6 November 2002
So. Struggled the past two weeks to get my damn phone back--somewhere between the fact
that the lines running through my basement paradise are nearly older than the house itself,
and the fact that there apparently was never a phone wire running into the house in the
first place to carry a signal...how creepy is that?...I lost phone service for two weeks.
But hey, we're back now, and check out this
page dealing with sun sensitivity. First, goggle at the fact presented first--if it's true that I only
need ten minutes of sunlight a day, maaaan, am I going to be yelling at doctors from now on! Second,
scroll down to the section mentioned for sunscreens and look for the brand name Sun Play. Apparently,
they have an SPF 130 on the market. I'm going to do my best to track down an address
for these people and ordering instructions. Check back in a week or so. (Profound
thanks go to alert reader Kenneth from Singapore. Yeah, international vamp community!)
Moved the rantings/update essays to their own page so they'd take
up less space here.
Okay. Everything leads to something as of mid-October 2002.
Coding for the following links:
=lots of info--solid links, community connections, good page||
=serious page, information, theories or essays||
=generally for pretty pictures, but some info or useful links|
||House of the Scarlet Moon is a non-V:tM site with some very interesting
essays and definitions. Reminds me how much I need to get off my ass one of these
days and research pranic energy flow.|
||The Honor of the Dreaming, Bholanath's flagship site. Takes a while to load
but it's still pretty. I should make note that I don't agree with these people
or their values. On the other hand, I am a cranky bitch and a chaos
witch, so statements like "Stand for order and justice" make me want to blow things
up. Seems to me if you're into personality sublimation and Ever Treading the Upward
Path, these are your guys. So they're still here.|
||(NOTE: This is still under 'fluffy' until she gets more done on the
site.) This from Nitallica: "The
Coven Vampyre Organization is an international Vampire organization
for the preservation and prosperity of the Vampyre community and culture.
The site focuses on vamp community building, providing vamp chatrooms, vamp
forums, vamp message discussion boards, hosts an e-mail based vamp discussion
list, vamp e-postcards, vamp themed art, literature, music, resources, and
more." (Only it's not all there yet, as she's only one person, and she's
reconstructing as fast as she can. Boy, doesn't that sound
||This is Sphynxcat's Vampire Support Page. She's got a few of the best essays ever
written on modern vampirism, and also a banner that Sanguinarius has
gleefully adopted for her links page.|
||Sanguinarius, the Big, the Bad. You can't go wrong here. Networking, rants, raves, user
posts, web-based IRC chats, a new free email service, tips, tricks and humor. Everything to keep
you sane when the folks at home don't understand.|
||Drink Deeply and Dream, that's this link. At one point, I had M's page up and linked for...oh, a good year, maybe more. She's another one of those
people that, between one server and another, fell through the cracks. Great new logo, a look I frankly wish I had (I'm gettin'
there!), a forum, lots of new essays, resource list...plus, new linking banners, which I'm biting my lips with the effort
not to use. (Tryin' to keep some consistency here, folks, sheesh.) And a screensaver! What more do you want?
||I don't know about these guys, they seem pretty new. Pro: they actually link goth and vamp and don't seem to care about
The Schism between most members of both groups. Con: they have a V:tM section. Hell, nobody's perfect, right? Forum, art and poetry,
articles, polls and more. Go look.|
||I know, I know, I'm going to hear grief for this again. Well, this is Verthaine, and people have been
telling me for years I'm dismissing the page unfairly. The fact that it's still here and I
still link to it should tell people I think the page has some good information...even if I think
the bulk of it is in the new section on the Church of Eris...|
||Living Vampires has probably been newly revamped again; it's been around forever. It's
especially good in picking out the real vampire sites from the V:tM sites. Keep
in mind this site's dark on a lot of systems, as the main colors are black,
dark blue and deep purple.|
||This links just to the one essay (though I'm sure you can go to the rest of their page by
the link at the top). But it's an essay everyone should read. Now, I choose to identify
as vampire, simply because I can't really get behind the term sanguinarian.
But I am extremely careful who I tell. More than that, I tend not to wander down
the street wearing the shirt that says, Yes, I Drink Human Blood (though my last
car did say, "Yes, I feed on the flesh of the living--and I vote." Don't know
if that counts.) At this point, there are a lot of people who know "Kel" from other places
that have nothing to do with real vampirism, and I'm taking a calculated risk by posting a site menu
which includes this section on every page. I've had friends I like freak out after reading through my
page. And, you know, this is not harassment, this is not abuse, this is simply their inability to
deal with you saying a (generally assumed to be) ridiculous thing. Go read the
||Normally, I'd just put this in my favorites folder, but I thought there's a slim chance someone else
might want to click through. I should tell you, this is here for the HISTORY list only. Ignore all the
V:tM crap at the bottom. (Yes, I know, I'm going to hear from people about that, too.)
||Sarasvati's in with sanguinarius.org now! I used to have this somewhere
on this page, but I discarded it for some reason. Maybe it was the (now old)
GeoCities connection; I have old reason to resent them (see my
old page for why) but maybe it was something else. This will give me time
to look and remember. Plus, it's another real-vampire, no-we-aren't-myths
||Something new on the horizon; a place for queer, lesbian, bi and transgendered vampires. Seems to be mostly wannabes, and the pictures
section is...unique...but they may grow into something. They're
here now simply because of the name, really.
||Pathway to Darkness. Can't straight-out recommend them. They were recently acquired by the
Sanguinarium, apparently, Father Todd's group of jaded misfits, and I can't support them
anymore. I'll keep the link here, but the minute I start to read stuph on-site about the
horror of eternal life, PtD is GONE. [Added note, Aug 2002: The page seems very hard to
navigate now, so it may be a while before I figure out they're either worth keeping
or creeps. I get the feeling they're mostly now the public face of Father
Todd, but whatever.]|
||Inanna's theory seems to be that all real vampires are psychic vampires,
draining their victims (willing or un) of pranic life force. Hey, it stands
as well as any of them. She makes some good points, and her site is clean and
well-laid out (I mention this, the few times I mention this, because
invariably my coding is cumbersome, messy and slow-loading: not the
kinds of pages I tend to recommend).|
||The graphics on this page are painfully cute, in that
damn-I'm-gonna-hurt-you, get-the-HELL-away-from-me-with-that! way. Still,
it's a nice idea; sort of the gays came out of the closet, witches came out
of the closet, now we vamps have to come out thing.|
||Pretty comprehensive list of various types of vampire organizations around the world. This from Vampgirl.com.
For more of me babbling on this topic, you could also try an old
mine, part I of an
letter, or part
Go onto the next
page, or follow the link below.
Blues, dealing with the hazards of being sun-sensitive.
Vampire MEET-UP is part of the larger MEET-UP service, which exists solely to
bring people of like minds together, no matter what those like minds favor.
'International Vampire MEET-UP Day' is coming up the third Tuesday of
September, and considering I was one of...one...to register to be present for
Spokane's August Vampire MEET-UP, I get the distinct feeling September's not
going to go better. But the link's here. Anyone from Spokane reading this
should register, 'kay?
The amazing digital work of a virtual gardener. Seriously, she's
that good. Go explore and be amazed at her interpretations of the real world,
pixel by pixel.
DarkCounter is for some reason missing. I'll work on getting another one.
This lovely counter comes from Dark Counter, a
one-stop source for gnifty and unbeatable counter styles, very few of which are
And another toy from the Brunching Shuttlecocks I
couldn't resist. Especially since this page is so serious...
What my name would be if I were an evil cyborg. Try it. It's fun.