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Dear Dish-it: I Think I'm A Vampire

Feb 21, 2013

Dear Dish-it,

I know this sounds weird, but I seriously think I'm a vampire  I can't sleep at night, my eyes are sensitive to the sun, and most of all I love the taste of blood. I've found websites with groups of real vampires, and one woman has agreed to mentor me. What should I do?

Cullen Kid

Dear Cullen Kid,

First and foremost let me assure you that you are not a vampire. How do I know for sure? Because vampires, as they are described in fiction, do not exist. There is a subculture of people who choose to practice "vampirism," but that is a lifestyle choice, not something that is awakening inside of you.

Avoid Predators

Second of all, don't believe everything you read on the internet. And most importantly, do not communicate with this woman who wants to be your mentor. There are so many crazy and dangerous people online. I cannot stress this enough, simply because my good friend went through this exact same vampire-mentor experience in high school, and the "woman" turned out to be a predator. It's just not safe.

Symptoms

As for your vampire-like symptoms, I'm not denying that you're experiencing them. But they're likely caused by health related issues. Your eye sensitivity could be the symptom of an infection or disease which you should discuss with your doctor. Insomnia - the inability to sleep - is a very common problem. It could be caused by stress, depression, pain or medications, or external factors like light, noise or your mattress. Talk to your doctor about this as well. 

Drinking Blood

As for the blood, there are many people who enjoy the taste of iron. And some of those who do have dubbed themselves "vampires." But the truth is, you just like the taste of blood. Some people do, some don't. Best not to drink it though. Taken in excess, it can make you sick. 

Vampire Traits

If you're still not convinced, consider all of the things that books have labeled as vampire traits. Do you have all of these:

  • Undead
  • Drinks blood, and becomes ill when they go too long without
  • Pale skin
  • Eye or skin sensitivity to sunlight
  • Sees better at night than during the day
  • Quick reflexes
  • Superhuman strength
  • Changing eye color
  • Rarely sleeps
  • Moodiness
  • Psychic abilities
  • Turns into a bat
  • Has fangs
  • Bitten by another vampire
  • Fears silver, garlic, crucifixes, holy water and sunlight

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labimba
labimba posted in Style:
Neko girl I have to get back in shape for September if u want we can be training buddies!  :)  
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animallover468
animallover468 posted in Style:
EndlessDream is right. Skipping breakfast and lunch can result in stomach ulcers and sudden weight gain (had personal experience...), ESPECIALLY skipping breakfast! You have to incorporate exercise in your daily routine. Stomach and body fat is mostly caused by lack of exercise, and maybe that means you need to do toning exercises. Try doing simple exercise videos like the 3-mile powerwalk on YouTube (trust me, I sweat like crazy when I do those workouts). Anything that gets you sweating, is the kind of exercise you need to do.  I hated working out when I first started my weight loss journey too. I would always start wheezing every time I started working out. But after pushing through everyday, I think working out is one of the best stress busters I've ever had!  If you want to lower your appetite though, I suggest eating a full lunch and breakfast and skipping your dinner. If you can't skip dinner, then at least try aiming for an early dinner, around 5:30 or 6:00. Your body needs time to digest at least 4 hours before you sleep. I started gaining weight around puberty when I was 12, it could be the same for you too.  But honestly, there's nothing wrong with having consciousness about your weight. Now starving yourself and dieting is BAD, but there's nothing wrong with changing your lifestyle in order to be fit. It's a good thing that kids start caring about their health, and the earlier you start, the better off you are. 
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EndlessDream
EndlessDream posted in Style:
You need breakfast and lunch. Starving yourself, even if you aren't hungry, makes you loose energy to the point you could pass out from not eating. Keep your diet healthy. For breakfast, at least have yogurt, fruit, and juice. Drink at least 4 full glasses of water a day. Trim down on the snacks. Everyone has different bodies and build. You may just be large-boned. And that's not bad! That makes you stronger and higher ability to gain muscle. Loosing weight doesn't happen over night. It can take months. 
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Nekogirl101
Nekogirl101 posted in Style:
For years my parents would tell me I'm skinny but compared to other people, my waist was bigger and I would always hide it. Though it was obvious I weighed more, I've only been doing this for a week and I didn't ever tell anyone what I was doing until my parents found out. I would skip lunch and breakfast and say I was full. I only ate a big dinner every night. Once my parents found out, they said it was unhealthy and if I didn't  stop, I would develop an eating disorder. I obviously listened to them, but I've tried as best as I can so far. I have barely lost any weight from exercise and my parents won't let me go on a diet because I already 'eat healthy enough'. I want to lose weight without exercising being 3/4s of my lifestyle. I know, I'm a lazy idiot for saying all this.
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rainbowpoptart
Yes, purely for the fact that you should not "hate" your sister (or anyone, for that matter).  I'm guessing by "get in trouble for her", you mean she does something wrong and the blame is all put on you? Yeah, little siblings tend to do that a lot. My brother did for the longest time, until my parents found out how much a liar he is. She, hopefully, will grow out of this eventually. Either that, or your parent[s]/guardian[s] will eventually see through her. You lose your friends to her? By this do you mean your friends want to hang out with her and they want you to tag along and you don't? Or do you mean your friends chose your sister over you? If it's the latter, then perhaps you shouldn't have ever referred to those people as friends. You'll find friends who'll prefer you over your sister, I'm sure of it. The only thing I can tell you to do is try to get along with your sister. Every group of siblings has their cats and dogs moment in life, but they grow out of it (most of the time; there are, of course, circumstances where it doesn't work out that way). Please be grateful for your sister, even if you two fight a lot. You never know how much you need something until it's gone.
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