Vampirism

  • It's In The Blood.

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    As to modern day 'real' vampires... it strikes me as a tad dangerous. The human mouth has a hell of a lot of bacteria in it - it's much safer to be bitten by a dog, there's something in their saliva that helps wounds heal. But don't quote me on that. I can't remember the exact terminology or how it works.

    Also, most people can't digest human blood. Small quantities I think are okay, but larger ones just make us vomit. Or so the lady on TV said. And that'd be a really random thing to lie about.

    Also, there have been horror stories of 'coven leaders' luring unwary fools into their 'covens' and then getting them hooked on drugs like heroin (because some people inject blood) without their knowledge. You can also get HIV and other diseases that way.

    And the smell of blood makes me sick. That would be my first reason not for trying it really :-)
    May 1st, 2008 at 04:36pm
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    I remember watching 'Most Haunted - Transylvania' and there was a priest/ Vampire hunter saying that he believes that there are vampires out there but he doesn't believe that they apear as books and films make them out to be.

    He said that if they were to appear they would be a decaying corpse, dangerous. Not sexy or tempting like films portray.

    I think the people around today killing and trying to be vampires is quite disgusting to be honest.

    On the other hand I love the kind of vampires that are portrayed by books and films as sexy and deviant. It just adds to the 'Wow' factor of them.

    So yeah, the fictional version of a vampire appeals to me but I draw the line there.

    P.s I love the look of fangs!
    May 3rd, 2008 at 05:24pm
  • Cho Kyuhyun

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    I watched a video about Vampires in Philosphies in school and there was one guy who was convinced he was one. It was actually rather sick because his partner used to make himself bleed so that the "Vampire" could drink his blood.

    I personally found it disgusting and that Vampires should stay as a work of fiction.
    May 5th, 2008 at 10:16pm
  • Talion

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    I wouldn't say I don't believe in vampires, because I think pretty much anything is possible to happen, but it's not something I'd put up an argument about with someone.

    The people who bathe in blood might be a little insane in my opinion. It reminds me of a cult-like thing.

    Some people would take vampires as being a demon from hell, which I do think there's demon-like somethings out there and so do a lot of people.

    I wouldn't say someone who believed vampires didn't exist was wrong, I just like to think there's things out there that you should have an open mind about.
    May 6th, 2008 at 03:04am
  • Your Mom

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    I know vampires supposedly don't "exist," but I still believe in them anyways. :mrgreen: No matter how many times I have to get told that they aren't real and to stop drinking my own blood.

    I guess it'd be cool to be a vampire, since I enjoy the taste of my own blood, although I can get quite nausious when I'm looking at a crap load of blood... like when you get a shot or whatever. Gets me weak in the knees. Sad

    Although I must say that bathing in blood is somewhat sick. Especially since it only makes you dirtier, not cleaner. One of the reasons why we have water, people. Other than to drink it, of course. :tehe:
    May 7th, 2008 at 05:30am
  • The Master

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    I don't see what the fascination with vampires are actually. Plasmavores, now that's a different thing.

    Could of course just be a more contemporary case of dogheads, of course. :)
    May 9th, 2008 at 04:39pm
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    Thunderous Silence:
    I watched a video about Vampires in Philosphies in school and there was one guy who was convinced he was one. It was actually rather sick because his partner used to make himself bleed so that the "Vampire" could drink his blood.

    I personally found it disgusting and that Vampires should stay as a work of fiction.
    I agree. They should stay as a work of fiction.
    May 10th, 2008 at 04:00am
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    Honestly, I think it's sad...
    The people who you see pretending to be vampires and shit, you can tell they're dorky kids. You can tell they were the weird ones at school.
    It just makes me so depressed and I don't know why.
    May 10th, 2008 at 04:04am
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    As much as we'd all love to be vampires.

    People actually going out and drinking blood, is quite disturbing.

    But I love Edward. Even though he's a fictional character of my wildest dreams.
    May 11th, 2008 at 10:53am
  • Bells.

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    Yeh, I love writing about vampires, and I usually portray them as sexy beings, of course, but I don't believe in them walking among us. If they did, there would be a lot more unexplained deaths and there'd be more scientific knowledge on them.
    May 14th, 2008 at 10:34am
  • Ciel Phantomhive.

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    They're given a really bad name and reputation, some peopel just really like vampires and think drinkign blood is sexy and all that (I read an article in a magazine a while back, this reminded me of it) not really like a religion, but a belief.
    And then there was a couple who killed another couple, drank some of their blood, and went and had sex in a coffin =/
    I can't remember if it was another 'vampire' couple they killed, and the killers had sex in their coffin, or if the killers had a coffin.
    But it was still rather... odd.
    May 15th, 2008 at 12:29am
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    Emmy-Bear:
    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 agree with the whole blood tasting good thing
    but i think that killing a human being for that is fucked up really bad
    May 15th, 2008 at 05:44am
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    I wish vampires existed. It's a dream I often wish would come true.

    But it's nothing I obsess over it or anything.

    Same as I wish there was a Hogwarts school of withcraft and wizardry. basically.

    I just would find it interesting, but I'd NEVER do anything extreme like that. I just day dream about having a hot vampire boyfriend occasionally. hahaha.
    May 15th, 2008 at 05:51am
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    Dasha:
    If they did, there would be a lot more unexplained deaths and there'd be more scientific knowledge on them.
    Surely, if they've existed for hundreds of years, they would know by now how to hide among humans. It's not as if back in the mid-evil ages that they kept written records of murders or anything...did they? Even if they did, vampires would have gotten to them one way or another and a) destroyed them or b) kept the records for themselves.

    Besides, science can't explain everything. Just like the Loch Ness Monster, the extinction of dinosaurs, whether aliens exist, etc.

    What about the people that go missing and are never found? Or the murders that can't be explained? Or, kidnappings that take place? The kidnapper isn't always caught.

    There's a girl I remember watching a video about before and she said she was kidnapped and the guy that did kidnap her, tied her down and drank her blood for hours on end. Maybe it was a few days, I'm not completely sure. It's been awhile since I saw the video.

    I mean, maybe they do exist and their a lot more advanced than we think they are, and it's not like they would be exactly the way their portrayed in works of art (books, movies, etc.) either. I high doubt they'd be burned by sunlight, unless of course,

    For all we know their living among us right now and laughing at our stupidity. Stupidity of making up myths about them, of course.
    May 15th, 2008 at 06:05am
  • Leonore Paisley

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    Vampirism is a myth. There were no such thing. When they find mass amounts of skeletons with extremely large fangs, I'll consider it.

    But, seriously. People need to get a grip on reality. Sucking blood makes you insane, not a vampire.
    May 18th, 2008 at 09:27am
  • It's In The Blood.

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    The whole idea of vampires is that in true death, they return to their previous shapes, so you wouldn't get skeletons with fangs anyway :-P

    I agree, they probably don't exist, but I also don't think it's fair to steal the magic away from life. Faeries... probably not real... but, like, I still say hello to them when I go over the faerie bridge in the Isle of Man, and I still put out milk at my grandma's for the faeries and the like. Some mystery is good.

    I don't like the idea of someone trying to bathe in my blood though. No, no, no. That, I agree, is decidedly icky.

    There are a good few books available on the mythology of vampirism and the actual medical conditions today that lead people to believe in 'real' vampires.

    And then there are psychic vampires. They are real. You won't convince me otherwise on that matter.
    May 18th, 2008 at 08:03pm
  • Leonore Paisley

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    Princess Sylvie:
    And then there are psychic vampires. They are real. You won't convince me otherwise on that matter.
    What is a psychic vampire? :shifty
    May 18th, 2008 at 08:59pm
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    I believe psychic vampires are people who absorb your energy or something along those lines. I don't think they have something to do with actual vampirism, more with chi, karma and vital energy. I think.
    May 18th, 2008 at 09:07pm
  • Leonore Paisley

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    Oh... that makes sense. :shifty
    May 18th, 2008 at 09:09pm
  • It's In The Blood.

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    Yeah, psychic vampires are just those lovely people who leave you feeling completely drained after five minutes of talking to them.

    No mythology involved in that.

    I should have explained what they were... sorry :(
    May 19th, 2008 at 12:56pm