Last year when I opened Amor, I had just retired from Iwaku and I was hoping that a new scene and challenge would help reinvigorate my love of being a roleplay community admin. We started off with a bang and Amor has been the very picture of everything I envisioned! ...and then a couple months in I realized I'm still not happy. Over the past year I've barely checked in more than once a month and have been relying on the staff to run the site on their own without clear direction. And though they have done an amazing job in keeping to my vision, having an absent boss is not fair to them OR to the community that is seeking a reliable and consistent place to live. For someone who has always believed that a community needs a present and active admin to flourish in the long term, this has been a source of stress and guilt for me. Ò,Ó I've not been doing my job. It's taken a lot of thinking, and it's well past due for me to admit my heart is just not in it. After 18 years of running roleplay sites, my interests have evolved in new directions. If you want to be a good leader you have to have passion for what you're doing and you've got to recognize when you've lost your spark and you need to drop something. With this I am announcing that registration is now closed Amor will be shutting down the site for good on August 1st. This choice didn't come easy. Amor fills a special hole (ahem) that is so hard to find in adult roleplay communities. I considered leaving it open as is, but over time as our beautiful staff slowly retires, there would not be a boss to replace them. The community would eventually degrade in quality of life. I'm also not comfortable allowing someone else to take over my project. It is better to pull the plug now, than allow things to decay in to chaos. Ç , Ç I 100% absolutely apologize to all of the people who had high hopes for Amor and who are being inconvenienced, displaced or lost because of this shut down. If I had known I was going to suddenly have a mid-life crisis only a few short months after debuting, I wouldn't have started the project. Ç◇Ç But alas sometimes you gotta be ambitious, take the risk, and see what happens. Now it's time for some hype ambitious person to start their own roleplay empire! I highly encourage people to take this moment to consider giving it a shot! It's a lot of hard work and you will make a lot of mistakes, but nothing is more awesome than creating a home with your bare hands and tailored to your wishes. Feel free to use Amor for inspiration with the things we did right and the things we did wrong. There are a lot of options out there both for broke ass people who want to use free services, or people who have the cash to invest in their own domain and software. I'll be happy to give advice on services I used if you ask! And if you launch a site before Amor closes, I'll link to it on our closure page so people can find you. ⊙,◡ WHAT HAPPENS NOW: Registration is now closed. No new people can sign up. The site is going to remain online for a couple of months so everyone can make arrangements to find a new roleplay home and save their content. You can continue to roleplay as you please until July 1st. At that point posting capabilities and Private Conversation sending will be turned off. Any remaining Vassal subscriptions that are still active will also be cancelled. Make sure you swap contact info or new website links before July 1st so you can stay connected with partners! The site stays open for one more month so people can still save their content. ON the day of August 1st the entire site is shut off and you will no longer be able to access ANY content. SO SAVE YOUR CONTENT BEFORE THIS DAY. Get your roleplay threads, your private messages, your character sheets. (I am a huge fan of using something like Wordpress to create your own little roleplay storage blog. It's a great way to save character sheets, roleplay logs, plots, etc and be able to migrate with you across different rp sites.) The Amor Discord Server is going to remain open! Though I don't want to run a roleplay forum anymore, I still want contact with all my roleplay peeps for social fun and connections! We'll have a channel so you can advertise links and roleplay sites. WHERE IS DIANA GOING NEXT? For you peeps who like to migrate with me through my internet journey - I am now going to be focusing on writing my first solo novels and running writer resource websites. I post daily writing prompts, guides, and tools on Muse Inspired. I host a random generator site called Mix Vixen. And lastly, I'm working on a serial novel called Silent Pines with my co-author. If you want to follow me directly: https://www.space-kitten.org/ <- My personal website. It will always have a link to my projects. https://www.facebook.com/diananotacat <- My facebook is full of memes and my family embarrassing me. https://twitter.com/diananotacat <- I tend to forget twitter exists. https://www.instagram.com/diananotacat/ <- Instagram is filled with gratuitous pictures of my cats. https://plus.google.com/+DianaNotacat <- I don't even know who uses this. http://divinatas.tumblr.com/ <- I also often forget I have a tumblr. https://www.iwakuroleplay.com/ <- I still live on Iwaku Roleplay and continue to support it and it's admins! Thank you so much for taking a chance with Amor! As much as I hate doing this, just posting the announcement is already a huge stress relief. @,@ Though it didn't get to last, I learned a lot of useful and cool things about running an adults only site! I will always remember the random penises and shirtless dudes and reading some seriously amazing smut. A huge shout out to the wonderful staff people present and past that helped shaped a happy lil community. I REALLY appreciate how much care you put in to this project despite frustrating leadership. If you ever want to use me as a reference for jobs on other sites I will be happy to give it. <3 In the meantime.... SHARE SOME ROLEPLAY SITES YOU LOVE. Peeps are lookin for a new place!