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jet
VF name change?
April 01, 2015, 03:24:am
Hey guys, so we have some good news and bad news.
The good news is, we’re making pretty good progress on the site redesign, and the 'lunatik' hair dye launch is off to a good start.
The bad news is, we got into some more legal issues after posting the info on our
legal battles regarding lunatik hair dye.
Turns out we said a few things we shouldn’t have and are now facing an expensive court battle regarding trademarks and our use of the ‘vampirefreaks’ name. Plus due to some legal loopholes it looks like we may lose the vampirefreaks.com domain name altogether. We thought about doing a crowdfund campaign to try to pay for our legal fees but decided that in the end it’s easiest to just change the ‘vampirefreaks’ name.
The site will still be around but we are going to have to switch to a new domain name.
Yeah, I know, I’m pretty attached to the ‘vampirefreaks’ name as well, but maybe it will give us a chance to grow and evolve into a better community.
With that said, we’d like you guys to help us choose a new name!
Please comment with name suggestions (it helps if the domain is available), or here are some names we’ve been thinking of, based on some domain names we may have access to. Feel free to vote on a name or comment your suggestions.

gothicfreaks.com     10 / 14.9%
industrialgoth.com     2 / 3.0%
digivirus.com     1 / 1.5%
freakbeauty.com     3 / 4.5%
industrialfuture.com     1 / 1.5%
ididyourmomz.com     10 / 14.9%
sindroid.com     2 / 3.0%
fuckthemainstream.com     34 / 50.7%
virusfiend.com     0 / 0.0%
manicpanicsucks.com     4 / 6.0%
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Matt

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VF name change?
April 01, 2015, 05:13:am
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I was waiting for this. I actually thought your April Fool's joke would revolve around Lunatik / name change battle in some way. I've known you for a long time, clearly lol

Beautifully-Deranged

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VF name change?
April 01, 2015, 05:14:am
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Lol as soon as I saw this I thought "oh yeah, it's April fools today" :-D

thedementeddoll

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VF name change?
April 01, 2015, 05:16:am
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Love the idea of freakbeauty.com but I'm not an idiot. ;-) it's April Fool's Day. LOL

Pestilenz

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VF name change?
April 01, 2015, 05:17:am
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Might as well change it to JetisaSlut.com

M

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VF name change?
April 01, 2015, 05:23:am
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I vote for: IsuckedJETScockANDallIgotWASthisFREEt-shirt.com shmoopydiddle Sorry if my beard chafed ya a lil, Jet.

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jet
Neurotic Fish - A Sign Of Life
March 31, 2015, 06:55:pm
10 years since their last release, Neuroticfish has a new album:
'A Sign of Life', out now!
Known for their ironic tagline 'EBM is dead', we guess they came back from the grave. ;-)

One of our favorite EBM projects, we welcome Sascha back and we recommend checking it out!

Available to purchase on Amazon and iTunes and bandcamp.
You can listen to the full album for free on their bandcamp now:
Neurotic Fish - A Sign of Life

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jet

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Neurotic Fish - A Sign Of Life
March 31, 2015, 07:29:pm
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girdance

FlamesOfIceOfficial

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Neurotic Fish - A Sign Of Life
March 31, 2015, 08:19:pm
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The album is pretty fucking awesome from beginning to end! It definitely has a modern feel while staying true to the Neuroticfish we've all come to love and expect! HIGHLY recommend this one!!!

strangedoll

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Neurotic Fish - A Sign Of Life
March 31, 2015, 08:46:pm
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Awesome! I love Neurotic Fish C:

swabby

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Neurotic Fish - A Sign Of Life
March 31, 2015, 09:20:pm
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The album is simply amazingly uplifting :o) Incredible album by sascha and Henning!

Janus

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Neurotic Fish - A Sign Of Life
March 31, 2015, 11:13:pm
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W00t welcome back Neurotic fish!

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jet
Cruxshadows Tourdates
March 31, 2015, 05:16:pm
Cruxshadows Tourdates posted!
'Searching for the beautiful truth' tour, Rogue and crew will be touring across Europe next month:


The Cruxshadows on VF

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VictoriaJoy

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Cruxshadows Tourdates
March 31, 2015, 09:20:pm
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His name is Rogue.

Plagu3

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Cruxshadows Tourdates
March 31, 2015, 09:26:pm
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why would his mom name him Rouge you use that to bring red color to your cheeks...

Vasa_Pixie

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Cruxshadows Tourdates
March 31, 2015, 11:41:pm
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Jelly!! They need to come to NYC ;-)

Nyxie

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Cruxshadows Tourdates
March 31, 2015, 11:46:pm
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♡♡♡♡ yay they're so sweet

Pestilenz

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Cruxshadows Tourdates
April 01, 2015, 04:29:am
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I love this band. Rogue is an awesome guy!

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GothicGirl28
Some more graphics that I made.
March 31, 2015, 12:46:pm
Here are some more icons that I made plus a new Horror_Junkies top cults banner and a invite banner for my friend Crazy_Gurl25. photo moon_wonder icon_zpsxaxfwykq.jpg photo CoffeeHouse icon_zpshc8izz5u.jpg photo Fun_Zone Icon 2_zpsjjcee1tq.jpg photo Fun_Zone icon_zpsn5cujzpu.jpg photo Beautiful_Freaks icon_zpskkdp9vl0.jpg irresistible icon 2 photo irresistible icon 2_zpser7svptc.jpg irresistible icon 1 photo irresistible icon 1_zpsfizvlmeg.jpg photo New Horror_Junkies Top Cults Banner_zps1y3suaux.jpg

Mood: Relaxed
Music: None

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FangsN5FDP

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Some more more graphics that I made.
March 31, 2015, 12:58:pm
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Unicorn :-)

GothicGirl28

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Some more more graphics that I made.
March 31, 2015, 12:59:pm
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Yes indeed did you want me to make you one with a unicorn Fangs? if you want to I can make one for you if you want to just ask I love making graphics for other people. :-)

endless_dreams

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Some more graphics that I made.
March 31, 2015, 10:27:pm
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Wow!these are very nice gg:-) you have some talent. Ever consider going into graphic design?
Msdeath
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Some more graphics that I made.
March 31, 2015, 11:27:pm
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I like the Unicorn

GothicGirl28

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Some more graphics that I made.
April 01, 2015, 03:09:am
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I am thinking about it Jane and thank you so much that means a lot to me that you say that heart it makes me feel good. hugs

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jet
The Struggle Is Real: Lunatik Hair Dye
March 26, 2015, 05:30:pm
Hello to our dearest and most patient supporters. The time has come! Yes after a few unfortunate delays we have our first batch completed and is NOW IN STOCK!! We will be shipping out to our customers and supporters over the next few days.

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Updates:
We had to change our name from 'Asylum' hair dye. As we hinted at earlier, Manic Panic's attorney did indeed contact us on numerous occasions. Unfortunately they went ahead and filed for a number of trademark names and said that we infringe them. They argued that they have a salon called 'style asylum' (which we had never heard of) and that it was a conflict for us to have 'Asylum' hair dye.

May we add that their trademark applications for 'asylum' had just been filed a month before they sent us this letter, and 8 months after we started promoting our 'Asylum' hair dye brand.

They also started questioning us about our private business practices and asking for information they were not entitled to. Then, they sent us a cease-and-desist letter, stating that they had filed to trademark the word 'vampire' and requesting that we

"immediately cease and desist from any and all use of the VAMPIRE FREAKS mark".

Yes, they had the nerve to say we can't use our company name 'vampire freaks' at all anymore.
Which is a company name we've used for 15 years.
Long story short, after much grief and discussions with our lawyer, we decided to change the 'asylum' hair dye name in order to avoid extensive legal battles. We believe we had a very good chance of fighting for the name and keeping it but decided it wasn't worth the time and money it would cost us in legal battles since it is a new product. We held a poll on the 'VampireFreaks' site and the winning name is 'Lunatik'. So we are happy with our new name! Unfortunately this did cause extra delays as we had to update all our artwork and get new packaging labels printed and shipped. As for Manic Panic's request that we no longer use the 'vampire freaks' name, well we basically told them to go fuck themselves.

You can view their all the details with Manic Panic legal correspondence at
http://LunatikHair.com


Anyway, we are really, really, REALLY sorry for the long wait. It's been a very frustrating journey Good news is YES WE ARE FINALLY SENDING OUT YOUR HAIR DYE!!!!

Thanks again for everyone's support, we love you from the bottom of our hearts. We believe we can bring you a superior quality hair dye, made by fellow freaks and to support the underground. We know it's a few months later than we expected, but we've been working on this hair dye formula for 2 years! Striving for perfection and going through countless revisions with our lab technicians, we're happy to bring you a product we can be proud of.

We are working on bringing it to a store near you! Tell your local stores to contact us and carry our product! ;-) In the meantime you can order directly from us:
Lunatik Hair Dye at The VampireFreaks Store

Check out:
LunatikHair.com

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ForsakenMartyr

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The Struggle Is Real: Lunatik Hair Dye
March 28, 2015, 11:23:pm
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I donated. Where is my free color.

JayRemo

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The Struggle Is Real: Lunatik Hair Dye
March 29, 2015, 09:33:am
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if that's the type of people who run manic panic then I won't be buying from them. what a dick move on there part.

StevieCybernetik

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The Struggle Is Real: Lunatik Hair Dye
March 29, 2015, 02:41:pm
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Their lawyer's position literally makes no sense at all because you can't just file a cease and desist one month after you file for a trademark on something. They have to clear all of the possible conflict/infringement issues like this up first which sometimes takes a while. Personally I would've taken it to court because you could then argue that VampireFreaks is one long word you use as your DBA (Doing Business As name), and that its not the same conflict as using "Vampire Freaks", with the space and as just individual terms. At that point they wouldn't have much of a conflict case and problem solved because the whole thing would be dropped. I guess Manic Panic thinks they own the market for brightly colored hair but I don't see them filing suit against RAW hair dye for doing basically the exact same thing both you and Manic Panic are doing...

BlackLite_Bonnie

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The Struggle Is Real: Lunatik Hair Dye
March 30, 2015, 01:32:am
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Congrats!!! End result looks great ♡

livingdead2258

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The Struggle Is Real: Lunatik Hair Dye
April 01, 2015, 01:37:am
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Webmaster You know i have been a promoter and recruiter here on VF for quite some time in the past. I would love to help promote and help sell this hair dye. I know of plenty salons and stylist business's that would love to have some on their shelve's. I could contact them and get them to contact VF store or any of the site admins personally. Inbox me if there is any way i could help out. Thank you :-)

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