Community Poll - Donor & Vampire Appreciation Days?

Do you support the creation of an international "Real Vampi(y)re Donor Appreciation Day" & an international "Real Vampi(y)re Appreciation Day"?

Please take a moment to vote in this poll and distribute to all those you know in the vampire and donor community.

http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/appreciationdaypoll.html

Background: Proposed Donor Appreciation Day On October 1st By Drake Mefestta
http://www.facebook.com/drakemefestta?ref=ts#!/notes/drake-mefestta/to-the-members-supporters-and-observers-of-the-vampire-community/418321996548

INTRODUCTION:

Hey everyone my name is Maladeus. I'm Demonkin and I'm a newbie here so this is my introduction to the community. Expect more posts, I'm looking forward to getting to know my dark kin.

"When darkness falls, the Shadow calls".
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kuumal

demon kin, unexplored

so on a forum somewhere, a wtf topic (got barred from it) someone said not much is known about demonkin (says a person who is a bijuu who can shadow shif)

is that true? and is it true some have a hard time controlling urges?
spooky

x-posted to Otherkin

I suppose this is what I get for having all my questions answered.

The whole otherkin thing, spirituality, and everything like that... lately I honestly haven't thought about it, or even cared. I know that everyone has their periods like that, but it's like I'm BORED with it or something. I'm not human, ok, got that. When you come right down to it, it's not that big a deal, and lately it has been on my mind as much as, say, my skin tone or eye color. It's just a part of everything else, so why should I care? I don't really have any questions about spirituality, life, the universe, or anything anymore, and when magic seems banal and simple...

I guess the only example I can put it that everyone can get is that when you were young, super super young, walking was interesting and fun and new. now you don't even think about it. or driving. When you start it's WOAH, and then later it's almost a chore.

Anyone else get this way sometimes?
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Faery - Harlequin

F---ing Fey-Struck Humans...

I joined this community because being the unseelie temptress that I am seems to be getting me in a lot of trouble, and I could use some advice... Not to mention other DarkKin to talk to beyond this.

I work in a large chain grocery store with lots of male employees. I know what my fey charm tends to do to people, but when 90% of any given department is becoming obsessed with me, my mortal life starts taking a beating.

So I know I can't just mate with them and kill them... What does a modern-day fey trapped in a human body do with all the fey-struck boys?


-Unseeliekin
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Research Project Help

Hello,  I am in the process of writing a research paper for my cultural anthropology class and I am needing to interview individuals of the sub cultural I am researching.  I have chosen to research Otherkins and I am hoping someone will be willing to take a few minutes to answer my questions.

Some of these might seem mundane but I promise they reflect directly to what I am required to cover in my paper.  I have tried to word these as not offend anyone but I might have failed, so if something is offensive I apologize in advance and if you would explain how it is offensive that would help me greatly.  As of right now everything I have found is either from a book or what I have read on the internet so I am at a disadvantage. Here goes.

1.  Is your identity as an Otherkin as a whole, more or less important than you identity as a specific creature?  Do you feel more connected with people of your own identity or simply otherkins as a whole.

2.  How does your identity as an otherkin affect your daily life?

3.  Do you feel that your friends and family understand the meaning of your otherkin identity?

4.  Have you awakened?  And if so would you tell me about it?

5.  What otherkin do you identify with?  Has this changed over time or have you always been the same creature?

6.  I have read that there are some biological explanations for a blending of species.  How do you feel about these explanations and does it matter to you if this can be explained by science?

7.  Do you practice a specific religion?  If so what and how does it affect your otherkin identity?

8.  How has identifying yourself as an Otherkin improved your life?

Once again I appreciate all the help I can get.  I have to turn my paper in the beginning of December so the sooner a response can be sent the better.

Thank you for all your help.
kuumal

what are demons exactly?

so some say they are your classic fallen angels, but then I read that some are employed to test human faith, but then some say they are Satan's minions who work to pull humans away from faith.

but then there are daemons.

so, yes.

of course speaking of this as an actuality of existence, asking something silly as this on grounds of psychology or folklore studies, it is silly? its part of a people's culture, and stories need cannon.

to ask this like asking "is a hyena a cat or dog" it is silly, if they are not real like, the aforementioned hyena.

so, given they are real like hyenas what are demons.

and how does someone reconize one? or them self as one?

Ontological Rebellion: The Otherkin Community and the Struggle for Reality

Joseph Laycock, author of Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism, will be delivering a paper (oral lecture) on Otherkin and the Otherkin Community at the annual conference of the Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) in San Francisco, CA tomorrow (August 8, 2009).

Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) Annual Meeting
August 8-10, 2009 - San Francisco, CA
"Ontological Rebellion: The Otherkin Community and the Struggle for Reality"
Joseph Laycock, Boston University
http://www.sociologyofreligion.com

Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism
Joseph Laycock - Praeger Publishers 2009
http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Today-Truth-Modern-Vampirism/dp/0313364729/ref=sr_1_1
http://www.abc-clio.com/products/overview.aspx?productid=111080&viewid=1

Examples of this writings and blogs may be viewed at Religion Dispatches
Note:  While he's a "scholar of religion", he does not argue that "vampirism" or "otherkin" are new religious movements - this is simply his peer audience and disclipline of study backdropped against a broader sociological context.

http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/rdbook/1438/modern_vampires:_your_neighbors_and_spouses