User:Disaster Flare

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Changing my signature finally. Hey all. I've come with the unfortunate announcement that I will officially be retiring from all wiki work from this day forward and for the foreseeable future. This decision did not come lightly, and is something I've been racking my brain on for well over a year now, coming close several times. I'll keep this as simple as possible, but the reason I'm ultimately deciding to step away is that I don't have the drive for this anymore. After so many competitive smashers I once respected got exposed, and the increased toxicity from the fanbase as of late, I'm just extremely burnt out. I still love Smash, but I can't play it to the extent I once could. Once upon a time, I'd practice daily. Now, I only play when I have friends over or if a new character dropped. I don't think I'll be able to look at it the way I once did for a long time now.

On top of this, even if I wanted to, I honestly just don't have time anymore, and even if I did, there's not much I really contribute these days, especially for a bureaucrat. All I really do is edit my fighter movie page. I don't have the competitive knowledge nor technical experience, and a lot of other things we need are also out of my scope of skills/knowledge. I'm kind of just dead weight to this wiki now and I've ultimately accepted that fate, so I'd rather go out on my own terms than have it be decided for me.

It makes me really sad to have to go, honestly, but wiki work just isn't for me anymore, and likely won't be for a long time, if ever. I will be attempting once again to port my fighter movie project somewhere so it can still be publicly available, and I will likely sign on one last time to provide that link, but after that, most of you, including people who consider me their friend, won't hear from me much, if at all, anymore. I will also be leaving the Discord server, and unfriending a bunch of people from there. I only intend to keep a couple contacts just in an off chance anything comes up. That all said...7 years ain't bad. End of an era, as they say. If you still wish to support me, you may follow my Twitter and Twitch, and subscribe to my YouTube channel. I also still regularly work on my Sonic fanfiction alongside my co-writer, which you can find on Quotev and Archive of Our Own. This userpage and my other pages will be left untouched for archival purposes.

Thank you all for an amazing 7 years. It was wonderful working on this wiki while I could, and while I hope one day I can come back with a better peace of mind, for now, this is the end. I will inevitably upset people with my sudden disappearance, and for that I deeply apologize, but please understand and respect that this is the healthiest choice I can make for me. Farewell, and good luck wherever y'all end up.

- Disaster Flare

DisasterFlareBureaucratGoku.png This user is a Bureaucrat, and has therefore gone further beyond!
Disaster Flare
Ultimate mains Banjo, Roy
Other Ultimate
SSB4 mains Cloud, Ike
Other SSB4
Brawl mains Snake, Wolf
Other Brawl
Melee main Roy
Other Melee
Dr. Mario
UMvC3 teams Deadpool/Dante/Wesker, Deadpool/Dante/Zero
Under Night In-birth mains Phonon, Linne
Tekken 7 main Negan
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Amateur
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Amateur
Super Smash Bros. 4 Amateur
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Pro-am
Additional info
Real name Trip
Birth date (age 23)
3DS Code 3952-8414-5678
Switch Code SW-1738-4167-9593
Discord Disaster Flare#6957
Location Texas USA

Hi there! The name's Trip, or Disaster Flare. Most people just call me Flare or Trip, but call me whatever you'd like. I've been editing on this wiki for well over 5 years now, and I've been an admin for 4. I tend to pop in and out on the wiki, but I mostly help out on the Smasher side of the wiki as well as dealing with a lot of the maintenance. If you'd like to battle me, my friend code is on my infobox. If you wish to contact me, I'm on the SmashWiki Discord server under the same name. If you'd like to date me, no thanks. I have no desire to play competitively again anytime soon.

I'm also an editor-in-chief on the LylatWiki, though I'm on there much less often than here. Check out my passion project too while you're busy stalking me, my fighter movie project!

Other Interests

I watch anime and write a Sonic fanfiction, so that's pretty cool I suppose. In terms of other fighting games, I play a fair amount of Tekken 7, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Under Night In-Birth, and I may enter the competitive scene for Under Night. I also livestream on Twitch and am currently an affiliate on there, so please check that out if you're interested.

Other wiki accounts

  • Bulbapedia
  • Lylat Wiki
  • SmashWiki
  • Super Mario Wiki

Where you can also find me

Shining Star awards

Nice work! Your contributions reflect the kind of awesome work we SmashWikidians like to see!
Your work on deprecated code has so far been very impressive! Keep up the good work! Ganonmew, The Evil Clone 15:44, 30 October 2015 (EDT)

Nice work! Your contributions reflect the kind of awesome work we SmashWikidians like to see!
Seriously dude, you've earned this. Staying up with me all night twice to help me with the character media project takes some serious patience. I thank you. Serpent SKSig.png King 03:33, 10 December 2015 (EST)

Nice work! Your contributions reflect the kind of awesome work we SmashWikidians like to see!
It must've taken some hard and/or tedious work adding all of those victory gifs.

(How did you seriously not bore yourself to death doing it?!)