Smurfette clears her throat and takes a deep breath before stepping onto center stage.
I joined this site officially on December 21, 2008, but I had been an active non-member for about a year prior to that. I made friends with a lot of people almost instantly, and some took a lot of time. In the four years I've been on this site I've made a lot of friends, burned a few bridges, and even met a member in real life and lived with that member in their home with their family for a short period of time. RPG has truly and legitimately changed my life, and the site used to be an escape for me. It used to be that I could come onto this site and jump into the forums for role-playing or jump into chat and talk and joke and debate with users for hours in the OOC before going into Gambit's Bar and role-playing crazy, dramatic, completely beyond the shattered fourth wall, story lines. Used to be
Unfortunately, due to a severe falling out with a particular user of the site and some personal priorities in real life (college, family, etc), I find that being an active user nowadays is uncomfortable and I get depressed just looking at chat. I can't join the role-plays that I love because it's awkward and I won't be able to collaborate posts. I can't even go into the OOC chat without being grieved. Smurfette hesitates and looks down, pausing to clear her throat and swipe at her eyes before looking back out from the stage.
And so it's with a truly heavy heart and an immense amount of regret that I inform all of you amazing people that I am leaving RPG. I don't know how long I'll be gone or if I'll even come back, maybe some time in the future I will if things get better, but for now I'm on leave until further notice. I wish all of you the best of luck in your endeavors and I know that you will all grow to become amazing writers (as if you aren't already) and pursue your dreams and career and educational goals to become inspirational and moving people in the real world.
For those of you that want to remain in contact with me or even pursue role-playing off the site on messengers or in e-mail, my contact information will follow at the end of this post. I'm going to miss you guys, and all the memes and jokes and crazy, out-of-hand debates and arguments and petty name-calling from chat. I'm going to miss the story lines and diversity of all the characters, stories, and users. It pains me to have to say this, but it's for the best for right now.
Goodbye, adieu, adios, ma-salahma (that's Arabic for you, Ylanne). I'm going to miss you guys. Stay in touch if you like. Smurfette nods slightly and takes breath before lifting a hand and twitching her fingers. She then bows just a little and turns, slowly exiting the stage.Facebook