(technically not a LoZ question but w/e) what ask or RP Zelda blogs are actually still up and running?
((I…have no idea. I really don’t know. I rarely check this blog anymore, and this is the one I use to keep tabs on the community. Far as I can tell, we’ve gone pretty quiet.
I do know that Tri-kun’s got a new Dark Link blog that updates with some frequency. And naturally, Relic has a counterpart blog to it.
Every time I come here to check things, Ask Majora seems to have posted something, so I guess that’s another active blog. A-Happiness-Salesman has updated recently as well. I think Kenzie still updates her Midna blog too.
I don’t follow many roleplay blogs, unfortunately; for me, rp has always been a very personal thing, so I generally tend to assume it’s personal for other people as well, and thus don’t really follow their roleplays. But I do know some people who are really, really into rp follow me. Any of you who are still active and see this, feel free to reply to the post saying so. I’ll make up a list later today or possibly tomorrow and post it?
It’s been said time and time again that those of us who run ask blogs depend on our followers for update material, and it’s true. When the fandom is at a lull, fandom-related blogs tend to do the same. The LoZ fandom’s a bit quiet at the moment; people who follow our ask blogs aren’t as hyped up and excited about the series as they might be when, say, a new game is released, and aren’t taking as much of an interest in the characters we portray. And while that’s a bit disappointing to those of us who are really excited with our blogs, it’s also understandable.
Rp-centric blogs run a bit more independently—particularly those of OCs, who don’t get nearly as much love as canon characters—but their activity depends a lot on the roleplayers’ availability and muse. Writing is fickle business, believe me. If they’re busy with schoolwork, they might not have much time to roleplay.
I think a combination of lack of activity from followers and lack of availability for blog-runners has just sort of combined to put things on hold. Again, I haven’t really been keeping up with the community much of late, but I’d be amazed if all these other ask/rp blogs just decided to shut down all at once. I think it’s far more likely that the community’s…not really dead so much as dormant.
We had a huge burst of activity when Skyward Sword was released, because everyone was excited about LoZ and wanted to get involved in the fandom again. There also tends to be more activity during the summer months. We’ve got that coming up, and as more information gets released about the ALttP sequel, I’m sure the fandom will get excited and the community here will start revving up again.))