I joined this site about six years ago, largely because a former friend brought me encouraged me to, and when I was just starting to learn the ropes of fanfic (and yuri in particular). I've learned alot, and made some real friends here, but here's the thing.
I've come to terms with the fact that I just prefer yuri/femslash to other fic. And unlike alot of slash and het communities, which can endure FOREVER, yuri tends to be centralized and intense for a brief period of time, and then dies out just as quickly. So with very few exceptions (or rather, current trends *rizzoli and isles cough*) writers like me-- who prefer lots of different series and couples and not just The Series OTP-- don't have any real place here.
I've tried writing for the sake of it-- hell, that's basically what I HAVE been doing for at least the last two years-- but after a certain point of knowing that no one else cares, it's hard to keep doing. And yuri ficmemes-- in which you can fill several prompts but not get a single of your own filled out because Flavor Of The Month is dominating everyone else's writing timetables-- are basically a crapshoot (though this can really be applied to ANY ficmeme, really).
So in the words of mssrs. Page, Plant, Bonham and Paul Jones, it's time for me to ramble on.
If for whatever reason you'd like to stay in touch, you can reach me on AIM, Twitter, (links to both of which are in my User Info) and I've started to actually use that DA account I've had for a long while. And have an original project I've been tweaking and may finally be about ready to put to (digital) paper, so there's that.
Take care, especially those of you who stuck with me, and listened when I needed you. I don't know what I would have done a couple years ago if I didn't have this place.
Take care, and goodbye.