I suppose now is as good a time as any to bring this up.
Anyone who watches the group I help run, #Org-Discordiae
, will already know that we announced its closing several days ago. I have a little less than three weeks to bring this chapter of my life to an end, and I do have a couple plans I can hopefully pull off in that time frame.
Anyone who watches me or knows me at all probably also knows that Discordiae is basically the only reason I spend time on deviantART. I have an enormous cast of Nobody characters, but for most of 2013 I've only been involved in one group. I've given a lot to Discordiae, and my gallery is evidence of that. It has meant so much to me over the years, and I hope to express that in the closing letter I'm writing to post on the 27th, when it officially closes. For now, I'll just say it was a large part of my friendship with ~13DaysToTheEndOfTime
, and the endless conversation we had about it won't be forgotten, even if we all move on with our lives.
Anyone who can string these thoughts together knows where where I'm going with this. When Discordiae closes, I won't have much of a reason to post art on this account anymore. It was a drawing account for the Kingdom Hearts fandom, and Discordiae's closing also signifies the closing of that for me, I suppose. I'm not an artist, I'm a writer, and I have a literature account for that. What it basically means is that although I'll continue to +watch my favorite artists on this account, and probably comment on their work, I won't be posting anything in my gallery anymore. I don't think it should matter much; most of my posting was only ever for my own benefit anyway. If you're my friend and I watch you, don't worry. I'll still be keeping an eye on you and dropping by occasionally.
Anyone who has ever looked through my gallery or heard me talk about my characters knows one more thing, too: my Nobody Shax, the Antisocial Scavenger and, for another couple weeks at least, Number IV in Organization Discordiae, is by far my favorite and best character I've ever created. As Discordiae's activity died down, I began to look for other ways to keep what I knew about him and his story alive. And I found a way. I have recently been working intensely on what could possibly even be a novel about a twenty-two year old named Ash, emotionally numb and haunted by the memory of his deceased older brother, Hermes. What I have so far is very fulfilling to me, and I think it's a way to give the character I care the most about the chance he deserved and never got.
So to anyone who takes the time to read this, thank you. I hope to post a few more pieces in the next couple weeks, but when Discordiae closes, I doubt I'll be spending much more time as ~cath222-aa4
. It's not the end of dA for me, because I have a fairly active literature account, but I know I've never linked anyone from this account to it, and I will continue to keep them separate.
This is more or less a farewell, then. Thank you to the people in this community, especially the ones I have roleplayed, chatted and worked with to keep our characters alive. You'll never really know how much it changed my life.