2. I understand that vampires are currently in vogue among the ladies, who for some reason want to have sex with the blood-sucking undead. Perhaps these fangirls should be reminded that some of the earlier vampire myths involved the Romanian strigoi:
And even in the twentieth century, there was Nosferatu:
Somehow I don't think hack Mormon writers would be too likely to want to marry off their Mary Sues to either of these guys. They probably don't keep sweet at all! Seriously, though, I've heard that a large part of the vampire fetish comes from the desire for bad boys, which someone like me would find rather distasteful anyway.
3. Speaking of bad boys, are pirates still in style? Or did the news a few months ago about REAL pirates ruin it for everyone?