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About Similar Questions (Read before Posting)

I get a lot of similar questions, and questions that fall under a specific question.  Most of them have already been answered.  Please READ/SEARCH through the Questions first before submitting yours. Look for questions that are similar to yours and read it.  Chances are, it will apply to you.  If you can’t figure out the answer or if it STILL doesn’t answer your question, THEN submit your question.  I’m getting sick and tired of having to deal with the same questions over and over again — QUESTIONS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN ANSWERED.

Example:  Jimmy Darklord wants to ask “How old are vampires when they awaken?” but the question, “What is the common age of awakening? already exists even though it doesn’t match HIS question exactly.  And it’s gotten over 950 views.

I don’t out give personal replies (it’s beyond the scope of this FAQs system), and this is not for chatting with someone.  You will not receive an immediate reply.  If you want your question answered, be patient.  I’m not doing a lot of work on my site these days, due to health problems, and as such, I am behind on everything.  The FAQs is something I check occasionally and have a set amount of time set aside to deal with them; they are not the highest priority, unfortunately.  So, duplicate and similar questions only serve to slow me down and take away my energy — and make me frustrated.

The number and variety of different questions is getting too large for me to remember all of them, so as more questions get added, it becomes more and more difficult to find and weed out duplicate and similar questions.  Which serve no purpose, as they have already been answered at least once, if not in several forms.

PLEASE READ THROUGH THE FAQS AND SEARCH FOR YOUR QUESTION BEFORE YOU SUBMIT ONE!  THANK YOU, SANGI

Also, ask a brief question and DO NOT write a novel in the question field!

 

The Sanguinarius/Sanguinarium FAQs (5)

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Sanguinarius.org for Real Vampires / Sanguinarius: The Vampire Support Page (www.sanguinarius.org) was founded online in 1997 by Sanguinarius and is not a membership organization but provides resources, articles and information for, by, and about real vampires and the vampire community. Originally it was published on AOL, and became “Sanguinarius: The Vampire Support Page” after a brief time as merely “The Homepage of Sanguinarius”. Before the days of the Internet, in the late '80s and early '90s, Sanguinarius operated offline within the realm of vampire fandom and penpal lists, attempting to find and unite real vampires.

Sanguinarius provides support, information, resources and community for real vampires, blood drinkers and vampiric people, as well as donors. It offers informational articles on a variety of subjects, including blood, feeding, safety and health precautions, psychic shielding techniques, and various social aspects that today's real vampires face. Part of the support page includes “Problems Vampires Have”, to let visitors see that they are not alone in what they are going through, and “Fun Vampires Have”, which displays the lighter side of being a vampire.

Sanguinarius is home to The Real Vampire Directory (now defunct due to obsolescence; I still have a Recommended Links page), a search engine and directory of real vampire sites, information, and resources; . Sanguinarius provides interactive support, including the Vampiric Community Message Board (affectionately known to its members as “The VCMB”), which contains much additional information that may not be included on the webpage, questions posted by visitors, and various ongoing discussions on a variety of topics. #Sanguinarius, an IRC channel on dal.net, provides an online community gathering spot where guests can meet and chat in real time, ask questions, hold discussions, or get support. Also provides The Vampiric Community Events Calendar (discontinued due to lack of use and time to maintain)., where users can view and post events of interest to the vampiric community: online chats, offline Gatherings, meet'n'greets, and other vampire-related events.

The Sanguinarium (www.sanguinarium.net) was and is a network, community and resource for the vampyre subculture and scene and was founded in 1995 as Clan Sabretooth in New York's underground club scene. It has expanded to include organizations, businesses, havens and individual members who are united under a code of ethics and morality known as The Black Veil (a.k.a. The Thirteen Rules of the Community). Although officially disbanded as an actual organization in, I believe, 2001 or 2002, the Sanguinarium continues to exist in practice. Anyone, including individuals and Houses, using the terminology and concepts provided by the founders, movers and shakers of the Sanguinarium is considered by them to be a part of the Sanguinarium, and now the Strigoii Vii.

Father Sebastiaan (formerly known as Father Todd) operates the Vampyre Almanac, which produces and promotes many club events, publishes and promotes various documents and books, and provides publicity for the Vampyre subculture and BDSM/fetish scene, often mingling the two to provide a unique aesthetic.

The newest venture to hit the scene is the Ordo Strigoii Vii (OSV), which is a dark spiritual pathway and Vampyric religion designed for the Vampyre subculture. The OSV is a recognized church in Amsterdam and is supported by the Church of Satan (CoS). (More information pending.)

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Both words stem from the Latin root sanguinarius, meaning bloodthirsty. Sanguinarius started up in early 1997. The Sanguinarium did not go online fully until late 1997 and evolved from the New York underground Goth scene and vampire LARPs (live action role-playing).

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Sanguinarius Organization for Real Vampires is found at sanguinarius.org (organization). The Sanguinarium was (but is no longer) found at sanguinarium.net (network), and will probably forward to the Vampyre Almanac site, or the Ordo Strigoii Vii site, or the…actually, who knows? It's different every time I click on it.

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We both support the Black Veil as a great basis for common sense, etiquette and respect amongst the vampire/vampyre communities. The original version of the Black Veil was written in 1997 as a code of conduct for the vampyre nightclub Long Black Veil and revised by Michelle Belanger with both of our input.

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Sanguinarius.org is a completely separate entity from the Sanguinarium / Vampyre Almanac / Ordo Strigoii Vii, even though we have worked together in the past (on the Black Veil & the Lexicon). And though we have had our differences, they are resolved. We both hope to work towards the growth and prosperity of the vampire community and vampyre subculture. Together our goal is to set an example for harmony and cooperation between the diverse aspects of our communities.

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About Sanguinarius (13)

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Me? Pretentious? I'm not pretentious, at least not as far as I know. I try not to be. I'm really just this big goofball that everyone looks at with a kind of awe because of my page and expects me to shoot lightning bolts out of my arse. But I don't. (It would be cool if I could — then I could get a job as a carnival side show freak and be the star attraction!)

Is it the goth thing? Even gothic, I'm still just this big goofball… I'm just a big, Gothic goofball.

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Yes, when I can get it.

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In my teens. I've always had an interest in and affinity for vampires, but in my mid-teens, I had extensive dental work done. This involved pulling 4 teeth out during the same appointment. I bled quite a lot and swallowed quite a lot and it made me feel great. I'd tasted blood before that and liked it, but this was something else.

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About the Website (8)

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To make a long story short, my old FAQ script broke (*Sangi gets a sense of deja vu*)  and I could not update it, so I had to find a new FAQs script and install it.  All the questions from the old script are in the old database, but I have to add them into the new script's database. This involves going through the old database by hand, finding each question, and copy/pasting them into the new script. (*Sangi's sense of deja vu increases*)

Some information will be lost, such as who submitted each question and who replied to it, and which questions were the most popular, but at least the questions and answers will be preserved.

Anyway, this will take some time, so give things a few weeks and check back.  There should be some (more) questions for you here.  Probably not many today, as I am trying to relax for Memorial Day.

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Yes, you can. (Hey, I'll even let you link to my page for FREE! *wink*) In fact, I would appreciate it very much! Go to Linking to Us to find out more information, and some banners and buttons you can use, too.  And thank you!

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Neither. (I actually got this as an email…)

*Andy Rooney voice* I've always wondered what the fellow meant by “some weird web thing”? What IS a weird web thing, anyway? I know of a site which translated normal web pages and made them appear to be written in the way that JarJar Binks spoke in Star Wars. I think it was called the JarJar Jargonizer. I don't know if it's still around. I would definitely consider that to be “a weird web thing”. *Sangi scratches her head* Hmmm, maybe the fellow who sent me that email was viewing the JarJar-translated pages? Probably not, as I got the email a couple years before Star Wars: Episode One came out.

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Sanguinarius.org for Real Vampires (located at http://www.sanguinarius.org/ ) and the Sanguinarium (located at http://www.sanguinarium.net/ ) are two entirely distinct and separate entities. Though differing by one letter and now the “.net” extension, and catering to the vampiric subculture, the Sanguinarium is significantly different from Sanguinarius.org.

Sanguinarius.org

Founded in the spring of 1997, and run by Sanguinarius (me), this is my effort to help real vampires, blood drinkers and vampiric people, and to provide resources, information, support and community. In the words of a loyal groupie, “Sanguinarius.org rocks!”

The Sanguinarium

Founded and run by Father “Sebastiaan” Todd and others, this website is primarily involved with the social aspects of the vampire/vampyre subculture including nightclubs, havens, events, businesses, societies, and even the online part of the subculture, as well as being an umbrella network of vampire and vampyre Courts and Houses who wish to join and become a part of the Sanguinarium.

 

For more information, see the section entitled The Sanguinarius/Sanguinarium FAQs.

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About Real Vampires (77)

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Some traits of real vampires include:

Being naturally nocturnal, having excellent night vision, and/or sensitivity to bright lights/sunlight. Sunlight feels like a heat lamp radiating uncomfortably on your skin; you may burn easily, but not tan readily. UV lights — aka “black lights” — drive you nuts to look at them.

Blood craving / bloodlust, (apart from any sexual or erotic draw towards blood), where you cannot get it out of your mind. Ingesting it provides you with a sense of peace, relief, euphoria, relaxation and invigoration. You crave the taste of it — it tastes absolutely divine to you, you love the smell of it; you have a driving need to obtain and consume it. You have a chronic, insatiable thirst. You become weak, irritable, and feel out of sorts if you do not consume it fairly regularly; generally, you require it in quantities greater than “a few drops” in order to satisfy you.

Somewhat heightened physical senses, such as acute sense of hearing, smell, or touch; sensory extremes are uncomfortable or not easily tolerated. You can hear high-pitched sounds, such as the whine from a TV set or ATM machine that other people can't hear, or have difficulty hearing. Alcohol and other drugs affect you easily at lower quantities than other people; on the other hand, some report that they have an increased tolerance for alcohol and other substances

A dual-personality (not to be confused with schizophrenia or Disassociative Disorder — you're still “you” in mind, just not in your thinking or behaviour……), a.k.a. “the Beast”, which you have difficulty controlling when it surfaces. Generally it will emerge when you are in acute need for blood, if you become angered, frustrated, or your inhibitions are lowered due to distraction, alcohol or drugs. You experience emotions of any kind intensely and passionately; people remark that you can be melodramatic at times, though to you, it's just a normal expressing of your emotions.

Apparently, many vampires have increased psychic abilities and/or sensitivities, clairvoyancy, etc.; this is not true for all. — I, myself, have virtually none that I am aware of or put much stock in. Also, increased empathy (sometimes extreme empathy, where they have trouble telling whether what they are feeling is their own emotions or someone else's). Psychic vampires, or psi-vampires, draw energy from others, and will become perky, animated, invigorated, possibly hyperactive, while the one they are drawing from will become tired, weaker, or lackadaisical, disinterested. Many have an increased ability to manipulate energy.

Often, those who are real vampires were/are drawn to the vampire, or the vampire mythos and image, from a young age, often reading or watching and finding that they related to or sympathized with them; they have always had an inexplicable interest in vampires. Sometimes they are drawn to dress or act “like a vampire does” in order to express themselves or to feel vampiric. They may have been drawn to experiment with blood, blood drinking or bloodletting and found that it suited them.

Other traits include migraine headaches; various gastrointestinal sensitivities and problems, such as intolerance for milk-products, and food allergies/sensitivities; mood swings, depression, melancholia; an acute sense of separateness from those in “normal, mundane society”; above-average intelligence; possibly diagnosed with hyperactivity or attention-deficit disorder.

Having a number of these traits does not necessarily indicate that you are a vampire; it's just traits that we tend to have or suffer from. If you don't have a great number of the primary/secondary symptoms like bloodcraving, sensitivity to light, etc, then I wouldn't worry too much whether you're a vampire.'

 

Do not take these traits and symptoms out of context. If you have a number of these, then, before you go off on your own assuming that you are a vampire, I highly recommend that you first go and get any symptoms you feel you have checked out with your doctor; you may find that they are quite treatable. Taken as a group, these traits and symptoms may indicate that you are a real vampire, especially if you have the bloodlust / blood cravings.

Sasha adds to what I've said: “And it cannot be over-emphasized too much that such things like the migraines, sun-sensitivity, psychic abilities and stuff are mostly secondary symptoms (not like the bloodthirst or the beast inside). So that people are even more aware of the fact that having migraines and being depressive is not quite so much an indicator for being a vampire as is, for instance, blood craving.”

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Some vampires need blood, some just need energy, whatever type. Others can use either blood or just energy, or both. It all depends on what works for the individual vampire.

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Need. Vampires NEED to drink blood, blood fetishists just like it. Additionally, blood fetishists are turned on sexually by the blood.  Somebody can be both a real vampire and a blood fetishist, too.

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Everywhere. We aren't limited to Transylvania. 🙂

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Yes.  It is not unusual for a real vampire to be a combination of different types (sang/blood, psi, elemental, tantric/sexual).

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About or By Donors (9)

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They can, but it's really pretty self-defeating, so it's not advised. The reason you're feeding is to consume energy, so if you're taking energy from someone who is also energy-deficient, well, it's like filling a leaky bucket with another leaky bucket. The one you're feeding from is going to have even less energy than they did.

Overall it's unfair to the vamp you're feeding from, since they'll need to go and replentish even more of their energy once you're done.

Also, mutual feeding, while a nice thought, isn't really very productive in the long run, since you're just circulating energy through two bodies, though I've heard that mutual feeding can be a pretty sensual act, if you do it right. 😉

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Well, I want my donors to know what a vampire is, and why I do need to feed in the first place. They should also understand what is the bloodletting technique that I use, and also be aware of any possible risks there are. I want my donors to know as much as possible.

FAQ by: Morticia LaCroix (morticia_lacroix@yahoo.com)

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If you are having trouble finding a donor in your area then don't panic. Remain calm for the time being and if you need to use the many different recommended blood supplements on this website, as well as SphynxCat's and others, then do so, as many supplemental methods work very well in staving off the hunger.

Then, if at all possible, make use of the Vampire/Donor Directory to find a donor in your area who can help you. (Keep in mind that both donors and vampires are very picky about who they donate to/drink from and so it may take a little while to find the donor for you.)

Also, please note that the directory is for users over the age of 18. This is for legal reasons, as 18 is the age of consent in most states in the US, as well as other countries. If you are under the age of 18 you will need to use other means of finding a donor, but whatever method you use, please stay safe. Have both you and your donor tested for blood transmitted diseases before feeding, and have fun!

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Okay, I'll take this question apart and answer these one at a time.

A donor can protect themselves the same way all other people can, and that is by knowledge and by learning proper shielding techniques.

What rights do donors have? Please be sure to read SphynxCat's Tips for Donors by Ravena Lee, as well as additional articles on donorship on that site, as well as the articles here on Sanguinarius and on the Sanguinarius forums.

No one, vamp or not, has the right to force you into becoming a donor, so never agree to anything you don't want to do.

Also be aware of your partner's state of health and mind before beginning any donating, because cutting anyone involves a lot of thought. You don't want the person cutting you to be spacy.

For more information please feel free to look through the articles on donors, their rights, and safety on Sanguinarius and other affiliated sites.

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About Feeding (35)

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No. Just — for goodness sake — do not inject blood intravenously or you WILL have a medical misadventure!

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A need, not a want. Something that we suffer without.

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Making a cut is best. Biting causes too much tissue damage and is painful.  Not to mention there is more probability of getting infected with something nasty.

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Large meaty areas away from major blood vessels and nerves that have minimal motion when the body moves.

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No one knows. Though the idea of blood as an emetic is a popular one, there have been no studies done to show how much blood is required to make someone vomit.

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About Turning/Awakening (23)

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Because we are born vampires. If someone is a latent vampire, he or she can awaken on their own, or they could possibly be awakened by someone else. This is sometimes believed to be them being turned.

Vampirism is not something that is transmitted from one person to another.

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Oldest age I've heard of so far is someone in their late 40s. Not to say that it couldn't happen later, however.

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It typically happens in mid-teens to early 20s. As always, there are exceptions on both sides of the scale, but you have to keep in mind that what may SEEM like Awakening, may simply be teenage body going through it's expected hormonal and physical changes that *any* teenager will go through.

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You have a wound to take care of.

No, it's not contagious.

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To be quite honest, no one really knows exactly how a vampire is awakened, and the process is different for everyone.

Usually it is triggered by hormonal changes in the body such as puberty, though it can come at any time in your life as well. Other times it may be triggered by an event such as tasting blood for the first time, or by being around another vampire.

In short, the experience is different for everyone, and something to be remembered.

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By Real Vampires & the Uncertain (28)

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Depends on your friend. Are they somone you trust? Or more of an aquaintance? If they are somone you trust, you could “feel them out” and see if they actually do think you are a vampire. If they do, talk to them about it. Clear up any misconceptions right off the bat, so to speak. If they don't seem to know after all, then don't worry.

Some people will also play it off if they don't want another to really know. Acting the part, over doing the vampire schtick, and generally not being overly serious about it can make others think “oh, they are just goofing around, not really thinking they are a vampire”. and blow it off that way.

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If you can go without blood and not suffer any ill effects for it, then you do not NEED blood, and therefore are not a (sanguinarian) vampire.

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Yes. Depending on the vampire, different substitutes work better or worse than others. Some commonly used are:

  • Sports Drinks
  • Pickles
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Coffee
  • Hot sauce
  • Spicy foods
  • Lemons or other sour foods
  • Fruits
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Steak (rare to med-rare)
  • Yoghurt (might not be good for lactose-intolerant)

The VCMB has a list of “subs”, or substitutes, so you might check there, too.

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Same way one would ask for a donor for blood…ask nicely.

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About Otherkin/Therians (3)

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Yes, you can.  There are quite a few members of the vampire community who also identify as various types of otherkin or theriansthropes.

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There are some were / therian support sites out there. They're just harder to find. You might take a look at these sites:

Otherkin.net – Probably the foremost site on the Net for otherkin, this site includes many articles, a Wiki, gatherings, community directory, and a links directory.

The Otherkin Community – An exciting community housing Otherkin, and a great discussion forum for metaphysics and the science behind it. A non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of metaphysical sciences and dissemination of Otherkin culture.

ShadowLore Main Discussion Group – The main ShadowLore egroup and discussion list at Yahoo Groups.  ShadowLore is a network and group for vampires, donors, fae, elves, dragons, otherkin, therians (were-creatures), and witches to meet and get to know one another.  It's about learning to accept each other as individuals and not for what we claim to be. It's about learning to tolerate our differences while still holding on to our individual beliefs.  This is not a roleplaying group.

The WEREWeb – Site deals with the many subjects of “Therianthropy”, such as lycanthropy, animal guides and spirits, totem animals and anything that may be animal or spirit related.  It would certainly appear that there's more to the myth of lycanthropy than first appears… Site includes articles, howls (gatherings), a list of forums, and some fun stuff.  Also includes the full FAQs for the newsgroup alt.horror.werewolves.

There are, no doubt, others, as well.  Once you begin making connections with these sites and groups, you'll discover more sites and leads.

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This is a vampire site, so probably not here. However, other werewolf sites exist: The Werelist.comThe Werewolfpage and others can be found from those links.

I will tell you that real werewolves aren't like those you see in books and movies, either.

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About the Vampire Community (8)

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Household is a generic term used for fraternal organizations within the Sanguinarium community, and now throughout the vampyre subculture. A household is a group of individuals who share a common philosophy, ceremonies, membership requirements, belief system, traditions, hierarchy, sigil and theme.

“Generally, the number of people in a household is unlimited. Members of a given household are usually not limited to only one geographical location. A household will commonly have members from all over the country or even the world.” — Father Todd

A particular House may or may not be a part of the Sanguinarium. As for finding the right House for you, you need to look around, get to know some of the Houses out there, learn about them, and what their focus is, their interests, beliefs, attitudes, etc. Unfortunately, if you hit the search engines, you'll encounter a lot of crap about RPG Houses (fictional houses created by roleplayers to use in their games; most likely, these will indicate they are such).

Of course, you could rely on networking with other self-identified real vampires and contact some who are in their own Houses to talk to about their experiences within the House, their House's philosophy, outlook, rules and procedures and such, too.

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Anyone can proclaim themselves and their group to be “High Council”. What authority do they have? How far does it extend? Whom are they allegedly high-counselling over?

*Sanguinarius proclaims herself to be Pope. — No, The Pope…though not of the Catholic religion*

The thing is, any “high council” or similar thing only has the authority by consent of the people. There may be a dozen or more High Councils out there. There may only be one. But none of us are subject to it or it's authority.

And if none of us are subject to it or its authority, then it has no power, no influence.

There is no high council — or even low council — over the vampires. Maybe there should be? But there isn't.

There was C.O.V.I.C.A. (Council Of Vampiric International Community Affairs), which purpose was to help network the community, standardize vampire/vampyre language and terminology, and encourage cooperation, if not outright unification between the diverse aspects of the vampire/vampyre subculture. But since I resigned, it seems to have faded into nonexistence.

There was also the Council of Elders, headed by Damien DaVille of the Vampire Church. It was an organization of the Elders of member Houses and organizations for the purpose of unifying and promoting the well-being of the vampire community. I don't thnik it is still around, though.

There's Voices of the Vampire Community (the VVC), but it is not a governing body, just a network of some of the major figures in the vampire community. It doesn't control anyone or anything. It has a number of projects we are working on for the betterment of the vampire community; it also facilitates communication amongst Elders and leading figures in the community.

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You'll need a time machine to return to the past. COVICA has been defunct for quite a while now.

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No, “slayers” are a fictional creation popularized by the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” TV show and it's spinoffs such as “Angel”. Some people simply choose to call themselves “slayers” because it sounds cool/makes them sound important/makes them sound “bad-assed”/etc. The more intelligent the people that call themselves “slayers” are, the more realistic they can make it sound to those who are more easily fooled.

Historically, the concept of slayers evolved from that of vampire hunters, which were quite real, though far from slayers (and far from Dr. Abraham van Helsing in Bram Stoker's Dracula).  They didn't hunt vampires like John Carpenter's Vampire$ for the Catholic Church or anything else.  What they did, is traveled from town to town looking for unexplained illnesses or deaths and then figuring out a recently deceased corpse to blame.  They then dug the corpse up, examined it for vampiric “signs” (which were most oftenly just natural forensic pathology taking it's natural course), declared it was a vampire, and burned it or staked it into the ground (so it couldn't rise again), or decapitated and reburied it. In Italy, they would shove a brick in it's mouth. If the soil had an sort of preservative quality to it, and the corpse wasn't as rotten as townsfolk thought it should be, all the more evidence that the corpse was indeed a vampire (*distant gong tolls*).

In modern times, the Reverend Sean Manchester (in the U.K.) and his flock assert that the folkloric vampires are real, and purport to hunt them and try to eradicate them.  If he is, in fact, doing this to undead revenants, then I feel we all owe him a big thanks (including the undead revenants he dispatches).  I would NOT want to end up in that state.

There ARE people to watch out for who are, for lack of a better word, vampophobic, or just plain closed-minded bigots.  They have been heard of doing things ranging from egging someone's house to poisoning their pet, to beating someone up or even gang-raping them (different instigators).  And harassment can come much more mildly, too: a whisper at work; a stare; uncomfortable questions.  What's usually next? Your feet, pounding the pavement.

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About the Lifestyle (3)

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Household is a generic term used for fraternal organizations within the Sanguinarium community, and now throughout the vampyre subculture. A household is a group of individuals who share a common philosophy, ceremonies, membership requirements, belief system, traditions, hierarchy, sigil and theme.

“Generally, the number of people in a household is unlimited. Members of a given household are usually not limited to only one geographical location. A household will commonly have members from all over the country or even the world.” — Father Todd

A particular House may or may not be a part of the Sanguinarium. As for finding the right House for you, you need to look around, get to know some of the Houses out there, learn about them, and what their focus is, their interests, beliefs, attitudes, etc. Unfortunately, if you hit the search engines, you'll encounter a lot of crap about RPG Houses (fictional houses created by roleplayers to use in their games; most likely, these will indicate they are such).

Of course, you could rely on networking with other self-identified real vampires and contact some who are in their own Houses to talk to about their experiences within the House, their House's philosophy, outlook, rules and procedures and such, too.

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A particular House may or may not be a part of the Sanguinarium. As for finding the right House for you, you need to look around, get to know some of the Houses out there, learn about them, and what their focus is, their interests, beliefs, attitudes, etc. Unfortunately, if you hit the search engines, you'll encounter a lot of crap about RPG Houses (fictional houses created by roleplayers to use in their games; most likely, these will indicate they are such).

I have listed below for you some examples of Houses. This is by no means a complete list. Some Houses are not online or publically known.

House DarkStar — House DarkStar is an on-line and off-line vampyre haven based in Alabama. Our members consist of Sanguine, Psychic, and Hybrid vampyres as well as Donors for the foregoing mentioned vampyric types. House DarkStar is an independent safe haven and holds no affiliation with Ordo Strigoi Vii.

House Eclipse — A support organization located in the Greater Washington, D.C. and Baltimore region. We provide support and assistance to those who need it. Here you will find information pertaining to modern sanguinarian and psychic vampires, therianthropy, otherkin, myths, and legends, and various occult, religious, and mystical studies information.

House Kheperu — A resource for real vampires seeking a more spiritual interpretation of their vampirism. Sponsored by the Kheprian Order, this site features research, folklore, instruction, and practical support for fledgling vampires.

House Quinotaur: An International House for Real Vampires — This is the House of which I am a member. A new alternative for real vampires worldwide. Open to all types of real vampires, with numerous support structures and information in place.

House Sekhemu — The Vampyre Vicutus explains the meaning of our kind: from philosophical sermons to rituals as he attempts to unite our Brethren.

Loyal Order of St. Germaine — The Public website of The Loyal Order of St Germaine, Magick, Alchemy, Vampirism and more.

…more to come…

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Call around the dentist listings in your local yellow pages and ask if they do dental prosthetics.

If you're willing to settle for something less permanent, you can get something called Scarecrow Fangs but that's the brand name.  The fangs look okay.  They can go on and off your teeth at your convenience, if you're not ready for permanent fangs to be added on or implanted.

I recently heard something about Todd Sebastiaan going to be revving around the countryside in his new Fangmobile, spreading the joys of fanginess to the flat-toothed populace. Cool I'm not sure what his website is these days, but you might try googling Sabretooth and vampyres and you will probably come up with it.  He might make the trip by your area; you never know unless you contact him and find out.

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Not too bad, actually. We are pretty spread out, and tend to isolate ourselves, but chances are you have probably at least walked past one on the street and not known it. We don't tend to advertise what we are.

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Sure, why not? We dream a lot of things. But it does not necessarily mean you are a vampire, were visited by vampires, will become a vampire, or anything at all to do with vampires. Dreams are often highly symbolic and seldom that literal.

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No.  (Sorry.)  Well, I should say that it's only orgasmic if the recipient has a biting fetish (hey, it's possible).

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You might start out by talking about the paranormal, if that's something that interests them, and gradually move towards vampires, and see what their responses are, how they feel about them, etc. At some point, mention you were looking on the web at a site about real vampires and that it was intriguing, and see what their responses are. If they give positive responses, maybe press on and say that you wonder if there could be real vampires or not? This conversation might be something that takes place all at once, or over a couple of conversations or days, or whatever. Feel things out as the conversation progresses, and move forward as quickly or as slowly as you feel is right. At the very least, if they turn out not to be, it could make for an interesting conversation. Smile

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Yes they can.

There is no way to tell for certain whether any children will be vampiric or not.

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