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211: Better? Better?!
Updated at 2010-11-17

I don't want to do anything of value right now. I want to crawl down underneath the covers and watch bad sit-coms or some odd movie until I fall asleep and awaken to a new day. Snuggle up with a cup of tea, or brush my teeth and await sweet, joyous unconsciousness with nothing but the media buzz to accompany me.

It's not like I've had a particularly BAD day, no, not at all. It's been quite ok actually. It's more like I've spent all of my temporary Willpower points and the sun's coming up in 5 minutes. My body is aching, my head is heavy and I'm VERY adept in Earth Meld. So why bother? Why force myself to be.. something.. when I can cease to exist for 8 hours.

I LOVE to sleep. A bit too much I guess, but as the Lord has spoketh; those who sleep dost not sinneth.. or something like that. I enjoy the concept of Tetragrammaton speaking in a faux Olde English. I know, I know, it's God we're talking about. He's bound to be versatile in every dialect of every language ever, but I cannot really see the Divine Father proclaim and dictate his will in Finnish, for instance. I simply can't..

Prejudice? Lingo-cism? Nope, I don't think so.. it's all phonetics for me. Poetry and rhythm in the spoken word. And the Finnish know it to. That's why the shut up and knife you instead of making a verbal point. And we all know that Diplomacy or Etiquette is always flavour in a role-playing setting.

There's more? I'll get the popcorn!

Torpor 2011-05-12

Let the dead rest until they are needed again. It is no use to deny it any longer. I have to put Vampires Suck on indefinite hold for now. There's a number of reasons why, and I'll try to sum them up fairly quickly.

One thing is the internet as a medium in itself. You've seen me contemplate in earlier commentaries how the need for proper updates and a fair amount of content each update makes longer storylines challenging. After my first creative breakdown, I started the Chronicles of coffee and cigarettes, adjusting focus from the setting to those who (ab)use it. These were short gags presented as strips. But I don't want to make strips. Or gags for that matter. At least not now.

VS evolved into something I find much more interesting creating — a story. Some of you, who play any edition of WoD, realise this as well. It's not about how shitty or badass your character is in a game mechanic balance perspective. It is the drama that inevitably will surface because everything you touch will turn to shit. Life's still a fucking joke, but everyone doesn't get it, and others don't find it particularly funny.

Continuing on what has been done is troublesome. I could start making proper 'zines altogether out of VS, but there's simply too much backstory only available online. And then there's my conscious decision to direct VS to those already familiar with the Masquerade-setting. A proper shift in medium would require a full re-boot, and probably to drop the universe by White Wolf altogether.

But I assure you that the vampires have not returned into the shadows forever. They are always present, and the great resource material for classical Victorian horror can be applied within a multitude of settings. But VS as it is and has been, will not be for quite a while. I am deeply indebted to you all for giving me these 4 years.

Thank you so much,
I love you.


Emh... what?2010-11-18 05:18:59

Using the Google translator. Sorry. I loved it, so all will learn that NPC not only a number in your list of killed. They also have family and friends. Better to say that to every NPC died, a short summary of your life, just say "you enter in frenezy and kill x number of people"

Bunnicula2010-11-18 08:37:41

Indeed. There are times when making the point about the wickedness of your ways is ~not~ the point at all. However, it is always amusing to make wanna-be, tough-guy punks show there stripes. Stripes made from tears streaming down there grubby, aghast little faces. Perhaps I just enjoy life to much.

Bob Barker2010-11-19 22:49:28

Damn this is disturbing. you are a evil one!

Aj schäll mäjk ju än åffär ju käänt räfjus

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