Domination 07 Guest Editor: Vengeance
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--------------------------------------- * The Pulse No More * --------------------------------------- Vengeance here once again in the pages of Domination with just a small chapter, this time. Respected and leading magazine 'The Pulse' has recently had it's second death and to pass on the words of the editor and help spread the reasoning behind this occurance is my duty here. To whom it may concern, Today i regret having to inform the members of staff, aswell as those of the Commodore 64 scene society that the days of The Pulse magazine are numbered. In other words, i hereby push the red button, stopping the production of The Pulse Magazine completely. This will mark the second death of the Pulse magazine throughout it's history. I think some of you may remember the first which was triggered by my desire to leave. But it has built up over a period of several months, only being pushed away by the support of a wonderful and hardworking staff. But eventually the thoughts and desire of pulling the plug overcome my struggle to be forced into making this difficult decision. I stand by this decision, and feel it is the only appropriate one in my situation. It is very hard for me to explain the exact nature of the reason i decided to stop the magazine. But as i owe one to the staff and all our loyal readers throughout the past years, i will attempt to serve you one. I have worked on The Pulse Magazine for roughly about 3 years now, and the fruits of our labor resulted in 23 editions spread worldwide. Many of these editions represented a good period for me, with a lot of inspiration to write and desire to work on the c64. The last couple of editions did however not, they were infact somewhat of a pain to complete. I began to hate writing, and love the moment when i could turn off my c64 and attend to other business. I would like to thank the great many people who have supported us over the years. Always happy to help out with serving us material, and reading the magazine in it's monthly format. But most of all, i owe a great deal of gratitude to the current members of the staff, aswell as those in the past, who have shown me the value and true meaning of loyalty. I will never be able to repay their enthusiasm, i just hope they will look back upon their work for the Pulse magazine as one of enjoyment. My trusty sidekick, since almost the very beginning, Crossfire, has earned my most humble & wholehearted respect. He has pushed me, and the magazine, to greater lengths that i had ever hoped possible. I am sure he will regret the death of The Pulse Magazine as much as me, and i hope he will remain a good friend of mine. Despite the end of our shared project. I will also miss the relationship i had with our competitors, the past years have proved, that the magazine industry is in a league of it's own, boasting some of the best computer journalists on this planet. Worth mentioning are a small and select group which comprises of energetic and talented profiles, that has made this industry as flourishing and powerful as it is today. This group boasts these fine sceners: Rrr/Relax Magazine, Vengeance/Vandalism News, Jazzcat/Domination and last, but certainly not least, Newscopy/Propaganda. The relationship with the last person, Newscopy, has proved the most positive of all. I have learned a lot from my competition with Propaganda and Newscopy, and it has taught me the values of true sportmanship. It is certainly a rare quality in this day and age. This will conclude the final words written in the service of the Pulse magazine. Now it is time for me to do something new, something different. I will not leave the scene, but remain a passive fixture for a while, i have no desire to become a member of a group at this present time, as i feel i have nothing to contribute with. I will therefore hand Shape my resignation. Hoping they have enjoyed the few months of releasing The Pulse Magazine. I have no future plans at the moment, with that the c64 is concerned. But i do see myself as a future part of the scene. As i have learned it is impossible to leave it completely. I hope to return in an active state as a c64 journalist but only as that, and not as a magazine manager. I have learned managing The Pulse magazine that required too much of my time and energy. I find myself in a position today, where i am not able nor willing to give such effort, as it is just too exhausting. I hope everyone will remember The Pulse magazine as a successful production. It had had its share of good and bad but overall i would hope people see it as part of the best magazines ever released. I will remember it in such a way, but then again, we do tend to love our own children the most - don't we? One thing is certain though, has it been a positive experience in the eyes of the readers, my work would have been complete. I will see you again. Duke General Editor of the Pulse Magazine.