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Concerning the Methods of Seduction

You must forgive me, but I chose to make a separate post out of this. Due entirely to the lengthiness of my reply, which I did not anticipate.

So, and you always make the first step, well that is my kind of man. Then lets see if you could impress me. Let’s assume a absolute normal situation. You would see me on street. What would you do to get my attention, and how would you manage that I don´t lose interest? Of course its difficult for you because you don´t know me well. Armand, Lestat or Santino would have better chances to seduce me, but lets give it a try.
But a little help. Everything that has to do with food is boring. And I do not like compliments about my appearance. I wouldn´t believe you. Besides, it is not imaginative.
I have a weakness for eyes, the right looks makes me shiver, and that is a good thing.

Food is boring to me, as well, since I cannot indulge in it. Besides, my experience is limited and I doubt anyone would want to listen to me express variations of how to season a dormouse. Just the same, I do not like superficial comments. When people compliment me on my appearance, I find it tedious because what an obvious thing to say! I never believe superficial compliments people give me when they barely know me. So just the same, I do not engage in such compliments myself. And so you know, when I tell you that you are beautiful or that your eyes are so very pretty, I am being sincere.

I would try to approach you in as least threatening manner as possible. Somewhere bright, somewhere full of people and life, somewhere where you wouldn’t be suspicious of a very tall man approaching you at night. I feel that to start a relationship off with distrust and suspicion is a very bad thing, and hinders the possibility of really communicating. So you must not see me as odd, strange, or a threat to your safety. At least not yet.

It is very hard to start a conversation with someone, especially because the usual conversation starters I find unnatural to me. So it is very important that we develop a bit of interest before the conversation starts, that way we can easily avoid any awkwardness of first approach because we already know that it is a move that is both welcomed and desired. So I would find you somewhere full of activity, and I would be close but not too close. Close enough that you would notice me as I would have already noticed you, of course, and now wished for your attention and interest.

I would first try to catch your eye because the eyes are so beautifully expressive, and can say so much in the absence of speech. No need for tricks here; friendships should never begin that way, should they?

But it is not enough to just be seen and looked at once or twice. You must show an interest in me more than the casual glance, and I would readily show you that I am already interested. As you can tell, I am hardly the shy or insecure type, though I am not so arrogant as to believe that you would be interested in me easily. No, it is something I know I must work at, and earn. And let me assure you that I do nothing “creepy” like “check you out.” No, that is an awful way to project and easily engendered distrust in a woman.

Unfortunately, when you do not know someone, you must rely in some measure on how you appeal to them on a physical level. This is more than just “attraction” because not all connections come with attraction as its purpose or intent. Instead, it is an interest to know someone, and those are harder relationships to initiate because they must rely a bit at first on the physical. In other words, “does he appear interesting and/or trustworthy?” So I would have to charm you with looks until I knew that the first barrier had been broken and you were ready for my closer company. One can always tell when this time has come from the looks received in return. The eyes have a sublimely beautiful language all their own.

Women always gives signals, whether they are aware of them or not. There is just something about the female gender that makes the ability to express so much greater. Men are terribly direct, but women are mistresses of subtlety, and must be read like a puzzle, or a mystery. That is why the pleasure of unwinding a woman completely is so very rewarding.

When the time comes, when I knew you were receptive of me, I would approach you slowly, and in that way you would know that I was coming. This would give appropriate time for you to either send me a signal that you do not wish my company, or to prepare yourself for it if you should wish a more direct means of connection. I would smile, of course, to further express my harmlessness and friendly intent. Though I do have a habit of staring at someone directly in the eyes, which is either disarming and puts people off, or they welcome the directness as it is a good way to measure a person’s threat level. I have also learned that my height can be intimidating for women, so it is best that I sit down or find some way to lessen the advantage I have. Yes, I know most women love a tall man, but that appreciation tends to come after the woman has discovered the man is no threat to her and will never feel overwhelmed or towered over.

And then I will begin a conversation with you. I will say something you couldn’t possibly know and avoid all comments about physical appearance and casual conversations like “nice weather” or “beautiful night, isn’t it?” No, I will try to catch your interest by immediately beginning a conversation that is of some interest. If you should reply with mutual interest, I will continue and eventually we will begin a conversation in earnest. I will make my intent to know you known by asking you to sit, and perhaps I would buy you something to keep you engaged with me like coffee or hot chocolate, or something irresistibly delicious. No strings attached, but as you sit there drinking, I would continue to speak with you. We would share opinions and knowledge mutually. You would tell me about yourself and I would tell you about the world.

I find that artificial sensuality does not suit me, and so my goal is typically to appeal to someone based on my openness, my intellect, and my sincere desire to know them without expectation. If I am to wear a mask, I would prefer it be something that reflects who I am rather than what I am or what it is that I wish to be. I am naturally a very guarded person, but I am still utterly honest and true to myself. I give myself over in small pieces, each bit coming as a reward when a person allows me to come closer and closer. The better I am received, the more of myself I want to give over.

Predator though I may be, I am not always seeking prey. My manner of approach is also altered by my intent, and what it is I hope to achieve and ultimately get in turn. It is easy to skip preliminaries when my respective partner wishes the same, as well. Association is innocent, and most things come out of it. It is a promise, is it not? Of a lasting friendship, a kinship, or even further deeper intimacy if interest is directed toward it.

I would not approach you with the sole purpose to seduce you as Lestat, Armand, and even the dreadfully banal Santino would. What a waste of an opportunity to know you first. I prefer rather an attraction to personality because I respect you. I would never treat you as an object to seduce, or to stroke my ego with. You are no simple instrument of self-gratification.

Instead, I would wish to meet you on a level of mutual respect, knowledge, and appreciation. Oh yes, I love beauty absolutely, and I love to seduce and be close, but real beauty very often comes in hidden forms, and beauty blossoms as marvelously from the inside as it does from the out. In fact, often more so. And your true beauty could very well be what is inside of you, and to have this reward I must look for it and draw it out of you. This would be the beauty I want, and from that beauty would come an insatiable and fathomless passionate desire to seduce you. You would know then that my ardent want to seduce you is because I want to seduce the entire being that is you, not to satiate myself or inflate my ego– and not to satisfy a temporary desire.

No, I will take my time. Our words and motions will be like a dance, though it must be one that I have artfully choreographed and lead you confidently through. It is presented without manipulation or artificiality. I design it, create it, so that your motions will follow mine with a surety that will come as a comfort to you, and help release any guard you have placed around your mind and heart. I will show you the steps of our dance, of course, and carry you when you need me to, or when you are unsure of where to step and what to hold. It will be elegant and graceful, never a moment when you feel you have been abruptly or harshly handled, but before you know it you will find that you are dizzy and cannot grasp the passage of time. The world around you begins to blur as I move you faster and faster, but with a gentle hold so that you know you are safely held. Before you know it, you begin to anticipate the next step. And wonder so delicately, with such fragile trust, why it is that my words are spoken as surely as my step, but they also feel to be a whisper inside of your head and body that, strangely enough, you feel rather than hear.

Can you imagine a conversation like that?

That is how I would seduce you. I like to crave until it threatens to tear me in two, and to make others feel this way, as well. But so unexpectedly.

37 thoughts on “Concerning the Methods of Seduction

  1. Sat here smiling. Not because that reply has anything to do to me, or what it might do to the person that asked the question. You have been missed, Marius.

  2. I admit this is not a surprise. I don’t know you personally, Marius, but I can imagine your kindness in a situation like that.
    But…I was just wondering if isn’t quite more simple look someone in the eyes and say “You, Come with me, now” using your powerful persuasion. Me, I would fall in your web instantly, for I am easily impressionabile. Sadly I know I wouldn’t be a great challenge.
    Maybe you can consider using your Mind Gift when you got not all the evening to spend in seducing someone 😀

    1. I could use that trick to get what I wanted, and very easily. Though it would be a terribly dishonest way to foster a relationship of any sort, both those that are meant to be temporary and those intended to be long lasting. I prefer the people I seduce to be willing participants, and not dazed puppets. I want them to want me, and for that want to be real. In any case, the chase is part of the fun. Why make pleasure and satisfaction come so quickly when the build up and anticipation is part of the fun?

        1. I do enjoy the thrill of trapping. I am, though I exercise control and moderation, and also kindness, a predator who enjoys being so.

  3. Marius, that you make so much effort just for me…that…touch me…makes me more than speechless…and to make me speechless is not the easiest thing in the world to accomplish. Be assured that your written lines will remain not only in my heart but also printed on fine paper. And be also assured that I will remember these lines even on my deathbed.

    As an honest person, of course I will be terribly honest to you even it could be my doom…and I have the feeling that someday my honesty will be my doom…
    How should I start? I…Marius, the chances of you seducing me are 99% ! They are a few ways one can seduce me, that is definitive one of it. I´m still a bit dizzy and be sure it still tickles.
    It is fascinating how your brain and your spirit works. You are really an absolutely logical creature with a categorical plan. And what plan that is. Elegant, stylish, respectful, hypnotic, fiendishly clever and charming, with a certain distance romance of ethereal nature.
    I must admit, in my mind I see the vampire Marius who check the “successful seduction list”.
    Motto:
    Made eye contact: check.
    Smiles: check.
    Stand in the right position: check.
    And so on. I really love that and It makes me smile. However, as logical as it may be, so emotional it is. Logic is only the starting and the solid scaffold. The logic is your security, your also self-confidence, and that means your conversational partner also feel safe…or insecure. That depends on the situation and the person. ^.^ It is so very interesting to see what passion and sensibility lies behind your logic. I could feel it, almost taste it.

    >I will say something you couldn’t possibly know and avoid all comments about physical appearance and casual conversations like “nice weather” or “beautiful night, isn’t it?” Can you imagine a conversation like that?You must forgive me, but I chose to make a separate post out of this. Due entirely to the lengthiness of my reply, which I did not anticipate. <

    Marius…right now…I would forgive you everything…

    Should I ever be so crazy and insane and pull a rebirth into consideration, I will try to become a beautiful woman or man, find you in this world and ask for your hand! You bet! XDDD (I would like to add that I´m not a marriage fan. That´s simply not my thing but hey, exceptions prove the rule.) Hmm we will just have a problem with this equal thing. Ah that´s a bit tricky. Oh well, I will make my thoughts when the time comes. Maybe in some hundreds years you also become something modern. 😉 Oh, by the way, hot chocolate is the right poison for me.

    Allow me some words in german…
    Ich habe niemals mit so einer langen und grandiosen Antwort gerechnet. Dafür danke ich dir von Herzen. Molte grazie! Und ich möchte es deinem männlichen Ego zugestehen, meinen Blick hätte ich, ab und an, verlegen gesenkt, und vielleicht, ja vielleicht, wäre ich einmal errötet. Aber nur vielleicht.

    One is for sure, only a miracle could save me from you. And I think I hate you for that, I hate you because you really could catch me. And I will deny this confession for all eternity. * blush*

    Forgive me that my english is not perfect (Michelle is not here XD ) and that I can´t say much more at the moment, you catch me off guard and… I´m lost for words.

    1. a add because some lines were deleted.

      > I will say something you couldn’t possibly know and avoid all comments about physical appearance and casual conversations like “nice weather” or “beautiful night, isn’t it?” Can you imagine a conversation like that?<

      I have a very intensive imagination, and my fantasy is sometimes frightening "real". And with the right words It can be breathtaking. You have good Ideas to enchant a woman and you conjured such wonderful words, they fulfilled my whole soul, and my heart beats still hard against my chest.
      One could come to believe your lines are bewitched in order to chain me to you.

      1. I write to enchant the imagination, whether it be breathlessness or knowledge, my words have intended purposes. Otherwise, I would be terribly disappointed in myself. Say what needs saying, and say it the best way possible. Because, if we are to be honest, I know as well as you that you are not charmed by typical male posing. And I am not the typical male by any means, and I take great pride in that. I find masculinity to be a concoction of strength of mind and body, self-restraint, elegance, charm, kindness, confidence, respect, honour, and sensitivity to the needs and wants of those around them, even their comfort. Yes, also well meant cunning. Tell this to a 21 year old man, though. They are barely men, still boys at heart really. It is a road fraught with mistakes and missed chances.

    2. You should know that you are well worth the effort. By men and by the countless others you will meet in your life. Though it is always my pleasure to please you.

      Only ninety-nine per cent? Well that is a number I will accept with honour.

      Everything I do is analysed and then reanalysed. Rarely do I make a move that hasn’t been calculated in advance. I also find attention to fine detail to be vital to overall effect. Though tiny details often go unnoticed individually, they all account for the big picture and contribute to the outcome. I construct the details painstakingly, moulding, anticipating, in some cases even guessing. I am good at knowing what people need, and what to do and say. This isn’t some preternatural talent in and of itself. I was always that way, even as a boy. Though certainly my “talent” such as they are now, those select powers of immortality, make it a great deal easier and more accurate. And yes, always with elegance, grace, and politeness. Those are qualities I seek to display in everything I do in life.

      Ask for my hand? Should I worry about what Santino might have to say about that? I would hate to have to remove the head of someone you like so dearly.

      Hot chocolate is delightful. I wouldn’t know personally, but I smell it and I see the enjoyment others take in drinking it, especially on a cold night.

      Just maybe? I would amend that with a certainly.

      You wouldn’t need a miracle to save you from me, because why would you want or need to be saved?

      1. I write to enchant the imagination, whether it be breathlessness or knowledge, my words have intended purposes. Otherwise, I would be terribly disappointed in myself. Say what needs saying, and say it the best way possible. Because, if we are to be honest, I know as well as you that you are not charmed by typical male posing. And I am not the typical male by any means, and I take great pride in that. I find masculinity to be a concoction of strength of mind and body, self-restraint, elegance, charm, kindness, confidence, respect, honour, and sensitivity to the needs and wants of those around them, even their comfort. Yes, also well meant cunning. Tell this to a 21 year old man, though. They are barely men, still boys at heart really. It is a road fraught with mistakes and missed chances.

        You know me well already, at least my romantic side, my demanding side and some of my weak side. ….Ah and perhaps 1 or 2 other sides as well.

        You can be proud of yourself, you really fascinated me with your words, and be sure, I will write another post on this subject again. I was surprised by your reply. As i said, you caught me off guard.

        * laugh* True 21 year old man are boys and It would surprise me if you would be that age.

        You should know that you are well worth the effort. By men and by the countless others you will meet in your life.

        Hmm do you think so? Thank you.

        Though it is always my pleasure to please you.

        You pleased me very much my friend, very much indeed.

        Only ninety-nine per cent? Well that is a number I will accept with honour.

        You surely can. Not even Armand have 100%

        Everything I do is analysed and then reanalysed. Rarely do I make a move that hasn’t been calculated in advance. I also find attention to fine detail to be vital to overall effect. Though tiny details often go unnoticed individually, they all account for the big picture and contribute to the outcome. I construct the details painstakingly, moulding, anticipating, in some cases even guessing. I am good at knowing what people need, and what to do and say. This isn’t some preternatural talent in and of itself. I was always that way, even as a boy. Though certainly my “talent” such as they are now, those select powers of immortality, make it a great deal easier and more accurate. And yes, always with elegance, grace, and politeness. Those are qualities I seek to display in everything I do in life.

        Ha. Yes I have notice that. That have something. Calculating everything. But I’m very spontaneous, I could kill your plans stone dead. Then you can have a problem, my dear.
        But it is fascinating how you analyze everything. In some things like me, in another completely different.

        Ask for my hand? Should I worry about what Santino might have to say about that? I would hate to have to remove the head of someone you like so dearly.

        If he doesn’t like that I´m enchanted by you, he should make more of an effort to hold on to me. And, just between you and me, do you really think I´m a woman who bows her head and kisses the feet of an evil vampire? Especially a vampire who tries to break me? Ha. So there are no worries about Santino as he cannot complain when I share some time with another vampire who pleases me very much. Please don´t kill my future vamp pet, he belongs to me, and if someone hurt him, it is I who let him bleed.

        Hot chocolate is delightful. I wouldn’t know personally, but I smell it and I see the enjoyment others take in drinking it, especially on a cold night.

        Indeed, but I´m sure in cold nights is warm blood for some of us very delicious as well.

        Just maybe? I would amend that with a certainly.

        Yes Marius, just maybe. I do not think I would give you so much satisfaction on the first evening. Perhaps never, who knows. But of course, never give up hmn? 🙂

        You wouldn’t need a miracle to save you from me, because why would you want or need to be saved?

        …Have you ever read a vampire story? And do you know what happen to mortals who are to close to a vampire? The ending is always the same, dead or undead.

        Of course I want to be saved…I guess. Oh don´t give me that vamp look. Armand do that all the time…

        1. Ha. Yes I have notice that. That have something. Calculating everything. But I’m very spontaneous, I could kill your plans stone dead. Then you can have a problem, my dear.

          Fortunately, I don’t mourn those things that I cannot have, and neither do I pursue them. So having my plans killed is no barrier to friendship.

          If he doesn’t like that I´m enchanted by you, he should make more of an effort to hold on to me. And, just between you and me, do you really think I´m a woman who bows her head and kisses the feet of an evil vampire? Especially a vampire who tries to break me? Ha. So there are no worries about Santino as he cannot complain when I share some time with another vampire who pleases me very much. Please don´t kill my future vamp pet, he belongs to me, and if someone hurt him, it is I who let him bleed

          Tried to break you? How so?

          I make no promises for his safety. His life belongs to me.

          …Have you ever read a vampire story? And do you know what happen to mortals who are to close to a vampire? The ending is always the same, dead or undead

          Though there are many who want to be amongst the “undead.” To live forever. To no longer be afflicted by the ailments and frailties of the body. To have a mind and body like no other. To be young and beautiful forever. It is quite appealing.

  4. It’s quite unusual. A kind predator, happy to be a predator but gentle and caring of his victims at the same time.
    Your nature is so fascinating though it has contradictions.
    I will talk about it in my thesis. If you will give your permission, of course.

    1. Perfect. So you understand that even a predator can be gentle and caring, not savage and barbaric.

      Of course I give you permission. How could I deny it?

      1. That’s cool! So in the chapter about predatory tendencies of the modern vampire I can really put the subtitle “for kind permission of Marius De Romanus”? I feel honoured ^_^

        1. Of course! And naturally, if you need anything else, I am always and forever (no pun intended) at your service. I do so love to talk about all things predatory.

  5. On further reading of this (I read it three times) not only do you seem to seduce the mind and heart in the dance of conversation beginning with the words that eyes reveal, but it feels as if you also bring a curious light and desire to the unknown.

    What I mean when I say the “unknown” is this… It’s as if you unwrap a part of someone they may not even be aware of within themselves. It’s as if you make it known to them also as you discover it slowly, and then cherish it for what it is, and then love it in a way that others cannot grasp until they feel it. The words, and lines were all felt.

    Your patience and steady perceptiveness to your way of seducing reads much like the turns of a serene waltz, done the old fashioned way and to perfection.

    So many seem to ignore the art of the slow dance during conversation. You seem to be aware of the change in body gestures, the life and emotion in a gaze, or even the subtle way that breathing patterns speak. You notice these things when you seduce, all of it, and seem to understand it and hold it with a gentle and yet strong hand. It’s as if you guide it and nurture it. It’s mind blowing really.

    This entry has me thinking deeply for the first time in a long time. Wow, truly wow.

    Once that final thread is popped and the darkest secrets one holds inside of their minds and hearts are revealed unto to you, I wonder, what comes next? Once someone is completely seduced and still steadied by you, I wonder what comes of the dance then?

    Please excuse the length of the questions in this reply. I tend to be long winded when trying to express my curiosity. 🙂

    1. I think people are entirely too quick when they decide to seduce someone, and they waste their effort on superficial charm that is spur of the moment. I think that putting in great thought and effort will pay itself off, because people realise when a person is being sincerely considerate of them. I want this person to feel that they are truly the very centre of the world that moment, and that I ask not merely because I want them to think that I care, but so that they know I really do.

      It is a slow dance, but full of spins that mean to leave one breathless and a bit dizzy. Not to disarm them, of course, or to find them lost and vulnerable, but to leave them breathless and quickened.

      I pay attention to everything, yes, even the way that they breath. I watch for signs of displeasure or tension, and I also watch for signs of pleasure and comfort. I want to know the point during which they begin to trust me. I want to know the sort of things that they are most comfortable speaking so that I can avoid topics or questions that may make them uncomfortable and led them to guard against me.

      Consider it like a string that I begin to unwind inside of them, that wind in turn around my finger.

      Once they are seduced, well, then we move on to other things together. I may begin to court them in order to get to know them better, since it is always so much fun to get to know someone. Or we could retire to some place private. I never push, I never set too demanding a pace, though I do like to move things along and I do not shy away from pursuing a person I am attracted to. I take all first necessary steps when I feel they are ready.

      1. It seems like you know a person more than they even know themselves. You see the tiny details that are too small for some to see, this is what I gather. I find it interesting because I see that you make it count when you seduce. I mean you actually get under their skins and know just when to further things with them.

        It would be neat if you wrote a book on seduction 101. Something like helpful pointers on how to seduce others. It would be helpful to those of us who do not know how to apply the art. 😀

        So with time you can see things that a mortal didn’t even know about themselves right? Like for instance, personality traits? Or even the actual meaning of what they said. For instance… sometimes we mortals get confused by others or our words get confused and what we said isn’t always what we meant. Misinterpretation happens alot for us.

        Why do you think it is that so many rely on their charm alone? Like the whole “Hey baby how you doin?” tactic? Instead of taking the time out to do it right and make it last?

        1. I think that the most effective way to seduce is to seduce the mind. With sincerity, not pretense. It is in the tiny details that we refine an elegant process of seduction. To lust after the body of another offers only temporary satisfaction, but captivating the mind takes lengthy cultivation and much attention, and so we draw out the seduction. We intoxicate and seize. I would rather peel a person away layer by layer, or rather one soft petal at a time, to reveal their core, than skip it all and rip them open at the seams.

          Misinterpretation is an unfortunate consequence of communication. I have had entire relationships ruined by misinterpretation. Of course it does help with mortals that their emotions and thoughts are easy to extract with only the simplest of probings. It also helps that I know when I am plucking all of the right strings. I don’t even need to read a mortal’s mind to know if they are thinking, “I want you” because it radiates from their body.

          Perhaps many rely on charm because they know no other way. They are raised on superficial pick up lines and superficial charm, and never really learn that to seduce is a form of art. It is an instrument that can only play the right song if its chords are in tune and the right strings are struck. It is lazy to do otherwise.

        2. Well, that is an interesting way to look at it. You’ve made me smile, and I thank you for that. Sometimes charm can be lovely and exciting just the same, but if it is all that one has going for them then it leaves the heart lacking and the mind empty which can be quite frustrating.

          I agree with what you have stated on the misinterpretation also. It can lead to a more volatile flow that in the worst circumstances can actually ruin what could have been a good and fulfilling conversation.

          Do you think that some mortals are more susceptible and open to seduction than others? Is it safe to say that not all can be seduced in the same way as others?

          I would think vampires would be more cautious around other vampires, especially if they are not acquainted with them, when it comes to seduction. What are your thoughts on this if I may ask, Marius?

        3. Everyone is unique in how they would be best seduced. Some people have terribly low expectations, and this is a shame because they make themselves quite easy to claim. Others expect to be worked for, which I favor because the fun is in the challenge.

          I am cautious around any new vampire who is stronger than me, but those are increasingly rare. Most immortals I encounter are, however, wary of me until they learn my name. My reputation serves me well. I would think it wise for creatures like us, bestial in nature, to be cautious. We must be territorial, isolated predators. It is a matter of safety and competition.

        4. In your opinion, do you think someone can raise their expectation so high that they find themselves horribly alone for the rest of their lives, when they could have in fact settled for the next best thing when they had the opportunity to take it so to speak? And how does one know if the challenge that drew them into that individual will remain, or be lost in time?

        5. Oh, of course. Perfection is hard to find, and so we must make concessions. Not to say we are settling for less, but rather learning to love someone for what they have to offer and not how well they fit into some idealized standard. Hopefully by the time that challenge gives way to routine, there have been plenty of other reasons discovered to love and stay.

        6. It is a sad thing that many of us do not see the point you have made here until it is too late. What you’ve said, it makes perfect sense, and though routines can be testing trials… if one really loves someone else then there are reasons to stay and fight to hold the relationship together, even if they are not seemingly perfect. There is always history and memory between lovers, and that history can haunt them on and on without end. I think time itself can’t break the bond of some lovers, and neither do words of goodbye no matter how many times they are spoken. I feel as though it takes two to make something work, a mutual sense of interest in each others needs and desires to keep it strong and moving as well.

        7. Perfect romances only happen in fiction, or glorified non-fiction. Love is a trail, an ordeal, and it is hard work. Love is not something for the faint of heart. That is why it breaks people. Yet when you love someone, you will fight for them.

  6. A hint how to get the last 1%: The best place for seducing Laertis is probably the museum she works at. It’s an awesome place by the way.

  7. I write to enchant the imagination, whether it be breathlessness or knowledge, my words have intended purposes. Otherwise, I would be terribly disappointed in myself. Say what needs saying, and say it the best way possible.

    And it is a masterpiece to write it in such a great way that I get it with my poor English skill. That impressed me so very much. ^^ So allow me to say, you can be proud of you and I will be ever grateful and honoured for this gift you made me.

    Because, if we are to be honest, I know as well as you that you are not charmed by typical male posing.

    You’ve caught me. But yes of course you have. It would have surprised me if it had not been obvious to you. And this typical male posing is so boring, unimaginative and unsatisfying.

    And I am not the typical male by any means, and I take great pride in that. I find masculinity to be a concoction of strength of mind and body, self-restraint, elegance, charm, kindness, confidence, respect, honour, and sensitivity to the needs and wants of those around them, even their comfort.

    A great mind and attitude. Can I rent you? 😉 😉 No seriously, you are an interesting man and unique vampire. Ah and your words were so delicious.

    Yes, also well meant cunning.

    Ha. Such a gentleman you are, such a devil you can be. …I like that. *rawr

    Tell this to a 21 year old man, though. They are barely men, still boys at heart really. It is a road fraught with mistakes and missed chances.

    Do you think 21year old men of all times still were a little boyish, at least many of them, or were they “real man” already?

    Fortunately, I don’t mourn those things that I cannot have, and neither do I pursue them. So having my plans killed is no barrier to friendship.

    Don´t tell me you can´t be spontaneous. I´m sure you can, and I´m sure you can handle a blushing, spontaneous and passionate Laertis, or not?

    Tried to break you? How so?

    Hmm? Oh you know him and his sadistic, cutie little hobbies. Submission, despair, break souls for enjoyment. You know, he must proof how evil he is, otherwise, perhaps, he could feel something. Terrible for a vampire eh? Lol.
    I love such kind of vamps, I pity such kind of vamp, it really turns me on, it really makes me sad. And don´t ask me why because I have no Idea why. But I know that this kind of persons don´t scare me, not a single bit. I´m much more confused when someone is nice and classy to me. This is relaxing and enjoyable. Your presence is so very comfortable, any minute is a gift.

    I make no promises for his safety. His life belongs to me.

    Tell you what, after my death you can have him and make with him what ever you like!! Let him suffer, master! 😀 Please note, I will never getting soooo veeerryyy old, so for you its just a blink of an eye! Have we a deal? PLEASE!
    So enough with Santino, back to my seductive Roman. I had a chat with Vincent, a very good friend from the forum, about you and your seduction skills. And he’s impressed. When he asked me once what vampire – except, of course, Armand-I could recommend to him, I suggested you. Let’s see if my dear Vincent overcomes his reluctance. He is a wonderful and clever man. And a spain. ¡olé! XD
    .

    Though there are many who want to be amongst the “undead.”To live forever.

    Ooooh, well, a few…, but I still want to pay my share in the cycle of the eco system and become worm food. Otherwise the little devils would starve. That would be irresponsible if you ask me.

    To no longer be afflicted by the ailments and frailties of the body.

    Even though my illness and all its negative consequences suck and are depressing, they belong to me and I learned some things through them. It is as it is. ^^

    To have a mind and body like no other.

    Ha. I have mind like no other 😀 and how cares about my body. So long it works, its great.

    To be young and beautiful forever. It is quite appealing.

    Ok, I failed the admission test anyway. XDDD YAY!! That means: Enjoy me as long as you can. And in exactely 1000 years, think of me and light a candle for me. Until then I’ll have become an angel with silver hair and wings of light. ^.^ YAY Angel power!

    But if I should ever suffer an attack of madness and end up as vampire breakfast, I want to choose the vampire myself. I’m not taking everybody. pff.

    1. And it is a masterpiece to write it in such a great way that I get it with my poor English skill. That impressed me so very much. ^^ So allow me to say, you can be proud of you and I will be ever grateful and honoured for this gift you made me.

      A loveliest of compliments a man could ever hope for, my dear. I am also always pleased when I can be proud of myself. My words are yours, Laertis, and freely given no matter when, how, or why you may need or want them.

      You’ve caught me. But yes of course you have. It would have surprised me if it had not been obvious to you. And this typical male posing is so boring, unimaginative and unsatisfying.

      It truly is. Though I will say it is very amusing to watch.

      A great mind and attitude. Can I rent you? No seriously, you are an interesting man and unique vampire. Ah and your words were so delicious.

      Fortunately, you need not rent me. I am here and always available to you. I have a mind of compliments and nible fingers to give them.

      Do you think 21year old men of all times still were a little boyish, at least many of them, or were they “real man” already?

      In the past, a man of 21 years had a different concept of who he was in the world. The idea of “adolescence” and the “teenage” years are a modern construct. It gives the youth a bit more time to be carefree, to develop into mature adults without too much criticism from the adult world. So there is a bit of immaturity acceptable now that wouldn’t have been in the past.

      In my time, a 21 year old man might be married with a child or two, be serving in the military, or already be on his way to gathering a client-base enough to support him through public office. He would have killed a man, or men, and even not certainly have been some manner of bloody battle.

      But he still would have been immature. Quick to imagine his role in war is romantic and heroic. Giving himself over to leisurely pursuits and pleasures. Still under the control of his father’s legal household and therefore unable to manifest as a truly capable adult. So in many ways, he still would have been a “boy,” though a “boy” who was expected to know his role as a man and act accordingly. Time would have killed any characteristics of immaturity and nativity.

      Don´t tell me you can´t be spontaneous. I´m sure you can, and I´m sure you can handle a blushing, spontaneous and passionate Laertis, or not?

      The thing is, I am too spontaneous sometimes. I get in moods that just simply force a certain side of me out.

      Hmm? Oh you know him and his sadistic, cutie little hobbies. Submission, despair, break souls for enjoyment. You know, he must proof how evil he is, otherwise, perhaps, he could feel something. Terrible for a vampire eh? Lol.

      Ah, the same old silly game as ever. Isn’t he adorable? I assure you, he feels something: his own inadequacy. That is why he must so desperately inflate himself to appear the great and powerful sadist and soul-breaker.

      Tell you what, after my death you can have him and make with him what ever you like!! Let him suffer, master! Please note, I will never getting soooo veeerryyy old, so for you its just a blink of an eye! Have we a deal? PLEASE!

      My goodness, you fancy him enough to beg for him?

      So enough with Santino, back to my seductive Roman. I had a chat with Vincent, a very good friend from the forum, about you and your seduction skills. And he’s impressed. When he asked me once what vampire – except, of course, Armand-I could recommend to him, I suggested you. Let’s see if my dear Vincent overcomes his reluctance. He is a wonderful and clever man. And a spain. ¡olé! XD

      I do welcome whatever company may come my way, and will certainly welcome Vincent should he ever push aside any shyness or trepidation to come and know me. Do tell him that his presence is very much desired, and it would be my most sincere honour to know him.

      Ooooh, well, a few…, but I still want to pay my share in the cycle of the eco system and become worm food. Otherwise the little devils would starve. That would be irresponsible if you ask me.

      I do not like to think on such things.

      1. A loveliest of compliments a man could ever hope for, my dear. I am also always pleased when I can be proud of myself. My words are yours, Laertis, and freely given no matter when, how, or why you may need or want them.

        Thank you very much.Your words are a profitable stock with me, because they are enjoyed and savoured again and again in a really intense way, that I assure you.

        It is indeed quite impressing. Usually only Armand’s stories cause that kind of fats heart beat and swoon. Even though the stories are so different. That kind of energy I normally only feel with Armand, an energy which claims everything and which seems to charge the atmosphere. If I say something like this it means I’m his greatest fan. I would even read a cooking book written by him, even though I hate cooking.
        However, I’m looking forward to the Kahyman & Marius story ^^

        It truly is. Though I will say it is very amusing to watch.

        More embarrassing to watch. XD Maybe you should be merciful and show those men how it’s done.

        Fortunately, you need not rent me. I am here and always available to you. I have a mind of compliments and nible fingers to give them.

        Hurray, so I save a lot of money. 😉
        Hmmm that sounds almost as if the master belongs to the minion. I´ve got you that fast?

        In the past, a man of 21 years had a different concept of who he was in the world. The idea of “adolescence” and the “teenage” years are a modern construct. It gives the youth a bit more time to be carefree, to develop into mature adults without too much criticism from the adult world. So there is a bit of immaturity acceptable now that wouldn’t have been in the past.
        In my time, a 21 year old man might be married with a child or two, be serving in the military, or already be on his way to gathering a client-base enough to support him through public office. He would have killed a man, or men, and even not certainly have been some manner of bloody battle.
        But he still would have been immature. Quick to imagine his role in war is romantic and heroic. Giving himself over to leisurely pursuits and pleasures. Still under the control of his father’s legal household and therefore unable to manifest as a truly capable adult. So in many ways, he still would have been a “boy,” though a “boy” who was expected to know his role as a man and act accordingly. Time would have killed any characteristics of immaturity and nativity.

        Thanks for this great explanation, master! Hmm in the end, in this age the kids and young adults have it better, thought sometimes manners or taste of some things could be better.
        However, you lived in that age, for you it was normal. But have you ever questioned the system? Like: would this or that not have been better if it had been different?

        the thing is, I am too spontaneous sometimes. I get in moods that just simply force a certain side of me out.

        And what certain side could that be? Sounds as if it could be my taste.

        Ah, the same old silly game as ever. Isn’t he young adult ? I assure you, he feels something: his own inadequacy. That is why he must so desperately inflate himself to appear the great and powerful sadist and soul-breaker.

        Absolutely!! And yes, absolutely adorable.

        Could be, yes. I any case I decided to be his fan. Loyal as I am, he won’t loses me so quickly.

        My goodness, you fancy him enough to beg for him?

        Beg? No, I don´t beg. There’s only one vampire for whom I would beg. But I’m asking you politely.
        Fancy? Of course. He is for my enjoyment and pleasure, he is indeed a wonderful object of lust. Oh what dreams I had with him already. Ha.

        I do not like to think on such things.

        That the little devils starves?? Hey that’s why I take care of them. 😀 But I still hope you will miss me when I´m six feet under. =^.^=

        1. I would even read a cooking book written by him, even though I hate cooking.
          However, I’m looking forward to the Kahyman & Marius story ^^

          I do not think you would quite like his cooking either, so I would not recommend an Armand authored cookbook. His cooking style is more, “throw all of these interesting colors and shapes into a pot and see if it boils, blows up, or poisons the neighborhood.”

          But have you ever questioned the system? Like: would this or that not have been better if it had been different?

          That is a fair question. I think many of us wondered if things could be different or better, but we never would have dared question how things were done. After all, it was the way of our ancestors, and so the ways of us. To deny the correctness of the mos maiorum was to question our ancestors, and this was shameful. Also, we were Romans. We had the very best civilisation in the world, so clearly our ways, no matter how brutal or cruel, were by far the best of all conceivable.

          And what certain side could that be? Sounds as if it could be my taste.

          Oh it has many faces. It can be angry or brooding. It can be playful or excitable and manic. It can be violent or freeze me like a statue for prolonged periods of time.

          Which is why I so carefully choose calm, rational words and actions.

          Beg? No, I don´t beg. There’s only one vampire for whom I would beg. But I’m asking you politely.
          Fancy? Of course. He is for my enjoyment and pleasure, he is indeed a wonderful object of lust. Oh what dreams I had with him already. Ha.

          I would guess Armand.

          I shudder to think of the dreams, but I leave you to your fantasy and dreams without judgement.

  8. Good evening Marius. I’m Vincent, a Laertis’s friend, who has recommended me so many times to pay a visit to you.
    Finally, and leaving aside my shyness, I decided to come to meet you. It is a pleasure to me to have this chance.

    1. You’ve no reason to be shy, and it is my great pleasure to meet a friend spoken of so highly by Laertis. I welcome your every word.

  9. I can’t imagine a conversation like that, but it would be a true honor to take part in one.

    Call me Sarah. I know quite a few of your friends, and I was curious as to know if you’d be willing to have another mortal conversation partner. I’m not sure what exactly I could offer for someone whose experience dwarfs mine so greatly, but I’ll do my very best.

    1. I am always willing to share knowledge, philosophy, or simple conversation. Which of my friends are you aquainted with?

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