The Site is Being Archived!… What Does That Mean?

Hey guys! I come to you all with some hard news, and it’s certainly going to be very important for you all to read this carefully.

With the ten year anniversary of the site’s creation, along with our many Origami Universes starting to approach a conclusion, me and the council have decided that it’s best to end it when it all… well, ends. So, for the next 24 weeks, we’re in the active process of streamlining and completing the appropriate stories needed. For example, there’s five (maybe six) DCOU Fold 4 stories (Yep! DCOU Fold 4 is happening), and I got to write two more for it, including the finale. When those are finished, then DCOU Fridays will begin again.

I’ve discovered that this has been the most effective method for content output. By collecting the entirety of the DCOU and then posting it weekly, it gives you guys something to read every week. Yeah, yeah, there’s content droughts, but that’s where this new scheduling process comes in:

On Mondays, there’s BTFOLDs/Video Games Origami Universe Mondays. This includes stories by Origami Master for his Video Game Universe, or the Between the Folds stories that other users have written (I’ve been told someone wants us to post Pirates of the Caribbean stories for the longest time, and so… we’ll get to it. I promise.)

On Tuesdays we have the Percy Jackson Origami Universe Tuesdays. Rather than Sundays, the Tuesdays release gives Hades time to put them out, and they make a lot more since for the schedule we have running.

On Wednesdays We got Wizarding Folds Wednesdays. This might be fairly short-lived, I don’t know how many stories Guillermo has left to post.

On Thursdays we have Revisited/Fold of the Rings. YES! These are still in the works, and hopefully they’ll be releasing in the next almost half-year.

On Friday is DCOU Friday, like usual.

NOTE: If there’s no stories for that week, that’s fine! There won’t be a post that day!

Everyday of the school week, because, well, we’re in school, these stories are to be posted at 4 PM – 10 PM. So when you guys get home, you have a fun story to read in your favorite Origami Universes!

ALL ORIGAMI UNIVERSES MUST BE DONE BY NOVEMBER 30, 2022.

That means that the stories for these Origami Universes will be posted by November 30, or Earlier. Throughout December is our Finale Arc of the Origami Universe, which we’ll announce the full slate next month for the 10 year anniversary.

Legends, elseworlds, one-shots, etcetera are also included in this Archive plan. COME TIME FOR DECEMBER 31, THE SITE WILL BE CLOSED TO POSTINGS. NO NEW STORIES AFTER THAT DATE. That means you have to finish what you want to do, and because of that…

BY MARCH 31, USERS THAT WANT TO WRITE STORIES FOR THE SITE MUST SEND AN EMAIL TO DC.Origami.Universe@Gmail.com ABOUT THEIR FULL SLATE.

If you’ve written one-shots that haven’t been posted, tell me! If you are still working on your new Legends story for 2022, tell me! I need slates, people! Slates! Your individual list of stories you’re writing! Some of your slates might need to be cut, and I’m happy to talk with you all about why we might think that.

I find that the best way to keep track of this is on a checklist on your phone. I have my goals all in track and people — we are finishing by the end of September!

These stories will also be collected into various Omnibuses. These Omnibuses will be collected into pages on the tabs of the VGOU, DCOU, MOU, Etcetera, and also saved onto our computers (when I have enough money, I’ll probably get them printed to have in my office, that way if something happens to the wordpress site, the stories are never, ever, ever truly gone.)

This Pinned page also acts as a Q&A too. If you have questions, you NEED to let us know! Me or one of the mods will answer it for you. This is going to be a time of many things: Great content, great stories, great conclusions, but most of all, it’s going to be a… a kind of stressful time.

About OrigamiLuke100

I lost my account, but here I am.

Posted on March 9, 2022, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. Why did the council find this to be the best possible path that the site could take going forward?

    • OrigamiLuke100

      Hey thrawn! Great question.
      This has been something we have been discussing since April of 2021. We could see three paths: The Archive, passing it on, or just letting it fizzle out. With Tom Angleberger no longer writing new books for the series, a lot less new users have been coming to the site in recent years, and thus a lot less content from new faces have been coming to it, a lot less views, and a lot less engagement. We had originally planned on passing it on to you all, starting with our two newest members to the council, Hades and Guillermo, but Hades and Guillermo have come to realize that they enjoy writing original stories, without the strings of Puppet Fiction, and, a lot sooner than the older council members did, they realized that the site will not be viable once we finish the DCOU, MOU, PJOU, WFOU, and others. Hades, for example, is telling a wonderful series with their hadesverse youtube channel. Guillermo is working on a memoir book if I recall correctly, detailing portions of his life. Those are not something that would be fit here, due to the niche subject matter our site encapsulates. Since our stories are based on deriving from other works, all-the-while telling something entirely new, it’s hard to try and do, say, an “Ultimate Marvel Origami Universe,” a “DCOU: Future State,” of not just a higher quality, but with a higher viewership. It would also be hard to find new franchises to make origami universes from, especially as the amount of users who enjoy writing them dwindles. We have great writers here, and I want to stay in touch with all of them; all of the council does. We want to continue to see your growth. Which is why, as the site approaches it’s end, I’ll be sharing with you all some other writing communities, trusted by the council, to continue honing your craft.
      The archive as the best possible path for the site took almost a full year to determine, but with the archive, we can end it on a high-note, releasing the best stories possible, having the best plans for a conclusion, etcetera, rather than let it continue, and continue, as it reaches newer lows compared to the EU’s Dark Ages, maybe even lower.
      Plus, it’s not fun singing to an empty crowd. If we passed it on, it wouldn’t be what it was in 2012, or even our best year, 2020. It’s also been really, really daunting on some our users that there’s not much engagement within origami universes when it comes to the new stories releasing. Maybe a comment saying “Great Story!” But for the amount of time, effort, and care we put into these (Most stories now by our users total professional short-story word counts, to the length of the first OY book, or even up into Novella), we’re not getting enough of an engagement. That isn’t the only reason; I’ve described many other major reasons, but the lack of engagement for the time it takes is certainly, certainly, one of them.
      I hope this answered your question!

  2. Personally, I think it would be better to archive the site at the end of 2022.

  3. Dogemaster500

    o7

  4. The end this is not as Origami Yoda would say, thank you for all the fond memories. I will treasure this site and it’s stories as long as I live.

  5. Wow, end of an era. Thanks for keeping it going, guys. Hope the finale is everything we’d want it to be.

    I guess now is a good time to hand over the old stories I’ve been hoarding for the past decade.

  6. Are the omnibuses going to be made from the different folds or the entire universe once they end.

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