Aesthetics and clothing...
Q. Is there any particular way Vampires dress?
DB. Personally, dark colors are My preference,
particularly black, and otherwise it is a base by which I accentuate it
with other dark colors. Overall, I prefer classic attire. In these
times, a black leather trench coat is frequent. I tend to wear My hair
slicked back in public, and down in private.
SD: I am a very passionate person. I adore
beauty in all forms and wish to possess it, whether in people or
objects, and an insatiable lover...
Q. What kind of music do Vampires enjoy?
DB: From Classical to orchestral to opera to gothic, industrial,
instrumental, Rock and Metal, whatever suits My fancy for the purpose
of the moment. I tend to listen to dark and brooding, foreboding music
by choice and pleasure, feeling a deep alignment with The Devil in all
manifestations, including art, literature, and said music, which is
SD: Whatever it is, it must be sensual - I
enjoy much of what Draconis does, and include Middle-Eastern, as well
as heavy grinding guitars.
Q. Are you repelled by crosses?
DB: Contrary to Hollywood portrayals, we do not
"fear" crucifixes or crosses. If anything, I Am disgusted and repelled
by what it represents, which is submission, weakness, poverty, death,
fearful ignorance, abstinence, commonality, mediocrity, and despicable
repression of the fleshly delights of strong life.
SD: It has been a blasphemous fantasy of mine
to straddle a crucifix with a willing partner, then "rape" the nazarene
bastard of a lying whore, and 'sacrifice' him to Satan, Lord of Lust.
Just an amusing thought, you know.
Q. What about the fangs?
DB: The pronounced fangs are an accentuation of
the predator within, and also bears the likeness of the archetypes of
the wolf, lion, bat, etc. Hunters of the animal kingdom, and a
confirming connection in the visual and inherent realization of oneself
as an animal - at once feral, yet with a temperance of civility - at
once the gentleman and The Beast in deportment and incarnation in the
appropriate situation. I Am a Hunter. I hunt the herd of humanity for
pleasure and profit, disdaining them besides this.
I enjoy solitude for the most part, but enjoy
socialization on My terms with chosen individuals, at pleasant events
and surroundings. I abhor crowded, claustrophobic masses of sheeple,
yet watch them with amusement, and sometimes lust.
SD: Fangs look powerful and fearsome - the jaws that tear you limb from limb! Or draw gently with sweet pleasure...
Q. Do Vampires really sleep in coffins?
DB: Not necessarily, although coffins provide a
snug, comfortable, secure cradle of dormancy which creates a deeply
refreshing slumber, building a high level of energy and strength upon
waking. The sensory deprivation creates a conducive state of profound
subconscious being in which to lucidly dream deeply, and is appropriate
to mentally travel forth with which to psychically feed upon those
desired, to magnify and accentuate one's own potencies manifold of the
type desired - either for physical empowerment, or to supplement one's
Magic, or even attain a likened complimentary appearance. Immortality
may be attained as such, to draw the life force for sustainance and
preservation, combined with practical applications for longevity,
living a rich life of pleasure and the Will to Power. Avoiding
self-destructive activity such as drug abuse and profuse sun exposure.
Q. So real Vampires don't really drink blood?
DB: As discussed earlier, feeding is primarily
enacted on an etherial level, not literal blood-letting, but I like My
meat medium rare, and enjoy au-jeu sauce.