Hello again! Sorry this week's post was a little late, but I just can’t resist the sunshine sometimes. One of my favorite benefits of drinking plants instead of humans; the ability to go back out in the sunshine. I may have even gotten a small tan, if that’s possible.
Well, I doubt it. It was barely a week, and a lot of it was spent dodging human officials and ducking through doorways. Contrary to how it seems, becoming a vegan vampire didn’t make me magical. Just more sunlight-friendly than before.
The sun wasn’t the only reason I took off; whats-her-face started coming back around. I don’t know if any of you caught our exchange in the comments of that last post, but I’ve deleted them for future reference. No reason for that kind of negativity in my life. I left the coven for a reason, and I have no intentions of going back. No matter what kind of threats she makes.
Anyway. Enough of my resurfaced past. On to the topic at hand: Living with Humans. The hows, whys, dos, and don’ts.
I suppose those should be in a different order, really. Starting with the Why.
Why should you live with humans? Well, you already are; despite our numbers, I believe humans are still greater in number than we are. While it’s true we’re more powerful and could easily subdue them, if you haven’t been to read or see or listen to any of their stories, humans are incredibly resilient when it comes to domination. Eventually it’ll die off, and they'll be more scared and mad at us than they already are.
Plus, in the end, no matter the arguments, it’ll be better in the end to live peaceably with them; if they’re your food source, it’s a matter of resource management. If you’ve made the switch and they’re not your food source, it’s still a matter of resource management but not in the same way; humans can provide a lot of immaterial resources, things like support, love, companionship, loyalty. Those things they will dish out in spades if you play yourself right, and they’ll come to your aid should a hunter come along. They may even wind up accepting you if/when they learn the truth about you.
As to the how: just search the blog. Several of the posts I’ve written (especially the last one) work no matter how much (or how little) your heart beats. Essentially you just need to figure out how to be kind to them and then follow-through with what you've learned.
As for the do's and don't's: it's pretty simple. Don't intentionally intimidate them. This includes things like sneaking up behind them, hissing, baring fangs when you have no intention of feeding, floating at them, climbing up walls, and/or turning into bats. Humans generally don't like that (although there are some that seem to be drawn in instead of repulsed by this behavior, so judge accordingly). Ultimately, part of living (peacefully) with humans is not intentionally using your abilities to scare them if you're not planning to eat them then and there. I feel like the ‘dos’ should be self-explanatory; just be kind. Remember that you used to be a human once too. You used to be scared of the dark just like they are. It helps no one for you to run around and scare them, but it also isn’t too helpful if you’re snarky and uptight. Just because you *can* snap them in two doesn’t mean you *should*...or even pretend you can. Some will take that as a direct challenge, and then where will you be?
At any rate, I’m not trying to be preachy. Just be kind, don’t intentionally scare them, and remember that a good portion of this -- if you’re still using them as food -- is resource management. Manage them well and you’ll live a full afterlife.
Anyway. Stay Green my nonliving friends,
Trevor the Vegan Vampire
Turned to the vegan lifestyle near the end of 2013, never looked back. Working to spread the love. Big believer that shame does no one good and peace is the way to a happy after-life.