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Problems Vampires Have, Page 22
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.
My main problem is at home with my mum. My mum is a Christian and has never been able to understand me. From a very early age it was clear that I didn't fit in with any of my family. I never fit in at school. I was always left on my own and have always been shy and quiet. My mum is always bitching at me. I am always being woken up at 7 am and I have to get up. I left school three years ag, ando I don't have a job, but I have college 2 days a week. So why I have to get up at 7 am every morning, I have no idea. I can't sleep at night, no matter how hard I try. It is next to impossible -- it doesn't matter how long I've been up for. My mum seems to think I'm into demology or something; I'm not. She's always finding faults in me and tells me my faults frequently. She makes me so mad sometimes. I once saw my brother throw a vase at her, but it never touched her; it did kind of a u-turn in the air and went behind my brother. My mum said it was god protecting her.
I don't go wearing black everyday and I'm not pale. I'm not what one would call a typical vampire. My eyes are ok with light to a degree. I don't have to wear sunglasses on sunny days unless I haven't fed for awhile. My hearing is near "normal". My family know I'm odd and treat me as if I'm not part of the family.
Other vampires hate me because I'm not a typical vampire. I don't have a problem with the sun; I don't even get sunburnt; I tend to go brown a day or so later after being out in the sun. I don't fit in with "normal" people and I don't fit in with vampires either. I get called a role player/wannabe vampire.
My whole family think I'm lazy because I'm finding it increasingly hard to get up in the mornings. They have always looked on me as being strange even when I was very young. My sleeping habits have always been the opposite to most day people's. I have always had a facination with blood. When I was about four years old I was play-fighting with my brother and I bit him. I couldn't let go and I could feel his blood filling my mouth. I have always been strong for my age and can easily out-power people which isn't a good thing when you have to have stiches in your head. I was about six years old and was pushed off a wall, cut my head, and was sent to hospital to get it stitched up; it stung like mad so I kept moving, and in the end I had about 4-5 people holding me down.
My eyesight isn't very good. I have to wear glasses but getting them checked is a nightmare; bright lights don't hurt my eyes but they do blind me for a good few minutes.
I have a donor but he has started to think that I'm only roleplaying or something. He reads way to many things on the internet and is always telling me how a vampire should act and so on. Life just gets me down. The few friends I have don't feel comfy in my company; they call me "Vampy" or "Bat Girl", but they don't know that I am vampire. Only my dad and my donor know of my being a vampire.
Contributed by Melissa
Being a sang, I find life to be very hard to bear at times. If I could
find a donor I'd be fine, but unfortunately, i haven't even come close
to finding one and I fear that if I don't I will go nuts. Life is, at
best, just annoying, especially with having to put up with people who
always say something around the lines of, "Do you think you're a
vampire or something?" just because of how I dress. And yet the fools
don't know how right they are. With having to put up with the thirst and
all those annoying people who like to insult others, no wonder I feel
like crawling into a dark corner and staying there.
I am not a recently awakened vampire (I awakened when I was VERY young). My mother is a vamp (of course she is: everyone is, right?! Well, she is the one other than me and my sister that says it out loud), and so she passed it onto my sister and I. Well, she had noticed that I awakened when I was 3 or 4 years old, but she didn't say anything. Anyway, I naturally asked her questions (all little kids will ask anything when they are young and not taught to not ask "stupid" or "dumb" questions).
My mom told me that there was no such thing as vampires, and that I could not be one. I guess she was trying to spare me the "torture" later on); so I dropped the idea and went on with my life as a normal little girl. The only bad part was when I went to school and the teachers commented on my acting "funny". For example, they would watch us play outside during recess. If a friend of mine got hurt falling off the swings or jungle gym or something, and they were bleeding, I would walk over and lick their blood away off the wound. Of course, the teachers were grossed out. So, my mom told me again and again that I had to drop my act and behave normally. The only part that I could not drop was going to the school nurse every single day, complaining about my eyes being hurt by lighting in the school. (Why does it seem that school lights are always too bright?) I'd tell her that the lights gave me headaches and that that interfered with my concentration so that I could not get good grades! Well, my mom taught me how to manage it as much as I could (she is also a Wiccan, like myself). I slowly got used to the lighting, and my "weird" behaviour went away after some time.
When I reached my teen years, it was like I awakened a second time. My mother told me outright about the way I had been during my childhood, and that I was a vampire. At first I was like, "No way, vampires don't exist. Oh my god!", but she told me that I had many of the symptoms, like lights being too bright, need of blood, my best eyesight being at night, my teeth (each of them being pointed, except for my four front bottom ones and the two top front ones. Also, my canines are dominantly visible), my excellent hearing, and so on and so forth.
Well, sorry about a long story, but I had to tell it to someone. I only have one friend that is a vampire that I can talk to: not a lot of help right there. Then I have a friend who is in Wicca and is trying to start a school, and, since I am her boyfriend, I get to work in a room and teach people about vampirism. Not a lot to teach other than symptoms, a little bit of history, types of vampires, and so on.
Thank you for listening, even though it is long. Feel free to email me.
Contributed by Aniu, email@example.com
Four days after my awakening I was stupid enough to go and tell three selected people (about vampirism). I now know why you shouldn't tell a soul. One of my "friends" was in collage and for a laugh he thought he should tell everyone in his class and the class above his that, "he needs a lot of attention all the time." Anyway, he goes and tells his mother (who is a Jehovah's Witness I might add) about this. Through something she heard from him she assumed I was planning to commit suicide. She told an aunt of mine who is also a Jehovah's Witness priest, or something like that -- all I know is that she dedicated her life to Jehovah. Anyway, this goes on and my aunt tells another aunt who is like a mother to me since my real mother died.
In the end, she told my father so now I have no clue how many people know. I try to drown it out but it seems like most of my relatives are always watching me. I suppose they have the thought that I'm going to do away with myself -- which is not true. I have nagging relatives and people from the classes are nagging me over my friend's MSN. I never really know if it's him or not or if ten people are crowded around the pc getting a crack up from me.
I have no clue what to do because all my friends think I have a positive outlook on life and I'm usually with skateboarding, fixing computers, and hockey. I think I need a psychiatrist or something like that because I'm a happy person on the outside but I hold so much anger on the inside and so much of a bad past.
I'm afraid I'm going to explode someday and really hurt someone because when I was younger I was always in fights and I had a bad temper. I've learned to control it in small ways but it seems I hold things in then I turn around and freak out on the people who mean the most to me and especially the people who least deserve it.
Contributed by Duwayne
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