Right, so... I know I probably am not one to talk, what with me being drown in another fandom for the last few months, but.
After reading chibikaoruchan
's resignation from the fandom
and the discussions that follow in the form of comments there, and also a convo in facebook involving me, isumi_ilde
, and also demonessryu
's post here
, I couldn't help but think, is the fandom really that bad now?
Even when I haven't been contributing much for the Tezuka/Fuji fandom as of late, I'd still be pretty sad if the Armada is dying.
I don't wanna actually leave TeFu for good. I've been with them for more than two years now, even while being rather inactive the past few months and my love for them isn't as big as before, but still.
The Armada is where I met really awesome friends and sisters that I still hold dear until now. It's where I found the best betas I've ever had so far (*waves at thallein
*) that helped me improve a lot in grammar and vocabulary, in wordings, and in paying attention to characters and keep them IC.
It's where I found the best fanfic authors I can't ever find in any other fandoms I have been in up until now. It's where I found the most variety in writing styles to learn from. And it's even where I learned to be an anal, picky reader XD;;
Tezuka/Fuji, along with the armada made me the decent author that I am now.
I really don't want to let go, but seriously, we're running out of material to work with, to fangirl about, and just basically to keep us from drifting away since Konomi decides to ruin his own series with the rather unnecessary sequel. PoT was fine as it was, it ended nicely. But now, it's going downhill coz of the sequel. I seriously start to lose interest in the series. I don't remember PoT being as silly as SPoT, really.
My TeFu muse is dying and I think I could only work on that fic I left unfinished *cough*TSM anyone?*cough* and a few ideas I haven't had the chance to work on. But after that, I don't know.
I'm not gonna say thank you to TeFu and the armada and you lovely ladies I met in the fandom (hey, I miss our y!m convo and pr0n classes XD) and list your names one by one in honorable mentions, because. This. Is. NOT. Goodbye.
I'm trying to stay in the armada as of now. I'm still wishing for the revival of TeFu and the Armada.