I have decided that I will no longer continue writing for Through The Lens.
From the Tegan and Sara side of things, the past few months I have felt a little alienated from the fandom; not in a negative way and not by being excluded as such. I feel that Tegan and Sara are now targeting a new audience which I don’t really identify with and as a result I am generally less interested in their updates than I used to be. This has left me less aware of their situation which makes me feel less able to write a realistically-based fanfic.
In addition, the relationship between Tegan and Lindsey (and the recent events) have made me less willing to write. I don’t think I am able to write about something that I don’t believe in; thus I cannot continue the story as a happy one in which Tegan and Lindsey are together. I also value their private lives and my current situation means that I would not be comfortable writing about their break up.
Personally, some of you may know that I have just finished my first year of university and I have a girlfriend from another country. I am so busy, socially, in my immediate surroundings and also busy academically that to be honest I feel like I have moved on from the core Tegan and Sara fandom and I don’t want to dedicate my time to writing fanfic when there are other things I could and should be doing.
Despite everything aforementioned, I am still a dedicated Tegan and Sara fan. I love their music and I love them as individuals, and I don’t want any of you to get the wrong impression that I have abandoned the fandom.
I want to thank you for your readership and your complimentary and constructive messages - you are all wonderful. I hope some of you will be inspired to carry on reading fanfic and writing it yourselves!
Love to all of you, heartthrobs.
Over and out, Emy x
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