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3 comments by Sab3rr on Nov 25th, 2014

I'm still alive, barely.

This year flew by in the blink of an eye looking at when I last updated this little piece of internet. It has been a hectic year and toughest year at uni yet. I'm successfully carrying on to 4th year engineering studies, but the year has severely drained me physically and emotionally and I have allot of catching up to do with the rest of life.

Devoting all my attention to studies just to keep my head above water means that my creativity is at an all time low and emotionally I'm left confused and frustrated. I've discovered some depressing personal faults while being severely pressured.

Hopefully the 2 month vacation I have is enough for me to put myself back together, but I've gained allot of new perspectives on life this past year, perspectives that did change my outlook on life itself and where I might fit into it. Suffice to say, I think the cultural environment where I'm in currently at home is not for me and I feel rather dumb for only realizing it now, but I had no other perspectives until now.

I don't know what I'm gonna do about it however and there isn't much I can do at this stage. Things might become more clear after a long rest. I hope.

Some updates in my life include the end of my competitive FPS career. It all just imploded with me being to busy and the rest of the team also being to busy with real life. Plus the fact that BF4 is a piece of shit game and just wastes the competitive player's time with its nonsense. I still love my FPS, and maybe a game worth my time will pop up again. I've been getting into the combat flight sim thing abit more due to War Thunder and I'm quite enjoying it. It just takes time to get into it and getting the proper equipment to enjoy it with.

Without the competitive FPS scene, I've lost allot of focus regarding my free time. Trying to pick up new hobbies while studying is difficult and getting good in them on a standard I'm happy with is nigh impossible.

(Start meaningless ramble) Up until now I've been underestimating video games and what they do for you mentally and socially. I didn't realize how much I relied on them to expand my horizons and befriend new ppl. The problem I sit with socially is that the common man's interest out there is just too far off from my own, so there isn't much out there for me irl socially speaking, especially in the cultural box I'm stuck in here. Realizing that there isn't something socially wrong with me and rather that I'm just in the wrong place culturally was a big eye opener to me and a confidence booster. However it does kinda depress me that I've been suppressed socially so long due to my personality and situation. (/end meaningless ramble)

Here's hoping some new good quality games will bring back some focus into my free time. Looking at the online spaceship games like Elite Dangerous to be the miracle I'm waiting for. Fingers crossed.

Sab3rr out o7

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=СРБ=Ori`verda
=СРБ=Ori`verda Dec 25 2013, 10:55am says:

Merry Christmas Saber!

Hold on... Does it even snow in South Africa? Hell for that matter wouldn't snow hurt a flying reptile such as yourself?

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Sab3rr Creator
Sab3rr Jan 3 2014, 1:08pm replied:

Merry Christmas and New Year! Looking forward to spending 2014 with you guys on Moddb!

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Headhunter128
Headhunter128 Dec 23 2013, 6:00pm says:

Merry Christmas buddy!

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Sab3rr Creator
Sab3rr Jan 3 2014, 1:08pm replied:

Merry Christmas and New Year! Looking forward to spending 2014 with you guys on Moddb!

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Sab3rr Nov 9 2013, 6:24am says:

Keep following that twitter feed pll!

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Headhunter128
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Sab3rr Creator
Sab3rr Sep 9 2013, 12:27pm replied:

lol thanks xD

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Sab3rr Creator
Sab3rr Aug 26 2013, 4:47am says:

Hope is forgotten. But the forgotten flame still burns. You just need to find it again in the dark tunnels of life.

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Predator_828
Predator_828 Aug 17 2013, 5:06am says:

Avatar looks kick *** man! Hope things are going well at stellies!

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Sab3rr Creator
Sab3rr Aug 18 2013, 2:00pm replied:

Awe! thx man appreciate it! Rough time studying engineering, but nothing horrible thus far. Mainly the system that is derp, but that is another story.

How's it going over there?

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Predator_828
Predator_828 Aug 29 2013, 9:48am replied:

It's going ok so far, integration makes me frustrated but I have got solid results from the first couple of tests. Just got to keep going until I am done! XD

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