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19th Jan '18 9:11:32 AM Rainbowdash55
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* Obscure ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' fanfiction ''Orange and Blue'' by Inkling Studios has literally been orphaned as a result of the creator losing interest in the game. It was officially cancelled in late 2016, then [[SubvertedTrope being revived]] in early 2017 as a webcomic.

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* Obscure ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' fanfiction ''Orange and Blue'' by Inkling Studios has literally been orphaned as a result of the creator losing interest in the game. It was officially cancelled in late 2016, then [[SubvertedTrope being revived]] in early 2017 as a webcomic.webcomic... [[HistoryRepeats only for THAT to be cancelled as well due to the creator losing interest in the game.]][[note]]Various other factors too, such as his experiences with the community and him not wanting to do it anymore.[[/note]]
24th Dec '17 5:07:19 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** ...and then proceeded to put it ''back'' on hiatus so she could start another series. Yukiru Sugisaki has a history of this (see also ''CandidateForGoddess'' above.) At least she stopped at the end of an arc.

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** ...and then proceeded to put it ''back'' on hiatus so she could start another series. Yukiru Sugisaki has a history of this (see also ''CandidateForGoddess'' above.) ''Manga/PilotCandidate'') At least she stopped at the end of an arc.
11th Dec '17 12:48:01 PM dmeagher13
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* After ''VideoGame/HalfLife2 Episode 2'' ended on a cliffhanger, gamers eagerly awaited a resolution in ''Episode 3'' which was supposed to come in by the end of 2007. However, after Valve missed this deadline the project was never seen or heard from again, with ''Half-Life 2 Episode 3'', or eventually, ''Half-Life 3'' became one of the infamous pieces of {{Vaporware}} in video game history. During 2016 and 2017, most of the key creative story staff from the ''Half-Life'' series left Creator/{{Valve}}, which many saw as the final nail in the coffin for ''Half-Life 3'''s chances of ever getting made.

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* After ''VideoGame/HalfLife2 Episode 2'' ended on a cliffhanger, gamers eagerly awaited a resolution in ''Episode 3'' which was supposed to come in by the end of 2007. However, after Valve missed this deadline the project was never seen or heard from again, with ''Half-Life 2 Episode 3'', or eventually, ''Half-Life 3'' became becoming one of the infamous pieces of {{Vaporware}} in video game history. During 2016 and 2017, most of the key creative story staff from the ''Half-Life'' series left Creator/{{Valve}}, which many saw as the final nail in the coffin for ''Half-Life 3'''s chances of ever getting made.
11th Dec '17 12:43:19 PM dmeagher13
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* After ''VideoGame/HalfLife2 Episode 2'' ended on a cliffhanger, gamers eagerly awaited a resolution in ''Episode 3'' which was supposed to come in by the end of 2007. However, after Valve missed this deadline the project was never seen or heard from again, with ''Half-Life 2 Episode 3'', or eventually, ''Half-Life 3'' became one of the infamous pieces of {{Vaporware}} in video game history. During 2016 and 2017, most of the key creative story staff from the ''Half-Life'' series left Creator/{{Valve}}, which many saw as the final nail in the coffin for ''Half-Life 3'''s chances of ever getting made.
26th Nov '17 10:42:18 AM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' continues on the series, [[InNameOnly but the only thing it has to do with the previous games]] is {{Gnosticism}}. And that one [[VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX got a sequel of its own.]]

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** ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' continues on the series, [[InNameOnly but the only thing it has to do with the previous games]] is {{Gnosticism}}.UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}}. And that one [[VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX got a sequel of its own.]]
22nd Nov '17 1:48:28 PM nombretomado
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Unfortunately, though, the same can't be said about online works. In fact, this is actually a ''distressingly'' common problem with online works, especially {{webcomics}}, as many are written part-time by authors who have significantly underestimated the amount of time and effort of scripting and drawing three strips a week. This means that, after a while, a series by any of said authors may begin to suffer from longer and more frequent [[ScheduleSlip Schedule Slips]] until the author either takes [[SeriesHiatus an extended hiatus]] (which then becomes permanent) or simply stops updating the series without any warning to the readers.[[note]]This may or may not be accompanied by the author disappearing altogether by deleting all their social media presence and going under a new name to avoid the shame. Some authors may even go the extra mile of deleting their comics and other works.[[/note]] Free comic hosting sites such as ComicGenesis and Website/TheDuck are littered with the wreckage of hundreds of such series, some of which have only a [[StillbornSerial single introductory strip]] to indicate that they ever were even conceived.

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Unfortunately, though, the same can't be said about online works. In fact, this is actually a ''distressingly'' common problem with online works, especially {{webcomics}}, as many are written part-time by authors who have significantly underestimated the amount of time and effort of scripting and drawing three strips a week. This means that, after a while, a series by any of said authors may begin to suffer from longer and more frequent [[ScheduleSlip Schedule Slips]] until the author either takes [[SeriesHiatus an extended hiatus]] (which then becomes permanent) or simply stops updating the series without any warning to the readers.[[note]]This may or may not be accompanied by the author disappearing altogether by deleting all their social media presence and going under a new name to avoid the shame. Some authors may even go the extra mile of deleting their comics and other works.[[/note]] Free comic hosting sites such as ComicGenesis Website/ComicGenesis and Website/TheDuck are littered with the wreckage of hundreds of such series, some of which have only a [[StillbornSerial single introductory strip]] to indicate that they ever were even conceived.
12th Nov '17 9:17:41 PM Vilui
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* Before that, there was the infamous ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}/Bullseye: The Target'' mini-series. Long story short, Kevin Smith did a highly acclaimed ''Daredevil'' run in the 90's, and one of the most memorable issues had Bullseye killing Karen Page, Matt's girlfriend. Once Smith finished his run, Creator/JoeQuesada asked him to enter into a gentlemen's agreement that Smith would get the first shot at writing any future confrontation between Daredevil and Bullseye, as he'd set the stage for their inevitable showdown quite nicely. A few years later, Creator/BrianBendis had made it known that he wanted to have Bullseye return to the franchise, and Smith reminded Quesada of the deal they'd made. Quesada agreed to let Smith write Bullseye's return instead of Bendis, but on the condition that he do it immediately as part of a limited series. The ensuing limited series (''The Target'') only ever saw one issue released before Smith lost interest and scrapped the whole thing. He's since said [[OldShame that he regrets agreeing to do the mini-series]], as he did it more to hold Quesada to his word than any genuine desire to do another Bullseye story.

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* Before that, there was the infamous ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}/Bullseye: The Target'' mini-series. Long story short, Kevin Smith did a highly acclaimed ''Daredevil'' run in the 90's, 90s, and one of the most memorable issues had Bullseye killing Karen Page, Matt's girlfriend. Once Smith finished his run, Creator/JoeQuesada asked him to enter into a gentlemen's agreement that Smith would get the first shot at writing any future confrontation between Daredevil and Bullseye, as he'd set the stage for their inevitable showdown quite nicely. A few years later, Creator/BrianBendis had made it known that he wanted to have Bullseye return to the franchise, and Smith reminded Quesada of the deal they'd made. Quesada agreed to let Smith write Bullseye's return instead of Bendis, but on the condition that he do it immediately as part of a limited series. The ensuing limited series (''The Target'') only ever saw one issue released before Smith lost interest and scrapped the whole thing. He's since said [[OldShame that he regrets agreeing to do the mini-series]], as he did it more to hold Quesada to his word than any genuine desire to do another Bullseye story.



* As stated above in Manga/Anime, Grupo Editorial Vid. It was the most important publisher of comics for the Mexican market, but then since the first half of the 2000's decade, they started to have problems, like losing the rights to publish Creator/MarvelComics in Spanish, then they lost the rights to publish Creator/DCComics, Image, DarkHorse, etc. Thankfully, other publishers decided to work on these titles.

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* As stated above in Manga/Anime, Grupo Editorial Vid. It was the most important publisher of comics for the Mexican market, but then since the first half of the 2000's decade, 2000s, they started to have problems, like losing the rights to publish Creator/MarvelComics in Spanish, then they lost the rights to publish Creator/DCComics, Image, DarkHorse, etc. Thankfully, other publishers decided to work on these titles.
12th Nov '17 9:12:39 PM Vilui
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* In Mexico, the most important publisher of comics was Grupo Editorial Vid, who published a large variety of titles for a bit more than 50 years. By the end of the 90's decade, they started to publish manga with Spanish translation. Plenty of titles were published for the Mexican market, but then, by the end of the 2000's first decade, due to bad management choices (and mostly, due to the new Chief Editor decided to focus in other business, along with helping his children artistic careers), they stopped publishing manga, leaving plenty of manga series without continuation, some of them just a few volumes before reaching their final volume. Even many series that were promised by them were completely canceled. Thankfully, a couple of years ago (about 2013) new comic and manga companies started to publish manga, like Panini and Kamite, the latter formed from what could be rescued from Vid's remains and the former rereleased Naruto and Bleach, both series previously launched by Vid (but stopped at vol. 24, so it will take 2 years to reach where Vid left them).

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* In Mexico, the most important publisher of comics was Grupo Editorial Vid, who published a large variety of titles for a bit more than 50 years. By the end of the 90's decade, 90s, they started to publish manga with Spanish translation. Plenty of titles were published for the Mexican market, but then, by the end of the 2000's first decade, 2000s, due to bad management choices (and mostly, due to the new Chief Editor decided to focus in other business, along with helping his children artistic careers), they stopped publishing manga, leaving plenty of manga series without continuation, some of them just a few volumes before reaching their final volume. Even many series that were promised by them were completely canceled. Thankfully, a couple of years ago (about 2013) new comic and manga companies started to publish manga, like Panini and Kamite, the latter formed from what could be rescued from Vid's remains and the former rereleased Naruto and Bleach, both series previously launched by Vid (but stopped at vol. 24, so it will take 2 years to reach where Vid left them).



* The 90's {{hentai}} manga series ''Dragon Pink'' by ITOYOKO had nothing after its fourth volume; it [[CutShort stopped]] on a cliffhanger of Pink, its main female protagonist, being impaled by a sword, the sort of cliffhanger you'd expect a series to follow up on. ITOYOKO himself is still active in the H manga drawing scene, making it strange how he hasn't yet finished the story.

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* The 90's 90s {{hentai}} manga series ''Dragon Pink'' by ITOYOKO had nothing after its fourth volume; it [[CutShort stopped]] on a cliffhanger of Pink, its main female protagonist, being impaled by a sword, the sort of cliffhanger you'd expect a series to follow up on. ITOYOKO himself is still active in the H manga drawing scene, making it strange how he hasn't yet finished the story.
9th Nov '17 6:37:58 AM Rainbowdash55
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* Obscure ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' fanfiction ''Orange and Blue'' by Inkling Studios has literally been orphaned as a result of the creator losing interest in the game.

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* Obscure ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' fanfiction ''Orange and Blue'' by Inkling Studios has literally been orphaned as a result of the creator losing interest in the game. It was officially cancelled in late 2016, then [[SubvertedTrope being revived]] in early 2017 as a webcomic.
12th Oct '17 5:45:10 AM EvilKid
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** ''The Cavalier of Abyss'' is abandoned just after a big twist is revealed and nearly reaching climax.

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** ''The Cavalier of Abyss'' ''Manhwa/CavalierOfTheAbyss'' is abandoned just after a big twist is revealed and nearly reaching climax.
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