…and lo th’ night be almost ‘pon us

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First things first boize and ghouls…

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There, now we’re all ready… *smirk*

Been thinking about things Halloweenish lately… (No fucking kidding… DUH…!!!)
This is the first thing I thought about…

BITE

You talk, you dance, you laugh and drink,
While in the shadows, dark things slink.
In those closets where monsters were,
The corners of your minds now aver.

The glitter and sound that swirls around,
With dark senses, makes hearts pound.
The taste and sense of bodies drawn close,
That heady drug, a massive attack dose.

While shimm’ring beyond pools of light,
Ever ready to dart in, draw blood in a bite.
The wide eyed expectants hope to find,
Salvation from boredom within dark kind.

Beware, beware that gentle dark night,
When All Hallows stretches senses tight.
We are waiting, circling, with delight,
Now you dance in our hell, with one bite…!

copyright T. 2018

That’s a little something for all the “wannabe’s” that’ll be out and about this weekend in their funny clothes and heavy make-up… have a wonderful time won’t you…

Oooooh, wasn’t that bitchy? Care factor – fucking zero, i’m in a bitchy mood today so deal with it…!

…annnnnnd I feel like making sum NOIIIIIIIZE…!!!

For ANYONE that’s EVER been, or felt, DIFFERENT…!!!

You know, there comes time when some things are just more trouble than they’re worth yeah? Ever come across one of those things? Jobs, Cars, Getting out of bed, Facebook… etc.

So, in accordance with that precept we’ve shut down our Facebook portal… I mean, let’s “face” it (very punny eh?) Facebook has done more harm to the modern Vampire Culture than any other single event or process ever did. In fact, to be quite honest, yeah, let’s try that for a change eh? – Facebook, for something that started out as a “good” idea, Facebook has fucked up more lives and situations than any other single thing in the history of history. Just go and Google search some Facebook “bads”… you’ll see there’s only one possible conclusion.

That’s why we now have modern Vampires, with all their experience and knowledge, hanging around on fucking Gamer chat platforms… fer chrissakes already – does that put our people in the same league as momma’s basement dwelling, pop-tart stuffing, socially retarded gamers? What happened to dignity? Or… hey…maybe that means that the “gamers”, dare I say it… the “roleplayers”, now have a legitimate “in” to the modern culture?

It’s especially concerning when you hear reports of good, solid, respectable modern culture people being harangued, slapped down and insulted at the hands of the people in these “channels” and especially disquieting when you hear stories that it’s one or more of the supposed ‘moderators’ doing it… you REALLY wanna be there? Really?

Sheesh, as if things weren’t bad enough around the place…!!! Anarchy in the V.C. ???

Yeah, right on John…!!!

So, what’s next on the agenda… mmmm…mmmmm… more “social commentary”…. hmmmm…

Oh, yeh, yeh, that’s a thing…

Have you been following the latest MedSang Saga??? y’know, the one about manifesto’s, counter-manifesto’s, betrayals, excommunications, underhanded skullduggery, apologies, swipes and counter-swipes along with seemingly endless reams of “why’s and wherefore’s” about the whole thing?

I gotta be honest with ya, it’s getting worse than the Walking Dead… worse than General Hospital, worse than The Young and The Restless… I mean fuck me sideways people, really? An internal issue, a COMMON issue in just about every single group that’s ever been, or ever will be, in the culture and it’s getting bigger than Ben Hur?

I mean, why the sudden transparency and urgency to discuss internal politics by a faction which, historically, has pretty much rejected every single person who ISN’T absolutely in agreement with their “manifesto”???

Holy Fuck, suck it up and go back to your lives citizens…!!!

Y’see… these angelic little boys WERE prophets yeah?

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh we’re on a roll now aren’t we *manic giggle* but y’know the hoary old saying, “Some things just need to be said”… ’bout time we just stopped thinking it and stepped up right?

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa…!!!

Oh-kayyyyy, we’re off to… ummm… ahhhh, here’s a good one

Yeah, I think we’ll make this time for… you got it… your favourite part of the show…

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THE WEEKLY BEE-AHHHHHHHHTCH…!!!

 

Okay, we have this wonderful, amazing, swirling, roiling, boiling, rockin’ an-ah rollin’ thing called the Modern Vampire Culture. (Known fact)

Within this splendid amalgam of social microcosm we have a myriad of individuals who are walking many paths, following many faiths, credos, manifestos ec. etc. etc. We have Havens, Houses, Temples. Cults and so forth – We have Elders, Leaders, Magisters, Matriarchs, Patriarchs, Lords, Princes, Goddesses, Kings and Queens who (sometimes) have some semblance of control over what goes on in their “Houses” and battle for influence without… they fight a war for the hearts and minds of “the people”, persuading the persuadable to betray, divulge, delete, blacklist and generally “create anarchy” to unbalance their rivals… sound familiar?

Yep – it’s called The VC

Now, at the ground level, within this this magnificent melting pot we have the “members”, the proletariat, the “public” who are being fought over with grandiose schemes, proclamations and edicts, manifestos, creeds and vast, oft times unintelligible “speeches” and rhetoric… yes, it’s like a sad semblance of the Imperial Roman Empire of antiquity but without a Senate…!!!

And you know what? PEOPLE DON’T REALLY GIVE A FLYING FUCK ABOUT IT ALL… Y’all driving away more good people with the stupid games and bullshit than at any other time in the history of the whole thing.

Really, people, in general (and I’m speaking from a vast range of comments that I personally have received) are really, really, really sick and tired of it. So, just think on that for a minute – build your empires, hold your enclaves and develop your manifestos but at the end of the day WHAT GOOD IS HAVING AN EMPIRE WHEN THERE’S NO ONE IN IT BECAUSE THEY THINK YOU ARE A PRIZE DICK…???

Nuff said…

Prophecy, Prophecy, Prophecy…

 

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Arturo González Producciones Cinematográficas (co-production) and
Constantin Film 1967

Mmmmmmmm… this is gettin’ juicy ain’t it? Probably should throw in a midpoint disclaimer here… L-fuckin’-O-L (Yeah, I’m bein’ a prick today…!!!)

“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.” (Ref: RVL Website Disclaimer)

Okayyyyyyy…

 

Meme by T.

There’s something else that’s been in the back of my mind for months and goes back to a little while back when my lady and I got suckered into a particular situation that turned out to be one the most heinous examples of bullshit, misrepresentation and psychological manipulation ever… Loyalty? Honesty? Integrity? – as we say in AustraliaIN A PIG’S FUCKIN’ EYE…!!!

Okay, breaks down like this…

In our wild, weird and wonderful culture – as I mentioned earlier – there are many, many paths, trails, journeys etc. Everybody’s headin’ someplace, by some “road”, somehow and without reservation I wish everyone out there all the best of luck and good journey. I hold everybody to be free to follow whatever path – that’s one of the highest gifts you can give to another person, the right to be what they will.

Having said that, let’s say you go into a group, Haven, House, Temple…whatever… you go in because it is a – see above list – for Vampyres. When you get inside you find there are Vampyre-Therians, Vampire-Witches, Vampire-Fae, Otherkin, all kinds of folks in there – great…! Wonderful..! Amazing…! Vive la difference I say, it’s a chance to learn from other sub-cultural factions and celebrate the diversity in our modern culture – then it begins… “Oh, you should be a Vampire/Therian/Fae/Witch/Otherkin… especially if you’re going to be in our haven…! Let’s put you in with these fine folk…”

WHOA…!!! Hold the boat… you said you honour ALL paths, right?”
“Yes but…”
“Hang on a minute, if you honour all paths, what about my path?
“Yes, well, we are a more ‘spiritual/theological/esoteric/metaphysical’ (whatever) house”
I’m a Vampyre
“Yes, well, that’s fine, you can be a Vampire…we just think you need to be…”
“But I’m a Vampyre, just a Vampyre, that’s all… I don’t have any spirtual/esoteric/theological/magickal etc. interests… I just want to learn…”
“Well, of course you can learn, here, here, read this… it’s our handbook/manual/bible/manifesto… it’ll make everything clear to you dear.”
“WHAT’S NOT CLEAR ABOUT I’M A FUCKING VAMPYRE? ARE YOU A FUCKING RETARD? ARE YOU BLIND? DEAF? HAVE YOU ACTUALLY UNDERSTOOD WHAT I’VE SAID ABOUT MY PATH… A PATH THAT’S AS RESPECTABLE AS ANY OTHER? WHAT THE ACTUAL LIVING FUCK… HAVE YOU GOT TWO BRAINCELLS TO RUB TOGETHER???” 

Yep, that’s actually happened to my wife and I on more than one occasion now and then, after you’ve done ALL the work you suddenly become the REAL BAD DUDE/DUDETTE and you’re fuckin’ shafted, rudely, with a blunt fucking sceptre…

Vintage metal sign – zazzle.com

Vampires/Vampyres who are just that – MOTHERFUCKING, A-GRADE, 100% REAL LIVING VAMPYRES… and you wonder why there’s so many “RONIN” vampyres around…!!!

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Miramax (presents)
A Band Apart
Jersey Films, 1994.

So, fair warning, all you would be “Emperors” who wanna turn us honest to goodness Real Living Vampyres (only, nothing else) into something else – BACK TH’ FUCK OFF – WE BITE…!!!

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WOW…!!! Fuel dissension man, what a ride…!!! Yeah…fuckin’ sing along mothers…!!!

Betcha I can’t get this on our good friend Lady Sylvere’s Grumpy Vamp…!!!

Y’know, I’ve been “awakened” – if ya wanna use the term since 1979. Awakened as a Sanguinarian in the days before internet and Facebook and so forth, all we had then was each other, we didn’t have computers, we didn’t even have frickin’ cell phones – even in the darkest night we ALWAYS had each other. now we hear, from folks down NOLA way, the “spiritual” home of Vampires in the U.S. no less, that different factions will actually diss each other, in the street, in public as they go about their daily business. WTF is that???

There’ll be a whole load of you that are reading this and saying, “Yeah, yeah… blah, blah, blah… heard it all before…!”

Well, in the words of my sacred homekin…

T-Meme

FUCK YOU… We have fucked everything up and now we are heading toward leaving the mess to the younger generation. What are we going to leave to them?

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Yeah, exactly…

So, this is my message of warning to the younger ones, to the ones who will inherit, to the ones whom, hopefully, will build something better than we have…!

Yep, yep, yep, yep, yeppers…!!!

I feel so much better now, so much better because I know that there will be one person, maybe one only out of thousands, who will read this and it will help them make a better choice for them… when that happens I will know that my job has been done and done well. That’s about all we can ever hope for right?

So listen, everybody have a great Halloween, everyone be at peace, everyone think about stepping up and doing the right thing… above all… have some fuckin’ fun yeah?

Copyright T. & RVL, 2018 (except where otherwise noted)

 

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Oi, Oi…

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Randomly thrown together, rearranged, slapped up, down and sideways before being to committed to your screen by

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…

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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…!!!

Copyright (unless otherwise noted) T. 2018

Additional resources:
https://dictionary.cambridge.org

Additional Images:
Bundeskanzlerin, History in the Margins, Daily Mail UK, Liberapedia, thoughtco.com and The Guardian.com

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“Sin nominee”, “Persona non grata”, Community Warnings and other such instruments.

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Researched, Developed, Written, Edited and Presented by
Tim & Lady M.

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen,

It has become apparent, recently, that there is some level of confusion about the “What”, “Why” and “Wherefore” that is represented by certain terms and actions that may be taken within our culture against certain people.

We thought it may be a good idea if we wrote a little something on the subject for those who may not quite understand “what th’ hell just happened here?” In “layperson’s” terms we will do our best to explain what is meant by some of the more serious sounding terms that are used within the society of the modern living Vampire.

There are, as we know, people in any society who are incorrigible, offensive, abusive or just downright dangerous… dangerous not only to some abstract concept such as “the community” but are truly a clear and present, potential danger, to the health, safety and wellbeing of individuals within “the community”. In this we are no different than human (mundane) society, we are still facing the same pressures, the same challenges and the same trials, simply on a focused and culturally significant level.

Let’s deal, firstly, with a term that one might hear fairly regularly around the place, “Persona non Grata Sin Nominee”. This is a joint definition and is derived from a Latin term and an English political term.

1:  persona non grata

noun [ C not after the ] UK   /pəˌsəʊ.nə nɒn ˈɡrɑː.tə/ US  /pɚˌsoʊ.nə nɑːn ˈɡrɑː.t̬ə/ plural personae non gratae

I: specialized politics; a person who is not wanted or welcome in a particular country, because they are unacceptable to its government:

II: someone who is not popular or accepted by others: [1]

 

2: Sin nomine:

Latin for “without name”. A vampire who has been stripped of his or her name and recognition within the community for having committed some great crime in the eyes of the community. (See also “excommunicated” and “Invisibles”.) [2]

Put them together and you have the full usage term.

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The lesser of two evils?

It is possible to have a “persona non grata” without a “sin nominee” however, consider this. A person has been proven to have committed certain acts which, while they may not be considered “some great crime”, have caused enough negative thinking, talking, feeling, or introduced some other instability that threatens to drag others into an argument, or causes “feud” between two houses, or organisations.

Okay, not a “great crime” but certainly something that warrants the perpetrator being identified as an “undesirable element” – this then constitutes the “persona non grata”, a move designed to have the person avoided, not spoken to, about or with.

Quite often you will find the “lesser of the evils” being adopted by individual Houses, Havens, Courts or other organisations. These organisations, either individually, or in company with several others, may issue a collective “writ of persona non grata” against an individual and then no one from the “house/s” involved (providing they are loyal to their House) will communicate further with the person.

This is used in a fairly “low key” issue that generally is used in contained circumstances.

Stepping up to a more serious level we will see a “Persona non grata sin nominee” issued, usually by a group, or number of, organisations that have gathered hard evidence of wrongdoing, which may include criminal activity, and are able to, literally, “name the sin” that was committed by an individual.

Issuing a writ of “Persona non grata sin nominee” is usually only used as a last resort where there is considered to be a real, present, physical or psychological threat to other members of the modern Vampire culture.

 

So, what is a Community Warning?

 

This is what we saw recently issued by a leading body of long term members of the modern culture.[3] A community warning is exactly what it says, literally. It is a warning and, as the recent event showed us, it is usually accompanied by a brief statement of the reasons, causes and proofs gathered to lead to the warning being issued.

Unlike the “Persona non grata” and the “sin nominee” the “Warning” is not telling anyone to ignore, avoid, dump, block or take any action whatsoever… it is a warning in the public interest and leaves it to the individual to decide, in the face of solid evidence, whether they want to be warned or not, and whether they wish to take action to protect themselves.

At the end of the day the person responsible for your safety, health and welfare is YOU. Not “the community”, not any specific group, House, Clan, E-zine, News site, Haven or Order… YOU.

 

Consequences of these actions?

It’s always hard to gauge whether there are, in point of fact, consequences to any of these events happening… unless of course someone receives an abusive, vulgar and unsubstantiated telephone rant in response to the situation.

Supporters of the people against whom these instruments are used will ALWAYS leap to the defence of their “leader” with little regard for any evidence that may be available. Friends of the person who is the subject of either of these three things will sit back and say, “No one has the right to judge another…!” and they may well close ranks around their “friend” for no better reason than the person marked is a long time “friend” (be it real life or cyber friend)

Critics of the person marked with either of these issuances will be ever ready to spread word of the “evil” that was perpetrated in order to draw attention to the issue of proclamation, excommunication or ‘Persona non grata’… in the end analysis these things will only have as much effect as they can be proven and supported. What continued “discussion and debate” about them will do is, quite often, pander to the “attention seeking” portion of the subject’s persona.

Whenever either of these three things happens it always raises questions. Questions such as, “What proof do you/they have for defaming this person?”, “Why are you assholes picking on my friend?”, “FFS, WTF is going on now?” and “Who gave you/them the right to issue any fucking thing?”

The answers are very, and deceptively, simple.

In any society, if someone fucks up and goes against the “societal norm” in a dangerous fashion, they are dealt with accordingly. Being modern living Vampires does NOT give us any special rights to go about screwing around with other folks, assaulting other folks, robbing other folks or generally just doing whatever the fuck we feel like. Doesn’t work that way. If a member of our culture does any of these things then we must expect that this behaviour will be brought to light in a big way, especially if it is part of a series of events that have taken place over months or years.

In our ”society” WE have the right to determine whether we will suffer bad people to remain active within our ranks, they don’t get to decide… it goes right along with the popular train of thought that criminals give up their “rights” when they commit a crime.

Everybody is titled to a “fair defence”, right, absolutely…however, let us ask ourselves, if they have ZERO evidence to offer in defence and the other side has amassed a large amount of solid and un-refutable proof of transgression, what is the most likely outcome, according to any intelligent thinking observer?

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Potential FAQ’s about “proclamations” and warnings:

Q: Do “malicious“announcements or ‘proclamations’ ever get flung around the place?
ANS: Hell Yes, this is the modern living Vampire culture and society… happens all the time dontcha know?

Q: So which ones do we pay attention to?
ANS: The ones that offer proof and evidence of wrong doing, not simply rhetoric, unsupported accusations and so forth – however, with this one you must also remember that every House, Coven, Haven, Order or Organisation has the right to conduct itself, within its own membership and confines, in any way they see fit.

Q: What do I do if I get “Sin nominee”???
ANS: Well, first advice would be, find out why you have been “Sin Nomineed” (if you already know skip next step) and if you have proof positive that you DID NOT commit the transgression/s then try contacting the body that issued the proclamation or make contact with a friend that can do so.

Q: Can I challenge a “Sin Nominee” or “persona non grata”?
ANS: Absolutely, if you believe it to be in error, you can try contacting the issuing body (with or without a friends help) and see if you can get an “appeal” hearing. Present your ROCK SOLID evidence to prove you didn’t do the wrong thing and you will find most people (unless they hate your guts for personal reasons) will be reasonable enough to reconsider.

…and our particular favourite,

Q: “What gives so-and-so the right to issue these things about people?”
ANS: Again, easy, the same right that you have to contact the police if you see someone wandering down your darkened street carrying a gun. Clear and present danger. If it is discovered, and apparent, that a person is a credible threat, physically, to other members of the Vampire society, then I would suggest that the person, House, organisation or whatever that discovers the fact/s has something of a duty to make their suspicions AND proof known to the society.

In conclusion:

What do the “Persona non grata”, the “Sin nominee” and “Community Warning” have in common?

They are the vehicles by which information of a critical nature to health, safety and welfare concerns get passed around the Vampire society. They need harsh sounding names because, in the main, they are dealing with safety issues.

Who’s responsible for putting these things together and getting them out there? No one and everyone.

Who’s responsible for looking into the situation, taking the advice in and making decisions based on the advice and proof offered – EVERYONE.

If you get hurt because you choose to ignore a warning, a “sin nominee” or other advice no one is at fault but you. Regardless of how many S/N’s, PnG’s or Warnings are issued, at the end of the day, you get to make the final decision…We suggest you get informed, stay up to date and choose wisely…!

Copyright T/Lady M & RVL, 2018.

 

Refs:

1. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/

2. http://www.sanguinarius.org/terminology.shtml

3. https://realvampirenews.com/vvc-global-statement-of-warning/

 

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