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Today I am announcing I am going on hiatus from visual novel work. I don’t know for how long. It could be a month, 6 months, a year or even forever. If I come back to it, it will be because it’s something I truly enjoy instead of something I have to do.

I have spent the majority of my free time for nearly 4 years working on visual novels and even though it’s a hobby, it has come to the point where it is a source of stress and frustration, something I do not enjoy as I did before.

They are games, a hobby. I need to step back and gain perspective and do something for myself.

I’m… not sure what I am going to do with my time now, so I’ll have to figure that part out. Hopefully it will be good.

I thank everyone who has supported me over the years, it means more than you can imagine :)

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KristinaWaldt Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
If I look at the quality of work you produced, I'm not surprised you got tired. Take good care of yourself, dear! Hopefully you'll find something to fill your time that you enjoy. :>
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Auro-Cyanide Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! I did have a bit of a break... then took part in Nanoreno. Honestly I might be doing this hiatus thing wrong somehow...
However I have resolved to take more breaks and work on things I truly enjoy to try and avoid getting so down again. I also got some therapy which helped immensely with the other aspects of my life.
Thank you again for the well wishes!
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AeroQzar Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stay chill man and don't stress! Nothing's worse than having something you use to love become a stresser. Hope you come back to us soon ^^ Till then!
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Auro-Cyanide Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tell me about it ^_^; I remember how much I loved it, how excited I was about it. I've been trying really hard to get back to that point, but it kind of got to the stage where a break was the best option.
Haha, I'm a bit of a stresser. Sometimes I think stress is the only thing keeping me together XD
Thank you for your kind words! They mean a lot to me <3
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HoneyThorns Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't worry about the hiatus. Those who love your art will still love it regardless. I know I do. I look forward to seeing more! Also, I hope you have a good break and find ways to relieve stress from it all. It can be hard when you enjoy something so much but do it so often that it becomes the source of stress like you said. I can understand that and I'm sure others can too. I hope you find a good way to have fun with your time, what ever you pursue now. My tip is go for something you can find a passion for.
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Auro-Cyanide Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thank you ^_^ I has been great having people understand where I'm coming from with the loving something that is causing you stress XD
I'm definitely working on my stress issues and finding ways to ignite my passions again. It's kind of funny since I have more skill then I have ever had, and I can now do work without feeling blocked or anything, just get down to the work, but the little spark that makes everything so exciting has gone away >_< I need to get it back!
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Ozimaya Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Well, you gotta do what you gotta do. Hope you find a super nice new hobby - maybe play games instead of make them, yeah? :) Whatever you end up doing I wish you the best.
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Auro-Cyanide Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you <3 It is strange to remember I could do so many things, like playing games and going out, without worry about all the work I had to do. Everyone has been so nice, and it has made me hopeful about being able to come back without a tonne of pressure ^_^
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khanachi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm just going to echo what the others said about having a good break which I really I hope you'll have. I've admired all your VN works for like 2 years now and you're one of the few artist whom I looked up too in the VN world. It's sad that you're going on hiatus but I guess everyone needs a break once in a while and you sure deserve one, after all those (wonderful) works you've made. Even though you're not working on VN stuff anymore I'll still be watching your works may it be VN related or not. :D
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Auro-Cyanide Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*feels like she is going to cry* Thank you so much! I was pretty worried that everyone would stop caring about what I was doing if I stopped making games because that is what I have been doing for so long, but everyone has been so nice and accepting and it has made me feel so much better about taking this break. Thank you again!
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