I don’t care how mad it makes the leprechauns, I’m calling it the 4 Million Survivor Moon and it rises tomorrow night – or tonight depending which part of the world you live in. I’ll be celebrating here on SOS by recalling and linking some of the great unsung survivors here on the site, many who came in the earliest days before we had a Survivor of the Month. Speaking of which, there may be a new Survivor of the Month – providing of course that Lilith survives to pass on the curse – which I think at this point is very likely. I hope you’ll join me.
While you’re here, why not enter the 4 Million Survivor Moon Contest. I’m giving out many small but heartfelt thank-you prize gift cards and promo codes every week for the next four weeks. It’s easy and always free to enter and prizes aside, all those little things you do to earn “tickets” add up to help SOS keep on keeping on.
Also my werewolf friends at YourLupineLife have decided to run a writing-reporting contest at the same time and invited me to help them with that. As you may already know, survivors can earn tickets for the SOS draw just by entering their contest too. So if you have a werewolf report or article or true story to tell, why not send it to them here.
4 Million Survivor Memories 4 the 4 Million Moon
(okay maybe not exactly 4 million)
Once there were vampires everywhere…
–>> Back in the early days of SOS there were a lot more vampires, most of them new ones, possibly because of the VAMPIRE A.A. Although I have no proof she was creating them, after A. A. started writing about vampire-werewolf relationships, many more felt free to discuss their problems too. This led to a lot of good advice for werewolves about evading their packs and speculation that vampires all secretly craved werewolf blood. Still a mystery to this day.
–>>Obviously this meant a great need for the so-called Daywalker rings. Needless to say, I was on the case, trying to connect with the Wychwood Witches or Wyches as they prefer to be called but primarily, I remember how they would advertise their faires and I would travel all the way to the Wychwood at the appointed hour, which wasn’t even an hour it was like midnight to 00:13 – ha ha funny witches – anyway so three times I arrived at midnight – that’s thrice for those of you who speak witch – ready to stock on up on the Daywalker rings for the new vampires on SOS, only to catch the Wyches packing up and disappearing.
–>> I remember another vampire, CINDER had a theory about that. She inherited her Daywalker ring – which she actually wore as a necklace when she wasn’t using it as a ring – from her long dead grandma and the charms on it appeared to contain something of the souls of loved ones who had passed. More about Cinder later.
–>>Anyway after the third try I gave up on the Wyches of Wychwood but lucky for all of us, MR.JAFFA and others stepped in with spells to create the rings. Unfortunately the spells do require a lot of materials and there’s still an ongoing shortage around here. AMANDA for instance is still looking here.
Could a vampire control a werewolf?
–>> CINDER started this one. A vampire who thought blood tasted like chocolate and wanted to know how to unplug her brother CJ the puzzle-obsessed cyborg. Cinder helped a lot of survivors here on the site in the pre-SoTM days. She was one of the vampires who first proposed a controversial theory that a vampire could control a werewolf. A suggestion that did not go over well with Alex in those days and he wasn’t the only one. It’s a question that has puzzled me ever since.
–>>BloodSmellsGood lined up on side with Cinder. A vampire whose friends were all werewolves, claimed she had the ability to enslave them. She didn’t mean to do it – or so she said – in fact she said she tried to stop herself from doing it but I still remind survivors to never look a vampire in the eye.