To be or not to be. That is the question…. A trivial question from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, yes? A trivial question from a Donor to a Vampyre, not so much.
Vampyre’s feeding…. Your mind races to strobe-lit images of beautiful women covered in blood, sex and music, lustful eyes, your nerves stand on end, echoes of moans and sounds of pleasure… This is where the fictional movie rudely disappoints – there’s nothing that glamorous asking someone for some of their blood. But it’s our lot as sanguines to depend on those that are willing, or to resort to meat-blood.
Picking a Donor, or at least coming to an understanding with one, doesn’t happen often – but when it does, the angels sing, the planets align, and we feed. But even something as simple as feeding turns out to be a lot more complex than one would expect, and that complexity must be taken as seriously as life and death. Continue reading
In our culture, when one of us takes a learner or Fledgling Vampyre under our wing, we try to teach them all they need to know to the best of our ability. While we call them Fledglings and Apprentices – and fondly refer to them as “Baby Bat” and other terms of endearment, they remain every bit as much real Vampyres as we are, with the same needs, the same problems and the same challenges. We as Mentors strive to pass on to them the material and the experiences we have learned for ourselves – the ways of our respective societies and cultures. We do this so that they are better able to fend for themselves in the world of the Shinai, and also among other Nightkind. One of the ways we help them to learn is to ask them to write about various topics relating to the VC and their nature, their thoughts and feelings about certain aspects. By this we gauge what they have learned, and what sort of individual they happen to be. Today I am proud to share an article written by my current Fledgling, Lunah Valur Eir. The topic given to her for her assignment was “How I Feel About Being A Vampyre and Dealing With The Hunger”. Continue reading
My name is Laloe. I am a thirty year old woman. I was raised in a Christian home where I was taught that we may not mix with people who are witches, fortune tellers, Satanists, and well, any kind of person that didn’t believe what we believed – and we believe in the trinitarian God – God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. My mother is my world, and everything she said was law, and she is strongly opposed to people who don’t believe in our God. So I did everything she said I should do. Until one day, I met a Vampyre. Continue reading
I’ve often wondered about the way fiction represents the vampire and the way these vampires feed. In modern times, in more recent books, TV series and movies, vampires are shown in ways very similar to the reality – that they do not HAVE to kill those they feed from, but can be satisfied with a few sips and be done with it. Much like real Vampyres, who have standing agreements with their Donors. Continue reading
While reading an article about feeding by a good friend of mine, I was thinking about it and realized that I’m a very lucky vamp. I am in an envious position where I have almost unlimited supplies of ambient energy to feed on, so much so, that most of the time I feel totally ‘normal’ and can almost forget that I’m a vamp…..almost, but not quite. This is a bit what the hunger is like for me as a psi vamp. Continue reading
Very little can make me realize that this – THIS, being what we are, needing what we need – is not my imagination, quite like the hunger does. Continue reading
“I can already imagine the jaw-dropping reaction displayed by most Christian South Africans just for merely mentioning those two words in the same sentence. Well… pick up your jaws; I am Lunah Eir and I’m a Christian Vampyre. (You guys are doing it again, aren’t you?)” Continue reading