214: Discernible digestion
I'd like to add a subtitle to this entry. It goes roughly like "Yeah, ok, so I was delirious in fever when I wrote the script. Don't judge, goddammit!" I believe it sums up my somewhat divided feelings toward this abysmal exploit of referential humour. But why stop here, let's make unlife miserable for all poor Storytellers out there. Gang up in your group and suggest to play a coterie of flesh-eaters, all suffering this vile flaw. Motivate him or her by explaining that you wish to explore the psyche and relentless corruption of humanity as your hunger necessitates this brutal slaughter, and that the group tries to support each other in the face of these desires, being outcasts of normal Kindred society.
And then, when your ST's guard is down, attack a nearby McDonald's, eat everyone inside while vividly blurting out "nom nom nom!" and "I can has liver plz". They'll cry themselves to sleep and you, the playing troupe, stands once more victorious!
I'd like to seize the opportunity to give my most heartfelt thanks to two people. Two people whom I own A LOT in the creation of this comic. They are my proof-readers, and they've helped me out without asking anything in return. I am forever grateful to you both.
First off, I'd like to mention Mikaela Roxendal, who convinced me that I really ought to have someone check my language before publishing an update. And then did that for over a year - and recently agreed to help me out again! Thank you, you're a live-saver!
The second person that should be rightfully appreciated is Cameron Shallow, a resident forumite that agreed to help me when asked in January, and has being doing that until just recently. My deepest regards for you, and your family. Take care, my digital friend. I do hope I get to meet you in person some day.
Then there's the people who I've bugged desperately once or twice, usually in the AGS IRC-channel, and has willingly lent a grammatical hand in my ailment. You know who you are.. You're much appreciated!
I love you all!
Please feel free to shower these wondrous Kindred with the love they so rightfully deserve. Without them, VS would have an equally abysmal language as in the first issues. And no one wants that, do we?
I can has grammuh lezzuns!
This content is gathered from http://blog.riotamot.com. It is shown here because it is tagged with 'vampiressuck' and is written in English.
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,
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