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Case Notes #13 – 4: Business Cards

Posted in Fiction, Vampirony with tags , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2009 by vampirony

Initial meeting with new vampire, Skovajsa, set up.  Man, these digs in Bellevue aren’t bad, despite the view of lots of cranes.  Although slight oversight, not making accomdations in Downtown Seattle since he wants to meet there.  Sure the mix up happened for some reason.  http://bellevue.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp

Got another referral, seemingly from someone who snagged one of the new business cards from the production floor.  This one is fascinating: a vampire thats dreaming.  First time in all my lifetimes I’ve ever heard of that.  Another strange twist…it was his lady friend that contacted me.  She didn’t want to tell me any more details than that.  Seemed keen to meet ASAP.  Well, when in Rome.  Set up a coffee talk for that, just in case the night meeting with Skovajsa runs late.  Meeting in the daylight for a consult.  Yeah first time for everything.  Will get my Belgian contact to run a background check on her.  I’m keen to call him Hercule.  🙂  Bruno won’t mind, considering his forte is background checks looking through decades old birth registers and the like.

Checked the Seattle papers, seems recently some vamp signs, but only within the last few months.  Seems to be a new vamp influence in the area.  Maybe one of these two is responsible for it.  Once I size them up and categorize them, should answer a lot.  Never handled two vampire consultations before but I remind myself…things happen in due time.

I do like the new business cards.  The logo is elegant…need to update my FB page with it.  That and Lyle’s last consultant.  Getting some more interest through the sites and blogs.  This new technology.  Don’t understand half of it.  Need to find an assistant, someone who gets this techie stuff.  I’m about history, not technology.

Phone: Task List

Posted in Fiction, Vampirony with tags , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2009 by vampirony

Task List

  • Pick up new Business Cards
  • Check listings for new office
  • Put ad out for office assistant

Shopping List for Vamp Test Kit

  • Lemons
  • Straight pins
  • Pickles (big jar)
  • Bag of Sunflower seeds
  • Velcro strips

DON’T Forget!!  Jasmine’s bday.

INBOX: Re: The Gift

Posted in Fiction, Vampirony with tags , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2009 by vampirony

From:  Lauren Lyles (lysistrata@webvampyr)
Date:   Mon, 15 Jun 2009
To:      vampironyis@live.com
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So excited to share, Psych!  After a few futile attempts, I finally got up the cajones to unwrap your gift and sure enough, I could see myself!  I have to report, tho, that it took me awhile to decide it was me.  Reminds me of how Muffin reacts to looking at her self in those things.  She barks, most times.  Yeah, i did it, I fanged out.  😦

But here’s the wack thing: it wasn’t me.  I mean, a few rounds of pantomine with it proved it was but…I look nothing like myself that I remember.  I still have a photograph somewhere of my mortal self…I’ll have to send when i find it.

I didn’t last long; i’m working up to staring a minute so I can see what’s different.  gotta find that pic.

thanks so much!  am thinking, once I build up some tolerance, i can practice my lines in front of it, work on making my lips move more..er..naturally…:)

yours,

lyle

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Date: Thurs, 4 Jun 2009
From: vampironyis@live.com
Subject: The gift
To: lysistrata@webvampyr

Congrats, Lyle!  You’ve done so well that I left you a little gift.  No pressure here, just go at your own pace.  It’s a mirror.  No silver so that you won’t worry over that.  It’s small so you could put it in that trendy oversized bag of yours. 🙂

I’ve truly enjoyed working with you and consider my electronic door always open.  You have all my contact info.

Also, thanks for the referral.  I know this was a friend of a friend of a lover of a bla bla bla….but it still helps keep me going.  You know I can’t share deets but Seattle looks fun!  Will let you know how it is.

My best,

Sophie

Case Notes #13 – 4: Seattle

Posted in Fiction, Vampirony with tags , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2009 by vampirony

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New case, first in Pacific Northwest.  Anything to get me out of LA.  Nothing’s worse than a vampire worried about gaining 10 lbs on screen.  Well, except one worried about her complexion.  There’s just no easy way to work through bad self image with a vampire.  Umm, look in the mirror??  4 tough months later, I think the new star on a not-to-be named Fox dramedy will easily be able to be the 25 yr old playing the 16 yr old for a long long time…YAY, syndication!!

Admit with the move, I felt both excitement and a certain amount of unease and when I saw all those tall majestic trees as we came through the clouds and circled the Space Needle, I could pour most of that excitement into a box of “here’s something new.”  But not all of it.  need to understand that.  The unease?  Completely clueless on that.

Skovajsa…what kind of name is that?  I suspect he’ll introduce himself with a flourish of his arm and declare himself a One Named Diety, like Cher or Madonna.  Vampires…what drama queens!  If I have to hear “I am Vampire” as if it explains every weird quark and bad behavoir, I may prescribe myself some anti-psychotics….if I could prescribe meds.  boy, that’d be useful.  Not for vamps…but for cohorts and companions.  Those are the ones to look out for.  They’re wound tighter than their immortal masters.

This guy was so vague and generic on the phone…I might as well be on an eHarmony date.  Hi, I’m Skovajsa.  I am Vampire.  I drink blood and am allergic to garlic.  I’m more of a night person and dig hanging out outside clubs to hit on unsuspecting drunk chicks.  I don’t smoke and prefer non-religious types (unless I’m wanting to stick it to the Man).  No dogs or cats.  I’m looking for a mate who has a certain moral flexibility and believes in forever.

Yeah, that sounds like the kind of guy I’d go for.  *sigh*  Please, just not another vamp who would stare at himself all day if he could.  Or night, as it were.  Couldn’t this time, I just found one who’s a bit more…alive?