Blood To Be Spilt – Vampire Verisimilitude

Confession time: sometimes you want to see someone bleed… just to watch the life drain out of them. Drop by drop, spilling onto the ground and wasted away. You want to see the look in their eyes of fear turn to panic, struggle to acceptance, knowing not a single taste will graze your lips as your prey dies without mercy.

It isn’t pretty and it isn’t nice.

I prefer willing donors — not because I feel less guilty about it (I don’t) but because it’s the right thing to do… in my mind.

Vampires need a connection to humanity, a reflection of our lost mortality. Without it, it’s too easy to lose touch, become withdrawn, and turn into what naysayers are always afraid we are: mindless predators. But even those aren’t as bad as what I see.

When the powerful exert themselves over the powerless merely because they can, I become attentive. They’re not taking from you because they can; they enjoy the take, reveling in your loss, feeding into their own power with the supreme confidence there’s nothing you can do about they can do to you.

2017streamofexistenceI hate myself for daydreaming about my taloned hands around their throat, enjoying their pointless struggling viewed through my empty eyes, and smiling at their raspy protests choked short before forming discernible words.

I take solace in one fact: time destroys all things… unless you’re a Vampire.

We get to watch you fall. You will fall. It will be miserable for you.

Comeuppances for the deserved. Bodies floating by in the stream of existence.

Until then, I hope those assholes see us in their nightmares chasing them unto the ends of the earth.

Take your power seriously. Keep each other safe. Be indomitable.
~ Janiss

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Angels, Agnostics, Atheists, and Aliens – Vampire Verisimilitude

Does God hate me? Why would “God” let these things happen? Is there a supreme being at all? Are little green men watching us?

Vampires have too much time on their hands, and some devote a significant portion of it to existential questions. Nature vs. Nurture is a big one. Does the monster we’ve become overshadow a lifetime of being taught right from wrong? Is killing justified at the top of the food chain?

But that’s not what I’m talking about today.

I’m asking if there’s a God, a Jehovah, or an Allah. Is there a Devil or a Satan? Are angels and demons real? Do the Winchester brothers exist? I’m sort of kidding on that last one (of course, they do).

Some say only fools believe in “an invisible man living in the sky” who demands everyone behave, but none of us are born into life alone. Someone is there in the dark, someone to trust and believe in, someone to take care of you because you can’t do it yourself.

There’s a line from the movie Contact where atheist doctor Ellie (Jodie Foster) is being confirmed; they ask her why she should be allowed first contact, representing the human race, as “someone who honestly thinks the other ninety-five percent of us suffer from some form of mass delusion” that God exists. I can’t attest that 95% of humanity believes in a creator, but as an intelligent species, we’re always asking “Is this all there is?” and “Are we alone?” The answer to both questions is very likely no, but even critical thinkers need a baseline to support them.

VampiresImNotSayingAs an amateur stargazer thinking light years outside of the box, what are the possibilities of life (as we know it) developing on Earth at this time, tucked into this solar system sweet spot, where the balance of infinite variables allow all of us to exist? The more you think about it, the more the idea that all of this is chance or happenstance goes way down.

There is also so much we don’t know. We either haven’t asked the right questions or can’t yet perceive some things. Ghosts, the paranormal, the supernatural? Our own staff researchers still haven’t figured out the medium that empowers the blood of a Vampire, and yet we can fully predict its effect and duration on the human body, even its transformative properties. We can observe the effect of something we can’t otherwise detect, and so our research continues toward understanding. Note: I’m pretty sure we’ve ruled out midi-chlorians.

While “God” may or may not be what any of us have ever imagined, I remain a faithful agnostic that we don’t have all of the evidence and cannot rule out the possibility that none of this is a cosmic accident…or the only one that has ever happened, perhaps in a galaxy far, far away.

Yes, I’m a Vampire who believes Aliens may exist. I also hope Predators exist, too, in order to take them out.

Keep each other safe.

~ Janiss

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