It’s a perfectly valid concept. There’s nothing stopping a vampire from trying to be a good person by human standards. Key word is trying, but that’s the same for humans, isn’t it? We try to be good people, but capitalism and patriarchy and institutional racism and imperialism make it impossible not to be involved with systems of exploitation. Vampire is basically a metaphor for that.

Blood-drinking and ghouling and territory/herd management are all inherently exploitative on some level, as are a lot of basic vampire powers, but there are lots of ways to mitigate the harm. Even...