Some EVE bloggers let their blogs fade away through lack of updates, where it slowly becomes apparent over months that they're not servicing them anymore. Some EVE bloggers call a definitive ending with a closing post.
This post is halfway between the two.
Cass hasn't done any journals for a couple of months because since last summer, I've undergone a number of systemic changes in RL (new job, moving house etc.) which have curtailed my EVE time by about 95%, so I've gone from one extreme to the other: from no-lifing the game to becoming a casual. No time to play also means no time to generate ideas for fanfic either. Thing is, I see this as a very positive thing as it's the kind of change which at my age could be considered overdue. I tried to fight it by attempting to maintain a presence as evidenced by the last few posts, but you can't resist change when it visits you.
So Cass's journal is on hiatus, for now.
If you're new to the game and you're finding this blog because it's on the Fansite list or because you're reading Signal Cartel's forum archive - and those sources of traffic are whom this post is actually aimed at - then go forth and dive into what is still one of the most immersive and engaging video game experiences you will ever get. EVE's community is a wonderful thing that you won't regret becoming a part of and I am certainly not here to put anybody off it.
In the meantime, if and when the Drifters finally get their act together and invade New Eden properly, I'll rejoin the game.
'You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave...'