A Myth for Young Vampires Picture

The myth of "the Sun's Fury" is well known among vampires, and has been told for thousands of years to explain why the touch of sunlight destroys them. Many dozens of versions of the myth have been told throughout the centuries, all of which include a woman stealing from Apollo at the request of the Moon goddess.

In 2007, the supernatural community was shocked by an episode of the Japanese children's show "Play Time with Yumi-chan," when Yumi's Gothic friend stole a harp from a golden-haired boy (blatantly named Haruto, meaning "sun"), to play in the girls' band. The character was then chased by Haruto, who fired flaming arrows at her from his chariot, until she escaped into the forest.

The frequent depiction of supernatural mythology and history in mainstream media, often in a satirical form, is credited to a group known as the Starsong Writers. They are quite infamous for their affronts to the Masquerade, however they have had some expected results after nearly a century. Their apparent purpose, with frequent contributions to the fantasy-fiction genre, is to either trivialize the supernatural in mortal perception so that humans disbelieve any glimpses they might see, or to present the supernatural in a light that mortals can appreciate- romanticize, even- so that when the Masquerade does eventually fail, perhaps it will not trigger another Inquisition.

They have, many will begrudgingly admit, made success on both counts-- there are even documented cases to support this. As a result, it has become a popular joke in the supernatural community for anyone with an artistic talent to publish similar material in the mortal media. These hints of truth, if you would like to call it that, are literally everywhere, for those who know how to look.

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