Pollen On The Breeze

This is going to be a bit out of character for me, so please be patient.  I’m talking about personal issues, both mine and those of people I have learned to call Friend.  Normally when I talk about such subjects I cloak them in so much allegory and misdirection that only someone who knows me very well would know what I was really talking about.

Many of you probably know that I have been involved in the Relics of Orr Podcast, a podcast about Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2, and the community as a whole.  I’m also willing to bet that a majority of you found your way to my own small corner of the internet through the Relics of Orr.  Lord knows I haven’t been pimping myself on the Guild Wars 2 Guru as much as I used to.

Today I got some very sad news.  Ryan, our fearless leader, not to mention the fiercely beating power crystal at the heart of the Golem that is Relics, has had enough.  His reasons are his own and I don’t feel like it’s my place to air his laundry.  If you’d like a more complete reasoning I urge you to ask him about it.  I have a lot of respect and love for the man (as I do for every one of my friends and cohorts) and I sincerely wish him success in whatever future projects he turns his hands and voice to.

He has said that he wants the podcast to reach a nice even episode 45.  The forums are staying put, all the podcasts will still remain available and the guild will continue to function as normal.  So rest assured, the community that has built up around Relics isn’t going to be scattered like pollen on the breeze.

That’s what’s happening with the podcast, but what’s going to happen with me?  I’m not sure yet.  I feel like my blog may have suffered because of the podcast.  Perhaps because I got all my yapping done on-air I felt less inclined to yap about stuff in text.  I do know that I very much enjoyed my times on the Relics podcast.  I’ve learned a lot about myself and fallen in love all over again with the Guild Wars community.  This level of involvement has been an entirely new experience for me.  I’ve been scared about negative reactions from people, but I’ve also learned courage and a good deal of patience.  This whole ‘being involved’ thing has gotten into my blood and is something I don’t think I can shake.

I was a blogger before Relics, and I shall remain a blogger even after, come what may.  So, for now, I’m once again just one woman spouting her nonsense to one small corner of the internet.  Tomorrow? Who knows.

Nothing like a LoLCharr to brighten your day, right? RIGHT!?!

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  1. Aww, I actually had very recently started really listening to the podcast. 😦

    • ArcherAvatar
    • June 23rd, 2011

    Well… “sad” doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about this news… it’s certainly going to make the long march to the release of GW2 tougher for some of us who were using listening to Relics as a means of getting “some” GW2 content – even if that was just some pleasant folks conversationally speculating.

    There’s certainly no hard feelings towards Ryan – that kid has been having his share of burdens to carry in RL lately, and I certainly hope that even if the regular listeners are disappointed with the news, they keep everything in proper perspective.

    Personally, I was quite fond of all the regular participants on the show, and I’ll miss hearing you folks laugh and joke, and just generally make a day brighter and better when I got to listen to you all.

    And yes… the LoLCharr helped… a little… he was kinda sad too though…

    • Frank
    • June 24th, 2011

    Quite a shame, I really will enjoy hearing you! Do me a favor and maybe see if you can hop on one of the other podcasts? I think it’s a shame to be honest, as the reason why he stopped is pretty clear.

      • Tigerfeet
      • June 24th, 2011

      I’ve been asking around 😉 Don’t worry, if I make any appearances I’ll make sure to yap about it on here.

  2. Ahh! In episode 26 of Guildcast they mention you’re planning on going on the show! Sounds AWESOME! Can’t wait!

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