Be honest - what would make you cringe more?
Of course, applying gender roles to the Nosferatu is a bit like applying them to the generic fantasy dwarf. It doesn't really matter. It's all boils and puss, or beards and plate armor. Even so, sex is a subject often handled within the "unflawed" clan. I remember the first time playing Bloodlines and dotting up a male nossie. And then launching myself headlong into the game. OK, the intro.. that is.. a floor and.. uh.. that is a.. a condom-wrapper.. oh, shit, did I just fuck a Nossie?! Come on! Goddammit!
It's like an unspoken law that if there's a female nossie around, she's going to be quite proficient in the Mask of a Thousand Faces and behave as a Bond Girl. Preferably taping the sessions. Breaching the Masquerade is not to recommend, but film evidence of your deformed and disgusting hide getting rammed by the Toreador Primogen could prove useful in negotiations. And for some reason, being a whore to acquire information in the bed of societies finest seem much more plausible if you're reeking of sewage and shit and the penetration took place in an orifice not usually found on the human body. Which is kind of stupid, since your "victim" does not know and usually will never find out what you really are. As far as they are concerned, they fucked a hot bod' and she talked a lot about the union negotiations. I mean, if you had HIV, you'd fuck their horny asses over good and proper, but your concealed identity in itself will never have an impact on them personally.
Of course, going to bed with someone's mortal relative, or even instigating a relationship serves a purpose against the related Kindred in question. And humanity is a tool for our benefit, is it not?
Male nossies often partake in the noble act of "hiding-the-sausage" as well, but never bother about the whole "Mask"-business. They address the patriarch ruling techniques and perform their fucking in full gore galore. "Yeah, this is what I am, and you'll better like it, bitch!" I'm not saying that this is something deriving from the gaming literature itself, it is my experience of how we as players depict the gender-roles. And why not? It's a contemporary setting so we should address the issues of society as it is, not the way we would want it to be. WoD is a fucked up world, but sadly, not too much of a distorted view of our own society. We just put the issues at an extreme level. Some would say it is no longer journalism but artistic symbolism. I say "meh" and take another cup of coffee.
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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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