People are making noises about getting reparo back on the road. Reparobates, go and read of_evangeline and ferox's journals.
the_maenad, given you mentioned that things with one of your games were less than perfect, may I draw your attention to reparo and reparo_noise? That goes for anyone else who may be interested.
Though I really appreciate the invitation, I still can't be sure that it'll be right for me. Here's what I wrote over in Ev's journal while I was thinking about it:
I'm definitely, definitely thinking about it.I could do with thoughts and input on this, people, before I commit myself.
I'm sorry that that sounds so unenthusiastic - it's not meant to be, but life right now is in some ways unlovely and complex. [$BADSTUFF] so at least in the short term my attention has to be elsewhere.
And I'm going through a dry phase with my writing right now. I have a short story that's stuck at 9000 words and has been so for too long; a novel at 30,000+ ditto; and so on. I'm afraid that even if I have the enthusiasm that I may not be able to guarantee the commitment.
Lastly - and this may seem really weird - I've been looking back over the writing that I did, alone and with others, for reparo, and I just don't feel confident that I can write anything so good ever again. I don't know that I can live up to myself. If that sounds arrogant, it's not meant to.
No, that wasn't lastly, as it turns out: there's some techie stuff that I've always felt needed fixing with the way that reparo (and most other LJ-based RPs, tbh) works - possibly I just notice it as a consequence of the way that I write, but I think it's generally useful/important - that I want to discuss with the Admins before I make a commitment. Oh crap, that sounds far too much like "If you don't do it my way, I'm not gonna play", which is not what I mean at all. And it's not like I'd not be offering to do the necessary work / make the tools available to people...
So yeah, there's redheadgeorge. And Geoff and his Death Eater-plagued family, and Jonathan and the murder plot, and Audenda, and Ameliora and Gil... do you guys want them back?
I think before we restart we're going to need a Great Big "So this is where everyone is, and what's been happening" post.
See, I'm saying "we" already. Looks like not getting rid of that userpic was prophetic, eh?
I've just been reading through the archives, and I feel obscurely proud that I was the originator of the term 'Reparobates'.