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Lunaescence Closing
Sally
Posted by Sally
06/22/09 - 01:13PM

I'm sorry to do this, but due to continuing circumstances... I'm going to be closing Lunaescence at the end of July.

I just don't have the time or money to keep this up anymore. As you've noticed, I've been away more than I've been here. I'm looking at an interstate move very soon if I expect to do anything with my career. I've been unemployed for over 8 months now with no job prospects whatsoever.

Please back up your stories and pass the message onward to anyone who might not check the news frequently. I'll be deleting the archive entirely the first week of August. This will be permanent.

I'm sorry, everyone... I'm truly sorry. Thank you so much for your support over the years and for being so awesome.

I wish you all the best.

 

Comments
I'm very sorry to hear that things haven't gone well for you - as well as the loss of Lunaescence. This site is awesome, I've met a lot of cool people here in just one year. Good luck with finding a new job and moving forward with your career, especially now, when everyone is having tough times.
- Resurii on 06/22/09 - 01:59PM
Aww. I'm very, very sorry to hear that, Sally. I wish you the best of luck in finding a new job.

Lunaescence has been, by far, the most significant and rewarding of all the fanfiction websites I've ever tried my hand at. I am very sorry for the way things turned out with the site. It'll be hard to find a fanfiction site that felt as much of a home base as Lunaescence, but I thank you for even creating this site in the first place! I have really grown in my writing abilities in the short while I have been on this site, and I thank you very much for that.

Thank you for this wonderful site, and I wish you the best of luck with your career, Sally.
- Miss Chocobo on 06/22/09 - 02:57PM
Aww. I'm very, very sorry to hear that, Sally. I wish you the best of luck in finding a new job.

Lunaescence has been, by far, the most significant and rewarding of all the fanfiction websites I've ever tried my hand at. I am very sorry for the way things turned out with the site. It'll be hard to find a fanfiction site that felt as much of a home base as Lunaescence, but I thank you for even creating this site in the first place! I have really grown in my writing abilities in the short while I have been on this site, and I thank you very much for that.

Thank you for this wonderful site, and I wish you the best of luck with your career, Sally.
- Miss Chocobo on 06/22/09 - 03:29PM
That's so depressing to hear! But I respect your reasons, and I wish you luck in finding a new job.

I'll miss this site terribly...

I only have one question... where do we go from here? I don't know any other websites like this besides FF.net, which I despise...
- Shade on 06/22/09 - 04:23PM
Terrible to hear, especially since I've only recently rediscovered this site. :( Is there no way that ownership could transfer hands (assuming another party was interested)? It's completely understandable though; real life is always much more important than the internet.

I, too, am curious as to what other sites you know of similar to this one. I know of FOS-FF, but that's it. Any update providing information about those would be very much appreciated by myself (and probably a lot of others).

Good luck to you!
- KatherineRoane on 06/22/09 - 05:29PM
How terrible. I can't even begin to describe how disappointed I am to hear this news. This is the most rewarding fanfiction site I've posted my work on. The members here are wonderful and helpful, and the reviews that they provide have improved my writing time and time again.

I hope no one minds me asking, but is there another archive out there? I know of Fanfiction, Fictionpress, Freedom of Speech, etc. But I don't like any of them, especially since the first two don't even approve of reader-inserts. I have an account on Quizilla that I regularly update, though that's not the same as an archive.

Is there anyway that someone else would be willing to run this site? >.< I understand that this must be done, but is anyone else interested in the least?

I'm very sorry about this, Sally. I know it must be harder for you to close this place down than it is for any of us.

All I can say is that I will continue to keep writing, and I will cherish all of the experiences I have had here. Thank you, everyone. Best of luck in the future!
- Penguiduck on 06/22/09 - 05:59PM
I'm so sorry to hear that. I really did cherish this site as more than just a place to hang and meet people. I learned a lot from my time here. For that gift alone, I wish you the best in finding everything you need in life.

You'll be in my thoughts and my heart, as will everyone else who touched my life here. What you did for us all was nothing short of amazing. Things will work out for you; you deserve it more than anyone.

As for lunaescence, I know it's highly unlikely, but maybe...just maybe...you could keep our emails, just in case you want to restart it? The idea seems a little fantastical, but even an update on your life would be appreciated from many. You've really touched all of our lives and it there's anything we can do in return, do not hesitate to ask.

Best wishes, and lots of hope!
- Broken Marionette on 06/22/09 - 07:01PM
I'm so sad to hear this. Kootoni-chan and I knew it was coming, but not so soon. Like we've talked about, luna is the best fan fiction site i've ever came across. I love this site, I know everyone else in here do, too.

Sally, you're the best. You really are to have put up luna in the first place. Though I can't really do anything to help, I wish you the best of luck in the future.

Thank you so much for everything.
- Homicidal Maiden on 06/22/09 - 07:43PM
I'm sad to hear what has happened and is happening with you and this site. I feel like everyone on here has become a big family. But I respect your wishes. I will miss this site and you too Sally. I wish you the best in luck.

~NocturnalTears~
- kilala189 on 06/22/09 - 08:18PM
Oh geez...I'm so sorry about all this. I know it must be hard not having a job and all...This site was the best fanfiction site i've ever been on,especially now that Quizilla is completely different and FanFiction no longer works on my computer.

I wish you luck,and hope you can get a new job.You've been wonderful to all of us,and I will miss this site,you,and all the nice people I have met.

~ Keichan <3
- AnimeKittyGirl13 on 06/22/09 - 08:33PM
I'm so sorry to hear that. :/

This has been a really fun site and I'll miss it along with the stories & people here.

I think someone else asked this, and I don't know if you've already thought of it, but would it be possible to hand the site over to someone interested in keeping it running?

Regardless, I'm grateful that you kept the site running for us for as long as you have. Best of luck to you and in all that you aim for.
- dragonfly on 06/22/09 - 08:46PM
I'm sad to hear what has happened and is happening with you and this site. I feel like everyone on here has become a big family. But I respect your wishes. I will miss this site and you too Sally. I wish you the best in luck.

~NocturnalTears~
- kilala189 on 06/22/09 - 08:55PM
I'm very, very, very sorry to hear that. Lunaescence was like a home, it was a terrific site. I don't think any other site can match up to it.

Although....Miss.Chocobo and I were talking about the decision of you closing down Luna. We thought that maybe....one of the mods could take over?

It's just a suggestion, but maybe?

If not, I'm grateful you kept the site running for so long, and I wish you luck on finding a job.

I'm sure all of us will miss Luna. D:
- burywrekgemysoul on 06/22/09 - 08:59PM
Wow. I had to read this over a couple of times to make sure this was real. I'm so sorry for everything that has been happening to you, Sally. My family is having problems with unemployment, too.

I'm going to miss everyone on this site so much. I too feel like we have all become a family on this site.

I wish you the best of luck.
- SarahWeasley on 06/22/09 - 09:09PM
I'll always miss this site, and I'm sorry you have to close it down.

It's much more important for you to take care of yourself though, so good luck to you!
- SubmissiveIngenuity on 06/22/09 - 09:17PM
wow. It's really unfortunate that this has to happen. But you gotta do whats best for you and your well-being. Good luck.

I'm really going to miss the site. It's the best fanfic site out there. It's been phenomenal at Luna. Thanks.
- xnickx on 06/22/09 - 09:27PM
I'm so sorry to hear that.

I'm going to miss both the people and the stories very much. Luna was like a home away from home for me, and I'm grateful to you for keeping it running as long as you did.

I hope things will get better for you, Sally. Best of luck.
- HPKHluver4life on 06/22/09 - 09:31PM
Wow this is sad to hear. I moved to one archive to place my stories and it closed and now this one too. Everyone's running out of places to post things.

Good luck with everything Sally! Believe me I know how you feel. I've been unemployed for a while now. I wish someone could step up and take over the site but that would be your call.

I'm so glad I was able to be a part of this community. I suppose I'll do like some of my other friends and start posting on Live Journal.

Thanks for the great archive to post our stories! I will never forget this place!

<3
-Rei
- Rei on 06/22/09 - 10:06PM
Wow this is sad to hear. I moved to one archive to place my stories and it closed and now this one too. Everyone's running out of places to post things.

Good luck with everything Sally! Believe me I know how you feel. I've been unemployed for a while now. I wish someone could step up and take over the site but that would be your call.

I'm so glad I was able to be a part of this community. I suppose I'll do like some of my other friends and start posting on Live Journal.

Thanks for the great archive to post our stories! I will never forget this place!

<3
-Rei
- Rei on 06/22/09 - 10:26PM
burywrekgemysoul: "Although....Miss.Chocobo and I were talking about the decision of you closing down Luna. We thought that maybe....one of the mods could take over?"

I personally think that's a wonderful idea, but it's entirely Sally's decision. Just my two cents.
- Penguiduck on 06/22/09 - 10:46PM
I understand how you feel Sally, though it is certainly depressing to hear about deleting it. I'm sure someone would be willing to take it over instead. Luna has become home to a lot of people, and I am sure no one wants to see it just vanish.

It's not a hard process, I recently handed my two sites over instead of deleting them. Since I hadn't the time or the energy to deal with all the problems.

- Tsula on 06/22/09 - 11:28PM
As unfortunate as it is that Luna's closing, I'm really thankful for everything that you've done. Luna was my lurking paradise as well my first site and initiative to writing fanfiction. Thank you for everything that you've done to make it possible. I'll definitely miss Luna though :(
- SaBe on 06/22/09 - 11:57PM
I'm sure if the only issue was that Sally didn't have the time or something like that she would gladly hand over the site to the moderators, but I think the issue here is likely money. Unless a bunch of the authors have fat pockets or want to donate... then just giving the site over probably won't do any good... as sad as that is.

I'm sorry it's had to come to this Sally, but you're decision was probably best... after all, food on the table and a house is more important.

Good luck Sally and everyone else!

=)
- Fluorescent-X on 06/23/09 - 12:20AM
I think what everyone meant by giving the site away was that, by doing so, the person who wants to take over the site would also take over paying for it.

At least, I know that's what Tsula meant. In any case, Sally, I do hope you manage to get things in order and prosper well. You've done the very best for everyone and did a wondrous job running this place. Hopefully everything will fall into place for you soon. Thank you for all you've done and I wish you well in the future with life and careers.

Now, if only someone would hire me as well. I've been looking for over two years now. It's rather depressing.
- Crys-chan on 06/23/09 - 12:26AM
Doubles over.

Sally! [glomps and smothers you] I wish there was something I could do for you! I would have donated with PayPal but unfortunately I am experiencing job woes myself. I swear I've been all over the USA and Tokyo searching! . . . okay, maybe I am over exaggerating but that's how it feels.

I am still in disbelief though. I don't want to see this site vanish like the ones before. This site was my home away from home.

But thank you for everything you've done to create this site and the hard work you put into it. Good luck with everything! :)
- crazed psychopath on 06/23/09 - 01:06AM
Sally~ ♥

This site is full of wonderful, understanding people, and I'm sure so, so many of us sympathize with what you're going through. I sincerely hope things get better for you soon. We love you, and we understand; there's no need to apologize to us. It will be sad to see Luna go, since it's been a part of my life for so long, but I'm okay with it because this is what you need. I wish you luck. ♥

Thank you for everything. You've been great these past few years. (And I'll always have my Senior Exhibition for the memories. =))

If it's possible, there may be someone (or a few people) willing to take over ownership of the site; that would probably be ideal. Failing that, we were discussing a few possible alternatives; if nothing comes up, would it be all right for me to make an announcement later with some suggestions?
- crazydominodragongirl on 06/23/09 - 01:25AM
I think what everyone meant by giving the site away was that, by doing so, the person who wants to take over the site would also take over paying for it.

At least, I know that's what Tsula meant. In any case, Sally, I do hope you manage to get things in order and prosper well. You've done the very best for everyone and did a wondrous job running this place. Hopefully everything will fall into place for you soon. Thank you for all you've done and I wish you well in the future with life and careers.

Now, if only someone would hire me as well. I've been looking for over two years now. It's rather depressing.
- Crys-chan on 06/23/09 - 01:58AM
It's a hard time for all of us, but thanks for holding up our favourite site for so long.

Believe me, there aren't any other sites like this one.

Thank you, and God Bless.
- lunahawke on 06/23/09 - 08:12AM
Oh ma'am. :) We all love you and I personally only feel compelled to apologize to the grief keeping up with Luna has caused you. It's been a great run, and I'm sure I'm not the only person who can say that she had found a home here.

I wish you the best of luck, and am crossing my fingers in hope of another way to keep Luna up and running; I would willingly donate to keep it up.
- Hakuryuxx on 06/23/09 - 08:18AM
That really is sad to hear :(
Thanks for keeping it up all these years, it really is the best site ever.

I agree with Hakuryuxx, maybe you can ask for donations :) I would definitely donate.
- Mizu_Kitsune on 06/23/09 - 09:22AM
I have to admit I'm quite sad to hear this! I really enjoyed this site and has been one of the best fanfiction sites out there and the people here are awesome! But you need to do what you need to do! (No ifs ands or buts about that) All I can do is hold out that someone will offer to take over the site, but I won't hold my breath.

And for those looking for a new place when (if?) Luna goes down I recommend Freedom of Speech-FanFiction (FOS-FF). It's way, way better than Quizilla and better than the Fictionpress and their fanfiction site.
- DesertRose on 06/23/09 - 10:13AM
~*Sally*~

You have been one of the best webmistresses by far! This site has helped me grow in so many ways and I can't thank you enough for running it so superbly! It's rather depressing to see it go and after I get offline I'm probably going to go visit my Emo Corner, lol!

If you can't run the site anymore, might I suggest turning it over to someone else? Or donations! Of course, you did say you don't have enough time (alas reality gets in the way, lol!) so that's why I think you could pass it over to someone else. There are far to many good authors here and the new generations are always showing up to learn. So if there is any way to keep the site running, please consider it!

I'll miss so many people and so many stories. Here's a shout out to all the Luna Freaks, lol! If this site does shut down for good, hit me up at bubbley368@aol.com. Even if we've never spoken before! I'm always looking for new friends ^__^

I hope it all works out for your Sally! Lots of love, best wishes, and God Bless!

-Raicho Kurubi (aka Raicho-chan)
-Member Since: August 21, 2006
- Raicho Kurubi on 06/23/09 - 10:27AM

Aw...Good luck with the job search. You set up a site that has changed my writing life forever. I will continuously be in your debt. Good luck, and best wishes!
- Annabelle Roades on 06/23/09 - 11:17AM
Lunaescence has been amazing, so thank you and good luck.
- PoultryAlchemist on 06/23/09 - 11:48AM
I would be more than happy to take over the site if you would contact me about it at jubileeisme123@ymail.com.
- Jubilee on 06/23/09 - 12:02PM
I would be more than happy to take over the site if you would contact me about it at jubileeisme123@ymail.com.
- Jubilee on 06/23/09 - 12:15PM
This is so depressing to hear. I've really grown to love this site, and I met so many wonderful people and authors here.

As much as I hope some miracle happens and you don't end up closing the site, I'll understand if you do. I'm wishing you the very best of luck with everything.

-sigh- Now I need to find another site to put up stories.
- Animeangel10632 on 06/23/09 - 12:38PM
I'm sad to hear this, but if it is for the best for you Sally go for it. Though from reading some of the comments, some are very keen on taking over the site.

I will miss this site, I have been on for just over a year and I have had a wonderful time writing. The people here are terribly nice. It is one of the best story archives in the entire world wide web. <3

-Animato
- Animato on 06/23/09 - 01:22PM
I feel like crying! ;-;

This has been a really great site...*Sigh* And this will be the second time that my fanfic site of choice shuts down...animespiral was the first. Can anyone tell me of a good fan fic site that I might transfer too? One that's somewhat like this one?

Thanks for the good days...Good luck.
- Phantom_Daydream on 06/23/09 - 01:41PM
I'd be willing to take over the website as well. I'm currently a validating moderator if that matters at all (probably not).

I was devastated when I found out Lunaescence is closing and even more sorry to hear about your situation, Sally! Reading everyone's goodbyes in these comments is really depressing too...

I hope everything works out in the end for all of us!
- Sharp Shiny Pickle on 06/23/09 - 01:54PM
Thanks Sally, so so much for everything. That's what I want to say first and foremost.



Lunaescence has been the home to so many promising and already well off writers. It's been my home for almost a year now, when date comes to July 15, 2009. But this is a trivial thing, Luna closing, compared to your well being, and I think that if you can't hand this site over to another party, it's for the best. I wish with my whole heart that you'll find employment very soon, Sally, and thanks for everything.
- Alastair on 06/23/09 - 01:58PM
;A; Ah, I'm so sorry to hear that things are still rough for you. Hopefully, the move will help you find a new job and you can get back on your feet.

As for the site... I am really, really willing to take over the site. I've run a small website before about a year ago with SurpassHosting and actually got to play around with the efiction script a little so I have experience in the area and everything. I've also been a member of Luna since 2006 and I'm a validating moderator. Time isn't an issue either, because I was on Lunaescence most of the time anyway, so...

In any event, Lunaescence has been my online home for a long time now. I love this place to bits and I'm so grateful to you for having created it and for running it all this time. Without Luna, I probably never would have developed my writing skills as far as I did or have grown to love it as much. You've been a great webmistress.

Seriously... I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
- chibi neko alchemist on 06/23/09 - 02:03PM
...my email is victoriaweasley@gmail.com if you need it to contact me. And I'm pretty much ryuukari everyone online if you need to find me elsewhere.
- chibi neko alchemist on 06/23/09 - 02:42PM
OMG. Why would you shut down the site, even if you had no job or anything? I mean, hand the site over to someone else.

Luna was the site that saved a lot of us when Quizilla shut down. It was the thing that helped us rise back up from depression. It was the place where we can express ourselves and write out our imaginings.

So, please, don't shut down the site. Do something other than shutting it down. Give us the chance to keep writing. Because, where are we all going to go when the site closes?

Just something to think about.

-Song from AnonymousSong
- AnonymousSong on 06/23/09 - 02:42PM
This site, to me, is a community of wonderful people and authors that really did contribute to my growth as both an author and person. From reading the comments here, I can see that it means the same thing to a lot of other people. I can only thank you, Sally, for giving us Lunaescence for this long. :) Good luck with your financial matters; I hope you get a job and work things out soon!

@AnonymousSong: While I do understand how you feel about Lunaescence being your home as an author, I'd suggest that you don't pressure Sally like that. Getting a job, keeping herself well fed, giving herself a roof to live under, and so on, is far more important than maintaining a fanfiction site. Just something for you to think about.

Hopefully, Sally and some kind members will be able to figure out how to keep the site alive.
- silver_neko_kitsune on 06/23/09 - 03:30PM
Oh no D:

This is so awful, excuse me for the drama... but it feels like someone has just died. I've been visiting forever... Since before my join date... and its been the last safe haven I've had to lurk D:

I donno where I'll go from here >__<;

I don't mean to make to feel bad either though. Much love for bringing us this site for so long D:

I see that some people have offered to take over... please consider it???
- Anarnee on 06/23/09 - 04:29PM
I really love this site. It was a wonderful place and very well-run. Often times, the highlight of my day would be here to read and observe and see how could I improve, both as a person and as a writer. Lunaescence has brought about a positive change in my life in more ways than one. For that, I thank you, Sally. I wish you the best of luck in the future with your career and life. You definitely deserve the best for being able to touch so many people's lives, and also taking the time and money to maintain the site, as well as still having a sense of responsibility even though you were gone so long (does that make sense? I hope it does).

I'll definitely miss coming here each day and see what new things pop up, but I do sincerely wish that we can save this site and that everything will work out. If not, this site has definitely held some nice memories for me.

Thanks so much~ ♥

I wish everyone well in their journeys in life and the internet.
- magerm on 06/23/09 - 04:30PM
Well...I'm going to miss this, but you've got to do what you've got to do, huh?

Good luck with everything, and thanks a ton for making Luna what it is! :)
- littleduck on 06/23/09 - 04:33PM
As someone who has had to move all my fics FIVE FREAKING TIMES, I seriously suggest GIVING THE SITE TO SOMEONE ELSE! Someone who can pay for it! Heck, I'LL pay for it! I'm a 19 year old full time student with four jobs, I can totally pay for it! Or even just donate! PLEASE dont shut down the site!

You have people on here willing to buy the site from you. Please consider that!

--Kelly
- KitsuneYoukai42490 on 06/23/09 - 05:53PM
I'm very sad, but I thank you and wish you luck.

However, if there is a willing person/team to take over the site--payments, moderation and all else--could the site be saved?
- SHIxCHAN on 06/23/09 - 05:53PM
Ah, I'm sorry about the turn of evens for you Sally, but I'm sure you're making the right decision for yourself and that'll all that matters. :3

I'm sure everyone's had a wonderful experience with the site, and everyone is surely very sad that it's going to go, and we thank you for giving us the opportunity to post, meet, read, and enjoy ourselves! I wish you luck, and hope that the move will help with a paying job in the near future!

Once again, thank you for all you've done!
- PockyRulez on 06/23/09 - 05:55PM
I hope life goes well for you Sally, you made me so happy when I visited this site.

I have found stories I will never forget and helped my writing alot. This site has also introduced me to alot of anime I have never heard of before and now love.

Thank you, thank you so much for all the time and effort you have put in to Lunaescence. Please live life as best as you can and know at least one person will wish for you to have a happy life.
- ToonyTwilight on 06/23/09 - 06:01PM
I'm very heartbroken to hear this, but nonetheless, your reasons are valid and I understand completely.

I've grown very attached to the site since I first joined, and I'm sorry I failed to mod the last few months or so. I've met some of the nicest and most helpful people on here and hope to see you all in the future.

Sally, good luck with everything and thank you so much for all you've done! Words alone cannot express my gratitude. I only wish you the best in the future.

Good luck, everyone, and keep writing!
- shadowsirenv on 06/23/09 - 06:52PM
I am very saddened to hear this! Lunaescence really was a boost to me when I was questioning my gift by validating me very quickly and making me feel like, yes, my writing was good, and others knew it.

I will really miss lunaescence, you, and Jasson. I hope you will find a job soon, and your move goes well.

And because others have been asking, I'd like to suggest a site that uses the e-fiction script. It's called Fan Nation. The main difference between Luna and Fan Nation is the lack of validation--which may or may not turn you off. Here's the addy: http://fannation.shades-of-moonlight.com/archive/index.php
- Tikatu on 06/23/09 - 07:51PM
I was quite shocked to hear this, but I guess it only makes sense in the end. You'll do whatever you feel is best and you are most comfortable with, I trust. I am terribly saddened to see Luna go, and I will miss it, but as long as things work out for you, Sally, then I'm going to be content with things.

For those that were asking about an alternative website, there's Mibba.com. They have...a different kind of validating system, but they're mostly run over with band fics and stupid stuff like that. -gags-

I'd also recommend LiveJournal, if you're into that kind of stuff.

Also, instead of others asking for someone to take over/offering to do so, why not just...create a website yourself? If you're capable of taking over Luna, I assume that you're capable of doing the same thing. It's just a notion. ^^; I myself would do this, but I currently lack the funding and the creativity. (After all, every good site needs a catchy name and slogan!)
- Seishi on 06/23/09 - 08:13PM
This is stupid. Pass ownership of the site on to someone else. Give them your account, whatever.
- kappy-and-tea on 06/23/09 - 08:35PM
kappy-and-tea: I find that to be a very inappropriate thing to say. Sally is doing the best that she can-- she has done so much for us already. Whatever her final decision is, please respect it.
- Penguiduck on 06/23/09 - 09:04PM
Kappy-and-Tea I find your statement completely inappropriate and immature. If you feel Sally's decision is wrong then that's your opinion but how dare you. You don't know what Sally's going through. And I am not going to just sit here and watch you butcher someone because of a decision that was made.
- crazed psychopath on 06/23/09 - 09:37PM
I found Kappy-And-Tea to be right, actually. I think it's stupid that she's not passing ownership too. 'How dare you'--pfft. Not passing along to someone else is just lazy. Everyone has some crap going on in their life.

She wasn't butchering her decision, she was giving her opinion, one that I agree with.
- KitsuneYoukai42490 on 06/23/09 - 09:41PM
It's a bummer that you have to close the site. I wish you luck on finding a job and thank you for making such wonderful site =)
- Saiyuki Freak on 06/23/09 - 09:46PM
I think passing ownership isn't easy at all. This isn't a proboard we're talking about here. It's a site. You have to know what you're doing. And finding someone who can keep up with the expensive finances, coding, and moderating is complex.
- crazed psychopath on 06/23/09 - 10:00PM
I think passing ownership isn't easy at all. This isn't a proboard we're talking about here. It's a site. You have to know what you're doing. And finding someone who can keep up with the expensive finances, coding, and moderating is complex.
- crazed psychopath on 06/23/09 - 10:01PM
Maybe so, but from my point of view it looked like you were attacking someone for their opinion. Why couldn't you have explained to her what you did to me, instead of giving the dramatic 'HOW DARE YOU BUTCHER HER DECISION's?
- KitsuneYoukai42490 on 06/23/09 - 10:18PM
I like Luna. It's one of the few places I post up when I DO post up and it's also another of those places that accepts Reader inserts. Everyone's friendly here and it's very lovely.

Well, anyway, to Luna, and the wonderful authors here. I spent many happy hours just browsing through the archives, reading fanfiction. I'm very sad that this place is closing. Thanks for keeping this place up for so long Sally, even though it must have been terribly tough on you. It's been great...scratch that, AWESOME.

Anyway, this is just thanks to Luna and to all of the people who helped this site, whether it be authors or administrators. I hope the best for all of you guys out there!

ON a side note...

...Is there no way to pass on the ownership to some people? I found some emails of those who were willing to. ._.
- Shiotashi on 06/23/09 - 10:43PM
Ah, it's terrible that luna is closing and I will miss it here. I understand how difficult it is to keep a site running and I'm glad for all you've done for it and the people on here that help make it what it will always be remember as.

However, to help spread the word. There's this site: piratesboard.net

It's a small fanfic site that allows reader-inserts (an other types of stories)...it's pretty much like luna and there's no bugs about it. Hoeever if everyone goes there it will be alive again and stuff.

Just check it out if you're interested because I stumble onto when I was on the search for another fic site.
- DamnBlackHeart on 06/23/09 - 10:52PM
Don't give up yet, everyone!

Even if the site itself won't be handed to someone else, Miss Dragongirl still wants to keep the community together. Meet us at the forums if you wish to add your two cents. :)

http://community.lunaescence.com/viewtopic.php?t=863
- Penguiduck on 06/23/09 - 10:57PM
Enough. And here I thought everyone was mature enough to handle the news without drama. The problem here is not people's opinions, but how they are being stated. You are entitled to your own opinion, but it is rude to insult someone just because you think differently. Since when has calling someone an idiot ever encouraged them to consider your point of view? And speaking of points of view, please think of Sally's; if you have something to say, think before you say it, and at least attempt to phrase it in a way that won't be considered offensive.

Now that that's out of the way, whining and arguing won't change anything. If the site isn't to be handed over and will be deleted entirely, what other alternatives are there? Instead of complaining, think about ways we can preserve our writing and the community. There's discussion going on in the forums, if you're willing to pitch in; maybe all of us together can think of an idea that can keep us all together instead of splitting off to different sites.
- crazydominodragongirl on 06/23/09 - 10:58PM
No livejournal. *puff* I am 100% against that. It's been tried before and always failed, and it's impossible to NOT split up if we use it. I agree that piratesboard.net is the second best idea. The first is having someone take over luna, but that doesnt look like it's going to happen.
- KitsuneYoukai42490 on 06/23/09 - 11:03PM

HEY! LOOK AT THE NEWS! I UPDATED!

- Sally on 06/23/09 - 11:05PM
Wow, now I'm sad. :(

I know I haven't been very productive on this site, but I have a story that I've been working on for a very long time (planning and all that) that was almost ready to debut...

Very sorry about your current situation though Sally, and I can very well understand the need to stop doing this if you're going through a lot of stuff and especially if money is tight.

You keep it so clean around here... I never remember ever once spotting an ad on this site and that must be hard to keep up with money wise.

If anyone is looking for another fanfiction website where reader-inserts are welcome... I spend most of my time there:

http://beyondreality.white-snake.net/index.php

The group of people active here is pretty small and rather tight knit, but everyone is really nice and I'm sure everyone there would be really happy to see some new members.

:)
- litome on 06/23/09 - 11:07PM
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