A newsgroup created for real-life vampires - however you define them - or for people who just have an interest in real life vampirism.


I'm probably not too well-known in the newsgroup. I usually do more lurking than posting. Maybe that's because I'm not a vampire. I do have a few labels that could be slapped on me, including but not limited to donor, bloodoll, sympathizer, and supporter. I have been a friend and helper to more than one vampire in my lifetime, both sanguinarian and of the psychic/emotional kind. I have no desire to have the affliction of vampirism, for I know what it's like from my experiences with others. Being a real vampire is not something that's always easy. For some reason, though, I always feel compelled to lend help and the occasional ear to anyone who'd like it. It's a shame that people in this world aren't always very accepting of what they don't understand. I also find it quite interesting, and some of my favorite people in this world just happen to be vampires.

Anyway, I suppose you'd like to know more about me and why I'm drawn to vampires in general. Seline isn't my real name (and it isn't something I ripped off a certain pop singer, thank you), but it is one of the many names for the Goddess of the moon. I use this because I have always been more comfortable in the night and have always felt more magick in the stars that gently shine in the eve, even when I was very young. I started watching sci-fi/horror flicks from about the time I was 7 years old. I've always been a recluse, quiet and moody, artistic. I've been a classically trained musician for more than half my life, but I love anything from techno/industrial to alternative to pop and jazz...just please don't subject me to country. I'm a Wiccan/Neo-Pagan. And, believe it or not, I'm a natural blonde. That's not something I'm entirely proud of, but I do enjoy having soft pale skin. I've also been captivated by vampires for about a decade, now.

Why vampires? Not sure, really. Of course, this fascination began with the 'fictional' vampire. I have a whole shelf filled with vampire books, alone. The fact that I still only feel alive at night has always made me feel like a part of me thrives in shadow. I love dark and tragic romance. I've seen almost every vampire movie I can get my hands on. For about four years I've been an avid player of White Wolf's 'Vampire: The Masquerade'.

I had an experience with a sanguinarian (of which I was on the giving end), which obviously began to open new passageways of thought. Over the course of a few years, after meeting a couple more, I began to realize that this was something very real. Nothing like what you read about in fiction or see on your movie screen, of course. No extreme superhuman powers, no immortality, no retractable fangs. But it was also something that wasn't just in their heads. They weren't wannabes who dressed in black and were angsty. It was real.

Guess I'm one of the lucky who've walked on both sides of the line, in fantasy and reality. Too many unfortunate people in this world are too rooted in their blacks and whites to ever cross boundaries. For when you do, that's when you realize there is more magick in this world than you ever thought possible, in more ways than one.


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