Lesson One: Bats Drink Blood. You Do Not.
There are several forum posts and opinions voiced oleh people who have claimed to be real vampires. I hate to be the one to tell anda this, but anda are not a real vampire. Or, at least, anda are not a vampire in the sense of mythology (which includes Twilight).
Biologically, anda are a human. anda cannot ever change that, sorry. This is because there is no other humanoid species in existence today other than Homo sapiens. The closest a human being can come to a "vampire" is forcing themselves to drink blood, which is a very bad idea (I'll get to why later).
Some species do
feed off blood, because that's how they evolved to survive. Species like the vampire bat, the female mosquito, the leech, the bedbug, and the lamprey eel. So, just as a review: bats, bugs and ikan drink blood as a primary food source. Humans do not. Hematophagy has been known to be practice in humans, but only culturally, sparingly, and/or in rituals of ancient cultures. Humans do not use blood as a primary food source.
So if anda aren't mythically a vampire, why claim that anda are? There are two possible reasons for such claims.
The first reason is a psychological one, and if this is the case, then the person should seek professional medical assistance.
The detik reason is age-related.
Let's start with the first reason. If anda call yourself a vampire because anda "crave" blood (your own atau especially other people's), then odds are anda have a disorder. If anda truly believe yourself to be a vampire, and seriously need to drink blood, anda are suffering from a psychological disorder similar to Windigo Psychosis (which can lead to cannibalism). This is why anda should see a doctor.
"But I WANT to be a vampire," anda might protest. Let me tell anda why allowing yourself to drink blood is a bad idea. If anda menelan too much blood, your stomach will reject it and vomit. "But I've swallowed blood before, and nothing happened!" anda might say. That's because odds are, anda got a paper cut and sucked your finger. Small amounts of blood, your stomach can manage. And even if it tasted "good," consider this-- ketchup tastes good in small quantities, but you'd never drink a whole bottle of it. I once drank barbecue sauce on a dare and it almost made me sick. The consumption of blood, especially if it is not your own, can spread viruses and cause disorders in your body (besides the vomiting). So please, for your own sake, do not attempt to drink blood. If anda feel anda have an intense craving for it, see a trained professional who can help anda with your problem.
If your vampiric "symptoms" go beyond just blood cravings (IE, anda think sunlight "burns" you, anda think garlic harms you, and anda think crosses and churches are your enemy), then odds are these are just further manifestations of your psychological problem. There is a strong correlation between belief and behavior. It's for this reason that placebos tend to be highly effective in double-blind studies. So, if anda can't afford a psychiatrist, simply stop believing it and it will go away.
Now, on to the detik reason. Despite what anda may have assumed, the age-relation doesn't have much to do with Twilight. It actually has to do with stages of development. Although, Twilight is a factor.
Impartial observers may have noticed a correlation between the number of Twilight fan and the number of preteens and teenagers claiming to be vampires. This is no coincidence. Five to ten years ago, the same age group claimed to be witches and wizards.
This isn't necessarily because the teens actually BELIEVE themselves to be vampires, but rather it's a form of pretend play that individuals their age continue to indulge in. It's a left-over remnant of their childhood, and a method through which they learned several truths about their lives and the world way back when. Preteens, and even some teenagers, are young enough to still indulge in this form of imaginative play. In their new world (Middle School and/or High School), they want to understand and belong in the society around them. Imaginative play is how they did this in the past, and it's how they adjust to changes in their body, environment and social life. It's a way of transitioning into adulthood with as little conflicts as possible.
In short-- they will, eventually, grow out of it.
So, if anda believe yourself to be a vampire, then odds are anda fall into one of the two categories above. In ten years, when someone writes a best-selling book series about ghosts, all preteens will want to be ghosts. That's just how it works.
If anda believe that anda are a vampire and do NOT fall into one of these two categories (IE, anda do not have a psychological disorder and anda are seventeen atau older), oleh all means argue with me.
I can almost guarantee anda that anda will lose.