By Amanda Stone
When you think of vampires, what comes to mind? True Blood? Human Blood? Magic beings that happen to know spells? Well the truth is, Vampires are a lot like us! They do activities and they don’t just eat blood. I had the great opportunity to interview Daley Catherine, a well known vampire in the United States. Daley has been a vampire since age 15 and she said she was born as a natural vampire but was “awakened at 15.”
Question 1: Would you consider yourself a natural born vampire? A cosplayer or what would you describe it as?
Daley: I was born a vampire and awakened 15 years ago.
Question 2: What or who got you into the world of vampirism?
Daley: Since being a vampire is not a choice, nothing really got me into it. I was awakened at age 15.
Question 3: Do real life vampires drink blood? And how much do they consume?
Daley: About 50% of vampires feed from blood. Usually only a tablespoon … every 2 weeks to a month.
Question 4: Were you ever into vampire TV shows and movies? (ex: Twlight, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries)
Daley: I awakened 15 years ago, so I enjoyed Anne Rice around that time. I do enjoy True Blood as well. Twilight is hated by pretty much every real vampire.
Question 5: Some people consider a vampire group like a cult, what would you describe it as?
Daley: Most vampire communities operate as a democratic town hall of sorts of vampires. Cults should be avoided at all costs.
Question 6: If you were to give advice to anyone who wanted to get into the world of vampirism, what advice would you give?
Daley: Enjoying a vampire lifestyle is fine, but there is a big difference between living the lifestyle and actually being a real vampire. Anyone interested in learning more I would recommend “Vampires in Their Own Words” by Michelle Belanger.