How To Make Killer Vampire Fangs

I’m not going to lie to you guys….I’m tired….my laptop is almost out of batteries…and I’m missing my family (who’s in New York for the weekend.)  So–we’re going to jump away from the modern day vampyre tonight and jump into the pop culture realm with the “Make” team and learn how to make some really badass vampire fangs.

Much love to everyone.

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Am I A Vampyre?

…it’s a question addressed on every single vampyre forum, website, or article.  People who believe they may be “awakening” but do not know for sure and want a sort of “check-list” to define whether they are or are not a vampyre.

I used to think I could help people with this question, but I realize now, that this question is almost as difficult to answer as someone asking you “Am I happy?”  There are always tell-tale signs that you are, but the truth lies within the person in the end, you can only really answer that question on your own.  A person can always appear happy, but not be so on the inside.  The same goes for “am I a vampyre?”

Luckily, Michelle Belanger comes to the rescue again with some guidance on how to decide for yourself.  In an article on the House Kheperu site, she offers a sort of “test” to start things off.  Now, keep in mind, it’s important to be completely honest with yourself–truly look within yourself–and not focus on what you want to be true.  As I can not stress enough, practicing psychic vampyrism as a deliberate and malicious act is not good, fun, fair, ethical, or good for the karma.

That being said, the test is:

1.  Take some time out to really concentrate on the way you interact with the energy around you.  How you react or feel when you are talking with someone, while you are in a crowd, or during intimacies in your relationship.  But, concentrate especially if you are taking some of this energy into yourself.

2.  If the answer to this first test is yes, go for a short period of time, say, a week, while deliberately NOT taking in this energy from other people or energy sources.  If this feels deeply unnatural, or makes you uncomfortable, it is very possible that you may be a psychic vampyre.

Unfortunately, it is by no means as easy as 1, 2 ,3 to decide if you are a vampyre.  Like I said, the answer does not lie in some check-list.  But, this test is a good beginning point in some very intense soul searching.

I recommend doing some research on vampyres and vampyrism to gain a foundation of knowledge on different qualities, common feelings, and aspects of the modern day vampyre to help you.  While doing my own research I realized that some quirks I had that I thought were unique or strange are actually quite common in many psychic vampyres.  It definitely helps in the common feeling that you are alone in what you are and what you experience.

I think the article says it best though:

“Come to understand your vampirism from both inside and out. Make peace with it. Don’t fear or hate it, or else it is something that can easily control you. Balance your own well-being and needs against the well-being and needs of others. Seek answers from every source you deem reliable, and always weigh what you are told by teachers, books, or other authorities against your own personal experience.”

Good Resources for the Soul-Seeking Psychic Vampyre

The Glory of English Translations

First thing’s first:  WARNING! There is vulgarity, language, and extremely BAD translations ahead which may be inappropriate for the eyes of small children, pets, or authority figures.

Second, the back story:  Engrish.com collects photos of extremely bad english translations on display in foreign countries and posts them on their site.  This includes signs, clothing, packaging, etc.  Think…we wear shirts with the chinese characters for “strength” on it, or what-have-you.  …Well, other countries do that with english.

Now there are only a few theories I can think of that would result in what you are about to see, and believe me, these are by means not the only ones.  In fact, I even had to narrow down my narrowed down selection.  The theories would be:

1. The foreign person that was translating was taught very poorly by whoever taught them english.

2. The foreign person who was translating was assisted by an American who thought they were being
hilarious.

3. A foreign person who DID know english, didn’t think that any fellow foreign people would be able to
discern the true meaning of the displayed words.  …and thought they were hilarious.

4. An American who did the translations thought they were hilarious.

5. Foreign people are just extremely vulgar.

Alas, the proof of any one of those four:

I’d have to say the last two are my absolute favorites.  “Marxism: God’s favored coffee.”

…..

Thought we’d have a change of pace.  We’ll return to our regularly schedules vampyre postings tomorrow.

25 Top Cities For Modern Day Vampyres

There are many modern day vampyres out there that–sadly–feel very VERY alone.

Well, I promise you, you aren’t, especially if you live in one of these cities.*

Top 25 Cities for Modern Day Vampyres

1. London, England
2. Atlanta, GA
3. Chicago, IL
4. Toronto
5. Los Angeles, CA
7. Houston, TX
8. New York City, NY
9. Melbourne, Australia
10. San Antonio, TX
11. San Fransisco, CA
12. Stratford,CT
13. Brisbane, Australia
14. Manchester, Great Britain
15. Rockingham, NC
16. Orange County, CA
17. Brockton, MA
18. Oxnard, CA
19. Las Vegas, NV
20. Savannah, GA
21. Brisbane, Australia
22. Charlotte, NC
23. Detroit, NI
24. Sydney, Australia
25. Edinburgh, Great Britain

*Thanks to meetup.com for the info.  The top 25 cities are based on meetup.com’s list of vampire meetups with the most attendees (excluding the “Goth” meetups and “Vampire: The Masquerade” meetups which don’t count).  This does not necessarily mean that there are more vampyres in these places than others, just more people going to meetups, but for the purposes of this blog, we’re gonna go with the first idea.

Enter To Share

I’ve never met a group of more beautiful people…

My friend had been asking for months, “Come to the potluck this Wednesday, I just know you’ll love these people.” I’ll be honest, I didn’t believe her. There were people there that did drugs, drank, partied, everything that I DID NOT, nor did I think I would enjoy their company…but god I was so wrong.

The door said “Enter To Share” and literally when I opened the door and all eyes turned toward me, I did not feel anxious, or uncomfortable, just warmth. She introduced me as “the girl who promised promised to come,” and they all introduced themselves with handshakes and hugs.

It was like I’d known them all my life. Which never happens.

Anyone who knows me knows I hate most human beings, do not become attached to many, and stay within my tiny group as I have for five years now.

But the longer I sat there, the more comfortable I was. No one even had to talk to me, the energy in the room was just so positive that I absorbed it like a sponge. They spoke about the gift of the moment we were in, philosophy, spirituality. I hadn’t felt such joy in–well–a long time. I couldn’t even explain to you why THIS would be the time and the place.

And get this–no drugs.

It sounds like a cheesy story, but that was exactly how my night went. I stand corrected, there are people my age beyond my limited group who have looked beyond the superficial and have found a deeper and more beautiful meaning to life.

People who truly live in the present, and are grateful for it, unlike most people.

I hope these aren’t the only ones.

On a Side Note: The food was AMAZING! …I’d go every wednesday just so I could eat a mean like that once a week.

Where is everybody?

My views keep growing and my number of comment is–well–I think it’s shrinking!

Come on guys, you’re the fuel that keeps me going.

Give me your thoughts, your two cents, your love, your hate, your criticism, your links, anything!

Also, I’m currently looking for related blogs to do link exchanges with. If you’re interested or you know of a blogger that might be, comment me (kill two birds with one stone!).

I have a super pretty banner now! And I’m working on some buttons for a less obvious presence. Let me know if you want one of these so that I can send you one when they’re prepared.

Love always,

Abigail

Psychic Vampyres and Indigos

I always seem to find things to write about when I’m looking for something COMPLETELY opposite to tell you about, so I’ll just have to keep “controlling empathy” for another day. I found a fellow wordpress.com blog on “Indigos,” people described as having a deeper connection to the Universe than the average person. It’s eerie how many similarities there are between Modern Day Vampyres and Indigos.

Now, keep in mind this is only based on the the group I belong to, since I know them inside and out and can hardly say that about any other vampyres around me. But I also found a relatively accurate list of modern day vampire characteristics at VAU. Anyway, here’s a few highlights, the full list of Indigo characteristics can be found here.

Characteristics of a Vampyre
from personal experience and VAU

  • Interference with electronics (i.e. watches stopping, batteries dying, street lights going out)
  • The feeling of being different/separate from others on some intuitive level
  • You feel sometimes you belong in a different time period or even world.
  • High intuition or innate psychic abilities (premonitions, seeing ghosts, etc.)
  • Very intense empathy
  • Getting along with animals and/or nature with more ease than other human beings
  • People often feel uncomfortable with your intensity
  • Intense need for physical contact
  • Are happiest and healthiest when energy is “balanced”
Characteristics of an Indigo
quoted from Indigo Life Center

  • May be electrically sensitive such as watches not working and street lights going out as you move under them, electrical equipment malfunctioning and lights blowing out.
  • Feel like they could be one of the characters on the 1980’s television series “The Misfits of Science” or one of the young people in Xavier’s school for the gifted in the recent movies from the comic books “The X-Men.”
  • Know in their heart and core that they are here “on a mission” but many don’t remember what that is or how to go about it.
  • Have had psychic experiences, such as premonitions, seeing angels or ghosts, out of body experiences, hearing voices.
  • Have deep empathy for others, yet an intolerance of stupidity.
  • Many times get along better with animals and nature than people.
  • Shut down psychic abilities because it scares people.
  • Have what I endearingly term H.D.D. or “Hug Deficit Disorder” and need immense amounts of physical touching, hugs, and love to “cuddle.”
  • When they find balance they may become very strong, healthy, happy individuals.

Please check out the whole lists of vampyre characteristics at VAU and indigo characteristics and ILC. They’re SUPER interesting, I just don’t have enough room for them here.

Also, I realize that many Indigos have a strong disdain for “psychic vampyres” due to beliefs of the energetic damage they cause as well as their malicious intent. I would like to assure those people that one–that blanket does not lie over all psychic vampyres, and also that I mean no offense by any comparisons I make. Thank you!

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