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Ficta_Scriptor


  • TNo Regrets
    After Twilight becomes an alicorn, the notion of immortality dawns on her and she is plagued by doubts. Distressed, she finds solace with the Element of Honesty. To have no regrets would mean the world.
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Mar
23rd
2015

No Regrets has been cancelled. · 12:01am Mar 23rd, 2015

Apologies to anyone who was following my story, No Regrets, but I am officially cancelling it as of today. As such, it will not receive future updates. This decision has been a long time coming, but it's finally time for me to state it outright.

Now I'm aware that I've recently cancelled three of my ongoing fics, leaving just Pinkie The Match-Maker. Rest assured, that will probably be completed eventually, if only because I'm on the last chapter and would like to finish at least one novel-length story. But after that I will most likely be saying farewell to fanfiction writing.

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Sorry to hear this, as I was looking forward to seeing how it was going to eventually end. It will remain in my favorites, though, as it is one of my favorite TwiJack stories.

I am also sorry to hear that you will longer be writing fanfiction, and will likely be leaving us after you conclude Pinkie The Match-Maker. You have long been on of my favorite writers around here, and you will be missed if (or when) you leave.

Still, I wish you much good fortune in whatever you choose to do in the future.

Take care, my friend.

Well that is too bad but understandable. I am very happy that if you were to only do one story that you chose to finish Pinkie and the matchmaker which is my favorite. I am still holding out hope that Fluttershy can be happy while still allowing Pinkie and Mac to be together but we shall see.

Awe... well I'm sorry to hear that you're leaving us. :applecry:

If it's not intrusive, may I ask why? It's okay if you can't or don't want to stay. Also I just noticed Legacy's cancellation... (Insert Darth Vader NOOOOOOOOO! meme)

I'm very bummed by this, but as an author I can understand. :twilightsmile: Goodbye and farewell friend.

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Hey everyone, thanks for being understanding. :pinkiesmile: Sorry to break the bad news, but... I felt like it needed to be said.

If it's not intrusive, may I ask why?

Well, that mainly comes down to 3 key things:

Firstly, I stopped caring about the show a long time ago. I watched the first couple of season 4 episodes but got no further than that, and I made absolutely no effort to keep up with current events. As such, I avoided forum threads and conversations about the show because I was completely out of place. And writing fanfiction about a show I no longer cared about became more and more difficult as time went on.

Secondly, as time passed, I began to seriously dislike this fandom. The extreme level of fanboyism is beyond anything I've seen in any other community, and the mistreatment I suffered from the same people claiming they believed in 'love and tolerance' was the icing on the cake. I could go on, but... posting a brony hate rant would be out of place, and not fair on you guys.

Finally, I've come to terms with the fact that my reasons for writing just haven't been worth it in the end. A little history here... I wasn't even aware that fanfiction was a 'thing' until I became a brony. I literally didn't know it existed. As a child, I had always dreamed of becoming an author, and coupled with my fascination over MLP fanfics, I kick-started my writing muse into gear. I'd had story ideas floating around in my head for years, and I remember thinking how it was just a waste that I never turned any of those ideas into actual stories for others to enjoy. I was fascinated by the idea that I could conjure up emotions in other people, simply with a series of words that had originally been just a thought in my head. And for a while, that was great. But the feeling is gone now. I look back at all the praise I've received on my stories and... I find it difficult to even care. The very thing that spurred me into writing in the first place turned out to be fool's gold. The novelty that other people were getting emotionally involved in my story ideas wore off. It's not like I want to move onto original work instead; I actually think this experience has put me off writing for good. The rewards just aren't there anymore. Even if I had ten times the amount of readers I do now, I don't think it would've made a difference. I realise now that being an author just isn't for me.

2903691 Speaking for myself, you're very welcome, hon.

And better that you broke it to us now than just leaving and not letting us, your readers, know why, and wonder just what the heck happened to you. I truly admire you for that, Ficta.

And hey, we all fall out of love with fandoms, shows, movies and what-not, that we previously liked and loved to create stories and art for. It happens. You aren't the first, and I seriously doubt that you'll be the last.

And, as I said earlier, good luck no matter where life, and your future, may take you. You, and your stories, are much-loved, and they, and more importantly, you, will be much missed.

Good luck, my friend, and to quote a line from The Hobbit (the book, not the movie(s)): "Farewell, wherever you fare, and may your aeries receive you at your journey's end!"

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I must admit, I was originally tempted by the "leave without saying anything" idea, but I felt like that would just give the wrong message, or leave people worrying that something had happened to me.

But I must point out, I'm not saying I'm packing my bags the moment I finish Pinkie The Match-Maker. I'm just acknowledging that my time on this site is coming to an end, and without a writing project on my shoulders, that will probably be sooner rather than later. It's not time for goodbyes just yet! :rainbowwild:

I can't say for certain that I will never write again. I feel like I've changed a lot over the past couple of years, and hey, maybe I'll change in the future too and find my footing in creative writing again. But if that does happen, I can almost guarantee it won't be pony related.

2905633 Well, like I said earlier, I'm glad that you did let us know. Personally, I would've gotten more than a bit worried if you suddenly just disappeared on us. SO thank you again for that, hon.

Oh, really? Well, that's good to know.:twilightsmile:

Well, you know what they say, "Never say never" (because that almost always comes back to bite you eventually). You might just develop and interest in that again, and if you ever do, I wish you well.:ajsmug:

And if you ever do, that's cool. Honestly, I've started things in other fandoms that I've just dropped and never finished because I lost interest in those particular fandoms, so that's just normal.

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Yeah, I completely understand not caring much for the show any more. I'm not on the "I hate Twilicorn" bandwagon, but I feel that ever since the end of Season 3 and throughout Season 4, Twilight has definitely become more of a mary sue character. :ajsleepy: That and I found myself having to force myself through Season 4, with only the promise that the finale was good. It was okay... While the whole Draginball Z style fight with Tirek was cool, it was a bit of a turn-off (I realize that's a spoiler, but I get the feeling you'll probably never watch it anyways~ so... :twilightsheepish:)

The things about the fandom I definitely agree with. There's a level of annoyance and arrogance that seems... unique to the Brony fandom that is more obnoxious than in any other fandom. :ajbemused: If I go into it any more I'll start a rant, which I'd rather not do. Long story short, it's made me contemplate leaving. This is also why I don't pay much attention to threads that aren't discussions on, say, writing itself or fandoms I like; I.E. Fallout: Equestria.

I'm sad that writing didn't work out for you in the end, I thought your stories were really good, particularly The End of Harmony. But, when writing becomes a chore and it's no longer a fun hobby/desire, then yeah... it's for the best to lay down the figurative pen. No one should have to force themselves through things that aren't necessary in life, and definitely not when those things are supposed to be fun and enjoyable. I'm still sorry to see you go, you'll be missed dearly, but it's for the best. :twilightsmile:

Best of wishes, friend. :pinkiesmile:

P,S.Edit Saw the other two posts, and that's good to hear you aren't just giving up. :twilightblush: ignore my third paragraph then~ Eheh~

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I found myself having to force myself through Season 4.

I realised that I was only watching out of a feeling of obligation, instead of being genuinely engaged in the show. I felt like I needed to keep up with canon events, but once I came to the conclusion that I really didn't care, I just stopped watching and never looked back.

While the whole Draginball Z style fight with Tirek was cool, it was a bit of a turn-off (I realize that's a spoiler, but I get the feeling you'll probably never watch it anyways~ so...)

Actually, I have watched the Tirek fight scene, :twilightblush: only because I was pestered by my brony friends that I absolutely needed to watch it because of its extreme epicness. I watched it and thought it was... okay, I guess. Nothing that hasn't been done a thousand times better in other cartoons.

The things about the fandom I definitely agree with. There's a level of annoyance and arrogance that seems... unique to the Brony fandom that is more obnoxious than in any other fandom.

I hear this a lot from other people, even those that are still massive fans of the show. I'm unsure whether or not I was just oblivious to certain things in the early days or whether the fandom has genuinely changed. Probably best not to think about it.

But, when writing becomes a chore and it's no longer a fun hobby/desire, then yeah... it's for the best to lay down the figurative pen.

Yeah, the whole writing gig took a major turnaround for me. I can remember spending my work days constantly coming up with story ideas and refining the plots. I couldn't wait to get home and get on my laptop and do some writing. Even while on holiday in Spain, lying on a sunbed by the pool, sipping sangria, all I could think about was what I wanted to write when I got home. Eventually though, I was having to force myself to write even a few paragraphs, and once I stopped forcing myself, I felt no urge to write. It's weird how things have changed so much.

But this is why I'm not completely discounting whether or not I may write again, because I don't know if my feeling might suddenly make another turnaround. Maybe one day I'll come up with an idea that I simply must get down on paper. Who knows? But even if that does happen, I highly doubt it'll be tied to this fandom.

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