When I started watching Karin, I wasn't sure what to expect. After all, society's perceptions of vampires have been changed drastically by Twilight, but then again, that's America, not Japan. I just... *sigh* let me start over.
OK, I knew that vampirism could be intimate and sensual; it's been a part of the vampire mythos for a very long time. The problem is that, well, in Karin, Ren in particular ties sex with biting people, so watching episode 19 and finding out that the first person he bit was... different than I expected them to be (trying to avoid spoilers)... was hard for me to process. I mean, I was so sure that Ren's first time would have been just like all of his current exploits. So, it's weird to me that his initial tastes were so different, or well- more specifically that his father sent him to that school to awaken his powers... I just don't know why it when like this.
Eh. Moving on. I want Karen to just bite Usui already, but she won't, and I feel odd to be wishing for it since, there's so much more attached to it. Beyond the simple fact that it would break the tension, he did offer himself as a permanent (and willing) option so....
*sigh* Things should develop at a natural pace, and that's different for each person, but because I'm watching this story, it feels soooo much slower than it would if I knew those people. Maybe it's because the denial is getting on my nerves. Maybe it's just a side effect of Karin's lying. Oh whatever.
Why is there such a strong sensual tie between vampires and their prey? After all, I enjoy eating steak, but I don't spend my time in the field flirting with cows! I just don't get it.