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(Please Read) Indefinite Hiatus...

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 12:01 PM
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  • Drinking: Coffee :(… Some of you may have picked up on it....

Before anything, just allow me to tell just how much I have adored and cherished the love, kindness, support and friendship I have gained from all of you who cared to view what I'd drawn.

Doing these silly (And usually illogical/disturbing) comic-strips and images has literally been one of the highlights in my life, as cheesy and cliché as that may sound, I swear, it's absolutely true. Ever since way back when I started with my couple of watchers right up to this moment with over 19'000 watchers, breaking the 1'000'000 pageview milestone and having amassed over 10'000'000 hits, logging into this account and seeing many, many supportive remarks and friendly comments, watching the favourites rise steadfastly on each deviation, seeing others willing to try improve their own, or return, to drawing (Despite the fact that I still do not wish to be titled as an "artist") has never made me happier, honestly, way back when a certain comic known as "Number 1 Fan" made it to the top 10 on the Deviantart frontpage, I haven't stopped smiling, and to this day, I still can't quite believe that my stuff would actually be seen by so many and shared with many more. Not trying to sound sappy but it honestly sometimes made me a little teary-eyed!
Not to mention how much fun I had getting into interviews and screwing around on artist-panels :dummy: (*cough* BUCK)

And that is why I'm having a very difficult time just trying to say this...
I mean, when I drew that picture of Dashie over a year ago, I had no idea it would lead to this! But sadly, that phenomenal support is a deadly and depressing double-edged sword, and now that metaphorical blade slices my own hands.

I just want to make one thing clear:
I'm not doing this because of something someone said or did, nor is it because I wish to feel like an asshole and leave you all, don't worry.

When I started drawing these pictures, there was always that tiny little voice in my head, the voice which carried a depressing melody, always saying "You know, some day you will have to stop, you'll be back in school, you can't do these forever."
Of course, back then it was easier as I didn't have the same tremendous support, love and recognition as I have now.
Corny as it sounds, it's that support which I'll miss the most. I've made many connections and friends, good, talented friends through the positive power found within each and every one of you in this community, and that is why this feels terrible, no matter what anyone says, I feel like I'm deserting you all, and I feel terrible about it.

While I was here, I did try to do something useful by highlighting and sharing artists whom, to me, had a much higher capability, willingness as well as determination than myself. I hope that they, and many other amazing artists will keep up the tremendous work and the outstanding quality you're all used to in this community, they're in their thousands, and I hope every single one gets the recognition they each deserve.

Man, this is really dragging out, must be the longest journal entry yet...

Look, what I've been trying to say since the opening of this passage is that there's a high probability of me going on hiatus...for a long time...maybe permanently, I don't know.

Why is this?
It's because of both my school-work in a few days as well as my own life. Ever since I became more noticed I sometimes began to neglect my own life just so I could work on stuff here, for me, for all of you too. It's a burden I've tried to relieve many times in the past but only finding the strength to do so now.
Listen, it's not that I don't enjoy making these things for you, believe me, nothing made me happier, it gave structure to an ugly mess of delayed and rescheduled events I called "my life", and leaving it makes me feel dead inside, as mentioned, I feel as if I'm deserting you, being an asshole.

I always said, right from the day I joined this site, that I'm not an artist, just a regular joe who found joy in drawing things, there are many here who aspire to become fully-fledged artists and all of whom have the necessary skills to make it, so I knew some day I'd vanish from here, just didn't think people would notice my lack of work.

Now, that said, that doesn't mean I'll go entirely, I mean, I plan on staying in touch with everyone I've found companionship in, I'll do my best to try help others and, during the breaks and whatnot, I might throw up a picture or even a comic if possible, I don't know! What I do know is that there are many other fantastic comic-artists on this site as well as others that will bear the torch and keep you guys entertained!

What I do know is that I couldn't leave forever, all of you, magnificent and beautiful people, draw my thoughts back to this site, this page, every single minute of every single day. Just think of me more as an over-seer now, I simply MUST keep track of the ace art I see here!

So, I'm not sure how you'll react to this, having read it through several times in my mind just seems to make it worse, not to mention how long this passage must look.

Alright, I'll have to end it somewhere, might as well start here. (Oh the irony.)

So, you guys, at the end of the day, whether I'm here, or, if worst came to worst, this account vanished, know that you guys have made an enormous difference in my life, and no, I'm not just saying that, you really have.
It's probably the most amazing milestone I've reached in this life, and hopefully will lay down the foundation for many similar leaps and bounds like it, the future looks brighter from where I'm standing.

This is it I suppose, the time's unfortunately caught up. But here's hoping I can submit some stuff during the breaks or whatnot, right?

Come on, let's at least make this seem somewhat positive! :iconveggie55-manfaceplz: (Come on, it's probably the last one!)

Somewhat standing-down and reluctant to press "Submit",

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TheBrickmaster101 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Writer
By the way, reading this has made me think about what will happen for me, when I get noticed on here.
TheBrickmaster101 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Writer
To explain, this was posted in order to inform everyone that he may or may not be leaving deviantArt. He didn't leave, however he is making less comics due to the fact that people also have things to do in life outside of deviantArt. Sorry if this offends anyone.
P.S. Nice comics by the way bro. Im not a brony, or a major MLP fan, but these comics have made me interested in the series.
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, so what was this 'drama' about? ;p I remember you made that "good bye comic" with this journal. But you still draw comics. Less of them, but still more than some of the "active" mlp fan-artists :P
googahgee Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
And now you're making comics again, if maybe for just a bit! Thanks, I hope you do more than one comic!
iseebanana Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Thank you veggie so much for enriching all of our lives. Thank you for lifting our spirits everyday when we see your comics and pics and other stuff. I'm truly saddened to see my all time favorite deviantartist go, but I suppose the day had to come. I wish you luck and to never forget how much we all love your work. It will always live on in the web, on our screens, and in our hearts. Never forget what you do best and we'll never forget you. Farewell veggie.
Rockinfun Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
:iconpinkiepiesadplz: Okay......I hope you'll come back!
DhilieDale Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I will always miss you:iconfluttershysadplz: and I can't wait to read you're comics again when you can get back one day,you're comics are super duper cool to me...
vedisdragon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've inspired so many deviants, whether bronies or not. Being bogged down with school and crap myself, it's understandable that you have other responsibilities. Hope to see you again soon! ^^
laurasnake Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww :'C
Hopefully you can come back one day... ;3;
Good luck in the future, Veggie.
Bye for now <3
D-SixZey Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
wow..... i dont know why.... but i want to cry.... :iconprincesslunaummplz:
StreaklePudding Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I found you maybe a month ago and fell in love with your work, your style and your ideas. So although I may not be a fan for as long as others, I feel just as dedicated. It was you who compelled me to draw. It was you who introduced me to MLP. It was you who cheered me up when I was down. It was you who will stay in my heart forever. :'(
ishimarude Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember the first day I saw your comics, about a year ago, I think. I was disappointed when I read the last one, then ecstatic when you posted another one That day. That was the day I graduated from fan to brony, also the day I drew a pony the first time. It sucked, but what mattered is the fact that you inspired me to pick up a pencil, and as you put down yours, it is hard for us all. But we still love you, and always will. :heart:
Megaman1988 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
Best of luck Bro. Also you know you can at least do some on the side if you get in the mood to do the comics. Don't need to let it consume your time like before. But if you need a break from school or whatever, you can always come back. Remember there is always the option of going back from time to time.
0kamiKiba Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm gonna miss you! Your comics were always amazing and funny but, I understand your decision and respect it. I just hope to be able to be one of the many people who will continue the legacy of yours through pony comics, art trades, and similar art ^-^
KolacheOwl Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Will Miss you and loved all of your work.
HarmonicViper Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks for everything you've done for us Veggie. We'll all miss you, but don't let us hold you back. Go on to be who you really want to be. You'll stay awesome no matter where you go.
FenrirPrime Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't stop the tears now, as veggie is the one who brought me into the brony fandom. Maybe I should finally start doing things in this community, in tribute to being brought into the community by a great artist.
Artistic-Bliss Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not going to say much or I might just cry.
RolaiEckolo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You know. The saddest part about this message I'm writing is that he probably won't ever get to read it. Veggie55, you completely transformed how I envisioned what a fandom is SUPPOSED to be like. You are an incredible artist, and I wish that it didn't have to end like this. I know that, like me, we all hope to see you again. But as one story ends, another begins, and I like to believe that everything happens for a reason. I believe that the day I got the link to your page, "Sorry, wrong person. I was sending that to someone else..." and got introduced to the fandom that changed my life, I knew that it wasn't a coincidence. Granted it may have been, but when I think of the degree that this wonderful thing called bronyism has taken me to, I don't think that's the case anymore. You helped me to become better than I was, and I am truly thankful. We will all miss you, Veggie. I know I will. Goodbye My Friend.
Ryugaknight Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Well despite you may have to leave for ever it was a fun ride! So I leave you with a quote from, Doctor Who, A quote filled with hope that some day you may return. "One day I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine." - The First Doctor.
FenrirPrime Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that quote, and I believe it fits perfectly in this situation.
akun20 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
I enjoy your work, but I would never want you to put your life or future on hold simply for the sake of me or any other fans. If it means less or even no comics from you until things are easier for you, then so be it. The internet can always be put on hold. If you happen to come back with more comics or other works, that's cool, but make sure you take care of your real life first.
ThatRandomGuy42 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Kinda contradicted due to that new image you put up.
sublit Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
tears in my eyes, that journal was beautiful! :( We will all miss you, all of us.
Mistabeans Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You don't know me, and this is really late. But I am going to miss you. One of our top bronies must go. It's like Luna becoming a hobo. We can't survive with only Celestia! Okay. Weird comparison. Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful life.
FAIRLYTUFFPHANTOMS Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
good bye.... (forever?)
dougche702 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Welp, there's one more step closer to my inevitable suicide.
nielsolofbouvin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Fare thee well, Veggie55. You've made some amazing contributions to the fandom. Good luck with school, life, and everything.
gabyamaris Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Good bye
GentalmanBoxer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
........... We will all miss you if you leave...... Especially me........ *about to cry.* No I won't cry.......... Ah screw it. *starts to cry.* I hope you have a good life.
Dethklok78 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Good luck in all your future endeavors, and know that we will always be here to support you.
Autostrada2 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
It's Toy Story 3 all over again...
Ah well, good luck cowboy. I'll certainly miss your comics.
Star-Whistle Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Don't forgot to pop in from time to time to say howdy because then we will know that your well and done.
TakeruDavis Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NOOOO... [link] ...OOOOOO
But really, I understand, you got more inportant matter to attend to, your own life.
I have things I would love to do and dont have time, because I have to do other things first.
So.... good luck and let us know, when you start making some other things...
lawlzers101 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Even though I didn't start following you a year ago Veggie I love your work amazing it is truely.(yoda moment) I will miss your art but for some reason the school year hasn't been going by as quickly as I hoped. Its only the third week when I feel like it should've been a month already. I beileve its because I can't wait for the summer so I can "hope" to see more of your work. I really do wish you will come back in the summer and give not just me but everyone on the bronynet more things to laugh at. Man I feel like I just read MLD all over again there are tears in my eyes writing this comment. I won't stop watching you no matter what and thats a promise I will wait look through all the journal entrees and all of the polls until I see that little picture the one picture or comic that will tell me to smile that will tell welcome you back
Achilles164 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Good bye veggie. I understand going to a hard school myself. You're comics were very powerful at conveying emotion for example the number one fan comic, that was really powerful and deep. The best of luck to you in the future.
NicLove Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm back at school, and I'm stell making the B-day-cakes!

Revenant19 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't make this positive. I wub your stuff man :<
shadowfiredragon7 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I kind of regret not leaving enough comments on your work now. I just figured that you had all of the fame and glory you needed. I kind of figured that big artists(Even thouigh you don't consider yourself an artist) did'nt read the comments they reseived. I guess i was wrong. But let me just say that despite i've hardly left any comments i love your work and i've read every single one of your comics. Everytime i saw a new one of your comics i instantly smiled. So i wish you luck with your life and hopefully you'll come back to DA.
Siquinox Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought I posted a comment, but I guess not.

I still think Number 1 Fan was one of the most heartwarming thing I've gotten from this fandom. It's too bad that you need to get back to life. I hope your real life gets back in order.
JustDMarie Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm confused!? Are you just leaving in the meantime or deactivating ur account... please tell me ur coming back :sniff:
shrikil7 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We'll miss you man. I don't think I've ever seen a more show accurate and entertaining comic strip writer than you, and I doubt I ever will again.
See ya later, Space Cowboy.
Nuttelia Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
SkellerArt Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
No Veggie, Thank YOU it was Thanks to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Your "It's Your Life" Comic that inspired me to Start Drawing again after I had lost every bit of confidence in my art so when you say that it was thanks to all of us that you're here I just want you to know that it's thanks to YOU that I'M here.
AlabasterRae Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
I've read and I just want to ask something. I write fanfiction and I have something pretty random with Lyra outlined. It can work without but it can be far funnier with him so I just want to ask if I may use Guy-ra. I'll site you for him and probably sing your praises for a while if it gets featured but I have no real guarantees about the latter of them. If you don't reply I know someday you might do so and regardless of if I do or don't use him I want you to know that if I do I will site you for him and I will do my best to make it funny like nobody's business.

Hoping to see you again,
Veggie55 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries, do what you wish.
AlabasterRae Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Thank you very much, I try to ask whenever I'd like to use someone's character. I really enjoyed the Guy-ra comics and he kinda grew on me.
Jokerleo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But your comics is the only mlp comics I enjoy! Farewell veggie, hope to see you again.
Si1verB1aze Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
You'll be greatly missed but you'll be back. We just have to wait for you to do what you have to do. As much as we love you and what you do we can't stop or allow you to stop living your life. You will reach a point in that life where you are really happy or you don't think you can get any happier and then you'll once again remember how great it felt to have your comics and drawings (I didn't use the word art because as you've said your not an artist and artists consider their works art where as everyone else just calls what they do what they are unless I'm mistaken if I am I'm sorry.) bring so much joy to yourself and all those who've viewed them. I have more I'd like to say but I think if I say any more it will just make it a little harder for you to leave if you read this and that's not what I'm trying to do so just remember we love you and will await your glorious return with open arms and ever loving hearts.
GoodNeutralEvilHunt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
c u when u return u magnificant bastard
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