The voice of Reason

John Reason

You may recall that in May this year John was invited to submit a movie review of the remake of the classic Dark Shadows, in talking with Box Office.com John afforded the views of a real modern living vampire on the movie as opposed to the reality of vampirism in today’s world.

His opinions and his approach were obviously appreciated by someone since John has again been sought to provide a “real” vampire’s perspective of the latest Twilight movie offering as opposed to the reality of modern vampires.

On this occasion the review was in conjunction with a lovely lady by the name of Amy Nicholson at Movies.com ~ you can read the latest interview HERE.

NB: Please be advised that there are some quite negative comments attached to the second interview.

We are all very proud, at RVL, of the work that John is doing in engaging with the public about modern vampirism and we, as does John, believe it is an important educational effort that needs to be maintained.

Regards,

RVL Staff

Coming Out Of The Coffin: Part Three (Katie Reason)

11 May 2011

Author: admin

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photo credit: casch52

This is the third part of a three-part miniseries on what is commonly called “Coming Out Of the Coffin” in the vampire community. This is basically when a real vampire decides to reveal their personal vampirism to their family, friends, and/or the general public. Though this article is more personal than the postings usually seen on Real Vampire News, it is so personal for a reason. Many young vampires have a lot of trouble coping with realizing their vampirism, especially when they feel they need to keep such things secret. By sharing my story, and asking my mother and father to share their perspectives as well, I am hoping that some young vampire – or the parent of a young vampire may better understand the little-talked-about positives to the situation. So without further ado, my mother, Katie Reason, will share her perspective on my “Coming Out of the Coffin” story. -John Reason

My son asked me if I would express in writing how I felt when he finally told me what his big secret was.  I guess if you are going to understand my feelings, you have to know where I am coming from.  I have raised this kid his whole life, and we are pretty close.  I have always felt like he could come to me with anything that was on his mind. Well, of course he is not a kid anymore, he is a grown man with a starting family of his own, but still young enough for a Mom to think of him as her kid.  Anyway, I have known for a couple or more years that there was something that he was not telling me.  Of course, I went through my head and tried to come up with all of the possibilities of what it may be.  Try as I might, I could not think of anything that he should be unable to tell me, or that would change the way I feel about him. So, I just didn’t worry about it too much.  Finally a short time ago, he made the remark that thousands of people read what he writes, but I am not allowed to read it.  Well, that was really too much for this mother to bear.  So, I begged and pleaded and finally he gave me the address for his web  site.  What a relief.

Those are my first thoughts.  WHAT A RELIEF!!  We had some conversations, and I studied the material in the web site and got some questions answered.  Mostly regarding religion, because faith in God is very important to me.  After all of that, all I can say is that if my son is a vampire and feels the need to feed on human blood on occasion, then I have no problem with that.  Personally, I think that there is probably some kind of a metabolic imbalance that causes him to have these cravings.  Something that should probably be worked up medically, but then I have a long history of working in the medical field, and that would naturally be my response.  Either way, I am so very proud of John.  He is articulate, literate, compassionate, kind, caring, and very smart, so I will be happy to let him work this out in his own time on his own terms.  For anyone that is considering telling their parents this kind of news, well all I can say is that Mom’s like to know, and for the most part I can’t imagine a mom disowning her kid over this.  We can sense when something isn’t right, and just want to help.

-Katie Reason

“Coming Out Of the Coffin” Three Part Mini-Series

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Coming Out Of the Coffin: Part Two (Bill Reason)

11 May 2011

Author: admin

The Caretaker
photo credit: ~Brenda-Starr~

This is part two of the three part mini-series “Coming Out Of the Coffin.” The first section was my experience with revealing my personal vampirism to my parents, which is sometimes called “Coming Out Of the Coffin” in the real vampire community. Though this is more personal than most articles on Real Vampire News, I am hoping that people struggling with similar situations will be able to find a grain of hope in this story. I also hope you can understand my father, Bill Reason’s rather unique sense of humor. -John Reason

About a month ago my younger son told me that he is a vampire.  He drinks blood.  My reaction was being glad that he had not become a democrat.

He is 21 years old, and an adult, at least in the eyes of the law.  I guess he has the right to do whatever he chooses as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else.

Strangely enough, I had to have some blood drawn to do some lab work and I tried to get the lady to do an extra vial that I could give to him.  I was bleeding anyway, so I may as well try to do something nice [?]  for someone.  They would not do this.  I don’t think he would want my blood anyway.  His comment: ‘Dad your blood would probably make me old.’

He asked me to write my feelings on this revelation.  I wish I could offer you some righteous anger, but I have known my kid a long time.  He is unorthodox in most everything he does.

I think he prefers to be known as a ‘sanguinarian’, but I am not sure.  He is the youngest of four children (2 different mothers) and all of my children are seriously intelligent and inquisitive.  I am more concerned about the hog ring in his nose than his culinary preferences. (He has a septum piercing)  But then I am old and old fashioned too.

The kid we are talking about is John Reason.  I have read some of what he has written here and am impressed by how thoughtful and well presented it is.  I am proud to call him my kid.  He has recently gotten married and moved out on his own.  I think he has made a good start and a good choice in life companions.  If drinking blood makes him feel more right, who am I to say anything against it.  He has told me that he has heightened cravings around the time of the full moon.  I am always strange then too.  Maybe I need to see about drinking some blood?

John doesn’t compromise.  I had a couple of years warning because of a user name he once had, so him telling me wasn’t quite the shock it was for his mother.  I am sure that he went through many changes deciding to tell his mother and me that this is what he is.  I guess I wish he had come to talk to me sooner, but we all have to do things in our own time.

You must understand that this is a foreign thing to me.  however, I support John in all he does and have faith that he will do the right thing.  He was raised with strong values and has become a man with them.

So, I think I will go on being thankful that he isn’t a democrat and enjoy what time I can have with my kid.  And defend to the death his choices whether I agree with them or not.

-Bill Reason

“Coming Out Of the Coffin” Three Part Mini-Series

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