Underground Vampire Clans
Posted 28 June 2004 - 05:36 PM
Posted 28 June 2004 - 05:50 PM
BTW...I don't think I'm a vampire. Just to clear the air.
Krafted with luv
Posted 02 July 2004 - 11:40 AM
until someone comes forward and says I'm a Vampire and this is why we do it.
My own take is that its a symbolic thing, blood representing lifeforce/energy exchange
Posted 07 July 2004 - 08:58 AM
I am in search for that game btw, im sure to become addicted
Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:34 AM
I actually have a friend who is very involved in the vampire subculture. She spends her time interviewing the people in these clans for a book one day.
According to what she told me these vampire clans don't solely survive off the blood of others. It is a common misconception that in order to be a vampire, one must consume blood. In fact, the only thing you have to do to qualify as a vampire is to absorb energy of some sort from others. For some, this is blood, for others it is the energy people give off (i.e. creative, spiritual, emotional). This kind of energy is best explained in religions such as paganism, which believes that everything is connected by spiritual energy. You can obtain these energies in different ways. Some vampires absorb these energies form others, and use them as a source of life in themselves.
As for blood, some clans run off of an aristocratic system. Most of the hierarchy is divided up between the people with certain blood disorders. Anemic people are a common occurance in vampire culture. Since they don't have much blood they are seen as more royal. Certain blood disease or disorder is seen as more royal than others. For example, I have factor 5, which causes my blood to be thicker than most people's. Thus, I wouldn't fit anywhere in the hierarchiy of the Vampire subculture. However, my friend has a special blood disorder called spiritusanguine, I think. She was interviewing a clan in New York one time, and they told her that she would be considered a noble amungst their clan, because of her blood disorder.
As for turning to dust in the sun, or sleeping in coffins; These are all false images made up by the media. No actual vampire turns to dust in the sunlight. In fact, the only true method to kill a vampire is by cutting their heads off. Vampires can exist in the sun, and they can eat garlic. It's just that, well anemic people are more prone to disagreeing with sunlight and foods that are heavy in iron, such as Italian food (which is full of garlic). however they do fit the description of a vampire. Often times they are rather pale, and very thin. Back when these legends were born, being as thin as some anemics are was considered deadly, thus they looked undead to most people. Also, back in those times they didn't know if such diseases were contagious. If a person had little blood, it is safe to assume the old treatment for it would be to give them more. Thus, legends of pale undead people who drank blood and disliked italian food was born!
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