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--> Vampire. Werewolf. Marko hates them both. Too bad he sees them staring back from the mirror every morning....

''The Sanguine Chronicles'' ([[http://www.fictionpress.com/s/3019562/1/The_bSanguine_b_bChronicles_b rough draft here]]) is a novel by Creator/RalphHayesJr about a young man who is a ''strigoi''--a word that refers to either "vampire" or "werewolf". Marko Martinov is somehow both--which should be impossible, except his mother was caught between a vampire and a werewolf while still pregnant with him, resulting in him being a crossbreed.

!! Tropes In This Work Are:
* BasementDweller: Lampshaded and subverted--Marko admits he lives in his "parents'" basement, but he has a job (he works at a bookstore) and he is not yet an adult (he's about 17). It's also fortified to the hilt to keep him from escaping when he goes feral.
* BeatItByCompulsion: Certainly, Marko has troubles with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, due to being a vampire.
* CursedWithAwesome: He has the powers of both werewolves and vampires. He also has the ''problems'' of both.
* BodyHorror: How Marko views his shapeshifting.
* CluelessChickMagnet: Marko, who has exotic heritage to season the beefcake. His cluelessness about the feelings of others cause him to do [[WhatTheHellHero something truly stupid.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Marko, through and through.
* DeathByChildbirth: Marko's mother never recovered from the attack and perished giving birth to him.
* DisappearedDad: Marko has no idea who his father is, but knows his mother was widowed 2 months into their marriage
* FirstPersonSmartass: Marko writes a journal he expects to be read, so he becomes this kind of narrator.
* FurAgainstFang: Vampires and Werewolves are predators. They don't like sharing territory.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Marko tries to get a twitterpated Aconite to get a clue--at least, he ''thinks'' she needs to get one. [[spoiler: In doing so, he screws up royally.]]
** Another, much more justified one is directed at Marko himself.
* GenreSavvy: Aconite sees Marko lives in a heavily-fortified basement with sharpened stakes just around the door, and guesses he's a real vampire--which she wants to be. She's half-right about what he is, but doesn't really realize how much he thinks it sucks.
** More accurately, she guesses that he or his foster parents are vampire HUNTERS... and concludes that the Vampires in the goth band Strigoi must be real.
* GoodParents: Aunt Nan and Uncle Bob aren't his parents, but they're just as good in Marko's mind.
* HappilyAdopted: Very much so. Marko clearly loves them and states in his journal, "My Aunt and Uncle rock."
* HappilyMarried: Aunt Nan and Uncle Bob.
* HiMom: Marko writes his journal with the expectation that someone will read it. Guessing that his therapist might be one of them, he writes "Hi Mrs. Z!"
* HonoraryAunt: Aunt Nan and Uncle Bob are actually distant cousins.
* HybridOverkillAvoidance: Werewolves can't turn vampires, vampires can't turn werewolves--[[SubvertedTrope but somehow this didn't apply to him.]]
* IHateYouVampireDad: Marko says werewolves and vampires screwed up his life and killed his parents, therefore he doesn't consider either as "his kind".
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Snooch, Janie, and Marko ''try'' to do this with Aconite--but she catches on to how vapid the junk they foist off on her is.
* TheMasquerade: Explicitly averted--Marko says there is none. People simply don't want to believe in monsters (and he points out that they won't even believe a WetPaint sign). [[spoiler: Result: werewolves and vampires barely ''have'' to hide, since people ''refuse'' to believe.]]
* NervesOfSteel: Aunt Nan and Uncle Bob face a panicking werewolf/vampire in their own home armed with no more than milk and cookies--and successfully calm him down without batting an eye. [[BadAss Bad. Ass.]]
* NotHimself: Marko refers to "Wolf Me", explaining that at certain times, he is completely feral and no smarter than any normal wolf--ergo, he cannot ''think.'' It's the reason he insists on being locked up during the Full Moon.
* OhCrap: Numerous times, including when Aconite somehow ends up with Marko's book and when she realizes its her, Marko and his frends, and an elderly couple against a group of vampires.
** Most vividly when Marko corners a vampire, and the vampire tries to intimidate him by transforming at arm's length. Marko doesn't bat an eye, and then returns the favor. Since he is part lycanthrope and part vampire, his metamorphosis is much more impressive-- and much more graphic. The vampire in question ''screams like a girl and wets himself.''
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent[=/=]OurVampiresAreDifferent: He's ''very'' different, even InUniverse. The main difference werewolves and vampires have from the usual is that the viruses can only affect people with certain genes.
** Vampires have telekinesis, hypnotic illusions, control over small animals, and partial transformation to a bat-like form. Sunlight just weakens their powers and they have OCD of some sort (can be anything from an aversion to crosses to counting).
** Werewolves on the other hand are pretty much the standard man-wolf type.
** Marko has the weaknesses of both, transforms into a black bipedal wolf with bat wings, and the only vampire power he has is telekinesis. [[spoiler: And if Aconite is any indication he's a bit weaker than a full werewolf]]
* PretenderDiss: Marko has nothing but contempt for goths who want to be vampires, he compares them to "bug-chasers" (gay men who actively try to get infected with HIV).
* SadistTeacher: Mr. Murkowski is a fairly mild example, but it seems he does NOT like students.
* SingleSpecimenSpecies: Marko is the only werewolf/vampire hybrid he and his family have ''ever'' heard of. His mother was attacked simultaneously by a vampire and werewolf. The curses cancelled each other out in ''her'', but combined in ''him''.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted, he ''does'' have a therapist. They made a breakthrough when he changed into a monster in front of her and threw her desk across the room. There's even a scene where he talks with his therapist.
* VampireVannabe: Aconite. When Marko refuses to turn her after she figures out his secret she checks out a visting rock band that turns out to be composed of vampires looking for "recruits", [[spoiler: and then they infect her with lycanthropy instead, she does not take it well.]]
* VegetarianVampire: Of the "animal blood" variety. He also satisfies his lycanthropic flesh cravings with lots of bacon and rare steaks.
** He ''has'' had human blood, which is like heroin to a vampire.
* WhatTheHellHero: Marko is oblivious to a girl's attraction to him--which ultimately results in her being turned into a werewolf and him getting it from friends and family.
* YourVampiresSuck: With special bile aimed at ''{{Twilight}}.''

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--> Vampire. Werewolf. Marko hates them both. Too bad he sees them staring back from the mirror every morning....

''The Sanguine Chronicles'' ([[http://www.fictionpress.com/s/3019562/1/The_bSanguine_b_bChronicles_b rough draft here]]) is a novel by Creator/RalphHayesJr about a young man who is a ''strigoi''--a word that refers to either "vampire" or "werewolf". Marko Martinov is somehow both--which should be impossible, except his mother was caught between a vampire and a werewolf while still pregnant with him, resulting in him being a crossbreed.

!! Tropes In This Work Are:
* BasementDweller: Lampshaded and subverted--Marko admits he lives in his "parents'" basement, but he has a job (he works at a bookstore) and he is not yet an adult (he's about 17). It's also fortified to the hilt to keep him from escaping when he goes feral.
* BeatItByCompulsion: Certainly, Marko has troubles with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, due to being a vampire.
* CursedWithAwesome: He has the powers of both werewolves and vampires. He also has the ''problems'' of both.
* BodyHorror: How Marko views his shapeshifting.
* CluelessChickMagnet: Marko, who has exotic heritage to season the beefcake. His cluelessness about the feelings of others cause him to do [[WhatTheHellHero something truly stupid.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Marko, through and through.
* DeathByChildbirth: Marko's mother never recovered from the attack and perished giving birth to him.
* DisappearedDad: Marko has no idea who his father is, but knows his mother was widowed 2 months into their marriage
* FirstPersonSmartass: Marko writes a journal he expects to be read, so he becomes this kind of narrator.
* FurAgainstFang: Vampires and Werewolves are predators. They don't like sharing territory.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Marko tries to get a twitterpated Aconite to get a clue--at least, he ''thinks'' she needs to get one. [[spoiler: In doing so, he screws up royally.]]
** Another, much more justified one is directed at Marko himself.
* GenreSavvy: Aconite sees Marko lives in a heavily-fortified basement with sharpened stakes just around the door, and guesses he's a real vampire--which she wants to be. She's half-right about what he is, but doesn't really realize how much he thinks it sucks.
** More accurately, she guesses that he or his foster parents are vampire HUNTERS... and concludes that the Vampires in the goth band Strigoi must be real.
* GoodParents: Aunt Nan and Uncle Bob aren't his parents, but they're just as good in Marko's mind.
* HappilyAdopted: Very much so. Marko clearly loves them and states in his journal, "My Aunt and Uncle rock."
* HappilyMarried: Aunt Nan and Uncle Bob.
* HiMom: Marko writes his journal with the expectation that someone will read it. Guessing that his therapist might be one of them, he writes "Hi Mrs. Z!"
* HonoraryAunt: Aunt Nan and Uncle Bob are actually distant cousins.
* HybridOverkillAvoidance: Werewolves can't turn vampires, vampires can't turn werewolves--[[SubvertedTrope but somehow this didn't apply to him.]]
* IHateYouVampireDad: Marko says werewolves and vampires screwed up his life and killed his parents, therefore he doesn't consider either as "his kind".
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Snooch, Janie, and Marko ''try'' to do this with Aconite--but she catches on to how vapid the junk they foist off on her is.
* TheMasquerade: Explicitly averted--Marko says there is none. People simply don't want to believe in monsters (and he points out that they won't even believe a WetPaint sign). [[spoiler: Result: werewolves and vampires barely ''have'' to hide, since people ''refuse'' to believe.]]
* NervesOfSteel: Aunt Nan and Uncle Bob face a panicking werewolf/vampire in their own home armed with no more than milk and cookies--and successfully calm him down without batting an eye. [[BadAss Bad. Ass.]]
* NotHimself: Marko refers to "Wolf Me", explaining that at certain times, he is completely feral and no smarter than any normal wolf--ergo, he cannot ''think.'' It's the reason he insists on being locked up during the Full Moon.
* OhCrap: Numerous times, including when Aconite somehow ends up with Marko's book and when she realizes its her, Marko and his frends, and an elderly couple against a group of vampires.
** Most vividly when Marko corners a vampire, and the vampire tries to intimidate him by transforming at arm's length. Marko doesn't bat an eye, and then returns the favor. Since he is part lycanthrope and part vampire, his metamorphosis is much more impressive-- and much more graphic. The vampire in question ''screams like a girl and wets himself.''
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent[=/=]OurVampiresAreDifferent: He's ''very'' different, even InUniverse. The main difference werewolves and vampires have from the usual is that the viruses can only affect people with certain genes.
** Vampires have telekinesis, hypnotic illusions, control over small animals, and partial transformation to a bat-like form. Sunlight just weakens their powers and they have OCD of some sort (can be anything from an aversion to crosses to counting).
** Werewolves on the other hand are pretty much the standard man-wolf type.
** Marko has the weaknesses of both, transforms into a black bipedal wolf with bat wings, and the only vampire power he has is telekinesis. [[spoiler: And if Aconite is any indication he's a bit weaker than a full werewolf]]
* PretenderDiss: Marko has nothing but contempt for goths who want to be vampires, he compares them to "bug-chasers" (gay men who actively try to get infected with HIV).
* SadistTeacher: Mr. Murkowski is a fairly mild example, but it seems he does NOT like students.
* SingleSpecimenSpecies: Marko is the only werewolf/vampire hybrid he and his family have ''ever'' heard of. His mother was attacked simultaneously by a vampire and werewolf. The curses cancelled each other out in ''her'', but combined in ''him''.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted, he ''does'' have a therapist. They made a breakthrough when he changed into a monster in front of her and threw her desk across the room. There's even a scene where he talks with his therapist.
* VampireVannabe: Aconite. When Marko refuses to turn her after she figures out his secret she checks out a visting rock band that turns out to be composed of vampires looking for "recruits", [[spoiler: and then they infect her with lycanthropy instead, she does not take it well.]]
* VegetarianVampire: Of the "animal blood" variety. He also satisfies his lycanthropic flesh cravings with lots of bacon and rare steaks.
** He ''has'' had human blood, which is like heroin to a vampire.
* WhatTheHellHero: Marko is oblivious to a girl's attraction to him--which ultimately results in her being turned into a werewolf and him getting it from friends and family.
* YourVampiresSuck: With special bile aimed at ''{{Twilight}}.''
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13th Jun '14 2:19:30 PM MarkLungo
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''The Sanguine Chronicles'' ([[http://www.fictionpress.com/s/3019562/1/The_bSanguine_b_bChronicles_b rough draft here]]) is a novel by RHJunior about a young man who is a ''strigoi''--a word that refers to either "vampire" or "werewolf". Marko Martinov is somehow both--which should be impossible, except his mother was caught between a vampire and a werewolf while still pregnant with him, resulting in him being a crossbreed.

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''The Sanguine Chronicles'' ([[http://www.fictionpress.com/s/3019562/1/The_bSanguine_b_bChronicles_b rough draft here]]) is a novel by RHJunior Creator/RalphHayesJr about a young man who is a ''strigoi''--a word that refers to either "vampire" or "werewolf". Marko Martinov is somehow both--which should be impossible, except his mother was caught between a vampire and a werewolf while still pregnant with him, resulting in him being a crossbreed.
11th Mar '14 12:03:25 AM MrInitialMan
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* HonoraryAunt: Aunt Nan and Uncle Bob are actually distant cousins.
9th Oct '13 9:09:58 AM zarpaulus
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* VampireVannabe: Aconite. When Marko refuses to turn her after she figures out his secret she checks out a visting rock band that turns out to be composed of vampires looking for "recruits", [[spoiler: and then they infect her with lycanthropy instead, she does not take it well.]]



* YourVampiresSuck: With special bile aimed at ''{{Twilight}}.''

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* YourVampiresSuck: With special bile aimed at ''{{Twilight}}.''
19th Jul '13 1:42:59 PM MrInitialMan
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** Another, much more justified one is directed at Marko himself.
23rd Feb '13 3:44:19 AM RHJunior
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** Most vividly when Marko corners a vampire, and the vampire tries to intimidate him by transforming at arm's length. Marko doesn't bat an eye, and then returns the favor. Since he is part lycanthrope and part vampire, his metamorphosis is much more impressive-- and much more graphic. The vampire in question ''screams like a girl and wets himself.''
22nd Feb '13 6:58:24 PM RHJunior
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** More accurately, she guesses that he or his foster parents are vampire HUNTERS... and concludes that the Vampires in the goth band Strigoi must be real.
31st Dec '12 7:19:16 AM zarpaulus
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* PretenderDiss: Marko has nothing but contempt for goths who want to be vampires, he compares them to "bug-chasers" (gay men who actively try to get infected with HIV).
7th Nov '12 1:37:59 AM MrInitialMan
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** He ''has'' had human blood, which is like heroin to a vampire.
12th Oct '12 12:59:14 PM MrInitialMan
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* SadistTeacher: Mr. Murkowski is a fairly mild example, but it seems he does NOT like students.
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