This is Kabe the cat. She does not speak Esperanto.
I’ve kind of Kabe’d myself, but not 100% completely. If someone sends me a message in Esperanto, I’ll respond in kind, but I don’t actively use it myself.
Sometimes I’ll say something to my boyfriend in Esperanto because we have no other common secret language between us. “Mi volas foriri el la vendejo; la knabaĉoj ĝenas min.”
A year ago, on December 15th 2014, our local Kansas City Esperanto group was started, and I like the people there, so I continue listening and using it at our monthly meetings.
And, as our translator at Moosader speaks English, Spanish, and Esperanto, she translates our games to Esperanto (and we translate the pages, trailers, etc.)
But, I don’t actively seek it out. I no longer feel that drive and interest towards learning and using the language. It just feels icky to use.
I’m much more interested in learning Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, and Láadan right now, and I have no desire to continue making comics, videos, or games specifically for Esperanto. I don’t care to be a part of any Esperanto-oriented communities (aside from the one I created locally), or keep up with current Esperanto events, or explain to people what Esperanto even is.
For the most part, I’m done with it. It is not a total refusal to use it, but I no longer actively seek it.