Friday, September 15, 2017

This is "OWARI"

...And this is "the end."

I know, I know - I said I was probably done for 2017. That was my intent. But I've been thinking about it, and really, all I would be doing is delaying the inevitable.

This blog is broken. It has been for some time. I won't say there hasn't been good content over the last few years, because there absolutely has. But my commitment has declined, and that has led to the frustrations I have voiced here in the recent past. Looking over my pattern of posting since 2014, it's pretty clear I made this decision a long time ago.

This is an imperfect and inelegant conclusion to what, quite unexpectedly, turned out to be one of my better projects. It began as a simple emergency back-up to my LiveJournal and grew to become a place where I was able to hone my writing craft in ways I never had before. I will always have fond memories of this blog, and I will keep it online with no regrets. It's just that it's time to move on.

I haven't quite given up on blogging just yet. I've got some blogs I intend to continue, and I'll be getting to them before I sign off here. I've also got something in mind that I am considering exploring which might involve a blog. For practical and aesthetic reasons, however, that blog won't be this one.

My current whereabouts:

Captain Satellite will continue telling tales of the Owariverse. It's been on an extended hiatus until relatively recently, but rest assured, it's not going anywhere. I'll also be putting up more content on OWARI 2.0 if you absolutely need the "OWARI" brand in your life. Since it's my main account on Tumblr, I should use it on occasion.

My Twitter @celamowari shows no signs of going away, unless Twitter itself finally does.

You can also feel free to look me up on any of the other links in the sidebar. No promises about those though.

If you are reading this, or if you ever read this blog, or have just supported me in some fashion, thank you. I have been doing this for almost nine years here, and it has been a rewarding experience. I think I've been putting this off because of how much I used to love it. But I'm ready now to let this one go.


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