I scrapped this neopets account by accident, but I saved the html documents from the first four pages of the first two successful tries. I pretty much forced Athene to read it back when I first wrote it, but it really has an entirely different meaning to me now. I don't know if there's a place in the literary world for something like Crimson Tears. It exists already- in Anne Rice, I think. Maybe it's just not meant to be written by me.
The second try has the full ceremony. It was rare even after that night to get through the entire thing.
It's just a bunch of silly girls pretending at playing coven- but more than that, it's a bunch of silly girls using their imagination for the hell of it. Myself included.
Try One:Page one of fourPage two of fourPage three of fourPage four of four
Try Two:Page one of fourPage two of fourPage three of fourPage four of four
If you check the post-stamps for each of the posts, you'll find that they were all March 2005. Almost three years ago.
I guess I still haven't given up on the dream of making Crimson Tears a reality, although Antinov is dreadfully cliche, the Vicomte doesn't exist in my soul anymore, and Kiringa... has bigger fish to fry.
Kiringa's evolved. And so have I, I guess.
So it's time to move on.