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- alucifer said: ok i know you have explained this before but please explain watermelon vampire to me
Okay, so up in the Balkans there’s this belief that anything left out under the full moon can become a vampire. Anything. All the things.
However, in the Balkans and I believe among certain Romani superstitions Pumpkins and Watermelons are particularly susceptable to vampirism. There are two ways to do it, one is by leaving them ungathered on the vine out under the full moon, and one is by having one and not eating it by midnight on Christmas. There’s also allegedly a third way that requires the watermelon or pumpkin to not rot for 2-3 years but the first two are the more accepted versions I believe.
You can recognize a vampiric plant by the way they ‘sweat blood’. As I understand it the insides of the plant convert to blood, and they become sentient, and roll around trying to cause mischief while making the noise brlbrlbrl, because they’re inherently evil and driven to do evil.
However they’re also fucking plants and are easily foiled by stairs so literally no one is scared of them they’re just ineffectual hostile plants AND I LOVE THEM.
This is beautiful. Pratchett menioned them in one of his books, and I’ve always wondered.
Watermelon vampires came up during my pathfinder game, and I couldn’t believe it that something so wonderful could exist.
So the guy who I thought was my flatmate because he lived in my flat apparently isn’t and the real one has been on vacation and just came back but now they’re both there I am so confused
but at least he talks more