It gives us great pleasure, finally To be able to present the first preliminary data set from stage two of the second stage of The Living Vampire Survey.
We are still in the process of assessing, arranging and translating for a number of the text-response questions but we would like to open the following for perusal.
If you identify as a modern living vampire what is your vampiric/vampyric path?
Sanguinarian 32 (35.2%) Psi/Psy 14 (15.4%) Empath 2 (2.2%) Elemental 3 (3.3%)
Hybrid 20 (22%) Hybrid-Therian 3 (3.3%) Eros 1 (1.1%) Spiritual 5 (5.5%)
Other, please specify 11 (12.1%)
i appear to be a blend of psy, empath, elemental, eros. l.
sang-sexual fluid vampiric
spiritual as well
A combination of most of the above.
gave up blood due to dangerous risks
Would it be possible, in your opinion, to hold an “election” to create an organized guiding body to represent the sub-culture?
If there were more vampire themed functions, meetings or events nearer to your location howlikely would you be to attend?
40 (43.5%) Very Likely
28 (30.4%) Likely
17 (18.5%) Neutral
4 (4.3%) Unlikely
3 (3.3%) Very Unlikely
How many of the following have you heard of or are familiar with?
Drink Deeply and Dream 56
The Vampire Website 33
Vampire Rave 42
House Kheperu 68
Dark Souls Haven 15
Black Swan Haven 47
Les Vampires 28
Bloodlit Radio 35
Trueform Within 9
Vampire Realm of Darkness 26
Atlanta Vampire Alliance 64
Bloodluster Community 6
Order of the Crimson Tongues 15
Minkae Institute 5
Black Trillium 7
Court of Lazarus 38
Vampire Court of Austin 32
House Eclipse 43
Psychic Vampire.org 56
None of the above 5
Do you think that the VC/OVC, in general, needs a “guiding” body of any description to coordinate efforts, communication, aims and goals?
Yes 36 No 28 Unsure 28
Why, in your opinion, is there such a prevalence of “angst” and “drama” in our vampworld. Is it due to:(Check closest option)
Closed mindsets 13(14.1%)
Errors in judgment 2(2.2%)
Poor manners 4(4.3%)
Over sensitivity 7(7.6%)
Other, please specify 22(23.9%)
Ignorance mixed with disrespect from people who are not real vampires.
I believe it is the same or less then any global group of people.
a mixture of all of the above
depending on the person and the situation, all of the above
mixed with closed mindsets
Teenagers, and adults who haven’t gotten over their teenage issues.
more than one above
feelings of frustration stemming from constant social invalidation
i think its a matter of all of the above. those in the vc/ovc seem to think they
are the single most important recorse of knowldge in our comunity.
Immaturity. Many are still learning who they are.
I was going to choose “intolerance” but I wanted to clarify what it is I meant.
Intolerance, as in.. Not between us Vampires, but we get a lot of intolerance
from other people, who might think us crazy or just stupid in general. I think
this makes us angsty or angry in general because it makes us feel generally
invalidated.. And no one likes to feel that way.
I think ALLL OF THE ABOVE !!!!!
all of the above
Dramaqueens and those who like to identify as the vampire archtype.
Immature children/newcomers to the Community, irregular/unhealthy
feeding schedules/habits, prevalence of a disingenuous fluffy politically
correct liberal mindset of inclusion for all, vampiric nature…
Drama & anger are Emotional energy and we are Vampyres so it feeds us
wheither they realize it or not
I feel there is the same amount as any group of people this large and
What do you think should happen to members of the community/sub-culture who commit unconscionable and gross breaches of trust, gross breaches of “civilized” conduct in the VC and/or crimes?
Warning (by senior VC member/s) 15
Restriction (confined to own or sole group) 8
Ostracism (none to have contact) 9
Suspension (ALL group memberships suspended) 6
Expulsion (Persona non grata sin nominee 1 year) 18
Nothing (No consequences) 2
Other, please specify 34
If you identify as a real living vampire have you, within the past year, expanded your understanding of self to incorporate other methods of feeding, other characteristics or beliefs? (e.g. Sang to Sang-psi hybrid)
Yes 45 (50%)
No 34 (37.8%)
Not Applicable 11 (12.2%)
Should it be mandatory that, in order to be recognized as a member of the sub-culture/ VC/ Cyber-VC, real vampires should be on a formal “register of members”?
If you were to go out to a vampire themed nightclub would you go;
With a friend 48
In a group 8
Only in daylight 2
Forget it, full stop. 9
What’s a nightclub? 5
Please rate your opinion of vampire literature in general.
Excellent 7 Good 38
Average 30 Fair 10
Please rate your opinion of vampire movies in general
Excellent 6 Good 24
Average 34 Fair 16
In your opinion, is a vampire, by their very nature, a predator?
Yes 69 No 23
Q24: “Coming out of the coffin” is the term for revealing yourself as a real living vampire either to the world in general or to your immediate circle of acquaintances, family and friends. Have you, at this point in time, come out of the coffin?
If you answered NO to question 24 what is your main reason for not having done so?
Personal choice 12
A combination of some or all of the above
Other, please specify 11
human family beliefs
personal choice and a lack of support from my family
Similarly to any philiosphy or voodoo science, this can all be in my head.
Making the symbtoms occur doing anything to further the delusion.
Coming out would affect my girlfriend badly since her mother is not a very
Afraid of being Abandoned by friends
difficulty with self acceptance, family
Drinking blood is taboo
Safety, practicallity, common sense.
I do not trust anyone…
When the sun rises where do you go?
For a jog 1
To McDonalds for breakfast 0
To the gym 1
Home to bed/coffin as appropriate 16
To the nearest coffee machine 14
To work 26
For a swim 0
Other, please specify 34
I don’t know
i have no idea
try and stay indoors
To bed or to work, depending on the day.
Depends on temperature of day.
I work at home, so it depends on how I feel
To nearest cup of tea.
Shade, if I go out at all
no salir de casa
have breakfast and go out
No choise but to take care of my child …
i start getting ready for bed because it is my husband/donor’s work schedule
still sleeping or am getting ready for the day a head, just like anyone else.
Still in bed
I prefer to work evenings but at the moment, I am mornings. By doing this, I
am more physically ill.
I’m at home and sleeping or relaxing
Each day is a case-by-case basis.
anywhere the sun isn’t.
dealing with housework
If there are no obligations for the daylight hours the next day, I’ll just be
heading to sleep. But if there are things to do, I’ll likely be going to sleep a
bit before that.
to bed, because my hubby/donor works overnights and gets off work at 8am
any were i wan’t
To the computer.
To bed. Coffins are for lifestyling possers.
I hang outy in my house where the sun dont shine…
watch the sun rise, then hunker in my bunker till noon when i sleep till dusk
it varies by time of year
If you were able to go back and “change” yourself, at this moment, would you prefer:
Being a living vampire 17
NOT being a living vampire 6
Being me 59
NOT being me 4
Being a ‘mundane’ (i.e. nonvampire/otherkin) 4
NOT being a ‘mundane’ 0
Being ‘Otherkin’ 1
NOT being ‘Otherkin’ 0
What’s the toughest thing about being a real living vampire? (Select as many as apply to you)
Regular feeding 53
Health issues 46
Ignorant/Prejudiced people 53
Not being able to “come out of the coffin” 34
“Wannabe vamps” 42
Finding donors 37
Social issues 32
No one to share it with offline 43
Other, please specify 19
Coming from a family where if I said anything it would be believed to come from the devil or a complete lie.
over sensitivity with hearing, to light, etc.
i dont good speak english et i doesnt underthand
The worry/paranoia that this is just a fantasy that I’m sustaining around
myself. A delusion not backed by good science, but backed by what we want
Nightmares about feeding
que nadie te entienda
All of this and more, because any of this could apply at any time. They are all
potential issues that all have their own problems.
People who do not wish to learn about what I truly am
This may fall under Health issues – polymorphic light eruption and rashes
from the sun. It is becoming worse and can be more serious than one would
think. Rashes can become infected and a depressed immune system can
cause joint aches, muscle aches, fatigue and fever.
Dealing with dual diagnosis
Perceptions of the community and the way the commuity presents itself.
The sad lack of & enthusiasm for scientific studies/research compared to the
plethora of non-vamp diluted (& therefore completely inaccurate) polls. Also
The fact that there are No real answers Just speculation
Non vampires in the OVC
Shedding some interesting lights on the subjects covered and, in turn, assisting us in completing the question set for the 3rd part of the project which runs from April 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013 inclusive which can be accessed at:
The Living Vampire ~ A social survey Part 3
Once again, thank you to ALL participants for your invaluable input.