In reply to jVictor
It's especially pretentious in this context because announcing you're leaving kinda carries the undertone that you believe there are people here following your work intently enough that they'll be, at the very least, mildly dis-satisfied with the idea they won't get to see more of your work soon. But to my memory, Firemane hasn't posted any new material in quite a while. He's just kinda shown up, said he was back, did some hellos, maybe posted a sentence or two about a current topic, and then announced he was leaving. He's implying that people here will be dis-satisfied that they won't get to see more of his work despite the fact he hasn't given anyone a reason to be interested in his work yet, because the people that have been on this forum long enough to remember some of Firemane's older work either don't visit much, if at all, any more, or would rather forget those OCs all together, and the new people haven't gotten to see his work at all, therefor leaving no reason to believe anyone is following his work at all, let alone disappointed that they can't see more of it. The only time I can think of that I announced I wouldn't be around for a while was when I got introduced to Hiveswap a few weeks back, and if memory serves, that was very recently after a newer member of the forum had expressed some interest in seeing the progress of the SIN-dicate, primarily for Carmine, so I wasn't completely without reason to believe some people might wonder why the progress of the character seemed to have suddenly halted. ......I don't know why I felt the need to go on this tangent. I think I just really like to verbally contextualize my view of situations some times.