"...Can any vamps tell me if different types of people
in our community havebetter tasting blood? like royal blue blood to the normal
Class doesn't seem to have any effect. Diet has a lot of effect. You are
what you eat, after all. General healthiness (or lack thereof) is another
factor, as is mood. I can taste happiness and sadness, elation and fear, disease
and exhaustion. There's nothing occult to it. It's just chemicals. Being accustomed
to the taste of blood also makes it easier for me to taste minute differences
in blood - rather like being able to distinguish between different wines once
you've learned how to drink wine. There's nothing occult about that, either.
I'm not even sure it's inherently vampiric, although as a vampire I am a lot
less likely to freak out at the idea of drinking blood in the first place.
Do super-fit humans have better tasting untainted
Yes. If they also have good diets, are not depressed, etc.
Everyone is always trying to be more civilised are
vampires like this too? sucking from the neck seems to be a barbaric way to
obtain blood is there a new way to obtain blood?
I use razor blades to make an X shaped shallow cut. The neck is a very dangerous
place to cut because of the jugular vein and the carotid artery; I prefer
to make cuts on the chest, back, and thighs.
I am not convinced that people are trying to be more civilized. Everything
I have seen in society points in the opposite direction.
I have always thought that vampires are rich from
the vast amounts of money which they gather over the years or is this only relevent
to the immortal vampires amoung the group?
Immortal? Only the soul is immortal.
And I'm not rich. I have been struggling with poverty ever since my parents
disowned me. This may change if I get the yuppie job I've been chasing recently,
but if I do get it and thrive in it, it will be the first time I've had money
since I was a teenager - and the first time I'll ever have had money of my
Can't all vampires eat and drink anything apart from
I eat lots of things, although my problems with chronic fatigue syndrome
include irritable bowels, which makes eating real food problematic at times.
Some vampires which I've heard
of can survive in sunlight is this true or is this just tales from vampire wanna-be's
and too much motion picture viewing.
Of course we can survive in sunlight. A lot of us do need strong sunblock
or dark glasses, but the same could be said of normal people.
Are films about vampires true to (the) life which
Do vampires take humans to be their partners?
I'm engaged to be married, so yes. (And I consider myself human, too - just
a very weird sort of human)
Don't fall for all the media hype.
~Sarah Dorrance (C) 1999
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