I Saw the Light Fade From the Sky
Well, guys, it’s finally happened. I have completed my final story for the site. We really are in the end times.
Don’t worry, this story won’t be posted for a while; in fact, I have two completed stories ready to be published. They are Sonic the Foldhog 3 for the VGOU, and the Fold 3, officially titled Superpaperfoldgirl for the DCOU. They will be released before the end of the year, and I’m very proud of both of them, for different reasons. My favorite superhero is actually the Flash, and coincidentally both of my final stories dealt with speedsters! I find that pretty funny.
But, I’ll take this time to what will likely be my final words for the site proper. Especially with school starting soon, it’s a time of endings, and a time for beginnings. Why not both?
When I first submitted a story to the EU in 2013, there was no way I would have expected I would still be here, writing puppet fanfiction, ten years later. Young Noah would either find that really cool or really lame, the jury’s still out. In that ten-year span, I have written at least 25 stories. I say at least because some may have been lost to my hard drive, some went down with the BTFolds ship, who knows. But 25 stories written by one Superfolder DarthNoah/SF D.N./Noah remain on this site. Some were written independently and some collaboratively. All told, those stories amount to a whopping 403,208 words. That is insane.
The exhaustive list is currently The Month of the Skyfolders, Skyfolders 2, Skyfolders 3, Skyfolders 4: Halloween Special, How Noah Joined the Alliance (Skyfolders 4 1/2), Origami Yoda and the Bounty Hunters (with JC), Heir to the FUNpire, Rogue Wug, Origami Yoda’s Secret War (with the Council), Twilight of the Student (with the Council), The Invincible Iron Fold, Captain Americrease: The First Fold, The OrigAvengers (with Cam), The Imperfect Iron Fold, Captain Americut: The Fall, The OrigAvengers: Rage of Artron (with Cam), Unshreddible Hulk II (with Cam), T.H.A.N.O.S. and the Infinity Folds (with Cam), Origami Cyclops and the All-New X-Men (with Cam), The Return of Emma Frost, The End of the Line, The Fold, Captain Cold and the Fold and the forthcoming Sonic the Foldhog 3 and Superpaperfoldgirl. If you’ve read them all, don’t. Some are pretty bad. But others are really good. It’s up to you to decide which is which.
I have loved my time in the EU, now the SFC. Some of it has been stressful, some has been incredibly stupid, but most has been a lot more fun than any origami fanfiction website has any right to be. I have learned so much about plotting, character writing, dialogue, and the whole gamut. I’ve even had the pleasure of taking the definition of a self-insert character (Noah Minch) and build an actual character for him over time. This has been better than any English course will ever be, and trust me, I’m an English major.
But most importantly, I have met some incredible people through this site who I have come to know and love over the years. If you’re on the site right now, you’re probably one of them, but I’d like to give a particular shoutout to Superfolder Cammy, who has been the best writing buddy and confidante a guy could ask for. And a big thank you to Clark Largent, who stuck by me through the three years of the MOU and grew just as much as I did in that time.
Thank you all so much for having me on the site. You’ll probably still see me around here and there, but consider this my formal goodbye.
So, if you please, I bid you all a very fond farewell.