I Wish You Farewell

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When I looked at myself in the mirror this morning, I knew it would be my last day here. I had been a student at Innerstar University for nearly four years, and I was going to dearly miss it. What would happen to me? I was just a cyber avatar. Would I perish, ending up in the dreaded computer file trash can?

Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 5.48.23 PMI didn’t want to think about the end of today. I stepped out of my walk-in closet, knowing that in just a few hours, I would never step into it again.

“I love you, Coconut.” I told my favorite pet. Would I ever see her again?

Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 5.48.42 PMI stepped out the same, slightly-creaky doors of Brightstar House. It had been my wonderful home all this time.

I would never enter it again.

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Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 5.49.03 PMI walked a little ways away from it and savored the warm sunshine and green grass. ISU was always happy, all-year round. Now, it was coming to a close. A shut-down. A complete deleting and erasing. I was going to perish.

Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 5.49.31 PM“Starlight library,” I whispered as I walked to the place I had always loved to go. I had received every single award in Borrow-A-Book – I loved reading so much. Would I ever reading “the Feelings book” again?

Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 5.49.44 PMI walked down the path to the river. It’s soft, calm sound only made me more sad. Would I ever stand here and listen to it again? No, I wouldn’t.

Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 5.50.14 PMI walked a little more to behind a bush. I wanted to cry, but I had no time to lose – I had to go to a few favorite places before my world – literally – was going to end.

Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 5.50.36 PM I tried really, really hard not to cry as I came near U-Shine Hall. My best friends Caitlin and Piper and I had so many dance-a-thons here!

Screen Shot 2014-05-31 at 1.27.10 PM copyCaitlin and I dancing our hearts out.

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Caitlin and I in matching outfits – we did that a lot.
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Piper and I.

Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 5.51.13 PMThe Shopping Square was one place I would never forget. I said hello and goodbye to one girl as I reminisced shopping here for the latest stuff… so much fun.

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Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 5.51.02 PMThere were only a few more minutes until the final shut-down. Tears stung my virtual eyes as I came upon Five-Points Plaza. I walked up the starry pink bridge and watched the fountain. My eyes started to blur, and tears spilled out.

“Oh, my beautiful home. I am going to miss you so much,” I whispered.

Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 5.52.02 PMAt Sparkle Studios, I went behind the studio and surrounded myself with nature. I looked about the green world and smiled.

One last smile.

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All of the sudden, a cyner armegeddon happened.

Pixels and designs started to smash into each other.

I looked around frantically. Flashes of colorful, frightening glitches streaked by.

I couldn’t hear a thing.

I opened my mouth to scream, but no sound came out.

I felt dizzy and sick.

Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 5.54.03 PMOne, last blurry image of the Brighstar House flashed before my eyes. It blurred a little more, glitched here and there, and I felt myself falling.

I’m perishing! I’m perishing! I wanted to scream, but it only raced over and over again in my mind.

All went black.

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Innerstar University officially shut down on November 5, 2015, at 5:54 PM.

Madison 2465 wished you a very bitter farewell and said she was going to desperately find a way to communicate with you all somehow, wherever she ended up, if her files have not been destroyed and erased.

~Madison and Madison2465~

2015-12-14T11:01:19-05:00 November 5th, 2015|41 Comments


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    Mya November 5, 2015 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    No!!!! This almost made me cry. I only got to play a few times. It seems sad to think o my doll Jackie’s account being destroyed. I wish AG wasn’t doing this. -Mya and Jackie

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    AGcmg November 6, 2015 at 6:20 am - Reply

    I know, it’s so sad! I hadn’t been on in a while, but I have very fun memories of it. I have cousins in Spain and I remember one summer when they came to visit I showed them InnerstarU and they just loved it! We would take turns playing and their favorite game was the snack cart one. *sigh* I’m going to miss that!

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    Quinley November 6, 2015 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    I will miss inner star u

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    Quinley November 6, 2015 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    The Question I have is why didn’t they keep inner star u and still be able to come in and play. American girl has retired dolls like Kirsten and still have kept their games open I noticed before be forever came in. I wonder why Ag didn’t do that same with inner star u and truly me?

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison November 6, 2015 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      I wish AG had kept it. Ever since BeForever, all the retired historical character games were deleted. It made me really sad, because I miss the old games! :'(

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        Quinley February 10, 2016 at 2:45 pm - Reply

        why couldn’t they have put a notice that said “Sorry…but you can’t put your truly me doll on here. Only my american girl dolls can come to life online”. or something like that.

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    Jaclynn (littlehouseofamericangirl) November 6, 2015 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Aww! This made me so sad! 🙁
    I like never played IU, but when I did I really enjoyed it. I especially loved the snack cart game 🙂

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    Christian Homeschooler November 6, 2015 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    It’s pretty sad that AG shut down Innerstar U. :/ I always wanted an account, but never got one. I did always like to play on the preview, though! I really liked to play Help Desk Hubbub. What was your favorite game?
    ~Christian Homeschooler

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison November 7, 2015 at 10:26 am - Reply

      Yeah 🙁 :/. I would have given you #56’s code, if I had gotten her before Truly Me. 🙂 My favorite game was Borrow a Book (Love AG’s books) and Dance Spectacular. Snack Cart Smarts was really fun, too.

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    Quinley November 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    I have a question Do you write the story first or take the pictures first? when you write a photo story?

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison November 7, 2015 at 2:39 pm - Reply

      It depends. I usually have the story in my head, then take the pictures, then edit the story a bit to match with the pictures. I believe most write the story first, then take the pictures for it. I do that sometimes.

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    Kelsi Walker-Hernandez November 8, 2015 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Goodbye, Madison2465! I will miss you so very much!!!! ~Emma12817

    I don’t know why AG would do such a horrible thing! I loved ISU like it was my baby! The other cruel thing was that it closed only a few hours after I turned 11! I cried when ISU shut down, because it was my b-day.

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison November 9, 2015 at 8:30 pm - Reply

      I will miss you so much too!!! ~Madison2465

      Aw, that’s terrible it closed down on your birthday! I hope you had a still had very happy birthday though… How does it feel to be 11?

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        Kelsi Walker-Hernandez November 10, 2015 at 6:59 am - Reply

        Cool. I actually got A LOT of expensive gifts from AG, and I have more privileges, like riding my Razor scooter after dark (as long as I wear my highlighter yellow cheer shirt).
        I also got a new doll! I have Truly Me 47 now, and she is SOOOOO pretty! I also have that Slow Cooker dinner set, only because I need more doll food and it comes with a mini Crock Pot.

        • Molly and Madison
          Molly and Madison November 11, 2015 at 10:04 am - Reply

          Wow, awesome! Congrats on the new doll, too – that’s amazing!

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    Nikki November 8, 2015 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    I was super sad, too! I never really got to play on it that much!
    P.S….I am doing a giveaway on my blog! Will you check it out? No addresses needed! THANKS!!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison November 9, 2015 at 8:30 pm - Reply


      P.S. That is so awesome you’re having a giveaway! Unfortunately, I won’t be able to enter, but I hope you get a lot of entries.

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    Angela February 6, 2016 at 12:15 am - Reply

    ? I was so sad I literally cried when it happened. I was like NOOOOOOOO!!! Mean American girl, how could you do such a thing? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! Wahhh! ?

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison February 7, 2016 at 4:47 pm - Reply

      I know, I really miss Innerstar U! :'(

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        Angela February 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm - Reply

        How did you fix up this blog on WordPress? I’d like to know because I’m going to ask my parents for a blog for my birthday, and I want it on WordPress.?

        • Molly and Madison
          Molly and Madison February 13, 2016 at 3:40 pm - Reply

          Well, actually, my dad helped me. I guess he went to wordpress.com and started from there. You could get your parents to help you, because honestly, I don’t know how :P. Good luck with your blog! 😀 😀 😀

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    Angela February 10, 2016 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    When is part two of episode two of away coming? Or is it just my YouTube that won’t show it?

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison February 13, 2016 at 3:40 pm - Reply

      I cancelled Away after we moved :(. So sorry. 🙁

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        Angela February 13, 2016 at 5:20 pm - Reply

        Aw man!?

        • Molly and Madison
          Molly and Madison February 17, 2016 at 10:49 am - Reply

          Yeah, I had big plans for it. But that’s okay, I still have other stopmotions to make 😉

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    Angela March 8, 2016 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Now we’ll never know if she found her way back… Or got her phone fixed.

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    Angela March 8, 2016 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    No, Joy! In away!???

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    Angela March 9, 2016 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    He he he! ?

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