"Looks Like My Summer Vacation Is Over"

Discussion in 'Departure Hall' started by Mike, Aug 30, 2014.

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  1. Mike Chaser

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    Hey guys! I know this is random, but I'm writing my departure from KH-Vids as a reporter. I've been thinking about the future and what I've provided for KH-Vids. I know at first this will be hard for me, but I do think it's for the best.

    In 2008 my goal was to help KH-Vids with updates, because at the time there was only Xaldin reporting and he left and I figured I could help out with the main page. Back in 2007, Xaldin created a video with hacked gameplay from Kingdom Hearts II. He scripted the video and had me voice as Roxas. After working with him and creating my own videos as Roxas, I decided to launch the fandub production in 2009 with hope that fans could dub scenes in English before Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days released worldwide.

    From there I was able to get the community involved with the fandub productions for Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded, Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance and some future videos geared towards the future of the Kingdom Hearts series. The experience has been amazing and I have no regrets. The fan base is filled with talented members and I had the chance to work with many people.

    I think what I find amazing is how the community has connected. There's so many sites out there and they're all competitive, but some how I was able to connect KH-Vids with KHInsider and KH13, along with my site (KH Recharged). One of my favorite things that I created for the community was the Christmas project. It was awesome. It was quite lame back in the day, but it went from a digital Christmas card to an audio project and later progressed as a video project that involved many Kingdom Hearts sites.

    But with that said, I'm not giving up! It's just...sometimes we move on, right? I have two websites, and I feel that it's also time to close my Britney site and work strictly on KH-Recharged. I think there's a lot I want to accomplish with my site and I believe that I didn't give it the time I wanted.

    I graduate from college this May and I'll have a BA in television and radio. I've been interning this summer and I've started to produce for the non-profit organization that I've been working with for over four years now. There's so much I want to do! I love to act and voice as characters, but I've also grown an interest towards producing and interviewing people. I'm not sure exactly where my career path will take me, but I feel that I need to dedicate some more time to it.

    When I'm not consumed by school and my job, I plan to work on my Kingdom Hearts site during my spare time and I will continue with the fandub production over at my site and hopefully tie it together with KH-Vids, if that's alright with everyone? I didn't want to take that away from anybody. I feel that KH-Vids is a strong team, but I also feel there's a lot of us. It's different from 2008. That's not a bad thing! It's a good thing! It's just that I feel my time is up. I haven't updated the front page much, so I hope someone else can take my spot and provide a little more work to the front page compared to what I've done this past year.

    Anyway, that's about it! I guess I'll see you all on the forums.
     
  2. Arch Mana Knight

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    I remember that video when it first came out. One of the reasons why I always said Xaldin was the best admins. ...Despite not being good at admin-ing. It was great when you took over reporting. Good luck with life and stuff. ...Not good at responding to these threads.
     
  3. Hanzo Chaser

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    Please do stick around the forum, Mike! :)

    Looks like you really thought this through. I remember how last time you resigned you came back. :)

    Here's to being pink!
     
  4. Stardust Chaser

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    Thanks for everything, Mike. I hope to see you around the forum. Best of luck with your career & projects.
     
  5. Llave Not All Who Wander Are Lost

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    Mike it may sound daft but you've been the forerunner of what we call a Reporter on KH-Vids today. Thank you for giving your time, your passion, your love, and your friendship to so many of us, both as a staff member and as a friend.

    Catch ya on the flip o' them forums tough guy.
     
  6. Krowley Super Moderator

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    I know you've devoted a lot of time and such to this forum. For that I salute you and wish you luck on your other projects.
     
  7. tamale Ice to see you!

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    Thanks for all the hard work you've put into our community! Good luck with all your stuff~

    and please do keep us updated on fandub stuff; it's fun to watch and i'm hoping to actually get in on it one of these days
     
  8. Fearless A good and beautiful child

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    I know we don't talk as much as we used to (or really at all ahaha), but I'm still glad we're friends.

    See ya around, babe. ;D
     
  9. Mike Chaser

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    Thanks everyone! I'm glad I was able to work with KHV for as long as I have.
     
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