26
Feb
13

The World Turns


*** DISCLAIMER – THIS BLOG IS FICTION AND THE AUTHOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF ANYONE WHO PERSISTS IN THINKING IT IS NOT FICTION ***

The world turns, and things which were considered normal are now considered unnatural and vice versa.

Take car accidents.  These days they take the lives of so many humans and are regarded as being a normal death, whereas wars and disease are not.

When I became a vampire wars were common and men would join for many reasons.

Sometimes they would not come back.  Most died; some decided to disappear and set up a new life.  Sometimes there wasn’t anything to come back to so they stayed.

Disease was a common factor of life and took many lives.  Sometimes plagues would sweep over villages and towns, taking a large percentage of the population.

It is a good time to be a vampire when there are wars and plagues.  We have to be so careful when peace is around.

I have heard of New Vampires who move from war to war.  We find this absolutely horrifying, moving around with no fixed abode, no culture, no allies and worst of all, no money to fall back on.

These sudden changes to human life are all very confusing for we Old Vampires and we have to spend a lot of time keeping up with such things, especially if we are gay, where the human rules tend to fluctuate from decade to decade.

Only fifty years ago the word gay meant happy.  I could cause misunderstanding and confusion if I used that word of myself today.

Newspapers now keep us abreast with the current mindset of humans.  We get a different newspaper every week and of course we get all the financial papers and periodicals.

Since I am forced to work with humans I am an authority on them, so I am often in the position to trade information about humans to other Old Vampires.

Glossary

Bonded Wedding Old Vampire marriage for political reasons

Common Status the point at where an Old Vampire becomes a real Vampire

Debutante Vampires before Dracula came out, vampires who had been newly turned vampire were taught the rules of society.  They then “came out” when they were deemed presentable to vampire society as debutantes.  They are the only Old Vampires who have a zero level of Status and are acceptable.

The Committee see The Committee to Regulate Non-Human Activity

The Committee to Regulate Non-Human Activity a committee that meets monthly and talks about affairs to do with werewolves, vampires and humans

Fence an Old Vampire fight in which they fight to the first blood using fencing

The Hunters see Vampire Hunters

Negatives Old Vampires with zero or negative points of Status.

New Vampires vampires who do not want to be Old Vampires, often live as Goths and hold down jobs.  This started after Dracula came out.

Notice the Status Keeper serves a Notice on an Old Vampire whose Status has reduced to zero that they are in danger of becoming a Negative

Obligation when one vampire is under an obligation from another s/he has to do as they say

Old Vampires vampires who are polite society.  Either turned vampire before Dracula came out or were turned after by an Old Vampire and decided to join the Old Vampires.

Parent the vampire who brought you up (if you are an Old Vampire) in polite society

The Ruler’s Men people employed by The Ruler to do anything she or he asks

Shun a vampire who has committed a sex crime is shunned on their release

Sire the vampire who made you a vampire

Status a ranking system which denotes whether you are an acceptable member of Old Vampire society, which is if you have plus points of status.  See Negatives and Thousands

Status Keeper the Old Vampire in charge of the Status points

Thousands Old Vampires whose Status is over a hundred points

Vampire Hunters New vampires who hunt down those vampires who have committed crimes

Vampire Servants servants who are vampires themselves.  Mostly Old Vampires, one of their functions is to repeat information and gossip to the Old Vampires they serve

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1 Response to “The World Turns”


  1. 28/05/2013 at 8:08 pm

    There is certainly a great deal to know about this issue.

    I really like all the points you’ve made.


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