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…

img. source: Web Design Library

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…

picture frame by gothyka.com

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?

img. source: Yandex.com

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…?

img. source: L.A. Nantz – Vampire Author and Artist

“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

 

img. source: Europosters.com

 

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?

 

img. source: Samuel L. Jackson in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction”
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…!!!

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Happy THOR’S-day…!!!

img. source: Lady Geek Girl on WordPress

Planned (with forethought) Developed, Edited, Arranged and Presented by

Tim

 

YES…!!! I planned it, I actually thought about what I was going to put here today and then I actually, really, meticulously (well, more or less) arranged today’s foray… don’t you feel privileged now??? 

First off, before we go anywhere…

Parental advisory explicit content vintage rusty metal sign on a white background, vector illustration

Well, slap me frickin’ upside down and call me a fruit bat…!!! I mean, how much can a fuckin’ Koala bear right???

With all the fussin’ and frothing that’s been going on I’m surprised we haven’t all quit and retired to open beach front bars in the Cayman’s…!!!

 

OKAY, OKAY… It’s THOR’S DAY, let’s make some fuckin’ noise…!!!


HAH..!!! Yes… that’s just the way to start…

So, what’s an amazing wtf? thing that’s happened this week…? Ahhh… yes…

Didja all see the grand opening of our latest Vampire group on Facebook? It came across our screens and declared that;

“Only rule: Must be at least 18 (age must be publicly displayed) & posts must be vampire, metaphysical, occult, vampire community related or at least loosely related to something along the same lines, other than that, there are NO rules. Say what you want, when you want, to who you want, but respect is expected. Since we do, of course, want some sort of civility here, no derogatory behavior will be tolerated. That is up to and including badgering anyone for an answer if they’ve declined to comment.”

“Say WHAT you want, WHEN you want, to WHO you want but RESPECT is expected”

Swear by ALL the Gods, I laughed so hard I nearly got a hernia…!!! Talk about askin’ for trouble. Well, happy to report that it held up for around a day and then became;


Any and all are welcome. Otherkin, vampyre, witch, curious, metaphysical practitioner etc. provided they follow the rules.

1. To join the group, please answer the required questions. Your membership will not be considered without these responses.

2. Rules MUST be agreed upon after joining, see “pinned post”.

3. 18+ only

4. Post an introduction upon joining.

5. Respect! Productive conversation and respectful/cordial debate only. Zero tolerance for abuse and/or disrespect. Do not challenge or instigate hate with name-calling.  Respect NightSide identities.  Intolerance will get you booted.

6. Keep photo reposts to a minimum or at least make sure it’s relevant to topics of discussion.

7. No deletion of posts or comments or disabling commenting unless done by or approved by a Moderator/Admin.

8. No blocking of Admins or mods. If they were previously blocked before you joined, I will not require anyone to unblock an admin or mod.

9. Please keep posts vampire, occult, otherkin or metaphysical related or at least a fairly good correlation and explain.

10. No screenshots are to be taken and posted elsewhere or shared with anyone. This is an automatic boot should they be found and/or reported to an admin or mod and said person reporting provides solid proof.

AGAIN, Thank the Gods, we have another sensible, respectful, focus oriented Vampire group. It’ll be interesting to watch what comes out of the initial outrageous sales hook…!!!

Universal Vampire & Otherkin Commune (U.V.O.C.)

Might be safe to take a peek now… ummm, are hippies welcome too???

MORRRRRRRRRRE NOISE…!!!


 

Hahahahahahahahahaha… okay – let’s see what the Lady of The Research has for us today…

Ohhh, I say, we’re orf across the pond, jolly old London town… Tally Ho…!!!

img. source: Yesterday’s Shadow

Yesterday’s Shadow – The Resurrection

Saturday, August 18 at 8 PM – 2 AM UTC+01

at The Victoria

Info courtesy of

London Vampire Magazine

 

What else, what else indeed…

img. source: Black Rose Events

“The Black Rose Ball returns on the first weekend in September with the theme of ‘Wasteland’.

Featuring a great line up of bands on Friday 31 August 2018 – They Called Him Zone, Red Sun Revival and Bad Pollyanna – at the The Fulford Arms.

Saturday 1 September 2018 will feature the Black Rose Bazaar gothic market (with traders of gorgeous gothic creations) and café during the day at the De Grey Rooms. Followed by the jewel of the weekend, the Black Rose Masquerade Ball in the evening.

There will be a cemetery tour around York’s Victorian cemetery Friends of York Cemetery on Sunday 2 September 2018, exclusive to weekend ticket holders.

All profits are donated to The Sophie Lancaster Foundation. For full information check out our event pages or www.blackroseball.co.uk

Just £33 for a weekend ticket! (£15 concert only, £19.50 ball only).”

 

Img. source:
http://gothic.life/

 

 I have a confession to make… Lady M doesn’t really get overjoyed about taking me shopping, see, I’m a bit of a Jackdaw and I get easily distracted by shiny things… always darting off in different directions and so forth so when this next item popped up… Oh Em Gee…!!!

 

img. source: VVSUK The Shop

The sky darkens

Bats flit

The moon floods the landscape

A captivating dramatic necklace

“Hand crafted alchemic red enamel pewter necklace surrounded by bats

Necklace sits upon a a 21″ (53cm) nickel free trace chain with fastener

Weight & Dimensions (approx.): H: 58mm (2.28″) W: 50mm (1.97″) D: 10mm (0.39″) Weight 30g (1.06oz)”

VVSUK at Etsy

 

…and speaking of shiny things, here are some of mine, another guilty secret, I am a collector…

img. source: Tim

Alrighty…
TOP: A Pakistan produced “King Cobra Bowie” style bush knife, or machete. Blade folds into handle and the guard swivels to lie along body, wooden handled, brass fittings, stainless steel blade.

LEFT: A Bear MGC Gut-Hook Blade knife from Bear Cutlery in Alabama.
CENTER: A custom made “Damascus” blade hunting knife by Shaka JGW in South Africa
RIGHT: Carl Schleiper Trophy Hunter series Skinning/Hunting Knife. After much research I believe this particular knife is a somewhat older model that may have been produced at Schleiper’s Solingen Works in Germany.

Yes, people smirk at me and say, “Why would you bring a knife to a gunfight?”
I smirk back and say, “Fella holdin’ the gun’s gotta see or hear me coming…!”

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHKAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY…. MORE NOIZE…!!!

 

Who said rock and roll was dead???

 

Oh, yeah, I’ve decided to start a new project… got someone helping me…
The project is THE VAMBAN DICTIONARY. Yes, that’s right, our very own cultural “Urban” dictionary…!!!

We have the first four entries…!!!

Vamsqueek
(Noun.) An annoying little modern Vampire who just keeps going on, and on, and on about nothing except b.s. and eventually pisses EVERYONE off.

Batifying

(Verb.) When a poser paints their face white, throws on a cape, chucks in some plastic fangs and waltzes around like they own the culture.

Wynegut

(Noun.) A modern Vampire who has so many medical problems they should be dead and buried.

Vampsickel

(Noun.) A female modern Vampire with a permanently resting bitch-face.

Yah, Yah… tasteless, crass, outta line… have you read some of the other crap that’s getting made up out there…???

MORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRE FUCKING NOIZZZZZZZZE…!!! In YOUR honour dear reader…!!!


 

Well… how’s that for a noisy THOR’S-Day??? Ahhh, hold on, one more thing,

According to a VERY recent poll the top MOST ANNOYING trait exhibited in the modern Vampire culture is…

****** Drumroll ******

Narcissism/Grandiosity


I would go so far as to suggest that to get anyplace in this modern cultural free-for-all one need have a certain measure of both of those to make any difference, no?

Which begs a question…

img. source: The Greater Chicagoland Vampire Coalition

And with that, dear reader, I’m going to throw all the drapes aside and…

Bwaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…!!!

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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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