TL;DR AT THE BOTTOM IF YOU DON'T WANT TO READ MY RAMBLING.

Hey, you might be wondering what happened to this story in between all of my empty promises that it would continue at some point. Well now you're going to find out. Before I get started though, I'd like to say that I'm truly sorry for the radio silence after chapter sevens release. I tried to think of ways to fix what I'm going to talk about below, but I just couldn't find a solution that didn't involve me cancelling this story and starting over. I am by no means a "good writer" in my honest opinion, but I do love to write and I want to continue doing so, that's why I'm making this post. I'm going to try to keep this relatively short since I don't want to drone on, so forgive me in advance if this ends up being a lengthy update. With that being said, I'll start by questioning myself.

So why did I stop? Well, I started to hate what I was writing. I'll be honest, I put a couple of things into the story that weren't going to go anywhere, specifically Wisteria and the card spirits. Sure, I could've taken those chapters down and rewritten them, but I also wasn't happy with how I'd started the story. It just felt a bit too easy, if that makes any sense, a guy with no friends just stumbling into two girls and then he just kinda hangs around them until they become friends just wasn't doing it for me. In addition to all of that, I just didn't want to write anything out of fear of disappointing someone, though I realize now that doing nothing was probably more disappointing to some of you than if I had produced a sub-par chapter. Regardless, I apologize for that as well. And last but not least, I lost sight of what I had even wanted to write. At one point I wasn't even thinking about the romance part of the two genres, which was kinda why I started writing this thing in the first place. What can I say, I'm a sucker for romance stories. So there you have it, I started hating the story because I lost focus and tried to put in too many ideas that were going to amount to nothing.

So, is this story going to continue? Well, yes and no. I have decided that I want to start over and possibly do a better job. Now that might sound disappointing, but hear me out. As much as I have grown to hate this version of my story, I'd rather start again than delete this one. Why? As a reminder to myself of what I should and shouldn't put in my future projects. That's not to say that I'm not going to fuck up again though, after all no story is without flaws. But I am certainly going to try my best to get further than seven chapters this time around.

But it's still so early in the story, are you sure you want to do this? Absolutely. It's certainly not the easiest course of action but it's the one that I feel is best for me and the story I want to tell. I've already started working on a revised first chapter that I think you'll like. I'm not going to give away anything significant, just know that I'm giving Soren a more believable reason to go to Duel Academy as opposed to him simply loving Duel Monsters. The only thing you really need to know about this story is that it's going to be running basically parallel to the actual GX story with maybe some intersecting points here and there. For the most part though, I just want to do my own thing. Is that good or bad? I have no clue, but hopefully whatever I produce doesn't turn out to be awful.

Okay, what about the frequency of chapter releases? That is unfortunately going to have to be a "I'll release them when they're finished" situation. In addition to writing, I'm not particularly good with schedules unless I absolutely have to be(which is just my way of saying I'm a lazy piece of garbage). I obviously can't be working on this all the time, I do have real world obligations after all.

What's the title of this "new" story then? I'm glad you asked because I'm not entirely sure what I want it to be. I was thinking of just calling it "Yu-Gi-OH GX Alternative" since it's basically going to be an alternate story. It gets straight to the point and isn't too long, so I think it works fine. Although if anyone has a better sounding title and wants to tell me, feel free to shoot me a PM and I'll take it under consideration. And speaking of PMs, if you have any further questions(or if you simply want to chat), do not hesitate to message me. I'll make sure to always respond, even if I sometimes miss a message the day it's sent.

TL;DR THIS STORY IS BEING CANCELLED AND WILL BE REWRITTEN WITH A NEW TITLE, SO BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR IT! HOPE YOU HAVE A NICE DAY/NIGHT/WHATEVER DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE!