Finale- Thank You

03 Jan 2016 01:20 pm

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SilverLunarwing, 03 Jan 2016 01:15 pm

Read the STLE Finale HERE!

Hi, everyone! STLE is discontinuing. I made this decision a few days ago. I know a lot of you might be upset, but it's a decision I feel was in the making for quite some time. I typed up a summary of arc 3 in the link above, which you can read at leisure, but I am no longer working on this story. This is a personal decision-- the story itself hasn't been fun to work on for at least a year, year and a half. Honestly, it's felt more like a chore to get pages done rather than a source of enjoyment. As a creator, that's a sign to slow down and reevaluate whether you want to continue working on a project or not (in my case, not). I've also been struggling with anxiety and depression for years now, which impacted how willing I was to work on STLE.

I'm not disappearing, though-- I have a lot of original content and stories I want to share! I'm launching a new webcomic this year, Hart and Soul, and I'm also writing a couple novel projects. I'm excited to share these stories, and I hope you want to see them, too. :) You can find me at the following places:

deviantART|| Twitter|| new SJ profile|| Hart and Soul

So please, stay in touch! You've been a wonderful fanbase, and I've learned so much from STLE during its 7-year run. Thank you all so much for your incredible support all these years-- special shout-out to Kristen, Stuart, Hanna, Angie, and William, you guys are amazing. <3

If you're a young artist out there and you want to share your ideas-- GO FOR IT! Don't think you have to be "good enough" to start, or that you have to be as talented as your idols and inspirations. Comparing your creativity to others' is a surefire way to stay in one place; the only way you'll improve in your drawing and writing is to draw and write! Practice, fall down, and keep going! Start your own comic, post your stories, start small and grow big. You're going to make friends along the way, and in a few years you'll look back and see how much you've improved. Art is hard work, but you can do it. I know you can. I believe in you every step of the way. So go out there and make something that no one's seen before! :)

That's all from me, folks. See you around. --SL

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Readers' Comments:

VelvetRainbow, 03 Jan 2016 01:22 pm


LKWayvern, 03 Jan 2016 01:34 pm

The Pokemon fandom won't be the same without this comic.
But in a way, I'm happy that you didn't force yourself to continue it.
And I will follow whatever new projects you put out.
I'm still glad to have been able to read it. And I guess this, and a few other comics I follow, ending inspired me to put out a little comic I've been working on...
I doubt it's anywhere near as good as any of them yet. Yet. But I'm going to try and work on it, and hopefully leave behind something half as amazing as this comic.
I may have only joined in near the end, but I think I was lucky to join in at all.

AlphaEevee, 03 Jan 2016 01:40 pm

Thank You Thank you for all your hard work on this series throughout the years, even through the rough times you always work hard to keep this story going. I am glad that you are going to keep making amazing content elsewhere and I can't wait to see some of the projects you have planned for the future. Good luck and thank you again for all your hard work.

Cdoom85, 03 Jan 2016 01:42 pm

STLE was an amazing comic, but if it helps you, then I'm ready to say goodbye! *cries*

Seriously though, I wish you the best if I don't see you again (I know you aren't disappearing) :D

T-H-E GUY, 03 Jan 2016 02:24 pm

please stay safe in your jurny ^^ we hope to see you again though it incredibly painful we respect your wishes and love your devotion to your fans

Flame Shadow, 03 Jan 2016 02:30 pm

You've made an amazing impact inspiring young artists and comic ideas. That you've continued this project this long is a huge achievement, and I'm glad that you will continue to apply your experience and skills to webcomics. =)
As always, you have my support in your endeavors!

bluefiredragon, 03 Jan 2016 02:31 pm

I don't think the 10 minute summary ever mean the same to us as a 6 month comic retelling.

ESPECIALLY without SilverL's kick@$$ art. :D Thank you, from us all. Though I alone can hardly speak for 900 other people.

rym218, 03 Jan 2016 02:33 pm

I understand where you are coming from in bringing stle to a close, and I could not be more proud that it reached the point that it did. as always, I am again inspired to chase my dreams and make something awesome~!

ps: the finale was a wonderful read! it really feels like the story is complete now. ;w;

SuperScratchkat, 03 Jan 2016 03:14 pm

good bye

zetina, 03 Jan 2016 03:29 pm

i'm sad to see Shinka end this way but i'm grateful we actually get an ending. i'm reading the summary and it's a step away from it being possible for someone else to draw it.
i love this part:
"-[blah blah] before it's too late.
- it's too late."

'spout'-themudkip, 03 Jan 2016 03:47 pm

sad... at least I am glad you admitted that you would discontinue though.

troblsomtwins829, 03 Jan 2016 04:23 pm

Well... that's number two i don't get to follow anymore... I will miss the story, but with that closure you've provided, I have no complaints.
I look forward to your future projects, and pray they don't eat at you like this one did.

Tehpikachu, 03 Jan 2016 05:19 pm

You were my first comic and it's sad to see you go. But I am here because of you. Thank you and good luck!

Nashew, 03 Jan 2016 09:28 pm

brb crying

catfire13, 03 Jan 2016 10:39 pm


rogue, 04 Jan 2016 01:02 am

On one hand, I'm upset that the stories being discontinued. On the other, and as a writer myself, I must applaud where you finished it.

SparkySharkhead, 04 Jan 2016 02:20 am

Don't worry, even when STLE is over I won't forget this comic that was made with hard work and color pencils. I'll remember this comic and the HUGE Nick and Josie shipping.
Hey, maybe I ship other characters in your new comic.
One question, do you still accept Nick and Josie fanart?

Bravekitten (Guest), 04 Jan 2016 09:24 am

I've been reading this since December 2014 without posting anything, but now I have to post something as a guest. I may not be working on any stories at the moment, but you have definitely inspired me. Thank you, and I wish you luck in fighting your depression.

DaWubber (Guest), 04 Jan 2016 12:57 pm

Even though you have made the decision to discontinue this comic, which makes me sad, I still must thank you. This was the first web comic I seriously got invested in story wise, an it sparked my interest in comics in general. As one of your fans, I thank you for what you created and wish you luck and success in all your future ideas.

DeathPikachu (Guest), 04 Jan 2016 02:44 pm

you will never be forgotten *sniff*

TheRandomEevee, 04 Jan 2016 09:20 pm

There... There has to be a sequel right?

slater768, 05 Jan 2016 05:13 pm

I have been following your comic since around the time you were at around 15 pages and I stuck by this comic since, and yes it is upsetting that you are stopping this comic, but I understand, I myself have actually done a couple fanficion stories and I discontinued those because I ended up in your position, so I understand and approve that you discontinued for your own good. Yes I will be upset as well as a lot of people, but I am sure that everyone will understand, and we are all glad that you decided to tell us that you stopped instead of just leaving us hanging wondering if you will return. Thanks again for this wonderful comic.

FortheTrue (Guest), 06 Jan 2016 12:00 pm

Thank you... Thank you for all, SilverLunarwing :). Your story will never be forgetten for me. Good luck on your life and... STAY DETERMINED!

mymom2000 (Guest), 06 Jan 2016 02:47 pm

I had a Feeling I had a feeling something like this was going to happened, I just couldn't imagine what direction the story would go from there (and apparently neither could you). Another indicator was the fact that it's January and you stop working on the story in November. Don't get me wrong, it's an awesome story (and comic),but as the saying goes "all good things must come to an end". Have fun with the new comic (when you start it).

SilverNinetales, 06 Jan 2016 10:29 pm

Though I only started reading tonight, I'm literally in tears.

...such a cliff-hanger...

Lockman, 07 Jan 2016 09:29 am

Sad to see this, but glad you're moving on to more exciting and less draining things! Good luck with all your new projects!

Arcict Gray, 07 Jan 2016 12:47 pm

Darn, I just rediscovered this comic this past year (2015) and now... I hate to see it go, and... so close to being finished too.

I honestly had daydreams of using sprites to make a finish for it.

Wolfy2858, 07 Jan 2016 03:13 pm

WTF. ;.O..... B-b-but. I really liked this comic and it was really close to the end :(. Welp, I'm gonna go cry now. Bye........ev...everyone...

silverumbreon (Guest), 07 Jan 2016 06:35 pm

Noo I... I loved this comic to death... May its fans live on, and spread the tale of Nick and Josie... ;-;

Lurker (Guest), 08 Jan 2016 01:03 am

I miss it already, but i do understand you. I kept quiet this whole time and now... I say goodbye. Not to you, but to your wonderful tale. I hope to see other great adventures, but for now... I think I'll take my time to reread this story all over again and enjoy the last moments i have with it. Thank you so much silverLunarwing

Nashew, 08 Jan 2016 09:43 am

Back from crying - Just wanted to drop by to say:
Thank you, Silver. This was one heck of a great story. I've skimmed the finale (will read the whole thing at some point) and it seems like you put a lot of thought into the ending, and for that I applaud you. It's a shame that it cancelled so close to the end, but if you don't enjoy it anymore, you don't enjoy it anymore. There's not much you can do about that.

Best of luck to you in all future projects! =D

Killerat, 08 Jan 2016 03:24 pm

*sigh* I guess there is nothing that I can do.

Lady Darkrina, 08 Jan 2016 07:26 pm

@SilverLunarwing: Awww.. Miss.Lunarwing.. *hugs* I know how that feels.. I've been in depression for quite a few months now since moving into a new country and a new environment and honestly, I haven't been feeling any better myself. I know it's very difficult and it's not easy getting past this stuff, but I wish you better health now and in the future. I hope you'll get well eventually..

Although I'll miss this comic, I'll always remember the great memories we've had with it. I just hope you'll start to do things you enjoy more this year. Also.. happy new year ^^

Also as a supporting fan, I thank you for everything you've made STLE be. It's been a wonderful experience to read this comic what a beautiful ending to the summary of the finale too. It was heartwarming to see that everything ended happily. I wish you the best of luck in all your other projects hunny. c:

Oh and considering I also have a DA, if you ever wish to take a look at my artworks. You're always free to come by my gallery because one artist's home is another artist's home ^^ That's my profile.

starelement, 08 Jan 2016 08:51 pm


Espeon (Guest), 09 Jan 2016 11:44 am

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Digital_R4pt0r_000 (Guest), 09 Jan 2016 03:20 pm

Oh.... I'm crying, literally.....

I kinda wanna make the ending but I don't wanna steal the work...

RockinDelphox (Guest), 09 Jan 2016 05:19 pm

WHAT!?Aww... Aww...I'm super sad this is over. I just got back from vacation, but I checked every day to see if this comic was updated. This has happened to me twice now. Black Vs White, and this one. Black Vs white never had a finale though. I was left on a huge cliff hanger. I saw that you took big monthly pauses between comics though. you must have been very busy, because you must enjoy drawing, and you must have been sad when you ended this comic. I will continue to check daily, though. I'm glad you admitted to discontinuing, also.

ShadeTheShinyEevee, 11 Jan 2016 10:31 pm

Thank you for making such a great comic, i will remember it for many years to come and i shall reread it many times over.

TalkingEevee, 12 Jan 2016 07:16 pm

... Sign, this was my favorite comic... i was waiting for the next comic and now.... *crying*
Oh well, thx you for everything

HYDRO (Guest), 13 Jan 2016 08:52 pm

A while ago, I may have been really sad that it was over. But now, I feel like that was actually a very good ending to it. After all, while a picture does paint a thousand words, there is definitely something to be said about writing the ending. While others may act really sad and dejected that its over, I for one am happy (and maybe a little sad) like the kind of happy you get when you finally finished a book series you really like and find all your favorite characters get a good ending.
I am definitely looking forward too reading your next project Silver!

Pokemonzoroark (Guest), 19 Jan 2016 05:24 pm

Silver I loved the series. I will miss not being able to look at the comic to the very end. But I am glad that you told us you are not doing it any more. BYE SILVER! I WILL READ SOME OF YOUR OTHER THINGS AS WELL!!!!!!!

Goosygander (Guest), 31 Jan 2016 05:05 pm

Hi Silver, I just wanna say thank you. i'm really sad that this comic is not going anymore, but I completely understand the need to stop. I know I've never posted anything before but I just wanna say that this was an amazing comic to follow. I have definitely been thinking of making a profile on SJ (or some other place) and posting my comics, but I don't have the ability yet I don't think. Again, another HUGE thank you. I'll be following your other stuff for sure!
Best wishes.

In-named (Guest), 02 Feb 2016 12:14 am

Cry I'm rely going to miss this, it was one of my fav reads :(

Secretsapling (Guest), 02 Feb 2016 05:47 pm

I'm currently a senior in high school but when I go to college I plan on learning to animate, I was wondering if it would be ok if I were to make an animation of this story because I really love it and would like to try animating it, if I do I will credit and link, (if I do choose to animate)

Talking eevee (Guest), 05 Feb 2016 09:49 pm

Silver? Can you at least Tell is whate happening next? Please?
Like no need to draw, just text for what happen... Please?

Maplewhisker (Guest), 12 Feb 2016 03:16 pm

Dear, Silver
Thanks for writing this comic, and getting this far. I have loved reading ever since you first started it. It have been a pleasure to read your comic and watch you grow and develop as an artist. May you be be happy and content.
Thanks so much for making StLE

Midnight-fox18, 12 Feb 2016 11:59 pm

@Talking eevee: Silver left a link to the STLE finale's summary in her author comment...

Powerzap (Guest), 02 Mar 2016 08:55 pm

Good Bye I just read this comic and I think this comic is better than the 99 percent this comic has love and dedication built into it silver, that's the reason you so many fans cause people can tell when you just toss it together or when you put time to it. So on that note I hope your other comics are just as good!

Guest, 22 Mar 2016 08:25 am

I hope you have a good luck to this comic.

SilverLunarwing, 22 Mar 2016 09:31 am

Some Comments First of all, thank you all so much for your understanding and compassion. To those who didn't see, the finale plans are posted in a link in the first author comment. You can read it at your leisure.

My new comic Hart and Soul is slowly launching both here on SmackJeeves and more prominently on Tapastic. The art jump is significant if you're used to only seeing my traditional work here, so get ready! ;)

If you still want to draw STLE fanart, PLEASE DO! Draw to your heart's content, and send me links to the things you draw! Just because I lost steam at the end doesn't mean the comic truly died-- a story lives as long as people remember it. :) So please, if you have art you want to share, share it! If you have headcanons, put them to paper! Keep being creative, and keep being awesome.


Skystarz (Guest), 27 Mar 2016 01:43 pm

:-( just finished the book plz reconsider

sky (Guest), 09 Apr 2016 06:17 pm

radon dies then...
the end!

glarp (Guest), 12 Apr 2016 07:40 pm

will we ever see nick and Josie again?

Silver Eevee, 07 May 2016 10:04 am


Poké fan 1 (Guest), 22 May 2016 12:22 pm

You have a great writing skill and even if you didn't draw the ending, even if I checked it out only when it was finished, it was a great comic, and you have a great writing skill.

A-salt Force (Guest), 01 Jun 2016 11:27 am

Aw man you were so close too But I respect your decision. We don't want to force you to do you dont want to.

zellman01, 28 Jun 2016 08:18 pm

I just wished that this continued. I just started this yesterday and I'm crying. Oh well.

eishiya, 12 Jul 2016 06:22 pm

Since this comic was discontinued rather than completed, are you sure it should be marked as "Completed"? The bit where you can check the completed box says "Do not check this box if your comic is on hiatus or incomplete/discontinued."

I'm here for the comics., 26 Jul 2016 05:21 pm

*wipes tears from eyes, face, and most of upper body*
Just read this whole story today, from beginning to end.
Please, please consider finishing this comic and publishing it. I would happily be the first in line to buy a copy.
Even if you don't, thank you for this story, and I'm sure I speak for all of your fans when I say that we appreciate the work you put into it.

Watchdogs, 01 Aug 2016 05:53 am

End I dead read the ending and I thought it was buteful. I am sad that it discontinued and I was a full on shipper of Nick and Josie.

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