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Discussion in 'Coming and Going' started by Penguin, May 23, 2018.

  1. Penguin
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    This is gonna be my official coming and going thread for now... I’ll edit the first post here and make it snazzy when I’m not on mobile, haha.
     
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    First post — sorry for being absent the past week! I’m definitely still here, but the last few days of school have been hectic. Fortunately, tomorrow is my last day ever (woo!) and Friday marks my first and only exam. After that - scot free! Though I’ll be getting a job soon and it may well be full-time.
     
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    Might be absent for a few days while graduation wraps up and my family is in town. Expect posts when I return, though! And hopefully, maybe one or two between now and then. :)
     
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    Finishing up my last couple things. I should be completely back within the next couple days!
     
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    Hi everyone!

    I've been settling into university quite well, and I'm used to my schedule enough for intermittent posting! Again -- intermittent. My activity will almost certainly vary from week to week, depending upon classes, assignments, appointments, and... yes... parties. Ho boy. I'd really like to prioritize livin' it up at university over my online identity, because I have the rest of my life to enjoy SA and only 4 years~ to experience this setting to the fullest. But, I miss SA. I miss all of you. I've been having progressively more and more impulses to return here, and it's getting too hard to resist.

    Thus, I am lifting my hiatus officially, but leaving my posting regularity sporadic for the time being. I'll let you all know here if I'll be away for an extended time (longer than a week being extended).

    Because I'll be here so sporadically, I want to avoid being in too many plots and threads right now. It wouldn't be fair to the people who want to plot with me, especially as I have the horrible tendency to flake when pressure grows too much. Thus, I'm going to severely restrict my characters to those with the most muse, and I'm going to restrict my threads to those pertaining to plotlines. I apologize to anyone who was hoping to see me make a full return with my cast -- it simply isn't possible right now.

    Most likely, my restrictions will be as follows:

    - Riley will be returning for plots with @WuffyWuff , but will likely be receiving some edits. A few of his elements seem too heavy and pity-reliant for my current tastes as a writer, and others simply feel unnecessary. These edits will pertain only to history, personality and appearance - powers will not be affected and most of his aspects should remain approximately the same.

    - I may incorporate a new character. I have a few ideas, but I've been wanting to break my usual roleplay profile (horrible backstories, complicated powers, overtly attractive/fit physiques, pre-planned emotional journeys surrounding the healing of old scars, etc). I have a few ideas on how to do so, with one standing out more than others. He's a cute little anthropomorphic plant with social anxiety, brought to life by a lonely, good-natured witch. Pansexual and very affectionate, he enjoys social interaction and innocent interaction, and is very pure and sweet.

    - I'm beginning the slow process of revamping Nim (Nimble Vernon Emerson). This will be a lengthy process (as he will be receiving MANY revisions) and not one of my priorities, however, so don't expect to see V.2 Nim for quite some time. His new name will, however, be Lincoln. Link for short. :)

    - I may also bring back Percival (Percival Everest Thatcher). If I do, I will probably restart (not revamp) him, once I reread the rules on the subject (I believe new ones may have been posted during my absence?). This is to be determined and is definitely not a promise.

    If anyone has any special requests for me and/or other news they would like to share, whether or not is related to characters, my PMs are open! I recieve email notifications for PMs on this site, so feel free to message me any time. I love hearing from all of you beautiful people!

    I miss/ed you guys, and I look forward to slowly getting my feet back on the ground! Wish me luck :)
     
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    Hi everyone.

    Unfortunately, as you may have been able to tell, my hiatus has become indefinite. I just don’t have the time or motivation to dedicate myself to this site right now, or even to to humor the idea. Between classes, honors work, family issues that need solving, a dating interest, exams... school is eating up a lot, and the rest of that time that isn’t spent sleeping and reviving myself, needs to be directed towards my own writing projects. I’m a creative writing major, and I’m working on getting some things published with my professors. I’ve got to pursue my career, now, and my future.

    I really do hope that you’ll all be able to forgive me for so many years of back and forth, and that I’ll be welcome in chat on the rare occasions I can return.

    As far as my characters go, they should all remain archived. If you have plots with my characters, feel free to let your characters move on completely, if you haven’t already. If I do return in the future to full reactivity, they will probably remain archived with a potential few exceptions (Caelin? Riley?), whereas the others will either be new entirely or redone revamps of old characters (Nim will become Lincoln/Link and will be quite different).

    I’ve had a wonderful time here, and I’ll miss you all terribly while I’m away. :’) I think about this site often. And this isn’t goodbye! My PMs are always open and connected to my email, and this is hiatus! Not a goodbye post. I’ll be back one day, better than ever, when the world doesn’t seem quite so giant and tiring.

    Good luck to everyone! I’ll miss you! Thanks to everyone for the memories and the life experiences I’ve gained from being your peer. :)

    - Pen
     
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    You'll always be welcome here no matter how long you go away, so there's no need to worry about it. We'll be as welcoming as ever. Good luck with everything, Pen! We shall await your return :3
     
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    UPDATES;;

    Firstly: I'M ALIVE!!! For better or for worse, we've yet to see.

    Life! Is! Strange! Between classes (16, then 17, partially-Honors credit hours), an unrelated double-major, sicknesses, surgery, dating, money managing, traveling, independent writing projects, and ~college activities~... everything is hectic and crazy, both wonderful and terrifying all at once. How chaotic is it, this thing called "adulting?"

    I love it, and I fear it, and that balance is something I'm still trying to figure out.

    ADHD overmedication might have been screwing me over for months/years now, which might explain why I don't function well even when I'm on it (albeit in different ways). I won't be able to change this, likely, until summer, however. Also, I was recently diagnosed with a pretty severe case of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Dysthymia (also known as High-Functioning Depression or Persistent Depressive Disorder) as well, both of which have almost certainly been affecting me for several years (before I'd even heard of SA, really).

    Hopefully, though, with this knowledge, I'll actually be able to combat these illnesses and get better! While I'm not happy to have them, I am happy to have their names. I hope that, now that I can better create a combative system against my internal struggles, that I will be able to return (relatively) soon!

    Most likely, this return is still a while out. I miss you all, and I have ideas to share, this much is true. I also feel that, since immersing myself in independent writing projects (as expected with a creative writing major) that I've changed and grown a lot with my content and style. It's something I can't wait to share! But, as much as I want to return, I simply can't do that right now. Not as I am.

    Mentally, I'm in no state to commit here again. I don't have the joy, the tranquility, or the energy to be the version of myself that I want to give to you all. That's assuming that I'd even be able to give it to you at all, no matter the discomfort. Activity, positivity, consistency, communication... These are the things you all deserve, and they aren't what I can give you at this time.

    So, I do hope you all will forgive me for my continued hiatus/current retirement. And, I hope that you won't be object to the occasional visit and question from me in chat, as I do like to keep light tabs on the site. <3

    PS. When I do return: I will likely be starting from scratch, in terms of my characters. I feel disconnected from those I've created in the past, and the idea of trying to reconcile their plots/timelines with my own hiatus just... gives me hives on my skeleton, if you can picture it. Anxiety. Slowly, some of my favorites might come back to life, and others might be revamped or combined into new people (Nim >>> Oliver, for example). Otherwise, it's time to blank the slate.
     
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