I know I said I'd give it a month's time, but I've had long discussions with friends and I think it's about time to let this group go. I've decided I won't give it over to someone new. The reason being that I'm too used to this group and still care enough that letting someone else handle it will drive me up a wall. It's happened to me before with other groups and I don't want to stress myself further. My offline life is too busy to run this group so it's better to let it go rather than hope it'll be active again someday. In the past I've tried to revive it several different times and for the most part, a lot of our activity was due to me requesting art in (with the admins doing the same occasionally).
This was a very, very difficult decision. Many times I nearly convinced myself that I should suck it up and keep going for others, but where do I draw the line for the sake of my well-being? I had many suggestions of how to go about this and I've battled with the idea of closing for years, always going back to this mindset of, "I'd disappoint a lot of people and that's not fair". But, as we all know, life isn't fair. I don't feel the choice is fair either way when it comes to saving or closing the group.
Thank you to everyone. It's been an amazing eleven years. We were launched as a club account way back before groups were even announced. The time and effort that went into maintaining it from then until now has been monumental and I am grateful to all my members past or present for making this group what it is. Mods, members, co-founders... we've been through many and each one has helped shape the community that was built. It wasn't always easy or pleasant, but I had a lot of wonderful experiences here. I met a lot of friends and I know a bunch of you have too.My final wish for this group is that no one try to make another version of it. Let the-twili-tribe rest.
There are plenty of twili and Zelda centered groups out there already. Don't make another group when there are so many more already out there waiting for you.
Go out there and find a new community, make new friends and most importantly, have fun
. If anyone would like to stay in contact with me, Metroid-Tamer
, feel free to send me a note.For now the group will be closing its doors. The gallery will no longer be accepting submissions, we're no longer accepting members, and there will be no further updates.
All mods will be demoted back to members as well to ensure the gallery remain closed and activity deadlines entirely. In the future the group may disappear entirely, so don't be surprised if one day you come back to find it gone.
Thank you again, everyone. It was a pleasure helping build and serve this amazing community over the course of 11 years. Wherever life may take you I hope it's a positive, healthy and fulfilling path.