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Re: Why vampires didnt appear in photos and didnt have reflection in a mirror?
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2012, 04:50:22 PM »
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Vampires actually do have a reflection in mirrors. Vampires themselves created the story of casting no reflection in order to prove to suspecting humans that they are not a vampire. At least thats what they say in True Blood.
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Re: Why vampires didnt appear in photos and didnt have reflection in a mirror?
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2012, 05:46:19 PM »
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lol i've never watched True Blood [or Vampire Diaries], but all my coworkers & colleagues watch it

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Re: Why vampires didnt appear in photos and didnt have reflection in a mirror?
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2012, 09:10:59 AM »
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Either out of lack of funding for decent special effects it's a witchhunt ploy.

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Re: Why vampires didnt appear in photos and didnt have reflection in a mirror?
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2012, 09:20:57 AM »
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I wouldn't say True Blood is lacking in funding and decent special effects...

True Blood - Vampire being staked

And that's just season 1.  :o

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Re: Why vampires didnt appear in photos and didnt have reflection in a mirror?
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2012, 12:06:55 PM »
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Nice, they only did a error in the vomit scene, no one vomits like that woman.
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Re: Why vampires didnt appear in photos and didnt have reflection in a mirror?
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2012, 12:26:31 PM »
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Nice, they only did a error in the vomit scene, no one vomits like that woman.

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Re: Why vampires didnt appear in photos and didnt have reflection in a mirror?
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2012, 12:31:29 PM »
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Atleast she didnt inclined like if she have been punched like in the other video, its almost like if she had been shot in the head and instead of blood... well you know. This video is more "natural" (obviously, its the real thing).
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Re: Why vampires didnt appear in photos and didnt have reflection in a mirror?
« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2012, 06:02:42 PM »
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Yuuck! Just reading the title of the vid there's no way I'm watching it  :P :P :P I guess her body limit was exceeded and could not take the strain. This is definitely something to be very careful of in any sport.
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Re: Why vampires didnt appear in photos and didnt have reflection in a mirror?
« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2012, 06:44:57 PM »
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If you have already seen the True Blood video, you can see this another video easily.
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Re: Why vampires didnt appear in photos and didnt have reflection in a mirror?
« Reply #39 on: September 28, 2012, 07:03:42 PM »
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Wasn't impressed by True Blood's FX in that clip.

The camera angles and the cut points clearly suggest a great deal of covering up unwanted visuals. Don't get me wrong, I'm not dissing their directors/editors. The cuts were very well placed, but I've seen better even from Takashi Miike.
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Re: Why vampires didnt appear in photos and didnt have reflection in a mirror?
« Reply #40 on: September 28, 2012, 11:37:01 PM »
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Vampires actually do have a reflection in mirrors. Vampires themselves created the story of casting no reflection in order to prove to suspecting humans that they are not a vampire. At least thats what they say in True Blood.
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Re: Why vampires didnt appear in photos and didnt have reflection in a mirror?
« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2012, 07:26:27 AM »
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Alucard didnt have a reflection, iirc

In ancient Mesopotamian traditions, mirrors would show a disguised demon's true face, and cause them to lose their powers if they actually looked at their own reflection. So it could also be an evolution of that belief.

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Re: Why vampires didnt appear in photos and didnt have reflection in a mirror?
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2012, 06:00:20 PM »
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I just thought that Vampires didn't show up in photos because they were camera shy. :P

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Re: Why vampires didnt appear in photos and didnt have reflection in a mirror?
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Re: Why vampires didnt appear in photos and didnt have reflection in a mirror?
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2012, 12:36:08 PM »
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Nice thread guys! Go on, go on.

Personally, I always thought there's something disturbing about photography and cinema, in the way it can catch a person and preserve his or her look and voice for many years, freezing time, never getting older, never changing, so people can see and hear a person even when he or she is dead. So unlike in our world where nothing is permanent. It's both beautiful and terrifying.

As for vampires not having a reflection, I thought it has to do with them being nosferatu, like a ghost, and ghosts (tend to) have no reflection.
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