September 2013 In Review

Hellmouth-BooksOfHours-CatherineOfClevesVampire Community News (VCN) – September 2013 In Review

Black Jesus: Cult Leader Who Drank Girls’ Blood Is Hacked To Death By Villagers
September 1, 2013
http://www.osundefender.org/?p=119194

The Living Vampire Survey ~ The Final Countdown – Real Vampire Life
September 1, 2013
http://realvampirenews.com/the-living-vampire-survey-the-final-countdown/

‘VampireFreaks’ User Tried Having Sex With What He Thought Was 12-Year-Old Girl In DeWitt Hotel
September 4, 2013
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/09/vampirefreaks_user_27_tried_having_sex_with_what_he_thought_was_12-year-old_girl.html

The “Vampire Virus” Theory – South African Vampyre Culture Center
September 5, 2013
http://vampyreculturecenter.wordpress.com/misconceptions/the-science-of-vampyres/the-v5code-v-virus/

Non-VC Sites Posing As Info Resources – http://VampiricStudies.com – South African Vampyre Culture Center
September 5, 2013
http://vampyreculturecenter.wordpress.com/misconceptions/the-science-of-vampyres/non-vc-sites-posing-as-information-resources-about-the-vc/vampiric-studies/

Non-VC Sites Posing As Info Resources – http://Vampirewebsite.net – South African Vampyre Culture Center
September 5, 2013
http://vampyreculturecenter.wordpress.com/misconceptions/the-science-of-vampyres/non-vc-sites-posing-as-information-resources-about-the-vc/vampirewebsite-dot-net/

Life After True Blood: Are Vampires Still Going To Rule The Media? – Karen Belz
September 5, 2013
http://hellogiggles.com/life-after-true-blood-are-vampires-still-going-to-rule-the-media

Woman Acquitted For Attack On ‘Vampire’
September 11, 2013
http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/1767777/woman-acquitted-for-attack-on-vampire/?cs=298

PsychicVampire.org  Has A Newly Revised Forum
September 11, 2013
http://psychicvampire.org/smfpv/index.php

I Dated A Vampire (And Would Again!) – Laloe
September 11, 2013
http://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/i-dated-a-vampire-and-would-again-by-laloe/

Christians Vs Christian Extremists – Lunah Valur Eir
September 21, 2013
http://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/christians-vs-christian-extremists-by-lunah-valur-eir/

Ravens Nest Vampire Radio – Guest Katherine Ramsland
September 21, 2013
http://www.liveparanormal.com

Plans For October 2013 – A Poll
September 22, 2013
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2013/09/22/plans-for-october-2013-a-poll/

The 13 Nightside Commandments – Goddess Rosemary Of Sahjaza
http://www.facebook.com/groups/vampirecommunitynews/permalink/619281978111405/

The Feed: Interview With A Vampire (Raziel) – SBS Australia
September 25, 2013
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/09/25/feed-interview-vampire

Formation Of New Council Heralds Growth In South African VC – Octarine Valur
September 26, 2013
http://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/formation-of-new-council-heralds-growth-in-sa-vc/

Satanism In Malawi (Allegations Of Blood Drinking & Attacks On Christians) – The Sunday Times
September 26, 2013
http://www.maravipost.com/life-and-style/people/4620-satanism-in-malawi.html

Otherkin Alliance Website Went Down – Otherkin News
September 29, 2013
http://otherkin-news.livejournal.com/62992.html

Social Work, BDSM And Vampires – Dr. D.J. Williams – Canadian Social Work (Academic Paper)
Fall 2013
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2013/09/26/social-work-bdsm-and-vampires-academic-paper

Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires, & Other Creatures Of The Night – By Varla Ventura – VC On Pages 126-127 & 210-213
October 1, 2013
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1578635470/

Odds & Ends – Academic Papers Online & Upcoming Book

NovaReligioLaycockVampireArticleAcademic Papers Now Available Online:

“Vampires as an Identity Group: Analyzing Causes and Effects of an Introspective Survey by the Vampire Community”
Joseph Laycock, PhD – Nova Religio 14:1 (2010): 4-23
http://www.academia.edu/4332137/_Vampires_as_an_Identity_Group_Analyzing_Causes_and_Effects_of_an_Introspective_Survey_by_the_Vampire_Community_Nova_Religio_14_1_2010_4-23
http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/10.1525/nr.2010.14.1.4.pdf

“‘We Are Spirits of Another Sort’: Ontological Rebellion and Religious Dimensions of the Otherkin Community”
Joseph Laycock, PhD – Nova Religio 15:3 (2012): 65-90
http://www.academia.edu/4332109/_We_Are_Spirits_of_Another_Sort_Ontological_Rebellion_and_Religious_Dimensions_of_the_Otherkin_Community_Nova_Religio_15_3_2012_65-90
http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/10.1525/nr.2012.15.3.65.pdf

Upcoming Book:

Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires, & Other Creatures Of The Night: Facts, Fictions, & First-Hand Accounts
By Varla Ventura – October 1, 2013
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1578635470/

Real Vampire Community Discussed On Pages 126-127 & 210-213

BansheesWerewolvesVampires-VarlaVentura-October2013

Artistic Documentary Project Seeking Therians & Otherkin

MarieElisaScheidt-DocumentaryVampire Community News (VCN) is passing this media solicitation along to those in the Therian and Otherkin Communities who may be interested in participating:


Dear Therians and Otherkins,

My name is Elisa and I’m a film student from Munich, Germany. I’m looking for open-minded people who would like to be part in an artistic documentary project, my first feature-length film called “Seven curls for the untamed”. My current research is on the borderline between human and animal nature, and I’m looking for stories of people who feel connected with their animal nature, of men and women who live and even play with their inner wild side. The project encompasses otherkin culture, modern dance, rewilding projects and people who live off the grid. I don’t want to make a documentary that explains what all those concepts mean and how they relate, but I want to make a semi-fictional film that will crystallize the process of and desire for being wild and will combine the real and the mythical, the visceral and the abstract. I’m thinking about telling those little micro-stories in video loops and connecting them through a spiral-like narrative.

My major inspiration was J. H. Ballard, he writes: “The suburbs dream of violence. Asleep in their drowsy villas, sheltered by benevolent shopping malls, they wait patiently for the nightmares that will wake them into a more passionate world.” I’m interested that the idea of “wilderness” as a completely human construction. I’d say that any frontier between human and animal nature is imaginary. We are animals, and the behaviors we deem unique are nothing but “fancy” ritualized animal behaviors. And while this may sound bad for many people, as they’d feel offended to be “compared” with animals, for me i find this thought very comfortable and quite obvious. Even our most complex expressions of love and emotion and science, in the end, have deep and critical animal elements. In part people fail to acknowledge this, I think, because they fail to appreciate the complexities of animal personalities and emotions and minds. they have this distant tv-based perception of animals, and/or are biased by their experience with domestic animals (which have been selected for thousands years to be infantilized in their appearance and behavior), and have no idea how we are the same as those domesticated animals and they are the same as us. The distinction that humans are different because they are rational, or because they are artistic, or etc, is just a monstrous oversimplification of “animal” nature and of art itself, in my opinion.

If you want to know more about my work, check out:
http://www.marieelisascheidt.com

Please email me if you are interested or have any questions.
I would love to get to know you!

Thanks so much and best wishes,

Elisa

mail@marieelisascheidt.com

16 July 2013

Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory – July 12, 2013 Update

GlobalMapMailingListGLOBAL NOTICE TO ALL VISITORS:

If you are reading this post and identify as either a Real Vampi(y)re, Donor, Therian, or Otherkin you are strongly encouraged you join the Global VDTORS Community Directory by completing the Sign-Up Form located at the following link.

Sign-Up Form: http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectory.html
Maps & Database: http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectorydatabase.html


The Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory is now 100% updated through July 12, 2013.  More than 1,302 Vampires, Donors, Therians, & Otherkin + Researchers & Supporters have joined from nearly 60 countries!  The next major update will occur in mid-August or early September 2013.  We have fully implemented the Unique Identifier (UID) and Regional Contact System which will provide secure contact options for those who desire such while limiting outward-facing identification risk.  If you’re a VDTORS participant please check your e-mail for the link to the private UID submission portal or contact us at VVCNotification@gmail.com.  The main directory map is best viewed in full screen mode and refer to the symbol legend for more information.  We’ve also streamlined the database chart into PDF format for faster page loading and mobile accessibility for this latest July 2013 update.

One of the benefits of this directory is that it can be ported to virtually any geovisualization platform and once we cross the threshold of approximately 1,750 or so participants we can begin more advanced geovisual analytics and modeling.  We will soon be able to extrapolate average age differences between communities and different areas of the World, highlight regions of greater concentration of sanguinarian versus psychic feeding vampires, overlay existing census data of large population centers onto our own ‘hot-spots’ of activity for comparison, examine geographic pockets of therian and otherkin concentration as compared to Howls, Packs, and established groups, and countess other statistical points of interest.  It should go without saying; but if you know any Vampi(y)res, Donors, Therians, and Otherkin who have yet to sign up for the Directory please point them to the Sign Up Form — for example once we receive approx. 35-50 additional therians/otherkin (exclusive) we’ll be providing split maps exclusively for these groups.  As the Directory grows so shall the amount features we’ll be adding.

Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory – Geographical Maps & Database:
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectorydatabase.html

Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory – Sign Up Form:
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectory.html

GLOBAL V.D.T.O.R.S. COMMUNITY DIRECTORY MAP
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/Directory/GlobalDirectoryMap.html
[Click Link Above For Full Size Map - Legends Are Moveable & Collapsible]


General Statistics – July 2013:

GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION:

48/50 U.S. States + District of Columbia & Puerto Rico
59 Countries

68.6% – U.S. (893)
31.4% – Non-U.S. (409)

Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, & Venezuela

IDENTITY TYPE DISTRIBUTION:

Vampi(y)res:  1,010
Donors:  256
Therians/Therianthropes*:  176
Otherkin*:  283
Researchers/Supporters (Exclusive):  49

* Includes all self-identified (T/O/VT/VO/VTO) Therians, Otherkin, Vampire/Therian, Vampire/Otherkin, & Vampire/Therian/Otherkin combinations.

GENDER DISTRIBUTION:

38.7% – Male (504)
57.2% – Female (745)
4.1% – Transgender/Other (53)

AGE DISTRIBUTION:

1982.63 – 31 Years Of Age

Asylum Entertainment Seeking To Cast Vampires & Otherkin For Docu-Series

AsylumEntertainmentLogoPassing this along to the Vampire & Otherkin Communities since Asylum Entertainment has already made it public via other blogs, casting websites, and direct e-mail announcements which exponentially increases the likelihood of ‘highly questionable’ and/or ‘non-ideal participants’ stepping forward to claim their 15 minutes at the expense of the entire subculture or community…

Asylum Entertainment is seeking people to cast who are involved in unique subcultures or with unusual lifestyles for a TV Docu-Series on major cable network.

Vampire Specific Request:

Casting new documentary series for major cable network on the unique subculture of Vampires. Looking to follow a vampire through their daily lives and show stories of what life is like in this unique subculture. Looking for unique stories and characters to tell their stories.

1. Male/Female
2. 18 – 30
a) Coming out to family members or friends that have no idea you are a vampire
b) Culminating to a major event like a wedding etc.
c) Relationship of a vampire and non vampire
d) Vampire family or raising kids

General Public Casting Call Posting:

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN SUBCULTURES OR WITH UNUSUAL LIFESTYLES WANTED
CASTING AWARD-WINNING TV DOCU-SERIES FOR MAJOR CABLE NETWORK

We are searching NATIONWIDE for people who are involved in unique SUBCULTURES or with UNUSUAL LIFESTYLES to be featured in a new television docu-series from an award-winning production company and a major cable network.

* Do you live an USUAL LIFESTYLE or partake in a unique SUBCULTURE?
* Maybe you’re one of the Furries, Otherkin, Bronies, Vampires, Adult Babies – or ANY others not listed?
* Tired of not showing friends or family the REAL you?
* Have a secret life you want revealed?
* Want to put it out there to the world?

If so, we want to hear from you!

We are seeing singles or couples ages 18-30 who are involved in unusual subcultures for a television docu-series that will follow you and your friends and family as you “come out” and reveal a part of yourself and your life they have never seen.

If you have a major event coming up (e.g., wedding, etc.), that is a big plus!

TO SUBMIT: E-Mail ALL the information requested below to: ashaw@asylument.com or edobrin@asylument.com

Be sure to include:

1. Your name (first and last)
2. Age
3. Contact phone number
4. City/State where you live
5. A bit about yourself, your lifestyle/subculture, and why you’d be great for this show
6. Recent photos (jpg format please)

Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory – Looking To The Future

GlobalVDTORSCommunityDirectoryAltLogoGLOBAL NOTICE TO ALL VISITORS:

If you are reading this post and identify as either a Real Vampi(y)re, Donor, Therian, or Otherkin you are strongly encouraged you join the Global VDTORS Community Directory by completing the Sign-Up Form located at the following link.

Sign-Up Form: http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectory.html
Maps & Database: http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectorydatabase.html


The Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory is now 100% updated and operational as of June 1, 2013.  More than 1,144 Vampires, Donors, Therians, & Otherkin + Researchers & Supporters have joined from nearly 60 countries!  The next major update will occur July 1, 2013.  We have now implemented the Unique Identifier (UID) and Regional Contact System which will provide secure contact options for those who desire such while limiting outward-facing identification risk.  One of the benefits of this directory is that it can be ported to virtually any geovisualization platform and once we cross the threshold of approximately 1,750 or so participants we can begin more advanced geovisual analytics and modeling.

We will soon be able to extrapolate more precise age differences between communities and different areas of the World, highlight regions of greater concentration of sanguinarian versus psychic feeding vampires, overlay existing census data of large population centers onto our own ‘hot-spots’ of activity for comparison, examine geographic pockets of therian and otherkin concentration as compared to Howls, Packs, and established groups, and countess other statistical points of interest.

Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory – Sign Up Form:
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectory.html

STATISTICS AT A GLANCE:

59 Countries/Territories Represented

67.5% – U.S. (772)
32.5% – Non-U.S. (372)

Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, & Venezuela

IDENTITY TYPE DISTRIBUTION:

905 – Vampi(y)res
224 – Donors
146 – Therians/Therianthropes*
245 – Otherkin*
42 – Researchers/Supporters (Exclusive)

* Includes all self-identified (T/O/VT/VO/VTO) Therians, Otherkin, Vampire/Therian, Vampire/Otherkin, & Vampire/Therian/Otherkin combinations.

Self-Identified Vampi(y)res Breakdown:

36.46% – Psychic (Psi/Pranic) Vampires (330)
40.99% – Sanguinarian (Blood) Vampires (371)
45.86% – Hybrid (Psi/Sang) Vampires (415)
35.91% – Sexual/Tantric Vampire (325)
23.87% – Living (Spiritual/Magick) Vampi(y)res (216)

Self-Identified Donor Breakdown:

63.39% – Psychic/Pranic Donor (142)
80.80% – Sanguinarian Donor (181)
49.55% – Sexual/Tantric Donor (111)

Self-Identified Therian & Otherkin Breakdown:

Amur Tiger, Angelkin (4), Anthropomorphic Wolf, Artic Wolf, Black Jaguar, Canis Lupus (Cladotherian), Cat (3), Celestial Polykin, Clouded Leopard (2), Common Raven, Coyote (2), Deinonychus (Raptor), Demon (14), Dire Wolf, Dog, Dragon (7), Eastern Coyote, Elf (2), Elohim Seraphim, European Wildcat (Felis Silvestris), Extra Terrestrial, Fae (10), Feline Therian (2), Fictionkin, Fox, Gray Wolf (2), Hybrid Mutt, Jaguar, Jinn, Leopard, Lizard, Lop Eared Bunny, Lycan, Mixed Kin, Multiple System (2), Panther, Part Iron-Wood Jotun Giant, Peregrine Falcon, Phoenix (4), Polymorph (2), Polyshifter, Polywere, Raccoon, Red-Tailed Hawk (2), Rough-Legged Hawk, Scrat (Hermaphrodite Goat), Shapeshifter/Changeling (2), Siberian Tiger, Sidhe, Snow Leopard (4), Succubus, Tiger, Tundra Wolf, Vulpinthrope, Were-Tarantula, Werewolf (6), Winged Human, Wolf (16), & Not Specified (##)

GENDER DISTRIBUTION:

38.6% – Male (442)
57.3% – Female (655)
4.1% – Transgender/Other (47)

U.S. Breakdown:

36.4% – Male (281)
58.2% – Female (449)
5.4% – Transgender/Other (42)

Non-U.S. Breakdown:

43.3% – Male (161)
55.4% – Female (206)
1.3% – Transgender/Other (5)

AGE DISTRIBUTION:

1982.33 – 31 Years Of Age – Overall Respondents (VDTO)

1981.88 – Vampi(y)res (Exclusive)
1982.12 – Vampi(y)res (Inclusive of D/T/O)
1981.36 – Donors (Exclusive)
1981.77 – Donors (Inclusive of V/T/O)
1986.08 – Therians/Therianthropes (Exclusive)
1985.00 – Therians/Therianthropes (Inclusive of V/D/O)
1983.51 – Otherkin (Exclusive)
1983.43 – Otherkin (Inclusive of V/D/T)

* The year listed above is the averaged year of birth for the respective respondent identity group.

If you know any Vampi(y)res, Donors, Therians, and Otherkin who have yet to sign up for the Directory please point them to the Sign Up Form – we rely on you to distribute this information to the various forums, groups, websites, and closed communities who may not be aware this project exists. If you have already signed up at a prior date please do *NOT* do so again as this significantly slows our processing time.  Once we receive approximately 50-75 additional therians/otherkin (exclusive) we’ll be providing split maps exclusively for these groups.  As the Directory grows so shall the amount features we’ll be adding.

Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory – Sign Up Form:
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectory.html

The following information is important to understand so that you can accurately read the maps and legend provided at the Geographical Maps & Database link below. It’s necessary that you look at the legend on the right-hand side of the map (the one that lists all the cities and other data) combined with the large chart at the bottom of the web page. Multiple individuals within the same city (latitude/longitude) will show on the map as the same point but as larger points on the frequency map. We’re searching for time-effective methods for altering this in the future that don’t involve changing latitudes/longitudes for everyone manually. Spending a few minutes playing around with the maps, legend, and chart will answer most of the questions you may have and be sure to click points on the legend for a pop-up window of each participant showing feeding method, identity type, and theriotype/kintype as applicable.  If you’re unsure of your own personal Unique Identifier (UID) number or have any other questions please let us know via e-mail at VVCNotification@gmail.com

Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory – Geographical Maps & Database:
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectorydatabase.html

Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory Map – Quick Reference:
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/Directory/GlobalDirectoryMap.html

Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory – UID & Regional Contact System:

 ~ If You Registered For The Directory Prior To June 1, 2013 Check E-Mail For Link ~

- Merticus

Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC)
Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC
Vampire Community News (VCN)
Atlanta Vampire Alliance [AVA]
Atlanta Vampire Meetup Group

Introducing The Global Vampire, Donor, Therian, Otherkin+ Community Directory

GlobalVDTORSCommunityDirectoryAltLogoGLOBAL NOTICE TO ALL VISITORS:

If you are reading this post and identify as either a Real Vampi(y)re, Donor, Therian, or Otherkin you are strongly encouraged you join the Global VDTORS Community Directory by completing the Sign-Up Form located at the following link.

Sign-Up Form: http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectory.html
Maps & Database: http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectorydatabase.html


We are proud to announce the the official public release of the Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory!  At the link below you will find the most current Identity Type Distribution and Frequency Distribution geographic maps for the 1,036 Vampi(y)res, Donors, Therians, Otherkin, Researchers, and Supporters who have signed up for the Directory as of May 19, 2013.  Anyone signing up for the Directory after 2 PM ET May 19, 2013 will be included in future updates.  If you have not already joined we highly encourage you to do so by visiting the sign-up form linked above (Note; please do NOT complete the form again if you have already done so – if in doubt please e-mail us and inquire).  As more participants join we will be unveiling additional features, demographic correlations, layered map renderings, and other components (once we attain 250+ exclusive participants for both the Therian and Otherkin communities we will provide joint and separate maps for more streamlined viewing along with theriotype(s) and kintype(s) added to the description fields where applicable).

Vampires and donors (+ therians and otherkin) who have requested to be placed in contact with others in their geographic areas will receive instructions via their primary e-mail address on or about May 31, 2013 detailing the specifics of the UID Contact System mentioned in the Database page linked below.  Please review all materials, legend descriptions, database chart at the bottom of the page, and take advantage of viewing the maps in full screen mode.  This has and will continue to be a labor of hundreds of hours of data compilation, revising, double checking for duplicates/misspellings, correlations, etc. and we appreciate any donations you are able to send to keep Merticus well stocked with coffee and libations.  This project will evolve and grow based on the involvement of the communities represented so if you are aware of individuals or groups who have yet to complete the sign-up form please give them a friendly nudge.  Thank you!

Global Community Directory – Database & Geographic Maps
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectorydatabase.html

Global Community Directory – Sign-Up Form
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectory.html

Global Directory Update – May 1, 2013

GlobalDirectoryBlueDotMapGlobal Vampire & Donor Community Directory
w/Provision For Therian & Otherkin Participation

Global Directory Registration Form:
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectory.html

All self-identified vampi(y)res, donors, therians, otherkin, and interested parties who are 18 years of age or older are encouraged to participate by completing the registration form linked above.  If you have already completed this form please do NOT do so a second time.  Thank you!

June 1, 2013 Update:

The Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory is now active and available for viewing at the following link:

http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectorydatabase.html
_____________________________________________________________________________________

Directory Registrations As Of May 1, 2013:

821Vampi(y)res, Donors, Therians, Otherkin, Researchers, & Supporters

Geographic Distribution:

47/50 U.S. States + District of Columbia & Puerto Rico
52 Countries

67.2% U.S. (552)
32.8% Non-U.S. (269)

Gender Distribution:

38% Male
57% Female
5% Transgender/Other

Type/Identity Distribution:

Vampi(y)res:  Refer To Chart – Pending
Donors:  Refer To Chart – Pending
Therians/Therianthropes*:  110
Otherkin*:  214
Researchers:  Refer To Chart – Pending
Supporters:  Refer To Chart – Pending

*Includes all self-identified (T/O/VT/VO/VTO) Therians, Otherkin, Vampire/Therian, Vampire/Otherkin, & Vampire/Therian/Otherkin combinations

U.S. State & Country Distribution – Valid From May 1, 2013:


Sample Directory Database – Valid From May 1, 2013:

The database (45+ pages) contains the detailed breakdown of identity along with contact/mailing preferences and is still being compiled and edited for duplications, accuracy, and geographic groupings (please do NOT resubmit the registration form if you have already completed it in the past).  We estimate it will take approximately 10-15 days to finalize this process and apologize for the delay — entering and parsing data for soon to be approaching 1,000 individuals is a daunting and time consuming task.  We thank you for your patience!

Sample Directory Maps – Valid From May 1, 2013:

We have selected four (4) sample locations until we are able to finish compiling the information on all respondents to date so that there will be a better understanding on how the Global Directory will appear to the public.  All direct contact information (e-mail) will be distributed internally to those in the specific geographic regions and no monikers/names will be included on the public website in order to afford the highest degree of anonymity.  While we realize some community directories list the name and e-mail of participants as pinpoints on a map, the dangers inherit to using that information to possibly ascertain the identity of the individual are quite real.  We remain committed to providing the highest level of professionalism, security, and comprehensiveness with this Global Directory and appreciate your participation.

We anticipate providing both a large global map and smaller regional maps for distribution frequencies in excess of 15-20+.  A chart breaking down the specific feeding and donation preferences + identities will also be provided.  Differently colored points for exclusive Donor, Therian, Otherkin, Researcher, and Supporter respondents should also be implemented, however, multiple combinations or hybrid respondents will appear in red by default.

Georgia, USA

Russia

Germany

Italy

Vampire

40

13

13

16

Donor

8

0

4

2

Therian

3

1

5

0

Otherkin

9

1

5

1

Researcher

5

0

1

1

Supporter

4

1

0

0

 

Male

16

6

5

8

Female

27

9

14

10

Other

1

0

0

0

RUSSIA:

GERMANY:

ITALY: