Why do you want to be a Vampyr?
Below are the responses from people when asked why they want to be a Vampyr. If you would like to be a Vampyr, e-mail me and tell me why and I'll post your response!
I want to join the world of the vampires because there is nothing left in
life, and I'd rather be a creature of the night than totally dead. I want
to be part of that whole new world.
I believe that the vampire images could be understood as an expression of
what I term the "shadow," those aspects
of the self that the conscious ego is unable to recognise. Usually the
shadow contains repressed
motives, anti-social impulses, morally questionable motives, childish
fantasies of a grandiose nature,
and other traits felt to be shameful. The vampire can be seen as a
projection of that aspect of the personality,
which according to the conscious mind should be dead but nevertheless
lives. I believe the image of the vampire in
popular culture serves as a useful scapegoat since the vampire, through the
mechanism of projection,
allows us to disowm the negative aspects of out personality. In Bram
Stoker's Dracula, Dracula treats Mina Harker the way
Jonathan Harker would like to treat her but is scared to do so. Dracula
treats Lucy the way her fiance would like to treat her.
The vampiric Lucy can respond to men the way non-vampire Lucy could not.
Feelings of emptiness, envy, and repressed sexuality propagate the vampire
myth throughout all human cultures.
The aspects of vampirism match with those aspects of the self that people
wish didn't exist.
Taking on the vampire persona serves as a useful scapegoat for those unable
to deal with themselves.
Yours in Reality
Frederic the Dream King
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