If my declining web presence is noticeable these days, it is due to
declining health on my part. For the past several years, I've had
a chronic pain in my stomach and abdomen/intestines, protracted nausea
and vomitting. I've spent so many times in excruciating pain in the
Emergency Room and hospital that they won't treat me anymore for chronic
pain. I've got a GI doctor --when I can get in to see him -- and I
am slowly learning how to manage my condition and stay out of the
hospital (since they won't treat me, anyway; at least, not for the
As for building and working on Sanguinarius.org
at the mad pace I maintained for the first ten years (dedicated to
Sarah Winchester, of course!), I don't know when I will be able to
go at that pace again. You may have noticed that I've been gradually
"slimming down" Sanguinarius to a more manageable level.
I got rid of the Community Calendar (the community didn't use it and
I didn't have time to maintain it); the Real Vampire Directory is
now once more a page of Recommended Links (it was powered by an old,
outdated CGI script and was massive victim to spambots).
I'm toying with the idea of removing
all or most of the advertising onsite because it's not bringing in
any money; existing advertisers will still have their ads displayed
on my site until the time expires. I may go back to displaying community
sites, as I used to a long time ago, before I got it in my head I
could pay the bills with advertising.
The meat of the site will stay: I recently
upgraded and re-added all the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) into
the new database. The VCMB (though it's on it's own domain) will stay.
#Sanguinarius IRC Channel (chat room) on dal.net will stay, though
I may upgrade the web chat interface on the #Sanguinarius Homepage;
it's very old and outdated. I'm still on the lookout for articles,
tips, advice, pointers, personal experiences and more to grow the
Vampire Guide, Tips & Advice, Good Vampires Do, Problems Vampires
Have, the Parents' section and others.
I'm toying with the idea of
holding a website contest to redesign Sanguinarius.org; I'm using
an HTML editor from 1997. The only caveat: the site must be editable
and maintainable by me (front end and backend), and have space for
all the information and sections (which may get merged or redesigned,
so long as the info can still be accessed).
[2014-20-05] Updated the Good Vampires
Do section with the Vampire Court of Austin's "Vampires For
Charity" and the next couple upcoming events which help sponsor
One-Stop Vampire Shop
(FIXED) Anything Vampire you ever
wanted but were afraid to ask for: Vampire T-Shirts, Mousepads, Posters
& Prints, Mousepads, Magnets, Photo Sculpture, Mugs, Embroidered
Items, -- Even Skateboards, and MUCH MORE! Come browse through our
store -- it doesn't cost anything to look and the air conditioning
is free. ;)
There was a 2-part, community-wide discussion held in IRC #Sanguinarius
on Friday, 16 September and Friday, 23 September at 9pm ET / 8pm CT
/ 6pm MT / 6pm PT. Topics included Sang, Hybrid Vampires and Psychic
Vampires Feeding. For more detailed information, click
Vampire Community Personal Safety & Privacy Awareness, by
Merticus & Zero, to the Information section of my site. It's a
sobering message to the participants of the vampire community. Please
take the time to read it.
Interview (see below). 63 minutes, 56 kbps bitrate, 25.2 mb mp3
Wed, 17 Feb, 9-10 pm ET -- Embrace the Dark radio podcast on
Host: Corvis Nocturnum -- Special guest: Sanguinarius. Tune in and
listen online. This is my first radio interview. Wheee!
2008 is Channel #Sanguinarius's 10-Year Anniversary! Come to Dal.net
and celebrate it with us! :D Click
here for the channel's homepage.
New section in the Articles Archive -- The
Vampyre Lifestyle. Articles discussing or dealing with living
a vampyric lifestyle, the vampyre scene, wearing vampyric fashion,
ethical codes, and such.
New Parents' Section --
still under development, but this will contain articles, advice and
resources for both parents of vampires and parents who are vampires.
Seeking ideas, articles, input, advice and anything else you may deem
useful or beneficial.
New section in Articles Archive -- Vampires
and Spiritual Matters. Articles dealing with spiritual matters
of importance to vampires and vampiric spirituality. Submissions welcomed.
Sanguinarius celebrates it's 10th Anniversary! View the timeline here.
Visitors should read this first. A welcome and a little about what
this site is about and who it is (and is not) designed for.
Statements of Purpose
Sanguinarius's official agenda, aims, goals, intents, and motives
-- for all the world to view...
Frequently Asked Questions
Read the FAQs if you haven't yet done so. Some of your questions will
be answered here.
The Advanced Bonewitz' Cult Danger Evaluation
Tool usable to evaluate groups in determining if they are cults or
Real Vampire Community
Personal Safety & Privacy Awareness
A sobering message to the participants of the vampire community.
The Sanguinarius.org and Sanguinarium.net
A short FAQs document which should hopefully clear up some of the
confusion people have about these two very different organizations.
Contributors' Info Page
Credit and contact info of those who have contributed articles, etc.,
Information & Support
Terminology & Lingo
An extensive listing of many of the terms commonly used by real vampires
/ the vampiric community, and their definitions...what more can I
Vampire Guide, Tips & Advice
For sanguinarians & other blood-drinkers, psi & energy vampires,
interested non-vampires, and everyone.
A copious number of articles on a variety of topics including blood-related,
health, medical, psycho-emotional, psi/energy, social matters; also
donors and seekers, and some other stuff like poetry, parodies, and
more. I highly recommend that you spend some time here reading these.
Sanguinarius.org's section for Parents is under development but will
contain articles, advice and resources for both parents of vampires
and parents who are vampires. Sanguinarius is seeking ideas, feedback,
input, suggestions, tips, advice or anything else for this section.
Advice on the problems and issues teen vamps face: school, parents,
coping with awakening, how to enter the vampiric community without
looking like a fool, and more.
Good Vampires Do
Showcasing the good that vampires do. Whether helping the elderly,
supporting a good cause, catching the "bad guys", or saving
a life, we'll show we do it! New section -- under development. Sanguinarius
is seeking personal anecdotes/accounts for this section.
Problems Vampires Have
A variety of problems and situations that real vampires face in everyday
Fun Vampires Have
In a lighter vein...do we have fun? Yeah, we have more fun than blondes!
Here's some of the fun we have, some of the silly situations we sometimes
find ourselves in.
Responses from the Vampire
View the archived responses from "What Do YOU Think Vampires
Are Like?", a mini-questionnaire from the days Sanguinarius:
The Vampire Support Page was hosted on AOL. When the site moved,
it was no longer able to run off AOL's guestbook script.
Reading, movies and documentaries that won't nauseate you. Yeh. I
could list my entire collection, but that's not what this page is
here for. Real vampire, nonfiction, and realistic fiction titles.
A listing of recommended links and sites pertaining to real vampires
and the vampire community, donors, otherkin and therianthropes, the
Vampyre lifestyle, and community members' shopping sites and businesses.
Sanguinarius's archive of real vampire, therian and otherkin audio
files, podcasts and interviews. Files will generally be in mp3 format,
unless otherwise specified.
Vampiric Community Graphics
A selection of free-to-use graphics for those who are interested in
building, supporting and advancing the vampire community.
Sign up to receive information about new site features, articles,
additions & updates, scheduled chats, community news, links, and
Online Press Room
Provides the media and other interested parties information associated
with Sanguinarius. Includes such things as background info, press
releases, a printable brochure (feel free to copy and distribute this)
and other downloadables.
Sign up for or check your free RealVamp email account -- Your_Name@RealVamp.zzn.com.
Doing a bit of research to find out what self-identified vampires
are best decribed as. Short, one-question poll, only takes a moment
to answer. Please log your response today.
The Vampiric Community Message Board
Fondly known as "The VCMB", here is Sanguinarius's official
message and support board for blood drinkers, psi-vamps, donors, lifestyle,
support, chit-chat, etc. No annoying popup windows.
#Sanguinarius IRC Chat
Join #Sanguinarius on IRC. Chats for and with vampires and blood-drinkers,
psychic vampires, and the discussion of f/actual vampires & vampirism;
these rooms are not for RPG-related, unless it is relevant to the
topic of conversation! Check the Message Board for notices of un-scheduled
chat sessions & times.
This group is for the general discussion of, for, and by vampires
and vampiric people, and relevant topics: real vampires and vampirism,
blood, blood-drinking, psychic / energy vampires, the Vampyre lifestyle,
the vampiric community & issues, vampires in the media and pop-culture,
etc.; discouraged are role-playing &; rpg-discussions (unless
it's relevant to the topic of conversation) -- there are other groups
which are far more appropriate for that sort of thing.
Rank Real Vampire Sites
A 'plexo' which allows you to rank the real vampire sites listed either
up or down. Check it out.
The Vam-Personals are back. You can browse through the listings, or
submit a listing yourself. Gothic and vampire dating community. Free
signup & profiles. Huge database.
Tucson Area Vampire and
Otherkin Community (TAVOC)
Anyone within driving distance of Tucson, AZ (USA) area group for
real vampires, therians, otherkin, donors and those interested in
learning more about us. This is a group which comes together both
online and offline for companionship, networking, learning and fun.
If you are in the area (or even as far off as California, but are
occasionally in the area), you're welcome to join us! Check out our
Yahoo Group, too.
Sanguinarius Communiity Center
A virtual community center in a virtual world. This might very well
be what Sanguinarius.org would be like if it physically existed as
an actual place. It houses a library with articles in the bookshelves,
a conversation area, some fun games, a spooky graveyard outside (complete
with crypt and fog) and much more. We even have a virtual cat, Fuzzbutt!
We host regular chats on Friday evenings. Join our group in-world
-- up for adoption
iThis group is for real vampires, blood drinkers, sanguinarians, psi
vampires and those into the Vampyre lifestyle, who live in Arkansas,
Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
Vampires-AMOK is up for adoption by a dedicated individual living
in the four-state area.
Tips & Contributions
Buy Sangi a cup of tea. If you have found Sanguinarius.org helpful,
please consider leaving a small (or large) tip or donation to help
defray operating costs and keep Sanguinarius.org alive and growing.
Even if it's just a dollar or 2. Become a Premiere Supporter of Sanguinarius.org
and get your name listed here.
Vampire Merch and More
One-Stop Vampire Shop
Anything Vampire you ever wanted but were afraid to ask for: Vampire
T-Shirts, Mousepads, Posters & Prints, Mousepads, Magnets, Photo
Sculture, Mugs, Embroidered Items, -- Even Skateboards and MUCH MORE!
Come browse through our store -- it doesn't cost anything to look
and the air conditioning is free.
Dictionary of Vampspeak
An excellent guide and intro to much of the common jargon, slang,
doublespeak, plays on words, and more used by real vampires, and contains
over 60 new terms not included in the first edition (available on
Sanguinarius.org). Find out more here + graphics.
& Shadows Store @ Zazzle
Specializing in spooky and vampire t-shirts, bumper stickers, and
mousepads! Exclusive Sanguinarius Merch & unique gothic/spooky
designs and sayings with attitude on t-shirts, mousepads, bumper stickers,
buttons/pins, magnets and more. Go check these out! -- Help support
Sanguinarius.org and be the envy of every vampire on your block. ;)=
Shop for all kinds of vampire books, gothic/vampiric apparel and accessories,
jewelry, vampire movies and shows (including VHS), watch vampire Video
on Demand (MOVIES and TV), gothic music and computer games at Sanguinarius's
Amazon Store. Lots of good stuff!
The index of sites which are hosted on Sanguinarius.org. Currently,
we do not publicly offer to host sites, and these are hosted by special
arrangement with Sanguinarius.org.
Link to Sanguinarius
Here you can find the various URLs and lots of different graphics
you can use to link to Sanguinarius and the various sites associated
See all the fantabulous awards Sanguinarius.org has recieved. Woohoo!
Find out about Sangi and some of her interests. Ho-hum. Now you can
find out what a nut I really am. *grin*
Corner of Babble
Sangi's online blog with miscellaneous entries ranging from weird
dreams, to community political commentary, community announcements
and new material published on my site. You can read current or past
entries and comment on them if you wish.
Sanguinarius on FaceBook
Yes, she knows FaceBook is eeevvviiilll, and she swore she'd never
sign up for it, but look what happened, eh? It's an irresistable force,
that's what it is...
This page is devoted to Sangi's special kitties, past and present.
Writings, & Musings
Writings. poems, humor, and other creativity by Sangi.
HTML Codes for Posting
Some basic html codes you can use to format your text, show an image,
and make text and graphical links; ideal quick-reference for posting
on message boards. Also has some other cool and useful links.
The good causes that Sangi supports.
Be sure to stop by Sangi's Amazon Wish List and get her something!
;) (Awww, you don't have to, but she'd sure appreciate it!)
Go to Sangi's Corner and have a look around. Be sure to check
out my Hurricane Sangi experiment.