Hey, guys. Pipidae here. c:

It's come to my attention lately that this story has gotten ridiculously popular. I get really sweet reviews from you guys almost every day, despite the huge hiatus this has had. You guys are freaking awesome. I absolutely love seeing all your dedication and the joy you get from reading this story.

Fifty Ways to Annoy the Soutaicho was, for me, a breakthrough into the world of fandom. It was the first real story I ever wrote, and Bleach was the first fanbase I ever felt like I belonged in. No matter how much I look back at this story and laugh about my first attempts at writing, no matter how much I cringe at my constant degradation of the characters of Bleach, I'll always look back with fond feelings for this fandom.

Unfortunately, you can't expect me to be static. In truth, I haven't watched Bleach in over a year. Yeah, that's nearly half a year before my last update. I tried to keep it going despite my failing interest in the series, but by now I can't remember half the characters, and I don't even know any of the latest characters. I probably couldn't even tell you the last thing I read in the manga.

I'm really sorry to have to say that this story is officially over. I don't think it was fair of me to keep you all waiting for this announcement for so long, though I'm sure a lot of you suspected it was coming. Once again, though, I'd like to thank each and every one of you for your kind words and hilarious suggestions you've left over the past year and a half this has been running. It's really been a huge joy of mine to hear from all of you.

My best wishes for all of you,