So, I have been playing Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines on the PC. I will write other things about it at some point, but I just had this going through my mind.
One of the things that Vampires can do is to eat rats. now these come from the sewer, but going in there isn’t alway convenient. What if you are a vampire and need to have a drink. How about visiting a local pet shop – that opens late.
Yeah. Can you imagine how many rats you would go through a month.
“Hi, um… Could I buy a rat please?”
“What another one? You’ve had like 12 this month. What do you do, eat them?”
*Nervous laughter* “Um, no, I, er, just have like, er a snake which keeps breaking out of it’s cage and attacking them”
“That breaks out of it’s cage and eats rats?”
“What kind of snake?”
“Um… An Anaconda?”
“An Anaconda. Really? Do you have any idea how big they are?”
“Well they certainly eat a lot of rats”
*Sigh* “Fine, I’ll get you another rat”
“Great, could you get one that has been fed on whole foods?”
“Because it tastes better”
Since drinking from a rat might not actually kill it, I wonder whether they would be willing to let you ‘borrow’ a rat?
The world kind of breaks down when you add Vampires into the modern life. There is only so far that belief can be suspended.
In the game, Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines, there are some people who recognise that Vampires are about. For example there is someone in a blood bank who will sell you blood bags. I would imagine that something similar would happen with other sources of blood and vamipre friendly items like really, REALLY good window blinds.