Affluent Vampires of Fiction
For a few weeks now a thought has been buzzing in my head. I like vampire movies and their dilemnas portrayed in fiction. The whole conflict circling what would you give up to live forever and never age is intriguing. Some would give up alot for one or the other yet both is a possibility.
Commonly, the price is giving up your soul with the side effect of being unable/difficult to control your evil bloodlust. Which brings us to another crisis, would you try to get your soul back? Would you try to make it right if you couldnt get your soul back? Does it matter if you wont ever die?
All these are facinating questions but they are not the one I wish to propose. The overwhelming majority of vampires portrayed are extremely wealthy. Putting myself in their shoes, I am not born of money, I find it rather difficult to conceive how they attained these fortunes.
The facts as I see them are that you can't really trust anyone since they will naturally fear you. You could only work at night. Graveyard shifts pay more but wont make you an instant billionaire. Should you choose to do the noble deed of not killing to feed, blood is quite a bit more expensive than groceries. Don't forget the implications of trying to attain a license or fullfilling all the requirements of being able to purchase blood is a major hassle. You could steal it, but eventually you would get caught. Sure it may not be for a hundred years, but you will get caught and what you you do then? Infact, the law of averages is your biggest foe. Which is why even if you didnt have a problem with killing to feed, you would eventually be forced to find other means since you would build up a nasty trail rather rapidly.
If you did aquire wealth, how would you manage it? The best solution I came up with would be to have an international bank account halfway across the world. That way you could phone if you had too since the bank hours across the world would be during night time in the US.
Any thoughts? or am I completely off my rocker for even pondering this?