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One more thing I forgot to mention [02 Aug 2004|07:55am]

zenokarasu
[ mood | amused ]

You may be wondering why, after all this time, I finally took away everybody's membership and restricted new members from joining. It was to prevent people from using the revenant of my community to post self promotions like the "Zombie Army" one below. It was posted 4 months ago but I didn't even see it until just this week. I had nightmarish visions of my old pet project becoming a landfill of sorts for that kind of spam.

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Fin [02 Aug 2004|07:31am]

zenokarasu
[ mood | nostalgic ]

The last time I posted in this community was December 22, 2002. Today is August 2, 2004.

DIMWIT was a fairly decent RPML (role-play mailing list) on Yahoo Groups that had a pretty good run from March 2000 to February 2002. That's almost 2 years. Almost all of the members were my personal friends whom I knew in real life. It finally died because everybody lost interest and moved on with their lives. At the time, I couldn't accept that my pet project was dying and I obsessively clinged to it. I made several attempts to revive it. This LJ community was my final and perhaps one of my more desperate attempts.

Why the sudden resurgence of interest in a project that died two years ago? If people really are that interested, perhaps I should make another go at it. I'm not sure if I really want to. I'm not sure what you want from me.

Right now I'm working on a novel that sort of reinvents some of the characters from the original DIMWIT and puts them in a new setting. The novel focuses on some young teens who meet Zeno after his vampire hunting business goes belly up and he is forced to leave San Francisco and move back to his small home town. At first they don't trust him, but they eventually end up relying on each other to fight against monsters, demons, and ghosts of all kinds. Vampires in the novels will be more etheral than physical, so they cannot be killed simply by thrusting a stake through the heart (unless you're willing to dig up their body and burn it when you're done jabbing it with a pointy stick).

In other words, the ideas for the novel and the ideas for the RPML are not entirely compatible and I do not want to be distracted from completing my first novel in the best way I can. So, I guess what I'm saying is that I am serious about the novel, but I am not serious about the RPML or the LJ Community. The only reasons that I have not deleted it is because I am nostalgic and the various comments that I still receive occasionally do make me laugh. I mean, seriously. People on the internet think they're vampires? They actually come here to taunt Zeno Diasozo the "great vampire hunter". Pshaw. :p Like real vampires wouldn't have anything better to do with their time.

If you are really interested in doing an online vampire related role-play, there are plenty of groups out there much more active than DIMWIT had ever been. Probably the most well known and popular is The Camarilla. They do have an online role-playing community that you can join. I believe they charge a small membership fee, but the advantage of that is that you don't have to worry about the community suddenly disappearing on a whim. It shouldn't be too hard to find something free if that's what you prefer. On LJ, just do an interest search for "vampire" or "roleplay" or something similar. If you'd rather do an e-mail based RPG like DIMWIT was, just go to http://groups.yahoo.com and search for vampire, vampires, vampire hunter, or RPML. I'm sure you can find something on Google too.

I don't feel bad about giving up on DIMWIT because it had its time and there are plenty of other groups out there.

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[30 Mar 2004|05:22am]

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    Posting as Zeno Diasozo (for lack of anything better to do) [22 Dec 2002|11:35am]

    zenokarasu
    [ mood | determined ]

    Well, It's been several months now since my little group broke up and went their seperate ways. Since I've lost my funding, it's been getting harder and harder to pay the bills. I've had to give up my office floor in the AVMD building and start working from my home. It's a good thing that I own it outright, so I don't have to pay rent or mortgage, but utilities and property taxes are expensive in San Francisco. I've had to resort to selling some of my antique weapons just to keep up on the bills. Even if I didn't have to pay bills or eat, I would have had to get rid of some of that stuff anyway because my house simply isn't as big as the 7th floor of AVMD. A lot of my stuff I'd had to put in storage.

    I didn't sell any of my occult books or papers though. That's something that I'll never do. They may be antique and worth a fortune, but if they got into the wrong hands ... I shudder to think. Besides that, I need them for my research. Lord knows that a demon hunter has got to do his homework!

    And yes, I am still in the demon hunting game. A lot of the others may have moved on, but I'm still here fighting the good fight. I'm not alone either. I've got many allies and friends on my side. I have to. The forces of darkness, badness, and evil can be overwhelming at times.

    Wondering what happened to the others?

    When Dark Master Exousia realized that I have no loyalty to him (and that I plan to kill him along with all the other "Vampire Lords"), he commanded Lathra to stop funding me with riches from the alternate plane. Lathra has since stopped coming around to help me when I'm in a pinch. I must assume that he is still one of Exousia's lackies.

    After Duncan became "immortal", he left the country on some strange sudden quest to become "the one", whatever that's all about.

    Lexi disappeared a long time ago ... into another reality I believe. :(

    Kat took off shortly after Lexi left.

    Kae just stopped coming around.

    Jade's still around, but she doesn't live with me anymore. A trusted friend of mine was good enough to take her in. I'm not going to say who took her in or where she lives in this open forum, but I'm not sure if she would wish it. I will tell you all that she is safe and protected, for the time being.

    I was going to use her bedroom for storing some of my books that wouldn't fit in the main study, but I decided that the basement would be a better place. More private for some of my more "powerful" books, and more roomy for storage space. No, I've used Jade's room to take in yet another stray.

    Do you remember Lynx? She lives with me now. If you don't remember Lynx, you'll probably be hearing more about her later. She's the young lady who has the strange habit of turning into a rabbit from time to time. Or is it the other way around? She may be a rabbit who has a strange habit of turning into a young lady from time to time. Either way, she seems to be my new charge (or pet? depending on how you look at it?). She's mildly psychic, which seems to help me as sort of an early warning system. I can't always count on her instinct though, because like most psychics, she doesn't always hit the mark. Like most teenage girls (and rabbits, for that matter) she tends to be a bit flighty.

    Von Ire is still my ally, but he's gone back to Austria to train his new pupil. I don't know the kid he's chosen. I'm kind of glad it's not me though. I'd love to see Europe, but I've got obligations here.

    I've found another new ally in a boy named Wolfe Blackwater. He lives just north of here in San Palido. His LJ user name is deadlyhunger.

    Well ... I guess that's all for now. I've give you updates on my demon hunting experiences in a little while.

    I still don't know what I'm going to do for the Holidays. Needless to say, having dinner with my family is out of the question. More than likely, they'll be trying to have me for dinner. Hmmm... Maybe I'll go up north to visit some friends. I don't know. I feel like I should stay here and keep a vigil eye out for demon or vampire activity. I'll let you know if I come up with something to do before Wednesday.

    Farewell for now, and keep up the good fight.

    -Zeno

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    Yay!!! [17 Dec 2002|04:31pm]

    zenokarasu
    [ mood | accomplished ]

    Yay!! I've finally got this thing up and running!! It looks cool too! :)

    Ah, I'll post something more later.

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