Official Hiatus Announcement

Hello, everyone ! You may have noticed the species has been quiet recently – we are here to give you a proper explanation.

First, a lot has been happening in real life since the last update.
We barely have any energy or time for most essential things. There’s a lot of love involved in Memory Keepers, and we’d hate to do things rushed or without proper attention for the sake of updates. ๐Ÿ˜”

Second, it has been a difficult time for artists on the internet.
Being beaten by algorithms, NFT, and AI artwork, people have been switching between platforms all the time, and creating a growing audience is almost impossible like this. We were having great feedback when we were a group on DeviantArt, but since Eclipse was implemented it has become more and more impossible to use. DeviantART is currently very laggy and bugged, and we refuse to use it because of its shady behavior with the AI database. ๐Ÿคจ

When we left DeviantART, we created this website. It’s great for storage and overall organization, but as it is its own thing, we can’t reach new people through it, so some kind of “social network” is necessary to help the species to grow.

These are difficult times for independent artists, which includes Closed Species, as even bigger groups were affected. So, after some talking, we decided it would be better to make an official Hiatus announcement.

โ—We aren’t giving up on the projectโ—
We hope to be able to resume it and bring more of Memory Keepers lore and adopts in the future! But for now, we need time to deal with more urgent matters and take care of our health, while finding a way to bring more attention to the species. During the hiatus, there won’t be shrine openings, adopts, content approval, or new activities, but you are more than welcome to keep using your Memory Keepers in personal drawings and the like!
If the ownership of your Memory Keeper(s) changes, please send a direct message on Discord to either mr-tiaa (poochiena#0426) or ShiroganeRyo (RyoShirogane#7948), and we’ll update the Masterlist for you.

If you have any suggestions about which site we could use to post and spread about the species, please let us know! DeviantART, Instagram, and Twitter aren’t viable options, but we are thinking of trying to create a “World” for it on ๐Ÿค”

Thank you for taking the time to read it, and for all the love and support so far! We hope to be able to work on the species for our heart content sometime again in the future. Until then, please take care and stay safe! ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ˜Š

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