Well, folks, it’s been a great run, but here marks the end of the Worldpen blog. I can’t believe it’s been three whole years. Wow. I regret nothing.
Just to say this at the top because I know that now-a-days people have no attention span and stop reading after the first few lines, if you have any questions or things you want to mention, just put them in the comments and I’ll respond to this. This is my solemn pledge upon the blood of a horned eagle-demon (they’re very rare and the bonds they create hold strong). But to more interesting things.
To sum up my reason for having to end this–it was time. I’m in college (which is awesome, ya’ll should definitely try it) and time is a precious commodity. I just don’t have to time to commit to making Worldpen as fabulous as it should be. So here it lies in glorious state, a monument unmarked by decline. My time will be going to worthwhile things, I assure you.
I believe I’ll be taking a bit of a hiatus from blogging, unlike Josiah. I haven’t quite found my place or what I want to do, but when I do, I’ll let you know. I’m not gone from blogging forever–I just want to have my purpose straight. Like Josiah said, the blog will stay up, just revert back to a regular .wordpress blog.
Josiah did a great job of answering potential questions, so I’ll leave that mostly to him. But I will look back at a few moments of Worldpen I especially treasure. The Top Ten Fantasy Cliches that was our single most viewed page. The Magic Building Series that was probably my favorite series of all time. The short story contests so awesome I’m going to let you search them out because hyperlinks are exhausting. And Josiah’s well thought-out, carefully constructed series’. But the last word must got to my old guilty pleasure: mannerpunk. (That was a joke. I do not read mannerpunk).
To wrap up: Josiah, you’ve been awesome. We made something great here. I’ve learned a lot, both from you and from this whole experience. Joshua, you’re a beast. Jacob, you’re fabulous. Keep making amazing pictures.
Thank you all so much for reading, commenting, entering our little story contests, and making Worldpen something special. You, readers, one and all, rock.
Like King Arthur sleeps soundly in his den
until merry England needs him again,
I submit this blog to powers that be,
to sleep, to rest, for all eternity.