Tragedy: Safety, the Internet, and Vampires
A Few Opening Words
It is very, very important when trying to contact, talk
to, chat with, or otherwise "seek" out vampires on the internet to use
common sense and lots of caution. There are FAR too many people - all
very much human - who use this desperate need as a way to prey on
easy victims. Everything from rape, violence, kidnapping, to even fraud
and theft are real and dangerous consequences for not playing it safe.
Criminals like this know that the people looking are desperate, needy,
hopelessly lost in their drive to find vampires. That's what makes it so
Criminals will use the seekers own desires against them.
Twisting the truth to be whatever the seeker wants, luring them into a
false sense of security and getting the seeker to give out personal information
including location, address, real name, phone number, etc. This should
NEVER be given out over the internet. You don't ever walk up to strangers
on the street and tell them who you are and where you live, right? So why
do it online?
I have a well-known and popular site. People know me. I'm part of a large
community on several sites and forums. Yet, in all that time, I've never
given anyone my name and address out. I've never told anyone where to find
me, who I am, or how to contact me offline. Why? Because I know and understand
the dangers of the internet. If even I don't tell this and I know a lot
of people and have been apart of this community for three years now, why
should you give your information out? BE CAREFUL and read this to know
what to look for as red flags when dealing with people who make claims
they can help you online.
Knowledge is Your Power
First: Make sure you know fact from fiction. Read through
the site to learn what is and what is not. If someone tells you something
out of a Anne Rice novel or a vampire movie-RUN AWAY! Don't talk to them.
They are trying to scam you. There are no such things as vampires
straight out of stories.
Second: Know the REAL dangers and predators out there.
The human predator, child molester, the sexual predator, the predator looking
to get money in the form of an investment, or gifts, or cash, all know
how far some people will go to meet a real vampire-don't be their next
victim. They know what many would do for the chance to become a vampire.
They convince their prey it is they who can grant them these dreams, give
these gifts of life and youth and in the end, it is the victim who looses
so much, sometimes even their lives. These are the real predators, these
are humans and you could easily be their prey.
If anyone says anything like
these items below in their emails, posts, or profiles, RUN AWAY!
At best, they're trying to scam
you, at worst it could cost you your life!
The terms "Coven", "Chosen", "Childer",
"Kindred", "Sire" or any other term from role-playing games (especially
White Wolf's Vampire: The Masquerade)
I am of the
Kindred or I am seeking a new Childer to join with me in my eternal
Any type of "clan" or "house"
names. (Common roleplaying ones include: Tremere, Gangrel, Venture,
Nosferatu, Brujah, Assamite, Ravnos, Malkavian, Samedii)
I am a Tremere
vampire of the House Darkblood. or I am a vampire of the clan Gangrel.
General, fictional titles or terms
like Lord/Lady of ____, Order of ____, Prince of _____, King/Queen
of ____, vessel (means a human that is fed upon), herd (a group of humans
fed from by a particular vampire, usually voluntarily),
My Sire was
the Prince of the City. or I seek a human servant to be part of
my herd. or I am the High Lord Ashamir, House Moonshadow.
People who are obviously playing or
pretending based on role playing games, fiction, movies, or stories.
Other forms of pretending are a bit harder to tell but usually you can
tell by their profile, attitude, or description-especially as you talk
to the further
People who try (and usually fail) to
speak in mediaeval or "Olde English" style.
Such as: Thou are beautiful
to thine eyes. or Wouldst thou come with me unto eternity?
Someone with a fat and overly
done/overly descriptive profile, including self descriptions fitting "classic"
vampires of myth: tall, thin, pale, with long, straight hair usually dark
or blonde. Eye description of other than human eye colors such as gold,
red, purple, and sometimes even striking green.
Archaic, historical or gothic clothing
descriptions generally indicate a non-real vampire or as likely,
a younger teenaged person playing a role of an "immortal" vampire.
Anything else that's blatantly directly
from a movie, book, or legend.
Anything by Anne Rice. Any names like Lestat, Louis,
Akasha, Marius, Claudia, etc.
Dramatic and overplayed talk or "love"
of 'vampiric' cities like New Orleans or New York.
Anything having to do with Dracula, Dracul, Order of
Dragons/Dracul, Vlad, Vlad the Impaler, Vlad Tepesh (Tepes),
Transylvania, Wallachia (Wallachlian), Castles, or ancient holds, etc.
People who claim they eat no food,
or drink no water. That they only have blood and nothing else.
Anyone who not only claims to live
on blood alone, but who says they drain their victims dry, drink someone
until death, or must kill to survive.
People who say they never "rise" before
sunset. People who say that they don't go out before dark. People who say
they sleep in coffins.
People who claim they cast no reflection,
don't show up in photos, can not cross running water, are repulsed by crosses,
and can control animals. Anything like the "classical" myths claim is pure
bull and should be an instant warning that they are fakes.
People who claim they are a servant
of darkness, the devil, satan, evil, or who worship a vampire god. There
is no such thing. Just human cults who are into sick and cruel blood rituals.
Also, anyone claiming they are a demon themselves, or half-demon as is
popular in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Anyone who says they are "soulless"
or who have lost/sacrificed their soul for eternal life.
Promises of being "turned" or "embraced"
Someone saying they can make you a vampire or give you the "Dark Gift"
Anyone looking for a "Childer" or seeking an "eternal partner" or "dark
soulmate" are full of it! These are the most dangerous as they are
openly seeking people to meet in real life! They know what people are looking
for and taking advantage of that! NO REAL VAMPIRE WOULD EVER JUST OPENLY
OFFER TO MAKE SOMEONE A VAMPIRE. EVER!
About "Hunters" or "Slayers"
Just as these so-called "immortal" vampires are fakes,
so too are people who claim they are hunters or vampire slayers. People
who go around to message boards saying they will "rid the earth of the
undead plague" are just lonely kids looking for some attention. Anyone
who really went around and murdered people - because that IS what
we're talking about here - wouldn't advertise that on a message board or
Being a vampire hunter/slayer has become popular with
the WB Television show, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" in which a high school
(now college) aged girl discovers she has this amazing strength/healing
ability/and all-around kick-ass talent because she is "The Chosen One"
It's all fantasy. Mildly amusing fantasy with some funny one liners, but absolutely
Whatever you do online, make sure you use common sense.
Be overly careful when discussing your real life or any of your real life
facts. It's far too easy to find out things about someone from tiny amounts
of information. These crimes don't just happen to "other people"-they can
happen to anyone. Don't let it happen to you. Knowledge is power
and being very aware of what you tell people, what your profiles or descriptions
include, who you talk to, what they are saying they can give/offer you.
Listen to everything! Pay attention and be careful. You can never be too
cautious. This is your life, your health, your money, and your body. Don't
let anyone have an open chance to do anything to harm that.
If anyone pressures you to tell them something, just back
away. Ignore them. Delete their emails. Whatever it takes. Don't get forced
or bullied into something you don't want to do or talk about. Don't let
anyone tell you that they are right and you are wrong. You have a right
to think and believe what you want. Don't just trust that these people's
intentions are honorable. Why would these all-powerful and immortal creatures
really want to just give you what they have for free? Nothing in
life is free and they don't have this "gift" to give. They just know that
you want it and are using that need to get to you. A friendship or chat
is fine, just know where to draw the line.
Please be safe.