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Articles discussing or dealing with living a vampyric lifestyle, the vampyre scene, wearing vampyric fashion, ethical codes, and such.

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If an article lacks "date added" information, then I added it before I started keeping track of when things were added. In musical terms, it'd be a "golden oldie", I suppose. lol.

The Black Veil', v.1.0 Plus Information. Here is the first version of the Black Veil (the "forgotten" one), from 1999. (Added: 22 March, 2007)

Top Pick!'The Black Veil', v. 2.0 (a.k.a. The Thirteen Rules of the Community). Composed by Michelle Belanger, here is the second version of the Black Veil, a voluntary code of ethics for vampiric groups and individuals, plus a little information about the version from Sanguinarius. (Moved/Added: 5 January, 2003)

'The Black Veil', v. 3.0 Plus Information & History. Michelle Belanger places 'The Black Veil' in context within the vampire community and offers some background information regarding it's development and evolution. Includes version 3.0 of 'The Black Veil'. (Added: 19 September, 2004)

'The Black Veil', v. 4.0 Plus Commentary. URL FIXEDHerein lies the latest version of the Black Veil, the "Strigoi Vii Edition" (revised in February, 2007), plus an introduction and commentary by Sanguinarius. (Added: 22 March, 2007)

Etiquette Amongst the Damned; or, Vampire Ethics. Corvis Nocturnum discusses ethics and etiquette in dark subcultures, including the vampire/vampyre community and scene. (Added: 18 August, 2011)

From the Beginning to October, 1998, by Sanguinarius. (Formerly titled "The Beginning to the Present Time"). Chronicles the events of and my involvement within the Vampiric Community, as seen from my perspective. (Added: 21 October, 1998)

In Defense of Lifestylers, by Louche. Lifetylers aren't always bad, and here's a few reasons why. (Added: 19 November, 2004)

Top Pick!Joining a House, Church or Other Organization, by SphynxCat. Pointers, advice and questions to ask when looking for or considering joining a House or other organization. (Added: 11 December, 2004)

On Forming Vampiric Culture and Lifestyle, by Sanguinarius. A few thoughts on developing a vampiric culture, and drawing from fictional elements as inspiration for social structure, identity, traditions, morals and ethics, etc. (Added 4 February, 2003)

Reflections on the Current Vampire Trend: Embracing the Darkness After Twilight. Article by Lady Lily discusses that, after the vampire craze goes away and the fashion dies down, real vampires will still be here going about our business as usual. (Added: 29 April, 2011)

Rules of Thumb. Sarah Dorrance takes an alternative look at vampire ethics based on common sense. (Added: 13 October, 2002)

Top Pick!The Vampiric Ethos. This the best damned vampire-ethics document that I've seen. Based on Sylvere's "Ethical Principles for the Vampire Community"; it has contributions, additions and rewrites from Michelle Belanger, Merticus, and others, and was created from the ground up for the real vampire community as an alternative to "The Black Veil" ethics document. (Added: 22 June, 2011)

The Vampiric Subculture, by Sarah Dorrance. Discusses some of the factors that contributed toward the need for and the rise of the vampiric subculture / lifestyle. (Added: 11 August, 1999)

New section and not a lot here yet.., Vampyres, got something to contribute, fashion tips, discussion of the scene or lifestyle? Send it in to submissions@sanguinarius.org. Please include the credit you wish me to use: name/handle, email address, webpage, or whatever and let me know what section it's for. Thank you.

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