Vampirism

  • Matt Tuck

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    Ok, so we've all read books about vampires, and we've probably seen movies about them too, but have you ever stopped to think about Vampirism in real life?

    It's a sick world. There are people out there that take Vampirism seriously, look on to it as a religion, and do whatever it takes to try and become one. People actually go out and kill other people to drink their blood and even sometimes bathe in it. This act is very sick, and shows what vampires and Vampirism is like in real life. I love vampires, but I'd never, ever attempt to try and "become" one. The only thing that I find fascinating is the books that I read.

    What are your views on this subject?
    April 25th, 2008 at 07:33pm
  • Unapologetic Apathy

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    haha, I'd love to be a vampie.

    I mean.. blood actually does taste good.. at least in my opinion. I've only tasted my own blood though, like when you bite your lip. It's a good taste.

    But bathing in it? Not my idea of a good bath. And I don't like the idea of killing people either.
    April 26th, 2008 at 07:54pm
  • What about Forever?

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    haha, I'd love to be a vampie.

    I mean.. blood actually does taste good.. at least in my opinion. I've only tasted my own blood though, like when you bite your lip. It's a good taste.

    But bathing in it? Not my idea of a good bath. And I don't like the idea of killing people either.
    I have to agree.
    haha, agian if you read my other post agian, its a big deal at my old southeren baptist church anything around that area.
    I personally have always liked vampires and stuff.
    I don't care, ut my mom flips out everytime I read a book about vampires or hear a song that mentions them. It was realy bad when I read Twilight.
    April 27th, 2008 at 12:18am
  • CupCake;;

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    That, hon, is called Cannibalism. And is frowned upon in many societies.
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    But if I had to say. I wouldn't be suprised if there were a bunch of vampire cults. We know how people are now days. and If there were ACTUAL vampires (Ever wonder about those missing people reports that are never figured out? XD), I wouldn't really want to come across won.

    Though It wouldn't be suprising if 90% of the teenager population was actually trying to find vampires then throwing themselves at them shrieking. "OMG. BITE ME!! PLEASE!! MAKE ME ONE OF YOUR OWN OH GREAT OWN. YEAH RIGHT THERE. THE NECK!!! BIIIITTTEEE MEEEEEEE!!!!111!!!!" whilst the vampire just...shakes their head and leaves ._.;;
    April 27th, 2008 at 12:49am
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    Why can't I spell today?! won was supposed to be one . >.>
    April 27th, 2008 at 12:52am
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    ^ You can edit your post. Where quote, link, report is. There should be a button that says edit. Click that and edit whatever. :)
    April 27th, 2008 at 01:57am
  • ella.

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    Okay, welcomed to the real world. Once you kill someone for something you don't need, they are gone. If they look like a hobo on the street, they could have a dog that depends on them. It could be a man who got drunk and stumbled into the alley, only to be killed by some sick humans who have convinced themselves that they need blood.

    I wouldn't mind being a vampire. But in all truce, people need to separate reality from fiction.

    And even if Vampire's are real, they will be sitting in the backgrounds watching all these posers, and when the night falls, they will suck 'em dry. Just because it's like emo's and scene kids. Emo's want to slit the scene kids throats. End. Of. Story.
    April 27th, 2008 at 02:08am
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    ^ Exactly. I mean they haven't found Dracula's skeleton/body but still. Be realistic. If they were real half the things in books and movies would have to be fake. They would have to survive and be out in the sun and all the other ideas about vampires.
    April 27th, 2008 at 02:10am
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    Some people need to find the line between fiction and reality. Vampires are cool but killing someone to become one just doesn't suit me. I've seen people do things to try and become a vampire its hilarious watching them... Until the other person gets hurt.Unsure

    And if vampires are real they'd be sitting in the background watching those posers waiting to suck them dry at night.
    April 27th, 2008 at 04:30am
  • Soft-Soul

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    Huh. Really? Thats horrible!

    But for some it is a disease. I mean, there is an actual disease (who's name I forget) that some people have where they are convenced comepletely that they are vamires.

    They need help, and though what they do might be bad, they legitimatly think they are doing what they must to survive.

    So don't dis untill you know the circumstances, though it is unjust
    April 27th, 2008 at 08:20am
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    Soft-Soul:
    Huh. Really? Thats horrible!

    But for some it is a disease. I mean, there is an actual disease (who's name I forget) that some people have where they are convenced comepletely that they are vamires.

    They need help, and though what they do might be bad, they legitimatly think they are doing what they must to survive.

    So don't dis untill you know the circumstances, though it is unjust
    I've never heard of that, but there is Porphyria in which people take on the characteristics of the folklore vampire, ex sensitivity to sunlight, and prominent canine teeth.

    Anyway, about Vampirism as a religion.
    I believe the number that follows that is too small to do too much damage, but if it catches on, who knows? It could become a serious problem.
    The romanticized version of the vampire, you know, the sensual debonair aristocrat, is what people think of when they hear 'vampire', so maybe it would be considered an attractive option to some people.

    It's something to think about, anyway.
    April 27th, 2008 at 12:09pm
  • Alexithymia.

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    While I love the 'idea' of Vampirism, I do think that some people instead of confusing it with reality, actually ignore reality in favour of it.

    Besides, if a human was to use another's blood as it's only food source, would not be long before they pay a visit to the emergency room. And then there are those who drink their own blood, or animal blood.

    While I've studied Mythology and have always had an abnormally strong interest in Vampires, unless it was proved by one actually standing in front of me, fangs bared ready to attack...

    Until then, I'll try not to get my hopes up. :grr:
    April 27th, 2008 at 05:46pm
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    Yes yes, we've all read Anne Rice's books, Twilight Series, etc etc. I have wanted to be a vampire since I was 12, but I can see now that it's not possible. Of course, there are people who actually need to drink blood - I watched something about it on National Geographic, so maybe it's not true - but you can't call them vampires.

    For now, I put on my $50 tooth caps and run around in my velvet dress with my hair curling down my back, for that is how hard core I am.
    April 29th, 2008 at 11:46am
  • ChemicallyImbalanced

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    It's a bit sick how people think that it's real and go around killing people for their blood. I agree with ella jack. People need to learn to seperate reality from fiction.
    April 29th, 2008 at 11:49am
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    I was never one to believe in vampires. I'm not even really a big fan of the whole idea.
    I'm more into zombies. :P
    April 29th, 2008 at 03:32pm
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    ^ Exactly. I mean they haven't found Dracula's skeleton/body but still. Be realistic. If they were real half the things in books and movies would have to be fake. They would have to survive and be out in the sun and all the other ideas about vampires.
    Dracula is a fictional character >_>
    It's based on Vlad the Impaler [who was also named Vlad Dracul], but he's buried in a church and doing well. I actually saw his tomb last year.

    I think whoever wants to be a vampire, probably knows nothing about it. Vampires are a legend in some central-European countries. Mainly Hungary, Romania [you can count Moldavia if you wish], Austria, Germany and I think Bulgaria too.
    It mainly started from nobles who savagely killed peasants, or as explanations either for nobles' wealth [or health actually, I think Elizabeth Bathory was suspected of being a vampire because she looked young and beautiful], or for sickness or death of animals. Also people had different rituals and spells to get rid of the dark spirits and no-one actually wanted to be a vampire.
    You can't convert to vampirism. You have to be bitten. >_>
    People need to grow up and realize that vampires are not just a cool emo kind of character, the folk legend actually exists, it's a beautiful story, but come back to the real world please.

    As for canibalism, well that's a whole different story.
    April 29th, 2008 at 08:22pm
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    Dracula is a fictional character >_>
    It's based on Vlad the Impaler [who was also named Vlad Dracula], but he's buried in a church and doing well. I actually saw his tomb last year.
    I know but I thought they never found his body. I watched a documentary on the History Channel like a year ago. Quite convenient when it's about false facts. :file:
    April 29th, 2008 at 09:35pm
  • Alexithymia.

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    ^ Exactly. I mean they haven't found Dracula's skeleton/body but still. Be realistic. If they were real half the things in books and movies would have to be fake. They would have to survive and be out in the sun and all the other ideas about vampires.
    Dracula is a fictional character >_>
    It's based on Vlad the Impaler [who was also named Vlad Dracul], but he's buried in a church and doing well. I actually saw his tomb last year.

    I think whoever wants to be a vampire, probably knows nothing about it. Vampires are a legend in some central-European countries. Mainly Hungary, Romania [you can count Moldavia if you wish], Austria, Germany and I think Bulgaria too.
    It mainly started from nobles who savagely killed peasants, or as explanations either for nobles' wealth [or health actually, I think Elizabeth Bathory was suspected of being a vampire because she looked young and beautiful], or for sickness or death of animals. Also people had different rituals and spells to get rid of the dark spirits and no-one actually wanted to be a vampire.
    You can't convert to vampirism. You have to be bitten. >_>
    People need to grow up and realize that vampires are not just a cool emo kind of character, the folk legend actually exists, it's a beautiful story, but come back to the real world please.

    As for canibalism, well that's a whole different story.
    Thank you.

    You just hit everything spot on.

    The one thing that I really don't understand the whole romantic aspect to do with Vampirism. So many poeple fall in love with it, and to me while I have a strong interest in the Mythology of it, you always have to remeber that Mythology, well 'Myth' being the key word.
    April 30th, 2008 at 09:02am
  • Dreaming in Color

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    Hmm. Vampires...I definitely have to say that I would have to see it to believe it and that the people who go out and drink blood are a little weird, but hey, they probably do think/know they need it. Unless someone can tell me that they know and have spoken to one of these "Vampires" and that they are proven to be mentally unstable then I'm gonna say they know what their doing. Though I doubt they are Vampires in the same way that Dracula was portrayed.

    On a more personal note, I would hate to be a Vampire in the traditional sense, but the romanticized version wouldn't be too bad, a little bit too cliche, but otherwise bearable. And I have to agree with Emmy-Bear about the taste of blood, but I just like how the iron tastes, and that can be found in other things too.
    <3 Fisher
    April 30th, 2008 at 11:05am
  • Flynn Rider

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    I believe that vampires existed somewhere in the history say, 1500s or so.

    I do believe they are real - lurking among us.
    April 30th, 2008 at 02:20pm