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Vampires: Facts, Info, and Q & A
04-14-2014, 04:38 PM
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RE: Vampires: Facts, Info, and Q & A
Not conversation--conversion. In other words, keep in mind that there are all ages on this forum, some of whom may be impressionable. As far as conversation--talk away, but understand that there will be responses of all kinds. Some will be humorous (or try to be) and some will seriously ask you questions. But I am sure you are aware of this, considering the subject matter.

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04-14-2014, 04:49 PM (This post was last modified: 04-14-2014 04:51 PM by lael.)
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Largely due to the influence of vampires in the media, there is now a subculture of vampirism, the members of which seek to mimic the lifestyle of their fictional heroes (or antiheroes). There is some overlap with the Goth community, both of which seem to seek empowerment in the dark, mysterious side of things. The lifestyle vampires typically dress in black and other accouterments of the "vampire aesthetic" and favor a goth music genre. Lifestyle vampires make no claims of supernatural powers. And it would be unfair to dismiss them as people who just like to play at Halloween year-round. They take their lifestyle quite seriously as it fulfills for them some inner, even spiritual need.

SANGUINE VAMPIRES

The sanguine (meaning bloody or blood-red) vampires may belong to the lifestyle groups mentioned above, but take the fantasy one step further by actually drinking human blood. They typically will not drink a glass of the stuff as one would a glass of wine, for example, but usually will add a few drops to some other liquid for drinking. On occasion, a sanguine vampire will feed directly from a volunteer or "donor" by making a small cut and sucking up a small trickle of blood.

Some of these sanguine vampires claim an actual need to ingest human blood. The human body does not digest blood very well, and there seems to be no physiological condition that would account for such a need. If the craving is present, then, it is almost certainly psychological in nature or simply a choice.
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04-14-2014, 05:41 PM
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RE: Vampires: Facts, Info, and Q & A
(04-14-2014 04:35 PM)pix Wrote:  Have the doctors researched your blood at all?
Why is it that you need to drink blood? what is it that you need to replace within your own blood or body, do you know?
No, they have not, but several sites in the United States are studying the anomalies in a vampire's blood. I do not live close to these facilities though so i am unable to participate in these studies. I am not completely sure as to the physiological reason that my body requires an outside source of blood as I am not trained in medicine. Even though the doctors could not precisely determine the cause behind my need for blood they understood enough to prescribe that I come in once every two weeks for a transfusion as it is the safest method, though I choose only to come in when I can not find another source as I am not fond of hospitals. [Image: sad.png]

(04-14-2014 04:38 PM)scarygirl67 Wrote:  Not conversation--conversion. In other words, keep in mind that there are all ages on this forum, some of whom may be impressionable. As far as conversation--talk away, but understand that there will be responses of all kinds. Some will be humorous (or try to be) and some will seriously ask you questions. But I am sure you are aware of this, considering the subject matter.
My goal is simply to inform. I promise that I have no desire to force anything upon anyone. I am well aware that some will not take me seriously and that is perfectly fine. I understand that I'll be met with mixed results and even ridicule, but I assure you it is worth it. [Image: glad.png]

(04-14-2014 04:49 PM)lael Wrote:  Largely due to the influence of vampires in the media, there is now a subculture of vampirism, the members of which seek to mimic the lifestyle of their fictional heroes (or antiheroes). There is some overlap with the Goth community, both of which seem to seek empowerment in the dark, mysterious side of things. The lifestyle vampires typically dress in black and other accouterments of the "vampire aesthetic" and favor a goth music genre. Lifestyle vampires make no claims of supernatural powers. And it would be unfair to dismiss them as people who just like to play at Halloween year-round. They take their lifestyle quite seriously as it fulfills for them some inner, even spiritual need.

SANGUINE VAMPIRES

The sanguine (meaning bloody or blood-red) vampires may belong to the lifestyle groups mentioned above, but take the fantasy one step further by actually drinking human blood. They typically will not drink a glass of the stuff as one would a glass of wine, for example, but usually will add a few drops to some other liquid for drinking. On occasion, a sanguine vampire will feed directly from a volunteer or "donor" by making a small cut and sucking up a small trickle of blood.

Some of these sanguine vampires claim an actual need to ingest human blood. The human body does not digest blood very well, and there seems to be no physiological condition that would account for such a need. If the craving is present, then, it is almost certainly psychological in nature or simply a choice.
You are correct that there are many people out there who pretend to be vampires, but those people are frowned upon by real vampires. You are also correct that an ordinary human body does not digest blood very well. Though there may not be a name for the condition as of yet it certainly does exist. In time the field of medicine will learn more about vampirism and it will become commonly known and accepted as it is with most medical or scientific discoveries. [Image: glad.png]
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04-14-2014, 05:55 PM
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RE: Vampires: Facts, Info, and Q & A
You said you were born like this. Were both parents Vampires? At what age did you start drinking blood?
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04-14-2014, 06:28 PM
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(04-14-2014 05:55 PM)Itheblaze Wrote:  You said you were born like this. Were both parents Vampires? At what age did you start drinking blood?

My grandmother was a vampire. I began very young at around the age of six. I would have started later had I not spent each weekend at my grandparents' home because I would have found out later. [Image: glad.png]
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04-14-2014, 06:34 PM
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Did your Grandmother show you how to drink blood or drink in front of you?
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04-14-2014, 07:00 PM
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(04-14-2014 06:34 PM)Itheblaze Wrote:  Did your Grandmother show you how to drink blood or drink in front of you?

At that point my grandmother had noticed how I was often tired and weak and mentioned it to my parents that I most likely suffered the same condition that she did. My father understood what this meant from being raised by her and took me to see a doctor who told them that my body needed to intake blood but they were unclear as to the cause. That is when my parents began giving me barely cooked meat as blood intake. The first time I had human blood was during recess at school when a girl who'd lost a tooth earlier that day in gym kissed me.
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04-14-2014, 07:02 PM
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seri0us? did she freak 0ut? i w0uld.
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04-14-2014, 07:08 PM
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(04-14-2014 07:02 PM)Alien Wrote:  seri0us? did she freak 0ut? i w0uld.

She did not react negatively at all. I can remember the day very clearly. When she saw the small amount of blood she apologized for not being careful and I had simply told her that it was fine and that I needed it anyway. After a lengthy explanation she said "cool" and we became friends. At thirteen she became my donor as well.
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04-14-2014, 07:37 PM
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Did your Grandmother ever tell you how this came in your family line? Was one of her parents a blood drinker?
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