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Offline Dawnwing

Vicky Leaving Warriors
« on: April 24, 2017, 10:50:59 PM »
So, this doesn't come as much of a surprise since Vicky hasn't been involved in the main series since the start of Dawn of the Clans, but she's still been writing the novellas since then.

She said on Facebook today that Spottedleaf's Heart and Pinestar's Choice were her last Warriors works (note that Thunderstar's Echo was by someone new named Clarissa Hutton), and later clarified that it was because partway through Pinestar's Choice she'd felt like she'd written all she could about the Clans and that it was time to move on.

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*raises head above ruined parapet, adjusts hard hat*

Is it safe for me to come out now? Wow. In my head, I've written ten thousand words to all of you, justifying and explaining and apologising and trying to find some perspective. But I don't think that's healthy for any of us. So I'll keep this brief.

First of all, I continue to be extremely grateful to Su Susann for answering the many, many questions on this page. Her role as a Wiki editor has been invaluable, as she has far more instant knowledge of the characters than I do. I can look everything up, of course, but I am busy and it has been lovely to have someone dealing with queries far more promptly than I ever could.

I am also grateful to Susi for posting her ideas for the Missing Kits on this page. I have said it before and I'll say it again, these are Susi's suggestions, NOT canon. I have no intention of rewriting the entire series to make use of her characters, adorable though many of them are. I thought it would be fun to let Susi share her OCs, and prompt discussion about your own ideas. In the early days of Warriors, I worked from very limited cast lists, never dreaming that one day people would want to know entire family trees! I have always been honoured and delighted when people put forward their suggestions for extra characters. Clearly I misjudged the reception Susi would get, and I am very, very sorry for that.

As far as Spottedleaf's Heart is concerned, there's nothing I can say that will make everybody happy. Just bear in mind that I read your criticism, and I do listen, and I am also human and capable of being hurt. I'm not asking anyone to feel sorry for me - goodness knows, I'm not the best writer in the world and with every book I write, I strive to improve and learn more about this craft.

You are all amazing. You are all, in your own way, superfans. I have got to know so many personalities through this page - even if you might think I haven't noticed you. Warriors has been the greatest blessing, the greatest privilege, the sharpest learning curve of my life. But nothing lasts forever. I won't be writing for the series again. I will keep this page so that I can update you with movie news (oh please let there be some news soon!). And maybe I'll pop in to share my new projects with you. But the latest series continues to top the bestselling charts, which proves what a fabulous job the new editorial team is doing (with the ongoing brilliance of Kate and Cherith, of course).

Thank you for everything, you crazy lovelies. Be safe, and be kind.

Vicky x

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Oh sweethearts, I'm not leaving because of the Spottedleaf furore. I won't deny it's been painful, but I'm tougher than that!

I always told myself that I would know when I had written all the cat stories I had inside me. That time came with Pinestar's Choice. I know there are a thousand more tales from the Clans to be told, but other people are doing a great job of that.

I had hoped to go out with a triumphant bang rather than a clatter of outrage, but I guess we don't always get what we wish for. I

Thank you for all the lovely comments. I'm not disappearing in a puff of smoke, I'll still be here! And I'm sure I'll find the flimsiest of excuses to pop up on this page now and again.

All my love
Vicky x

Offline Darkforestwarrior

Re: Vicky Leaving Warriors
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2017, 06:42:14 PM »
even if I've maybe disagreed with some of Vicky's writing choices I can definitely say I still appreciate all she has done for the series. I'll never forget the time she signed my copy of Outcast xD

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Re: Vicky Leaving Warriors
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2017, 08:45:03 AM »
Still pretty damn furious that the fandom literally harassed an author and her assistant to the point they felt they had to QUIT, and even got said assistant banned from Facebook due to a hate group being created against her.

BUT YOU KNOW IT'S TOTALLY OKAY TO HARASS AND BULLY PEOPLE. =\

and then people call those who defended Su and Vicky "stans" or whatever tf that means....it's like??? no???? we just don't support the harassment of another human being all because the authors refuse your headcanons.

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Re: Vicky Leaving Warriors
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2017, 05:30:07 PM »
Still pretty damn furious that the fandom literally harassed an author and her assistant to the point they felt they had to QUIT, and even got said assistant banned from Facebook due to a hate group being created against her.

BUT YOU KNOW IT'S TOTALLY OKAY TO HARASS AND BULLY PEOPLE. =\

and then people call those who defended Su and Vicky "stans" or whatever tf that means....it's like??? no???? we just don't support the harassment of another human being all because the authors refuse your headcanons.

Su got banned?

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Re: Vicky Leaving Warriors
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2017, 08:00:02 PM »
yeah there was a shitton of people who made a hate group for Su, harassed her, and reported her to fb. Her account was banned, although she did get it back later on.

Not liking what someone posts gives them no reason to harass and report someone. Su did not harass or attack anyone; these people who think so are wrong. You can dislike what she posts, sure????? but attacking and bullying someone because of it??? no, that just makes you look bad.

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Offline Darkforestwarrior

Re: Vicky Leaving Warriors
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2017, 03:55:56 AM »
I remember when warriors fans weren't collectively fueled by rage at all times

those were the good ol' days

but seriously though yikes

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Re: Vicky Leaving Warriors
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2017, 07:05:34 PM »
Ah what a mess :( Sorry to see her go though. She's worked hard over the years!

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