I am not discontinuing the fic. Please note that. At the moment least, I have some idea of returning to it. It brings back so many memories that to abandon it would be worse than anything I could do.
But, as you've noticed, I have not updated. Not in a while. A very long while and most of you are believing that I am gone away in some form or another to worlds yet unknown. In fact my life has gone on as normal, with the simple exception that in the past month my father has passed away due to cancer.
I am not fit currently to continue or focus on a work of this scale. However fun it might be normally I don't feel right now. So I will not for the moment or in the foreseeable future continue this story.
I liked doing this. I loved it. It was so much fun and I loved seeing what would happen as much as you all do. But I don't feel that fun as much anymore and my life has taken so many different paths since I last updated that I can't really explain it all in this.
I'll come back.
Maybe one day.
Thank you all for reading, and thank you so much for all that you've done over the years. You made writing this a huge part of my life and I would not trade it for the world. There is something about this fic, however horribly I feel that it is written and however strangely the plot seems to have taken, but I have ideas that still burn and a world so big that it's tantalizing not to return. I will. I don't know when, and it won't be in the same quickness as before, but I will return.
Again, thanks for reading. You guys have helped me through some of the formative years of my life by just reading the slop that I've written. Thanks to all of you. I hope that I was able to inspire at least a few of you to start your own stories and to see where they go.
Ta ta for now, my friends, but I'll return.
Don't worry about that.