars and feasting on whichever mammal you choose, then having all-night sex with your eternal life partner. Sounds good, right? Not so fast…
There are some downsides to being a vampire, for sure. Becoming a vampire is a BIG commitment. Once you go through those 3 days of vicious pain, that’s it. No turning back. Wizards, on the other hand, always have the option of giving up their wizardly ways and taking up the muggle way of life. They can do that whenever they want. For a day, a week, or a lifetime. (Similar to the motto of my hometown. “Welcome to ______, for a day or a lifetime.” Maybe that should be the wizards motto too…Welcome to our wizarding world, for a day or a lifetime.) There’s also the issue of living forever. Some might see this as a pro for the vampires, but I’m not so sure. Apart from getting to wear clothes from every era, I just don’t see the appeal. You also don’t get to eat regular food anymore. I am not okay with that. Even worse for the vampires, wizards get to eat amazing food. Have you ever been to a Hogwarts feast? Well…me neither, but what I picture in my head is totally worth choosing wizards over vampires. Roast turkeys, boiled potatoes, pumpkin juice, puddings, pies, ohhhh man, sign me up right now. Put me on that Hogwarts Express, my owl is in his cage and my trunk is packed! (Nerd alert!)
Even without the food though, I think I’d still choose to be a wizard. It just simply sounds like more fun, yeah? Being a vampire just sounds like too much of a hassle. You don’t have the freedom to do whatever you want, you can’t even enjoy a sunny day without worrying about someone seeing your sparkly skin. Plus you’ve got the Volturi breathing down your icy neck 24-7, that’s a hassle. Bottom line, being a vampire may sound like fun at first, but wizards are where it’s at. WIZARDS WIN!!!
What about you? Which would you rather be???