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Turning or Awakening?
House Kheperu discusses latent vampires also:
They are Awakened by the feeding a vampire does on them. They may never Awaken without this, and in that one sense they are 'turned'; however no vampire can simply go up to anyone and turn them into a vampire. It must already be within you and simply brought out. Awakening is defined as "The physical and mental changes involved when one's vampirism begins to manifest itself, if one is a latent vampire." (www.sanguinarius.org, www.sanguinarium.net)
Now that being said, there are three semi-exceptions that need to be mentioned.
Occurs when the person being fed from starts to exhibit signs of vampirism and may even learn to drain others. HOWEVER, they do not need to feed to survive and if the feeding stops, they no longer need to feed themselves. (There is a danger of energy/blood addiction, however.)
Virtually anyone can learn how to drain another and some can become quite adept at it. This doesn't make them a real vampire however, as again, they don't need the energy to survive.
These unforunate souls are people who have had a ritual gone awry or been severely attacked, to the point where their subtle body is so damaged they must now feed like a normal vampire in order to maintain themselves and their health.
These are exceptions because technically it's possible to 'turn' almost anyone into one of these three types. Again, though it's not what I would define as 'real vampirism' (perhaps 'born vampirism' would be a better term than real vampirism?).
Eerie America TV Series
Eerie America could very well be called The Fodors Travel Guidebook for The Addams Family. I read some in-depth information about the show and saw the promo, and from what I can tell, this will be an absolutely AWESOME series if they can get it off the ground. (I'm actually praying they will.) Let others know and see who can help. This is something that should happen! Let's pull together and make it so!
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