This isn't the end, but it is time to watch the sun set.
I do plan to keep writing in private as I have always done (much to the surprise of some, I am sure). Don't hesitate to contact me if you want to keep a story going.
To the community: Some of you hate me, some of you love me; such is the balance of life, to be cliché. If I've learned anything from this particular group, it is that conforming or following a single person limits the minds and capabilities of those "under" their leader. We need to be open to change. As of now, I do not think the community will ever truly come together- not on this website, anyway. Gaia's time as a home has come to an end. Should another place serve as a resting point for our group, feel free to reach out to me. I would be happy to participate in a fresh and open environment.
If the time comes where one of you needs me (or just an ear), you know where to find me.