I've been putting off writing this for a few days as I really don't want to do this. However, I've come to the conclusion that I don't have a choice. I'm back at school full time for a year (from two weeks ago to next May). I have 30 class hours per week (that's including a practicum assignment), plus attendant readings and assignments (those readings are already piling up on me). My program also requires that I fit in a minimum of two hours of community service every week. On top of that, I'm trying to maintain part-time work so that I actually have a bit of money to pay bills with. Over the past week or so, I've had to think carefully about what things I need to cut--at least for the time being.
I don't want to end my pbps permanently, as these games (especially Serpent's Skull) have been very important to me. They've helped me through some rough patches over the last few years. As such, I'm not so much ending the games as I am putting them on hiatus. If people are around in a few months and still want to be part of them, hopefully we can resume them once my schedule clears up a little again.
I want to thank everyone for a great game. It's been huge fun for me, and I really wish I didn't have to put it aside for now.