Plato Kasserman (zenokarasu) wrote in dimwit_inc,
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Fin

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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I was just surfing the LJ interests, and as I run World of Darkness, HUnter:The Reckoning being my last game, I thought it looked interesting, that was all. Good luck with your writing!