French Tarot Card – The Sun
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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…!!!


“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


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


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

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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


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.




“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.”


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…!!!

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A couple of milestones

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Good evening everyone,
We hope you are well.

Got some news we want to share. As you know we regularly report the performance statistics of our humble little E-Zine at the end of each month-period.

I would like to let you in on this month’s posted figures…

A couple of things have happened in this month, June-July, period.
We have increased, yet again, our total number of Twitter followers and we have increased our total number of Countries that we reach. Good news. The best news of all, as of today, 7/26/18, we have amassed a total of 250,138 visits since the disastrous server crash of 2012 that pretty near wiped us out.

Thank you, a thousand times over, to all those people who made it possible for RVL to achieve these milestones.


Month period stats June 26, 2018 to July 25, 2018 inclusive

Total visits: 3175 (11.993% increase)

Avg. visits per day: 113.39 (11.990% increase)

@ 7/26/18 – 1361 Twitter Followers (2.101% increase)

Distribution, Total Countries, as at 7/26/18: 141 (3.677% increase)

 As you can imagine we’re feeling pretty proud of ourselves about now… yes, it’s taken a while but never losing the vision that J. Reason instilled in us has been the key. As much as we’re feeling pretty chuffed we are also feeling extremely grateful to all of you in the Modern Real Vampire Culture that have come to support us.

Blessings to all.

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

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)…



* 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. 


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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…

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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…

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

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