Vampirism

  • i wait for a word.

    i wait for a word. (100)

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    Yes, in sixth grade I had a friend named Liz who thought she was a vampire. It was hysterical.
    September 16th, 2010 at 02:50am
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    They aren't real, they never were. I've done lots of research on this. Somewhere between the late 1400's and early 1500's the myth of vampires were a big part of culture and myth. The same time there was a major out break of rabbis. That's because so called "vampires" were just infected with rabbis.

    People couldn't explain what this was so they resorted to this.

    Rabbis victiums have neck spasums causing them to bite their tounge (hence they have blood dripping from their lips like a vampire might) They become pale and sensitive to light and strong smells (hence garlic) They attack people because their brain has been over taken by the rabbis. They have bite marks from getting infected. They go after the neck, main source of blood. And they are hard to kill. They don't feel pain as well and simply injuring them they will get back up. They only way to keep them down is to destroy the heart or brain.

    Simply put people who think that they are vampires are simply pretending. Or animic which can result in palness, thrist for blood (they don't have enough red blood cells and in rare cases can make them think they want blood) and sensitivity to light and smell.
    November 27th, 2010 at 02:59pm
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    lolasuicidestar:
    Or animic which can result in palness, thrist for blood (they don't have enough red blood cells and in rare cases can make them think they want blood) and sensitivity to light and smell.
    Thirst for blood isn't really a symptom of anemia.
    November 28th, 2010 at 03:46am
  • Just Ame

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    One word: ew. Blood taste okay (I've only had my own) but....*shudders* Love vamps but this is going overboard
    December 10th, 2010 at 04:08am
  • the reverend.

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    I don't know if anyone has mentioned this already, but I am currently reading a very fascinating book named "Vampires: The Occult Truth". This book shows that the real life thing does not just feed on blood and if they do, they do not intend to kill but will in fact allow those willing to donate. According to this book there are four types of vampire. Immortal Blood Drinkers, which are usually similar to the ones found in fiction. Mortal Blood Drinkers and the book has letters from "modern-day creatures of the night". Unintentional Psychic Vampires, people who feed on energy from another, not even realising they are doing so. These include the old or sick who cannot generate enough energy to live (not all, of course). Unintentional vampires will feed off a hug or the touch of their victim, not even knowing they are doing it. Intentional Psychic Vampires and according to the description these are the ones who should be feared most and not the blood drinkers like you may think. The reason for this is because they cannot be destroyed with objects such as a stake or a cross. And apparently one out of five people are feed off by this kind of vampire during some point in their lives. This psychic vampire does not need blood, it does not know what you are thinking either and it does not know what the future holds. It can take form as a human or a "phantom". Although most cases are not fatal, some can be.

    I fully believe in Vampires, I believe that they walk among us, I believe in what this book is saying. Call me weird or whatever but there are reasons for believing if you read this book in full. I found the letters from the vampires (that wanted to remain anonymous) really... I don't know, an eye-opener, if you will.

    And to a point made up above me, I am anemic. I've drank my OWN blood before, because it tastes good, but I would never think of drinking anyone elses. Even though I have 'fang-like' teeth, I can assure you I do not think I am a vampire.
    December 20th, 2010 at 12:24am
  • sunflowers.

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    the reverend.:
    I fully believe in Vampires, I believe that they walk among us, I believe in what this book is saying. Call me weird or whatever but there are reasons for believing if you read this book in full. I found the letters from the vampires (that wanted to remain anonymous) really... I don't know, an eye-opener, if you will.

    And to a point made up above me, I am anemic. I've drank my OWN blood before, because it tastes good, but I would never think of drinking anyone elses. Even though I have 'fang-like' teeth, I can assure you I do not think I am a vampire.
    When you say you believe in vampires, do you also believe in the stakes, mirrors, garlic stuff? I'm prepared to believe that there are people that drink blood out there because I'm sure there are accounts of it happening. But I don't consider them vampires.

    Also, you may be anemic, but you drinking your own blood isn't a symptom of anemia. I'm pretty sure that the majority of anemics don't drink their own blood...
    December 20th, 2010 at 08:34pm
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    @the reverend: I remember watching a Tyra Banks show episode where people who claimed to be vampires came as guests on the show. The type of vampires that you've described were present, I remember a psychic one who believed in karma and would basically do thing by her aura...or something on the lines.

    Though I don't believe in vampires, I do believe there are people out there who try to live that lifestyle.
    December 22nd, 2010 at 05:12am
  • die Bienen Knie

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    Mayhem's Lady:
    LOL! I saw a vampire characteristic about male vampires detaching their PENIS to have sex with a victim at night.
    Anyway, back to religion, too many think that vampires exist. *Sighs*
    Wait...if they wanted to have sex why wouldn't they keep it on...?
    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:19am
  • the reverend.

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    sunflowers.:
    When you say you believe in vampires, do you also believe in the stakes, mirrors, garlic stuff? I'm prepared to believe that there are people that drink blood out there because I'm sure there are accounts of it happening. But I don't consider them vampires.

    Also, you may be anemic, but you drinking your own blood isn't a symptom of anemia. I'm pretty sure that the majority of anemics don't drink their own blood...
    No, I don't believe in stakes, mirrors and garlic, etc. But I believe that the people out there would be known as Vampires, to me, anyway.

    I know it isn't a symptom, I wasn't saying it was. I've drank it on an odd occasion, when I've cut myself (not on purpose) or whatever. Perhaps drink is the wrong word, I don't drink loads of it, it's more of stopping the blood yano? I was simply referring to a point made above me about anemics having a thirst for blood and this making others/themselves believe they are vampires. I do not have a thirst for blood in any way, nor do I believe I am a vampire or suggest I am. I just thought I'd point out that having anemia does not mean you would drink someone's blood, it's not a symptom - like you said.
    January 4th, 2011 at 09:39pm
  • Sansa Stark

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    Some people with schizophrenia believe they are actually real vampires.
    The thing is, people are seduced by vampires, they are seductive loners who walk among us with no purpose, they're the undead, they're neither alive nor dead. Also, the whole bite people's necks thing, it's sexy, it's appealing to people sexually. We fantasise about these dark beings who are often portraied as passionate lovers, bad boys who will give you all the satisfaction you could possibly ask for.
    Literature and movies and TV are filled with these "sexy" vampires that make girls want them.

    I like vampire fiction (some of it, at least) and I find it rather interesting, but from liking it to actually murdering people because of that... HUGE leap.
    June 22nd, 2011 at 07:20pm
  • Cyanide-Charlie

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    I think a lot of people take it way too seriously. Killing people for their blood is just insane.
    Personally, I love the taste of blood. But I don't kill people for it or even slit my wrists to drink it. If I happen to bleed, I suck it dry. Disgusting, I know. It freaks my wife out really bad so I try to turn away to lick blood from my hand or whatever. But she's slowly coming around to it. She scratched something once and was bleeding and she let me taste it. Sexiest thing she'd ever done lol.
    May 31st, 2012 at 05:19pm
  • Anamariah666

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    I am "Vampiric Goth" meaning I love the taste of blood, love stories/books/movies about Vampires. I do wear a cape on occasion to add to my love for fashion, I have a pair of Vampire Vangs from VampFangs, I am a "Night Owl" because I have insomnia and I just loathe being in the sun because I tan so easily do to my race. I also am looking into what is called a coffin bed and it looks like a coffin(comes in King/Queen sizes as well as smaller sizes). The only difference between the coffins and this bed is the 'top' is basically like a bunk bed but without the top bed and the top curves down to give the 'inside a coffin' feel to it. Call me a freak, say what you want. I love myself and my life!
    July 24th, 2012 at 01:18pm
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    Cyanide-Charlie:
    I think a lot of people take it way too seriously. Killing people for their blood is just insane.
    Personally, I love the taste of blood. But I don't kill people for it or even slit my wrists to drink it. If I happen to bleed, I suck it dry. Disgusting, I know. It freaks my wife out really bad so I try to turn away to lick blood from my hand or whatever. But she's slowly coming around to it. She scratched something once and was bleeding and she let me taste it. Sexiest thing she'd ever done lol.
    ^My husband allows me the same privilege and oh my gods...so hot.
    July 24th, 2012 at 01:19pm
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    @ sunflowers.
    Actually it is VERY common and noted among doctors and hospitals that sever cases of anemia give you cravings for the taste of blood because of the metallic and iron taste of it. Just like when you are lacking something in your diet sometimes you eat strange things such as dust dirt, tobacco.

    The account of my knowledge: My cousin works in the medical field.
    July 24th, 2012 at 01:25pm
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    @ Anamariah666

    In severe cases on anaemia, the patient exhibits symptoms similar to pica (i.e. eating substances not intended for human consumption or with very low nutritional value such as ice, wood, paint etc). When I was severely anaemic, I craved ice to the extent I stopped eating all other food and was merely eating ice. Whilst it is possible that a patient may crave blood, to say they are craving it because of the nutritional value it exhibits or mimics is a gross inaccuracy. To say that craving blood is a common thing within people with pica is also inaccurate. Those with a pathological craving for eating their own excrement is still more common than those who crave blood. Renfield Syndrome is a generally uncommon mental issue with rather dangerous implications. Someone cannot be considered to have Renfield Syndrome unless they are craving blood enough to cut themselves. it is also heavily noted that this Syndrome is psychosomatic rather than a physiological illness.
    July 24th, 2012 at 02:03pm
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    Anamariah666:
    Oh and for the record, Twilight Vampires are the most ignorant thing ever.
    Ignorant of what, exactly? Twilight is a work of fiction, it's not meant to be an accurate portrayal of vampires or anything.
    July 24th, 2012 at 04:37pm
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    @ Alex; periphery.
    That is what the author failed to mention when writing the book. She called them "Vampires" but if you look back on the history of "Vampires" they were nothing like Stephanie Myers "Vampires". (Just for it to be 'noted', no I am not one of those 'I think I am a Vampire' types.) I just think the way she depicted "Vampires" really ruined what the creatures were supposed to be depicted as. She honestly should have changed the name of the monsters/creatures she came up with. Nowhere through history did it say they sparkled in the light...It was a mockery of the creatures known as "Vampires". Now, I am not knocking the books, I did like them to a extent. But the creatures were silly.
    July 25th, 2012 at 12:37pm
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    @ Anamariah666
    Well I'm not sure I see it as an issue, because the vampires that have been depicted throughout history have a) never stayed the same and b) never existed anyway.
    July 25th, 2012 at 02:02pm
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    Alex; periphery.:
    @ Anamariah666
    Well I'm not sure I see it as an issue, because the vampires that have been depicted throughout history have a) never stayed the same and b) never existed anyway.
    No, but they have kept to the same general idea. Sure the things that hurt/kill them have changed but they have never once "sparkled" in the centuries that "Vampires" have been thought up. And no, they do not exist but it would be like someone telling their child Santa Claus is a cannibal...It changes the folklore behind the man that is Santa Claus. Do you see where I am coming from? I'm big into myths/folklore and things of the such (as are many people and millions of people were frustrated with the silliness that is her depiction of the "Vampire") so when I read about "Vampires" I want to read about "Vampires" not men that sparkle like diamonds...
    July 26th, 2012 at 12:48pm
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    ^ Do you feel the same about the way wizards and witches are portrayed in Harry Potter? Or the way that Jesus Christ is portrayed in the Da Vinci Code?

    All I mean is that when it's fiction, or rather fantasy fiction, the need for "realism" or anything of the sort is obviated. That's the beauty of it; you can bend, twist and play around with reality, and what's considered normal or usual.
    July 26th, 2012 at 01:33pm