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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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Ori`verda
Ori`verda

MOVE OUT OF SOUTH AFRICA!

Seriously, I'll even pitch in.

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Headhunter128
Headhunter128

Hear hear!

My door is open anytime. Although I would prefer a little donation each month to food and such ;)

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Arcones
Arcones

Wat ees dis? A NEW BLOG UPDATE! BY THE GOD'S BEARDS!

Good to hear an update from you bud, even one like this. Glad you made it through this past year and to some degree (even though it was painful) have grown from it. Also, Florida welcomes you whenever you wanna move somewhere else ;D

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Obi-1-Kenobi
Obi-1-Kenobi

Hey man its good to read your blogs once again! I havent been on this site in maybe a year? I kinda stopped visiting since life became much busier for me, as it does for everyone as they get older. I play COD competitively with my best friends on the Xbox One. Weve been competing online in UMG and GB tournaments for the past 2 years, Although probably not anywhere near as seriously as you did in BF4. Now that everyone is graduating from high school and going to college, gaming seems low on the list of important things now haha. But that's what happens in life. Eventually you need to move on and focus on the future, although gaming will always be my favorite hobby and something I will remember when im older and all dem memories will come back :).

Anyhow good luck to you man! Miss our old days on EAW. Crazy how fast 4 years goes by. Hope to talk to you again bud!

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