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Time to Move on...

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 7, 2013, 1:38 PM
Hey all :wave:
How you guys doing?
I'm leaving the MLP stuff.

Basically, the point of this journal (I'll try not to make it too long.)  is that I'm getting ready to move on from the whole My Little Pony scene.
It's been fun, guys, but let's face it, I was only going to keep it up for so long.

As you have probably noticed, despite (attempting) to make comics for the last few months, I've pretty much fallen out of the whole MLP fandom scene.
Unlike when I first joined, back in 2011, where I'd be scouring the various websites for the latest news and re-watching the weekly episodes, I'm just not pushed to do so anymore. I never got around to finishing Season 3, or watching that movie thing, and I've pretty much ignored the whole thing.

Don't get me wrong, I don't HATE the show, nor do I HATE the fandom, I still really enjoy it, and I really do hope I'll watch the last of S3. 
It's just I've certainly lost an interest in the whole fandom aspect of it, sadly lowering myself to the level of refusing to use the title of "brony".
Which means that I've also lost an interest in the whole comic-making aspect too, while I do still have fun, at times, I'd ask myself; "Why am I still doing this?"

And so, with today's upload: 
Curse you, Poseidon. by Veggie55
I'd say that's probably going to be the last (Pony) comic idea I'll make.

I'm surprised I lasted this long really, I'd originally only planned on doing MLP art for about a month!
But don't think I'm not grateful for the support you guys have given me over the last, what, 2-3 years? It's been great, even with all the hate and berating that came towards the final months!
Not to mention that this show is the only reason that I still have a DeviantArt account, plus it gave me something productive...ish to do! 

Plus, I've made a tonne of great friends from the whole experience, you know who you are, and I'll be damn sure to keep in touch with them all (:
Not only did I get involved in the art section, but of course, I partook in some aspects of the music sector too! Helping out various musicians from this very talented fandom, and man, it was a blast.
"Want it Need it" (…Is still probably my most favourite! (Thanks Taylor!)

Oh! And the interviews I got were a blast, I really wish I'd had the chance to do more!
Though the Cutie Art Crusaders one (… is still a favourite of mine! (Thanks too!)
It's funny when I think about it.
I mean, when I first got onto Deviantart, I had managed to get 37 watchers, and I was like "Holy shit, look at all the support I have!"
And yet, at the time of writing, I'm currently on a whopping 25'201, like, wow. 
I guess I've got Equestria Daily to blame thank for that, and having the extra support did give me reason to keep going!
Even though I'm overrated beyond belief :faint:

Then there's also all you guys who added me on steam and other outlets, hope you didn't mind being dominated by my insane Pyro skills in TF2 :trollface:

I guess I really only have one regret, and that's having never even made an attempt to attend a Convention (I wouldn't really count the Skype call at BUCK)
Stubborn Irish blood runs deep in me at times, as I'd decided that I hate conventions before having even tried one...
Sorry, I guess it's too late now.

So, you're deactivating your account and deleting all the random people in your steam/skype and forgetting this all entirely?
No, I won't deactivate my account, in fact, I might actually have use for it in the future.
If I bring myself to it, I'd begun work on my own Independent web-comics and hopefully I'll continue working on them until I'm ready to share them with the world.
Maybe I'll use my Deviantart is a starting point, who knows!

As for the randomers, well, I'll see. Not yet anyways!

But there's one last pony-related thing I want to do.
It's not going to be new, but it'll most likely be the last pony-related submission I'll make.
What I have in mind is remaking the first comic I made;   
"I'll Never Fly" by Veggie55
Just to come around full circle, seemed fitting enough to me.

I want to apologise to those who'd only recently requested a commission or two from me, as you can tell, I probably won't be motivated to make them.

Lastly, I just want to say again how grateful I am for all you guys here on Deviantart, and even those on sites like Derpibooru and reddit and such.
Though I never deserved this, I'm grateful for what I was given (:
There are plenty of much better comic-artists in the fandom now, most of who you are probably already following! You'll be fine ;D

Who knows, I'll still probably be here, browsing various artists and making completely useless polls, or I might stop, I don't know.

Anyways, that's about it, guys.
I'll finish up that remake and then I guess I'll just vanish somewhere.
Or just hit me up in a game or something!

Thanks, again.

- Veggie :iconveggie55-manfaceplz:

  • Mood: Pity
  • Listening to: Building Buildings - We Were Promised Jetpacks
  • Reading: Blood of Elves - Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Watching: -
  • Playing: -
  • Eating: -
  • Drinking: Coffee
Skin by TwodeePony (modified by Veggie55)
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Sonikkudrawings Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everytime I read this (alot more than you may think), I remember that someday, everything will have to move on...
That nothing is eternal, but every change is for best!
As a Sonic 16-year-lasting Sonic fan, I saw many things had to change, not only in the fandoms, but in life.
I know this is from a loooong time ago, but something still touches me from inside, maybe thatīs beacuse I made too much changes in my life, and every single one hurted me.
And when I see recent comments from other bronies/pegasisters asking why you left the fandom, or "why you left them/betrayed them (in some f the worst cases)", I always think "Guys. This isnīt a part of him anymore. Yeah, he was great, but, it doesnīt means has mustnīt move on. And he didnīt betrayed anyone. Heīs done amazing things for all of us, made us sometimes chuckle, often gave us enormous amounts of feels (the feels); you better say "Thank you"."

And Iīll say it myself. Thank you. For everything. :hug:
SlugPonez Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Just saying, get ready for the unexpected ending of Season 3 and the movie Equestria Girls.
BlurredWolf Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Only just found out about this now.  Sad to see you go but I'm nobody to fault your decisions.  Thanks for the good times man, I got more than a few chuckles out of your work.  Cheers.
YoshiRingo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awww, a bit sad, ponies are what make it fun. Good luck in future art.
eIectraumatic Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww D: It won't be the same without you
Veggie55 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's been over a month, I'm sure it's still the same :p
TurtleTank198 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
While I totally respect your choice to leave, I gotta ask... why disable comments on your older comics?
Veggie55 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd rather not get updates on feedback for stuff I no longer care for :p
TurtleTank198 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Ah, fair enough. Still psyched to see what you come up with next :w00t:
SimonOrJ Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish you have good luck. Thanks for all the laughs, smiles, and good times.
I'll miss your pony related comics! :cry:
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