Sanguinarius has chosen to provide support through the Vampiric Community Message (& Support) Board, live chat, and the FAQs, rather than via individual email. In this way, I believe that everyone benefits from the answers given by being shared with the vampire community. It also helps me to save time, minimizing repeated questions about the same subject.
The best way to get a hold of me is in IRC on the dal.net server, in channel (chat room) #Sanguinarius. The channel’s home page is here. I have a java chat that connects to #Sanguinarius from the web for those who don’t have an IRC client installed; just follow the links to the chat room (and read the rules before you go in!).
Due to declining health, and increased workload, and change in lifestyle, I rarely check my email accounts unless I’m looking for something specific. Due to massive amounts of spam AND the time it takes to delete them (even with Mailwasher), I rarely use any of the @sanguinarius.org accounts.
If you are wanting to submit materials to Sanguinarius.org, register on the site and once you’ve been approved (usually within a day or so), submit your materials via the form in your profile — NOT the email form below.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
Before you contact Sanguinarius, please take the time to explore Sanguinarius.org. Most of what I know, I have included on the site. Check the FAQs and the Vampiric Community Message Board for answers to your question. Chances are, the answer to your question is somewhere on these pages.
“Will you turn me into vampire? / Awaken me / Point me to someone who will?”
No, I won’t “turn” or awaken you. I won’t point you to anyone who will, either. No, it doesn’t matter how much you beg, grovel, plead, offer to be my personal slave, send pseudo-Victorian speak or whine about how your life sucks and nobody understands you and how being a vampire would make it so much better or any other reason you can come up with. The answer is still NO.
If you send me email to ask me this anyway, I will ignore it. 😛
“Can you tell me if I’m a vampire / Can I get a second opinion?”
No. I don’t care what — or how many — “symptoms” you have or how likely they seem to be, no I won’t tell you, no matter what you send me in the feedback. If you’re smart enough to ask, you’re smart enough to have the doctor run some tests to make sure there’s no other cause behind your symptoms — you don’t need to mention the v-word, just give the doctor a list of symptoms and have him make sure there’s no medical cause for them.
If you write to just ask me “is it possible” — the answer is sure, it’s possible. It’s also possible that something else is the cause. I don’t deal with definites, and writing me to get a “maybe” answer is just pointless.
If you send me email to ask me this in any way, I will ignore it. 😛
“Can you help me meet others vamps in <certain area>?”
If you are looking for fellow vamps in your area, I am the wrong person to ask! For privacy reasons, I do NOT keep lists of who is where. You will have better luck if you try the Vampires Meetup or SphynxCat’s Personals pages or the message boards instead.
If you ask me anyway, I will simply send you the links to these pages.
“Can you tell me what your Awakening is like?”
Check the Awakening Stories if you want to see other people’s experiences. Also read the FAQs to cover anything else. Everything of my own personal experiences that I want known is already posted in bits and pieces throughout this site.
No further details of my own experiences will be provided via email.
“I’m doing a documentary/article/report/radio show/etc.”
If you haven’t already, check out the FAQs and the Press Room. If you still have questions, or you still wish me to help with your project, then feel free to come back and send me a message using the form below.
Please do include details of your project if you want me to help — not just a general overview and vague promises of being treated with respect. I only consent to interviews on MY terms — I am not desperate for a moment or three of fame, and I am quite willing to walk away and have no exposure rather than be treated like the “freak of the week”.
“I just want to talk to a(nother) real vampire”
I realize that a lot of the emails are from those who SEEK support and the company of other vampires, and I feel badly that I am not adequately able to provide that via email. I highly recommend that you drop in on #Sanguinarius on IRC. I’m there a lot. Look for Sanguinarius or Sangi_* (Sanguinarius|NotHere or Sangi_SiteWork, for instance). Type “Sangi” if I’m in but don’t respond, and if I’m at my computer, I’ll wander my way back in and say “hi”.
“Please send me (all) the information you have…”
Read the site — it’s already online. All the info I have is online. I put it there for people to access it so I wouldn’t have to keep sending it to people who asked for it individually. I make every effort to make this site as “user-friendly” and as comprehensive as possible. Don’t email me asking for more information; read the site.
“Email is a pain, do you have <instant messenger type>?”
No. I don’t use them because I find IMs to be a pain due to the constant interruptions I would receive. Too many people see instant messengers as a substitute for reading the site and the poor webmaster (me) is continuously interrupted — which means site updates won’t get posted, and emails end up taking even LONGER to get a response. People also tend to want to just chat.
“Can I link to you / Will you link to me? / Want to trade links?”
Yes, you can link to me. I have a bunch of different links and graphics to choose from here. If you want me to link to you, you can submit your site to the Recommended Links section and I will have a look at it. If it’s not way off-topic, inappropriate or otherwise unacceptable, and I have a category for it, I’ll add it to my database.
“I’d like to help out…”
Great! I could use the help! Please contact me on FaceBook (Sanguinarius E. Sanguinarius) and let me know; I’m frequently on FB and will get back to you fairly soon and figure out something for you to do. If you don’t use FaceBook, contact me in #Sanguinarius.
Reposting / Translating Articles
If you are going to ask about reposting and/or translating articles from my site to somewhere else, please be sure to give proper credit and a link back to Sanguinarius.
If you are with the Media, a researcher, interviewer, etc. and you need my contact info, then send me a request using the above form and I will share the info, but not publicly.