First, Natalie and Lance were always supporting characters. I never really meant for them to be anything more than that. I have tried to find their individual voices, but haven't had much success. Second, through the interactions Quinn has had because of RP, I feel her life just hasn't been a good fit for the plot running in the community. Thirdly, I just need to recharge. My mind is a never-ending merry-go-round and I just need to get off of it for awhile.
As it stands for the moment, I will be paring my activity down to RP-ing to Quinn and only one or two others as they "speak up." This has really been months in the making, and isn't a snap decision. I know I've dropped threads and this move will probably disappoint, but it's really time for me to exit gracefully stage right.
So, to borrow something from Douglas Adams, "so long and thanks for all the fish."