Amidst all the celebration and collective fandom’s sigh of relief, I’d like to send a shoutout to Rythian for letting us have this little piece of himself. As any artist will tell you, it’s hard to admit a project is over, especially prematurely. It’s easier (and a little less depressing) to pretend you’re procrastinating indefinitely. Boiling down something that’s come out of your head, something you can see so clearly in your mind’s eye as a finished, completed thing, is very, very hard to do. Turning unfinished thoughts into an unfinished summary can seem traitorous to your own creativity, because the big ideas often seem small and underwhelming when condensed - but let it be known that I think I can speak for all of us in saying we deeply appreciate the closure, and also the work it took to gift it to us.
Thank you so, so much for sharing this with us, and for inspiring so much from 2012 to now.