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[edit] I know we have some people from England on our flists... be safe, everyone. [/edit]

This is not a thing that comes easy for any of us. The subject's been long discussed but always put off for another day because it's a painful thing, this decision, and frankly, none of us wanted to deal with it. It's become more and more clear as time goes on, however, that we can no longer give Solacium, and our friends, the attention they deserve. For various reasons, we're no longer able to post like we should and that's not fair to anyone involved - us or our readers. It's with this in mind that we've decided it's time to close Solacium, effective today.

While the character journals will no longer be updated, we are going to use our updates journal (http://www.livejournal.com/community/solacium_update/) to post a backlog of items: fanfic, old dialogue, some crack that came of aim chats we couldn't share before because they were just too off the wall. You're all free to join that comm if you want, and respond and interact on the posts we make there. We will only be using this comm for our backlog, though; once that's completely cleared out, we will no longer be posting there.

That said, we're leaving ourselves the option to create future Solacium fic in our real journals. We've been in this universe far too long to abandon it completely, and several of us have fic bits buzzing around in our heads. Any fics we post in our real journals will be considered AU to the Solacium universe, however, since we'll no longer be consulting with the other players on what might be taking place in the storyline.

Regarding the characters' hosts - the characters' page of the Solacium website (http://amicasolacium.net/characters.htm) has been updated with our identities. We're doing it this way so that anyone who does not wish to know who we are does not have to know. You are all welcome to friend our real journals if you want, and interact with us there. In general, we are friendly people who do not bite unless you do something unpleasant, or you ask us nicely to first. Unless you're Wufei's host, who chews on everyone indiscriminately.

PLEASE NOTE: If you're already on our real journal flists, you're going to be spoiled as to our identities. We apologize if you didn't want to know, but after two and a half years, we'll probably have things to say about Solacium. We do assume, however, that most people also on our real flists realize we play with Solacium, so hopefully it shouldn't cause too much of a fuss. Also, please beware of host spoilers in the comments to this post. I'm not going to ask that people refrain from mentioning who were are, if they want, so I suggest reading no further than the actual post if you want to remain host-identity free.

Several of the other players have expressed their desire to post goodbye messages of their own to their character journals, so please be on the lookout for those sometime in the (hopefully) near future.

You're all welcome to respond to this, or ask any questions you might have, whether it's regarding why a certain character did a thing in the past, what our plans had been at any point, whatever. As always, however, we ask that you play nice. This is our final hurrah, and we'd rather things not end on a sour note. If you ask us something we can't/won't answer, we'll just tell you nicely that we can't/won't.

[/End official notice]



I've rewritten this next part so many times, Quatre has abandoned me to sulk in his office. Rather than continue on with even more rewrites, I'll simply type as I think. It seems that's the only way this will get done.

I've made a lot of friends through Solacium, both via our flists and from the players themselves. It's going to be difficult leaving something that, I will admit, I pretty much ate, slept and breathed for a very long time. Quatre's parked himself pretty firmly in my psyche at this point, thanks to all of you, and your willingness to play along with us, and to help us out and give us hell when we needed it, made Solacium a great experience. (though I'm not so certain I appreciate some of the mental scarring a few of you left behind in Quatre's mind. He's not so certain, either. O_o) Shutting down is going to be very much like leaving my extended family behind.

Angels - what wonderful sports you all are. Your scheming and mischief made me laugh and laugh, and I so appreciate all the time you put into your plots. You're all a twisted, scary lot, and I love you for it.

And because they were my partners in crime for so very long - Trowa, Wufei... so much love. What can I say here that hasn't been said so many times in private already?

*dips Trowa for one last kiss* Forever and then some, love. Forever and then some.

Current Mood: sad sad

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merith From: merith Date: July 7th, 2005 07:01 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs*

I will miss you all, and though I've known who (most) you've been in RL, it never distracted from the enjoyment I received in reading the posts and the stories.

*in Carrol Burnett style* Thanks for the memories.
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 7th, 2005 09:05 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* Thanks Merith.

*in Carrol Burnett style* Thanks for the memories.

I feel like I should have tugged on my ear at the end, now. :-(
driley1 From: driley1 Date: July 7th, 2005 07:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Without a doubt, this is the best RP that I've had the pleasure of reading, and even participating in a little as one of those crazy GBAs. Which would probably explain why my eyes aren't exactly dry at this moment...

Thanks to you all for doing such a wonderful job.

And to Quatre--
You are such a strong-willed person. Some people may call it stubborn, but I admire it. You're not afraid to do whatever it takes to better your life, or the lives of those you love. And, on my sadistic side, I'll miss bantering with you about very odd things in comments. *hugs* Thanks for sharing part of your life with us.
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 7th, 2005 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* Thanks, Dusty, I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. It's been fun having you around, and I have to say, your icons? Killed me dead more often than not. Love them, will never see flaming toast ever again without thinking of you. And laughing a lot.

Which would probably explain why my eyes aren't exactly dry at this moment...

You aren't the only one. :-(
sharona1x2 From: sharona1x2 Date: July 7th, 2005 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you very much for all the work you (and all the players) put into this. It will go down in GW fandom history as one of the biggest bright spots. *hugs*
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 7th, 2005 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Sharon. *hugs* Give Z a hug for me?
lil_1337 From: lil_1337 Date: July 7th, 2005 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)
*deeply saddened* I just recently joined and was looking forward to getting to know the characters.

I spent a lot of time reading the back entries and have had hours of enjoyment reading the interaction and watching things unfold. Seeing the characters as "real people" has impacted my perception of them and influenced my writing in ways that I hope would make you happy. It has also made me take another look at 3x4x5 and come to like it.

Thank you for leaving with the characters all in a good place. There is a part of me that is happy with knowing that somewhere they are living, laughing and loving.

There is more I want to say but I think I'm going to end before I get maudlin or cheesy and instead just say Thanks for rocking my world!
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 7th, 2005 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Seeing the characters as "real people" has impacted my perception of them and influenced my writing in ways that I hope would make you happy. It has also made me take another look at 3x4x5 and come to like it

I'm glad, and it has. You write a very strong Quatre, and that's my kind of boy. I've enjoyed reading your fics, though I admittedly stink at feedback.

Thank you for leaving with the characters all in a good place. There is a part of me that is happy with knowing that somewhere they are living, laughing and loving.

*nods* We couldn't have left them any other way. It makes us happy, too.

There is more I want to say but I think I'm going to end before I get maudlin or cheesy and instead just say Thanks for rocking my world!

*hugs* Thanks for playing with us, even if it was for just a little while.
jadenflame From: jadenflame Date: July 7th, 2005 08:35 am (UTC) (Link)

*snifs sadly*

Everyone-Skiff and Alwyn included: *bows deeply to you*

Sam: We will miss you all deeply, you guys kept me sane in dark time of my life, and I will forever, be in your debt. It was an honor to meet and know all of you. Once again, we will all miss you so much.
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 7th, 2005 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: *snifs sadly*

*hugs* I'm glad we could help you out. Thanks for playing around with us, we really appreciate it.
meritjubet From: meritjubet Date: July 7th, 2005 08:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh... Well, what I might have said has aleady been said. I wish you luck in the future with what you do *waves*
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 7th, 2005 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks.
silent_trtmnt03 From: silent_trtmnt03 Date: July 7th, 2005 09:11 am (UTC) (Link)
*dips Trowa for one last kiss* Forever and then some, love. Forever and then some.

*threads my fingers into your hair and kisses back enthusiastically*

If we don't watch it, we'll end up having one last make-out session in the comments. *smiles*
merith From: merith Date: July 7th, 2005 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)
By all means, don't let us stop you. *smile*
sunhawk16 From: sunhawk16 Date: July 7th, 2005 09:33 am (UTC) (Link)
*peeks in* This feels... extremely weird. ^^; I never commented because I'm terrible at role-play and doubt I could have maintained the illusion well.
But I did want you to know that I read, I enjoyed, and I will greatly miss.
Thank you all for a wonderful time, and I look forward to seeing whatever else you care to share with us.
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 7th, 2005 09:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, sunhawk. That means a lot coming from one of my favorite authors. *hugs*
caffeinic From: caffeinic Date: July 7th, 2005 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)
You pretty much know what I'm going to say. ^_^;; Something along the lines of *WEEPZOMG*, I understand, and best wishes. ♥

But it's no fun if I can't cause mischief one more time!

*pitches a tent and waits for fellow Angels to stop by* Muhahahaha. :3

But really, it's been so much fun. I don't know what I'd do if it weren't for Solacium. I've made so many friends because of these journals, and so many memories that I'll probably never forget (and tell people over and over and over etc.). Quatre - Q!Host: *SNUGS SO MUCH* It's been fun, Q.
driley1 From: driley1 Date: July 7th, 2005 09:41 am (UTC) (Link)
*stops by with a bag of nachos* Hey! Where's the Cheez Whiz?
babspace From: babspace Date: July 7th, 2005 09:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm surely going to miss "the gang". Knowing that it's an RPG doesn't lesson the pain one feels when friends are lost. If it weren't for you, I wouldn't be here on LJ. Literally. Thank you for that, and thank you for two years of some of the best fun I've had online in awhile.
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 7th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for sticking around with us. *hugs*
sukino From: sukino Date: July 7th, 2005 10:57 am (UTC) (Link)
For some reason I want to grab your legs and act like a 5 year old and tell you that you can't go. *sighs* I know I can't do that, but I know I'm going to miss you. See you and everyone else post made me feel excited and see what kind of trouble would follow.

I will miss you and Quatre!Host as well. *hugs tight* I've never had so much fun with an RP and I'm glad Cass passed your journals on to me.
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 7th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you had fun with us. And you know I'm not going anywhere, but my life is not as exciting as Q's. Sadly. *sigh*
apt_indignation From: apt_indignation Date: July 7th, 2005 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)
*chews on you*
driley1 From: driley1 Date: July 7th, 2005 11:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow. If I could draw more than stick figures, the image I could make with that. XD
misanagi From: misanagi Date: July 7th, 2005 11:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I wasn't very good at commenting, but I did read and enjoyed the RP very much. I have very happy memories of this RP.

Thanks for keeping us entertained, and keeping the characters we love so much alive. ♥
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 7th, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much for reading. *hugs*
alena_yuy From: alena_yuy Date: July 7th, 2005 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I promise I won't cry, but I probably will mope around for a while. Gonna miss you guys. I've enjoyed having intelligent people to talk to, who don't mind making complete fools of themselves every now and again. Reading you guys journals was the highlight of my day. No matter how sad or depressed I was, you never failed to brighten my day. I really wish you didn't have to do this, but, hey, I understand. *hugs all of you tightly* I'm gonna miss you guys.
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 7th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* We'll miss everyone as well. I'm glad we were able to brighten your day, though. Playing with the boys and co. certainly brightened ours.
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billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 7th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you enjoyed it. And I take no responsibility for *anything!*

*hugs*
raletha From: raletha Date: July 7th, 2005 11:48 am (UTC) (Link)
*cries* Quatre, I'll miss you so much. I know I never commented to you guys much, but you and Trowa became so real to me through these journals, I feel like I'm losing two friends. Take care, and give Shih and Raja cuddles from me too, please.
bluejeans07 From: bluejeans07 Date: July 7th, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

Dearest Quatre,

While having a remotely easier time writing responses to everyone else, yours is the hardest to write because you are the instigator of all this. What an amazing thing you started!! Solacium was so amazing and fun and it was all due to your brilliance and insanity!!!! Thank you, thank you so much for Solacium, your creativity, intelligence, and your strength was so much fun to watch. I will be missing you terribly as our 'Charlie' for Gboys Angels, a fellow prankster, and as someone who can appreciate the same type of humor.

As I had written in my reply to Trowa's entry, I entered Solacium during a dark time in my life. While many days were spent crying or in darkness, whenever I read the different entries, I was cheered up and had fun, like I had left my reality momentarily and was surrounded by beautiful people with wonderful senses of humor. I felt energized and went back to overcome my own demons, which is why I am still here. So thank you, Quatre, for providing me that small, happy haven and keeping my own demons at bay until I was ready to face them. I will always be grateful to Solacium for showing me that laughter does make everything better.

Thank you, Quatre. *big hugs and kisses*

Thankfully,
Jean
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 7th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Dearest Quatre,

I.. had no plans for this to turn into a long running thing like it did. It caught me totally by surprise when it stuck. I'm glad you enjoyed us, and I'm really glad we could help you out. *hugs tightly*
windandwater From: windandwater Date: July 7th, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
T__T Why does all of this happen while I'm asleep?

I can't even really even begin to form thoughts on all of this. Trailing after you guys and perving wildly was just one of those THINGS that I expected to do for a long while. *clings* But I've been very happy to have a chance to fangirl shamelessly.

<3
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 7th, 2005 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
T__T Why does all of this happen while I'm asleep?

This is what happens when you dare live on the other side of the country.

Trailing after you guys and perving wildly was just one of those THINGS that I expected to do for a long while. *clings*

We'll still be around a little, in our real journals. Bits and pieces of sola things will show up there, and you're free to perv away on them then. I expect anything I put up will be responded to by either me or Q, depending on the tone of the response. Probably the same for trowa. Q reserves the right to sic his host on you for any tentacle trauma inflicted, though.
ginalin From: ginalin Date: July 7th, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aha, now I know where to send the hate mail! No seriously, it was such fun playing along with you all. You all did so beautifully. It made the characters come alive for me in a way that truly affected my whole relationship with this crazy fandom.

Even when you busted my chops for the snowball fight on your LJ, it was great fun. It was an honor to be spanked by you in public. *so to speak*
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 7th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
^^; I'm glad you forgave us for that. It's been fun playing with you, Gina, and it's going to be hard to let everyone go. But we appreciate that you hung around and helped make this so fun. *hugs*
klingonpoo From: klingonpoo Date: July 7th, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is a very sad day indeed. I'm sorry to see this end and I just can't stop crying right now. Thanks for everything and I truly appreciate all that you have done. This has brought more joy to my life than any of you will ever imagine. *big hugs*
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 7th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* I'm sorry. But thank you for playing along with us, and I'm so glad we made you happy. *hugs again*
arielhime From: arielhime Date: July 7th, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
You'll be muchly missed and I'm so glad to have been able to read and occasionally participate with you guys. *hugs* Thanks for having done such a great job, my friend.
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 7th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. *hugs* I'm glad you enjoyed the rp.
ashkahchan From: ashkahchan Date: July 7th, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
What to say? It's hard, because there is nothing that hasn't been said, yet everything that needs to be said. I realize that for the past year or so, I've been silent with the rp, but I haven't stopped following it, and have left a comment or two every so often to let you know I was still here.

The time I shared with you guys as an Angel was some of the most creative times of my life, and I laughed and cried and grieved with the best of them and with the best of you.

I'll be posting my own farewell message to you all in my journal in a bit, so I'll refrain from saying too much here. Just know that you were and still are greatly loved, and not seeing anymore posts from you guys in my flist will leave a little space empty in my mind and in my heart. ^__^

Good luck with anything in the future you might do, and I just might end up friending all of you hosts, cause SOMEONE'S posts are going to have to take the place of Quatre's and everyone elses. And who better than their hosts.
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 7th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs tightly* I'm glad you had fun. You're more than welcome to friend us, but really, we're nowhere near as entertaining, sadly. If we were, we wouldn't have created the rp. *g*

Thanks so much for the well-wishes.
phbtonyou From: phbtonyou Date: July 7th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
*tear* I'll miss you guys. :D

~Mizu
phbtonyou From: phbtonyou Date: July 7th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
And I totally do not know who the host journal is. I would like to know though. *hint hint*

~Mizu
ladydragon543 From: ladydragon543 Date: July 7th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
*cries*

OMG gonna miss this so much. And definately gonna miss watching most of the other Angels prank y'all.

Hehehe...wish I could have participated more than I did, but as you all know, life kicks your butt sometimes. *sigh*

*hugs*

Shall definately miss you all.

And now--to stop by the Tent That Cass Pitched.
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 8th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* We'll miss you, too. I'm glad you were able to play around with us when you got the chance, though.
shutterfly3 From: shutterfly3 Date: July 7th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh I will miss you all greatly! I really wish that this didn't have to end, but I loved it none the less. Thank you for amusing me. ^-^

Hugs all around.
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: July 8th, 2005 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* Thanks for putting up with all of us!
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