This month, we’re rewinding the clock by ten years to debate one of the greatest arguments of our youths: Vampires or Werewolves?
While this survey was conducted (rather unscientifically) by me (Feliza,) 14 different staff members responded anonymously, and their answers are presented in aggregate.
Let’s Get Down to Business
Vampires won out almost perfectly among the 14 staff responses, receiving exactly half of the votes. If one of the staff members wasn’t living their best 2017 life, it might have been an even split — or Vampires may have won out even more entirely.
The next questions asked about favorite vampire/werewolf books and movies. The Books question got the best variety of responses.
The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice as unsurprisingly a top staff choice, with three different staff members naming it as their favorite.
I was intensely surprised to find that the top werewolf novel was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, partially because I personally never thought of it as a werewolf novel!
What didn’t surprise me were the questions at the end. (Yes, I suppose they count in Discworld; the fanfiction, probably no.)
The movie question was a bit of a bust, receiving fewer responses than the rest of the questions. 3 staff members chose Underworld, one chose another film in the Underworld franchise, and a few couldn’t think of any movies at all.
- Help them out and share some of your favorite vampire and werewolf movies in the comments!
AND THEN CAME THE MOMENT OF TRUTH.
Most of the staff wasn’t ashamed to say they’ve read Twilight. (One of those is me! I’ve read all of them and watched the first movie.) I was more surprised to find out how many of the staff hadn’t. (And wasn’t surprised how many shifty eyes there were.)
When I crafted the survey, I was actually mostly curious about the second-to-last question, and was pretty surprised by the results.
The staff was almost evenly split (again) on whether vampires or werewolves should make a media comeback, with werewolves gaining the slightest of leads. I expected to see werewolves with a much greater lead, mainly because they’ve mostly tagged along in the wake of the vampire media saturation.
(Then again, Teen Wolf has been running quite a while and has done pretty well.)
And it really wouldn’t be a Girls in Capes staff survey if there weren’t some surprises in the final comments area.
…what would happen to them?
Do you agree with us? Disagree? We’d love to hear what readers think – so we included the same exact survey the staff filled out below. If you have extra additions, you can head straight to the comments section.
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