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The Drunken Sailor


God, I need a drink.

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Jan
7th
2020

Sailing Onward · 4:14am January 7th

Hello again

I'll keep this brief as I don't really have much to say and I suspect that many of you don't care all that much. But I'm informing you all that I'll be taking a break from writing for Fimfiction, whether or not I'll post again is an open question. But you can expect a signifigant period of time to pass before you see any activity from me again.

The reasons for this are simple: interest and motivation, or lack thereof. With the show ending and my titular viewing of it at best (I still have not watched season 9) there's just not a lot of connection I have left to the show I've based so many stories and characters in. What was left of that was frankly killed by what can only be described as the biggest lie this fandom has ever sold me.

Which touches on the whole motivation thing, now don't take me for someone whom hates you Brony types, most of you are probably very respectable people. However, as someone who has only ever been told that this fandom was a tolerant, accepting, and welcoming to everyone especially people who feel like outsiders to the rest of society. I have been met with considerable hostility. I won't name names or point fingers. But in my attempts to be a part of this community I have only gotten mockery for my ideas and my way of thinking, in particular when it comes to the process of writing. Such interaction are taxing and often left me isolated, and, ironically, feeling like an outsider amoungst outsiders.

Perhaps I'm not the best of people, but the result is the same, my commitment to this community and my writing ideas associated with it have been bled dry. Partly through what I just described, and partly because I believe I have simply outgrown this part of my life and my creative development. Which one is the bigger influencer is hard to say, but both are worth mentioning.

My only regret is not finishing what I started, but as it stands I will always remember this part of my life. For the past five or so years this has been the extent and origin of my writing ability. In particular Humani Victoria stands as a testament to every mistake and every shortfall I've made, as well as the slow development of my style and ideas. Though it is only the beginning, I will always love every character and concept I've made like a father might a child.

Obviously I'll keep writing, and start making wholly original works (Like I have been on the side for the past five years) and perhaps if the rumours are true of this site becoming a place to host original writing as well, then you might see some of it here. And the chance still remains that I will come back to make an effort to finish my in-progress works. We'll see.

But for now, it's been an interesting adventure, calm and rough seas. I've weathered storms, learn some lessons, and changed as a person. But the time is to move on. So for now, this is farewell.

Fair winds and following seas,
I'll see you all on the other side.
- The Drunken Sailor

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Comments ( 6 )

Shame, was some good story you were writing.

Never experienced much trouble with the community. Then again, I don't often peek out of my specific niche.

To me it really doesn't matter whether the show's over or not, or how elitist the community gets. The universe's still there, and MLP comes with a surprisingly rich and unique worldbuilding when you look under the hood and past the ponies. You rarely find verses with such a diverse cast of species in such a setting, far too often it's just the standard fantasy races with vanilla human, short human, knife-ears, and greenskins.

It's a breath of fresh air. The site UI is nice too. To the point where it's worth putting ponies in stories if it means not having to endure FF.net.

Regardless, fair seas to you

please could you wright brief summary of how your fic would have ended for closure, i always hated when good fics im invested in just never get finished, regardless good luck to you i hope i encounter you again in some other fandom, thanks for the ride and bon voyage

Truly a shame if you the story without some sore of ending. But I understand. I haven't watched the show since season 5

It's a shame that the community couldn't be more accepting of your ideas, no matter anyone's opinion on your stories it's always a shame to lose another author. In my eyes your stories were pretty good and it's a sad day when another story goes without a conclusion.

Ether or not you come back to write on the site again, I thank you for all that you've written and contributed to the Fimfiction library.

Hope you have fun times and good fortune from here on out

I understand man, and I'm sorry that people on here were like that. Just know that there are people on here who do respect and accept you. 👍

The way you've been treated upsets me. There's enough space in bronydom for you, but I can understand you wanting to get out.

I know that at times I could have done more to stand up against people bullying you or treating you unfairly. For my failures, I apologise. I'll try to be better

We don't always see eye to eye, and I've sometimes found our interactions frustrating, but that's okay. You owe me nothing and we can agree to disagree. Despite those differences and difficulties, I appreciate you and your contributions. I mourn your departure.

Stay awesome, friend.

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