Hey guys! How are you all doing?
As many of you have already noticed, I’ve been slacking off in the past few months. That’s because of several reasons, of which the biggest are my loss of interest of the game and my inability to keep you informed with the influx of work that I have to do.
The past (almost) two years have been great. Yes, you can consider it a waste of time (of a lot of time, in fact), but I’m actually not too sad about that. I wouldn’t have done anything more productive anyway ^_^, I know that for a fact. I don’t consider this blog successful at all. In fact, I believe it was a failure. The big failure about it was my involvement in a competition with, well, my inner stupidity. I consider myself, however, very successful. With the surplus of time I had aside from school and other activities, I managed to do so much for this blog. I have created hundreds of programs (that total up to hundreds of thousands of lines of code) to facilitate introducing the information to you, and I believe it was a great practice of my programming skills, which is what I wish to do for almost my entire life.
I believe my writing has improved as well. Even though I don’t write much, it seems like over the past (almost) 2 years my writing transformed from that of a 2-year old to that of a journalist.
The truth is, for the past few years, I hated games (and I still do). I can’t stand playing them -_-. I joined MapleStory 7 (? I stopped counting haha) years ago when it was cool, but I actually quit after a year. However, now that I look back over the past 2 (or even 6!) years, I haven’t even played the game! But, rather, I spent time chatting on MapleStory forums. I always thought this blog was taking away my life (and it was, a little bit), but it was actually the forums.
My reputation wasn’t the “greatest” in any of the forums. In fact, it was terrible. It was my stupidity for joining gaming forums in the first place, because I obviously don’t belong there. I feel extremely terrible about all the harm I’ve done to all the people in the forums, I have absolutely no idea what I was thinking. I would like to take this opportunity to say that I’m sorry for everything bad I’ve done.
If I haven’t harmed you, I would still like to say that I’m sorry. Sorry for slacking off a lot, and sorry for expressing my supposed depression to you. The truth is, I was kind of depressed in real life. Nothing major happened to my life in the past few months, but I suddenly see things in a different way. I don’t feel fully happy right now, but I can’t say that I’m depressed anymore. I have strong beliefs in God all of a sudden, and I became a better person overall (well, I was a good person in real life beforehand, but now I’m even better [I hope]).
It’s really hard to believe how much time I spent doing this. I honestly can’t believe I spent so much time on forums…
Although I have to admit one thing – I found my passion for talking. I really love the idea of true blogging, not journalism. This was basically a journal with small blog-like twists. That is probably the reason to why I stopped enjoying writing this blog.
I had plans to expand this blog and make it into something big. I guess I might as well cancel those, but now I have other plans that are not entirely related to MapleStory. You will see what they are in the near future.
My life is moving, and I’m only getting older, feeling quite unaccomplished. I am completely disconnecting myself from anything that involves MapleStory; I will not be checking my e-mail, twitter, this blog (well, I’ll read your comments but that’s about it), or any MapleStory forums. I will not erase this blog because of all the time I spent on it, but you won’t see any updates on this blog anymore.
I would like to thank everyone who has read my posts over the years. This blog kept running only thanks to you, readers :). It was fun to write posts and see (and read almost) all the comments and the number of views I got, no matter if they were negative or positive. Always cheered me up and made all the hard work rewarding.
With that, my final word on this blog is: “Alas.” Haha, that was just my last joke on this blog. Get it? It wasn’t actually my final word on this blog. Sorry for my terrible sense of humor by the way, and thanks for the many people who enjoyed it.
In conclusion, I feel like this journey was pretty successful. 3.5 million views and 195 posts in total; not bad. For some reason I feel like I’m missing something, but I can’t really think of what that thing is. I would only like to finish this entire project by saying this: thanks for everything, and sorry for any harm. This has been great.
Looks like I’ve got a lot of cleaning up to do… I’m not deleting my programs, but basically everything else. I wish you good luck with whatever you do and, well, enjoy life! No matter who you are, I wish you the best.
Last time I’m saying this on this blog: