J. Reason’s Real Vampire Life E-Zine 1st Annual Report

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Compiled, Written, Edited and Presented by

Tim
Editor in Chief – J. Reason’s RVL E-Zine

Good morning,
It is a very exciting point in the history of J. Reason’s Real Vampire Life E-Zine, for the first time in the history of the publication we are in a position to release an Annual Report. In dealing with the period beginning July – August of 2017 we have kept monthly records of statistics and circulation (Contained on a link tab at our home page) There is one month of data unavailable, being October – November last year because your chief Editorial staff were swanning it up, and swilling cold beer, in Australia on vacation…!!! (Sorry ’bout that… NOT…!!!)

In looking at the records over the previous 13 recording periods we can see that the most popular times seem to be between September and January, although this year the March – April month was especially busy as it has been this last month, July – August 2018..

One of our biggest milestones came on 7/26/18 when we passed the 250,000 visits mark at RVL.

Much of what happens at RVL, naturally, occurs around what we write and present and we are keenly aware of three things at all times, 1. Keep it real, 2. Keep it relevant and 3. Have some fun along the way.

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In putting a good mix of these things together we believe that we create, and reinforce, a culture that creates interest among readers. Having a “little fun” or “a little light insanity” along the way keeps the audience from feeling they are trapped in a world of negativity and in this way we hope to be able to engender greater interest in the modern culture and send out a message that not everything has to be nasty, bitchy, back-biting and squabbling when Vampires come together, be it on or off line.

We have, as many are aware, gone through some rather intensive changes over the last twelve months and we have welcomed new Staff Members to the E-Zine, our deepest gratitude and thanks must, firstly, go to –

Lady Ronin Costa (Editor, Staff Writer and Foreign Correspondent in Italy)
Gordon Smith (Editor and Researcher) of the CLAVIS Research Group.
Dave Wolff (Editor and Rock God) C.E.O. and Editor in Chief of the Auteroticasphyxium E-Zine.
Lady Suzanne Carré (Editor and Science Advisor)
Lady Kaia Liivamägi (Editorial and Medical Pathology Consultant)

And, Lady Sylvere Ap Leanan (Assoc. Editor and Modern Living Vampire Community Consultant)

With these fabulous people on board we can continue to provide high quality reading and infotainment for our audience, an important… nay vital, part of any publication.

For myself, and speaking on behalf of J.Reason, we must also acknowledge the tireless, unending efforts, work, patience and research that goes on every single day of the week and which is under the watchful eye of Lady Marmoon Bey. Without her extraordinary work we would not be able to present that publication, nor have the Facebook portal site, that we enjoy.

Without reservation we express our deepest gratitude to all those whom have participated in editorials and interviews over the past year. It is, we believe, an excellent opportunity for people to connect, in a fashion, with many of the fascinating and intriguing people that are part of our Modern living Vampire Culture.

Of course, a huge thanks MUST go out to everyone who reads, follows and supports RVL around the world. Without those people we would have little purpose, direction or incentive.

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Planned developments.

This is an area that has been under discussion over the last three months. We are working in with both WordPress and with our server host to determine the best way to increase our level of control, flexibility and versatility WITHOUT monetizing (yup, we ain’t in it for th’ money friends) the E-Zine and thereby having annoying ads permitted there.

Our main areas of expansion this last year has been in the arena of Historical information and presentation. With these things contained in our Vampire – History, Mythology and Folklore department we are always seeking to update, improve and expand on the information for all those interested in the Vampire Mythos as well as the real living Vampire life.

We are always considering new projects that will enhance the range and type of information available to our readers and, in that vein, we will be incorporating a new series of interviews that will focus on consultations of specific points of discussion to supplement our ‘general biographical’ interviews.

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J. Reason’s Real Vampire Life E-Zine annual figures 2017 – 2018

Site Visits Period              Total Visits         Avg. /Day        Twitter F’lwers     Countries

July – Aug 2017                     2891              103.25                 1102                    96

Aug – Sep 2017                     3413              121.89                 1111                    106

Sep – Oct 2017                      4048              144.57                 1141                    110

Oct – Nov 2017                     absent            absent                absent                absent

Nov – Dec 2017                     3850               137.5                  1184                    119

Dec 2017 – Jan 2018            3854               137.64                 1205                   123

Jan – Feb 2018                     3214               114.79                  1232                   124

Feb – Mar 2018                     3272               116.86                 1267                    127

Mar – Apr 2018                     4566                163.07                1279                    131

Apr – May 2018                    3196                 114.14                1309                    132

May – Jun 2018                    2835                 101.25                1333                    136

Jun – Jul 2018                      3175                 113.39                 1361                    141

Jul – Aug 2018                     4369                 156.04                 1352                    143

 

The top 5 editorials/interviews over the last year by number of views to the end of 8/25/18 were;

Title                                                                                     Views

Vampire Deities                                                                                                     3,989

Blood Substitutes Or “How to be a Healthy Happy Vampyre”                               1,123

A VAMPIRE’S GUIDE TO NEW ORLEANS ~ Steven P. Unger                               949

Dr. Death and a Vampyre Beauty                                                                             565

A new “world” order – reprised                                                                                 547

 

The top 5 Countries, by visitors, as at 8/25/18 were;

% of visits          Visits by location

1                              United States                    67.72%                  14,810

 

2                             United Kingdom                 4.55%                      996

 

3                              Germany                            3.47%                     758

 

4                              Canada                               2.96%                    648

 

5                              Australia                              2.28%                   499

 

Our top ten referrers by links, for the year to 8/25/18, were;

Search engine source                     # referrals

Facebook                                            3,769

WordPress Android App                        660

Twitter                                                    246

sanguinarius.org                                    103

theb9.com                                              103

nexus-noctis.net                                      72

vampirefragments.com                           58

feedspot.com                                          56

blog.feedspot.com                                  43

t.umblr.com                                             40

 

The top ten search terms used to reach RVL, as at 8/25/18, were;

amazon                                                              22

vampire gods                                                     11

https://realvampirenews.com/                            10

vespertine ball                                                     7

vampire god names                                            6

real vampire dentures                                         4

deities of vampirism                                            4

vampire language                                               4

vampire symbols                                                4

unity ankh mavenlore                                        4

Common vampire bat

In conclusion:
As can be seen, over the previous year, 2017 – 2018, we have experienced a real growth of 23.034% in total site visits compared over the twelve record periods.

The number of people following RVL on Twitter has increased by 22.686% and our Global reach has increased by 48.958%.

Amidst this we have always done our utmost to bring quality, accuracy and, above all, independent information, free of any group, organisation, House, Court or other such affiliations or influence to our audience. Indeed, there have been times when our people have been, or are, holders of memberships to other organisations but that is something which, like your coat at a fancy restaurant, is left at the door on the way in.

Copyright RVL, 2018

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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.

For further information please see the RVL Website Disclaimer

 

Welcoming a new Staff Member

Presented by
Tim

Good evening,
It gives me great pleasure to announce that following an invitation to join our staff Lady Kaia Liivamägi has honoured us by accepting…

Lady Kaia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical science and is currently working in a Hematology Laboratory. In addition to this she has worked in the fields of Clinical Chemistry and Human Metabolism and Diseases laboratories. She is a teacher in her fields and works in the collection and analysis of medical samples.

Lady Kaia also owns and runs a website devoted to library resources for the Vampire/Therian/Otherkin and Witchcraft communities it fulfils, for her, a desire to, “mix my medical profession with spiritual/energy worker knowledge and bind them together in my journey of learning new things.”

She writes;
“We always seek knowledge, about us & the world around us and especially why we are what we are… We are curious creatures. For us knowledge is power. Without it we feel lost in this world.”

We, at RVL, are certain that her qualifications and commitment to the modern Vampire culture will be a blessing to RVL’s operations.

Copyright RVL & Lady Kaia 2018

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This article may be linked to but may not be copied or reproduced, nor redistributed in any manner, including electronic without the express permission of the copyright owners.

For further information please see the RVL Website Disclaimer

 

Sunnandæg

French Tarot Card – The Sun
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Planned (meticulously) Researched, Written, Edited and Executed by
Tim

Sunnandæg, dies solis, Sunday,

WELL… spank my l’il brown monkey!!! Yep, it’s here again… is it just me or have the days gotten all screwed up? Workdays seem to have become 30 hour days and weekend days seem to have become 18 hour days…??? WTF?

Maybe the rest of the solar system is running in the right direction and we’ve gone flamin’ retrograde…!!!

Hmmm… better get the obligatory out of the way…

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Yep, we’ve got naughty words, we’ve got drug references, we’ve got some blood, sexual innuendo and maybe a little attitude along the way… so, get the kids some popcorn and a Disney movie and shut ’em in the other room…!!!

DID YOU KNOW…

“The seven-day week originates from the calendar of the Babylonians, which in turn is based on a Sumerian calendar dated to 21st-century B.C. Seven days corresponds to the time it takes for a moon to transition between each phase: full, waning half, new and waxing half. Because the moon cycle is 29.53 days long, the Babylonians would insert one or two days into the final week of each month.”

“Sunday comes from Old English “Sunnandæg,” which is derived from a Germanic interpretation of the Latin dies solis, “sun’s day.” Germanic and Norse mythology personify the sun as a goddess named Sunna or Sól.”

Ref: Live Science.com

 

The end to the weekend for a great many brothers and sisters in the workforce, two whole days of freedom, the time to let it all hang out and wash off the cares of the working week… if you’re lucky –  unfortunately, in this quaint little industrial system you have here it’s not the same for everyone… as for those brothers and sisters who had to pull weekend shifts, who had to cope with “mandatory Saturday’s”, in a system that should have been outlawed in the early 1900’s, this one’s for you…

 

So it’s SUNDAY…
Let’s raise a fuckin’ glass to Sól… and make some more fuckin’ noise…

 

 

Now then, what’s been happening, Ooooooh, Yeah, BIG NEWS… which you may have already read about… It’s official…

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Yeah, yeah… go ahead but ALL the *eyerolls* in the world ain’t gonna faze us none…

From this point we are considering the future expansion of RVL and we are looking into a bigger, and better, pro domain. We are seeking to engage other knowledgeable people to reinforce our staff and give us the ability to look at a much wider range of subjects, questions, dilemmas and issues within the Modern Real Vampire Culture – all while maintaining that inimitable RVL style

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS…!!!


So, now then, moving right along, what has my lovely Lady M found for us this week?

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SAT, AUG 18 AT 6 PM PDT

Miss Alley Cat 2018

Placer County Fair · Roseville, CA

Hosted by Ashley Bryant and Faustine Flamm

The Vampire Ball is pleased to announce that the FIRST VAMP appearance will be Saturday, August 18th at the FANGTASIC car and pin- up pageant event… Miss Alley Cat 2018. Tell your friends and pick up $25 surcharge free tickets to the Vampire Ball at our booth!

 

See you there,

Shannon McCabe’s Vampire Ball & the VAMPS!

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee… ova to Texas…

Austin Vampire Ball: Opera Of Death

by Dead South and the Vampire Court of Austin

OCT 19 – 21, 2018

Elysium

705 Red River St

Austin, TX 78701

Fri, Oct 19, 2018, 9:00 PM – Sun, Oct 21, 2018, 12:00 AM CDT

Make sum fuckin’ noise for us Austin…!!!

 

Now, here’s one for the calendars, no excuses, you’ve got plenty of time to save up and get the finery together… COME ON DOWN PENN…!!!

Dracula’s Ball 3/16/19: And One from Germany!

Public · Hosted by Dancing Ferret Concerts and Dracula’s Ball

MAR 16, 2019

The Trocadero

1003 Arch St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

There’s some stuff to rock ya world… oh, and one more thing

Watcha got Bon…?

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“Every thought is new when an author expresses it in a manner peculiar to himself.”
The Marquis de Vauvenargues ~

Been doing a bit of reading meself, first off, an interesting little piece by author Brian Harrison on Exemplore… it’s inspired me to take a deeper look into the actual chronological history of what I shall call Lamia Americae

The Vampire Legends of New Orleans
by Brian Harrison on Exemplore

 

…annnnd, speaking of reading, there’s an awesome site called “The Vampire Library”, we were fortunate enough to be able to feature it back in the day… it’s probably the most comprehensive listing (currently at 1625 titles) of Vampire books and entertainment resources you’re gonna find, do yourself a favour, check it out…

Visit The Vampire Library

As a few examples here are some of the non-fiction titles in the modern Vampire genre…

Liquid Dreams of Vampires by Martin V. Riccardo, Something in the Blood by Jeff Guinn and Andy Grieser, Vampires Among Us by Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Piercing the Darkness by Katherine Ramsland, Allure of the Vampire Our Sexual Attraction to the Undead by Corvis Nocturnum (a.k.a. Eric Vernor)  Eric Vernor (Editor) Embracing the Darkness Understanding Dark Subcultures by Corvis Nocturnum (a.k.a. Eric vernor)  Eric Vernor, Vampires a World History by E. R. Vernor (a.k.a. Corvis Nocturnum)

The Dictionary of Vampspeak, Second Edition: Terminology and Lingo in the Vampire Community by Sanguinarius E. Sanguinarius

The Embrace: A True Vampire Story by Aphrodite Jones

The Psychic Vampire Codex by Michelle Belanger, Sacred Hunger by Michelle Belanger, The Vampire Ritual Book by Michelle Belanger, Vampires in Their Own Words by Michelle Belanger.

The Psychic Vampires Guide by Lono Vespertilio,  Eric Vernor (Editor)

The Real Twilight by Arlene Russo, Vampire Nation by Arlene Russo

V Special Edition by Father Sebastian, Michelle Belanger and Layil Umbralux

Vampires Today: The Truth about Modern Vampirism by Joseph Laycock

I have a few in my own library here, the ones that I consider to be credible reference works not just money spinners… always remember, dear reader, books, like video presentations, like magazines, like newspapers are very often swayed by the beliefs of the writers… don’t forget to keep the salt handy, you may need a grain every now and then

 

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Something to think on, talk amongst yourselves, smoke em if ya got em:

Real Vampire culture books and videos: Blessing or Curse?

In your opinion what real Vampire, non-fiction books, videos or features portray the culture best?

Do you, being a modern real Vampire, feel as though you are represented by them?

 

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Miramax (presents)
A Band Apart
Jersey Films, 1994.

 

REALITY BITES…!!!

 

“Be careful of the words you say,

Keep them short and sweet.

You never know, from day to day,

Which ones you’ll have to eat.”

Anonymous

Yeah, that’s right… something’s been bothering me lately… you know, there are times when a lotta folks hit on hard times, maybe it’s a transient thing, maybe it’s gonna be a long haul back – one time or another everyone gets there to varying degrees but when a situation gets so desperate that people can’t, quite literally, afford enough for proper food then we need to remember that we are lucky enough to have enough. When it gets to a stage where folks NEED to reach out, or someone intervenes and reaches out for them, we need to show a little compassion, a little understanding for fellow man. What we DON’T need is for assholes to sit back and criticise them for getting into that position, what we DON’T need is for assholes to sit back in their comfy all-the-mod-cons houses, with their fancy cars and hi-tech living and lay down some line of pure bullshit about the situation that they know fuck all about. If you’re not in THE position SHUT THE FUCK UP and let us who can help, a little or a lot, get on with the business. Just go back to your $2000 Lazy Boy recliner in front of your 200 inch flat-screen whatever the fuck it is and be an asshole – just keep it to yourself…! Nuff said…

For those of you facing down the hard times…

 

I reckon we’re going to have to make up a special name for people like those assholes for the Vampban dictionary… oooh, yeah like…and speaking of that, four newly invented words for the Vampire Culture Urban Dictionary program today…

Vundablunda (N) A Vampire who is so wrapped up in their own “press” that they can’t wake up and smell the coffee. A true narcissist who is only interested in what they can screw out of the culture for their own benefit.

Droglet (N) A junior vamp newbie who comes blasting into sight and thinks they own every fucking thing and that everybody should follow their commands.

Drogging (V) The act of getting rid of Droglets

Bluking (V) {esp. Sanguinarian) Gorging on blood until you puke.

 

Cool track huh? Reminds me, wanna check out some more cool stuff, some indie stuff, some music stuff? Go check on the latest at Dave Wolff’s AEA Fanzine…

You can keep an eye on the previews right here at RVL by going to our AEA Fanzine Page

Okay, that’s a wrap kids… have a nice night, don’t think about tomorrow until the alarm goes off tomorrow morning…! And Hey, HEY… be safe out there…!!!

Copyright T & RVL 2018 (except where otherwise noted)

NB: Where used, quoted portions of other works are reproduced by permission, or under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, wherein allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.

This article may be linked to but may not be copied or reproduced, nor redistributed in any manner, including electronic without the express permission of the copyright owners.

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.

For further information please see the RVL Website Disclaimer