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Updated at 2010-10-27

The plot thickens. And it's spelled "The Queen of Maggots". Whether these turn of events are of a benevolent nature or not is however yet to be revealed.

The commenting function seems a bit dodgy. I suspect that the use of apostrophes will corrupt the string, but no error message is produced. And since that character is fairly common in the English language, that means a lot of your comments have been trashed in cyberspace. I beg your forgiveness. There's no censorship going on, just poor programming =( I'll try to fix it ASAP!

Join the Sabbat. We don't have cookies, but we eat girl-scouts. Close enough.

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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.

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Martin the Bloody2010-10-27 13:53:47

Two strips with Abel in the same week? You are too kind, sir!

2ma22010-10-27 20:41:51

Yes, I believe my Humanity rating is through the roof! So benevolent in fact that I just recently FIXED the commenting issue. It is a VERY common problem as it seems, so common that the Sacred Deities of PHP even made an inbuilt function for the task of "slashing" out illegal characters! Praise thee! Praise Thee! It's addslashes() btw, and I love it. You should love it too! I demand that you love this function! And the fever is almost gone too.. s'gonna be a goooood day.. night.. something.. =)

Asterantha2010-10-28 03:06:57

Heh-len? Oh my...does that mean Abel has ANOTHER new name? Is it Helen? I think it's Helen. That's quite a darling name for him.

Vampire hater!2010-10-28 13:00:18

Ahh, Beautiful comic strips!

Lovley2010-10-29 12:11:13

Brings to mind one of the characters in the TV-series "Misfits of Science". But then it would be "A-me-lia" instead of "Heh-len" :) A big thanks for the pure amazity that is Vampire Sucks.

Paine2010-10-29 14:12:36

Love your comic, please keep up the good work, makes me wanna play vampire again ;)

Nikki DB2010-10-31 11:36:08

Yaaaaaay Abel! But I also wanna see more Lucius ...and more Zelda too! Does she remind anyone else of Juno from Beetlejuice?

Sofia2010-10-31 15:17:12

It's a shame that the last prince ended up on the railroad. I liked that guy.

Aj schäll mäjk ju än åffär ju käänt räfjus

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