Apr 11, 2015

Obsession Is Magic indefinite hiatus

It's not colored and it's just a sketch, but I wanted to do something.  Nocturna and Maneia as humans.

Way back on June 20, 2011 Obsession Is Magic was birthed into the world. There's been amazing highs and horrible lows but overall due to the friends I've made, the fun I've had, and all the memories I'll never forget, creating this site was one of the best decisions I've ever made. We're almost four years old know and that's pretty awesome.

But over the last, I'd say year, it's been a slow but steady decline. I'm sure you've noticed the lack of and sporadic schedule of posts. Well that's due to both it being physically hard to find time to post things, finding things worth posting (I've always said I didn't want to fill this site with garbage no one cares about "how many time has the MLP team farted this week? Click the link to find out!"), and me just losing the zest for posting that I once did. I had been planning to have a revival with the start of the new season of MLP, but upon watching the premier I was filled not with pep and vigor, nor anger or hate, but instead just a neutral, "well that was pretty good I guess." I enjoyed watching pony, but I had nothing to say about it... and that does not an entertaining video make. And then the whole, spend two days slaving to make a video, only for nobody to really care... I just couldn't get excited like I used to.

Which leads us to hear, I never thought I'd get to this point, but I think we can agree, it's been a long time coming. As of now, Obsession Is Magic is going into indefinite hiatus. Due to the above reasons, and also just life stuff needs doing, I can no longer reasonable pretend we're and active site. But I did say indefinite, so there's always a possibility of a return in the future.

Will I still be doing anything? Well I'm not doing videos on a regular basis any more, but if I get the urge I may. As in if an episode just really grinds my gears or if I just want to sit down and do another Wordsmithing or something like that, I may still do that. I won't be posting them here though, only uploading to the channel. Youtube - Obsession Is Magic So if you're interested in that be sure to subscribe so that way if I do you'll be in the know.

Also if you care about Maneia and Nocturna and all my other OCs, the keep an eye on my Deviantart. Now that I don't have to tie in everything to "well gotta make sure it works as a banner" I'm thinking about doing some more art and writing, continuing their adventures. But like always, only when my whims dictate it so don't expect a tidal wave of content.

I always said we'd outlast Equestria Daily, just by sure tenacity, but in my old age, I've come to terms with EQD... they're still horrible people that stomp on everything they supposedly embody, but whatever, Obsession Is Magic did what it promised a small town alternative to big business pony sites with actual heart and friendship... and a little bit of perversion. I think that in the end, we spiritually won. Yep, that's what I'm going with.

Thank you, and I seriously mean that. Thank you, Eternocte, Galvin, Pixelkitties, Chameleon, Drom, GoldenSandslash, and everyone who visited this site, and the channel and my deviant art, everyone who encouraged and shared the magic of friendship with me. These four years have been awesome, and I wouldn't trade them for anything. I love you guys, and I've loved every second of this pony filled obsessive ride.

I'm the Lord of Dust, but you can call me Dusty, and I'll see.. you.. next time!

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