This section has problems pertaining to dealing with “everyday” (everynight?) things for vampires. It can get in a light vein, but I would prefer it to be mainly enlightening (jeez, can I quit with these day puns, already???) as to actual problems that vampires have to deal with on a day-to-day (aaarrrggghhh!!!) basis. If you have a unique or unusual vampire-related problem or situation you’d like me to consider adding to the Problems Vampires Have section, send it in here.
–Sanguinarius[Back to Index]
I hate the thirst. I’m thirsty, ok? So I drink, and I drink, and I drink this, and I drink that, and I drink some coffee, and then I drink some milk, and I drink some orange juice, and I drink some water, and I drink some fruit punch, and I drink, and I drink, and I drink, till I’ve drunk enough to sink the Titanic, and I still can’t get rid of this damned Thirst!
And dammit, the stupid fruit punch has to go looking like blood…dammit!
–Sanguinarius the Bitchy
Okay, I was just wondering if I was the only vampire who has this problem. I have been a vampire for about two years now and I have this extreme problem if I bleed. Anytime I see large amounts of my own blood, I freak out — and frankly it scares me (not a lot of things do but this definitely does). I am also wondering if I will ever get over this.
Contributed by QueenODeth (at) aol.com
Nope, you’re not the only one… You get used to blood, but getting over freaking out, well, it will always have some effect, but you’ve got to just steel your mind and thoughts against that and keep control of yourself. grin –Sanguinarius
Here’s some… School. Why the f**k are teenagers my age so ignorant??? It annoys the crap out of me. My nickname is “vampire”, and not said in a good way, more like a snide remark… It’s gotten so bad I actually answer to it now.
Oh, and El Nino… It’s not normally supposed to be 90 in Seattle!! I either fry in the sun and get a 3rd degree sunburn, or I sleep all day feeling like I have a fever… It SUCKS…
Contributed by Lady Gabrielle
What annoys me:
Boyfriends who are psyvamps, and so don’t believe in blood drinking and are carrying out a sort of personal inquisition to root out who isn’t a vampire (which is everyone according to him). Which means I am not a vampire (which I can deal with), but he doesn’t understand why I need blood (which I can’t deal with). And because I have no one to donate, I have to cut myself, which gets very dangerous when you eventually have scars all over your body and people are noticing in PE, and when the family wants you to go swimming. What is also annoying is that eventually the boyfriend will come across this page and probably email me wanting to get in contact because he hasn’t the brains to realize this is me. [Note: wicked chuckle — Sangi]
Contributed by Eliz.
My problem relates to that I need blood, an actual physical need for it. I can get my psychic power from anybody, but the blood is what I crave. When living in a society such as this and with such family as I do, life becomes rather difficult to be who I am, let alone discuss it. One thing is my denial of what I am, something I am at times ashamed, attempt to look normal, only burning my eyes, skin, and pride. This as well includes pausing my weekly blood feedings, which then I get horrible, easily agitated, moody, cranky, and overall bitchy…somewhat like a smoker, there is a craving I cannot subside, and instead of sucking on a person or vein (or used meat package), I would get lollipops, which gets tiring. So instead, I eat. Nothing tastes good; it all upsets my fragile stomach, and I gain weight, as well, — this only results in a worse mood. So what comes about? Why is it, reiterated from previous letters, that so much tedious work comes with being a vampire? Sunglasses that don’t protect; long sleeved, long dress/pants outfits; sunscreen that is too wimpy and doesn’t work; burns; mock and ridicule…by friends! And with all this, as well, a boyfriend completely in scoff of who I am (a roleplayer)! And he wonders why I look at others such.
Contributed by lilith
I don’t know about anyone else, but I have a massive problem with food. The doctors told me I probably have an ulcer, but the medicine they gave me has done nothing to help. Nothing agrees with my stomach. I am constantly nauseous and afraid that I might vomit, though I never do. I just cannot find anything to settle my stomach. I have a feeling that blood may do the trick, but it is very hard to find a donor where I live. I am trapped in the buckle of the Bible belt….Tulsa, Oklahoma. There are only a few people here that are into bloodplay, and two of them are getting ready to move to Florida. Life for me has been absolute hell for the past couple of months. It has gotten to the point where I can hardly even go out anywhere, because I am afraid of getting sick. It’s driving me absolutely insane!! If anyone has any suggestions, or is going through something similar, I would love to hear from you. My e-mail address is ladyvamp (at) hotmail.com.
Contributed by Lady Vamp
I’d like to tell you of something that totally sucks (stupid puns). Whenever someone cuts him or herself or starts bleeding in any way in front of me, I have to resist the reflex of my hand shooting out, grabbing the bloody limb (or whatever) and digging in. I think the lack of donors and the fact I haven’t had a decent drop in a year kind of contributes to this.
Contributed by Dead Boy
Let’s see. Having my eyeballs seared when I forget to close the blinds.
Having my doctor tell me that I need to stop taking iron supplements, because my levels are higher than normal — only I don’t take iron supplements.
Said doctor also telling me that my thyroid levels are weird, and that I’ll need another blood workup, because she’s never seen anything like them before (they’re both extremely low).
Wanting to rip my roommate’s throat out because to me she looks like lunch.
Going on a date with a guy I like, and realizing that he’s going to be turned off if I ask for a donation.
Realizing that I’m going to have to start wearing sunglasses everywhere (thank Goodness my skin has stopped itching when I’m in sunlight).
My problem is this: I live in sunny southern Florida and cannot help but go into the sun, but when I do I burn so bad that in about a half an hour I get blood-filled blisters. I have tried sunblock but it doesn’t help, and if I try to cover up my skin with clothes then I just get heat stroke, — after all it stays in the upper 90s most of the year here.
To make it worse, though, I am still in high school and still live in my parents’ house and no one is very understanding of my problems. I don’t have any problems feeding because I do have two other friends that are vampires also but they don’t have as bad of problem with the sun as I do. To make matters even worse for me I am in the marching band and we practice every afternoon for two hours (pain!!); and even on top of that, I have knee problems that I must take medication every day for — and guess what? The medication makes you even more sensitive to the sun!
I really need some ways to cope though and maybe not make it so painful after practicing everyday in the sun. By Friday my arms and shoulders are covered with painful blood blisters.
Contributed by Becky
I can’t really get why people act so negatively to other people in black clothes. I’m not saying all vamps must wear black, but it happens to be my favorite color (next to dark red). My grandma flips out on me every time I walk in the kitchen in all black. It’s not like I’m in some sort of gang or something! Also, I have to resist the reflex of grabbing someone’s or my own wrist or neck whenever they draw blood. This gets pretty hard, especially when you haven’t had a drop in a year. All this is really pissing me off!!!
Contributed by Dead Boy[On to Page 4]