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Poem: "Listening to the Lifebeat"
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johnpalmer From: johnpalmer Date: March 26th, 2014 03:23 am (UTC) (Link)
That's a fascinating take on the vampire legend - and I could just see it working.

Interesting thought: what if vampires transmitted empathy with the bite - that might well be the spreading curse that was fought.

Maybe enough serfs get bitten and they recognize the terrible injustice of their situation - and perhaps with the empathy, have more understanding of each other, and can therefore act more effectively as a collective unit.

Makes me wonder if there needs to be a vampire attack today....
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 26th, 2014 07:53 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

That is an awesome description. Yeah, it's a good explanation of why human reactions range from "Wow, that was great!" to "I'm fine," to "AUGH! Get out of my head!"

From this I got the poem "A Strange and Gentle Contagion," written in unrhymed tercets. It describes how the exchange of energy works, and the impact on society.

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