Kindred: The Embraced

What is it?

The 1996 American television series Kindred: The Embraced.

Kindred The Embraced – Trailer Oficial
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What is it about?

This is how Wikipedia describes this television show:

The series initially focused on San Francisco Police Detective Frank Kohanek (C. Thomas Howell) who discovers his city is home to numerous vampires while investigating alleged mobster, Julian Luna (Mark Frankel).

Julian is not really a mobster as Frank supposes.

Julian is the Prince of the city, ruler of five groups of vampires in the city, collectively called “the Kindred.”

Julian, in his role as Prince, is shown to be the only force that can stop the clans from breaking the uneasy truce that keeps them from fighting with each other.

The vampires survive through the “Masquerade,” disguising themselves as humans, and Julian strictly enforces the laws that govern them to protect their anonymity.

Any vampires who break those rules find their lives ended.

Vampires are shown to slip into human society rather easily, holding a variety of jobs.

The senior vampires who compose the conclave of San Francisco are depicted as wealthy heads of industry and business leaders.

Julian and Frank form an uneasy bond due to Frank having been romantically involved with Julian’s former lover, who was also a vampire, and who made Julian promise to protect him as a last favor to her before her death.

Because of his past physical intimacy with a vampire, Frank is shown to be somewhat resistant to a vampire’s powers.

Frank and Julian work together to try to prevent a vampire war.

Additionally, Frank uses his connection to his advantage when investigating crimes.

Julian struggles with his romantic feelings for human reporter Caitlin Byrne (Kelly Rutherford).

Further, Julian is assisted by and finds comfort in his trusted friend, Daedelus, who is the senior vampire for one of the five clans.


Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Trailers

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I was on Steam recently when I noticed something surprising, on Steam you can pre-order the video game Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, and I had no idea that video game was even being made.

There was even an announcement trailer:

Here is a playlist that they will probably add more videos to over time:

I have hoped for another Vampire: The Masquerade video game for years whether it be a remake, new game, or even updates to fix and improve the old games Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines and Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption; and so this is great news, and I hope that the game will be good.

The end,

-John Jr


Vampires And Abby Martin

I can only barely remember part of the end of my last dream from last night, which took place at a college, and it involved increasing tensions between some Vampire: The Masquerade based vampire sects and vampire clans; but I am not sure if I was a vampire or not, I seemed to be more of an observer trying to observe the situation, maybe prevent conflict and prevent killings (vampire and human) and prevent Masquerade violations, and maybe trying to decide which vampire clan and vampire sect to join if any.

I am not sure if the Camarilla vampire sect was in the dream or not but I do know that the Sabbat vampire sect and the Anarchs vampire sect were in the dream, I also saw members of the vampire clan Brujah in the dream, but I can not remember which other vampire clans were shown in the dream; and the Sabbat had more members than the other sects in the dream.

Most of the people at the college were normal humans who had no idea that vampires existed so this conflict was secretly going on at the college without normal humans knowing it seemed, at some point in the dream I wanted to get something to eat at the cafeteria, but first I needed to investigate a large build up of vampires in a certain classroom where the journalist Abby Martin was going to have a lecture; and I also wanted to attend the lecture.

I went to the classroom to find mostly normal humans sitting down in chairs including some of my former classmates like my former female classmates N and AW and several others and my former male classmates DH and maybe DH, mostly vampires standing along the left side of the room grouping up separately by vampire sect on different parts of the left side of the room, and Mrs. Martin was standing and walking around lecturing in front of the sitting area.

The vampires were grouping up like they were going to start fighting soon if someone did not calm the increasing tensions between the vampire sects, I was worried about vampires and humans dying if they started fighting, and I was worried about the Masquerade being broken if the humans realized that they were vampires; and so I kept a close watch on the situation as more vampires slowly entered the room to join their sect.

Near the end of the lecture I remember Mrs. Martin relaxing and joking around with the audience, I remember her talking about a situation during a previous lecture involving a discussion with a butch lesbian (her words not mine) in the audience, and then she started joking and calling out a woman in the current audience as a butch lesbian; and she was joking around, but I did not think that was a good idea and it seemed uncomfortable/awkward/a bit rude to me.

The woman and the audience laughed and they took it well because they realized that Mrs. Martin was joking and trying to relax the mood, I briefly talked with my former classmates a bit, and I was worried about them getting harmed if the vampires started to fight; and so I probably suggested that they leave as soon as the lecture is over and meet me in the cafeteria, but I did not tell them why.

I probably talked with a few of the vampires trying to calm the tensions between them, I also probably wanted to talk with Mrs. Martin, but I was hoping that the humans would leave the room soon so that I could try to deal with the vampire situation to prevent a battle; and then I wanted to go eat at the cafeteria, maybe talk with Mrs. Martin if she was going to the cafeteria as well, and then maybe report my observations about the vampire situation to someone or some group but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr


Trying To Decide Which Vampire: The Masquerade Clan To Join?

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Dream 1

All that I can remember of the end of this dream is that it took place during the day at a one-story apartment-like house, I was there with other people in and out of my apartment room and some shared lobby-like areas and hallways, but at some point we heard a woman beating and screaming on the window of the apartment room next to us.

We looked out of our window to see a woman who appeared to be a younger slightly fictional version of Mrs. M who is the mother of my former female classmate AM and a former coworker of mine, she was in a panic, and she was yelling for someone to let her into the building because she feared that something terrible was wrong with her younger daughter SM who was a former schoolmate of mine.

We told her to go around to the entrance and that we would open the door for her, we ran to open the door for her, and we let her inside the building; and we followed her to her daughter SM who was now lying on her back on the floor of the lobby against the wall like she was either dying or having a medical emergency or had tried to commit suicide or was dead.

We had someone call emergency services to come help her as her mom and other people ran to help her, but I woke up.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of the end of this dream is that it took place during the day in a one-story maybe hotel-like house, I was there with my family (including my brother CC) and maybe a few other people/vampires/entities/beings were there but I can not remember, and I remember this dream involving vampires and vampire clans from the video games based on Vampire: The Masquerade like the video game Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines; and some of us were probably trying to decide which if any vampire clans we should join.

There were some strange things that happened during the dream that I can not remember, I do remember my brother CC having a fight and/or competition against someone or something and I remember advising him about his opponent and letting him know not to underestimate them, and I also remember talking about the different vampire clans like the Brujah and the Toreador.

But that is all that I can remember of this dream.

The end,

-John Jr


A Vampire: The Masquerade Lore Inspired Dream

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I had more dreams than this one but I forgot them all and I forgot most of the only dream that I do barely remember part of the end of, because I slept pretty well without waking up much or at all, and so I only barely remember part of the end of one dream that was inspired by the lore from the video games based on Vampire: The Masquerade; and before going to sleep I had read parts of the wiki(s) on the Vampire: The Masquerade wiki.

All that I can remember of the end of this dream is that the end of the dream took place during the day in a fictional city, I was possibly a vampire or was just learning about the existence of vampires and vampire clans and vampire sects, someone/some group was making a film and they maybe wanted me to be in and/or help with and/or see some of the making of the film, and someone/some group wanted me to meet with them about the vampires/vampire sects/vampire clans and/or join them and/or help them and/or something like that and/or they wanted to talk about the film like maybe they wanted to stop the film from being made because it was possibly going to contain thinly veiled/hidden information about the vampires/vampire clans/vampire sects which could possible break The Masquerade (rules made to prevent humans from learning of the existence of vampires).

I maybe left a house to go to the location where part of the film was being filmed, I remember walking across a field to a walking bridge-like structure that you reached by walking up maybe some stairs and you walked across it like a bridge with two separate lanes but oddly I do not think that the bridge crossed anything, and so it seemed mostly pointless/useless unless you wanted to use it to walk around for exercise and/or to hangout on it and/or to get a better view of things in the distance.

There were a lot of people on and around the bridge, some people were part of the film crew but the other people were just normal people walking around and hanging out, and my plan was to deal with the film situation first and then I would leave to deal with the vampire situation second; but as I was watching and/or talking to the film crew chaos broke out when someone got brutally attacked by a person/zombie/whatever biting them, and then the victim almost immediately turned into a zombie and they started attacking people.

There was chaos with people running and screaming and getting bit and getting turned into zombies and it was spreading fast as people tried to escape, I could have easily escaped to safety but I noticed that many people got trapped on the bridge somehow, and so I risked my life to go save people one-at-a-time by trying to hold a long wooden board up to the bridge so that they could climb down while I would sometimes have to stop to fight zombies who would try to attack me.

I had no one to watch my back as I held the wooden board so this put me at even a greater risk because I had to use both hands to hold the board without being able to hold a weapon at the same time and I had to watch my own back, I also only had a weak wooden stick or piece of wood as a weapon, and getting each person down from the bridge was going to take a while.

Eventually one of the people I saved from the bridge helped watch my back, it was my former male classmate BH, and he used another weak piece of wood as a weapon; but I still had to stop to help my former classmate BH sometimes as he struggled to fight off zombies trying to attack us.

I remember one of the zombies giving my former classmate BH a very hard time so I stopped to help him, to my surprise this zombie was taking hits to the head without falling or dying, and I realized that the zombie had a padded plastic helmet on that was protecting its head; and so we had to keep hitting it while dodging, and eventually we killed it after using various objects as weapons along with using kicks to stagger the zombie.

It was clear that we needed better weapons so I started searching the back of a truck that was parked in the field, hoping to find metal weapon like a crowbar or tire iron or something like that, and as I was searching for a metal weapon I started to wonder who was behind the zombie attack and why.

My guess was that one or more members of The Anarchs vampire sect were behind the production of the film and were going to have some hidden/thinly veiled information about vampires/vampire clans/vampire sects/et cetera hidden in the film, if this was true I assumed that one or more members of The Camarilla vampire sect wanted to stop the production of the film and/or to get them to remove the hidden/thinly veiled information about vampires so maybe it was one or more members of The Camarilla who I was supposed to be meeting after my visit to the filming location, and if that was true then I assumed that one or more members of The Sabbat vampire sect were behind the zombie attack because they wanted to disrupt the film and break The Masquerade by revealing that something like zombies exist which would probably lead to the humans investigating and possibly finding out that vampires also exist and to kill some humans and to possibly interrupt both of my meetings and maybe they were trying to take over this city from the other vampire sects and vampire clans.

*Now that I think about it, it is also possible that members of The Brotherhood Of The 9th Circle vampire organization/cult were behind the zombie attack, but who knows.*

That was my wild guess but I was not sure, I can not remember if I found better weapons or not, but I do know that I went back to helping save people from the bridge while fighting off zombies; but I woke up as I was still doing this.

The end,

-John Jr