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Tim (Who else?)

Oi, oi… what the actual fuck???

If it ain’t one thing it’s another… there I was, relaxing on a Sunday morning with the computer and coffee, listening to, and watching, the Liverpool, Man. City match from Anfield and BAM… call out from work…!!! Why don’t all the American Christian organisations get together and ban working on Sunday? I’m sure the Big Black Book said something about that along the way didn’t it?

So yeah, then, well… what’s been happening in your world this week? “Same shit different day…!”, you mutter… seems to go that way don’t it.

Going to throw an early one atcha today, look past everything you’re getting ready for and think about December, especially think about this…

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The Vampire Court of Dallas

Mike Burgess and our good friends at the VCD are holding a winter event and toy drive, even if you can’t make the event please think about donating to the toy drive. Contact the VCD for details of how to make ‘out of state’ donations. The Toy Drive benefits The New Beginnings Center of Garland.

The Vampire Court of Dallas presents:

KRAMPUS NACHT 2: WINTER’S RETURN

– A Holiday Toy Drive Benefiting The New Beginnings Center of Garland.
Sunday, December 9th.

Doors open: 9pm

Your Host: May May Graves

Featuring:

Wild Bill’s Ugly Sweater Party in the Video Bar and Joe Virus in the Main Room.

With performances by:

Dead Girl Circus, Arty Dodger, Toni Tabasco, Scarlette D’Vine

Also featuring:

*Vendors for Last Minute Christmas Shopping

*Fangs by Blacksmith Fangs (Houston)

*Krampus Costume Contest at the end of the night with prizes from Cat Dillon and Dan Miga Designs

*Roving Performers by The Krampus Society

*And Much More!

Suggested Dress Code: Christmas Goth, German Folk, Christmas Horror, Krampus, Winter Horror, Traditional Goth

Admission:

$10 over / $15 under 21

$5 off with Church Dog Tags

Free Drink (1 per individual) with Donation of New/Unwrapped Toy!

Venue: The Church, 2424 Swiss Ave.

Info: thechurchdallas.com

Social Media: thechurchdallas

Info: vampirecourtofdallas.org

Social Media: thevampirecourtofdallas

GET INVOLVED AND MAKE SOMEONE’S CHRISTMAS…

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Yeah, Christmas, it comes Masterrrrrr… it commmmmmes….

Right… time to make some fucking noize, wotcher reckon’?

We’re goin’ to have a British invasion today… no, not the friggin’ Beatles (apologies to my lovely wife)


Slade 1969, an original “skinhead” band…
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Oi, oi…awright Noddy???

Let’s ‘ave a look at wot me lovely assistant’s bin up to this week then…

Img. source: NY Haven Masquerade Ball

SUN, OCT 14 AT 9 PM EDT

Haven: A Masquerade Ball

Venue: The DL · 95 Delancey Street, New York, New York 10002

Gawd bless ya balls Gotham…!!!

Wot else we got ‘ere then…

Ooooh, yeah, like…

Blutengel – New single coming out soon – “Vampire”

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Gotta be lookin’ forward to that one…!!!

 

Picked up from the Nerdist.com… (Who sez we don’t luv them nerds???)

Kendall Ashley gives us an insight into the new “mockumentary”
What We Do in the Shadows

Imagine, Vampires in Staten Island… wotever next, I ask you???

 

This one’s for every single last one of you ever luvvin’ mothers in the modern Vampire culture… yep, EVERY SINGLE ONE…!!!

Yeah, like… a bit uv th’ best o’ British there for us…

Okay, it’s time, it’s that time, it’s THE time… drumroll please, it’s none other than everyone’s favourite segment…

THE WEEKLY BIATCH…!!!

 

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Okay, okay, ‘old it down… OI, you lot, stop snoggin’ up th’ back there…

Leaders, leadership, leading, being led… I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this recently. There have been a lot of extensive posts made, over the years, about “What is a leader” – in reference, obviously, to our beautiful, raucous, frivolous, frenetic modern living Vampire culture. Many, many people have come forward and opined on what is “BEST” for ALL of us… I tend to regard such things with a sort of healthy cynicism now. Many have been the attempts to create leadership frameworks, Councils and the like and without exception each one that has sought to dictate some form of “best practice” among the far and wide groups, Houses, Temples and organisations has failed dismally.

As a matter of fact a leader is;
“A person in control of a group, country, or situation.” – Short and sweet.

Leadership is;
“the set of characteristics that make a good leader.” Also, “The position or fact of being the leader.” And, “the person or people in charge of an organization.”

There, that’s it, nothing mystical, nothing about experience, knowledge or any other thing. Naturally, whenever someone decides THEY are a leader people are going to be looking at what that person has done, said, or not done in the past. That’s natural. The self-declared leaders are going to be looking to their followers to validate their assumed position. It’s the way of things.

Now, here’s the thing, there are many different types of leaders…
That’s the real question isn’t it…?

When all else fails “Keep Calm and Listen to your Muse”…


Or, just say “fuck it all…!!!” and go…


Oh, yeah, for the record, Liverpool and Man. City played a nil all draw, that leaves City at the top of the English Premier League on Goal Average… PFFFFFT…!!!

Ta-rahhh for now like…!!!

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…On the brink

Compiled, Edited, Manipulated and Perpetrated by

Tim

Well, what can I say…

Civilised temperatures, bright days with just a hint of the fall in the breeze… it’s hella good…!!!

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah…!!! Sure and it’s going to be fucking loud and raucous today… why? Because I can… and… “just cuz…!”

Well there’s quite a lot of shit goin’ down in the coming month yeah? What, with everybody holding their balls an’ all… so, what I thought I’d do today is have a round up of folks balls… any objections?

The last WGW for this year takes place on October 26 – 28 this year, for details…

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Our delectable West Coast friend, Lady Shannon McCabe, presents…

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

 

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Masquerade d’Vampire

Saturday, October 13 at 8 PM – 2 AM

Oct 13 at 8 PM to Oct 14 at 2 AM

Venue: Blackbird Urbana

Hosted by The Darkness Underground

https://www.facebook.com/events/216962295815449/

 

 

MOOOOORE BALLLLLLLSSSSSS…!!!

“Infernal Productions & High Noon Saloon present the 840th Annual VAMPIRE’S BALL! The beautiful dead will converge upon downtown Madison, Wisconsin at High Noon Saloon on Saturday, October 20th for an evening of demonically delightful dancing and decadence!”

High Noon Saloon, 701 E Washington Ave, Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Tickets via www.ticketfly.com

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GALVESTON, TX – FIRST ANNUAL GALVESTON VAMPIRE PAGEANT

Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:00 PM

Sunday, October 21, 2018 1:00 AM

“Come join the First Annual Galveston Vampire Pageant, benefiting the Resource Crisis Center of Galveston County. This year the pageant will be held at Sound Bar and all proceeds will go to RCC. This event is designed to raise money and awareness for the Resource Crisis Center of Galveston who aids domestic abuse victims and brings awareness about domestic about to the community.”

get on ya night face…NOLA’s th’ place…!!!

INFERNO – The Blood Lust Vampire Ball

1236 N Rampart St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116

 

“Wide yawn th’ gates o’ hell,
 Deep the toll o’ death’s bell,
 Run childe, run lest ye find,
 Thyself astride the…”


 

Austin Vampire Ball: Opera Of Death

by Dead South and the Vampire Court of Austin

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

Elysium

705 Red River St

Austin, TX 78701

 

If you have balls, bigger or otherwise,
that you would like us to spread around the place
simply drop a line to our office email,

giltine51@gmail.com
or sling us a note to
J. Reason’s Real Vampire Life on Facebook 

Yeah, some more friggin gratuitous noize…. Bwahahahahahaha…!!!

“Elven mound, Elven bell,
 Can ye hear that sound?
 If ye can wee girl, RUN.. RUN..!
 Lest they take ye ‘neath th’ ground”


 

…annnnnd so we reach that part of the show…

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THE WEEKLY BIATCH…!!!

So, who’s been watching the news lately? Who watched the DAY LONG broadcast of the Senate hearing on Cavanaugh’s nomination? Who watched Bill carted off to prison on a 3 to 10?

Well, THIS HAS GOT FUCK ALL TO DO WITH EITHER OF THOSE so just hold ya horses and sit th’ fuck down willya…

It’s frickin’ simple but I guess that here and now, in this country at least, someone’s gotta spell it out…

Okay, follow me very carefully now okay…

It is NEVER okay to approach a woman and make unwanted advances, disgusting verbal suggestions or allusions, put hands on them or molest them in ANY manner when they have NOT invited such.

See, wasn’t that easy… if a lady wants such attention she’ll let you know… if she doesn’t let you know BACK TH’ FUCK OFF ANIMAL

Where I grew up, if you talk dirty to a women without invitation you’re an animal, if you laid hands on a lady against her wishes you’re scum and her brothers (or male friends) beat th’ living fuck outta ya, if you sexually molested or assaulted a woman you’re fucking filthy scum and like as not you had better hope the cops got to you first…!!!

Now, I can hear the men screeching, “…but what if I’m the one being molested or abused?” GENTLEMEN, simple, WALK AWAY…!

’nuff said

Yeah, right, there, got it now? 

…and while we’re talking about having class…

“Nagy erdőben sötét és mély,
Kilométerem van, mielőtt alszom”

Awright kidz, that’s it from here for today… be safe and well and remember,

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Come join the revels

Vintage metal sign – zazzle.com

Presided over, called, written and edited by

T.

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As we all know there’s the “dayside” and the “nightside” – the majority of us are smart enough to keep the two separated. Why?

Because the “dayside”, like it has been here this week, is generally “Hell Week”… work, bills, mortgages, sundry expenses, school, studies, bosses, break-downs, break-ins and all manner of “breaks” shatter normality and make us think, “Just What the living Fuck do I do with this shit now???”

Then there’s the “nightside” – calm, quiet, soothing, undemanding and generally uncomplicated… well, as much as we care to make it anyway… is it any wonder we prefer the latter? Really?

BAH-fucking-Humbug…!!!

 

“Saturnus”
Polidoro da Caravaggio
Circa 16th cent.

“Saturday is the day of the week between Friday and Sunday. The Romans named Saturday Sāturni diēs (“Saturn’s Day”) no later than the 2nd century for the planet Saturn, which controlled the first hour of that day, according to Vettius Valens.[citation needed] The day’s name was introduced into West Germanic languages and is recorded in the Low German languages such as Middle Low German sater(s)dach, Middle Dutch saterdag (Modern Dutch zaterdag) and Old English Sætern(es)dæġ and Sæterdæġ.[1] The day was also referred to as “Sæternes dæġe” in an Old English translation of Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People.[2] In Old English, Saturday was also known as sunnanæfen (“sun” + “eve” cf. dialectal German Sonnabend).[3]

Saturday is the Sabbath day of the Bible (Exodus 20:8; Luke 23:54-24:1) but also a day in which many people do leisure activities.”

See also: 

Sat·ur·na·li·a (satərˈnālyə/) noun

The ancient Roman festival of Saturn in December, which was a period of general merrymaking and was the predecessor of Christmas.

An occasion of wild revelry.

noun: saturnalia; plural noun: saturnalias

 

So, off to a “wild revel” with one of Australia’s iconic concert and party tracks… NO, it’s not that stupid “vegemite sandwich” song…!!! FUCK THAT…

…and yes, I agree, “No way, Get Fucked, Fuck off…!”

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahhahaha… throw that on at yer next party…!!!

Okies, where are we now? Let’s visit the research office and check on with our illustrious, and beautiful, GM and Chief of Research Lady M.

What have we this week…
Oh, yeah, one of our best friends… this is gonna be a cracker…

Come in Salem, Maaaaaaaassssssss…

YES… the delightful Dnash will be in Salem, Mass.

Something to get your teeth into Massachusetts…

*shuffle, shuffle, flip, shuff…*

Img. Source. – ‘Heart Painting’ by Janos Kerekes

A new studio for those of you in NOLA, a wonderful new artistic outlet… take a look at  the link and see the magic that is…

The Black Tulip Studio

Yessssssssss… I suppose there ARE worse things… 

Speaking of magic… here’s another one that came across our radar this week…

Necrosarium….

In their own words…
“NECROSARIUM is an independently owned Gothic and Lolita indies brand, based in the USA. NECROSARIUM’s design is focused primarily on roses. The brand has been alive since 2011 and has already been sold out of Tokyo and featured on Japanese Visual Kei artists as well as many models and makeup artists.”

img. source: Necrosarium

https://www.facebook.com/Necrosarium

http://www.necrosarium-official.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Necrosarium/

http://necrosarium.deviantart.com/


The wild hunt: Asgårdsreien (1872) by Peter Nicolai Arbo

“The Wild Hunt is a folklore motif (ATU E501) that historically occurs in European folklore. Wild Hunts typically involve a ghostly or supernatural group of hunters passing in wild pursuit. The hunters may be either elves or fairies or the dead, and the leader of the hunt is often a named figure associated with Woden (or other reflections of the same god, such as Alemannic Wuodan in Wuotis Heer (“Wuodan’s Army”) of Central Switzerland, Swabia etc.), but may variously be a historical or legendary figure like Theodoric the Great, the Danish king Valdemar Atterdag, the Welsh psychopomp Gwyn ap Nudd, biblical figures such as Herod, Cain, Gabriel or the Devil, or an unidentified lost soul or spirit either male or female.

Seeing the Wild Hunt was thought to presage some catastrophe such as war or plague, or at best the death of the one who witnessed it. People encountering the Hunt might also be abducted to the underworld or the fairy kingdom. In some instances, it was also believed that people’s spirits could be pulled away during their sleep to join the cavalcade.

The concept was developed based on comparative mythology by Jacob Grimm in Deutsche Mythologie (1835) as a folkloristic survival of Germanic pagan tradition, but comparable folk myths are found throughout Northern, Western and Central Europe. Grimm popularised the term Wilde Jagd (“Wild Hunt”) for the phenomenon.”

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The Weekly Biatch…

 Yeaaas…

It’s been a couple of weeks hasn’t it so it’s time to put the “Biatch mask” on again… “Buckle up Spanky, here it comes…!!!

The conglomerate that is known, colloquially, as the “GVC” has had a long and illustrious history of uninformed, unformulated, un-supported and un-supportable comments slapped down on social media platforms but it does seem that we now have something bigger than the good ol’ opiod epidemic going on…

Inane, ignorant, baseless, stupid written comments dropped at popular watering holes around the place seem to be reaching an all time high and we SERIOUSLY need to start reviewing the I.Q. – and the E.Q’s – of some of the people we are actually putting up with in the name of “Everyone’s entitled to an opinion”.

Along with that, “Everyone’s entitled to…” et al, we really must realise that THERE IS NO FUCKING CURE FOR STUPID.

*eyerolls*, *facepalms* etc, etc. – WTF is that? Is that your way of saying, “Oh, I’m sorry, I don’t have two braincells to rub together to spark an original or informed idea, much less the E.Q. of a dead frog…!!!”

Then we have the, “I’m so fucking informed and brilliant I’m going to trash everything somebody else writes, OH, wait, unless I find out it’s actually based on the work of somebody I like” brigade – ODIN’s FUCKING BEARD… were you born a complete shithead or do you have to practice in front of a mirror???

Well, listen up “Ignorant Division” – KEEP IT IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR, KEEP IT OFF THE KEYBOARD and MOST OF ALL – KEEP IT TO YOURSELF DICKHEAD…!!!

‘Nuff Said

Whew… I feel so much better now… (yeah, I had to say it…!) What do you say King Maven?

 

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“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”

-Martin Luther King Jr.

 

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  1. Hoad, TF (ed), The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology (1993), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-283098-8, p. 418a.
  2. Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.), entry “Saturday, n. and adv., A. n.
  3. Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.), entry “Sunnight n, (and adv.)”, with the note “also in the dative with adverbial force”Further refs:

Further refs:
https://en.wikipedia.org/

 

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