Goodbye fellow Odyssians

On January 30th, 2016, I made the first Odysseynerds post entitled Hello fellow Odyssians.  It seemed fitting, then, to make the goodbye post in the same vein.
I already can see your face. “WHAA-A?” Is this a joke? Nope. This is a legit goodbye post.

So what happened? Well, what if I told you that I started this blog while I was angry at the other Odyssey blogs for not reporting on what I wanted to read? So I decided to show them how to do it right. (Right = my way, hehe.)
But I’m ready to move on. Multiple factors have played into this decision, between a second across-state move in less than a year, to an art scholarship and private commissions, to having art students of my own, there’s just a point where I have to choose my career path. The “art thing” has been working out quite well for me, while Odysseynerds is really just a blog. That’s all it will ever be. I’ve evaluated the return of running this blog for, say 6 years like AIOUpdate did. It’s not worth it to me. I’d rather learn completely new skills with this time I use for Odysseynerds, (and this was a new skill when I started it). From running this blog I learned how to conduct an interview, how WordPress works, how to set up polls, sites, a forum. How to interact with people on the Internet, and keep them from coming back to your blog. (Make them angry, that’s a good tip.) But, I say again, I’m ready to move on to a new skill set.

Notes from The Doctor/Luke: “Odyssey Nerds has brought me great joy (and stress) over the year. Through helping run this amazing site I have had awesome opportunities to talk with so many other AIO fans and even some of the AIO team. It has been fun, but like all things it cannot last. Life asks for more and I (and Naomi) have realized that we cannot be the biggest nerds forever. And I cannot possibly express to Naomi my gratitude for inviting me to join on this amazing journey. Yes I must admit that I was never as consistent as Naomi (Seriously I don’t know how she does it?). So in conclusion I would like to thank to viewers, in particular GracieMarchiani, agdolldreams, and Penny Bassett. I would also like to thank Naomi for many things but in particular being awesome. For now on me and Naomi will be like a unicorn or Leprechaun. Like always, stay cool and listen to Odyssey. Peace out!

Odysseynerds has shaken up the fandom, (or scarred it,) and I’m glad of it. I’ve talked to some neat people (and I don’t just mean the Odyssey team, I mean you guys), and I’m sure glad I did. So, this is Kungfunaomi, thanking you for coming in and nerding out at Odysseynerds!

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28 thoughts on “Goodbye fellow Odyssians

  1. Wow, this was unexpected…but I can totally understand. Thank you so much, Naomi and Luke, for creating the best Odyssey blog us fans have ever seen! Having read Odysseynerds since early/mid 2017, I can attest to the fact that this was a lot of fun. Praying for God’s richest of blessings in your future endeavors…and may the best be yet to come for both you. And don’t forget to keep tuning into Odyssey!! 😉

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      1. Well, I have life to live, my students still need me to teach, I have art assignments to do for Academy of Art… Hey, if you want to follow me on my art blog at kungfunaomi.wordpress.com that’s where you can find my stuff!
        Luke plays bass for the youth group worship team, has essays to write for his school, and is working on getting a job this summer. We’re normal kids, I think, we have lives outside of our blogs. Me and Luke will still be friends of course. We will probably find another project to work on together.

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      2. Ok, that’s cool! I sure will! Guess what? Me and Gracie will be carrying on the legacy!!!! We’re going to (maybe) start our own AIO blog!!!! Best wishes to you and Luke, and maybe someday we’ll see each other again, if not here then in Heaven!!!! 🙂

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  2. You guys did such a great job with this blog!!! So happy you were able to do this for a time, and I think you are wise to know when it is time to move on! I will greatly miss your contributions to the Odyssey fans…
    May God bless you in all your endeavors and your life. God bless!

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