The Opening Of Doors…

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As many of you are aware, I took a year off from active involvement in the Vampire Community to focus on personal and professional development, to curb operating costs, and because I was satisfied that I had accomplished the goals of fostering academic and institutional research coupled with tempered public education about the Vampire Community. In other words, I ‘retired’. This sounded like a perfectly reasonable explanation and one that would not be met with skepticism.

Unfortunately this was not entirely accurate… you see I traveled to Moscow in June 2016 ahead of the U.S. election to meet with ***** of the Russian Vampire Community where we discussed and laid the framework… oops wrong audience!

My level of hyper-involvement in this community both visible and unseen gave rise to a profoundly isolating existence. I found myself staring past the rich diversity of participants and collectives and into the depths of the dark underbelly of this subculture. I received death threats, was physically stalked, felt as though I had to look over my shoulder at dinners, asked to consult with attorneys and law enforcement on cases directly and tangentially connected to self-identified vampires and other subcultures, ironically was on the receiving end of targeted hacking attempts, instructed to mind my own business about the affairs of others if I wished to avoid unpleasant consequences, contacted on a weekly basis by the psychologically unhinged who thrived on wallowing in despair and destructive behavior, witnessed numerous persons in positions of influence advocating dangerous viewpoints, pressured by journalists for intimate (and in some cases completely disingenuous) interviews while trying to accurately represent more voices than just my own, and locked in a perpetual state of hyper-vigilance at safeguarding my privacy by censoring my activities and words online and offline. I become intensely conflicted and reached an impasse of what I felt comfortable sharing with even my closest confidants. Nothing about me signaled for others to think;

“Oh I should speak with Merticus, he’s such an approachable and friendly fellow – so warm and fuzzy he is.”

At some point in late 2016 I awoke, had my morning cup of single-origin coffee, and said screw this bullshit. I could either fully deploy my passive aggressive personality and subversive set of skills to tear down certain ‘illusions’ brick-by-brick or simply leave on my terms and reorder my priorities. With this particular community I chose the latter.

As many of you have recently noticed, I’m lurking back around the Vampire Community. I’m not here this time around to implement grand-scale research projects, grant interviews to every journalist who comes knocking, post monthly news recaps, invest countless and precious hours trying to wrangle a bunch of misbehaving bats, or discuss what ‘vampirism’ means ad nauseam. I’m not here to solidify power structures or engage in vampire politics with novices. I’m not here to declare myself ‘Lord Merticus’, demand loyalty, and build a secret harem of followers – that would so be ’99 of me. I’m not here to stand in the way of progress by the younger generation or to scoff at the notion of unity or designs for grand apotheosis. I’m not here to be vindictive against those I know have stood against, spread false rumors, plagiarized, or otherwise been power-obsessed assholes towards me – we can start anew if you’re brave enough to take that step. I’m not here to rail against your narcissism, elitism, or dishonor your traditions – we’re vampires and it comes with the territory. I’m not here find myself, seek enlightenment, make apologies, or enable your fantasies.

I’m simply here to revel in the embrace of friends, bring people together to break bread and focus on what’s important in life, to advocate personal refinement that’s not dependent on one’s identity as a lifestyler, sanguinarian, med-sang, psychic, tantric, magickal, donor, otherkin et al. because you’re all the same to me, to encourage tolerance and not shy away from calling out hypocrisy, and most importantly to have more fun than should be allowed. Our society is changing and so are our established communities – not everyone will be able to come to terms with this and their resistance will only magnify their bitterness. Now’s the time to bring close to you those who matter and who share your vision. You can either join me or ignore me; but know if you intentionally peddle your drama in my direction or attempt to throw shade on the warmth of my happiness you will be met with unpleasant consequences.

I’m back my fellow vampires and misfits – time to begin again!

MERTICUS
Atlanta, GA USA
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1 April 2018
PS: This isn’t an April Fools’ Day joke.

A Discussion On The Prevalence Of Nationalism, Racism, Misogyny & Extremism In The Vampire Community

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VOICES OF THE VAMPIRE COMMUNITY (VVC)
Global Vampire Community Discussion – March 14, 2018

(I.) Nationalism Steeped In White Supremacy, Misogyny & Other Extremist Ideologies Among Participants In The Vampire Community (VC) + Poll:

(a) As a community how do we identify individuals who embrace what the majority of society would consider to be toxic beliefs?
(b) What steps can or should we take to isolate or remove these individuals from participating in our space?
(c) At what point does the acceptance of the right to hold personal beliefs impinge upon our ability to provide support and guidance to those seeking our help or wishing to attend our events?
(d) Does passive tolerance or indifference potentially taint the charitable and philanthropic actions by groups and individuals in the VC?
(e) Does it serve to enable the ‘hidden’ or ‘silent’ spread of these beliefs?
(f) What steps, if any, should Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC), Dark Nations (DN), The Unity Project (Blood Nations), The Sanguinarium, Temple of the Vampire (TOV), Kemetic Order of Aset Ka, New Orleans Vampire Association, Vampire Court of Austin, South African Vampire Association, Temple House Sahjaza, House Kheperu, Iron Garden, Order of the Black Marble, Atlanta Vampire Alliance, the Vampire Courts in the United States or abroad, and all the other established Houses and Orders take to address this issue among their ranks or with those they influence?

Based on your experience and participation in the Vampire Community please answer the following questions. You may choose more than one response.

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See Also:

https://kiwifarms.net/threads/satanic-vampire-neo-nazis-atomwaffen-division-siegeculture.38120/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/satanism-drama-is-tearing-apart-the-murderous-neo-nazi-group-atomwaffen

https://medium.com/@eggfordinner/nazi-satanist-cults-want-your-blood-2a89c1578a65

https://www.propublica.org/article/atomwaffen-division-inside-white-hate-group

https://www.scribd.com/document/69804685/Satanic-Articles-and-Essays-Lucie-Elizabeth-Lovato

 

United States Of Vampires – Presidential Election 2016

Vampire AmericanA Question For American Vampi(y)res:

If you’re a United States vampire and have already voted or plan to vote in the November 8, 2016 Presidential Election which candidate will receive your support?

Please make a selection below of the ticket you already have or plan to vote for in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

  • Hillary Clinton | Tim Kaine (40%, 65 Votes)
  • Donald Trump | Mike Pence (18%, 29 Votes)
  • Gary Johnson | Bill Weld (12%, 20 Votes)
  • Jill Stein | Ajamu Baraka (12%, 19 Votes)
  • Other (4%, 6 Votes)
  • I'm Eligible To Vote In This Election But I'm Abstaining (Not Voting) (14%, 23 Votes)

Total Voters: 162

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October 2016 In Review

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Vampire Community News (VCN) – October 2016 In Review

Well, I Like The Idea Of Community – Pagans, Vampires And Pagany Vampires – Amador Vampyre
October 3, 2016
https://amadorvampyre.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/well-i-like-the-idea-of-community-pagans-vampires-and-pagany-vampires/

Getting To The Heart Of The Matter… – Kinesia
October 5, 2016
https://theredcellar.com/2016/10/05/getting-to-the-heart-of-the-matter/

The Mean Girl Effect – OVC In The Eyes Of A Daycare Worker
October 6, 2016
https://onlinevampirecommunityfacebook.wordpress.com/2016/10/06/the-mean-girl-effect/

Jaden Smith Believes He Was A Vampire, Seriously
October 12, 2016
http://djbooth.net/news/entry/2016-10-12-jaden-smith-believes-he-was-a-vampire
http://www.numero.com/fr/modehomme/interview-jaden-smith-nathaniel-goldberg-louis-vuitton-the-get-down

Interactions With Non Vampires: The Meditations Of Marcus Aurelius
October 15, 2016
http://www.vampire.network/passion-and-purpose-the-meditations-of-marcus-aurelius/

A Guide To The Dangers Of The Online Vampire Community (OVC)
October 22, 2016
http://www.vampire.network/a-guide-to-the-dangers-of-the-online-vampire-community-ovc/

Blood Bond: Real Life Vampires And The ‘Black Swan’ Donors Who Feed Them
October 26, 2016
https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/blood-bond-real-life-vampires-and-the-black-swan-donors-who-feed-them

OCTOBERSPLOITATION! (Or “I Am Not A Fucking Vampire.”) – By CJ!
October 28, 2016
https://theredcellar.com/2016/10/28/octobersploitation-or-i-am-not-a-fucking-vampire/

The Bloodlust Vampire Ball (New Orleans, LA USA)
October 30, 2016
https://www.facebook.com/events/1690229807860525/

The Closing Of Doors – A Letter To The Vampire Community From Merticus
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2016/10/28/vampirecommunity2017/

The Closing Of Doors…

RedDoorsParisFranceVampire Community News (VCN) will continue to operate a monthly recap of articles with syndication via Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr through December 31, 2016.  Without the materialization of a MORE CONSISTENT support network it’s unlikely we’ll continue making the daily and monthly postings of vampire community related news and information in 2017.  I (Merticus) have continuously provided this service to the vampire community since 2008 and unfortunately my spare time is increasingly limited due to my professional career expanding on multiple fronts.

In August, the directors of Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC (parent company of VCN, AVA, VEWRS, VDTORS, VVC, etc.) met and discussed our present and future role with respect to the vampire community.  We collectively came to the unanimous decision that unless we’re breaking even on costs to provide websites, resources and other information that the time may have come to officially dissolve our operations.  In terms of the vampire community we believe we have accomplished the goals we set forth beginning in 2006.  It’s my fervent hope that progress is not stifled and that stagnation does not take hold of the community.  How the vampire community evolves has always been and will always be up to you.  Embrace new ideas and newcomers while continually challenging yourself to create and refine your passions!

We’ve no interest in crowdfunding or other revenue driving initiatives (we much prefer simply existing and never having to ask) but based on the level of support we receive between now and December 31st we will evaluate the logistical feasibility (and viability) of appointing vetted and responsible individuals to spearhead our ongoing projects and other initiatives so that they may continue and flourish in our absence.  If at all possible we wish to preserve the framework we’ve established, but we’ll respect the will of the vampire community if this isn’t the direction the majority wish to pursue.

Thank you for your support and it’s been our pleasure serving you throughout the past decade.  We hope all of you have a Happy Halloween | Blessed Samhain!

– Merticus & Zero

Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC
Vampire Community News (VCN)
Atlanta Vampire Alliance [AVA]

28 October 2016

September 2016 In Review

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Vampire Community News (VCN) – September 2016 In Review

Vampire Politics Facebook Group
September 8, 2016
https://www.facebook.com/groups/VampirePolitics/

The Midnight Market Facebook Group
September 9, 2016
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheMidnightMarket/

Nightkind Pathways Facebook Group
September 11, 2016
https://www.facebook.com/groups/nightkind/

The Eclectic Occultist
September 12, 2016
https://theecclecticoccultist.wordpress.com/

Please Don’t Call Me Vampire Anymore – Says Anika Smit’s Friend – South Africa
September 19, 2016
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/please-dont-call-me-vampire-anymore-says-anika-smits-friend-20160919

Vampire Killer Trial Fails To Kick Off – Bulawayo, Africa
September 19, 2016
http://nehandaradio.com/2016/09/19/vampire-killer-trial-fails-kick-off/

Interview With John L. Vellutini, Editor Of The Journal Of Vampirology
September 20, 2016
http://vamped.org/2016/09/20/interview-with-john-l-vellutini-editor-of-the-journal-of-vampirology/

Interview With A Vampire – The Maroon
September 22, 2016
http://www.loyolamaroon.com/10010430/features/interview-with-a-vampire/

World Of The Weird (Trailer) – Channel 4 UK
September 22, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC9GJIhBa5c

‘The Black Swan’ – Meeting America’s Real Life Vampires
September 23, 2016
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ayo-akinwolere/the-black-swan_b_12149590.html

Med Sangs And My Partition From The Vampire Community And VVC – Alexia
September 27, 2016
https://theredcellar.com/2016/09/27/med-sangs-and-my-partition-from-the-vampire-community-and-vvc-by-alexia/

Vampire Evolution: From Monster To Seducer – A Documentary By Corvis Nocturnum & Michelle Belanger
September 28, 2016
http://www.darkmoonpress.com/product/vampire-evolution-from-monster-to-seducer/

Vampire Evolution: From Monster To Seducer – Teaser Trailer
September 28, 2016
https://www.facebook.com/127141447279/videos/10154720773187280/

‘Why I Let My Boyfriend Drink My Blood’: Woman (Blut Katzchen) Cuts Herself With Razors For Thirsty Vampires
September 28, 2016
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/why-boyfriend-drink-blood-woman-8933713

Woman (Blut Katzchen) Cuts Herself With Razors So Thirsty Vampire Boyfriend Can Suck Her Blood – Daily Star
September 29, 2016
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/real-life/549297/Woman-vampire-boyfriend-cut-razors-suck-blood

Er Trinkt Gerne Das Blut Von Seiner Freundin – Er Ist Ein Real-Life-Vampir
September 30, 2016
http://www.tz.de/welt/real-life-vampir-texas-trinkt-blut-seiner-freundin-6800751.html

Giving Back To The Night – The Iron Garden – The GraveYard Press
September 30, 2016
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2016/09/30/giving-back-to-the-night/

Med Sangs, And Their Damn Partition! – Deacon Gray
September 30, 2016
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2016/09/30/med-sangs-and-their-damn-partition/

August 2016 In Review

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Vampire Community News (VCN) – August 2016 In Review

Predatory Psychic Feeders Vs. Vampires As Ethical, Spiritual Beings – Amador Vampyre
August 2, 2016
https://amadorvampyre.wordpress.com/2016/08/02/predatory-psychic-feeders-vs-vampires-as-ethical-spiritual-beings/

‘I Look At A Cloud And I See It As Me’: The People Who Identify As Objects (Otherkin)
August 3, 2016
https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/i-look-at-a-cloud-and-i-see-it-as-me-the-people-who-identify-as-objects

Glen Race To Appeal U.S. Murder Conviction
August 5, 2016
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/glen-race-appeal-u-s-murder-conviction-1.3709173

Syrf Chase: A Tribute (RIP) – By Alexia
August 6, 2016
https://theredcellar.com/2016/08/06/syrf-chase-a-tribute/

Abused Teen Who Wrote About Serial Killers & Vampires Online Shot Abusive Stepfather & Stabbed Mum 30 Times
August 7, 2016
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1567394/abused-teen-who-wrote-about-serial-killers-and-vampires-online-shot-abusive-stepfather-and-stabbed-mum-30-times/

Vampires, Jesus Christ, And Parabiosis: Science Meets Blood Mythology In Search For Anti Aging, Longevity And Immortality
August 8, 2016
http://www.inquisitr.com/3396932/vampires-jesus-christ-and-parabiosis-science-meets-mythology-anti-aging/

‘Vampire’ Who Sleeps In Coffin And Drinks Blood Suffers Vile ‘Sophie Lancaster’ Abuse
August 9, 2016
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/536444/vampire-sleeps-coffin-drink-blood-Sophie-Lancaster-abuse-murder-Darkness-Vlad-Tepes
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/08/09/meet-english-man-who-identifies-vampire-sleeps-coffin-and-drinks-blood/88451398/

Ask Your Vampire Dentist: Installment 1 – Alaska After Dark
August 12, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbkWtq4u1M8

Have You Just Tried NOT Being A Vampire? – Amador Vampyre
August 12, 2016
https://amadorvampyre.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/have-you-just-tried-not-being-a-vampire/

Science Confirms That People Absorb Energy From Others
August 15, 2016
http://paranormalhorror.com/2016/08/15/science-confirms-that-people-absorb-energy-from-others/

Picture It.. Privacy? – The Problems Of The Anonymous VC Dweller
August 16, 2016
https://louloudiworks.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/picture-it-privacy/

Linking It All Together: Building Sanguinarian Hypotheses
August 20, 2016
https://theredcellar.com/2016/08/20/linking-it-all-together-building-sanguinarian-hypotheses/

15 Shocking Facts About Real Vampires That Are Just Nuts
August 22, 2016
http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/most-shocking/15-shocking-facts-about-real-vampires-that-are-just-nuts/

The Iron Garden Gathering (New Jersey)
August 26, 2016
https://www.facebook.com/events/547352188722785/

Vampire Man Who Sexually Abused Teen Gets Probation
August 26, 2016
http://www.fox25boston.com/news/trending-now/vampire-man-who-sexually-abused-teen-gets-probation/430294854

OVC And Daycare?
August 30, 2016
https://onlinevampirecommunityfacebook.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/ovc-and-daycare/

July 2016 In Review

ZodiacMan-Circa15thCenturyVampire Community News (VCN) – July 2016 In Review

A Quantitative Investigation Into The Paranormal Beliefs Of The Contemporary Vampire Subculture
By Emyr Williams; Department of Psychology, Glyndwr University
PARANTHROPOLOGY – JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO THE PARANORMAL
Vol. 7 No. 1 (July 2016); Pages 33-39
https://www.academia.edu/26954038/Paranthropology_Journal_of_Anthropological_Approaches_to_the_Paranormal_Vol._7_No._1_July_2016_

‘Vampire’ Truck Driver Accused Of Kidnapping Women
July 2, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/07/02/vampire-truck-driver-accused-of-kidnapping-women-keeping-them-as-sex-slaves-in-his-semi/

15,000 Real Vampires In The UK & They Do More Than Just Suck Your Blood
July 3, 2016
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/527261/real-vampires-15000-UK-life-energy-blood-donors-forums-Facebook

The Sanguinarian Misinformation File #1: Pere Crapaud – By CJ!
July 7, 2016
https://theredcellar.com/2016/07/07/the-sanguinarian-misinformation-file-1-pere-crapaud-this-translates-into-father-toad-but-he-probably-wouldnt-know-this-since-he-had-the-hubris-to-move-to-france-without-bothering-to-learn-fre/

Vampire Rapist Cut A Cross In His Chest & Made Girl Drink His Blood Before Drinking Hers
July 15, 2016
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1447393/vampire-rapist-cut-a-cross-in-his-chest-and-made-girl-drink-his-blood-before-drinking-hers/

Reply To “Do We Always Practice What We Preach? Real Vampires’ Fears Of Coming Out Of The Coffin To Social Workers & Helping Professionals” – Dr. Joseph Laycock
July 24, 2016
http://www1.uwindsor.ca/criticalsocialwork/ReplyVampireArticle%20

Vampyrism: Donorship Is Preposterous – By V.K. Jehannum
July 25, 2016
https://vkjehannum.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/vampyrism-donorship-is-preposterous/

Unexpected Vote Elects Gateway Halo’s New Prince (Madame X)
July 25, 2016
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/unexpected-vote-elects-gateway-halos-new-prince/

Vampiros Da Vida Real – Nerdice Total
July 27, 2016
http://nerdicetotal1.blogspot.com/2016/07/o-site-guardian-mostrou-que-os-vampiros.html

Through A Donor’s Eyes – By Michelle West Morrison
July 29, 2016
http://www.theshadowsage.com/?p=2374