Planning, Pondering, Perpetuating…

Planned, Pondered and Perpetuated with some forethought by
Tim

Well, slap me sideways and call me a saloon door…!!!

What a time we’re having hereabouts… heat indexes still boiling the thermometers, pollen counts in the millions of parts per million, I think the sun is actually orbiting closer to Illinois than to Mercury at the moment…!!! Seriously, I saw a lady walking her pet Dachsund the other day and I swear the little woofer had griddle marks on him…!!!

Hey, “What’s the weather like on your planet?”

SPOILER ALERT

Yeah, oh, speaking of questions, has anybody been playing with those funny little, “Add an answer” things on Facebook? Really, it can be quite amusing… just take a serious question and think up a completely smartarse answer…

Example, I came across the question the other night, “How do like your spaghetti?”… oh, what an opening…

 

Img. source: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”
Produzioni Europee Associate (PEA) (Produzioni Europee Associati – Rome)
Arturo González Producciones Cinematográficas (co-production) and
Constantin Film 1967

Okayyyyyyy… let’s see what my beautiful assistant has for me this time around… some news, some news, some things, some… *shuffle, shuffle, shuff…*

Ah Hah

 

Img. source: Court of Lazarus

The 198th Court of Lazarus; A Metropolitan Vampire Society

Sunday, July 15 at 9 PM – to Jul 16 at 12 AM EDT

 

The Court of Lazarus

94 W Houston St, New York, New York 10012

With ShaIn Ilisha, Monica Ann Pedone, Angelica Valkyrie, Patrick DeLaney, Valerie Ferrante, Naamah Aeternus, Elena Innocence, Melissa Rensky, Victor A. Noirlocke and Valerus Lideim.

~ And ~

Img. source: Iron Garden

“Calling All Nightkind – Therians, Lycans, Canis Lupus, Otherkin, Witches, Pagans, Vampires and All Beautiful Children of the Night”

Join us Friday, July 27th – 9PM Sharp!

Events include;

KEY NOTE SPEAKER: Lupa Gunnr MacPhee Lykaios – Founder of Tribe Lykaios presenting on: Wolves Among us

CONCLAVE: The Berserker Mindset w/Citizen Wolfgang Krystman aka Herr Wulfsunus Elder of House of the Dreaming

ART EXHIBITION by: Don Lee Ferguson

CEREMONY: Full Moon Transformation Blessing by Jennifer Bobbe

PLUS – Goth Lounge in the Crypt by QXT’s DJ Pete DeFillipo

and much more… don’t miss out…

Img source: Facebook someplace

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahaha… I am so gonna use that next time…

Know what? I’ve been thinking, just recently, about “constancy” “- the quality of staying the same, not getting less or more”[1] and “inconstancy” “- not staying the same, especially in emotion, behaviour, or choice of sexual partner”[2]

Yeah, yeah, okay…enough with the sex jokes already… seriously now…

Having spent almost 18 years online, in this wonderful little alternative reality we have called the VC, I have seen an amazing amount of changes… not so much wholesale, widespread, cultural changes but smaller, somewhat radical and fleeting changes. One of the most prevalent types of change that I recall is level of inconstancy of a good many folk. It seems that from initial identification as one form of “kin”, for wont of a better term, there is a decided shift that comes along at not too infrequent intervals where people will re-imagine, reinvent or re-define themselves and I have to ask myself why.

Is it because they have an epiphany? A blinding revelation accompanied by the choral strains of an assemblage of winged daemons telling them that they’re not what they thought they were?

Is it because, eventually, people get bored with their “persona”, get bored with waning visibility, get bored with having to think themselves restricted in topics of discussion (if they care about that sort of thing of course) Is it a need to become “visible” again, to become “noticed”, to become part of the “in crowd” again?

Is that why we seem to be constantly discovering new types of Vampires in our midst? Is it simple inconstancy that afflicts?

Yeah, food for thought I thought…

Img. source: Sacramento Magazine

EVERYBODY GET YOUR CALENDARS AND CRAYONS OUT NOW…!!!

From Lady Shannon McCabe all the way out on the western side of the continent

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT – The VAMPS will be back for our 10 year Anniversary! #VAMPS #ShannonMcCabesVampireBall #Halloween #Sacramento

Check in at Vampire Ball.net and keep up with the latest news for this years ball in Sacramento

 

As the lady relates; “I am feeling rather nostalgic today as I think back on the last 10 years… Enjoy some of our beautiful VAMPS from years past… If you haven’t liked the Vampire Ball yet, you should, we have some really exciting things coming up… Peace, love and vampires.
Shannon”

 

http://www.VampireBall.net (Tickets on sale now for 10/27)

#Sacramento #VAMPS #Halloween #VampireBall

No doubt about it, they have big balls in Sacramento


Okay, digging down into the “medicine bag” again…. annnnnnd….

Ahhh, yes, Lady Raven’s recent message…

Img. source: Vampires Masquerade Ball PDX

A location change for the ball is in the offing for this year. For details on the event and the changes check in at;

Vampire’s Masquerade Ball PDX

 

I think that’ll be enough out of me for now, don’t you? (Rhetorical question… not necessary to answer…!!! – *Laughs*) Yeah, cuz we have to laugh don’t we? What’s the alternative, sit in a corner and cry while we bang our heads against the wall? Nahhhhh…

Good night “Night People”….


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A midsummer night’s ponderings…

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S.O.S. Canada, S.O.S. Canada… can you please, for the love of all the gods, saints and angels, muster your forces and send us a winter jetstream… URGENTLY… Texas is trying to kill us…!!!

We need to box this stuff up and shove it back south where it flamin’ well belongs… tell ya what, 30 years downunder and I know heat, I can deal with the heat but this ‘humidity’ bull…WHAT??? J.C. wept on a salty cracker, where are we, bloody Singapore…!!!

If I wanted heat index in the 105 plus range I’d have stayed in the Gibson… at least it ain’t humid there for Pete’s sakes… I mean really? get a load of this…
Summer solstice 2018 in Northern Hemisphere was at 5:07 AM on Thursday, June 21

(For 6/30)…

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT

SUNDAY…

* TEMPERATURES…Afternoon highs in the mid 90s today and low to mid Sunday, with tonight`s lows only around 80 degrees.

* HEAT INDICES…Peak afternoon heat indices in the 105 to 110 degree range. Heat indices are unlikely to drop below 90 in the core of the city, even late tonight.

* IMPACTS…Oppressive heat and humidity combined with ample sunshine will lead to hazardous conditions, particularly for the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions. Stifling heat is likely to linger well into the evening hours with very little nighttime relief from the heat. This will exacerbate the potential health impacts during this intense heat wave. Residents of the City of Chicago can call 3…1…1… to request well being checks for elderly friends or family members, or for information on finding the nearest cooling center.

 

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Okay, okay… firstly, standard pre-blurb disclaimer…

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So, parents, send the kids over the neighbours to play, give them twenty bucks and send them to a fast food joint to contribute to the National childhood obesity epidemic, put ’em in a cupboard with some magazines… it’s “big kids time” again…

What has my lovely assistant been cooking up and working with this week, except for yummy food for me… LOL

Remember this from the “June bug” editorial?

Well, RVL’s own Lady M was invited to read a pre-release of the book… she has read and her review is pending – providing we are allowed to share that with everyone here (permissions needed methinks) we’ll bring you that soon. 

 

Img. source: The Glass Coffin

Annnnnd speaking of the Lone Star stuff…

“Hey Everyone, so The Best of The Best of Austin is out! It would be really cool if you guys could nominate The Glass Coffin: Vampire Parlour for best Antique Store, Boutique and Local Tourist Attraction 🖤 “

The Glass Coffin – Best of the Best in Austin

GO AHEAD… make their day…!!!

(Ed. note: follow the link, click on the “Shopping” tab and from the list on the left side of the screen select “Antique”… C’mon Austin, get behind the Coffin…!!!)

So let’s keep rolling with the whole Texas Tea thing shall we…

 

Y’know… been thinking a lot this week, been thinking about languages, the uses and abuses thereof… got some writing coming which will be up soon, courtesy of my friend Lady Sylvere, at the Grumpy Vamp on WordPress.

The lady shared a thought recently, something along the lines of, “You’re not entitled to an opinion just because you had a thought.”

How true is that? A thought is a random, often fleeting, concept that zips through the old brainbox and doesn’t really have any substance, logic or definition… it’s a thought, will-o-the-wisp stuff, really… NO, an opinion requires some thought, some research, a little reading to form properly, logically, sensibly and to be able to present it credibly in an open or public forum… I’ve often thought we’d be a lot better off if people separated the two concepts, don’t you think??? Peddling out random-access thoughts as bona fide opinions, NOPE, doesn’t fly… just makes you look like an idiot – you don’t what to look like an idiot, do you?

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” ~Unknown~

Oh, yeah, btw… speaking of “Dracul” an’ stuff…

Img. source: Whitby Gothic Weekend 2018/2019

Whitby Goth Weekend
Oct 26 – 28 2018

See… fleeting thoughts… LMAO
I seem to be permanently playing catch up with myself…

What else, what else, what else indeed…

Img. source: The Leathur Lair of The Brat Prince of Chicago

Yes…yes…yes… Friday nights are TLL nights… a special blend of mayhem and madness from our friend D.

Haven’t you got the urge to grab a six pack and hang with a delightfully and lovably crazy dude…???

The Leathur Lair 

Be there or be square…!!!

WHOA…! That rhymes, I wonder if he thought that when he made up the name…??? Ummmm… Nahhhhh…!!!

Here’s one for you Maestro…

 

Where can we go after that bit of sheer class???

YES... over to another bit of sheer class…
Our mate Dave has been working his tail off with interviews and profiles at AEA, slip on over to check out the latest with the inestimable Mr. Dave Wolff himself…

“Autoeroticasphyxium zine (since 1997) supports and endorses underground metal of all genres (black, death, doom, thrash, NWOBHM), punk rock, grind, crust, hardcore, goth, horror rock, occult rock, stoner rock, electronic, ambient, industrial, experimental, synthpop, darkwave, world, independent net radio, independent film, horror fiction, art and sculpture, poetry, performance art, photography, vampire lore, subjects related to the occult, the paranormal and witchcraft. Visit AEA on the internet and contact me if interested in being interviewed or contributing to the zine.”

We have it on good authority that Dave is in the market for contributors and is also looking for music reviewers, reliable genre oriented people who can work with a little discipline to be a part of one of the most well established sources on the net for Music reviews and indie/underground interviews… as the man said, contact him for further details…

Speaking of which… RAAAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHHH….!!!!

Oh, wah, hooooooo…!!!

So we gotta flip the burgers to this one now…

Well, that’s about as steamy and summery as we can get for the moment…

Img source: http://pictures-and-images.com/content/forest-magic-dream.html

Yeah, so, roll on Summer… QUICK DAMMIT…!!!

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A June bug…

img. source: Tes

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

Tim

img. source: Official PSDs

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…!!!

img. source: Earth Rangers

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…!!!

img. source: Shannon McCabe’s 10th Anniversary – Nosferatu

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)

img source: Red River Vampire Festival

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

img. source: The Cinema Archives

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…!!!

img. source: pixabay.com

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???

img. source: Symbols & Emoticons

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

img: courtesy of LIRV, Italy

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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