I regret to inform all of you that I have decided to take a break from the forums for a while, for at least two months.
Life has been a little hectic lately, and I just need some time to catch up on other things.
To quote one of KJ-52’s songs, Time Alone:
“I just need some time alone,
No bothering my phone.
Can I get some time alone?
Let me get up in my zone,
Get up in my zone.”
While I don’t know exactly when I will be back, I think it’s safe to say that my absence will last at the very least, two months, and during that time, the Rebellion, Roguecog Returns, and, I regret to say, the University Unitious roleplay plot lining and posting will have to cease.
I do realize that this is a major inconvenience for all of the hardworking UU and Rebellion roleplayers who are on here quite frequently, and I apologize for that. I just need enough time to, for the lack of a better expression, “get my priorities straight”, and really focus on what I want to get accomplished outside of the forums, while I still can.
Not to mention take a much-deserved vacation from all of the outlining, delegating, and planning I’ve been doing both on and off the Aetherlight.
I’m not bragging (thought it may come off as such), I’m simply stating that roleplaying takes a large chunk of time both in and out of the forums, and that it does wear down a guy after a while.
To quote the author and creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, on his decision to retire Holmes: “… as I felt that my literary energies should not be directed too much in one channel. That pale, clear-cut face an loose-limbed figure were taking up an un-due share if my imagination.”
Mind you, I’m not going to retire Nautilus permanently, but both he and I deserve a break for a while.
I won't have the time tie up the few loose ends I can before leaving by posting some already-prepared replies and thoughts, not to mention the latest postings in the Rebellion and Roguecog Returns roleplays, but I really do hope all of you understand the mental strain I’ve been experiencing, writing as both Nautilus and Roguecog, who have such diverse and differentiating personalities, and my need to take a break for an extended period of time.
However, you can look forward to a few surprises once I return, such as a few all-new solo roleplays I’ve been planning, which are more short stories than anything.
Realizes I’ve been dragging this farewell out.
Ahem… to end, I will admit that I will, indeed, miss all of you greatly once my vacation commences, and will do my best to enjoy myself without your warm friendship and kind words.
As I recall, the last time I took an extended break from the Aetherlight forums, three new moderators were elected. I just hope that Episode Four doesn’t get released while I’m away!
Yes, I’m ending with a joke. I don’t want anyone to be sad or forlorn by my absence, so I’m doing my best to leave you all Aether-lighthearted.
(Okay, okay, that was terrible. If I did indeed know that it was a terrible joke, why would I leave it in this post, and what was it’s purpose? So I could leave you all with a smile, and a chuckle.)
Bows and tips hat.
This is, indeed, goodbye for now,
(P.S. I have 184 notifications after leaving the forums for one month. I can only imagine how many I'll have upon my return.)