Set at 11:22 on October 31, 2021
"Planets are far apart so people can't bother each other"
This is what we all start with. This is what Cancer gives us when we agree to his terms by submitting our information on the sign up page. This is all. This is it...nothing but potential. No one else decides what should go on this blank space except for the one person that happens to have access to the edit profile page. No one decides what should go here except for you. No one decides what type of person you are, no one decides how you portray yourself to the rest of the population of this website, no one decides how you will interact with other beings...no one else decides how you will be perceived...except for you. I know, I know, I know...perception is subjective. Perception depends on the person that is actively perceiving.... That may be, but come on, who are we kidding if this is our argument. If you exhibit positive traits...you will be perceived positively by the world. If you exhibit negative traits, you will be perceived as negative by the world. It is simple. Be good, do good, and you will be seen as good. No one incites in you positivity or negativity. You are either positive or negative, how you act on this website is either positive or negative. You can not blame your actions on any other being. I will never understand a person's need, or want to turn this website into a negative experience for themselves. Behave kindly, enjoy this website for what it is...nothing more than something fun to do in your downtime. Do not sit and seethe and suffer...and blame the rest of us...when in fact...you are the one heaping misery upon themselves. Be Good.
"You know what I don’t understand? I don’t understand why people, why every fucking person is so bad to each other so fucking often. It doesn’t make sense to me. Judgment. Control. All that, the whole spectrum." - Christopher “Alexander Supertramp” McCandless
The same can be said for the real world. The readiness to inflict harm for material or monetary gain perplexes me. I don't understand why everyone seems to lack empathy or can't see the value in an innocent human life. This site, and the world...currently exists in a state of turmoil and it doesn't have to be that way. But I suppose wishing that everyone could act in kindness on here is a bit like wishing for world peace.
The people I have come to know, coupled with my inability to join another social networking website in order to keep in touch with them. This makes V.R essential if (and I do) want to keep in touch with them.
I am only placing this here for the sake of remembrance. In order to commemorate the best society that I have had the privilege of being a part of.
V.r has been a part of my life for a while now. Ever since I was fifteen years old. Admittedly...it had a different feel back in the day. It's different, or maybe I am different, but it's still something that I enjoy doing when I've got nothing else going on. Actually...I've loved this site for six years, and I still log on every single day.
Thanks to a very generous human being that gifted me this sire account...I was finally able to once again, bring Cognitive Fabrication into being. I have wanted this coven back since disbanding three years ago. Or was it two years ago? I don't know. Either way, it has been a very long time coming. I love my coven. It is filled with active members, the best v.r has to offer. These people are artistic, creative, and intelligent. CF has no set theme, it is about...whatever my current interests are, whatever my members want to discuss and I think that's what makes CF a success. There is no rigid theme. CF, is just as active as the former incarnation. I know what it means to go without a coven that you want badly. Due to lessons learned in life since the disbanding of the original CF, I know what it means to stick to something for years and years even when you have to grit your teeth and bear it when sucks some times. I know how to lead people successfully. I will make this incarnation of my coven last. This coven is active, and full of great people, it can't fail.
V.r has managed to keep my attention for a variety of reasons.
Html and Css coding. I didn't know a single thing about profile coding before I became a member of Vampire Rave. Honestly...I didn't even know how to change the color of text. Once someone tried to explain it to me. Her name was darkprincess4192. She was the first person I developed a friendship with on Vampire Rave (I wonder what happened to her). She said that if I wanted to change the color of text on my page, or the size, or center it...all I had to do was simply 'tell it to do so.' I actually did this, to give an example... "This text should be red. Hey I joined Vampire Rave because...." Now...I'd like to think that because of Vampire Rave I have a decent understading of html and css. Because of toying around with my various profiles through out the years, as well as with my coven pages I've learned a lot. I have also learned a good bit from the people I have come to know. I am not sure how to explain this next statement clearly, so I'm just going to say it; I have yet to be a member of another social networking website that allows its members to have as much freedom as V.R does in regards to creating the content/changing the appearance of a profile. V.R allows you to change so much about your profile page. I have tried to leave V.R before, but inevitably I end up returning because of the fact that I do enjoy tinkering with coding and making profiles look decent and other websites don't allow you to do so...or well...some might, but none that I have come across, or enjoy spending time on.
The Leveling. This next bit is pretty simple. Levels keep people entertained. They allow you to set a goal and then maintain it by spending time here, chatting with your friends, meeting new people and simply viewing pages. The need to get to the next level keeps me active. It is almost like a game, and I don't know of any other social site that provides its members with different powers based on levels. Levels are freakin' awesome.
It's pretty simple to use I like how everything is pretty simple and it just takes a small amount of time to get your bearings and then...well...then you're off on your way, enjoying the site. Other websites seem to complicated, or like they have too much going on. V.r has a really simple, and now I'm going to use a phrase I don't really use or understand, user interface. In other words, everything's just out there in black and white...or black and red rather. haha.
Journals. I do belong to a blogging website, and I enjoy it immensely...but it's in a category that's completely separate from one that you could put V.R into. I enjoy the journals on here because they're pretty simple. I spend most of my time journaling, or reading journals, or commenting in journals.
The Society System. This is my favorite aspect of Vampire Rave. I'm not sure why considering most societies are dead these days...but it is. I absolutely love the society system. I love that there are seven houses that will always be here, and I love that other members (once reaching the level of sire) have the ability to create societies of their own. I suppose I love this part of vampire rave because it's so...unique. I mean I know on other websites you can create groups. Heck there's even a site that allows you to create 'cults', as opposed to our more respectable 'Covens'. What makes our groups so unique is the fact that you have to work for a good chunk of time towards the goal of creating one. I think I like the society system so much because it allows you to create, design, cultivate and maintain a mini vampire rave. haha. I mean you've got a forum, and you've got your own admin team. I don't know. I feel as if I am not really getting to my point...but what more could I say? Oh! I like that, once you've got your own coven, you've basically got an endless supply of potential. You can create an aesthetically pleasing main page, and cultivate a forum that has a decent and comfortable atmosphere for you...but there's also the sub pages! Okay...you guys know about the society system. I will stop rambling and sum up this bit with, the society system is my favorite part of this website.
Holes, Scars, & Ink:
There isn't much that I am excited about or...enjoy these days.
I'm not sure why, but more often than not I'm in a "so what?" type of mood.
However, I will admit that I am lucky enough to have discovered one thing that I am very, very passionate about.
That something is body modification. Body modification is something that people undergo, endure, or participate in because of a variety of reasons. Cultural expectations, vanity/fashion, and popularity being the more prevalent of reasons.
But...Just like...well...anything else, body modification, and the types of modifications you have, can mean anything you want them to mean, and you can get them done for a variety of reasons.
For me...modification of the body is about taking what's there, a blank space and simply...adding to it, making it more interesting, reclaiming the self.
The urge to modify or adorn the body, to scar, to pierce, to tattoo flesh has been around...well...for about as long as people have been around. I'm willing to bet.
In earlier times it had more to do with denoting status, rank, or wealth.
Now we aren't limited by such things...pretty much, if you can pay for it and it's possible...you can have it/do it.
Due to a cycle of discovery, abandonment, and re-discovery people mistakenly believe that body modification is a relatively new phenomenon and that it's simply a 'fashion statement'....
While some people will get a little piercing to one side of their top lip, or a neat little butterfly tattoo on their ankle simply because it's the fashionable thing to do...that doesn't mean that all tattoos or piercings are worn because of fashionable connotations.
Alot of people, myself included, get tattoos and piercings because they feel that a specific design or chunk of metal needs to be in that or on that particular part of their body.
Alot of cultures still have myths about the necessity of body modification. It can also tie in to their religious beliefs.
A borneo proverb states:
"A man without tattoos is invisible to the God's"
Some indigenous people believe that their tattoos will allow for their ancestors and family members to identify them in their afterlife.
The Newa of Nepal believe that on the journey to heaven, the body/soul only has its tattoos. These tattoos can be sold to the God's (Who then apply the tattoos to their own bodies) in order to make the passage to Heaven easier.
In some cultures, stretched lobe piercings are considered a sign of intelligence. Those with smaller piercings are considered to still be learning things/gaining necessary wisdom/knowledge from life experiences. While those with large lobes are considered to be wise/intelligent. Wisdom and knowledge are gained over time, as you experience life...as you live life. This is why, some peoples, take their time with the stretching process. If you rush, you could injure your ear, if you take your time you will end up with healthy lobes, and you will eventually make it to your goal size. Take things slow, experience life, learn what lessons need to be learned. More often than not the Buddha is shown with having extended, or large lobes. Wisdom.
I am drawn to body modification due to the fact that we can alter our body's...and make them even more personal, even more unique, even more our own. If that makes sense. Once again I'm having trouble expressing myself. I am also drawn to the spiritual nature of body modification, and I enjoy reading about its vast histories.
The image to the left of this block of text is that of an apatani woman from India. They have a tradition that is unique to their tribe. They tattoo a vertical line down the center of their face, along with five lines beneath their bottom line. They also stretch the jewelry in their nostrils by inserting larger jewelry over time. The image was taken from a bing image search.
A Brief 'About Me':
I enjoy reading. I love animals, my pets, spending time walking and exercising, and body modification. I draw from time to time. I work. I love clothes, especially comfortable clothing/pajamas. I thoroughly enjoy cleaning and organizing my room. Winter is my favorite time of year, well...fall... actually...I don't very much mind which one it happens to be so long as it's cold outside. My favorite television shows are: Futurama, Andy Griffith Show, Friends, Community, Bob's Burgers, American Dad, Lizard Lick Towing, Oddities, Catfish...so many more. Favorite books: The Secret History, Maurice.
This profile exists solely as a means through which to maintain my coven. I welcome any and all opportunities for friendship. I am not keeping my identity a secret so please don't think that's what I'm attempting to do. haha. I just didn't want to blabber on and on about me. I mean I've done enough rambling as it is...and well yeah.
Feel free to add me, add my journal, stalk me, bite me, rate me, message me...or well...whatever. :)
- The profile section headers used on this page were created for my use by my good (not to mention talented) friend, Frenetik.
- The crest for the original incarnation of Cognitive Fabrication, as well as the crest for my current coven (a new incarnation of cf) was created by the talented Immortalxkiss. ;)
- Avatar/default image was found on tumblr.
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