some Marius, Sybelle and Benji meta

moral-cipher:

OKAY SO.

I’ve always found Marius’ complete ideological 180 at the end of TVA (and presumably carrying over into his foul mood in BaG) really confusing. But rereading bits of QotD it occurred to me that Marius’ speech to Armand explaining his loss of faith has a lot of similarities with Akasha’s speech when explaining why humanity is inherently evil and overdue for a cull. 

I’ve already talked about this with a few of you guys but i-want-my-iwtv thought I should still make a proper post with quotes and things, so here goes.

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claudia-lilvampire:

eliestela:

I wish that I could be like these cool kids…
Claudia and Benji rocking their Gucci-inspired fashion (beret and bow included) in a Wes Anderson-like colour palette.
I made Benji slightly darker and I like him better (we go poc!) and I really love this version of Claudia with short hair.
Now somebody please write a fic about them hunting pedophiles (in the What We Do In The Shadows mood)! Armand could join them sometimes (?!)
Also: I know Claudia should be even smaller, but I find really weird the proportions of young children, and I feel it’s slightly less disturbing if she looks like 10 or so. Sorry that I apparently do not care for canon XD

THIS JUST MADE MY NIGHT. YAAAAS!!! WATCH OUT, KIDS! OMG AHDUWBJDJDKXLSBXHSBZBSISNAKAJANSBS I’M WRITING A FF (in Spanish because I suck at English) YOU’RE MY HERO NOW! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

eliestela:

I’m working on super cool duo short-haired-Claudia and long-haired-Benji!
Of course, no fedoras allowed. I really don’t know what the hell was thinking AR when she decided that fedoras were cool. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Berets are better XD *thinks of all Gucci stuff*
Also: do I need to make Benji darker? I feel this level of pale is good enough, but Im not that sure (and I don’t want his skin to end up looking too red?)

Benji was a Vampire of Color too! I’m pretty sure that he’s Arabian, “Beduin,” but he’s definitely Middle Eastern/Western Asian.

Yes, there are other VoCs in the series! I was trying to only mention a few so as not to spoil that anon, who is new in the fandom and has not read all the books yet!

I should have double-checked re: Benji’s race before posting. Pardon the error 😛

But I still disapprove of his unhealthy attachment to fedoras.

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vampchronfic

reblogged your post and added:

I don’t recall any specific fic where Marius was controlling or abusive though once TVA came out people began to think of him in less of a positive light partly because of  Armand’s specific reveals about him and also because he went against his own advice regarding making a vampire of a child (Armand was 17 which was perhaps why he admonished Lestat against such an action, but then how to explain Benji? Benji was made strong, to be sure, because, well, Marius—but he was still very young and Sybele was more than a little addled, so turning her was risky. It was around that time where people began writing more fic examining his darker side.

^Yes definitely, agreed with all of the above.

Re: Benji and Sybelle, yeah, that was truly… there has to be a better word for GIANT HYPOCRITE.

It’s not explicitly stated in canon (from my quick skim of TVA), so I don’t know if this is just my headcanon, but in general, having human “pets” (or whatever you want to call humans that are aware their loved one is a vampire and still continue to live or hang out w/ them regardless) is a huge liability for a vampire. 

TVA spoiler ahead altho its already been spoiled to some extent? but whatever I’m still tryna be respectful:


Marius might have turned them so that they wouldn’t be vulnerable to attacks, in addition to the reasons he gave Armand for turning them.

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alessfm:

Sybelle is not insane

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Bеnji:http://vk.com/kotojama_san
Sybelle: me

some Marius, Sybelle and Benji meta

coldinhumanity:

OKAY SO.

I’ve always found Marius’ complete ideological 180 at the end of TVA (and presumably carrying over into his foul mood in BaG) really confusing. But rereading bits of QotD it occurred to me that Marius’ speech to Armand explaining his loss of faith has a lot of similarities with Akasha’s speech when explaining why humanity is inherently evil and overdue for a cull. 

I’ve already talked about this with a few of you guys but i-want-my-iwtv thought I should still make a proper post with quotes and things, so here goes.

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