This thread is going to be hard to make. However I do believe it is best I make a thread here because it will be the last time I use this platform for a few reasons which I will discuss. Well it's the simplest honestly, I'm leaving a bunch of smaller platforms and forums I'm on (some on good terms some bad) because I can't keep up with it anymore. At one point I was opening 27 pages or so on my browser to keep up with places that have either long since died or are barely clinging on some more so than others. All good things must come to an end however The Lake is still around and I don't expect it to go anywhere soon. That makes me happy and I'm proud of what all of us have accomplished as a community. Various things involving Pokémon that I once enjoyed have simply run their course many years ago. However some things will never change no matter how much time passes in my life. The main thing I am concerned of is the fact of if or not this will be received well or just scoffed at because "NO ONE QUITS Pokémon GET OVER YOURSELF." I just wanted to state an absolute fact as of this point about this to get it out of the way. I never intended on coming back earlier this year if it wasn't for one thing. A friend (who I will not specify here at the request of his brother) who I grew close to from both dm conversations here and later on discord. He deleted his discord and all other means of contact some time ago (I think he was hacked but I will never know for sure) however his LV account still stood but it was inactive as fuck (something like 4 years ago or around the time I temporarily came back to check in back in 2017) I come to find out earlier today from his brother over discord that he was killed in a stabbing back in 2019 a few blocks away from their house. This shook me but wasn't the ultimate be all end all in me leaving. That would be life sadly. It has been keeping me busy for a long time and well I wanted to be honest on why I am dipping on you guys. I fucking love each and every one of you even if we never talked much. Just a simple hi is always nice and it goes a long way to be neighborly and social. That brings me to my point. While this will be my last thread I will still respond to DMs until this following Monday (the 29th). To those who wanna reach me outside of the forums just hit me up on one of these. Discord: katanaeyegaming#7965 Psn:Bd-b2003 Switch: 1648-2738-1002 Email: [email protected] I'm sorry if this upsets anyone and know that this is not an easy decision to make. Farewell LV, May the future hold a long life for thee.