UPDATE: Oh gosh, thanks to all of you for your support! That really means a lot to me. what can I say, you guys are the sweetest <3 Anyway, good news! one of the judges is going to take over this OCT, and I have a lot of faith that they'll do a good job with it. I'll make a journal first thing tomorrow when I can get back to my computer and off mobile. thanks again c:
I'll be honest--it's been a year since I started this, and this OCT looks like it's never going to get off the ground. I admit, this is my fault--I haven't been a good host, between some mental health stuff and leaving the group to rot for months. I was trying to design an OCT I would enjoy, but it seems that the appeal hasn't been as wide as I was hoping. I really am, truly, from-the-bottom-of-my-heart grateful to those who finished or even started their auditions, who showed any excitement for this little idea of mine. You guys are all fantastic and I hate to see all your hard work go to waste because of my poor planning.
I've thought about trying to renew the OCT. However, if I'm being honest with myself, I'm not capable of it. I've been horrible about being consistently present to run this thing, and I know that's something I can't change right now, as the reasons for my absences are beyond my control at the moment. That, and it has been over a year since I first put this out there, which seems like a pretty bad omen for the future of the OCT.
But seriously, I am very sorry to all of you. A lot of work has been put into this thing by a lot of talented artists, and I'm very
unhappy to see that go to waste. I know what it's like to work that hard on something, only to have it turn up nothing in the end, and I'm eternally sorry to anyone who has to go through that now, on account of this OCT. You guys worked hard and definitely deserve to compete, and I've loved seeing everything you've put into this group. That's been the best part of this for me, seeing all of your creativity! It's really fantastic and you all should be very proud of yourselves
Again, I'm very sorry about all this. I realize I've basically been a huge waste of time. I thought I'd done the research and set up something enjoyable, but clearly something went wrong along the way. But, I do take full credit for whatever caused it to fail, and I wish better luck to future OCT hosts.
And to all the contestants--you guys are freaking amazing. OCTs are hard work, and having people who actually thought I'd come up with a good idea and wanted to participate in it is awesome. I really wish it had worked out for you and I could have set up the awesome tournament you deserve. It's been so cool reading entries and seeing peoples' interpretations of this idea, turning it into something super cool. Again, you're all fantastic.