"The image of the romantic vampire is the tool by which some of us have found
our path to power, and should be viewed as such.
It, in itself, is nothing. It is the individual's desires that fuel the power
conquest, not a "gift" or "curse" that force the individual to do so...
this is a choice we make. We have gained control over the deepest reaches of
our own entities when we have learned the art of power play, and can,
from that point, do or possess anything we desire.
It is no wonder that some choose the path.
Nor it is really a mystery how the path works.
At least, not to those of us who have walked upon it."