On Hiatus

Or, as my friends in the UK say: “Fuck this for a game of soldiers….”

Things are getting to me too much. The constant dogpile hate-fests at RPGnet, the half-dozen or so hate-mails I get each day, the fucking waves of venom that are aimed in my direction. I can’t stand it any longer.

I love writing. I love writing for the game industry, and I came back to doing it full-time because of that love. But I recognized today that if I don’t take a break from being online, that love is going to be beaten out of me. Again….by a combination of heartless assholes, stalking lunatics, anonymous cowards and a biased site moderator who has already driven off most of my friends from RPGnet, and now appears to have his sights on me.

The point I reached today, where I found myself so upset that I could hear my pulse pounding in my ears, when I felt nothing so intensely as the desire…no, the NEED to strike back at all of these folks….that was when I realized that I need to go away.

So, I’m pulling back. Re-grouping and recuperating. I’ll still be available via email (I have responsibilities which need tending, after all), but if it’s not business-related or from a friend, it’ll be deleted unread. No more forums, no more blog. Not for a while.

I’m just going to write.

GMS

Lame Status Quo Update

Posts on this thing have gotten pretty rare (I started to type “rarer than a…”, but I couldn’t think of a comparison that wasn’t horribly insulting or just plain overdone, so I gave up).

William Gibson announced that he’s no longer blogging, having been using it only as an in-between-projects excuse to keep writing…and now that he’s ready to start work on something else, he’s ending his blog. I’ll be removing the link to his site from my list of blogs over there on the left side of your screen…but I’m not going to be following his lead. I’m still going to be here, however infrequently it has been of late.

I’ve got a bunch of projects which all have to be done by the end of September, so I’ll get back to them. Things should pick up a bit here once those hurdles are cleared.

Oh….if you haven’t seen it yet: Watch HBO’s new series, Carniv├ále. It is, without a doubt, the best thing I’ve seen on TV in a long, long time. Imagine a mix of Twin Peaks, Something Wicked This Way Comes and Clive Barker’s The Great and Secret Show, and you’ll have a rough approximation of the themes and mood of this series. Creepy, in a really good way.

GMS

It’s WHO-riffic!

Just like last year, autumn turns my thoughts towards Dr. Who.

Found this quiz, so I took it:

The First Doctor
You are the First Doctor: Irascible, brusque, and
occasionally condescending and rude. You do not
suffer fools gladly, nor do you harbor any
false modesty about your capabilities. You have
a sharp tongue, though you’re first-class
company when you’re in a good mood.

Which Incarnation of the Doctor Are You?
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Kinda surprised me, actually. Given some of the questions, I figured that I’d be a shoe-in for the Sixth Doctor. The First is cool, though…a more respectable result, perhaps. I just saw “The Aztecs” for the first time (got the DVD as a gift), and thought it was probably the best one of his that I’ve ever seen. I love me some historicals.

GMS