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Problems Vampires Have, Page 3
This has problems pertaining to dealing with "everyday" (everynight?) things for real 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.
I remember when I was in school and I hated it because I was in denial at the time about what was wrong with me. I couldn't see during the day it was bright and annoying. I had a hard time getting up in the morning no matter how much I slept, could have been twelve hours I still didn't want to get up. Didn't want to sleep at night, and I didn't really feel like doing anything all day. I remember when this was first brought to my attention because I didn't really notice it. I had a friend who I was just getting to know at the time and we used to party with a few other people and then after a week I went over to his house one day and he kept asking, "What's wrong with you? You okay, are you mad at me or something?" Confused, I didn't know what he was talking about and all day he kept bugging me, sure that something was wrong. Finally, when I was going home I started talking and being weird as usual. He turned and scared the crap out of me by going, "Aha! You're a night person, see now that it's all dark you're being normal again!" I realized then that he had never seen me during the day and so my day time sluggishness was new to him, and at the same time I realized he was right. I never really wanted to do anything during the day.
The sun was also a big problem for me and I used to get second degree burns from being outside, not even that long really. Get blisters, really nasty! Lots of sunscreen and long sleeves soon found themselves a home in my life. *Groan* This was a big problem during gym, though this did have a good side. During gym I found the perfect donor. She was energy-packed and delightful for me to just be around; I could be in the worst mood and all I had to do was stand near her for a moment and I'd feel better. That and she was the most willing person to cut herself; she enjoyed it and I was the happiest thing in the world. I remember once she had a razor and wanted me to cut her. I get too excited during these moments, and just remembering what it was like to drink her blood was enough to drive me insane. (Does anyone else notice a difference in people energy-wise?) I cut her where she wanted me to and a bit too deep I'm afraid, but I was a little too excited for my own good. She didn't mind; and as I was enjoying myself, one of the other kids came around the corner and caught a bit of the action. I have no idea what his first thought was, but two girls one on her knees in what appears to be me kissing her stomach? He came over as we scrambled away, her trying not to get blood on her white shirt.He talked a little until he noticed the blood seaping through her shirt, then asked "What are you, a vampire?"
"Then why are you always in the shade?"
"Because it's hot."
"Then why do you wear long sleeves?"
"Because I don't want to burn."
"Then why do you wear sunglasses all the time?"
"Duh! It's bright."
"It's not bright, it's overcast."
"Still too bright."
"Why were you drinking her blood?"
"You're a vampire -- you just don't want to admit it. Can I watch you drink her blood?"
"No..Why do you want to?"
Turns out he knew a guy who really was a vampire and I reminded him of his friend. I winced but found that all of a sudden I didn't feel that insane anymore. I mean there were people like me? All my life I never felt normal. There were thing I never told anyone because I thought for sure I was crazy. Things added up and even though I didn't want to admit it, it felt right. That almost made me feel worse; I felt if I thought that, I would be contributing to my own insanity, but it wouldn't go away. It explained a lot but still made me miserable, the day/night thing, the blood thing, the sun thing, the bright thing, the visions, the dreams I was having; it explained people and how they affected me and how I affected them, the auras, perhaps even the entities that continuously bugged and hounded me, the sudden bursts of energy and then sluggish once more, depression then not depressed but energized from day to day, even the odd sensation that I didn't really belong here or to them.
Then perhaps it doesn't, and I really am insane. Sorry but I was thinking about all that and of course I'm confused as all hell. Sorry for being lengthy, having one of those annual "doubting my sanity" moments, and I, too, have a lot to get off my chest.
Contributed by WispRed
Something that is happening more frequently with me as I dress more the way I feel comfortable in (black, flowing dresses, cloaks...you know), the more I have to put up with ignorant morons. For instance, I'm sure everyone has the pet peeve of sitting on a bus, listening to somebody's walkman from the back. All I did was ask if they could please turn it down. What did I get in return? "It's my f**king music, and I'm gonna listen to it! And who the f**k are you anyways? Dracula?" The sniggers from around us were tangible. I'm just disgusted that when I choose to be an individual by indulging in my choice of clothing, there are assholes out there who can't see past their own choice to be a sheep and look like everyone else. I feel better already...
Contributed by Rahvin
Having a serious conversation with your friends when they start laughing because they think you just told a vampire joke.
When people look at you strange for rooting for the vampire in vampire movies. When the vampire(s) die at the end of said movies.
Being confused for a satanist.
Having to eat at the waffle house because its the only f***ing thing open. [Ow, yeah...]
Curfew laws. As if it weren't bad enough we have to be awake in the day, now they say we can't be out at night. F*** them!!!!!
All the hate and bitterness that gets built up at all the bastards who (knowingly or not) make life for us difficult.
Contributed by Daedalus
Why do people insist on telling me that I need to get some sun? I know I'm white. In fact, I think I'm whiter than a white girl should be. I'd love a tan. But all I ever do is burn. Even if I could tan, I hate the look of tan lines. And since you won't catch me walking around in a string bikini, much less naked, I doubt it's ever gonna happen. Besides, too much sun is bad for you. Ewww, skin cancer, bad.
I'm tired of getting stupid looks from people when I wear sunglasses at 6:00 in the evening on cloudy days. I know it's cloudy, but it still feels like there are hot pokers being shoved into my eyeballs. Are they afraid that I can't see where I'm driving? They should be more worried that I don't plow over them for the sheer enjoyment.
I'm tired of my stomach acting up every morning, making me nauseous and late for work. (You might be thinking "morning sickness." That would be downright miraculous. But that's a whole nother rant.) I absolutely hate the feeling that, no matter what, bad things are going to come out of various orifices. And I haven't even eaten much this week! What does my stomach have to be upset about?
I'm tired of other people's moods influencing my own. I have enough of a problem with mood swings without someone else's bad day making me do a 180.
Now I have a headache. Now I get paranoid that I'll get another friggin' migraine. It hasn't happened in a few years, but that just means that I'm due for one anytime now. Just waitin' for the blind spots...
I'm tired of being so sensitive to changes in the weather that my sinuses make my face feel like it's going to implode. I swear, El Nino is trying to kill me. One day it'll be cloudy and rainy, they next it'll be clear, sunny, and up to 80 degrees. Make up your mind, dammit!
I'm tired of having to get up early in the morning to go to work and having the daytime suck the life out of me. Then, in the evening when I absolutely have to go to sleep, I start getting more energetic and don't wanna. It just feels like such a waste to sleep at night. But society has this thing about only doing things during the daylight hours. Don't you hate it when it's 3:00 in the morning and you really want to do something, but nothing's open? That's usually when I make up my mind to do things, and then I can't do anything about it. Once the sun rises, I get lazy and sluggish and just want to sleep.
I'd better go now. I'm starting to annoy myself with my incoherent ramblings.
Contributed by Cheshire
How about being a parent in general. To be more specific: when your kid gets a cut and you have to kiss it better ... teachers looking at you strange because you are always wearing shades. -- And then, should your child happen to say anything out of the ordinary at school...
I had one other thought to add. Daycares aren't open at night.
Contributed by anonymous
Eerie America TV Series
Eerie America could very well be called The Fodors Travel Guidebook for The Addams Family. I read some in-depth information about the show and saw the promo, and from what I can tell, this will be an absolutely AWESOME series if they can get it off the ground. (I'm actually praying they will.) Let others know and see who can help. This is something that should happen! Let's pull together and make it so!
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