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I'll be leaving the Brony fandom...

Nightfall Gloam

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Hello, everyone.

Due to a lot of recent events, as well as just not watching the show as regularly as I used to among other things, I have decided it would be best for me to just leave the fandom... I may still come back here on rare occasion, but, ultimately, I no longer consider myself much of a Brony or even just a fan of the show anymore...

During these past few months in the fandom, I have recently experienced nothing but drama among much of the so-called "Horse Famous" parts of the community, I have lost friendships that I've either never been able to fully restore or just couldn't get back, a lot of the people in the fandom I liked have moved on to other things, I feel like I joined too late and my most recent memories of the fandom have just been bad. I'd like for things to change, but, right now it seems like there isn't a chance of that happening and even then, I have been moving on to other interests.

Before I finally leave, I just wanted to say thank you to all my friends for putting up with me for this long. If by any chance you still want to contact me, I'm primarily on Discord as Nightfall Gloam#5622

I'm not quite sure how to end this but, for me, being in the fandom recently has only felt like more and more of a chore and I do just feel like I should just put all this behind me and start doing more things I might actually enjoy... It was fun being in the fandom for the brief period of 2014-2016 when I first joined but, it hasn't felt the same ever since, and I honestly believe the fandom is shrinking anyway and from my perspective, it just feels like the people still in the fandom aren't really all that passionate about the show or certain aspects of the fandom like they used to be... Over the years, I might remember my time here fondly and forget a lot of the bad stuff, as the human mind tends to do after long periods of time, but, ultimately, there is nothing that can be done to bring me back in to the fandom, and if you still want to contact me regularly, I'm on Discord.

-Nightfall Gloam

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I respect your decision my friend. (Hopefully I'll get around to downloading Discord so I can add you and some other folks) I'll see you next time.

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I'm sorry to hear you're leaving. :( But if you don't feel participating in the fandom makes you happy anymore, it's probably the right choice. I hope you continue to find enjoyment in your new interests!

Thank you for being my friend! :rarity:I wish you all the best and hope you choose to visit sometimes! :kindness:

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I’m sorry to hear this. I know that we rarely spoke (if at all) but it will be sad losing a familiar face around here. I agree that the fandom does not feel the same as it onc did. When I joined back in April of this year, it was a lot more people here and felt very active. Now places like the Lounge is a ghost town and the games aren’t played as much. 

If being in the fandom no longer gives you any joy, then you should leave and find something that makes you happy. Being a part of something you enjoy should never feel like a chore or a job. I hope that you are able to find that same spark in something out there that brought you here. :kindness:

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I'm sad to hear that you are leaving!
And I hope you are atleast doing well in all future endeavours!

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I didn't get to know you much since I too joined very late ( just a couple months ago). I can understand your decision as I know interests change. Hope you find joy out there and drop a visit sometime. :) 

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imo the thing most people who are dissapointed in the fandom haven't realised is that the fandom isn't a being, you are part of it, and if you want to see it move to a certain direction, you have but do so yourself, that's what i try to do at least, and obviously everyone has their own opinions on what this direction should be, but waiting for something(anything not just this fandom) to change on its own is one of the reasons it doesn't. anyway. excuse my rant there, if it feels a chore then of course no one expects you to keep doing it, there's just no point to it, i'm glad that you'll remember it fondly, that's all we can ask of you at this point, to try and remember the good times you had here,
maybe we'll hear from you again, and maybe not, but for now, goodbye and best of luck in whatever hobby you'll end up pursuing

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There is no shame in doing so, there is no shame in leaving a fandom like this. It's your choice, and I support you in leaving the fandom. We may not talk much, though I'll try to talk to you over discord. This fandom is dieing, people are leaving, it's only a matter of time before it really declines.

The show is dead to me, I don't care about ponies anymore, I might do the same, eventually but I won't just throw away my success here. 

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Anyways, sad to see someone I know go. We haven't really talked all that much but it's still a bit sad to see a familiar face leaving. Well, farewell and I hope for the best for you.

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I'll tell you one thing, leaving the fandom doesn't mean you'll have to leave us. I mean, I don't watch ponies anymore, but friends on this site keep me from leaving. Thing is, whether you're a brony or not, you're still wecome here.

Edited by Flow (Primarina)
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Sad to see you go. We'll miss you here so feel free to stop in every once in a while.

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So you too? :sunny:

I'm sad to see you go, but I have to respect your decision and hope, that you'll visit us once in a while. :mlp_rarity:

I wish you all the best. :fluttershy:

Edited by Rikifive
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oh man ... well, it's not a news that I'm very happy because you're one of the few people with whom I interact in this forum, even though I understand your decision, I do not follow the current MLP series ... I usually use pony art for lucrative purposes, the food plate does not just come to the table it alone. even so I want you to know that you have been a good friend and I will add you to the Discord that I recently created ...I still do not know how to use the application, so if I have not added it, that's why.... I'll leave you on message private my contact websites. and, in case we do not speak anymore for one reason or another I leave you this quick drawing that I made, that you know I appreciate you :)
 

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Sounds like your interest in the show was tied to your interest in the fandom. ... Or is it a reminder of the painful experiences?

I myself have learned the hard lesson that the MLP fandom is a mixed bag like more or less any other fandom, with all the usual flaws, and while that in itself is just a setting for good real-life MLP episodes to happen, few people seem interested in being a part of one. Looking up to something and loving it so much that one lives it are two profoundly different things.

Especially regarding the 'horse-famous', you often got young people, immature minds, accessing more influence than they can handle, playing with borrowed power, maybe believing it's the real thing. Many different motivations. Some devils, some saints, and everything in-between. Life presents the same basic challenges regardless of where you are, about overcoming fear and coming into love. The show teaches everything, yet not many are devoted to the lessons.

Where there are ponies, there are phonies.

I run my own show fandom, in my heart, where nothing but my own foalishness could corrupt it.

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As for you Gloam, I will say I will miss seeing that original avatar of yours.

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It's always sad to see member on the forums leave us, though if it's your final decision, I shouldn't and won't try to change your mind. I respect your choice. But either way, I've always considered you a friend, you're one of the first friends I made here, dare I say the first friend here. Even though I haven't been active as I could have been here lately, I still think you're a friend of mine. You've been funny and kind during your stay on the forums, and it will be different without you here anymore, but... we'll manage something, you can move on confident and hopefully live the best life you can out there. If you feel restrained here, that's definitely a bad sign, I would say you made the right call. If I ever want to contact you, I'll know where to find you. Thank you for being my friend, I wish you the best for your journey this moment forth, and may we met again one day. Goodbye, for now, my friend. :kindness:

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In the end it is up too you, what you choose and believe, I hope you still come by from time to time, because seeing a friend leave is always sad. But it's up to ya and whatever choices you make, I hope it goes better for you *Hugs*

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Mine most sincere wish of best of luck upon thee and thine future endeavors, mine friend! Tis a sad thing to find out upon deciding to be more active on the forum again, alas, it's arrant up to thee to decide. I shall respect any decision of thine, yet extend mine hope thou shall fine time to visit us occasionally. Beest well! Mayhap someday thou can find in the show and fandom something, which can bring thee back...

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Well Nightfall, I wish you the upmost best from here on. I'm pretty sure I added you on Discord, so we'll probably cross paths again. 

Best of luck friend! 

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Aw, sad to see you go. We're all gonna miss you. :( Wish you the best of luck with everything from here on on out. Don't forget to visit us every once in a while! :mlp_wink:

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