A June bug…

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Somehow scraped together by, edited by, wrangled by and sweated over by

Tim

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Yeah, sweated over… I tell you what, I’d rather be working the edge of the Gibson in Australia than here at the moment…!!!

Just what in tarnation is this stuff called??? 104 plus heat index, humidity around 90 plus… flick me… I keep expectin’ to see a troupe of Congolese Gorillas wander past… maybe I shoulda signed on for one of those “expeditionary groups” in Soldier of Fortune…!!!

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DAMN…!!! Folks here tell me, “If you don’t like the weather in Illinois come back in ten minutes” – IT’S BEEN LIKE THIS FOR A FREAKIN’ WEEK… never mind no “ten minutes…!!!”

Annnnnnd, having put in one full week, plus one Monday, I can tell ya, once again, with full conviction, I agree with Sir Bob…


 

Nyuk… nyuk… nyuk… Couldn’t resist that one now could I…

Soooo…what has my beautiful assistant been up to lately? Hmmmm, uh huh, Yep…Yep… Oh? Really? Mmmmmmm… that’s curious… well, let’s see what we can make out of this lot then…

First up… Bad Things, who wants to be a Bad Thing?

Well, your chance is at hand…

Jun 24 at 9 PM to Jun 25 at 12 AM

2106 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2028, United States

Bad Thingz Beach Party

 

HAH…!!! YEEEEAHSSSS…!!! A Beach Party… hey guys, large hint…

YOU NEED VAMPIRE BEACH BABES

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAA… can you believe they left it wide open fer that one…!!!!

Okay, Earth to Tim… Earth to Tim, come in, Over? What else we got here….

Ohhh… ooooh….ooooh…. YAH…!!!!

Our “darling of the West Coast” friend, Lady Shannon McCabe, has let slip the info on the 10th Anniversary Vampire Ball… WOOT…!!!

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Shannon McCabe’s Vampire Ball- 10th Anniversary- Nosferatu

Hosted by Shannon McCabe’s Vampire Ball and Vampire Ball

Saturday, October 27 at 8 PM – 1:30 AM PDT

Oct 27 at 8 PM to Oct 28 at 1:30 AM PDT

California Auto Museum 2200 Front Street, Sacramento, California 95818

Tickets @ www.eventbrite.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/2094086267583875/

NOT ONE TO BE MISSED… 

 

Red River Vampire Festival is growing and moving strong!

Just to catch you up on the behind the scenes happenings, we’re negotiating with a vampire burlesque troupe, stilt walkers (for the parade on Nov 3rd), lowrider car clubs, and talking to other special guest performers as well as a pretty badass dj spinning some of the best and darkly delicious beats and tunes for the VIP Party!

We still have room for a couple more artist for the New Blood Art Show, in case you know someone who fits our lineup…

Our logo is being proofed and finalized as we speak so thank you for your patience!!! Let’s rock this show like nothing before!!!

For accommodations and booking a place here for the dates of the event, call and let then know Jake sent you! STAY 2 DAYS GET THE 3RD FREE*

BOOK YOUR STAY TODAY

(*exclusively for this event)

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Ahhhhhhh…. now, here’s a thing… just learned today that we have a new classification of Vampires gracing our culture… that’s right, a whole new sub-sub-cultural facet…

I’m speaking, of course, of Eclectic Vampires

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Yeah, whoo boy… new one just outta the language grinder… gotta do a bit of research this end but I think I should really point out, from English Language 101… I trust we all remember that? The word “Eclectic” is an adjective, HOW DID IT SUDDENLY BECOME A NOUN? And… just what the pink-faery flapping frig is an “ECLECTIC” anyway…

I’ll tell ya…
eclectic adjective

UK  /ekˈlek.tɪk/ US  /ekˈlek.tɪk/ formal

[Ref: Cambridge English Dictionary  https://dictionary.cambridge.org]
HOLY CARP BATMAN…!!!

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Sooooo… now we’ve given ourselves permission not only to make up words “on the spur” and “as required” to fudge over something haven’t really thought out and we’ve developed a new flavour, like tutti-frutti, or bubblegum, or orange sorbet???

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This might be a real good time to promo my lovely friend, Lady Sylvere’s, “Grumpy Vamp’s Guide to the GVC on WordPress”

Keep a-watchin hombres…!!!

 

Yeah, yeahhhhh, yep…!!!

Here’s a chill pill for ya…

Okay, okay, okay… all systems check… hehehe…!!!

Where to now? Ah yes… Two places well worth a look, well worth following, visiting and joining in…

~ Lady CG ~

Our dear friend Lady CG’s Discord Channel for discussions, articles, editorials, chit-chat and just good times. You can find this new Darkened Mirror portal at –

https://discordapp.com/invite/HgPGprE

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And, for our Italian speaking members, why not connect with Presidente Davide Santandrea’s Liga Italiana Real Vampires (LIRV) You can catch up with the latest news on the television and film project in Italy as well by going to –

The page of the national association on Facebook that is this one https://www.facebook.com/comunitalegaitalianarealvampires/   and the official website it’s here http://legaitalianarv.wixsite.com/lega-real-vampires  and our welcoming group that it’s this one on Facebook –  https://www.facebook.com/groups/legaitalianarealvampires/  as well as the newest link,
https://plus.google.com/communities/111055630306788573994

Annnnnd with that, I think that’s enough brainwork for this Monday, don’t you??? ‘Sides, I’m hungry…

“Vampiro”
by Remedios Varo

I’ll leave you with an absolute gem tonight, au revoir…

 

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Crossing the lines…

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Thrown together in a haphazard manner

and chucked out there for anyone that cares

by

TIM

Hahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaa… oh brother…!!!
Where am I? What day is it? Hell, What month is it?

Okay, okay… get a grip, breathe two three, breathe three four… Well, dunno about you kids but it’s been busier than a Tokyo cross-walk at shift change lately. Actually found myself an employer that knew a good thing when they saw it (unlike the other several dozens I’ve approached the last year…) Gotta tell ya, arriving here five years ago and finding out that my qualifications, from overseas, didn’t mean squat… yeah, tough – people wanna be sticking me on a conveyor belt, third shift in a dead ender…!!! Not gonna happen…!!! But, never mind, ‘s all good now.

Alrighty then, yep, “Crossing Lines”… one thing, or rather two actually, that we NEVER discuss or highlight at RVL is Politics and Religion… well buckle up dudes and dudettes coz that changes… NOW…!!! I’m here, I’m in charge, I’m at the keyboard, got my finger on THE BUTTON… Grab th’ mic, I’m on th’ attack, comin’ up in ya mirror like a 60 ton Mack…!!!

Yah, *cough*, ahem…!!! 

Oh, yeah.

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So, apart from me gettin’ employed what’s been happenin’ ’round here anyway?

Mmmmm, uh-huh, ahh, yep, yep… you sure? Really? Oh-kaaaaay… here goes nuthin’…

King Maven Lore of NOLA and Prince-Lord Shaolin of Gotham

Straight up kids, didja catch the VC Rant Radio Livestream – AKA “What Files My Fangs” with King Maven Lore and Prince-Lord Shaolin?  We did and, seriously, I couldn’t believe there was still folks out there asking dumbass questions about the unity project, or who didn’t know what’s going on with it… really, it’s probably been the most talked about thing, consistently, since it began… all I can think to say is, “Hell-Ohh, what’s the fuckin’ weather like on your planet???”

The only other thing I can think to do is refer you to a rather extensive interview, entitled A new “world” order – reprised”, that we were privileged to be able to conduct in September last year, now, some things have changed since then as many of you will know but the essence of the “Unity Project” has, we believe, not so come on peeps, catch up…!!!

 

MUSIC LOVERS APPRECIATION TIME…

Do you like creepy music? What is creepy music? Is it old hammer movie themes? Is it the Danse Macabre? Is it the theme to Friday the Thirteenth, Saw, The Hills Have Eyes, or I Spit On Your Grave?

I guess ya probably got a 69 Eyes, Nox Arcana or maybe even Evanescence’s “Lithium” tune running through ya noggin now… well, check this shit out…

Yeah…for real… is that guy one of the creepiest, most daemonic lookin’ dudes you ever seen?

Korla Pandit (September 16, 1921 – October 2, 1998), born John Roland Redd, was a musician, composer, pianist, organist and television pioneer of national notability. Known as the Godfather of Exotica, Redd claimed to be a French-Indian from New Delhi; however, he was actually “one of the first African-American television stars. “Raised in small towns in Missouri, Redd performed in Los Angeles in the 1940s under the stage name “Juan Rolando” in order to be admitted to the white-only musicians’ union and obtain more work.”[1]

Off to the East Coast, way up yonder near “The Big Apple” and Iron Garden is set to rock the town on June 29…

Join us Friday, June 29th – 9PM Sharp!

Calling All Nightkind – Heathens, Pagans, Therians, Vampires, Otherkin and All Beautiful Children of the Night

High points of the night to include;

KEY NOTE SPEAKER: Kevin French of Kindred of Mann – presents on:

Contemporary Nordic Heathenry

(www.facebook.com/kefinnurlangkvisti  and www.facebook.com/Kindred-of-Mann-531092013589392/)

CONCLAVE: Yggdrasil & Destiny w/Citizen Kaj Wenman

ART EXHIBITOR:

Tim Lucas (www.facebook.com/disappointedfamilyphotos/)

CEREMONY: A Midsummer Blót by Crow Skjaldmaer (www.facebook.com/theladyoflavonne)

MERCHANTS:

. Poppets, Pendants, Plants & Potions w/ Lenka Makings (https://www.facebook.com/lenkamakings/)

. Handcrafted Leather works w/ Deimos Leathercraft (www.etsy.com/shop/DeimosLeathercraft/)

. Crafty Crow (www.facebook.com/CraftyCrowWares/)

. Resident Merchant Olde Thyme Witch (www.facebook.com/OldeThymeWitch/)

. Runes Readings by Nykol (https://www.facebook.com/nykolaphrodisia)

PLUS

Ambient Goth Music in the Crypt by QXT’s DJ Pete DeFillipo

www.facebook.com/pete.defillipo

Info by: Iron Garden

Poster Credit: John Gavin

Model: Wolfgang Krystman

 

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The April digest of articles from around the way was put up by site wrangler Spurn on May 31st, a great resource to browse the reading material that’s out there for the coffee break. Spurn’s “The Vampire Fragments”Get over there and check it out…

Ya know, I’ve often thought that the world would be a much better place, all round, if I was in charge… for one thing there would be compulsory Saturday night dances where everyone could get down to that…

Haaaahahahahahahahahahahaaaaa… long live th’ Lux…!!!

Want to win an advance copy of DRACUL? Here’s your chance!

“The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a supernatural thriller that reveals not only Dracula’s true origins but Bram Stoker’s–and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.”

 

COME IN TEXAS…

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So, hey, the second date to save is this, Sunday August at 6pm

The event –
Rainbow in the Dark: Charity Event for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

“Sue Ellens and Vampire Court of Dallas presents: Rainbow in the Dark
Charity Evening Directly Benefiting Outlast Youth Foundation of North Texas Helping LGBTQA Homeless Youth.”

GET OUT THERE AND SUPPORT THE CAUSE FOLKS…!!!

 

Okay, are we gonna cross the line now? We gonna do it?

Are we, huh, huh, are we…

 

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I’m gonna tell ya my political beliefs, you can stand on any hill, Capitol or otherwise, in most developed countries in the world, look at the big, shiny buildings and the one thing you can be absolutely sure of is that the people YOU elected to work FOR YOU have absolutely no interest in YOU after the election…!!! TRUTH… Only person’s gonna look after YOU is YOU.

Me? Politically? Hell, I’m just one of those…

…which sorta kinda throws us off on the whole religion tangent right? right?

I’ll tell ya, it doesn’t matter who you pray to or how, anything that gets you through the hard times is good and it don’t matter a damn what anyone else says – it’s personal and something that shouldn’t be interfered with.

Me? Religion? I’ve got just one thing to say…

So, there ya have it… btw, that’s my personal opinion… in no way endorsed, nor shared by RVL… just the benefit of my wisdom and experience… take it or leave it…!!!

 

Awright, where we off to next… *shuffle, shuffle, shuff…* Ah Hah…!

Third date to save – 

Sunday, October 28 at 9 PM – 4 AM

NOLA’s th’ place, get on ya night face…!!!

INFERNO – The Blood Lust Vampire Ball

1236 N Rampart St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116

 

Ooooh yeah, one more thing before I go, I haven’t updated the Site Stats for RVL for the last month, anyone interested, No? Don’t give a fuck? READ ‘EM ANYWAY…!!! JUST DO IT…!!!

Page visits (26 April to 25 May inc.) 3196

Avg. visits per day: 114.14

Total distribution (Countries) 132

Twitter Followers: 1309

A big thank you, merci, vielen dank and gracias to y’all

 

Okay, that’s more than enough out me for today… yeah, yeah, I know…
Gonna drop out on ya to the sublime strains of a little “noir” from one of the coolest outfits in the God damn rock and roll world… aloha meine Lieben…!!!

 

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RVL meets real life: Who’s watching now?

“THINK BEFORE YOU POST…”

Written, Edited and Presented by

Tim

 

It’s the catch cry, and name, of a new FBI campaign against posting of hoax threats.

ABC News reporter Luke Barr [1] wrote yesterday, May 23rd, of the new initiative that is primarily aimed, so he reported, at curbing hoax threats made on social media. Particularly in the wake of the tragedies in Santa Fe,Texas or the shooting in Parkland, Florida.

“The Bureau and its law enforcement partners take each threat seriously. We investigate and fully analyze each threat to determine its credibility,” said FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich in a news release.”

We have, at RVL, presented editorials before concerning online bullying, its consequences and its tragic outcomes, articles such as “Another N Word”, “Crossroads – Plain Speaking” (Revised) and “Safety First” , have made our position clear and, we hope, have struck a chord with many others in the culture. It is a subject that we will never stop writing and presenting on and it is with great interest that we read the above mentioned report yesterday.

img. source: The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “Oh, yeah, of course they are with all these school shootings going on…” or even, “yeah, all kids get bullied it’s part of growing up…”

My answer, “Were you born on another planet?” What has ever, or can ever, be right with a person threatening another to instil fear? Do we just shrug it off and say it’s part of life? If we do WE are the biggest part of the problem. Do we think that, “hey, I was bullied and I got through it…!” WELL FUCKIN’ BULLY FOR YOU… (pun intended)

In a cultural group that is renowned for threats being made, threats of violence, threats of privacy breach, death threats I would suggest that we are prime, and fertile soil, for the attention of a local law enforcement/ FBI threat investigation especially where a person has a history of making threats, hoax or otherwise, or has a history with law enforcement in other states that lead to a “reasonable suspicion”. Where someone holds genuine fear for the safety of themselves and/or their family then this appears to be the beginning of the perfect asset to curb such activity and curb it with law enforcement backing.

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The simple fact is that bullying, at any stage, at any level, at any time or in any place is completely unacceptable…completely and absolutely unacceptable. There will never be a time when it will be other.

According to Luke Barr’s report;
“The FBI offers tips such as alerting law enforcement the moment a threat is seen and not to repost or share the threat broadly unless law enforcement is alerted.”

So, it appears that slowly but surely the barriers against internet bullying and threats are being built.

The online bullying organisation https://cyberbullying.org/bullying-laws has a complete list of the states in the U.S. and the sanctions that each state has in place against the various types of bullying and harassment, we are VERY pleased to note that Illinois is one of the states that has a full range of penalties for all types of cyberbullying and harassment and now, with the launch of the FBI initiative in partnership, we may actually see some perpetrators getting shut down, in a big way.

So, well might we say, “THINK BEFORE YOU POST…” or the next series of clicks you may hear WON’T be no keyboard keys.

 

1)  https://abcnews.go.com/US/fbi-rolls-campaign-warn-public-posting-fake-threats/story?id=55394666

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The views and opinions presented in this article are the opinions of the author and/or contributors and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of The Owner/s of RVL, their officers, assigns or agents. RVL and its officers do not personally, individually, or jointly necessarily recommend or condone any of the activities or practices represented.

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