Well everyone, this is it. I'm sorry to say that it's been a long time coming. I'm officially announcing the discontinuation of When Genius Meets Death. Now I know that many of you enjoy reading the story, and in truth I really enjoyed writing it as well. But as I read back through it, I realized that I've slowly strayed away from the original premise for writing the story, in that Ichigo is a genius. As a recent reviewer pointed out, the biggest flaw in my idea is that I, despite being smarter than average, am not a genius like I wanted Ichigo to be in this story. Because of that, I can't write Ichigo as a genius. He's slowly turned from being a 'genius' to a somewhat overpowered character with few flaws. Although it's certainly possible at this point for me to give him more flaws and balance him as a character in general, I'm afraid it's going to take too long to change the rest of the story to correspond with those flaws. And, let's just face it. I've lost inspiration to write this story. It's been far too long since I last updated, and I haven't even started the next chapter yet. I just don't have it in me to continue this story.
I welcome anyone to write a story with the same premise as this, if they believe themselves capable of writing a Genius!Ichigo. However, I'm going to make it clear that this story is not up for adoption. Although I'm ending When Genius Meets Death, I will still always regard it as my pride and joy, my first popular story on fanfiction. I would like to take this time to thank everyone who's supported me as well as this story up to this point. Without you guys, I would never have found it in me to write up to this point. I hugely appreciate all the reviews I've gotten, whether they be simply telling me about how cool this story was, or the super long constructive reviews that tell me exactly what they liked/disliked/wanted to see about this story. I hope that all of you continue to show the same support for any other stories out there that you showed for me. Thank you.
And with that, I officially announce:
WHEN GENIUS MEETS DEATH IS OFFICIALLY DISCONTINUED.
Finally, everyone go to my profile and check out my other stories! Shameless plug I know, but hey, they're still my stories. Current work in progress: The Reaper, a Harry Potter/Bleach crossover.
Thanks one last time for everything. Fokker333 out!