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(no subject) [Sep. 27th, 2006|05:27 pm]
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Just as a notice here folks, I got about a page of general plot summary typed today, which brought out a few new details I'll have to edit in. However, it helped me get a clearer sense of things in general, to have it down "solid" instead of floating about in my head. If I ever get my Me Time, I'll actually be able to flesh the generalities out into story.

Thanks much for all your patience.
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(no subject) [Jul. 12th, 2006|03:21 pm]
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With critiques in mind, I've added some place descriptions to the first chapter, of the hotel room in Paris, the great hall of the mansion (with some minor additions to Raven's description), and the bedroom where B.D. awakens. Please let me know if they seem to "ruin the flow" as chavah worried they might, and just otherwise your thoughs on them. Thanks much, all of you.

I hope to have more plot posted soon.
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(no subject) [Jul. 5th, 2006|03:14 pm]
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Alrighty, patient readers, this is the first installment with actual plot. Comments welcome and greatly appreciated. Enjoy!


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(no subject) [Jul. 3rd, 2006|12:36 am]
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I've established that my Vampires do not kill those they intend to gift, merely drain some blood to make room for the new. Hence, they are not "undead" (although most regard their former, wholly human self as "dead"). The newly gifted do have a sense of being reborn, beginning a new life, but they are not required a mortal death to acheive it. Just like the Death card in Tarot signifies change, such is the gift of Vampirism. However, because it is the blood of Gods that makes them what they are, and Gods do not operate within the sphere of Time as humans experience it, Vampires' heart rates are slower than that of humans, thus their skin cooler. Their thirst for blood also makes them keenly aware of "a fresh meal" nearby.

Unless folks have any questions or Vampire traits I've not yet addressed (and feel free to comment, IM, or email if you do), then the next entry should be actual story... once I finish editing, that is XP
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(no subject) [Jun. 30th, 2006|11:46 pm]
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Beginning in May of the common year 1700, a call went out to Vampires world wide, spread by Feral who could change into fast-running, deep-swimming, and high-flying creatures. Their services had been retained by the newest Tribe, who would later become the Rey. The Rey's sense of heirarchy and organization, coupled with the fear instilled in much of the underground world by the recent Witch Trial hysteria in the British Colonies, led them to believe that Vampires should become more organized than the already existing associations by bloodline. The Rey felt that all Vampire kind needed to come together as a people, instead of limiting their company according to the God they named as progeniter, for the sake of their race's survival and protection. The Rey asked that on October 31st, the oldest and most respected of Vampires, of any and all origins, meet in Paris, France to discuss these ideas. This gathering would later be called The Great Tribal Council.

With the exception of this newest Tribe, Vampires had been in existance long before a certain Nazerene walked the Earth. The others had managed to survive this long, and didn't understand the sudden climate of paranoia gripping these fledglings. But in the spirit of community, the Elders agreed to the meeting. The five largest groups, the Tribes we now know, entered into an agreement, and collectively were then known as The Vampire Nation. The few other groups and individuals in attendance were unwilling to accept the terms of the agreement, and are now consequently considered outcasts, called Entêté, stubborn and obdurate.

Not as much was accomplished as was hoped at the Great Council, however. It gradually became clear that these comparitively new Vampires were little more than power-hungry egomaniacs, believing they should rule the Vampire world. A Scholar from Spain mockingly called them los reyes del mundo vampiro, kings of the Vampire world, and the name (unfortunately?) stuck. However, before the meeting fell apart, a few basic guidelines of Vampire life were laid down.

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The wording of III., "to the best of his ability," is obviously vauge and subjective, and thus has lead to the variation of serecy between the Tribes. What most upset those now deemed Entêté is their inability to exact revenge on wrongdoers. They argued that, as descendents of war Gods, it goes against Vampire nature to be so bureaucratic, that Vampires are already creatures of instinct, and pulling the reigns on reactions in this way was unacceptable. The threat of being counted among these dissenters in IV. was added after their departure from the Great Council.
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(no subject) [Jun. 30th, 2006|02:17 pm]
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More from talking with my mother, the Tribes' stances on keeping their identity secret...

Rey - As they are prominent in the business world/etc., they really can't be all "Shh! I don't exist!" Conversely though, they recognize that, "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals," and so they keep their Vampirism hidden to protect their interests and assests.

Scholars - They're eccentric hermits; They don't get out much, and humans who encounter them pretty much come to expect them to be a little "off." It's a virtual non-issue whether anyone knows they're Vampires or not. The only problem comes in when they need to feed, but they have been fairly well able to either find willing donors, or raid blood banks in extreme cases.

Feral - They're much more at home with the "alternative" lifestyles, especially the Gothic and Modern/Urban Primative subcultures, who are more readily accepting of those claiming to be Vampires. This has given them a veritable wealth of willing donors. When in mixed company, they keep their shape-shifting in check.

Tuned - Like the Scholars, they're eccentric, as humans generally assume artists are anyway. They are still careful, since artistic accomplishments have put some of them in the public eye. Some of the more outgoing, fringe, interpretive types have incorporated feedings into their performances.

Ethereal - They generally protect their Vampirism from humans, since it is an integral part of their religion. They believe it should be experienced rather than explained, and why bother explainined if one is not going to experience?

In general, they're all relatively guarded, either out of a sense of superiority to humans, or equality thereto, depending on which Vampire from what Tribe you talk to. There are also those who believe that there's no reason for them to hide, and that Vampires should be able to live freely amon humans, calling the hiding done by others giving in to racism.

And this just jumped into my head, Vampire ethics.

None of the clans are prone to taking unwilling victims. It is only in emergency situations when they will not seek out a willing donor (who will, preferrably, also be/come their lover), or steal from a blood bank or hospital. As previously stated, they do not kill unless utterly necessary for their own survival. There are some unaffiliated groups and individuals who regularly commit, as it is termed in the Vampire community, "blood rape," feeding from an unsuspecting victim, but those organized into the Tribes consider this virtually unthinkable. That's not to say they aren't seductive, or that they don't try to entice humans to consent (only with their own wiles and other natural means, never by artificial intoxication), but if consent is not given, the Vampire does not feed from those veins.

And now I have to do some thinking about how this code of ethics came about (Camarilla, anyone? XP). But this is more to chew on till then :)
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(no subject) [Jun. 30th, 2006|12:56 am]
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Also, my mother asked about the feeding of Vampiric infants; i.e., are they given bottles of blood, are they breastfed, etc.. In this case, if the mother is a Vampire she has the "standard" bottle-or-breast choice, so long as there is a blood donor (preferrably human) available to fill bottles (in some capacity...). If the child though has a human mother, she has little option but to bottle-feed, as her own milk will not sustain the child (but also won't harm it). She can SNS feed if she wishes, so long as she's willing to sustain a few bites (one presumes she would be, since the child's father would be a Vampire).

Mom, I think you had some other questions, but can't remember now. If they haven't been answered already, please remind me?

Also, if anyone can think of other common Vampire traits that I haven't yet addressed, or any questions like the one my mother posed, feel free to comment with them.
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(no subject) [Jun. 28th, 2006|10:30 am]
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It's not finished yet, but here's some preliminary info on my Vampires. Skip this if you don't want the background info befire reading the story.

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