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Updated at 2010-05-16

I took a walk today, strolled a bit in the green, and I got an immediate reaction - I want to fantasy-LARP. It's been quite some while since I strode in medieval clothes, pretending to fear the trolls, fae and the occasional dryad.

Note that I aim to play an average and mundane being in this constellation. Latex make-up is tough enough LARP-ing WoD, and with that, you have access to electrical lights, bathrooms and what have you. To try and put on a mask in the middle of the forest - nah, I think I'll pass on that a little bit longer.

Of course, it is May now, so I can only prepare myself for the season of '11 at best. Perhaps it is for the better. These ideas come to me without warning, and leave when I come to my senses. I aspire a wee bit too much convenience and comfort, and the massive outdoor LARP's brings neither. Fun. Engaging. Stimulating. Yes all of these, but comfortable? Nah..

Yeah, I'm a slacker =)

Captain, signing off..

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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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