Alright, folks, this is gonna be a big’un, so strap in.
First off, the update, because it’s much lighter and positive! I’m happy to say that soon I’ll be ready to open up prompts again! I have about four fics left from the last batch, but if all goes well, I should be able to get ahead enough that I feel up to taking some new fic requests for the next batch! I’ll probably open my inbox again on Friday or Saturday, so if you want something written, get your ideas ready for the end of the week and you’ll be able to send them my way! And since by the time I start writing and posting those fics, it’ll be December, and this batch will likely take me into January, I’ll be down for any Christmas/New Years themed ideas that you may have!
Now, onto the less fun news. Basically…this next time I open up prompts will be the last time I take requests for a while.
There’s a ton of reasons why I’ve decided to take a little break from taking prompts, but I’ll try to explain the main two without rambling too much. The first is that I’ve been doing this for a while now - this blog is over a year old and I’ve been posting 2-3 fics a week as part of my schedule for about that long too. That’s…a long time and a lot of fics. And it’s been a ton of fun - really, I can’t describe how much running this blog and writing fics for all of you has enriched my life. But it is starting to weigh on me a bit. Having to always have fics ready to post every week can be a lot of work, especially when I’m not feeling 100% and sometimes it’s been stressful to keep up. Hell, I barely have time to read other people’s fics as much as I used to! I feel like I ought to take a little break, just to recharge my batteries and make sure I don’t burn myself out.
The second reason is more personal. I don’t go into a lot of detail about my personal life on here, but to be vague about it - there’s some adult-ing that I’ve needed to do for a long time now and I can’t allow myself to ignore it anymore. As much as I genuinely love writing fics, I think I’ve been using prompts as an excuse/distraction to keep me from focusing on important IRL stuff. And I can’t afford to keep doing that. So, I think a break is in order to get to me to concentrate on Really Real Life.
I want to make one thing clear though - I am NOT abandoning this blog. Not by a long shot! While I won’t be taking requests after this next week, I will still likely be writing some original fics and putting them up here. Additionally, since I love getting ideas from you guys, I might try and do more shorter/tsfs or ask memes that allow me to take smaller requests from you all! I don’t want to stop writing completely and that might be a good way for me to keep active and not neglect you lovely followers out there! And I’m sure I’ll still find the time to post random rambles about my various faves (COUGH COUGH Dan the DM COUGH COUGH). You have been warned…
So yeah. TLDR - I’m opening up prompts later this week, but it’ll be the last time I do that for a while. I can’t say how long it’ll be before I do decide to take prompts from you guys again, but I guarantee you that I will be back to taking requests at some point. I cannot overstate how much I enjoy getting to hear from folks and write them the fics they wanna read. It is so much fun and it’s helped me get through some tough times in the past year or so. I am incredibly thankful to all of you out there who follow this blog and read my fics, and I wanna reassure you again that this is not the end and that I’m still gonna be around and doing my best to improve as a writer and enterain you folks!
OK, OK, that’s enough giant blocks of text. I’ll update y’all again soon - if you have any questions, shoot them my way and I’ll answer. In the mean time, get your ideas ready for Friday/Saturday if you want a fic written and, more importantly, make sure you have a wonderful day!
YOu can BEt your ASs that Oliver would bring in random animals that he finds. Google Blue asked if he could study life and learn more information…. he's just doing his job. Oliver will bring in a flamingo to study “color pigmentation of feathers” when he’s really just giving it cute little hats and showing off his “invincible tall pink bird” to Wilford (Wilford does not have a good grasp of birds). You’ll find Ollie chasing an Otter that he brought in so he can study aquatic features. He ends up keeping it and Dark constantly wakes up to Oliver’s otter digging through his sock drawer.
The west coast is on fire, Houston is underwater, two hurricanes are on their way, parts of the world are also flooded, and I’m currently using defense mechanisms to stay calm about the fate of humanity so I just have one thing to ask: