I love you folks, I really do. Thank you so much for your support. I feel like I’m constantly destroying and then re-earning the trust we’ve built up, but I hope you’ll be patient with me again… I feel like you also deserve some explanations.

To clear up any misunderstandings: my main problems with tumblr were that

A) I felt my effort was going unrewarded. As in, the creature posts that make up ABC would get far less notes (and of those, much fewer reblogs) than random thoughts that pop into my head on the way home from work. That was demoralizing to some extent, but it’s endemic to how the tumblr (and social media in general) system of likes/reblogs works. Short, snappy things that reinforce your preexisting conceptions are worth far more than anything that requires reading. Again, this is not tumblr in particular but social media in general, and it was foolish of me to assume an encyclopedia-esque endeavor would be a good fit to that format.

B) I just wasn’t cut out to maintaining it beyond the creature posts. Tumblr thrives on originality and force of personality and talent (usually to create fanwork). I am, as I’ve stated earlier, a very boring person. I can’t post Exciting Opinions or Awesome Takes. I also cannot draw sexy fanart (or any kind of art for that matter) to save my own life.

C) To my shame, I created the tumblr originally to advertise the main site. This is something looked upon with scorn by many and it was a mistake, I apologize.

So with these points, and the fact that I was losing control of my life (it’s been a rough week, sorry) I deleted the tumblr in a fit of academic nihilism (as one of the smartest people I know put it). Was it a good idea? Can’t say. Do I regret it? Not yet. I only hope I can make it up to you, the readers, somehow.

If you were following me on tumblr and you’re reading this, I’m sorry for everything, but you’re welcome to like, comment, and discuss on the official site and Facebook.

If you’ve read this far, why are you wasting time? Go do something useful. Like read the rest of this site for example.

6 Comments

  1. Hello, my name is Devon Hill.

    I can’t say i know what is going on in your head nor can i say what i am about to say will help you in anyway, so i’m just going to say it.
    I have been following this website since Caspilly.

    This is one the GREATEST websites of world myth & folklore i have ever known, if not THE greatest.
    You provide a valuable service for those of us who can’t speak a second language, who can’t afford, let alone find, the sources you have.
    YOU made many of these little known creatures and how they came to be accessible to a vast audience, and trust me when i say that I have looked though out the web and NO ONE is good as you.

    period.

    I love mythology, and i mean LOVE mythology. I also like animals and creatures, gods and spirits, and where they all come from. And the creatures (and books) you have brought to my attention are the greatest gift that i, or anyone like myself, could ever ask for.

    thank you.
    -Devon

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  2. Your work is amazing, unique and important to all of us. Thank you for all the effort and dedication, maybe yo need a rest for now, we’ll still be here waiting for your return. Keep up the great work, who knows when the beacons of hope shine brightly, or what delightful reversals of fate hides behind the next corner. Stay safe and take care, your not alone ^_^

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  3. Hi, I wondered what happened and I am here to help if there’s any problem.
    I understand how it feels to have one’s posts seem unappreciated or underappreciated. But that shouldn’t mean one should give up on ones hobby or try to too hard to be something else/more, all that’s needed is listen to your passion when you have energy for it and rest when it feels too tough.

    As for Tumblr in general, I don’t care what manner or personality one is expected to have. Most of the comments and trivia you posted there was good enough.

    Like everyone here said, you have giving us so much knowledge and most of all; inspiration. Due to your academical artistic contributions; I have drawn Illhveli, one Butatsch-Cun-Ilgs, and is right now working on some cute Shadhahvar anthros. Your impact on us is priceless!

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