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Mr. Sartori’s Opus

“Endings are hard. Any chapped-ass monkey with a keyboard Can poop out a beginning, but endings are impossible. You try to tie up every loose end, But you never can. The fans are always gonna bitch. There’s always gonna be holes. And since it’s the ending, It’s all supposed to add up to something. I’m telling you, they’re a raging pain in the ass.

So, what’s it all add up to? It’s hard to say. But me, I’d say this was a test… For sam and dean. And I think they did all right. Up against good, evil, Angels, devils, destiny, and god himself, They made their own choice. They chose family. And, well… Isn’t that kinda the whole point? No doubt — endings are hard. But then again… Nothing ever really ends, does it?”

Well that seemed like an appropriate quote for end as Sabbat Coordinator, especially because its from an episode called Swan Song (WHICH SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE END OF THE SERIES!).  It’s been six and half years that I have done this job.  Holy crap thats a long time.  So I kinda wanted to reflect on that a little bit with my last blog post.

When I started this job (and don’t let anyone ever tell you it’s not a job…it is) there were maybe ten sabbat games in OWbN.  We were the red headed step child of the org. Sabbat was viewed as Camarilla bad guys with no real depth.  I believed this was a mistake.  I had also looked around at the lay of the land of OWbN and said to myself “I can do better then that. I want to be a coord like there had never been before”.  I was lucky enough to be trained and ready for it by the Great Ian K.  He spent a whole year showing me what it was like and what it would take.  All the while I could see the potential OWbN Sabbat had.

So when I became coord had a several year plan in place to nurture and grow OWbN Sabbat into what I thought it could be.  I also did it always up front.  You can look at my previous coord apps and see I laid out each year what I was going to do and then did it.  Now I know not everyone agrees with every choice I have made.  No one ever will, thats called being human.  Hell there are even things I would have done differently if given the chance.  But thats always the case with things.  We all got haters and fans.  Thats the nature of being a Coordinator.  Damned if you do and damned if you don’t.  But I like to think I achieved my goals.

Tonight in OWbN Sabbat is far from being just maybe 10 games.  We have grown to be just as large as the Camarilla side of this organization. We have our own yearly event which is one of the largest in OWbN.  We have a new depth to the genre of politics, intrigue, factions, and the list goes on.  No longer are the Sabbat just Anti Camarilla.  They are far more then that.  Just like everyone else in this org they are living breathing characters who have motivations, grow, and change with the story.  So I look back on what we are now and look back to what Sabbat was like in OWbN in 2010, and I smile.

I never wanted to be that Coordinator who rage quit OWbN or got burnt out and didn’t want to it anymore or became lazy and unresponsive (But I understand why that happens).  I wanted to go out on my own terms, and on a Positive one.  I joke a lot about can’t wait to be retired or f this not my problem. But they are just jokes.  I could have done another term…easily.  But now was the right time.  I spent a whole year training Jackie just like what was done for me.  She’s gonna be awesome.  I accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish.  I leave this place better then I found it.  I didn’t leave being Sabbat Coordinator in a negative way, but in a Positive one.  I, Adam the person, wanted to move on.  I have other things in life I want to do. Though I will always love OWbN and Sabbat, the time has come to move on to other projects.

Through all the ups and downs I wouldn’t have given it up for the world.  This year’s Ecumenical Council is my Swan Song, my Mr’ Holland’s Opus if you will (Shut Up I love that movie!).  So come, hang out with me, share great memories, and lets have a blast together!  I would love to see as many of the friends I have made over the years come celebrate with me at all WE have done in OWbN.  Because I could never have dreamed we would get this far in OWbN, and it’s not me you should thank…its yourselves!  I will stand by the statement that Sabbat players in OWbN are some of the best people out there and it’s I who thank you for letting me do this for you all for 6 and half years!

So I’ll still be around here and there doing stuff for Jackie as she may need it, but I am retired now.  I know she will do amazing things with the job, and have complete faith in her to carry on that torch!  And as a great man once said of me…

“Take the last decade of STing, CMing, and Coording with my compliments and apologies

I must go.

I’ve left you all a complimentary Jackie Clark on your pillows.”

~Adam Sartori
OWbN Sabbat Coordinator 2010-2017
P.S. Totally still owe a Vlog…