April 24th, 2012

Lair - ani bite

100Things #7 More about fangs

Yup, picked an odd topic today ;). I did try to warn you that you would be seeing my obsession. Yes I notice things like this; it's kind of a hobby :P.

So, fangs, had you noticed that not all vampires are equal in the fang department? Fangs are as many and varied as the vampires that go with them.

Let's start at the beginning with Nosferatu. This piccie is from the remake, but they did a good job of recreating the look. This critter is no bedroom stalking, sleep watching hottie; he's ugly as sin and has the fangs to prove it.

His teeth are rodent like, right in the front, although they are pointy not flat and chisel like. It's actually a very sensible place for fangs if you think about it, but let's be honest, fangs in the front just aren't sexy. Nosfeatu was designed to horrify and frighten, just like finding a rat in your bed. In traditional folk lore vampires spread disease, just like rodents and these fangs mirror that very well.

Collapse ) So now I have given you way more information that you ever wanted about vampire fangs and my views on them. Please tell me, what are you favourite fangs and if you feel like it, share with me your favourite vampire with fangs image :).</div> This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/197190.html.
Avengers - Loki

A question about Jotun (Frost Giants)

Okay, so I was watching Thor again (as one does) and had a thought.

In Thor there is a point when Volstagg is injured (frost bite) by being touched by a Jotun, the same way Loki happens to go blue.

Now I've read fanfic where any Jotun touch will do this, but I was wondering, is it just their use of ice as a weapon. Both Loki and Volstagg were being attacked at the time so it would make sense that that is what caused the reaction.

So basically my question is, which is correct:
1) contact with Jotun skin causes frost bite
2) Jotun can cause frost bite with their touch if they want to?

Given the fact that Laufey touches Odin while Odin is in Odin sleep, you could say it has to be 2), but that could have just been the healing field Odin was under countering it.

I'm over thinking this, aren't I ;)

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