Vampires - Part II  

alchemistz9 57M
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5/30/2006 2:38 pm

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6/2/2006 12:17 am

Vampires - Part II


I believe in vampires, that they are real, that they exist, and that they are extremely dangerous.

And I don't think I'm unhinged or lost in superstition.

The common idea of a vampire is a blood sucking demon who infects his/her victims and so "turns" them into vampires.

Count Dracula by contrast sustained his life without end only through the consumption of live fresh human blood.

And there are many cultures and practices which emphasise the vitality of fresh drawn blood - large predators tend to disembowel their prey and eat first the intenstines and body fluids.

But the vampires I believe in don't do that. What they do do is suck the life blood out of you, in a metaphorical sense.

They will capture your attention and having caught you they will absorb all the attentive energy you can produce, leaving them feeling stronger and you feeling weak, exhausted, and drained.

And vampires are very convincing, and very manipulative, and that makes them all the more dangerous.

Another factor which makes them more dangerous is they know that most people don't believe in them.

"And how can I protect myself in this crazy world?" (I'm sure someone can let me know whose song that is)

Apart, of course, from stocking up on the wooden stakes, silver bullets, crucifixes and garlic (Aside - what religious totem was used to banish vampires and suchlike in the pre-Christian era?)

Be aware.

If there are people in your life who always seem to have problems, or to create them for others and yet who resist any attempts to help sort them out -
If there is someone in your life who doesn't live, whose sole activities seem to turn on the securing and retaining of attention-
If you notice that after your interactions with a particular person, you feel drained without being able to identify a specific cause -

In all these cases you may well be in, or falling into, the clutches of a vampire.

I'd love to know what you think.


zebra_buggy 31F

6/1/2006 8:15 pm

Absolutely! I've been fortunate enough to recognize the vampires before they sap my energy and incarcerate my mind ... blatant Knopfler Lyric, but then again, this is Alchemy, right? The Vampires of which I speak are merely drama addicts. They'll pull in as many as they can, and once they've sunk their teeth into you, they won't let go. Then they make you feel like shit after all is said and done. So now I've come to spot them a mile away, and as soon as the drama starts, I'm gone. I can understand real drama; it's the manufactured stuff that I avoid. Great post!


alchemistz9 57M

6/2/2006 12:12 am

    Quoting kistenoughfrogs:
    Oh yeah I have experienced energy vampires several times. I once had a "friend" that was and still is like that. No matter how much you tried to talk to her or help her there was always some reason why she couldn't do something to solve the problems she was having. After a while I just had to stop being friends with her,only to run into her a walmart one day years later, my b/f at the time decided to invite her and her son to Thanksgiving. Later I told him why did you do that, he had no idea, but he found out when they showed up for Thanksgiving. Well long story short I had to lose her as a friend once again, I am so glad I have an unlisted number.
Thanks 2ndMuse. And they never give up or change, do they?


alchemistz9 57M

6/2/2006 12:17 am

    Quoting zebra_buggy:
    Absolutely! I've been fortunate enough to recognize the vampires before they sap my energy and incarcerate my mind ... blatant Knopfler Lyric, but then again, this is Alchemy, right? The Vampires of which I speak are merely drama addicts. They'll pull in as many as they can, and once they've sunk their teeth into you, they won't let go. Then they make you feel like shit after all is said and done. So now I've come to spot them a mile away, and as soon as the drama starts, I'm gone. I can understand real drama; it's the manufactured stuff that I avoid. Great post!
Hi zebra buggy. Well, I love real drama, coz it's real and it's the opposite to vampires - you can actually connect with people in a deep way when you're sharing an intense moment or event.

Thanks for the compliment! Come back soon!


VCF1962 105F

7/8/2006 2:24 pm

They are emotional leeches that continually play the victim.

One such "friend" who tried to put her guilt on me after attempting suicide earlier this year, has many problems, some of her own making (many) and others that she has refused to deal with. She kept going on and on about me not being there for her - failing to actually notice that I had deep rooted problems of my own that I had to deal with with purely my family's help.

One so called friend, that I had helped through what she thought was Fibrolmyalgia and wasn't, listened to her whine her way thru two years with a company she hated and many other things, decided that when I needed a shoulder, she would offer an "I told you so" and proceed to hang up the phone on me. One I can escape from as she isn't on the doorstep - the other I can't because she is.

All these selfish people that I give my care and attention to don't give a fucking rats ass in return as long as THEY can drain YOU of any emotion you have.

Mistress Innuendo
Taking what you say and turning it into something naughty !!


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