A Letter to Stephenie Meyer From the Vampire Armand
Concerning your interpretation of vampires in the novel Twilight (as well as its sequels, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn), I feel I must clarify a few points for you.
Firstly regarding your portrayal of 'vegetarian' vampires. Speaking from personal experience, animal blood does very little to whet the blood thirst. If an entire coven attempted to subsist on animal blood alone, as you portray the Cullens doing, they'd likely do irreversible damage to the environment and kill the planet, due to the sheer numbers of animals they would need to hunt to sate their collective appetite.
Next you contend that vampires don't sleep or breathe. Once again, I speak from personal experience when I say we do indeed sleep. With the rising of the sun comes the compulsive, i