Monday, April 27, 2020

Covid and Me

Covid and Me

Author: Masticina Akicta
Date: 27 April 2020

When Covid Strikes at home


Though I am not sure if this is Covid it certainly seems to be like a case. Before you ask, testing is still limited to certain groups, people that either work in high danger zones, or have complications. So getting tested isn’t really into sight for most of us. But I go by the symptoms and though I still can get out of bed, do the basic things in life. Just with a less air and energy. And a cough that feels suck in my, and lungs that feel weaker.
It being about 5 days ago when I got a little cough. I didn’t trust it so I kept an eye on it. And made sure nobody would come into the house, just to be sure. And this couch in a day or three grow out to one that was stuck. And in the weekend it began to affect my breathing.
So to be sure I called it and got into a self-imposed quarantine and have enough people keeping an eye on me.

Symptoms


Some of you might call me lucky, these symptoms are light with me but they are there. Shorter of breath, that cough stuck I the throat. Less energy and always a whisper of a headache. I have been tracking my temperature for days it has only gone up a tiny bit, nothing to really get worried about. It is there, I feel it, but it is weak and I keep track of how bad or good I feel every day. It goes up and down as it seems my body is fighting it.

Support Network


I don’t stand alone though, there are others who keep an eye on me. Sure they can’t visit me but they do call almost every day and they offer support, for instance bringing some food for a few days now I really am stuck at home. Situation being I don’t keep food for many weeks in the house, cooler space limited. I already did that as much as I could. But you only can keep so much food in the cooler. And sure cans are possible but then I still would have had to bought those cans a before this all struck.

About healing and sensing


To know is to feel, if one is sick one can feel it, at least some are more sensitive to it. Due to other conditions I have learned to listen to my body very well, like a captain of a ship knows all the creeks of the wood. I have found that I don’t do laying in bed for days well. That is not my thing, and things that try to kick me down will have a very hard time. This surely feels heavier then your flu or cold just flying by. This is new and definitely packs a punch. In the last days I adjusted by spending more time on healing and energy handling and a lot less on other things. Yet, as I am always a positive little bit of sunshine I have been quite busy keeping an eye on others.
I am lucky that no preconditions are there to make things a lot worse. I practiced singing you know, I did grow a pretty decent lung capacity from that. And yes if I try to sing right now it definitely is cut short. Or if I move to quick or try to do to much I definitely get a kick down. I listen to such, slowing down and doing what I can with the energy I have.

Hope and wonder


The thing is that I have hope, yes this is worse then your average flu. But so far I am fighting it and though less capable still am pulling ahead. Also, if these symptoms stay this mild and finally drift away there should be a good recovery. And I wonder when the anti body kits are within actual reach.

Next Step


Daily checkup’s, I can suggest to same to all of you. Make sure others are there to check up on you. And keep an eye on how you are doing. How you are feeling. And most important make sure you know that you are not alone. There are hopefully people who can help you out in your own life.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Covid and the vampire community

Covid and the vampire community

Author: Masticina Akicta
Date: 19 April 2020

Situation at hand


The world is at crisis in the begin of 2020. A pandemic is sweeping the world called COVID19, Corona Virus, Wuhan Virus. And no it isn’t just a common cold. This disease is very different and has a much different set of symptoms. A virus capable to kill in the right conditions.
And the world is has moved into lock-down situations and other partial measures. Governments are working on slowing down the spread and rise of the virus. By now it should be already in every corner of the world. The political fights over if the current governments did a good don’t matter right now in March. What matters is slowing down the spread and doing what needs to be done.
The good news, the last pandemic was around 1917, or the first world war and killed 1/3rd of the people. This time we got scientific insight, cures being worked on and much improved health care. But it only works if not to many need help at the same time.

A community changed


We had some fights lately, some troubles, some really nasty events. But now we all have to work together, even if we can’t do it face2face. Spreading the right information, staying in contact with each other and keeping an eye out on any other useful information.
We have members that work in the health-care, members that are part of the industries that have to keep running. And people who are not stuck at home. A huge change has happened with the new rules for society. And it shows just how much we need to work together to survive. Even if by small things.
Also face2face meetings have become about impossible. Travel is severely limited and social distancing keeps people from meeting up. This leads to certain troubles.
People are pulling closer in times of trouble indeed and the virtual meeting spaces have sparked up in activity. We all just don’t want to feel alone in this time of trouble.

House waiting it out


Houses, the hubs for face2face meetings also have to do what is needed in these troubled days. And that means limiting human contact, meaning that yes some houses have closed down the doors for the time being. No visits, no direct contact, just keeping an eye on their members in other ways. Be it through phone contact, video contact or other ways. There are ways to be active and social in these times. Even if it doesn’t happens face 2 face.

Donors and Feeding


The big issue that rises is getting food. And I don’t mean food you might be able to buy in a super market. But blood or life energy. Finding and keeping blood donors is hard enough in normal times. BUT right now travel is forbidden or limited. And the health of your donor is now also possibly under attack by traveling during Covid. We are in some dire troubles.
Of course there are alternatives to stake the hunger for a while. But lets hope that this situation doesn’t lasts too long.
And psychic vampires need to feed too, and for them the ethics of feeding rises. During these days everybody requires enough energy to fight off diseases. More than ever. And as travel slows down so do the changes to feed. A train station that only have 1/10th of the people will be a much smaller meal then a full train station. Without bars to go to, dance halls, and other places getting energy will be inevitable harder. Where possible psychic vampires should try to lower the energy burn rate by doing less.
Finding food will be hard for many of us. And we might have to dig deep into the alternatives many of us have build up. But not all are as lucky. We don’t know how long this will last so we can’t really plan for it either.
And as we all know, running out of “coffee” will make a lot of us more crabby and unstable. But we need to be smart about this. As good as we can.

How can we help each other


One important thing our community can do is to spread the information. The right information! Information that can save lives. That make sure we make the right choices. And most important that we don’t panic. We need to stay into contact and keep an eye on each other.
And our community is already sharing useful knowledge, how to make your own hand soap with basic materials. How to recognize different diseases, what you need to have in the house and more. Again, don’t panic but be smart and ready where possible.
Yes the vampire community is one of cats, and cat fights are very common within it. But right now we need to help each other out.
So keep in contact, and lets fight this situation. We will survive!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Covid and Ethical Feeding for Psy Vampires and Hybrids

Covid and Ethical Feeding
Author: Masticina Akicta

Date: 29 March 2020

Hard Times

When hard times are upon you, and your choice of food is little you do with what you can get. And psy vampires are not just bound to human energy, though it certainly is the nicest option. It has the right frequency and taste, like a juicy steak. Compared to a vegan meal. [Note: Vegan meals can be delicious, but see feeding from trees/nature as early vega burgers, yuck.]
The difference is that the energy has a different frequency and you’ll feel less full-filled. Like drinking water instead of a nice tall glass of beer. You need to transmute the energy to something fitting life energy and it is the vegan option, so it never is as good!
Yet, in these hard times we are in it might be the best solution.
And I mean it, with all of us stuck at home, what else? Even if your donor lives in the same house, they will just as much need that energy to stay healthy in a dire time like this.
Covid19 really got us all down, be it donor, vampires or anybody else. Everybody will require their energy just to fight off this disease.
To add to it, there is no public travel.  Neither are bars open, discos, gyms, churches and schools. And whatever is open is due to the limitation of foot traffic very low on thrown away/wasted energy. In short, the main resources for psy vampires that try to feed ethical are running very thin. Many of us all now stuck in our own little bubble, and any vampire will get hungry. That never ends.

Ethical Feeding

The thing is that if you right now take energy of people who require is to stay healthy and safe. You are endangering them. And I can’t stop anybody from doing that but if possible try more ethical ways. Even if it means going vegan for a while. And I know as Psy vampire just how much it will suck, pardon that expression. Because I rather wouldn’t either. My preferred choice stays human frequency energy in thick layers found in public places. That is in my eyes already a pretty ethical way going at it without requiring a willing donor. But than this happens and those places hardly have enough energy to run the non-energizer bunny. And the need to feed remains, so what are you going to do?

Going Vegan

No matter its weak taste and feel the earth energy carries a lot of life energy. Just in another frequency without the punch that human life energy seems to have. There is still energy around us we can feed on, if not slower and needing a bit of work. I know that many of us are used to the rich steak like frequency and consistency of human life energy. So rich, so delightful, so tasty. But sometimes you have to do with less.

Earths Gift

Earths energy is slow, very slow, so slow that is easily can be used as grounding to get rid of energy. So how do you draw higher frequency life energy out of it to feed from? You have to treat the energy. You could go outside, if allowed, and sit in a park, again if allowed, for a few hours. Slowly drawing in the energy and taking little nibbles. Earths energy is clean in most situations so little filtering is required. But with its low frequency it can take quite a while.
When trained a good public area feeding in the good times and locations can be done in mere minutes. And give you that lovely rush. Feeding from earth will be a lot slower, and you’ll miss the taste.
Transmutation is your option, drawing the energy close to you and raising [at the cost of some energy] the frequency to something more palatable. Much like you can turn grape juice into wine. A bit of treatment and it gets a lot more fun. It still will be a slow process though, yet it should keep that hunger from rising up to quickly. It can take many weeks maybe months before our feeding grounds are normal again. The safe second option might be what is left to us. We can survive on it, not sure if we can thrive on it though.

Turning Economic Mode On

This is just a theory, but after many years of improving energy flows and methodology. Pushing how long one can last with energy I do have the idea that there are ways to extend how long one can last with a limited amount of energy.
Like a car can get an economical tune to give it more Miles Per Gallon.
Now, this is not possible for everybody, first of all years of working on energy improvements and adjustments is not something one can be taught within just a few weeks.
Second it depend on the situation, if you are stuck with kids, work issues, have to take care of people and so on it is obvious you’ll require more energy to burn. But I am certain that many energy vampires already can handle energy better compared to when they were just awoken.
Finding out if there is any leakage, what costs a lot of energy and how you can make the needed changes/adjustments can buy you time. Again, life can be tough and you can’t have many options.

Final Notes

I wish I still could go to public areas and feed. But with how little there is left there hardly is reason to even start. Not to mention, social distancing, and the chance to get Covid whenever you go out. It isn’t worth it.
I don’t have all answers but I have hope. That with some adjustments we will make it through. Just as we make it through the uncertain times, being stuck at home and mentally staying sane.
I just hope that this article can bring you ideas and insight.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Who are you within the vampire community

Who are you within the community

Author: Masticina Akicta
Date: 23 February 2020

Different Roles within the community


People are different, they are good and bad in different things and hence float to different things within our community. Nobody is good at everything and not everyone even decided it was there role but ended up with it. You’ll meet a lot of different types of people within the community, from those that are very active to those that show up to offer their insight only on certain matters. 
We are a clan a cats, we don’t always agree. Actually we don’t agree a lot. But we all have our strengths and weaknesses.

The Leader


The leader, either by desire or just pushed into the seat is a person people look up to. Being active within the community and in connection with others. Their job is to keep the community from falling apart. And within a clan of cats, that is quite a job. They obviously need to have the charisma and the ideas that pull others in. Not everybody is born to be a leader. But may will join in a cause once a leader has shown up. 

The Media Supporters


The media supporters are the vampires well known by the media. They are not always leaders themselves and their viewpoints might not always be liked. But the Media knows when and where to find them if needed. And yes more and more vampires are showing up in the Media. And no not all wear fangs, white make-up and red lenses. Some are very like anybody else in how they present themselves. There have been a few pieces that are very mundane to read. Not offering maybe the juicyness the Media at times desires.


Writers


Our community wouldn’t have gotten far without the influence writers had, good or bad. Not only did the fictional vampire books draw attention to our communities but much more important the writers that wrote guides for psychic vampires and sang’s. A few books are even written from outside but with respect to our community and members. And of course some less respectful.
These non fictional books offer great guides for young vampires to deal with the first hurdles and many are great to show the outside world about our lives and communities. 

Teachers


The teachers job is to make sure the students safely understand the basics and improve how they do things. Helping their chances to make life for themselves and others a lot better. There are certain basics that with the right training a young vampire learns much quicker and much safer. 
For instance how to safely get blood from a donor and how to store it safely. How to deal with psychic vampirism, sensitivities to sunlight and that gnawing hunger inside. And the oddities many of us end up with. 
And of course donor aftercare. All these things need to be taught. 

Student


A student has found the community, the books and hopefully a group willing to teach them. And hopefully can learn the teachings of safety, ethics and respect. All of us have been here and it is our job to aid those who are here are the moment.
Depending on the type of vampire a student will need different information and support.  

Researchers


The researchers can both be outsiders and insiders. From the outside they tend to be psychology or sociology students/professors that want insight in our world. And within the measure of safety and respect are given.
From the inside there are projects that help our members on the long term. From statistical research showing just how normal we are as a group and what needs might follow. From research and questionairies to what the community should offer its members. Down to research in how to keep blood fresher long for sanguinary vampires.
In short a lot of hard work is done to make sure our community improves and gets a lot smarter. 

Visitor


The humble or not so humble visitor. Not a vampire nor an outsider probing into our community for research reasons or Media Support.
But a visitor, that finds vampires really interesting and wants to learn more. Many come in, ask a few questions, and walk out. There are always visitors in the public groups. Always! Some are trolls and others become strong allies or at least have respect for the time and energy we spend offering insight.

Mental Support Providers


Though true mental support should be done by local organizations. A lot of vampires who have need to talk about things find the public community rather harsh. For them more semi private groups exist that offer a listening non-judging ear. Lead by those who have insight in mental issues.
I repeat, true mental support should come locally by professionals. But these Mental Support Providers are there to offer members of our society a step in between of being part of the Greater Vampire Community in a safer surrounding. And a step to getting professional help outside out community when and where needed. The mental support people have a deeper understanding of the issues, many times not directly connected to vampirism, that need specific ways to deal with. 

Technical Support


Where would we be without our websites, forums, discord servers and more. A lot less organized. Many of the groups employ someone not directly connected to the vampire community. You got a technical problem, ask ahead. Don’t come to them to complain about inter-vampire politics.
They earn a place here since they are the unsung heroes of keeping the technical side of our communities afloat.
So be nice to your webmaster, discord admin or the ones running the groups. Many times it can be a troubling job trying to fix whatever is broken again. And many of the leaders do not have the skills required for such. 

Multiple Roles


Many of us are more then one thing. So obviously we take multiple roles. Some of are both Researchers and Teachers, or Writers and Teachers. Or do Media Support and write. Many are overlapping. We grow and change, and find ourselves in different seats. The thing is, all of us have things to offer to the community. 

Co-operation


Co-operation is the key to success. Since none of us is everything on the list we need each other for our own specialties. And hence we need to work together. 
When multiple people gather together, it is inevitable that we pick the roles that fit us the best if we are allowed. Like anywhere else it is a lot of tiny gears spinning that make things work. And there is nothing wrong with knowing just what gear you are and just how you offer support to the community and its people.