02
Dec
13

Taboo


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

Old Vampires do not have taboo subjects.  We have always talked about death and sex freely.  We would talk about miscarriage and mental illness but vampires can neither give birth nor fall ill.

If we are forced to be among humans that we find offensive, or that get up our noses, then we just have to talk about one of their taboo subjects.

Often just the mention of blood will make humans hurriedly change the subject, especially if it is at a dinner party.

Of course, when doing this I have to consider if I may need these humans in the future or if there are any I may need in the future within hearing.

If Nosferatu (the New Vampire representative) is there then I merely have to hint at a taboo subject and he will relish talking about it.

I relish hearing husbands being told “we’re NOT going to invite Nosferatu ever again”.  I do not want to share my social life with a New Vampire.

While I understand why blood and death are taboo for humans and not for vampires, I do not understand why mental health problems and miscarriages are taboo.

It’s not as if the poor unfortunates who experience this can spread the condition to others.

I wonder if it is a case of “we don’t want this to happen, so we won’t talk about it”.

This does not solve any problem and tends to make sufferers feel that they are the only ones, thus creating more problems for them.

I think it is also fear behind this.  Fear that they could be the next ones this could happen to as people do not really know the cause or how to deal with it.

For Old Vampires information is power, so we talk about every subject that pertains to us wherever and whenever we meet.

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

Walk into the sun a euphemism for suicide

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