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2003-03-29 04:51:52 PM  
the link is undead.
2003-03-29 04:53:33 PM  
nice one, Dattaway
2003-03-29 04:55:27 PM  
Midnight.--I have had a long talk with the Count. I asked him a few questions on Transylvania history, and he warmed up to the subject wonderfully. In his speaking of things and people, and especially of battles, he spoke as if he had been present at them all. This he afterwards explained by saying that to a Boyar the pride of his house and name is his own pride, that their glory is his glory, that their fate is his fate. Whenever he spoke of his house he always said "we", and spoke almost in the plural, like a king speaking. I wish I could put down all he said exactly as he said it, for to me it was most fascinating. It seemed to have in it a whole history of the country. He grew excited as he spoke, and walked about the room pulling his great white moustache and grasping anything on which he laid his hands as though he would crush it by main strength. One thing he said which I shall put down as nearly as I can, for it tells in its way the story of his race.

"We Szekelys have a right to be proud, for in our veins flows the blood of many brave races who fought as the lion fights, for lordship. Here, in the whirlpool of European races, the Ugric tribe bore down from Iceland the fighting spirit which Thor and Wodin game them, which their Berserkers displayed to such fell intent on the seaboards of Europe, aye, and of Asia and Africa too, till the peoples thought that the werewolves themselves had come. Here, too, when they came, they found the Huns, whose warlike fury had swept the earth like a living flame, till the dying peoples held that in their veins ran the blood of those old witches, who, expelled from Scythia had mated with the devils in the desert. Fools, fools! What devil or what witch was ever so great as Attila, whose blood is in these veins?" He held up his arms. "Is it a wonder that we were a conquering race, that we were proud, that when the Magyar, the Lombard, the Avar, the Bulgar, or the Turk poured his thousands on our frontiers, we drove them back? Is it strange that when Arpad and his legions swept through the Hungarian fatherland he found us here when he reached the frontier, that the Honfoglalas was completed there?And when the Hungarian flood swept eastward, the Szekelys were claimed as kindred by the victorious Magyars, and to us for centuries was trusted the guarding of the frontier of Turkeyland. Aye, and more than that, endless duty of the frontier guard, for as the Turks say, `water sleeps, and the enemy is sleepless.' Who more gladly than we throughout the Four Nations received the `bloody sword,' or at its warlike call flocked quicker to the standard of the King? When was redeemed that great shame of my nation, the shame of Cassova, when the flags of the Wallach and the Magyar went down beneath the Crescent?Who was it but one of my own race who as Voivode crossed the Danube and beat the Turk on his own ground? This was a Dracula indeed! Woe was it that his own unworthy brother, when he had fallen, sold his people to the Turk and brought the shame of slavery on them! Was it not this Dracula, indeed, who inspired that other of his race who in a later age again and again brought his forces over the great river into Turkeyland, who, when he was beaten back, came again, and again, though he had to come alone from the bloody field where his troops were being slaughtered, since he knew that he alone could ultimately triumph! They said that he thought only of himself. Bah! What good are peasants without a leader? Where ends the war without a brain and heart to conduct it? Again, when, after the battle of Mohacs, we threw off the Hungarian yoke, we of the Dracula blood were amongst their leaders, for our spirit would not brook that we were not free. Ah, young sir, the Szekelys, and the Dracula as their heart's blood, their brains, and their swords, can boast a record that mushroom growths like the Hapsburgs and the Romanoffs can never reach. The warlike days are over. Blood is too precious a thing in these days of dishonourable peace, and the glories of the great races are as a tale that is told."
2003-03-29 04:55:57 PM  
Imagine this


2003-03-29 04:58:28 PM  
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I'm there.
2003-03-29 04:58:31 PM  
I went to Transylvania University. Really. Seriously.
2003-03-29 04:58:45 PM  
03-29-03 04:51:52 PM Dattaway
the link is undead.

Hehe, that almost made me laugh more than ChewbaccaJones' "One!! One link doesn't work!! AH! Ha! Ah!"
2003-03-29 04:59:52 PM  
Your search - tampire - did not match any documents.

thank god.
2003-03-29 05:00:42 PM  
How could I forget this?
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2003-03-29 05:06:54 PM  
Oh great. A bunch of pretentious gits wearing black-on-black and pretending to be "vampyres" will descend on some poor town. Like a plague of Trekkies, only less interesting.

/recovering long-ago goth
2003-03-29 05:10:35 PM  
El_Swino, actually it's looks pretty much like a meeting of a bunch of old Romanian guys.

Over 20 international and Romanian scholars will discuss the concept of fear at the medieval town of Sighisoara, birthplace of the Romanian prince Vlad Tepes the Impaler, whose extreme cruelty was the inspiration for the fictional vampire Count Dracula.
2003-03-29 05:14:07 PM  
Bloodrayne is pretty cool.
Sucking your enemies necks to garner vitality is rather satisfying.
2003-03-29 05:14:20 PM  
I think we've got a hit!

Anyone know it? ;)
2003-03-29 05:19:59 PM  
2003-03-29 05:22:02 PM  
Wldncrzy14 Thanks for the update, article's still farked for me. Now I can sleep at night. For some reason, the thought of old guys discussing the nature of fear is much more calming than young guys discussing patchouli and how the world just doesn't understand them...
2003-03-29 05:31:26 PM  
Girlwithablueguitar: Hey hey, it's the Monkees?
2003-03-29 05:32:31 PM  

How did you know?

(But don't get me started or I'll be quoting it for years. Comedic genius.)
2003-03-29 05:46:23 PM  
I used to watch it quite a lot. Doesn't seem to be on tv at all these days, alas. I still get Mork and Mindy reruns, though, so I'm happy.
2003-03-29 05:55:35 PM  
2003-03-29 05:55:37 PM  
The page or file you've requested, "" doesn't seem to exist on this server.

You may have followed an incorrect link, typed the address incorrectly, or the page may have moved.

If you can't see anything mis-spelled or otherwise incorrect about the URL, please cut and paste it from here:

I did that, and I still got the above errormessage. WTF
2003-03-29 06:29:26 PM  
gotta read the rest of the notice. it then goes on to say, "and paste it in an email to...." and gives an email addy to send it to.

The WORKING URL is this:
2003-03-29 06:34:04 PM  
Of course. It's always those darned Malkavians.

Yes, Cocofang is a real vampire trying to get at all the earth wormbabies.

The cool thing about Bloodrayne was that is was all sexylike when she drank blood. She was humping the zombie things and stuff. It was uber-hot.
2003-03-29 07:14:41 PM  
Kentucky lost hahahahaha! who sucks now?
2003-03-29 07:31:38 PM  
poor bela...
2003-03-29 07:33:42 PM  
Here's the Article:

Dracula congress to sink its teeth into religious fear

Despite the war in Iraq, the Transylvanian Society of Dracula says it will hold its World Dracula Congress in May in Romania's Carpathian Mountains.

Over 20 international and Romanian scholars will discuss the concept of fear at the medieval town of Sighisoara, birthplace of the Romanian prince Vlad Tepes the Impaler, whose extreme cruelty was the inspiration for the fictional vampire Count Dracula.

"The Count fears no war. We are holding the congress and we are expecting many distinguished scholars from around the world to attend," said society president Nicolae Paduraru.

Academics from as far as Japan and the United States will speak on such issues as "Religious Fear", "Early vampire stories in England" and "Fear of the Supernatural" from May 15 to 18.

The medieval prince nicknamed Dracula and famous for impaling his Turkish enemies has little to do with the bloodthirsty 19th century vampire of Bram Stoker's gothic novel but the story is located in Romania's northern Transylvania region.

The society, which gives tourists historical tours of the Balkan country, will offer all congress participants "After-life Insurance" - certificates for guidance through purgatory.

"The survivors of the congress may also attend some Dracula initiation tours," Mr Paduraru said.
2003-03-29 08:32:07 PM  
Just call me BLA, bla.
2003-03-29 08:52:02 PM  
I believe you, Digger. Although I guess I believe you because I am at Transy right now. Muwahahaha. In Poole to be exact.
2003-03-29 09:13:16 PM  
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I own it.
2003-03-29 09:46:44 PM  
"Frau Blukker!!" *High shrieked horse whinny inserted here*
2003-03-29 11:45:21 PM  
OMG, Wldncrzy14, I'm reading that
2003-03-30 03:16:23 AM  
Maybe the unfinished line is related is a vague reference to this?

Probably not.
2003-03-30 06:55:41 PM  
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Good series, good series.
2003-03-30 06:57:03 PM  
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Count Floyd rocks.
2003-03-30 06:57:39 PM  
I'll just stfu.
2003-03-30 06:58:59 PM  
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There. Count Floyd.
2003-03-30 08:52:51 PM  
Funny I read from about once or twice a week, a website that has been touted as the ultimate gathering place and depository of "real vampyre" knowledge and they didn't even know about this. Leads me to believe that all the 14yr old kids on are really just 14 year old kids who need more paternal guidance in their lives. I recommend that all of you go to and have your self a full-bellied laugh at the collection of bat-shiat that stink up the joint.
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