It's hard to think of a way to start this post, this long-overdue farewell. For the past few minutes, I've just been staring at a mostly-blank white screen, wondering just what to say after all of this time. After some deliberation, I figured it out.
What I want to say first is thank you. I don't know if anyone will read this, simply because it's been six years since this blog was last active. But if you used to be among the Wizard101 Blogosphere as well, and are happening to take a trip down memory lane by browsing through the blogs that used to be, than thank you. Chances are, you influenced me in some way, and if you did, thank you. Thank you for all you did for the blogosphere, for Wizard101, and for others, even if you don't think you did much. Chances are, you impacted people more than you think. And if you're not a former Wizard101 blogger at all, and are just happening to stumble across this blog for the first time, then hey, thanks for reading!
To explain a bit about why I went dark: I moved on. I think a lot of us did. We all just sort of matured, grew up, went on to new things. If you want a more specific explanation, then I'll confess that a large reason why I went dark with my updates was because my emotional health degenerated. I don't want to get too much into this, but I feel like I owe an explanation, so basically, I suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts for a couple of years. But now I'm better. I've long-since carved my way out of that dark place, and as of the moment I'm writing this, it's hard to think of a time when I've been happier. In my last post I was a middle-schooler; now I'm almost done with my sophomore year of college. In my last post, I was hard at work at The Necromancer's Matter; now, TNM has been completed (the complete story is up both on Wizard101 Central and Fanfiction.net, if you're curious), and I've completed several other books since. Right now I'm hard at work at a huge, sprawling, Arthurian fantasy epic, and I think it's coming along beautifully. I've been working on pitches and networking with authors, so if all goes well, I'll get that published by a publishing house. If you're wondering about Cody, then I'm happy to say that he's doing well, too. He's grown up into an amazing person, and he's due to graduate high school next month.
Again, I know it's been a long time. It's been such a long time that I was unsure about whether or not to write this, but the Duo of Death blog was basically my baby. I think it deserves a good, solid conclusion. Also, before I sign out for the very last time -- if I once knew you, then by all means, comment down below! Get in touch! While I've moved beyond Wizard101, I'd still love to reconnect with you, see how you're doing.
So, with that said, I'd like to say, again:
I'm doing fine.
I hope you are, too.