Dayyyyyyy-oh, day-ay-ay-oh…

img. source: Official PSDs

Yup…Yup… some coarse language, maybe some drug references an’… y’know, stuff…

img. source: WishesQuotes

Heyyyy-ahhhhh… Hi Moms, all the Moms, Mothers everywhere… tomorrow is your day so lap it up…!!! When somebody asks you, “Where’s my…” Reply, “Day Off…!” or, when they ask, “What’s happening…” Reply, “Day Off…!” In fact whenever anyone asks, wants, needs or demands anything tomorrow… just say, “Day Off Buster…!”

Tell ’em I said…

Yep, right, so, yeah…Wow…! 6 days at work an’ I made it home on time tonight…!!! Wild right? Anybody else has punched six this week I feel for ya… so what’s been going on? Huh… what? Hell, Don’t ask me I just got here…! Lemme check with my beautiful assistant…

Uh huh, hmm, yep… right… okay, good, yeah, really??? Wow… okay, yep, righty-oh, yeah… good… okay then.

 

Img. source: Nitty Griddy

Oi, haha, sorry to keep you waiting, well the big news tickets this week just gone…

Why wait while you’re halfway there? Bad Things brings you Halloween in May! Performers and DJ’s TBA

COSTUME CONTEST!!

New Orleans, New Orleans, New Orleans… d’you guys EVER stop partying down there???

What else going around… ah, yes, the Chicago thing… that’s a biggun…

img. source: GCVC

Great strides since firing up, getting a lot of folks calling at the page to give it the thumbs up or say hi… all greatly appreciated. All the more so since a great many of you helped us to shrug off the nastiness with that Vampire Court thingy that appeared out the blue… seems to have disappeared back into the woodwork since the persona non grata declaration against its leader and his associates…

You can swing by the Coalition at 
The Greater Chicagoland Vampire Coalition on Facebook

Okay, Okay… let’s throw some long forgotten atcha… this week I’ve been cutting some new CD’s for me motor… dug out some old faithfuls that remind of some happy times, definitely party music…

Wellllllllllll… don’t blame me, I warned ya…!!!

 

Well, and yes, some uber-news for Chicago… there are rumours rampant of a “Vamp-Con” in the Windy City next year…!!! Yesssss… we can all dress up and get fanged and freaky… Me? Costume? Oh, Yeah… I’m gonna get me a big box, wrap it colorful paper and then get one of those funny floppy things that you play with in swimming pools, what are they??? Oh, yeah, a noodle… and I’m going as a…

Costume design by Mr. T.

…and on the back it’s going to say, “PUCKER UP BABY…!”

Alrighty… away down in Texas… here we go, to the Lone Star State…

The Glass Coffin: Vampire Parlour

Now Carrying Vampire Tarot Cards.
Stop by the shop today and browse our new stuff.
Open till 7pm. 

#TheGlassCoffin #VampireParlour
#VampireTarot #Oddities
#Curiosities
#Vintage
#Antiques
#MacabreAdornments #Austin #AustinVampires #KeepAustinSpooky
#HauntedAustin

…and one for the readers out there, need a new item for the library? Well, check this one out… author Nick Groom’s new offering…

“Published to mark the bicentenary of John Polidori’s publication of The Vampyre, Nick Groom’s detailed new account illuminates the complex history of the iconic creature.”

The Vampire
A new History

 

Get them dancing shoes on and meet us on the dance floor.
MASS, leave your inhibitions behind and bring your lovely, mortal necks or immortal fangs. With DJ DINOPaul Klov, open set by DJ Jason and guest Carlos Menendez spinning all night long and sensuous striptease with Ruby TeslaLila Starlett, and Miss Marina Elaine, this will be a night you won’t soon forget. $8 door $5 Rsvp MASS presents Vampire Burlesque at Voltaire
$5 Advance tickets sold ↓here. Get there early catch 4 bands/ best sushi.
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1693462
 — at Voltaire WPB.


Wellllll…. whooo…!!! There ya go you darling dark souls, plenty to sink your… ahhh… teeth into eh?

img. source: ScienceAlert

Nyuk.. nyuk…nyuk…!!!

Well, wherever you gonna party at this weekend,
make sure it doesn’t turn into a…


 

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Well, hang me upside down an’…

Photo of Chicago at night (2012) by velgos.com

Presented by

T.

Hey, well… whew… what a week eh? Hello to everyone who survived it and for those who didn’t, well, buckle up spanky there’s another one comin’ at ya…!!!

Meme by T.

 

…but for now let’s just kick back, put our underpants on our head and get crazy yeah?

BIIIIIIIIG NEWS this week…
The Expulsion, the Excommunication, the “Size 12 up the Arse”…

Good news for us Chicago-ites, it means we don’t have to pay attention our new, self-proclaimed, overlords in the Vampire Court of Chicago… That’s right kids, we are NOT being assimilated…!!!

img. source: Star Trek – TNG
1987-1994,
Paramount Television

 

…annnnnnnnnd, the big quetion that’s been burning everyone’s lips… Where is it? Why is this happening? What have we done? Why, Why, Why, Whyyyyyy…?

What is “It” – well, Spring of course, what else…

Toons by T.
Img. source: The Squirrel Nation

Hey, hey, HEYYYYYYY…!

Don’t Panic (in large friendly letters) it’ll be here, maybe not in the next week, or two… or ummm three, maybe four or five even… BUT it will get here and then it’s gonna be time to throw off the thermal undies, whip out those bikinis and onepiecers

Pic. by – Clothes To Pose

(ladies, you can wear whatever you want, k) and bare it all to the caress of the warm sun…

img. source: Forever Wallpapers @ WordPress.com

Oh yeahhhhh… and you know what that means? BEACH PAR-TAY…!!!

Would you like a little “guitar noir” to go with that Rumjack?

Oh… but be careful, all that booze and jumping around and you might get a CRAMP…

Poison Ivy Rorschach



…and talking about strangeness…

In the old hometown, a looooong time ago now…. there was a movie house on the northside, an older place, went by the name of “The Odeon”, “The Palladium”… or some such thing and in around ’78 this place, it used to show the Fellini, Lynch and foreign language flicks, started something that was to become iconic… they started showing, starting on midnight every Saturday night, a science fiction double feature… yep, a real honest-to-goodness midnight matinee feature.

Now, one of the movies always changed but one remained the same for something over a decade, every Saturday night… if we didn’t know anything else back then we knew one thing for sure…

 

Each Saturday night it was a fancy dress night at this special old place…

Ohhhhhhhh… I went there…. a LOT…!!! and you’re probably wondering whether I went in fancy dress, eh???

Oh-Kayyyyyy… next… *shuffle…shuff…shuffle*

Orig. gif by Rebloggy.com

Where were we? Oh, yeah, right…

Tropical Beach Resorts, Siesta Key, FL.



…and, just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…

Let’s take another entry from those wild Canadian’s…

You can find all the latest info on the VBB at their homepage and you can preview the title track from their forthcoming album “Freak Parade“…

Awright, I reckon y’alls had enough by now… I’ll stop torturing ya… it is fun though…!!!

“Joker”
HDWallpaper.nu

Leave you with some more “guitar noir” – Be cool and stay salty…!!!

 

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Vampirist: A Book About Real Vampires

Interview by Lady M. Bey

Edited and presented by Tim

Good evening,

One of the very best things, one of the things that I enjoy the most, about doing this is that I get to communicate with people from all over the world. It is always a refreshing, and welcome feeling to realise that the modern living Vampire culture, and those whom follow and are interested in it, is global… we get the chance to look over our own back fence, so to speak, and share information both back and forth with like-minded folk from all over.

Our guest of honour this evening is an author, hailing from Sweden and has, since coming to the modern culture in around 2014, produced her first piece of work in the genre, a non-fiction consideration of modern Vampires. Not simply from the point of view of said Vampires but also from the outside perspective of our culture.

Combining reading from both the culture itself as well as from academic publications she has wrought a new volume which aims for a wide perspective of the culture.

It is with the greatest pleasure, and honour, we present an interview with the author, an interview with Lady Cecelia Fredriksson.

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RVL: Good afternoon Lady Cecilia it is a great pleasure for us to be able to spend some time with you. I believe this is the first time we have had the pleasure of talking with someone in Sweden?

CF: Thank you for having me, it’s an honour.

RVL: Is the subject of Vampires, in general, a popular one in Sweden?

CF: Yes, especially when it comes to fiction. However, maybe it’s on a downfall if you would to compare it to the “golden era”, when all the Twilight movies and books came out. Then it was truly sparkling!

Spike (James Marsters)
from Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series.
Created by Joss Whedon
Produced by Mutant Enemy, Kuzui Enterprises,
Sandollar Television and
20th Century Fox Television

 

RVL: …and if we were to press you, taking into account the research for your book, how many real living Vampires would you estimate there could be in Sweden?

CF: During my research for my book, I didn’t encounter any large groups of real vampires in Sweden at all. In fact, it seems to be a very limited number. Of course, we have a few so-called ‘vampire killers’, and there have been some Swedish tv-shows where a self-identified vampire participates and talks about their vampiric way of life. So, it’s a hard question to answer, due to the limited material there is. Also, it’s depending on which kinds of vampires you include. I would say that it´s probably a higher number of psi-feeders than blood drinking vampires.

RVL: …and obviously, judging by the title of your new book, you are aware that there is a large, international, body of those whom identify as ‘Real Modern Vampires, yes? Can you give us an idea of how you came decide to write a book for “Real” Vampires?

CF: I’ve always been interested in vampires, ever since I was a child. It all started with me watching the movie Bram Stoker’s Dracula from 1992 when I was around 7 years old. I watched it repeatedly, and I even fantasized about meeting the Count himself in my neighbourhood’s playground. In my fantasy, it would all play out exactly at midnight, by the slide. Then, an adolescence filled with vampire themed sleepovers followed. I used to throw many masquerades for my friends, and we would all dress up like it was Halloween and play games. My favourite one was “En kväll med Bram Stoker’s Dracula”, which translates to “A night with Bram Stoker’s Dracula”. However, it wasn’t until 2014 that I came to know about the subculture with real vampires.

Lady Cecelia Fredriksson

RVL: When did you first begin research for your book? And, what sources have you employed in putting your book together?

CF: It was shortly after I discovered that they existed, which was at the end of 2014. I got really intrigued with the subject and, very soon after, I decided to compile all my research into a book. I’ve been reading A LOT of scientific articles and a countless number of books and testimony’s. Since the start, my ambition has always been to broaden the perspective as much as possible. I didn’t want to explore just ONE angle, I wanted the whole perspective. Therefore, my sources have been everything from scientists exploring the subject from an outside perspective, to actual real vampires who can tell their story from within the community.

RVL: In approaching the subject of your book what was the basic definition of “real vampire” that was uppermost in your mind?

CF: In the beginning, I didn’t really know what to expect. I was deeply interested, and captivated, by the fact that it existed people who thought themselves to be real vampires. In the same time, I probably imagined that these people had to be a bit mental. You see, for me, until this point, the vampire had only been a fictional character – not something consisting of flesh and blood. But, as I went deeper into my investigations, my perception changed.

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RVL: Have you had the opportunity to read any of the available non-fiction material that deals with the modern, real vampire community?

CF: Yes, that was a big part of my research material. I’ve devoured scientific articles on the subject, as well as material that originates from the community itself.

RVL: Can you share a little about your own work with us? Without giving anything away of course…  Just a little plug for the book, a teaser…

CF: Well, it’s a nonfiction odyssey that is exploring the intriguing world of real vampires. The focus of the book is, of course, the subculture and the people that identifies with it, but the strength of the publication is that is also explores the surrounding areas – like psychiatry, religion, cults, myths and thrilling murders.

“femvamps”
Based on original work Pinterest and Phozphate

RVL: May we ask, do you cover all acknowledged types of modern living Vampires or does your book concentrate on one type?

CF: I’ve tried to include as many as possible. Blood drinking vampires and psychic vampires are both presented in my book, and I’ve tried to cover some of the sub-types within the two groups.

RVL: Okay, Lady Cecilia, we have to ask the question that our readers most want to know about our interview guests, do you identify as a modern, living, real Vampire?

CF: I’m sorry to say… but I don’t. Although, I really appreciate the subculture and I find it very fascinating.

RVL: …and can you recall the earliest time you became aware of the real Vampire world? How did that come about?

CF: As earlier mentioned, it was back in 2014, and I remember surfing the internet for something. Sadly, I have no detailed memory about what it was and how I finally found myself on a website that said that vampires existed. But nevertheless, from that moment, I was stoked. As the fictional vampire always has been a part of me, the feeling of discovering something new in the field created a particularly intense feeling inside me. It was like my childhood, with all the vampiric games and movies, came back to me. It gave me an opportunity to re-discover one of my life’s biggest fascinations.

RVL: Is your book currently in print or in preparation for print?

CF: Yes! I have just published the book in paperback, so now it’s available in both physical and digital form.

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RVL: Where can our readers find your work to obtain a copy?

CF: Vampirist is available on Amazon.  https://www.amazon.com/Vampirist-book-about-real-vampires-ebook/dp/B078H8YL6W/ and https://www.amazon.com/Vampirist-book-about-real-vampires/dp/9177734483/  

RVL: Who is your primary target audience for this book?

CF: Everyone with an interest in vampires, especially people who want to know more about the subculture with the real ones.

RVL: … and are you planning a follow up to the book, a single follow? A series?

CF: Maybe! I have been thinking about writing a sequel that explores the subject even further. I would love to dig even deeper and include detailed conversions with real vampires.

RVL: Ultimately, what made you decide to write this book? What was the catalyst that sparked you into the writing?

CF: It was the fact that I realised a book like this hadn’t been written. Most of the existing literature on the subject is focused on just one perspective. They seldom include both the voices of the community and the science.

Schweden, Westkueste, Fjaellbacka in der blauen Stunde.
Img. source: thatsnormal.com

RVL: Do you have any general, or personal comments that you would like to make about the subject of vampires, especially the existence of real living modern self-identified vampires?

CF: Even though I do not myself identify as a vampire, many people do. So, they clearly exist, and I am very interested in following how the development of the subculture will look like in the future.

RVL: Dear Lady Cecelia, thank you very much indeed for your time today; we are honoured to be able to introduce your work to our readers and the culture in general. We wish you all success with the book and we would like to check back with you in the future and see how things have panned out for you, if that’s alright with you of course?

CF: Thank you for having me! It has been a pleasure. And of course, reach out to me in the future. I look forward to it!

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Enquiring minds, fresh perspectives, material considered with fresh eyes we might say, these are the things that create growth out of stagnation, the things that bring new perspectives to replace “tunnel vision”.

When people take a long hard look at things that are, in many quarters, taken for granted then new ideas and new practices are very often developed and integrated and this is, we might suggest, the “lifeblood” of any culture, community or group.

With her first book Lady Cecelia has taken her first step in understanding, in accepting us for whom and what we are, has reached out with her mind and talent to find out about modern Vampires today. I recommend we don’t disappoint the lady.

 

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