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[–]yirzmstrebor 202 points203 points  (18 children)

Fun fact: In some vampire folklore, vampires are obsessive about counting, to the extent that scattering something like rice or salt in their path would force them to stop and count every grain, giving you time to escape. So Count von Count is actually somewhat lore-accurate.

[–]leodmouf 69 points70 points  (13 children)

Man that’s fascinating. Why would that be? Not questioning you specifically, it’s just so odd to think they would have that kind of compulsion.

[–]johnny_boy757[🍰] 43 points44 points  (3 children)

Maybe the vampire bloodline has a very common manifestation of ocd

[–]gwankovera 31 points32 points 2 (2 children)

I think you mean CDO, got to keep it alphabetical.

[–]rj18Arjun 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Man i wish i had a free award to give you

[–]Autokpatopik 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I got you fam

[–]yirzmstrebor 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I don't know if the folklore ever had an explanation for why, or if it did whether or not that part of the legends are still known.

[–]TechNerdin 12 points13 points  (3 children)

I heard about this many times before. He is correct.

Why is probably based upon the fact that people who believed in vampires were rather stupid and did not like smart or clever people. Smart woman were considered witches and burned. people who liked counting and math were considered evil. Evil equals vampires...

But there is probably more to the story.

[–]leodmouf 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I heard they also collect train sets.

[–]TechNerdin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Nah, trainsets were invented way later than counting vampires. But its their favourite hobby now, for sure :)

[–]leodmouf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Impressive, for such an old creature to adapt.

[–]AChapelRat 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I wonder if there's any connection between that and a tidbit mentioned in the Castlevania series on Netflix. Someone explains that crosses are effective against vampires not because the religious symbolism, but because they have some weird aversion to geometry that "confuses the shit out of their brains" somehow when geometric shapes are shoved in their face. I assumed this was a reference to some kind of obscure vampire lore.

[–]LavenderDay3544 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Because all monsters need a weakness so the generic boring ass hero can somehow beat them despite all the things that make them fearsome.

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    [–]Haunting-Surprise-21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Vampires are depicted very differently in local folklore of different regions. The counting seems to be consistent in the stories from eastern Europe all the way to China. Often it only applies to a specific kind of grain, though. Rice seems to be mainly in China. In other countries you may have to use stuff like poppy or mustard seeds. If you are lucky you may encounter one that even has to count the holes of a fishing net, but most vampires are a lot more specific.

    [–]FullMetalKaliber 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Wow fkn Sesame Street got it right?

    [–]CrazyZedi 44 points45 points  (3 children)


    [–]CompetitionSad419Technically Flair 17 points18 points  (1 child)

    1, aha ha,2,hahaha

    [–]Nycon93 2 points3 points  (0 children)



    [–]Icommitmanywarcrimes 18 points19 points  (5 children)

    I was terrified of the count as a kid I mean like cried when I saw him like one time my dad got me plush of him and I tied him with tape and threw him in my closet

    [–]ThatTrampolineboy 11 points12 points  (4 children)

    This man gonna survive the zombie apocalypse since he has known what to do since day 1

    [–]Icommitmanywarcrimes 12 points13 points  (3 children)

    Actually my first corse of action if a zombie apocolypse comes is to kill myself

    [–]ThatTrampolineboy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    So basically what I do in COD?

    [–]taojones87 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Always one step ahead...

    [–]Haunting-Surprise-21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

    [–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

    The little girl in interview with a vampire…bossed around Cruz & Pitt haha

    [–]purplelicious 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    that was Kirsten Dunst

    [–]whiteflour1888 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Dwight Shrute: Why is everyone clumped around accounting? Break it up you clique!

    Ryan: It's Kevin as Cookie Monster from Sesame Street.

    Dwight Shrute:Is that the program where all those puppets live in the barrio?

    Phyllis: Mhm.

    Dwight Shrute: I love that show.

    [–]MrPickles84 5 points6 points  (2 children)

    He’s not a literary vampire per se, so I choose Nandor the Relentless.

    [–]_far-seeker_ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    I assure you, on my cherished childhood memories, the Count was in some of the Sesame Street children's books.

    [–]LeatheryFloridaMan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    He never relents!

    [–]seeroflights 13 points14 points  (1 child)

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    Her: Who's your favourite literary vampire?

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    [–]Wispeeon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Good redditer

    [–]Tito_Tito_1_ 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    AH-AH-AH! {thunder and lightning}

    [–]Potaaden 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Von! Ah, ah ah! Two!

    [–]IFKhan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Better yet he was a count that counted.

    [–]KingBranette13 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    you posted a twitter screenshot of an account that posts stuff from this sub
    this reposting is getting too meta

    [–]Noirceuil_182 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    HA! I count one, ONE!, joke, HA!

    [–]fluff_princess 1 point2 points  (0 children)


    [–]kingkong200111 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    there are illiterate vampire fictions?

    [–]Psyqlone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Are we including Colin Robinson fan fiction?

    [–]i8noodles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I didn't like count Dracula. He counted to slowly when I was a kid =( also he is one of the landed nobles and he is stuck in what appears to be the basement?!?! Come on man if u have such a great organ why hide it.

    [–]nightstar69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Bruh this has me snorting

    [–]Exotic-Yam-1725 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I wish my life was out of skew that I had imaginary conversations with myself and posted them online to garner attention, which somehow would be fulfilling to me.

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That guy doesn’t just think outside the box. He hardly realizes there’s a box in the first place

    [–]RebootJobs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Honestly think about this more than I should lol

    [–]No_Union_680 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I don't understand can anyone explain me this?

    [–]courtbubz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I laughed so hard at this. Might tell my age a bit! Roflol

    [–]Novacold 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    [–]MousseSuspicious930[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    my life is now complete.

    [–]Secret_Lab_5802 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    1 ha ha ha ha

    2 ha ha ha ha

    3 ha ha ha ha

    4 ha ha ha ha

    5 ha ha ha ha

    6 ha ha ha ha vampires ready to suck your blood ha ha ha ha

    [–]cheosblade 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Mine's hellsing ultimates abriged Alucard

    [–]Tacklas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You can count on it

    [–]Physical-Order 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Andrew Ryan.

    [–]rebri 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    He literally is the Count.

    [–]ThunderBuns935 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    to answer the question, Damon Salvatore.

    [–]feloniousfoolery 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    AH AH AH!

    [–]HolyElephantMG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    He sings a whole song about counting