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I guess it’s a matter of taste. I wouldn’t like the diet much whichever I picked.

As for the rest of it - people think of vampires as being immortal, but I’d hate to bet anything important on that. I’ve heard them described as “differently alive” or "Vitally challenged" but it takes a certain kind of mind to think of them that way.

Most of the humans who have to deal with them think of them as being “differently dead”. The version the watchers sing is that vampires start off as living humans, then the process of being turned infects them with a demon that takes over and, by the end, what’s left is a demon wearing a kind of non-biodegradable zombie. Dead but it won’t lie down. Shadows from the past, with teeth.

It could be more complicated than that. Vampires have feelings and some of them can sing; I’ve heard quite a selection. Some of them seem to have a lot of the original person left, (but you might like to think about that kind of life before you give up the garlic. The stranger’s in there too and duets ain’t always easy to learn – ask anyone who has to marry their summoner!)

Most new vampires are dust in the first week, anyway. It ain’t a good idea to let any kind of hunger rule you.

Some of that goes for the wolvenfolk, too, I guess they face a lot of the same challenges. They can be dead fast if they can’t control themselves or they look for the wrong help, and they vary. In some dimensions the Change heals damage, wounds and aging both. (Nothing heals it all, even there.) Wolfen don’t lose their original selves or their souls. They’re alive and if they survive the first stages they ain’t easy to kill. Some humans can’t learn, and those’re probably doomed; some can - and some wolves can be trained. Those can thrive for long years and take as much joy in their last moon as their first.

Pick a decent clan and follow the Lore, don’t do anything that other parts of yourself can’t live with and it could work out. (It would be good if my talents stayed with me - but I guess that’s a hunger, too.) I’ve had a lot of experience in surviving, in dealing with other species and in running a group in dangerous times. That could help either way.

Hell, when you get to my age you don’t like too many changes. Werewolves are warm and alive. They do need to head off into the wilds regularly to do some hunting and chase some tail, but … yeah, I guess I could adapt to that.

Muse; “Sweet” the singing demon.
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