Why can’t I be a…

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Tim

Good morning,

In the previous five year stretch that Lady M and I edited, produced and presented RVL we met an innumerable number of requests from people who wanted to be “real vampires”. Their reasons ranged through the whole spectrum of the imaginable, from having superhuman powers to being immortal, and everything in between.

Now, having re-opened the e-zine, we are expecting to meet more of the same. Indeed, one respected and very well informed contact we have recently been in contact with has told us that there is still a great deal of mis-, and dis-, information circulating about who, and what, modern living real vampyres are. Hence it is advisable, in the opinion of this writer, that we begin our new work by re-visiting a topic which has never been far below the surface of the contemporary sub-culture, namely, “I want to be a real vampire, please help…

In short, dear reader, the reason that not everybody can be a modern living vampire is the same reason that this writer can’t be a Long-billed dowitcher… I wasn’t born that way…!

It is generally accepted that modern living vampyres are just that because they were born with the traits, albeit possibly latent, that made them pre-disposed to becoming such later in life. Some, by genetic happenstance, may well be born with certain traits at the forefront from birth but the one thing that the majority agree upon is that if you’re not a modern living vampire you can’t be turned into one… you can’t be turned, you can’t be “embraced”, you can’t receive the “Dark Kiss” and you won’t contract the fabled V5 virus – if indeed such a thing exists.

What can happen, and does, however is that you can fall prey to charlatans, liars, cheats and predators. People who will offer to make you into a modern living vampire if you perform a spell, give them money for teachings, buy their books or bibles, give them sex or simply worship them in any number of strange and, mostly, unsavoury ways. These people hunt in cities, towns, clubs, bars, schools, playgrounds and, most importantly of all, on the internet.

Emily Meade as Pearl in ‘Mother, may I sleep with danger?’ – RabbitBandini Productions & Sony Pictures Television, 2016.

There are a number of articles already available in our “IMPORTANT INFORMATION for New Arrivals” section and perhaps the most notable of these are the 2012 article, “Safety First” and the 2015 article, “Warning signs and ‘Red Flags’”.

 

Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “Yeah, I’m too smart to be taken advantage of…” and I sincerely hope you are right, however, there are numerous accounts, sometimes tragic, about people – mostly young people, who have fallen victim to the unscrupulous predators that often frequent the subculture. People who don’t give a damn about your health and welfare or even, in extreme cases, your survival.

I recall, well, several people who wrote to us in the past offering anything they could give if we would help them become vampires, real vampires. Some even went so far as to say they would be willing to die to achieve this goal… unbelievable? True. It would have been so easy to take advantage of these people, ridiculously so and that is because there were, and are, people who believe that what the modern living vampire has is achievable to anyone. Unfortunately, dear reader, this is simply not the case.

We were also, I recall, called upon, on occasion, to help someone who was caught up in the webs of lies that were spun around them by these predators.

It has always been an opinion held by many in the subculture that it is a natural predilection of “the Vampire” to hunt and while this may be the case when considering the historical, mythological and archetypal vampire figure it is most certainly NOT the case in the modern subculture. Certain segments of the modern movement may incorporate elements of “role play” into their ritualised “hunt”, they may indulge in BDSM style practices to enhance or represent “the hunt” but these are acts between consenting persons of, hopefully, legal age.


The main things that everyone who comes to the subculture looking for something needs to know are;

Not everyone you come into contact with has your best interests at heart.

There are those who will take what they want from you, whatever it may be, under the guise of “turning” you into a vampire.

No amount of “Embracing”, “Dark Kissing” and/or spells/potions/pills/blood drinking will give you super powers or make you immortal.

In essence we hope that anyone reading this will take note of the warnings, we hope that you will realise that everything must be questioned, taken with a pinch of salt or, at the very least, researched. Unlike a great many out there John Reason’s Real Vampire Life is dedicated, and always has been, to presenting facts as they are currently understood and supported. We can’t guarantee to tell you what you want to hear, we can guarantee to answer your questions to the very best of our ability and if we can’t we can always find out for you or put you in contact with good, reputable and reliable people who can answer you.

Vampires exist in the world today, they are all around you, in the modern world but they are NOT vampires as Lord Byron, Bram Stoker, Anne Rice or Stephanie Meyer envisaged – learn to separate fact from fiction and, if you are having difficulty with that, please, ask someone BEFORE you get hurt.
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15th Annual Vampire’s Masquerade Ball ~ May 13, 2017

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15th Annual Vampire’s Masquerade Ball  Hosted by Vampire’s Masquerade Ball PDX

Hosted by Lady Raven Productions, the VMB is a formal Gothic event bringing in attendees from all over the nation and as far away as Europe. It’s a night that focuses on elegance, finery, and dark decadence in one of Portland’s oldest and largest ballrooms featuring the finest in Gothic/Industrial music. 

The Annual Vampire’s Masquerade Ball is a night of gothic elegance and decadence highly anticipated each year in the city of roses and hosted by Lady Raven Productions. It’s an evening where over 800 guests from the various gothic/industrial/alternative lifestyle communities from around the nation and the world gather in the Melody Ballroom amongst crystal chandeliers and Edwardian cornices to socialize and dance the night away. The VMB strives to offer its guests the experience of a formal gala at an attainable price; shared with like-minded company from the gothic/industrial communities who appreciate creative and individual expression, and the event is of course LGBTQ friendly.  The name “Vampire’s Masquerade Ball” is meant to evoke dark romanticism and a gothic interpretation of beauty. While the event is not sponsored or organized by the vampire community, they have always consistently been very supportive of the VMB, and are welcome to attend.

The Melody Ballroom

615 SE Alder St, Portland, Oregon 97214


 

 

Balls and Events 2017

Parties, pageants, dances and Balls…!
We want to hear about yours…!

The culture of the real vampire is steeped in the glamour, style and sophistication of the dark hours… amazing scenes, stunning gowns and the true sounds that make the vampire life so special.

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