She is very warm mannered, that vampire is.
Just wait, you may end up liking Commander Yma. With her subordinates she can get downright motherly :D
I just caught the "more obsessive than a vampire" quip. Terry Pratchett's vampires are also depicted as obsessive-compulsive. Was that an homage, or is OCD a standard blood-sucker trait in literature? I haven't read many vampire stories.
that is a) an homage and b) something that was originally in the folk tales: vampires were believed to obsess. We took that idea when we designed Parmeshen as part of the fact that they've got a hyper-reactive system that's always running high; all reactions to stimuli including stress and worry are accentuated. So vampires are basically in Atla neurotic thrill seeking bags of barely contained panic attack! (or, y'know, feeding frenzy....)
A vampire? Does she mean that literally?
Yep. With very long fangs that you'll see in strips to come ;) and a penchant for live chicken dinners :D