I almost did valkyrie, just so I could get points for being more creative, but I wanted to draw a vampire. So here is a vampire. The term spanned several cultures, and originally referred to a creature who sucked out life force (usually, but not always, blood) to survive. Then Lord Byron wrote an unfinished short story called "The Burial: A Fragment," which John Polidori used as a base for his more sophisticated evil bloodsucked in The Vamypre. Brahm Stoker used that to write Dracula, which turned vampires from creepy corpses to creepy suave noble corpses who could change into wolves and bats and such. And now vampires are more tied up with sex and death than ever, and you can find them all over the place. Whee!