I have a feeling no one knows that Metafiction is a literary device used to self-consciously and systematically draw attention to a work's status as an artifact. It poses questions about the relationship between fiction and reality, usually using irony and self-reflection. .... It is done by ‘real’ (we can discuss the word real later) people. It is used to bring forward new ideas on old subjects that may may then be looked at in different ways.
I often use this to explain a point in a funny way.
But that is just how I like to put over ideas. In my book ‘Vampire’ which is illustrated by manga drawings.
I placed myself in as the main Character looking at the human world from the viewpoint of a teenage vampire; an artist then used photos of me when I was a teenager to create the manga image effect.
Within the books we can see how reality is not as fixed as some may think it is, you will see me as the character writing a book, the book is written to explain the problems of being a teenage vampire but it is written from within another book, as for reality that book is real and now also published, world wide.
I also get asked if I am a real Vampire, and to this I will say YES!
Are you A REAL VAMPIRE ? ….Yes! ..er now explain to me what reality is.
The modern meaning of the word vampire has so expanded beyond the dictionary definition that I am curtain I can fit into its meaning, today within the Vampire Community you will find:
Blood drinkers and their donors, these fit the vampire word meaning the best.
Psi Vamps (with other names) that are people that can take mental energy from other people willingly or unwillingly and feed off it.
Werewolves (No don’t ask me why, but I expect it is due to Holywood)
Otherkin feel they have a sympathetic connection, affinity, or some other form of relation with another animal or being. Traditionally these have been mythological in nature, beginning with fairy and fay folk, elves, and a few other European mythological archetypes. Later, associations with other creatures became common, including unicorns, gryphons, dragons, angelics, and demons; as well as "non-living" types such as golems and other inorganics.
In time, some people also began to describe concepts for beings which were derived from mythological archetypes, though having unique qualities; fully undefinable or one-of-a-kind kin types appeared as well.
With the unusual nature of the basic otherkin premises, there has been skepticism directed at it along with the proposal that many people adopt the otherkin identity to justify social difficulties - the outcast syndrome - or because they have a delusion and are in denial about their biological humanity. The idea that otherkin believe they are physically non-human in a spectacular way - such as actually being biological dragons - is seen as a pervasive misunderstanding by otherkin themselves, who point out the spiritual and psychological focus of the concept. Some community members believe this confusion arises from those unfamiliar with the concept or having only a sketchy or distorted awareness; comparing it to psychiatric cases such as lycanthropy and dissociative identity disorder, and concluding that in order for someone to state that they identify as an elf or gryphon, they must be experiencing a form of hallucination or delusion.
It would not surprise me if tax inspectors did not also fit somewhere within the word VAMPIRE new meaning.
Let us move on.
REAL and FAKE are both 4 letter words and are so often treated as such as if they were cuss words, perhaps they should be as they mostly used incorrectly.
For an example:
It is interesting to look at how “REAL” is used and for an example in say the social media Face Book, there you will come across group headings like “The Real Vampire Community” why use the word “REAL”? Is it trying to say it is different from something which is not real? Or perhaps you can get groups called The UN-Real Vampire Community or the Fake Vampire Community.
I do tend to worry when one has to inform any membership what is real and what is not, and then always refuse to explain the meaning of reality, especially when Vampire is so strongly linked to a Myth.
It is also interesting along with kind of worrying that reality is never agreed upon even by some of the sub groups in the Vampire Community that are trying to take over the said community and at times act like cults by attacking anyone that questions their take on reality, with not only foul language but personal threats, (which I may post sometime so people can see just how unstable some folk get)
Some vampire community members confirm that I am a Vampire (yes I do have it in writing) but not the type they like and should nut be allowed to put forward my ideas.
Not sure if this is racist or specie-ist
Well apart from my own race and specie (what ever that is) I do enjoy discovering as much as I can on how the Vampire myth is being changed over the last few years, and I do find excellent research material.
For example the Sub groups Otherkin which are connected to the Vampire Community, It was recently explained to me by one blood interested Otherkin.
“ I seem to experience something akin to "the thirst," "the need," etc as to what some websites call it; however, nothing stops mine nor does it get worse if I do nothing. It just stays kind of in the background and always has”
Now Multiplicity is a medical term for it, the following explanation is what I obtained off the internet but it looks to be the general meaning:
“Healthy multiplicity is the idea of many minds, persons, souls or individuals coexisting within the same physical body. Emphasis is placed on a functional co-relationship with shared responsibility and accountability. The idea is presented as an alternative to other more conventional views about multiplicity in which it is viewed as a disorder, often brought about by psychological trauma. It does not, however, seek to deny that trauma-based multiplicity exists. In fact, the philosophy doesn't exclude the possibility that a multiple system that was born of trauma may learn to cooperate and function in a healthy fashion.
Mental health professionals' opinions vary on whether or not such a healthy co-operative "group of minds" is possible. A relative few believe that it is possible and will help their clients in a kind of "family" therapy. Some doubt that multiple personality exists in any form whatsoever, while others believe that any client who experiences two or more minds has dissociative identity disorder and needs treatment to eliminate all but one personality.
According to anecdotal evidence from websites and Internet forums, clients who self-report as being multiple, even if fully cooperative, are sometimes diagnosed with a thought disorder and placed on anti-psychotic medication or hospitalized.”