Happy… Happy… Ahhhh “What th’ Hell Day…”

Yep, that’s right, he’s baaaaaaack… tossed this one together, sort of did some research and then, like, threw everything together in a somewhat random order… more or less…

Oh, yeah, presented by…

T.

Yes, just decided to have a what th’ hell kinda day, and why not… I hope everyone’s cruisin’ along as well as can be expected, for many, chin up – tomorrow’s Friday…!

So, what’s first you ask… well, check this little beauty out…

Pair of elderly German men escape their nursing home to go to a heavy metal festival
YES… That’s right, they did it… they busted on outta there, they went on th’ lam, they made it to Waken Open Air Festival 2018… may all the Gods Bless these aged delinquents… just goes to show, old Metalheads NEVER DIE…!!!

Now that’s the fuckin’ way to kick off a what’s what night…!!!

Oh, yeah, Lady Kaia shared a l’il something with us the other day…
HAH…!!! Whoever put that together deserves a fuckin’ medal… maybe now we’ll get people to stop messaging us and asking us to help them become Vampires… (as if *sigh*)

 

Dr. Tomas Ganz, Professor of Medicine and Pathology at University of California Los Angeles, at his home in March 2014. Picture: Tomas Ganz.

Hey, here’s a one back from June, posted by Erin Chapman at Vamped.org,
it’s well worth a read…
All the Gory Details: Dr. Tomas Ganz Discusses Blood Drinking

Hahahahahahahahaha… more fucking NOIZE…

What a classy remix of a classy classic…!!!

Now then, let’s take a look at what my beautiful assistant, Lady M, has for us this week shall we…

Oooh, yeah, fuckin’ rock on… finally Illinois gets on th’ beat…!!!

img. source: The Darkness Underground

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

 

…and, another l’il tidbit to whet ya glands and make you secrete all over the fuckin’ place…

img. courtesy: Ian Eskelson

You NEED to get yo asses over to this site
and check out our new friend’s music…

If you don’t you deserve to be committed…!!!

CLICK HEAH…!!!

Don’t argue, just do it, right…

 

Hehehehe… dontcha just love it when I’m forceful…???

What else???

Ahhh… yeah… now, y’all know this dude, right? You’ve read stuff, seen movies, been told shit, right?

Img. source – www.thefirstvampire.com
Copyright John Davies

Well, okay, personally I read “The First Vampire” and I think, “Okay, where did he come from?” Yeah, seriously, like…okay, was there like a Vampire chicken that jus’ laid the mutha??? Did he get left out when he was a baby and a flock of Vampire Bats chewed on his l’il bare butt? Never mind, jus’ questions…

One of the things that is, fairly reliably, reported is that this crusty ol’ dude spent time at Poenari Castle… well, The First Vampire page has a video of a drone flight over the very place. It’s quite awesome, go check it out for yourself.

Img. source – http://www.ebay.com/

…and orf to Jolly old England again, wot ho…!!! Halloween happens there too you know…!!!

Red FX

Robbie Drake Special Make-Up, Fangs and FX

@RobbieDrakeSpecialMakeUpFangsAndFx

 

OKAAAAAAY… now for sum f’kin noizzzzzze for them as prefer to stay BLIND…!!!

Mwaaahahahahahahahahaha… Gotta love that Waken stuff…!!!

 

Alrighty… it’s time for…

img. source: istock

THE WEEKLY BIATCH

 

Novelist Tom Clancy said it…
“The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.”

So, here we have this amazing, awe-inspiring, sprawling, global, almost instantaneous information system. On the many, many, many ends of it’s tendrils we have, within our culture, a large number of folks of whom others say… “Oh, you really need to get in contact with such-and-such, they know EVERYTHING about that…!!!”

Ohhhh… is that right… so… ummmm…where is this information? Locked in a cupboard in the cellar? Sealed in a airtight bag in the freezer guarded by automatic cannons and a pack of Rottweilers? Do they keep it all hardcopied and stored jealously away in some hidden self-store unit?
OR

Is it only shared with a certain “class” of associates? Is it kept within a small circle so that, “you can control people”, is this like the “1%” that everyone tells me owns and runs the United States?

Ever wondered where this information goes? Is used? Is circulated? Because I’ll tell ya one thing… seems like the great unwashed masses are seen as a…

YEP, HE FUCKIN’ WELL SAID THAT AND DON’T BE GETTIN’ ALL PISSY AND WHINY ABOUT HOW SO-AND-SO DID ALL THE WORK BLAH, BLAH, FUCKIN’ BLAH…!!!

YA WANNA SEE SOME ELITIST NARCISSISM??? SUCK ON THIS…

Well-ah, Well-ah, Well-ah… might as well finish off in the right frame…

Here’s one for some very fine people I have known in my life, amazing people who have a culture and spirit that dates back some 40,000 years or more, some people I have worked with, broken bread with, drank and danced with (Yep, I’ve been to a stompin’ ground) and I’ll tell ya what – some of the finest bruddahs ‘n’ sheilas I’ve ever known…

Go Warumpi…!!!

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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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Mirror, mirror on the wall…

‘Metamorphosis of Narcissus’
~ Salvador Dali

Written, edited and presented by 

Tim

Everyone, or nearly everyone, will have heard or read the tale of Narcissus and Echo from Greek mythology… essentially,

“Narcissus, in Greek mythology, the son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Liriope. He was distinguished for his beauty. According to Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book III, Narcissus’s mother was told by the blind seer Tiresias that he would have a long life, provided he never recognized himself. However, his rejection of the love of the nymph Echo or (in an earlier version) of the young man Ameinias drew upon him the vengeance of the gods. He fell in love with his own reflection in the waters of a spring and pined away (or killed himself); the flower that bears his name sprang up where he died. The Greek traveler and geographer Pausanias, in Description of Greece, Book IX, said it was more likely that Narcissus, to console himself for the death of his beloved twin sister, his exact counterpart, sat gazing into the spring to recall her features.”[1]

As with many other tales of its kind there are different versions depending upon whom is doing the telling. It is a tragic tale to be sure but one that is not uncommon in its motif.

In modern parlance it gave us the word Narcissist, first recorded as being used somewhere between 1920 and 1930 it seems that it is a thoroughly contemporary word.

Narcissism, Narcissist and Narcissistic Personality Disorder are defined as;

Narcissism (noun [U])

Too much interest in and admiration for your own physical appearance and/or your own abilities

Narcissist (noun [C])

​Someone who has too much admiration for himself or herself

Narcissistic personality disorder (noun [C or U])  specialized.

​A personality disorder in which someone has too much admiration for himself or herself and too much concern with his or her own importance.

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So, we make the transition from a tragic Greek myth to a modern reality that is as disturbing and destructive as anything else we face in modern society.

There is a splendid article available at Reach Out Recovery that deals with the 10 ways a narcissist takes control of people, it represents, in specific detail, the toxic effects a narcissist has on those around them and, more importantly, on the person they decide best suits their personal need or hunger.

It’s a word that is used frequently but not always in the proper context and it is important to define, and decide, when you are in the sphere of a true narcissist or just in the “fall out affected zone” of someone’s self-serving rhetoric.

Within our particular culture, as it is with all situations and social groupings in the world, we are exposed to some level of this toxicity every day that we are here, it’s no different than being exposed to it at school, in the workplace, in leisure activities or even, heavens forbid, in the home.

img. source: Freedom from Narcissistic and Emotional Abuse – Weebly

What can you do about it? Shield? Fight back? Run away? That’s a decision that each must make for themselves but one of the important things is that the most important thing in avoiding a trap is knowing of its existence.

Many of you will already, just in reading this, have had a name pop into your mind of someone you think is a narcissist… are they a real narcissist? Are they a common garden variety narcissist? Are they a dangerously enslaving type of narcissist? Are they suffering from a narcissistic personality disorder? They are difficult distinctions to make but the one thing that is certain, when you get hit by one you’ll know all about it.

Making yourself aware of the ways that a true narcissist works, the way they manipulate and manoeuvre is very important.

In 1930 Dion Fortune (a.k.a. Violet Mary Firth) published her seminal work “Psychic Self Defence”. This book came from her own experiences in her occult work. Fortune had witnessed various instances of “psychic attack” which she was called on to interrupt. Among the elements of a psychic attack, she noted, was “vampirism” that left the victim in a state of nervous exhaustion, and a wasting state. From this Fortune propounded an occult perspective on vampirism. She suggested that masters of the occult had the ability to separate their psychic self from their physical body and attach themselves to others and drain the host’s energy. Such persons would then begin to, unconsciously, drain the energy from those around them.

If you read this summary alongside the article on narcissism you will notice a great similarity between the two. That’s not to imply that ALL PsyVamps are narcissists – au contraire, I know some lovely non-narcissistic PsyVamps indeed… all I am suggesting is that perhaps there is some correlation between the two, some point where the two may overlap.

Img. source: Psych Central Professional

So, can narcissism lead to more serious things? Indeed it can…

For instance, in the article, “10 Ways Narcissists Take Control” (which actually comes under the heading of abuse) it is pointed out that narcissism can, and has, led to “Smearing and Stalking”, it describes how,

Toxic narcissists will slander you and report back to your loved ones, their loved ones, and anyone who will listen. They create stories that depict you as abusive and pretend they are the victims of your abuse.”

The author goes on to point out that,

A smear campaign sabotages your reputation and slanders your name so that you won’t have a support network to fall back on if you decide to detach and cut ties. A malignant narcissist may even stalk and harass you or the people you know as a way to “expose” the truth about you.

Either way you look at it rampant narcissism can lead, if unchecked, into criminal behaviour that threatens the safety and peace of mind of you, as the narcissist’s object, as well as those around you.

Detach and disassociate, remove yourself from the narcissist’s sphere of influence, warn others about the potential threat and, if necessary, don’t wait to get help with the situation. The true narcissist will attempt to isolate you, make you dependent on them and them feed off you in the most ugly and soul-destroying ways… and they never have to lay one finger on you.

Img. source: WikiHow
How to Handle Marriage to a Narcissist

There’s no need to get paranoid and start painting everyone around you as a narcissist, or a narcissist in training but just be aware if someone starts putting their unreasonable demands and pressures on you they might just be “making their move”…and not in a nice way either.

 

Copyright TB & RVL, 2018

  1. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Narcissus-Greek-mythology

Further Refs:

The Narcissist: Jekyll and Hyde

(https://freedomfromnarcissisticandemotionalabuse.weebly.com/)

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/

 

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