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You Know You're Addicted to the VampChron... Part 2

*You read through the first part, nodding along, being able to relate to most of what was stated

*You used pervious list as a check lists of stuff you can do (and/or you're doing that with this list). .

*When you listen to the IwtV Soundtrack, you can picture each scene that corresponds with the music perfectly--it's like watching the movie.

*Your love of Guns 'n' Roses skyrocketed after you heard their cover of Sympathy For the Devil on the IwtV Soundtrack (and/or at the end of IwtV).

*You rented "Can't Hardly Wait" several times just to hear the brief mention of Lestat's name -- and someone in your family realized that's why you've seen the movie seven times.

*You rented "Senseless" even though you didn't want to see it, just for the short reference to Interview with the Vampire. You then shut it off and stopped watching.

*You stopped waiting for Parker Brothers and created your own IwtV Board Game, complete with a set of instructions. You make your friends play it.

*Reading TVL makes you wish you never quit violin in 6th grade. Man, that was stupid!

*Since the VampChron are so popular in Japan anyhow, you keep hoping they'll make an anime film series (or even better, a show) of the books. And that they send subbed copies over here. (And, while I'm at it, that the live action films will eventually be produced**.)

*You actually knew that the VampChron were incredibly popular in Japan.

*You plan to go (or went) to college in New Orleans; not just because of the VampChron, but that's a good reason too.

*At least 85% of your online bookmark is made up of sites that relate to the VampChron.

*You and your friends have started writing the pilot episode for a TV series spin-off of the chronicles. It's a dramatic sitcom, based in New Orleans, but it takes place all over. You have episodes planned for each charater, even Eric.

*When you find out/remember that you're intials are the same as one of the characters, or the VC itself (like mine are), it makes you happy for the rest of the day.

*You can't read another book with a character named Claudia, David, Louis, Jesse, Daniel, etc. without getting really confused (ie., hey, how can he walk outside during the day? or doesn't she have *red* hair?) because those names are forever reserved for their vampire counterparts.

*You've named your child after one of the VampChron characters, or you seriously plan to when/if you have kids.

*You went out and bought canaries after reading IwtV. You even went so far as to find the same style cage shown in the movie.

*When someone wins a trip to New Orleans on a game show you're watching, you scream at the TV that *you* should get to go, and hope the winner gets mugged. (My family, BTW, watches too many game shows, so I end up seeing a lot of them.)

*If you're at home right now, you have at least three pictures from IwtV, or magazine interviews with Anne or the actors, within your view.

*Your e-mail address is derived from VampChron in one way or another.

*You start to think about something and it ends up with thoughts about the VampChron.

*You begged your boyfriend to grow out his hair and dye it blonde like Lestat's or black like Louis'.

*You begged your girlfriend to have her hair done so it was long, wavy, and red like Jesse's or Maharet's. (Or blonde, like Gabrielle's and Claudia's.)

*You know which VampChron Ramses was mentioned in.

*You're convinced that there's another dimension in which the Vampires exist, and you start trying every method you can think of to find it.

*You're convinced the Vampires exist in this dimension and you hang in bars, waiting to find one of them.

*You went to England and attempted to hunt down the Talamasca. You intended to make them take David back if you found them.

*You use those online surveys as an excuse to babble about Lestat, and the VampChron.

*You've turned watching IwtV into an audience participation event. You make people dress up, shout lines at the screen, and use squirt guns in the foggy scenes and with fake blood for several other scenes.

*You've gotten into an arguement with a Blockbuster worker because IwtV isn't a horror movie, it's a drama, and quite a tragic one too.

*You actually understand one or more of Stan Rice's poems, simply because you've read them so many times while flipping through one of the VampChron.

*You own Vittorio.

*You finished Vittorio. (No skimming, skipping, or the like!)

*You liked Vittorio.

*You make "Vampire Chronicle" Cassette tapes, on which you put all the songs that are about or remind you of the Vampire Chronicles. (ie, "Sympathy for the Devil," "Moon Over Bourbon Street", etc.)

*You made a copy of IwtV for some stranger, because you (or your friend) saw them rent it so many times, you figured they'd already paid for the film and more.

*While in San Francisco, you rented a convertible just so you could drive over the bridge blasting "Sympathy for the Devil" like Lestat in the movie version of IwtV.

*You won't stop harassing your friend(s) who just started reading the VampChron, because you're dying to know what he/she thinks about every little detail.

*You go to used bookstores in search of hardcovers of the VampChron.

*You buy every copy of any VampChron you can find, even if you already own three identical copies.

*You're on so many Anne Rice/Lestat related mailing lists, message boards, and newsgroups, you'd have to quit your job or drop out of school to keep up with them all.

*You actually did quit your job or drop out of school to keep up with them all.

*Around your birthday (hint, hint, mine's at the end of May...*ahem*) or Christmas you crane your neck to look at Anne Rice books as you pass bookstores or book sections of other stores to "hint" at what you want.

*You'll buy a CD because there's a song with the word "vampire" in the title, and you hope it alludes to the VampChron.

*If you hear the word "vampire," you pounce the person who said it and question them until they repeat their exact words.

*You work overtime and stopped sleeping, just so you can save enough money to spend a summer in New Orleans.

*You talk about VampChron so much, your friends have just given in and decided to start reading the books too, so at least they can have a conversation with you.

*You throw parties for Claudia's Birthday (September 21st) and make your friends celebrate with you. Everyone has to wear hats, acts out Shakespeare Scenes, and has cake.

*When, in English class, you're asked to compare a book with other authors you've read, you automatically criticize it based on how much better Anne wrote the VampChron.

*Your favorite Spike (from Buffy) line is "People still fall for that old Anne Rice routine?" (No explination needed.)

*You can indentify each little idea Joss obviously stole from the Vampire Chronicles, and shout them out to whoever's watching BtVS with you.

*You scream in delight when you see a commercial for Pandora, Armand, etc.

*You stopped regular speech -- you just quote lines from the VampChron, and so far only one teacher has noticed. (History teacher: "Vic, what about the invasion of the Spanish conquisitadors?" Vic: "Sometimes, I become spellbound in the middle of Wal-Mart." Teacher: "What?!")

*You can give detailed lectures on why Louis is better than Lestat (or vice versa) and have written free-write essays on the topic.

*You've given up waiting, and have started writing a musical based on the VampChron. Of course, you plan to cast yourself in a lead role when it reaches Broadway.

*You created a "Everything I Need to Know, I Learned from the Vampire Chronicles" list.

*You built an oratory in your yard in dedication to Paul.

*You and your friends dress as your favorite vampires for the local Reniassance Faire.

*You spent a day figuring out what Rocky Horror characters the vampires would dress up as if they went to see an audience participation showing of the film.

*You then made your friends dress as a vampire dressing as the Rocky Horror character they would go as for a showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show.

*You've actually had to explain to a friend that no matter how hard he tries, he's still *not* Lestat. (Or any other vampire your friend thinks he/she is).

*When people say certain words, your mind goes back to passages from the novels or lines from the movie and recites them (at least in your head. If you do it out loud, that's even worse.)

*You memorize random facts about New Orleans and tell them to people for no good reason.

*You see all the Star Wars fans and all the trivia they know, and you wish you had a chance to show just how much you know about the VampChron.

*You own enough reference books/guide books/short story books that relate to Anne or the VampChron to start a library on the topic.

*You celebrate the anniversary of the day you first picked up one of the VampChron (mostly likely IwtV... the first one you read.)

*To you, anything 17th Century is "Old school".

*You get very flustered and angry when someone brings up the hacking of the new VampChron movies scheduled to begin production.

**I meant the films actually BASED on the books. Not films that use the title and character names to create some popular film that has little to do with the actual plot of the novel. But I'm not bitter.

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