I'm sorry to say this, but Nathaniel, my younger brother, passed away early last month.
He left a journal near his laptop, and left specific instructions to inform his online friends.
Nathaniel's instructions states that he apologizes to those he's left behind. Writing and roleplaying meant a lot to him, and he knows how irritating it can be when someone just disappears in the middle of a great one. Even if this situation is understandable, he's sure that, even in the afterlife, he'd feel pretty bad about it until the reason has been made apparent.
He wishes to thank you all for the fun roleplays, and asks that you enjoy life to the fullest.