Crossing the lines…

Img. source: Magoosh

Thrown together in a haphazard manner

and chucked out there for anyone that cares

by

TIM

Hahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaa… oh brother…!!!
Where am I? What day is it? Hell, What month is it?

Okay, okay… get a grip, breathe two three, breathe three four… Well, dunno about you kids but it’s been busier than a Tokyo cross-walk at shift change lately. Actually found myself an employer that knew a good thing when they saw it (unlike the other several dozens I’ve approached the last year…) Gotta tell ya, arriving here five years ago and finding out that my qualifications, from overseas, didn’t mean squat… yeah, tough – people wanna be sticking me on a conveyor belt, third shift in a dead ender…!!! Not gonna happen…!!! But, never mind, ‘s all good now.

Alrighty then, yep, “Crossing Lines”… one thing, or rather two actually, that we NEVER discuss or highlight at RVL is Politics and Religion… well buckle up dudes and dudettes coz that changes… NOW…!!! I’m here, I’m in charge, I’m at the keyboard, got my finger on THE BUTTON… Grab th’ mic, I’m on th’ attack, comin’ up in ya mirror like a 60 ton Mack…!!!

Yah, *cough*, ahem…!!! 

Oh, yeah.

img. source: Official PSDs

So, apart from me gettin’ employed what’s been happenin’ ’round here anyway?

Mmmmm, uh-huh, ahh, yep, yep… you sure? Really? Oh-kaaaaay… here goes nuthin’…

King Maven Lore of NOLA and Prince-Lord Shaolin of Gotham

Straight up kids, didja catch the VC Rant Radio Livestream – AKA “What Files My Fangs” with King Maven Lore and Prince-Lord Shaolin?  We did and, seriously, I couldn’t believe there was still folks out there asking dumbass questions about the unity project, or who didn’t know what’s going on with it… really, it’s probably been the most talked about thing, consistently, since it began… all I can think to say is, “Hell-Ohh, what’s the fuckin’ weather like on your planet???”

The only other thing I can think to do is refer you to a rather extensive interview, entitled A new “world” order – reprised”, that we were privileged to be able to conduct in September last year, now, some things have changed since then as many of you will know but the essence of the “Unity Project” has, we believe, not so come on peeps, catch up…!!!

 

MUSIC LOVERS APPRECIATION TIME…

Do you like creepy music? What is creepy music? Is it old hammer movie themes? Is it the Danse Macabre? Is it the theme to Friday the Thirteenth, Saw, The Hills Have Eyes, or I Spit On Your Grave?

I guess ya probably got a 69 Eyes, Nox Arcana or maybe even Evanescence’s “Lithium” tune running through ya noggin now… well, check this shit out…

Yeah…for real… is that guy one of the creepiest, most daemonic lookin’ dudes you ever seen?

Korla Pandit (September 16, 1921 – October 2, 1998), born John Roland Redd, was a musician, composer, pianist, organist and television pioneer of national notability. Known as the Godfather of Exotica, Redd claimed to be a French-Indian from New Delhi; however, he was actually “one of the first African-American television stars. “Raised in small towns in Missouri, Redd performed in Los Angeles in the 1940s under the stage name “Juan Rolando” in order to be admitted to the white-only musicians’ union and obtain more work.”[1]

Off to the East Coast, way up yonder near “The Big Apple” and Iron Garden is set to rock the town on June 29…

Join us Friday, June 29th – 9PM Sharp!

Calling All Nightkind – Heathens, Pagans, Therians, Vampires, Otherkin and All Beautiful Children of the Night

High points of the night to include;

KEY NOTE SPEAKER: Kevin French of Kindred of Mann – presents on:

Contemporary Nordic Heathenry

(www.facebook.com/kefinnurlangkvisti  and www.facebook.com/Kindred-of-Mann-531092013589392/)

CONCLAVE: Yggdrasil & Destiny w/Citizen Kaj Wenman

ART EXHIBITOR:

Tim Lucas (www.facebook.com/disappointedfamilyphotos/)

CEREMONY: A Midsummer Blót by Crow Skjaldmaer (www.facebook.com/theladyoflavonne)

MERCHANTS:

. Poppets, Pendants, Plants & Potions w/ Lenka Makings (https://www.facebook.com/lenkamakings/)

. Handcrafted Leather works w/ Deimos Leathercraft (www.etsy.com/shop/DeimosLeathercraft/)

. Crafty Crow (www.facebook.com/CraftyCrowWares/)

. Resident Merchant Olde Thyme Witch (www.facebook.com/OldeThymeWitch/)

. Runes Readings by Nykol (https://www.facebook.com/nykolaphrodisia)

PLUS

Ambient Goth Music in the Crypt by QXT’s DJ Pete DeFillipo

www.facebook.com/pete.defillipo

Info by: Iron Garden

Poster Credit: John Gavin

Model: Wolfgang Krystman

 

img. source: The Vampire Fragments

The April digest of articles from around the way was put up by site wrangler Spurn on May 31st, a great resource to browse the reading material that’s out there for the coffee break. Spurn’s “The Vampire Fragments”Get over there and check it out…

Ya know, I’ve often thought that the world would be a much better place, all round, if I was in charge… for one thing there would be compulsory Saturday night dances where everyone could get down to that…

Haaaahahahahahahahahahahaaaaa… long live th’ Lux…!!!

Want to win an advance copy of DRACUL? Here’s your chance!

“The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a supernatural thriller that reveals not only Dracula’s true origins but Bram Stoker’s–and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.”

 

COME IN TEXAS…

img. source: backgroundcheckall.com

So, hey, the second date to save is this, Sunday August at 6pm

The event –
Rainbow in the Dark: Charity Event for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

“Sue Ellens and Vampire Court of Dallas presents: Rainbow in the Dark
Charity Evening Directly Benefiting Outlast Youth Foundation of North Texas Helping LGBTQA Homeless Youth.”

GET OUT THERE AND SUPPORT THE CAUSE FOLKS…!!!

 

Okay, are we gonna cross the line now? We gonna do it?

Are we, huh, huh, are we…

 

img. source: myjewishlearning.com

 

I’m gonna tell ya my political beliefs, you can stand on any hill, Capitol or otherwise, in most developed countries in the world, look at the big, shiny buildings and the one thing you can be absolutely sure of is that the people YOU elected to work FOR YOU have absolutely no interest in YOU after the election…!!! TRUTH… Only person’s gonna look after YOU is YOU.

Me? Politically? Hell, I’m just one of those…

…which sorta kinda throws us off on the whole religion tangent right? right?

I’ll tell ya, it doesn’t matter who you pray to or how, anything that gets you through the hard times is good and it don’t matter a damn what anyone else says – it’s personal and something that shouldn’t be interfered with.

Me? Religion? I’ve got just one thing to say…

So, there ya have it… btw, that’s my personal opinion… in no way endorsed, nor shared by RVL… just the benefit of my wisdom and experience… take it or leave it…!!!

 

Awright, where we off to next… *shuffle, shuffle, shuff…* Ah Hah…!

Third date to save – 

Sunday, October 28 at 9 PM – 4 AM

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

INFERNO – The Blood Lust Vampire Ball

1236 N Rampart St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116

 

Ooooh yeah, one more thing before I go, I haven’t updated the Site Stats for RVL for the last month, anyone interested, No? Don’t give a fuck? READ ‘EM ANYWAY…!!! JUST DO IT…!!!

Page visits (26 April to 25 May inc.) 3196

Avg. visits per day: 114.14

Total distribution (Countries) 132

Twitter Followers: 1309

A big thank you, merci, vielen dank and gracias to y’all

 

Okay, that’s more than enough out me for today… yeah, yeah, I know…
Gonna drop out on ya to the sublime strains of a little “noir” from one of the coolest outfits in the God damn rock and roll world… aloha meine Lieben…!!!

 

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Much ado about… well, everything really…

Planned (kinda) Written, Edited and (definitely) Perpetrated by

Tim

PARENTAL ADVISORY: SOME MATERIAL MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR UNDER AGED VIEWERS… Police up those l’ill eyes and ears y’all 

HOLA…!!! ( Good job I ain’t in Montana right?) BOO…!!! Betcha thought I was gone didncha???
No such luck babies…

Where I’ve been is working my little booty off… kid you not, for all of you who thought I did nothing but hang around the office and Facebook… well, I’ve just finished day 9 straight and still a couple to go – reminds me of minesite work in Australia, two (weeks) on, one (week) off…

Soooooooo what have we got today then, last weekend, last week???

Oooooh, yeah, first up…

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

Well, we knew it wouldn’t take long didn’t we?

“He who shall not be named” (sorry Harry) The star of the piece ‘Persona non grata in effect‘ and the ‘VVC Global Statement of Warning‘ strikes again…

Firstly with this post in a local online group…
Yeah, that’s the way he operates… especially targeting the ladies…!!!

Then, this individual ignored the fact that he was NOT invited to a group meeting and ignored the fact that he has been declared Persona non Grata, thus flipping the bird at ALL of the signatories on that document, he gate-crashed, and so upset the meeting that the group in question is on the verge of dissolving because they feel unsafe with this person in proximity.

On behalf of the Greater Chicagoland Vampire Coalition we would like to make a strong, and urgent, appeal for anyone that can provide pertinent and verifiable information that can be used to curtail this individual’s activities here in Chicago.

Just a little help here folks, please…

Right yeah, moving right along… what can we drive you crazy with today…. hmmm… AH HAH… I know…

LMAO… remember that? Yeah?

Alrighty… c’mon DEEE-TROIT, yeah, “The Motor City” firing up on saturday June 9th when Lady Amari Noapte hosts 

A Detroit Vampire Community Gathering

…and how can we possibly pass up the chance at…

 

Isn’t it funny, if you sit and think about it for a minute… how so many songs fit situations that you find yourself in as you go along, what is it? are songwriters all, like, psychic? Is that a pre-requisite for being a songwriter? Do ya gotta go to “Music Psychic School” or something???

img. source: domica.info

Okey doke kids, let’s see what else my beautiful assistant found over the last week or so…

Bazza (that’s Australian for Barry) wants to know if you’ve seen any Vampires…! No, really, really really… I shit you not… check this tidbit out…

https://www.facebook.com/Seen-Any-Vampires-571066166611474/

Don’t really know what “Barry” is gonna do if you have but he’s sportin’ one hell of a mo…!!! Yoo go Bazza…!!! Oi, Oi, Oi…

img. source: stuyalumni.org

 

…aaaand, from across the pond… no, not the royal wedding, we discover that none other than that ubiquitous dastardly dandy Darren Demondaz has been swanning around on set of the upcoming feature, “Vampires of Soho”

And YES, our friend Mr. Demondaz is in the movie…!!!

img. source: Paranoid Android Films

While we’re on the “Events” beat, here’s another worthy of a mention…

img. source: Dark Side of the Con Convention (Vampirefreaks)

Time to get down and dark? You can find out more at http://darksideofthecon.com

 

Soooo much going on, if you have events coming along that you would a little more push with let us know via our Facebook Portal

J. Reason’s Real Vampire Life

What next, ummmm… wellll…. shuffle shuffle shuff…

Oooops, clicking finger slipped…

Jimmy says it’s better than air… my question is, how does Jimmy know???

And while we’re tripping the light fantastic… here’s one for ya… oh so sublime…

Okayyyyyyyyyy day-trippers… with that, and a reminder to check out the May writing assignments at Lady Sylvere’s,

 
Grumpy Vamp’s Guide to the GVC

“Welcome to Bite Club”

Get involved, it’s the one place where it’s cool to be grumpy…!!!

But don’t let your Mom find out…

 

Toodle Ooh for now…

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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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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