With the start of the fifth season of True Blood only days away, vampires have been prominently on the brain. Aside from indecent thoughts about a certain Viking Sheriff, we’ve been wondering about the internal workings of the undead and how the intake of colloidal silver would affect them.
In Season 3, Episode 35 (“Fresh Blood”), Pam demonstrated what happens if the liquid is sprayed on a vampire. (Seriously, Bill… You did have it coming.) But what happens if an unsuspecting vamp ingests the stuff? For example if they feed on someone from, let’s say, Cambodia who drank water from a Ceramic Water Purifier (colloidal silver filter). Would their vampy insides melt? Or would the micronized silver particles – painful perhaps – eventually push themselves out of their body the way silver bullets do?
And what about Paul Karason, the man who turned blue after allegedly drinking too much colloidal silver?* What would happen to him if he was turned into a vampire? Provided he didn’t immediately turn into a bloody, gooey mess, would his skin go back to its normal hue once the silver left his body?
These are the things we think about late at night when we’re up waaaay past our bedtime. And though we’d really love for Charlaine Harris or Alan Ball to provide us with answers RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND, at least we’re no longer wondering about vampires and silver fillings (they’re actually made of amalgam, with only a small percentage being real silver. And we imagine if that’s a problem, vampires would have little issue in yanking the teeth out themselves).
Now back to nekkid Eric fantasies…
* Karason suffers from Argyria (caused by improperly prepared silver - in this case his own homemade silver chloride, prepared with salts, and containing large silver particles; not a true colloidal) and colloidal silver has been wrongly blamed for his condition. Still, a vampire might think twice before bitting him.