Getting this out of the way, I would like to again thank the people who have been patient with me for the past few months of very little updating. It has not been a very easy period of time for me, and I am desperately trying to get back into the swing of things. Thank you for understanding.
Now that that's out of the way, a few things to say:
1.) I am going to sit down and watch the Avatar: Legend of Korra
season finale tonight. I did not get an opportunity to watch it over the weekend because CRABS ARE AWESOME AND SCRUMPTIOUS.
Depending on what happens in the episodes, I may have a fic up sometime in the next couple of weeks. I had an idea for one before the finale aired, but certain aspects may change if the episode demands it. So stay tuned for that. Also, please do not send me any spoilers. I would like to find out what happens in the episodes on my own.
2.) When Push Comes to Love will
be completed this week. I spent entirely way too much time on it, and I just really want to get it out of the way now. The chapter's about 50-75% done, so I only have a little more ways to go. I have no idea which P&F fic I'm going to put out next, so don't ask. It may be a Phinbella, or maybe another one-shot. It's up in the air.
3.) Did you know that there are a grand total of three Encyclopedia Brown fanfics on FF.net? Pity. That needs to be rectified. Immediately.
4.) I've gotten a fair amount of messages asking me about *KicsterAsh
and her "withdrawal" (as one of the messages put it) from the P&F fandom. Now this alone is going to require a fair amount of bullet points:
First of all...why on God's green Earth are you asking me
about her? She has a perfectly serviceable journal that you're capable of reading yourself, and I think that she has made it quite clear about her reasoning and her intentions.
Second of all...no, I will not talk to her
and try to convince her to come back. She does not owe anyone anything. People leave fandoms all the time. Just because she is more popular than the average person doesn't make her an exception to the rule. I am sorry that you will not be able to enjoy any new P&F artwork from her, but she has a crapton of exceptional art on her gallery that you can enjoy, as well as hundreds of other talented artists on this site.
Third...well, I don't have a concrete third point, but I'm just going to say this here.
Kicster and I aren't really friends. That's not a knock against her, or even some sort of bitter realization that I have; that's just the truth. She is someone that I follow on this site. I put comments and/or lame jokes on her art and stories, and she sometimes responds/pity laughs at my lame jokes. That's pretty much the extent of our relationship. We're acquaintances if nothing else. I'm pretty sure she has a laundry list of people she goes to talk about anything before she even gets
to me. So please don't act like I'm buddy-buddy with her, because I'm not.
Would I like
to at some point? Of course. Who wouldn't? But I don't think I'm going to get on her good side by belittling her.(Or by making a journal entry that she's probably never going to read about her, but that's beside the point.)
Do I have any pull with her decision-making? Hell to the no. And even if I did, why would I waste it on something like this?
Do I agree
with her decision to move on from the fandom?
Of course I don't.
But it's really not my decision to make, now is it?
I support her decision in regards to what I am: an outsider looking in. And even if I was
buddy-buddy with her, I would still support her decision. Not just try to switch her mind even though that's the exact thing people should not
She has a life. She has college. She has family. She has other work that she does. The attitudes that people got toward her did not help matters either.
Truth be told, I cannot begin to imagine what sort of hateful things people were saying to her. I would like to think I do, since I have gotten a little bit of it before, but when you have a crapton more subscribers and pageviews, this sort of thing exacerbates infinitely. That, believe it or not, can tally on a person's psyche.
So what am I trying to say?
Get off her back. Seriously. She has enough going on right now in her life that I'm pretty sure she doesn't need you
to pile it on.
*sigh* I'm always surprised at how surprised I get at the actions of people sometimes.
Seriously, guys. It's not the end of the world.
Story will go up either Friday or Saturday.
I shall talk to you later.