Yep, you read right boys and girls, I am going to be signing off as TDP for one final time.
Hear me out before anything-- it's pretty important...least to me anyways. THIS IS THE PURPOSE OF TDP:
Literal YEARS ago, TheDerpyProductions was made by a group of students who wanted to make parodies of creepypastas. We all dreamed of creating animations and going into the works of both art and film-making. We even created individual characters to be featured in such works as to show it's own sense of originality, and for our own sense of enjoyment. It was then decided-- we'd make a deviant page to start it all. We would share this account, and put up our own works as we came up with scripts and projects to embark on. However, none of us planned to go our own ways one by one.
Family problems, mental issues, a loss of motivation, or just never enough time-- our group became smaller and smaller. Eventually, there was only one person frequently posting art, and a lot of the people sharing this account just never did. With only one person left on these numerous projects and what was supposed to be a shared account, TDP very quickly lost it's own originality and flare-- despite this person trying to spice things up -- it just became a mixture of what to do, when to do it-- and if it'd ever be done on time, since there was no one else to rely on. And if it never was done on time; then it was all a lost cause. It was also cumbersome because being the only one left in this group...it was a tiresome feeling of loneliness, and the dream seemed impossible, if it was still there to really even see or think about. It was just me-- everyone just left. Then things changed...
I met a lot of great people on here, and since then I kind of went with the flow-- taking this account as my own and making the most of it, despite never really accomplishing anything originally desired on this account, or any new "plans". I am grateful for the people I have met. Everyone was wonderful, and made me excited to post something on here or just chat online. It made me feel welcome here, despite my original dreams of animating and comics nowhere near the same as before-- despite losing that sense of will to flesh them out for all to really see. However, I also let myself devolve from the purpose and plans originally set, and since there was struggle as to figure out just what
was next, nothing really happened on this account other then empty promises of future plans. I can't forgive myself for that, it was a sense of loss I let myself wonder in, and that really caused this account to go south, especially for my taste. THAT
, is not an excuse, but it is a problem-- was a problem. I then tried doing collabs and co-op projects, but even that didn't work because I was not only dealing with my own personal problems mentally and socially, but it was also just the fact that I just wasn't ready. It was something I wasn't ready to do, especially since I didn't even know what my plans were for the future of me or this account. I was just -- floating by and dreaming on. Many ideas, no plans, no execution. It wasn't something I was proud of, or liked sharing. It just seemed like another excuse. Then I realized something;
People change over time. As people change, so do their mindsets, their personality, their identity, and so much more. Everyone is branching out and finding themselves, no matter what age you are-- the journey never really ends, especially since we choose how long it goes on, and which path we take. The tides are changing; and each tide is new. Each year there's a new me, new you, new world-- even in the smallest of ways-- we all change. We all differ in some form. It was then I realized; I never was the same person originally starting this account.
In fact, I've grown so much in both mental and social life, to where now I am nowhere near the same as before, and I am very proud of it. I've overcome multiple levels of my mental and social problems-- I've grown stronger-- and I now find myself not only enlightened with a new sense of happiness and pride-- but determination to chase after my dreams in art, animations, psychology, and even game design I have mentioned before-- because they are my dreams. They are my pride, my joy, and my motivation...I will make this happen. I took many routes in my journey here, and now... I reach one of the peaks of my many mountains to climb. I've realized I am ready to start anew, on a different path than before. It's time to evolve, into NewerTides
. Something I can be proud of; and show my full potential. Something to where I no longer worry about the purpose of this account, the people I was sharing it with, or the dreams others have given up on. there people have left.
It's not about "our" dream anymore. It's about my dream.
I really hope you all enjoy it, and can understand my reasoning.
You all are amazing and beautiful people, I'm shocked that so many people could take interest and support me throughout all of this. It took me a long time to think about this, and I'm ready to stand by my decision with a confident smile. It may take time, but doesn't everything? Especially when it comes to running things the way you are confident with? Thanks again guys, you have been great in standing by me.
And finally... What happens to this account?
I'm...probably going to leave it here for now. I don't like logging into this account, but I admire some of the art I have on here. I don't want to take that all away from those who agree. This is going to be a dead account, but one you can at least see the evolution and time put into this. My continued work will be on the new account, and don't be shy to stop by and say hi. I know I talked about changing a lot in this-- but I'm not some deadly weapon now. I won't bite your hand off.
Thanks again. Genuinely.