Examining A Documentary For The Therian & Otherkin Communities

OtherkinClapperboardVCN is acting as a neutral party in this discussion by hosting these polls so that the Therian and Otherkin communities may better understand and evaluate their position and/or opinions on media depictions of their subculture(s).

Therians & Otherkin;

After viewing the Logo TV Documentary which aired in the United States on April 23, 2013 entitled ‘What!? I Think I’m An Animal’, please rate your overall satisfaction and opinions in the following three (3) polls.  We ask that you only answer Polls I and II if you have viewed the documentary; otherwise please skip to Poll III.

Logo TV Link:
http://www.logotv.com/video/what-i-think-im-an-animal/1706138/playlist.jhtml#vid=902354

YouTube Video Links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMaXxnSTd4g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIdYZhAbGaY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMXoHdLm9WU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS33GYiQxf4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZkgURMQbZE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYxCunWU0QM

Poll I:

How would you classify your overall satisfaction level with the documentary?

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Poll II:

How would you classify the accuracy of representation for the overall Therian & Otherkin Community (macro, not personal gnosis)?

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Poll III:

Please answer each question pair - 1, 2, 3, & 4. *Results: Reference raw vote total per question choice, not percentage.

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The results of these polls are provided in real-time so that you may discuss these topics at length via Therian and Otherkin forums, groups, chats, and other social mediums.  We’re merely facilitating the quantification of opinions — we leave it up to you to decide where things go from here.  We wish your communities the best of good fortune heading into the future!

Global Vampire & Donor+ Directory Update & Geographic Breakdown

GlobalDirectoryConnectionsGLOBAL 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


Directory Registration Geographic Breakdown As Of April 17, 2013:

452 – United States of America (~47/50 States)
36 – United Kingdom
25 – Canada
18 – Germany
15 – Russia
13 – South Africa
12 – Italy
10 – Denmark
9 – Australia
8 – India
6 – New Zealand
5 – Austria
5 – Netherlands
4 – Norway
3 – Brazil
3 – Greece
3 – Mexico
2 – France
2 – Iraq
1 – Iran
1 – Egypt
49 – Other Countries*

34.1% Non-U.S. (234)
65.9% U.S. (452)

INFORMATION:

- The Global Vampire & Donor Community Directory will officially launch May 1, 2013 (it may take up to one week+ to initially contact everyone, but if you’ve completed the FORM LINKED ABOVE you will be contacted during the month of May, this is a massive undertaking so thank you for your patience!  To date we’ve received responses from more than 685 individuals in over two dozen countries).

- If you have already completed the registration form please do *NOT* complete it a second time – this only creates more work for us and slows the process.

- Therians/Otherkin: We’ve been asked if Therians and Otherkin may participate in this Directory and the answer is *YES* – we knew this might come up given cross-over between the communities so we provided for that option from the beginning.  While the primary audience of this Directory are Vampires and/or Donors, we will also place Therians and Otherkin in contact with one another per their geographic area and/or with Vampires, Donors, etc. as desired.  We will followup with self-identifying Therians and Otherkin individually after the public launch of the Directory in May.  Thank you for your interest and participation.

As of April 17, 2013:

Therians/Therianthropes*: 67
Otherkin*: 164

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

- IMPORTANT: Please assist this effort by notifying the vampires and donors you know via your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Blog, Fetlife, community forums, other social media websites, and especially LOCAL TO YOUR AREA — do not simply assume they have already joined because they may have missed seeing the notices or had questions but did not take the time to seek answers (if you have any questions e-mail us at VVCNotification [at] gmail [dot] com).  We are aiming for an exponential increase in the availability of vampire and donor contacts and in order for this to be successful we need broad-based cooperation and support.  It does not matter to us if someone is a blood drinker or an energy feeder, TOV, OSV, Aset Ka, etc., or loathes the “vampire community” — this is not about vampire allegiances or politics — it’s about connecting individuals who identify as “real vampi(y)res” along with donors and allies in their own localities.

Thank you for taking the time to read this message and for encouraging all applicable parties to register for the Directory:
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectory.html

December 2012 In Review

DecemberSaintsCalendar

Vampire Community News (VCN) – December 2012 In Review

Eric Bloodstorm – RIP – 1966-2012
December 3, 2012
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2012/12/03/eric-bloodstorm-rip/

ZigZag Productions Otherkin Documentary For Logo Channel
December 4, 2012
http://realscreen.com/2012/12/04/exclusive-logo-zig-zag-to-examine-otherkin/

Has The Vampire Community Gone Bad? – Gothic Blogging
December 5, 2012
http://gothicblogging.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/has-the-vampire-community-gone-bad/

Will To Power And Elitist Societies – Cian Ashling
December 5, 2012
http://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/will-to-power-and-elitist-societies-by-cian-ashling/

Psychopathic B.C. Pet Killer Kayla Bourque – Vampirefreaks.com – Released On Probation
December 10, 2012
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/crime-and-justice/Mulgrew+Psychopathic+killer+Kayla+Bourque/7676652/story.html

Bite Me! Vampire Radio – The Web Show – Manifestation LVIII
December 10, 2012
http://www.facebook.com/events/402825673125062

Obfuscation Of Father Sebastiaan Inc. – Illuminating Investigation For Vampire Community – Octarine Valur
December 12, 2012
http://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/the-obfuscation-of-father-sebastiaan-inc-an-illuminating-investigation-for-the-vampiyre-community-by-octarine-valur/

Good News – Victory Over Vampire Christianity! – Rev. Dr. Frank Madison Reid III
December 12, 2012
http://www.afro.com/sections/opinion/story.htm?storyid=76937

The Court Of Lazarus – A Metropolitan Vampire Society – 131st Gathering
December 16, 2012
http://www.facebook.com/events/383612845058561/

Bestial Nature Of The Upyre & Shapeshifting – Magister Mephistopheles Of House Rakoczy
December 17, 2012
http://www.facebook.com/VampyresForFreedomOfExpression/posts/461685280561889

Nocturnal Confessions – Live Paranormal Radio – Lady A’s Vampire Social Club
December 17, 2012
http://liveparanormal.com/page/nocturnal-confessions

When Joining Otherkin Cults Go Wrong – BansheeAngel
December 18, 2012
http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Am-An-Incarnated-Angel/2804327

Businessman Jailed For Five Years Over Child Sex – Vampirefreaks
December 19, 2012
http://www.crewechronicle.co.uk/crewe-news/local-crewe-news/2012/12/19/sandbach-businessman-jailed-for-five-years-over-child-sex-offences-96135-32453196/

NOVA Christmas Meal 2012
http://www.neworleansvampireassociation.org/christmas-2012.html

Vampyre History Project Posts 2012 Entry
December 27, 2012
http://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/vampyre-history-project-posts-2012-entry/

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale Finally Make Their Album (Vampire Lifestyle Mention) – CMT News
December 27, 2012
http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1699444/buddy-miller-and-jim-lauderdale-finally-make-their-album.jhtml

The Living Vampire – A Social Survey Part 2
December 31, 2012
http://realvampirenews.com/the-living-vampire-a-social-survey-part-2-now-open/

October 2012 In Review

Vampire Community News (VCN) – October 2012 In Review

The Living Vampire – A Social Survey For The Vampire Community/Subculture
October 1, 2012
http://obsurvey.com/S2.aspx?id=66c86b4d-d811-4333-b218-00e132cf8a14

First High Stakes Elections For SAVA
October 3, 2012
http://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2012/10/03/first-high-stakes-elections-for-sava/

People Wait In Line To Drink Deer Blood To Prolong Life – China
October 3, 2012
http://forum.china.org.cn/redirect.php?tid=42289&goto=newpost

Magisterial Election Results For SAVA
October 8, 2012
http://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/magisterial-election-results/

16-Year-Old Girl Confesses To Being Part Of Satanic Cult, Blood Drinking, & Murders
October 9, 2012
http://www.osundefender.org/?p=40555

Passenger Bloodied In ‘Vampire’ Rail Rage – Hong Kong
October 10, 2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=21&art_id=127182&sid=37864126&con_type=1&d_str=20121010&fc=2

Haunted Voices Radio – Belfazaar Ashantison – Sanguinarian Vampire
October 10, 2012
http://popodysseyradio.com/HVR/WHVR-DB-10-10-12.mp3

The Spirit Of Vampirism – Hesperus
October 12, 2012
http://getfang.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/the-spirit-of-vampirism/

Allure of the Vampire: Our Sexual Attraction to the Undead – New Cover Artwork
By Corvis Nocturnum
http://www.amazon.com/Allure-Vampire-Sexual-Attraction-Undead/dp/1448658942

Blood Rituals Forced On Sex Slave Orphans – UK & Nigeria
October 14, 2012
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/351991/-Blood-rituals-forced-on-sex-slave-orphans-

Tantric Vampirism – Lucien von Wolfe
October 14, 2012
http://nightsidesociety.org/tantric-vampirism/

The Parallels Of Luciferianism & Vampirism – Lucien von Wolfe
October 14, 2012
http://nightsidesociety.org/the-parallels-of-luciferianism-vampirism/

The Other Side Of Sensationalism – Beneath the Baobab – Bronwyn Katzke
October 15, 2012
http://www.penton.co.za/?p=2684

Are All Vampyres Created Equal? – Psion Valur De Nocte
October 15, 2012
http://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/are-all-vampyres-created-equal/

“Poz Vampire” Boone Bitter That Ex-Fiance Infected Him With HIV
October 15, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Twisted+Boone+convinced+teen+partner+didn+know/7391984/story.html

Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism – Now Available At 300+ Libraries Throughout The World!
Libraries: http://www.worldcat.org/title/vampires-today-the-truth-about-modern-vampirism
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Today-Truth-Modern-Vampirism/dp/0313364729

The Lost And Unenlightened – Corvis Nocturnum For GetFanged
October 16, 2012
http://getfang.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/corvis-nocturnum-writes-for-getfanged-the-lost-and-unenlightened/

The Death Of Russell Mercado, Or… Is It? – Deacon Gray – Graveyard Press
October 17, 2012
http://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/the-death-of-russell-mercado-or-is-it/

Nightside? Or Fakeside? – Psion Valur De Nocte
October 18, 2012
http://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/nightside-or-fakeside-by-psion-valur-de-nocte/

Dr. Dracula: Young Blood Might Regenerate Cells
October 18, 2012
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/the-other-side/dr-dracula-young-blood-might-regenerate-cells/story-e6frfhk6-1226498792475

AMC Fearfest 2012 Mini-Docs: Blood Work – Sanguinarian Vampires + Sensationalism
October 18, 2012

Vampire Community History Project – Updated Listing Coming December 2012 – Please Assist If You’re Able To Provide Information
http://www.suscitatio.com/projects/vampirehistoryproject.html

Villainous People Are Hotter – Kevin Lewis For Boston Globe
October 21, 2012
http://bostonglobe.com/ideas/2012/10/20/villainous-people-are-hotter/Hmuk5Uj7ZVkDXAQM5FygBL/story.html
http://spp.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/10/02/1948550612461284.abstract?rss=1

Ask A Vampyre: The What, Why And How – Octarine Valur
October 23, 2012
http://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/ask-a-vampyre-the-what-why-and-how/

Why Am I Still Surprised? – Call For International Vampire Donor Strike By Acrophobic Pixie – NSFW Content
October 23, 2012
http://acrophobicpixie.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/why-am-i-still-surprised/

Children Of The Beast: Progeny Of Satanic Panic – Clyde Lewis
October 24, 2012
http://www.groundzeromedia.org/children-of-the-beast/

It’s Only Words… – Psion Valur De Nocte
October 25, 2012
http://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/its-only-words-by-psion-valur-de-nocte/

Clinical Vampirism: When You Think You’re A Vampire – Ross Pomeroy
October 25, 2012
http://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2012/10/renfields-syndrome-when-you-think-youre-a-vampire.html

Quest Request Vampires: “The Interview” – Sable Schultz
October 26, 2012

Can Vampires Get Blood-Borne Diseases? – Cecil Adams
October 26, 2012
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/43378/straight-dope-can-vampires-get-blood-borne-diseases/

Are There Vampires Among Us? – Vicki Perry
October 26, 2012
http://burbblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/are-there-vampires-among-us.html

The Vice Guide to Voting – Otherkin – Amelia Gray
October 28, 2012
http://www.vice.com/read/the-vice-guide-to-voting—otherkin

Sangomancy – Aislin Ni MorRhiaghan – Graveyard Press
October 28, 2012 (2007 Article)
http://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/sangomancy/

New Orleans Vampire Association (NOVA) – Brunch @ Montrel’s Bistro
October 28, 2012
http://www.neworleansvampireassociation.org/brunch.html

A Rose By Any Other Name – Psion Valur De Nocte
October 29, 2012
http://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/a-rose-by-any-other-name-by-psion-valur-de-nocte/

Looking Into The Vampiric Pregnancies – Heidica Northernlight For Graveyard Press
October 31, 2012
http://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/looking-into-the-vampiric-pregnancies/

Happy Halloween!
October 31, 2012