Saturday, October 6, 2012
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Darkness falls as the sun disappears around
The edge of the world that no one can seem
To discover, that no one can ever seem to
Catch up with as they go through the pathways
That they choose to call their lives.
Everyone likes the day, they feel the most at
Peace then because the creatures of myth that
They have been trained to be afraid of are always
Asleep while the sun still rises, they are raised
To believe that the creatures they are afraid of
Will only come out when the sun goes down.
So many people remain afraid of them despite
The fact that as they grow up they know that
These creatures are fake and that they have nothing
To worry about from them. They still fear the
Things that come out after dark.
Everyone has learned that all evils will only come
Out at night and that their days will always be the
Safest things they have even when their all alone.
No one is willing to admit that there may be a
Problem with the theory in the modern world despite
All of the crime that exists in the world and despite
The fact that the news has proof that modern monsters
Will always exist.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
|Fairmount Mortuary, Denver, Colorado.|
Base of statue inscribed J.W. Iliff.
Photograph taken by the author.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
|Lestat, played by Tom Cruise in The Vampire Chronicles|
There are some of us, however, that can't help but run off of blood or psychic energy. Some, like me, can easily run off of both and it doesn't matter which one we use since we all need it in some form. We have no choice in if we emulate the creatures we're so used to reading about in our favorite (or maybe not so favorite) novels and see in so many different movies. We know how hard it is to have a long period when we wont or cant feed and the effect it has on us. We are the real vampyres that have little to do with the creatures of myth. We can walk out into sunlight without bursting into flames or turning into a small pile of ash (though many like me will get headaches or migraines in daylight without sunglasses and will often need sunscreen to prevent burning). We don't have to sleep in coffins during the day to make sure no light gets to our skin. We don't have to worry about standing out to the general public because most adults wont worry that we're not truly human as we wonder around any street we like.
Many of us will hide from the general public due to the fact that many of us will be told we have clinical vampirism and asked to speak to a psychiatrist or other mental health professional. Some of us may have this condition this is true but a small fraction of us will be in this group. Another small fraction (thanks to modern education and access to things like the internet being so common) may have a blood fetish but are yet to decide to label it that way. For those of us who know we don't have clinical vampirism or a blood fetish we do rely on blood or energy to survive. The ethics for both will depend on if they are a sangrinarian (sang) vampyre, a psychic (psi) vampyre or energy worker, or are a hybrid which can do a mixture of the two and for the person themselves.
Some may choose to use animal blood instead of human because of the easy access to it. With grocery stores selling raw meat in trays being so abundant it makes it easier to simply by the package somewhere and drink whats left in the bottom of the package. With the psi vampyres and energy workers out there simply going to a place with a crowd where they can do ambient feeding is easy enough to do while some (that like using sexual energy the best) will find a willing donor one of many ways. The hybrids can easily use the ethics of both groups on which type they use and how they choose to obtain it.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
During his time in the UK he promised his family that he wouldn't touch wine, women or meat. With his wife back in India having had his first son when he left on the boat he was leaving a lot of his life behind. With a lot of the UK not being vegetarian finding food that didn't have meat was a struggle. Many of the dishes he found at first he described as tasteless and he didn't enjoy any of it. One day he found a vegetarian restaurant that he enjoyed and found a pamphlet on vegetarianism which he really enjoyed. He started reading a lot of books on vegetarianism after this to learn more about the diet. He was happy to see that science was starting to back the diet that many Indian people had enjoyed for many years and decided that spreading vegetarianism would be part of what he wanted to do with his life.
He met a Christian friend in a vegetarian boarding house one day that introduced him to the bible. The Old Testament put him to sleep but he loved the New Testament. He respected his new friends religion since it had been something he had been taught early on in his life. Once passing the bar and becoming a formal lawyer Gandhi went back to his home in India where he worked on helping all in India gain the much needed change that the entire country needed.