We’ve learned that vampires are apparently obsessed with copyright. Now consider the official Twilight t-shirt contest. Fans are invited to make a shirt to promote the new film. Of course, entries must comply with a few rules. (In case you haven’t noticed, vampires are also rather controlling.)
Here are some select rules to keep mortals on the right side of the undead:
- No use of images or depictions of the actors in the movie
<Hey, wait: The official contest image (above) uses the actors’ images, so why can we?
Oh, we’re not vampires.>
- No blood, fangs, stakes thru the heart, coffins or bats
<Those would be passé.>
- No pictures of apples (!)
<Because only Apple could be more copyright obsessed than a vampire.>
- No undergarments (you cannot create a Twilight thong, boxer shorts or boxer briefs)
<Vampires prefer going “commando”.>
Vampire stories are a genre. They are built on examples and conventions from previous, similar stories. Perhaps vampires are sensitive about copyright because their claims to originality may be compromised. After a few lawsuits  , the undead are especially aware of their weakness.