(The following was originally posted on
Minded: A Message Board for Blood Drinkers on Tuesday, 8 February, 2000.)
As always the question of hunters returns. I have had a little experience
with hunters...ranging from a rather messy and violent incident to polite
and civil email. I am actually still speaking with two hunters via
email. They know who they are. Don't get paranoid people...they
do not often lurk in the vampire msg boards.
There are two kinds of hunters. The real thing, and those raving lunatics
who have watched far too much Buffy, Blade, yadda yadda yadda.
Unfortunately, we live in a world where free speech and freedom of
choice is perverted by the nutters. The real deal -- hunters -- are
thorough and well-educated regarding vampires. Quite often, they will
speak with vampires and respond to pleas for help with rogue hunters. The
three I have spoken with track down [allegedly] immortal vampires. None
have ever killed any, but they have alerted authorities to killer vampires.
Lets face it...it needs to happen that way. We cannot afford
to have killers running around. They tend not to slay killer
vampires...just report them.
On the other hand, we have the lunatics. They think that all vampires
are demons, evil, satanic, blah blah blah. We all know that is a pile
of rubbish. They tend to try to stake or behead...no questions asked.
They are class "A" psychos and need to be dealt with accordingly. DO
NOT seriously maim or harm...unless you are in danger. Use the police...get
a court order for stalking or harrassment. There is very little they
can do from a jail cell. These nutters must be taken very seriously.
As to protection. Try to tell as few people as possible. Some
will cope with the news well...others not so well. Use discretion and
trust your instincts. Try not to wear your badge....you know the one
that came with the handbook...
"I am a vampire...don't bug me." JOKING
Unfortunately the hunters do not wear labels. This is not all that
fair. Hmmm...we need to pass legislation decreeing that all hunters
are to wear neon orange so vampires can identify them. I like the idea.
Well, that is the end of my "knowledge" regarding hunters. I am sure
many will reply to this either in agreement or by jumping up and down. If
any hunters out there read this, please feel free to correct me...I am a
vampire, not a hunter so I don't have the hunter handbook. Just the
Take care...be safe.
*Awaiting the possible replies with glee*