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Britain has ‘subculture’ of 15,000 vampires

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 07:49 PM

A psychology lecturer at a British university claims the UK has a population of some 15,000 vampires and is carrying out an academic study of their lifestyles.

The academic says vampires are not a myth but live and breathe a set of laws and ethics while meeting regularly all over the world, including the UK.

http://www.telegraph...y-lecturer.html

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 07:55 PM

Sounds like an infestation!  The world gets curiouser and curiouser.

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  for what could be, the darkest age...
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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:03 PM

So this is the result from his questionnaire from January?

When you send a questionnaire to a forum called Vampire community news, what do you expect?

Here is his original questionnaire to THAT forum:

http://merticus.com/...-emyr-williams/

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:20 PM

They know they are vampires, because they died when they drove a stake through their hearts...


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:23 PM

Reminded me of this, but yeah, vampires got widespread as a culture during the Austria-Hungary dominion over Serbian regions where the first reported case was about Petar Blagojevic.

http://abc7.com/archive/9308452/

Thanks to the numerous novels about Gothic buildings, ghosts, vampires, forbidden love etc in XVIII and XIX century the UK got infested thoroughly with the roots of supernatural because UK didn't really have such a folklore. That's why there're so many "Victorian"-based ghost stories, too. Remember the Ossianic controversy?

http://www.museumofh...macpherson.html

I'm not wondering about that, too. The same is happening with Merlin, the same is happening with Harry Potter.

Edited by Nenaraz, 29 May 2014 - 08:30 PM.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:58 PM

View PostNenaraz, on 29 May 2014 - 08:23 PM, said:

the UK got infested thoroughly with the roots of supernatural because UK didn't really have such a folklore.
Rubbish.
Britannic folklore is fascinating and ripe with the supernatural.
"We daren't go a'hunting for a fear of little men" that sort of thing.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 09:22 PM

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In a seperate study 85% of young men admitted to having hundreds of girlfriends.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 09:29 PM

View PostNenaraz, on 29 May 2014 - 08:23 PM, said:


Thanks to the numerous novels about Gothic buildings, ghosts, vampires, forbidden love etc in XVIII and XIX century the UK got infested thoroughly with the roots of supernatural because UK didn't really have such a folklore. That's why there're so many "Victorian"-based ghost stories, too. Remember the Ossianic controversy?


The UK has a long and rich history with all sorts of great folklore. Wee folks and ghosts. Witches and alchemists. Forbidden love going back centuries before the Victorian period. Britain Gothic goes back to the middle ages- they are one of the originating areas of Gothic architecture, along with Northern France. The UK is some of the originators of Victorian based folklore- Bram Stoker was from Ireland and living in London when he wrote Dracula. Mary Shelly was English.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 09:41 PM

View PostSir Wearer of Hats, on 29 May 2014 - 08:58 PM, said:

Rubbish.
Britannic folklore is fascinating and ripe with the supernatural.
"We daren't go a'hunting for a fear of little men" that sort of thing.

Erm... That's Irish and it's XIX century. : )

What's authentically British folklore next to Merlin and Harry Potter? Note the reasonable novels and works of art in literature which defined the national identity with supernatural beings. Tolkien tried to create one by taking from the Nordic countries.

Edited by Nenaraz, 29 May 2014 - 09:47 PM.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 10:09 PM

I live a sheltered life. Freetoroam's link lead me to look up Therian and Otherkin and then Donor.  And then Donor had me thinking about the health of my Donor if I was a vampire and that took me to all kinds of informative :w00t: search entries.

I then took an online "Are you a  Real Vampire” quiz  and sadly,  I'm a fake... :td:

Edited by QuiteContrary, 29 May 2014 - 10:12 PM.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 10:23 PM

Twilight fans running amok. :rolleyes:

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 11:10 PM

View PostEldorado, on 29 May 2014 - 09:22 PM, said:

In a seperate study 85% of young men admitted to having hundreds of girlfriends.
That was a study for the Jeremy Kyle show......and they failed the lie detector.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 11:36 PM

View PostNenaraz, on 29 May 2014 - 09:41 PM, said:

Erm... That's Irish and it's XIX century. : )

What's authentically British folklore next to Merlin and Harry Potter? Note the reasonable novels and works of art in literature which defined the national identity with supernatural beings. Tolkien tried to create one by taking from the Nordic countries.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=english+folklore


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 11:42 PM

I remember the vampire subculture being relatively large in the states around the time when the Anne Rice novels were huge during the 90's. A role-playing game called Vampire: The Masquerade was also pretty popular.

More recently, a conservative named Jake Rush who was running for congress made the news for having a vampire alter-ego named Chazz Darling that he LARPed with.

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 02:35 AM

Britain has a subculture of 15000 sad goths more like





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