Author has written 91 stories for Pokémon, and Prince of Tennis.
This is sort of a farewell.
I've been writing fanfiction on this website since 2011, and this account means the world to me. Fanfiction is what made me a writer. Fanfiction is what urged me to improve my writing skills and take writing seriously. Some of the authors I've read in my favorite fandoms are by far better than any original authors I've read in the world (I'm talking to you, Sinnatious and FallingSilver). I've stayed up late into the night sobbing over Prince of Tennis fanfiction, and spent ages daydreaming about Ash/Misty and their indestructible love. When I think about how important my fandoms and this account has been to me, a huge wave of nostalgia washes over me.
And I want to go back.
But I can't. Not anymore.
I've lost interest in both my main fandoms. I still love them to death - and cherish them - but I no longer want to write about them. I no longer want to read about them. I've exhausted all my story ideas for both Pokemon and Prince of Tennis, and despite how much I want to, I can't see myself getting back into either fandom with the same excitement I felt the first time around. Thus, I have no fandoms. And without any fandoms, I have no fanfiction.
This is why I'm saying goodbye. When I write fanfiction, I can't write about any old thing. I need to love the fandom with all my heart to dedicate fanfiction to it. Prince of Tennis and Pokemon allowed me to do that. But nothing else has yet met those standards. Essentially, unless I ever find a fandom again that lights up that fanfiction urge once more, this account is on hold - on hiatus - or just simply done with. If five years later, I rewatch Prince of Tennis and fall in love with it all over again, I'll probably start posting stories.
But the chances of any of that happening are low. So I guess this is goodbye.
I want to thank all of the amazing friends I've made on this website. I know I'm sounding dramatic, but as lame as it is, fanfiction really was a huge part of my life. If you saw my notebooks with all my fanfiction planning scribbled inside of them (over two full notebooks - and trust me, there's not much actual writing in it - just planning), you would understand how special this account is. All the authors I've read, all the fanfiction I've browsed, all the people I've PM'd as we fangirled endlessly - you all have a cherished place in my heart.
It pains me to leave some of my incomplete stories incomplete - I toyed with the idea of finishing them for ages - so I'm leaving them open for anyone interested in stealing them from me and writing them themselves. Just give me a PM and minimum credit, and the story's all yours. For everyone who reviews and has reviewed on my fanfiction, thank you so much. You're the reason why I squealed in my room, jumped up and down, and smiled so wide my cheeks hurt at 2 PM at night.
Okay. I probably should end this about now before I start rambling about every goddamn great thing fanfiction has done for me. It's been my safe haven. My little secret home to go to.
So thanks again.
Maybe I'll join the fanfiction train again, but for now I'm moving onto original work. Original characters.
As it stands, my best wishes and sweetest farewell. Keep writing, and keep reading!
And, most importantly, don't let anyone tell you fanfiction isn't real writing, because I've learned more about writing from fanfiction than I'll ever learn from any other book.
Slivering (or, previously known as, Meadow Wood)
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