I feel like I've been in this position too many times for just as many reasons, and I'm more sorry than you can imagine that it seems like we have to go through the same song and dance all over again.
I'm shutting down pretty much all my fed production after NEWDay. For good this time. No secret reboots, no latent desires to come back, no making you guys hold me back in case I say I want a new one, none of that. I'm stepping away and that's that.
RISE will be closed up, CLOSE will not be completed, FILR is gonna be hung up (but lets be real that show is so dead easy to make I might get bored enough to make that or a Dayfed).
There are a lot of people I want to apologize to, more than I can really list without picking and choosing who's more important to mention here, and I don't want to do that. To all the people that had plans lined up, spent time and effort perfecting your characters, or found your success in RISE, I'm deeply sorry.
This decision is my own, and though I talked to two very trusted confidants in AES about this decision, they ultimately repeated or confirmed what I already knew deep down: If there's no passion, step away.
I'm not going to go into detail about why I came to this conclusion, but a combination of stressful events, increasingly intense school work, personal depression and lack of creative drive, and a desire to get out before all of the above drive me close to the edge like what happened with ROSE, it was fairly easy to make the call once it was talked through.
I know there's going to be disappointment and perhaps a bit of resentment, but this is just following the advice I've always told others in this situation.
Just a few notes -NEWDay will still be handled and run by myself, Francis and Stardy. After NEWDay I'll leave it up to someone else to organize 2019's event and beyond.
-My characters will not be pulled off all at once, and I may sign up a couple more in fact short term, but eventually I will be scaling back on them as well
-I'll still act as Content Manager for the foreseeable future on the Admin team
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and I hope everyone does what they love doing.
Scrapyard Act 7a (1/15/18) Scrapyard Act 7b (1/18/18) DragonSoul Jan 19th. (1/19/18) Pro Wrestling Royalty (1/19/18) CCA on AES 6: Go Sit On Your Tower (1/20/18) Grappling of Glory Presents: Total Elimination (1/21/18) DragonSoul Jan 25th. (1/25/18) UWOT S2 Episode 8 (1/25/18)
UWOT Lost Matches (2/5/18) TANW [ C ]onstants and Variables(2/9/18) National E Wrestling Day 6 Night 1 (2/10/18) National E Wrestling Day 6 Night 2 (2/11/18) OH GOD WHAT!? 4 (2/11/18) DayFed: Lo-Fi Wrestling To Chill And Relax To - A Fifteen Minute Extravaganza (2/12/18) Lo-Fi Wrestling 2 (2/19/18) UWOT S2 Episode 8 Part 1 (2/24/18) DayFed 15: Goku vs. Vegeta (2/25/18) UWOT S2 Episode 8 Part 2 (2/26/18)
UWOT: The Battle For Everyone's Souls (3/4/18) CPWGP: I'm Gonna Be There (3/8/18) Grappling of Glory Aftermath I: Total Elimination (3/9/18) AES World Cup - Qualifier Show #1 (3/11/18) GoG: BANG - Season 1 Night 1 (3/14/18) PANIC #1: Beginnings in Boston (3/16/18) G.D.I.H: The JSBMBR (3/24/18) AES World Cup - Qualifier Show #2 (3/26/18)
Asphodel Meadows Tournament Night 1 (4/1/18) Asphodel Meadows Tournament Night 2 (4/5/18) PANIC #2: Moving Forward In Miami (4/6/18) Asphodel Meadows Tournament Night 3 (4/7/18) Grappling of Glory Presents: Decimation (4/13/18) AES World Cup - Qualifier Show #3 (4/16/18) NOW Elite #15 (4/18/18) ROAD to PARADISE#1: THE ROAD TRIP STARTS! (4/19/18) TANW [ D ]ouble Trouble Part 1(4/21/18) Scrapyard Act 8 (4/22/18) PANIC Attack 1 (4/26/18) Joseph James Battle Academy #001: Welcome to Despair High School (4/28/18) Joseph James Battle Academy #002: Kill and Live (4/29/18)
TANW [ D ]ouble Trouble Part 2(5/12/18) Armbar Errorvision 7 (5/13/18) AES World Cup - Qualifier Show #4 (5/14/18) CPWGP: Battle of the Depressed Boys (5/17/18) CPWGP: The Final Gangwar (5/18/18) SDW : Danger Days (5/19/18) Divine Comedy Productions 1: Sins of Indulgence (5/20/18) PANIC #3: Restless In Rochester (5/23/18) DayFed 16: The Finale We Always Needed (5/24/18) Lovely Action Wrestling 1: We've Got A Score To Settle! (5/26/18) Kokoro Combat Episode 1 (5/27/18)
GoG We Are The Champions II: Dramatic Dream Match Night 1 (6/1/18) MALLBRAWL: CLAS-SIX Night 1 (6/4/18) MALLBRAWL: CLAS-SIX Night 2 (6/5/18) AES World Cup - Group Stages #1 (6/10/18) GoG BANG Season 1 Episode 2 (6/15/18) Joseph James Battle Academy #003: Weekly Shounen Despair Magazine (6/16/18) Joseph James Battle Academy #004: Return of the New Century Galaxy Legend! (6/17/18) PANIC #4: Finding Yourself In Fresno (6/21/18) PANIC presents Sleepless In Phoenix (6/22/18) Lovely Action Wrestling 2: Whoops, My Anarchy Symbol! (6/24/18) AES World Cup - Group Stages #2 (6/26/18) Scrapyard Act 9-1 (6/28/18) Daikaiju! 1.0 (6/28/18) Scrapyard Act 9-2 (6/29/18)
NOW Elite #16 (7/1/18) Daikaiju! 1.1 (7/3/18) AES World Cup - Group Stages #3 (7/8/18) YEET Episode 1 (7/13/18)
live now now right now how do I get this to stop listening to me you don't you just wait for it to stop listening well stop talking travel and maybe it will oh god it thought I said travel when I said
The rest was cut off by a link, clicking on which redirected to a Periscope stream, and a shaky one at that.
"Trav, Trav, lookit, there's like thirty people here now."
"Hooly fuck....thirty people know who I am?..."
"W-WHO ARE YOU, HOW ARE YOU IN MY HOUSE?!"
"I-I'm beginning to feel like a Trav God, Trav God.." he starts giggling uncontrollably. "Hahaaa...I made a funny."
At think point the camera finally points at the happy (and drunk) couple, a fox demon with her head thrown back in a loud primal laugh. "Don't! Don't make me laugh like that it's embarrassing!"
Koto and Travis Cassidy were laying at awkward angles on their couch, their legs tied together in wild knots in a poor attempt at cuddling, the phone camera struggling to stay steady in the woman's hands and struggling to keep Travis in frame.
"Okay, okay, listen up!"
Koto paused for a moment
"G-gosh..babe you don't need to be so aggressive...just, take it easy man..."
"I'M TIRED, I'M WASTED....I LOVE YOU DARLING."
"h-honey, advertise the stream.."
"Oh I'm a born shill, born to shill, natural born shiller, journey with me into the mind of a maniac doomed to be a shiller since I came out the nut-"
"No! N-no nutting! Just shill the thing!"
"I'M GONNA NUT!" Koto grabbed her half finished drink and started to swig.
Travis doesn't hesitate to snatch the phone out of Koto's hand, nearly causing it to drop to the floor.
"H-hey party people, we're taking questions on this Peri-scoop thingy."
"OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM" Koto could be heard chanting off camera. "Fuck! I spilled on my shirt!"
Koto stepped over Travis and smacked him in the face with her tail on the way past.
"Deal with it, punk!"
"Urgh...we'll answer them 'til the big ball drops!"
Travis ends the recording of the video.
(Authors' note: We will answer all questions over the next week in character! Have fun!)
Quick check to see who's in or out! If don't hear back from you by the end of January I'm just going to assume you're out and let new people in. Anyone that's show me CAW WIP I'll assume are in.
Green = In + Have 2k18 CAW or my responsibility to make it Yellow = In but don't have CAW Red = Out
1. Li Akira (Holt) 2. Mew (Goldeneye) 3. Elizabeth Prisa (Zaiah) 4. Alex Santos (Knite) 5. Dianna Ayanokouji (Kuchi) 6. Akachi (Spoomy) 7. Anne Cortes (TBK) 8. Tammi Wray (Coke) 9. Jamie Haskins (Clock) 10. Jan Netty (Sallis) 11. Casey McCloud (Sky) 12. Oseiko (Ken) 13. Kasey Krush (Rozo) 14. Birdy L (Beardy) 15. Robin Reflex (Def) 16. Anya Reyes (Punker) 17. RIN Shinigami (Dallas) 18. Barbie Jay Tucker (Afro) 19. "Wildcard" Claire Chambers (Odie) 20. Miss Teree (Joey) 21. Nicolle Knox (Matt) 22. Alexis Riot (aknlfan) 23. Erika Lee Parker (RCM) 24. Madelyn House, Jr. (Delta) 25. Evelyn Gillespie (TZ) 26. Maria Gibson (Sean) 27. Chell Sweetie (Dan) 28. Big Girl Gladwin (Sam) 29. Zahra (Redshirt) 30. Lottie D (Lottie) 31. Francine Ugondus (Francis) 32. Ultra Fighting Green Blazer (Tan) 33. Kiya Salama (Teeno) 34. Skyler St. Pierre (Social_Havok) 35. Chie Kanako (REZI) 36. Darby Brizen (Derry) 37. Amy Roselyn (Girly) 38. Amber Oh (Lanoom) 39. Fortuna Dale (Tiffy) 40. [Unrevealed Signup]
Connie: Connie Quinn (Matt)
TAG TEAM ROSTER: 1. The Miller Twins [Lucy Miller/Lindsay Miller] (TBK/Sean) 2. Royal Authority [Charlie Davidson/Idol Princess Alicia] (Tan) 3. Puzzle Bobble [Iona Devin/Violeta] (Stardy) 4. The Freak Show [Devil Momonga/Pandora] (Rozo) 5. The Lucha Council [La Drill/La Deaf] (Francis) 6. Goraiger [Isis Spade/Bianca Mesias] (Mick) 7. The Amazons of Anchorage [Cammie Rae/Electra Emerick] (aknl) 8. AC Marko & Nikki Valentine (Dallas) 9. Unrevealed Tag Team 10. The Youngsterz [Mio Hazuki/Ami Chisa] (Kuchi) 11. Sin Gun Chasers [Virginia Nothing/Judy Moon] (Def)