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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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Dear Dish-It In The Forums

Abbergrl
Haha, thank you. I don't want to date, it's just that these stupid crushes :/
reply about 4 hours
SimplyAda
I can relate very much.  :e  It happens a lot. But here's one thing, try not to date. At my middle school, everyone literally dates everybody and relationships never last. Part of the reason is that most of us aren't in that mature phase yet (mostly boys). As the days go by, we're growing. But, it's completely normal to have a crush on a boy. :) :thumbsup
reply about 4 hours
SmartSunnyShadow
Sorry for the late reply, but I'd love to help. If they don't want to talk to you, or don't like your jokes, don't talk to them. They probably don't like you, so you shouldn't try to make it better. You should hang out with your other friends. They'll make you feel better about yourself. If you don't have any friends in your class...that's the problem.  That's exactly what happened to me last year. But I started hanging out with the guys more, and they were really nice and had a lot in common with me. Maybe the guys will be nice to you and accept you. I hope I helped you. :)   
reply about 11 hours
SmartSunnyShadow
Aw, that's sad. I know this is a late review, but I would love to help you make new friends. There are kids that do nasty things at every single school, trust me, you'll never find a perfect school, and if people are reporting this form of bullying, teachers are probably supervising children more, so don't worry about that. :) Now making new friends, ahh, that's very difficult. I can be shy myself, but it honestly depends. What I usually do is observe different groups of people, and see how they interact with each other. If the person seems nice, wait until the time is appropriate and greet them. A friendly "Hi, I'm new, could you maybe show me around, or help me with this, or tell me about this school?" That will start off a conversation. :)  As well, I tend to make jokes, or go to my funny side. I usually make way more friends that way. You could try to make slight jokes, and gradually make them less implied and more clear as you joke around.  If there are any other new kids, or shy kids, definitely talk to them. If there are any kids that look lonely, or sad, maybe take some time to approach them. If they look like the want to be left alone, leave them alone. If you're not sure, it's best if you see someone else interact with them first.  If you're bisexual, that doesn't really matter, and don't bring that fact up in a conversation. That's kind of personal, and when you get a little closer, you can say that. It's not really important, and necessary for people to know that. And it's personal too. So don't bring that up unless you really want to.  I hope i helped you! Sorry for the late advice. >_< 
reply about 11 hours
SmartSunnyShadow
Several people are having the same problem as you. Whether they're the same gender or not, many people crush on some of their closest friends. So don't feel alone, remember that. I know this is some late advice, but I hope so far things are going good. Many people are feeling the urge of confessing like you. Yes, I think you should confess to her clearly, but when the time is right. She may not like you, but if you really really like her, you should absolutely confess to her. But be aware that confessing to one of your friends can ruin your friendship. You have to be cautious, confess when the time is right. 5 months may be long for you, but honestly, that's a short-term crush. Don't rush your confession, and don't give up unless you think you should. Getting over someone can be incredibly hard too, but you're either going to get over her, or confess to her. When the time is right, confess. When the time never seems to come, I'm sorry, but unfortunately, I think it's best if you get over her, because you have to be 100% sure before you confess to someone. You're risking your friendship to, so think if it's really worth it.  I hope I helped you. :) 
reply about 11 hours