Hey all, I was wondering if anyone could help? I’m trying to fine-tune some plot points in my novel. It’s to do with how my vamps consume their blood. My vamps are the “magic” kind, rather than the “science” kind. I had the idea that the “bad” vamps would consume their blood from humans, killing them without remorse. The more they fed (which they need to survive) the more they’d crave it. You know, the usual bloodsucker. Now, on the flip side, I didn’t want my “good” vamps drinking animal blood. I wanted them to drink human blood, and not use blood bags (which is seen a lot in books/movies), I had thought they could inject it. I had thought that by doing this, they wouldn’t crave the blood (but know they need to it survive), as they wouldn’t taste it, as such. Then once I thought about it some more, I realized I had a problem. If we look at the addict side of things, and go with drugs for example, somebody taking something intravenously will crave the drug just as much, if not more than taking it orally. So if my vamps injected the blood, they’d still crave human blood, therefore they might as well use blood bags. So, yeah, I’m a little stuck. I really wanted them to inject, instead of using bags. The only thing I can think of is going with something to do with “taste”. As in, they crave the taste of it? Which makes the “bad” vamps into killers, while the “good” vamps don’t taste it, as they inject… but I don’t know how plausible that is? Am I correct in thinking that taste plays a part in addiction? Like, can you be addicted to something, just because of the taste? To the point that you just need more? (Obviously it’s intensified with the supernatural factor) Or does it just not matter? Would injecting just have the same effect on the body? I’m not really sure how this works… Any ideas? Thanks for any help you can provide.