Unfortunately, it's all like the subject line says. This is a really tough thing for me to do. I just want everyone to know that; this is the toughest thing I've had to do in a very long time. Soul Campaign is my home away from home; it's my home game, before I even knew what a home game was. Yes, that is the introduction to story time, so bear with me, everyone, I just want people to know a few things. I joined way back when with Vanille; my first time playing her, and my first time playing her with canonmates. I had some of the best canonmates anyone could ask for, and I am sad they're not here right now. But Vanille and I have been through hell and back with this game. I had to leave it, before, when I was in the hospital and I didn't have the drive to RP anymore. But I came back. I said I would always come back, and I wouldn't lie about that to you guys. During my past... oh, wow, past TWO years in total, here, I have made a ton of friends. I have been in and out of the hospital for more then one issue, and I've always come back. I fell in love while in this game, and I experienced heartbreak. I became angry, and I became sad, but it was all tempered throughout with happiness, because of you. Yes, you, the people in the game, those who have left and come back, those who have left for good, and those who are leaving now.
Is this sappy enough for everyone? Something me and Souji share is our love of being extra cheesy. And man... I may have come into the game, and come back into the game, with Vanille, but Souji is the character that you guys anchored me here, with. I was so apprehensive about bringing him here; I'd played him in other games, but you guys had a Souji previously, who had ton a lot of wonderful and amazing things. How could I love up to that? That was what I was worried about, before I sent in the app. How could I love up to the great things the other Souji had done here, before?
I decided not to try. Especially after being told by everyone not to try. I decided to make my own way in this game, and when FM, one of the greatest friends I've made here, came to me with an idea, I jumped on board. I made SEES into the group that it is today. I would never have been able to, though, if it wasn't for the help of a few wonderful and amazing people. I want to take the time right now to thank them; to Em, who came up with the idea to make it a group for kids. To Kae/Pam, who dealt with my constant bothering of her and her character, while Souji worked out how to make this group into what it was. To Becci, who plays an amazing Minako, and who also put up with Souji going to her for every little thing. And to our mods, who read over the horrendous proposal for this group, and who all jumped on board with it, because they liked the new idea behind the group. I could not have done anything in this game without you guys. I really couldn't, and I want to thank you for all the help you've given to me and my characters.
And speaking of characters, this is one of the only places I've felt comfortable trying out brand new characters. I may not have stuck with them for long, but getting a chance to play Claire, Moriarty, and Babs? Amazing. You guys welcome new characters with open minds and open arms, and that is always a wonderful feeling to a player. So thank you, everyone in the game, for tagging me and mine, and for loving the tags when I tagged you.
This is getting long, but that's okay. I have a few final things to say, so please bear with me just a little longer. I want to bring up SEES, again, and let you all know what's going on with it. SEES would have passed on to Yosuke, since he was the co-leader with Souji, while he was here. But when Yosuke left, Souji talked to Minako about it. So Minako will be the leader of SEES, now, since Yosuke will be leaving after Souji. So any comments or concerns about SEES should be directed to Becci, who is amazing and is going to do a superb job with SEES. In wanting to drop for some time, now, the one thing that kept me in this game, besides the awesome CR I have made, is not wanting to see SEES end because it's leader is gone. Nu-uh. Not happening. So everything remains in place, with just a different name on the leader title.
And then, of course, in the grand tradition of characters who've been here awhile and are prepared to leave, Souji has left some letters to a few people. There's also a note to everyone in SEES, along with something else. Remember that Scavenger Hunt Souji has been planning for weeks? It's finally finished, and now everyone in SEES can have something fun to do, instead of being sad that Souji is gone. You can find all of this stuff HERE
So that's it. This is goodbye. I hope it's not goodbye for long, though. If Souji is still open in a few months, he'll be back, though he'll be back with a clean slate, because that's how I roll. So don't count me out just yet. I'll still be around the internet, and I hope I see some of you guys, too.
I love you, Soul Campaign. Keep on being amazing.
P.S. Nope, not putting any of this behind a cut. Time for me to be a little selfish and force you all to read my long and sad goodbye post.