excited to update the latest on the STAY
ALIVE! Care Packages which were dropped across the Uppyr and Vjesci regions
can sincerely attest to some guarded optimism regarding the entire SA! CP Operation and its goal in
recruiting more blood donors.
to VC members Bernhardt, Lochner, and Dedio for their brilliant idea!
20,000 care packages were dropped in the Vjesci region alone, with the
following message attached to all the packages:
You don’t have to be
an outlier to stay alive!
Let’s WORK TOGETHER!
Join us in our effort
to STOP THE BLOODSHED!
Review the included
map and use the portable GPS…
And go to the nearest
Donation Transport Station near you!
Simply wear one of the
red shirts included in this package.
One of our Outreach
Teams.will get you to a Donation Center.
And your FIGHT TO
SURVIVE WILL FINALLY BE OVER!
You will be taken care
of FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!
Your WELL-BEING is our
Included in this
(2) Boxes of Bandages
(1) 8-ounce bottle of
(6) Needles with
pre-loaded doses of Morphine
(6) 8-ounce bottles of
(3) 8-ounce bottles of
97% proof alcohol
(2) 8-ounce bottles of
100% pure Orange Juice
(1) 16-ounce package
(2) 16-ounce bags of
STAY ALIVE so we can find you and bring you
into our care.
Let’s all STAY ALIVE
on this planet TOGETHER!
initial data on the SA! CP Operation
has come in, and as I’ve already indicated, there is a reason to have guarded
optimism. 19% of the SA! Care
Packages have been moved from their initial drop points. In the last week, 37
living donors visited a Donor Transport Station; and 23 have survived long
enough to contribute their first two pints at a Blood Donation Center.
want to acknowledge those of you who have contacted my staff to strongly
suggest that we enact the sonar-homing device located on all the SA! Care Packages and begin rounding up
the recipients. I will honestly confess to not passing on to the other members
of the VC any of your suggestions or objections concerning this operation. The
justification for my lack of letting your views be known is because I firmly
believe that this operation has just begun, and we must wait and see the
results before concluding that it has not been a success. Furthermore, by
activating the homing devices to zero in on all of those who have the care
package would destroy donor trust and preclude any similar operation in the
this time I simply ask for the patience of everyone who doubts the wisdom of
the rest of you; thank you for your positive messages and encouragement!
lie ahead for the living. Their sins will be brought out into the light, which will
certainly have the potential to expose our passage through their lives.”
words were from my Mentor Linus Holson.
have a special place in my heart for Linus, but my dear mentor was both… wrong…
and right with his opinion so many years ago.
he was wrong about the timing. But who amongst us isn’t guilty of a similar miscalculation!
made the above remark around 1801. All of you will surely agree that 1801 was
the beginning of at least thirty years during which our existence can only be characterized
as “salad days” amongst the living!
dear Linus was not wrong about the challenges the living would face eventually…
about 40 years later. Many will surely recall how the shadows cast by many of our
favorites amongst the living were lost forever…
mentor’s words came back to me as I reflected on the situation we all face at
this present moment. I daresay, there may be those amongst us that have no idea
what the word “now’ even means! I certainly hope that is not the case with the
majority of us who realize that certain actions currently under discussion between
the two factions would have an immediate impact on our existence.
Bess Rampart said comes to mind, which I believe are words we should all
reflect on in these coming days – “Time is not something at the forefront of
our existence. But there are opportunities that none of us must lose sight of in
our transcendence. I speak of ‘the moment’ when what is happening with the
living is worth not only our attention, but our careful observation. If we are
not aware of this single frame in time… what might be dismissed as just another
crow’s peck on the stone, indeed could turn out to be the complete destruction of
will report back to you all, my faithful, after both wings meet to settle these
delicate matters that divide us all.
wish I was writing to you with more upbeat news, but I am seated on the VC only
at the grace of those of you who believe in my will, and continue to support me
through these troubling times.
unfortunate turn of events has forced me to announce that negotiations between
the so-called “red wing” and “black wing” factions have broken off.
this moment, I would characterize the possibility that the two wings will
resume talks and reach a compromise as more than doubtful.
I will characterize the situation by repeating a word that someone on one of
the wing factions used during a heated argument in the middle of negotiations…
word is “floating.”
must admit I felt very offended, at hearing the word spoken aloud, not only
because of the context, but also because the speaker who uttered the word did
so as if he was perfectly entitled to not only use the word to support his
argument, but that he should feel comfortable in allowing the word to leave his
lips in such a casual manner.
put, there are those amongst our kind who believe that because we all share a
similar existence, we all have had a similar experience. And that is simply not
the expense of offending those who need not defend their knowledge of what the
word actually means, I will lay down a few details of background for those who
cannot claim such experience.
was a time when travel between the different regions meant weeks of isolation
on board a ship, which often forced the hand of a shadow who wanted to simply
one crew member of the ship could be hidden. The draining of two crew members
might have gone unnoticed if it was cleverly handled, but the loss of blood
from three members of a ship’s crew would, without exception (I’m drawing on
the personal experience of four transatlantic, oceanic journeys), trigger a
full-scale witch hunt from rudder to anchor.
who even looked like they had red in their cheeks would be keelhauled or
receive twenty lashes before being set adrift.
is the word those of us with personal experience came to use to signify the
beastly survival tactics one must employ when forced to utilize the blood from
the other “passengers” of the ship, who would not be missed.
of those experiences are looked back with any pride. But it is we “floaters,”
living off of the blood of rats, who have enabled many of you to be reading
this at all. Forgive me for coming off as “old school,” but unless you’ve
actually had rat hair stuck between your teeth, I do not believe you are
qualified to use the word in any context, no matter how much you claim your
policies will alleviate suffering amongst our kind.