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This has problems pertaining to dealing with "everyday" (everynight?) things for real vampires. It can get in a light vein, but I would prefer it to be mainly enlightening (jeez, can I quit with these day puns, already???) as to actual problems that vampires have to deal with on a day-to-day (aaarrrggghhh!!!) basis.


I am turning 17 in a month, and I find it is very hard to find a donor because people either think that you are some stupid child or that you are too young. (Too young? It's not really our choice that we were awakened, especially not at this time when so much is going on. It's yet another thing to add to the list of teenage problems!)

From Anonymous

I've...uhm...recently had my awakening. It's a rather difficult change but a very welcome change as well. Most of the problems I face are at high school. The bright lights, the crowds of people, the constant temperature changes (dramatic changes); it's too much! I can't handle all of these changes at once. But it is something that I've been adjusting to for a year now so I have grown a little used to it. There are some great upsides (hearing! better hearing!). What I hate the most is all of the fucking people who make attempts to touch me or talk to me. I have 2 friends (one is another vampire who was "awakened" a month ago, and the other is a "black swan") who both understand what I'm going through. But why do people have to be so damn stupid? Why the hell did Edison make such a bright invention? Why do people not understand that different isn't wrong? Why do I constantly feel like an exhibit when around other non-vamps who have mysteriously found out about me? Why do people get soo freaked out when they catch you staring at their veins? Just WHY?

Contributed by Mechanical Antichrist

Here's a list of some problems for the 'problems' page that I've been working on for a couple of months. You can go ahead and post it on the page, under the name 'Mila' and my e-mail is ''.

1. Summertime. I like the cold, and the coldest it gets here between May and September is about seventy. Plus, the sun is always shining in my window, so I pull the shade down and the next thing I know my mother is complaining that it's like a dark, cold cave in my room.

2. Being nocturnal. I start school at seven-thirty in the morning, which means I have to get up at six-thirty to get ready and get to school. I'm exhausted at school, and then by five or six in the evening I'm wide awake again and can't get to sleep until two or three in the morning most nights.

3. Having a very strict, conservative Christian for a mother. She wouldn't speak to me for days after I told her my religion (which is Wicca, by the way), and is constantly harping on me for everything from the way I dress to the people I hang out with, etc. etc.

4. Class. For one thing, I am always tired and falling asleep. For another, most of my classrooms have windows. All last semester, I had to sit through Spanish class right by the large window with the sun shining in on my back every day. And then everyone starts to wonder - of course - why I am always curled up in a ball in my chair with my jacket on and the hood over my head, hands stuffed inside the fabric. Not to mention the energy drain that happens with that sort of thing.

5. White Wolf role players/LARP people who think they know what they're talking about.

6. Sunlight in general. My skin is pretty much as white as a sheet at this point, and has been for about two years now. Only, since my awakening, I no longer tan. I'm in the sun for over an hour and immediately burn and get blisters all over my shoulders and back.

7. Not being able to tell any of my friends what I really am, besides the one friend I have that is a vampire as well. Then, having to try and explain *something* to them because they know you've been keeping secrets and think you don't trust them.

8. Being too restless to sit at home all night, and having to find ways to sneak out without getting caught/making too much noise.

9. Headlights. We were driving around in the mountains one night, me and two of my friends, who know nothing about me. I was looking out the window, enjoying the view because it was such a nice evening, and POW! Some truck pulls out right by us with his brights on, shining them right in my eyes. All I could do was mutter and growl in pain for about fifteen minutes.

10. Large crowds, like when you're out somewhere say… Roller skating. I was doing fine until I vamped out, so I tried to get out of there and calm down, and got stuck in a huge group of seventh graders. Right then, the beast comes out and I trip, falling flat on my face. I get off the floor, finally, and notice that people are literally starting to crowd around me for some unknown reason, like drawing bugs to one of those zapper things. My friends coming over and asking me what's wrong, and then having to bail on them because I'm really close to losing it. I had to lock myself in the bathroom for half an hour to calm down. Then, when I appeared again, I had to try to play it off like nothing had happened. Now, my best friends think that I have Social Anxiety disorder or something.

11. Getting what I call a 'thirst migraine' at least once a week.

12. Never being hungry for actual food when I have a migraine, so then I take painkillers on an empty stomach and end up with a stomachache *and* a headache.

13. One particular evening comes to mind. Over the past summer, it seemed that my only way of getting into college was to join the military. So, they have to take you to the government building for a physical. Only, they make you spend the night at this hotel the night before - I don't know why. So, I end up in a room with someone I get along with just fine, until it's time to go to sleep. I'm up until two in the morning, finally falling asleep to have these vivid, blood-soaked dreams that leave me tossing and turning for the one and a half hours we have to sleep. (You have to be up by four AM, so…) I wake up to my 'roommate' telling me that not only do I grind my teeth in my sleep (which I do when I'm having those kind of dreams), but I've managed to swing my arm out and break the plastic cover on the clock radio and put a dent in the wall.

14. Wanting to make up a fake doctor's note to show to my teachers so that I could wear my sunglasses in class and not be blinded by the fluorescent lights that seem to be everywhere in that stupid building.

15. Trying to deal with parents when they ask why you stay up until 5 AM and sleep until one.

16. Here's a difficult one: trying to explain to your AP History teacher why you have to leave the room when the girl that sits next to you has cut her finger open and begins to bleed all over her desk, your desk, etc.

17. Everyone in my Spanish class calling me 'vampire'. We were having a pizza party and the shades were all down. That is, until the teacher came back and opened them. It was so bright that I shot out of my chair and into the corner. Then, of course, the teacher had to say something along the lines of: 'oh, the vampire has to get out of the sun'. I've been trying to live that down ever since.

Anyone at all, feel free to e-mail me, or PM me on the message board. My username is Mila_Uri.

Contributed by Mila_Uri

Ok, this is quite a bad one -- it almost got me beaten up. I was in Science class, and really under the thirst, and we were dissecting fresh kidneys. My hands were all smeared in blood, and I couldn't resist a lick. Then one of the boys shouted, "GROSS! She just licked the blood!!" And I had to lie like hell. Then I had the teacher looking at me strangely. The next week, we were dissecting hearts. She asked me to leave the room because I scared the other pupils.

Also, I have a bit of a problem with being so cold. The doctors have to take 1/2 an hour to check my pulse and heart beat because my heart beat is very weak and my temperature is so low. Oh, don't forget the little factor of my veins being so blue they stand out. And all the girls at my school hate me because I don't get freaked out by the videos that they show us on road safety.

From $8áN

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