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216: Cue Woo
Updated at 2010-12-05

Not so much ill anymore, as just in a shitty mood. Agitated and worked up, but I don't quite know why. It's been a good day, but even the Greatest Days of our Lives turns into shit come nightfall. Amusingly enough, I had the exact opposite reaction before, when the meds were "required" rather than "beneficial". I avoided the sunlight and hid until the cloak of night was lowered unto me. Right now, I raise a fist against the Eternal Dark, cussing at the lack of Father Sun and resort into writing grumpy updates for VS at 19:31 on a Sunday evening.

I'm a pathetic and worthless creature of the Night these Days. Oh, the irony..

You may now laugh about the little orphan Annie..

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.


Bob Barker2010-12-07 12:25:14

Ball-fondeling works wonders for those with the winter gloomies. Your own balls preferably,l If the other guy is not into it.

Unknown2010-12-08 18:09:23

Har följt den här ett bra tag nu och i brist på någonting mer insiktsfullt att säga så tänkte jag bara säga att du gör ett jätte bra jobb! Som ett VtM fan så skrattar jag en del och finner din serie en rolig glimt i vardagen : )

King_dawn2011-02-01 18:45:18

Älskar din serie, den är jäte episk ^^ Lajvar själv vampire som Brujah.

Aj schäll mäjk ju än åffär ju käänt räfjus

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