I hate to do this to a group with such potential, but I don't have the energy required to jump start a group that doesn't really want to be a group anymore. As I am aware this is mostly my fault some time ago, it should really fall on me to put the energy into publicizing and drawing attention once more. The way my life is going, this isn't the time for that. I would happily continue if we had people who wanted to be here, but since my last journal and membership purge, no one has rejoined. At all.
So this leaves me with the sad duty of wrapping things up and locking the door behind me. However...
I will not be closing this group, not by deviantART official standards, anyway. The group will remain here, with this journal on the front page, inactive but present.
At some point in the future, provided there is ample evidence of interest, I am happy to reopen the group with full enthusiasm and the ideas to back it.
If someone else comes to me proposing a new path for the group, or wishes to adopt the group and lead onward, he or she will have my full support, including whatever monetary assistance I can provide to fund contests, super group status, or other requests.
If you have strayed across this group through a +Groups search or other link, and wish to show your support, please feel free to follow our standard membership protocol of submitting links to three good comment/critiques in the message area of your membership request. I do still get the updates from this group, and I will contact you.