Vampire Fight! Seems that everyone's favorite author of the original fey vampires is throwing stones at this generation's foppish vampire gang. That's right, Anne Rice is taking on Stephenie Meyer! There will be sparkles!
Over on Anne Rice's Facebook, the author of Interview with the Vampire has some interesting words about the undead creatures who sparkle. Her first post posed a bit of a loaded question, linking to an article from the University of North Dakota:
And then there is this other really pressing issue: should vampires sparkle? Think before you speak! This is probably the most important issue facing our time!!! (I have a suspicion that Louis, Lestat and Armand will refuse to discuss this. But then you know how contrary and difficult they can be.)...
She later revealed how her beloved characters Lestat and Louie would react to the Twilight creatures dreamed up by Meyer:
Lestat and Louie feel sorry for vampires that sparkle in the sun. They would never hurt immortals who choose to spend eternity going to high school over and over again in a small town —— anymore than they would hurt the physically disabled or the mentally challenged. My vampires possess gravitas. They can afford to be merciful.
Snap, author burn! Lots of folks are freaking out about this "recent" vampire author brawl that Rice is seemingly picking. But to be fair, she's always been a bit backhanded when it comes to the works of Twilight. Take this video interview where she vaguely compliments Meyer's popularity and then calls her prose "competent." Yipes! This is hilarious because after all the internet hoopla surrounding Rice's mean words, the author herself posted this very video on her site to prove that she's a fan, but not really.
Oh Rice and Meyers, why can't the vampire scribes of the world just get along! Charlaine Harris look out, Rice may be coming for you next.