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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.

--Sanguinarius


I have to begin with the fact that nobody here knows about me being a vampire. I have been hiding this fact about me for approximately five years, when I firstly felt the urge for the human blood. I must say that this was rather shocking. I was interested in vampirism, however, I never even dared to think that I could become one myself. I understood that my life will be rather difficult, because of the changes that were happening in my body and mind.

My greatest problems always have been related to my parents. They are Catholic people and therefore they are horrified of a mere thought that I could be one of the community. I am not a religious person and I visit church only twice a year just because I am forced to do so by my mother and grandmother. Don't understand me wrong. I love churches as beautiful buildings and calm hiding places when they are silent and empty. Masses of people make me horrifyingly nervous. I have been forced to talk with a priest, because my mother was afraid that I am a member of Satan's church. I managed to hand my books and records to my best friend. However, I had to burn my diary and some of my prose and drawings. My mother has read my diary for unnumerable number of times. I know that my parents mean good, but they cause more harm this way...

Of course, I suffer from insomnia at nights. I can not fall asleep until early in the morning. I have to attend school in the mornings and I am extremely sleepy at lessons. Of course, I am not allowed to walk around at nights. I can only drink my own blood, because I can not have a donor. I know that my best friend would agree to give me blood. But I do not want to use her.

All these problems are making my existance perilous and difficult, however, I have learned to survive and to keep my secret from the world still having also my share of fun. Therefore I feel blessed to be one of the vampires. And I am glad to share my experience...

If anyone would be willing to share their thoughts or problems they encounter, I will be gratified to help in every possible way. You can contact me at shade1313 (at) msn.com Feel free to do so, if there is such a necessity.

With blessings
Laima


What is really rather annoying about being a sang is being too ashamed to admit it, let alone ask for a donor. Running over and over in your mind that these cravings and feelings could be something else, and maybe you're just looking for something to make you "special". What many fail to understand is that I wouldn't wish this upon anybody. This will not make you special. This will make insane. A select few of my close friends know I am a sang, and have even offered to donate. But, thinking of morals, I'd refused. "No, I'd rather you not hurt yourself." But this is indeed a form of torture, needing something that you cannot obtain simply from yourself. Resisting the urge to fall back on auto-vampirism, knowing it will do you no good. So, when you are just about crazy enough to accept the offer, it's too late. The offer is no longer valid. In times such as these, you see nothing good about being a sang. You are always tired, maybe always hungry or thirsty, or the other way around. Honestly, it went both ways for me. No appetite for quite a while, which made the bloodlust (for lack of better word) far worse. And knowing that most people cannot accept exactly what you are, because of media vampires. Knowing that no matter how you explain it, you'll sound like you need to be locked up somewhere.

Contributed by Jynx - Bad_Luck_Jynx  (at) hotmail.com


I have been in the process of awakening for quite some time now. I was never "dark" or gothic, but I've never been able to keep friends long, the reason often being when asked, "I bring them down." I started getting cravings, often in the early morning hours, for something for which I could find nothing to sate; easily sunburned...you know. It's been about 4 years now, and I didn't understand the problem until about a year ago. It was a shock, mainly because I'd never really even thought about vampires prior to then, Hollywood or otherwise.

I think that upon learning of what was different about me, I realized the worst problem to be the loneliness. Unless you have friends who understand, or fellow vampires like yourself, the idea of having to hide it starts to sink in and take a toll. And with the new "let's wear white makeup and claim to drink blood" fad (WHY?!), it becomes hard to not to stand up and cry, "I am a vampire, and you have NO IDEA what it's like!" This aspect of my life hasn't stopped me from being happy, I will say though. Most who read this know how it is; you wish you could open up, but that unfulfilled desire doesn't ruin your life or anything.

And being 15 doesn't help. It's not fun regardless of age, but it's worse to be in high school, when you're already struggling with other problems. People hesitate to believe you, which normally isn't a problem because, hey, it's not like I'm going to go telling people. But when you're looking for others like yourself, it's frustrating to be dismissed as a silly teen or something.

Contributed by Alyssa


The first year of my awakening I was really sensitive to sunlight, and I had to wear my sunglasses in school (yeah they let me). One day I asked a teacher that didn't know about my photosensitivity if I could close the blind by my table and put on my sunglasses, telling her the light bothered me.

She said to me, "What do you think you are, a vampire? We let you dress like you do and we respect that, and in your house you can live how you want, with all the lights off. But this isn't your house, and you can't expect us to adapt to the way you live at home, so don't be so stupid."

I explained to her that it's true that the light bothers me. I said that I couldn't read properly with so much brightness so I needed my sunglasses, but she just told me not to be so stupid again and didn't believe me. So I said, "Fine, then I'll just put my head in my arms and go to sleep," and I did, lol.

A lot of teachers joke around with me about being a vampire and all. It was funny when one told me I looked like a vampire, and I said straight up that I was (not 'literally' of couse), and he went quiet, forced a smile, and walked off.

Lamia Mephistopheles Wraithinez - xmephistophelesex (at) hotmail.com


I am going through my awakening, and the thing that pisses me off most is school. i am a boarder at the boarding school I go to. The thing that annoys me most about the dorm I'm in is the curtains; they're just not dark enough! They're orange, which is better than the green ones in my old dorm, but still annoying, nonetheless! And, the way I'm on a top bunk, and I always wriggle about, restless, unable to sleep, -- and then falling asleep through class!! I hate waking up, without sunglasses in the middle of English, being asked a question by the teacher. He's already a pain in the arse as it is!! That's what I really hate about being a vampire. Oh, and having the need in a Practical Craft lesson, and hoping someone cuts themselves! That has got to be the worst!

Contributed by FreshBloodNeeded


I'm a seeker, not a vampire, but my homosexual friend is a vamp. One day he got a scratch on his nose, and I playfully licked off the ensuing blood.

Two weeks later, the Red Cross did a blood drive at our school, and I signed up to donate. At this point I should explain that the first time I'd tried to donate, I was too young, and the time after that I was too far under the weight minimum. So I really wanted to give something tangible to a good cause.

After I filled out their questionaire, they got edgy over the place where I'd checked the "yes" box to the question, "Have you come into contact with someone else's blood in the last six months?"

They were about to let me donate under a quarentined condition, but then they asked if my friend (I'd explained which blood I'd had) had had sex with another man at any time, ever. I had to say yes, and they had to say no because of the AIDS risk.

So be warned, kids! Know your friends, and if you're a vamp, know your donor!

Contributed by JD

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