Not posting this in General's "Users who disappear" because I'm pretty sure what I'm about to talk about would likely derail the thread. Right, time to cut to the chase.
I was diagnosed with leukemia on May 14th, 2017.
Now needless to say, I lived. Otherwise, I wouldn't be posting this right now. Also, I really don't want to cram the first half of a lengthy explanation into a forum post,so I'll let this Journal Entry I've kept on my dA ever since the day it was posted do the talking.
https://briefcasey795.deviantart.com/jo ... -691821739
Since that journal was first posted back in July, I think I've got some explaining to do on what happened since then, and I'll gladly do so, so here's my cancer status from August to now. I do have to warn that a long explanation's ahead. I hope some parts of my explanation aspect are site-safe as well. Otherwise, I'll adjust the explanation accordingly if the mods tell me to.
Now, the reason why I didn't let people know about this until now is well, I simply forgot since people I know in CI are at the back of my mind since I don't go on here as much as I used to. (Since I intially left because I felt I was no longer welcome here because I thought people wouldn't let go of the kind of idiot I was a decade ago. Then again, that was in 2012, and even then, my middle school self was also pretty dumb and naive.) As the first half of my explanation suggests, me doing GMod stuff on Youtube and such introduced me to a new circle of friends, which were my closest online ones along with my real life friends and family, and I pretty much focused on those the most when it came to keeping in touch with them. Not to mention four of my real life friends (gf included) had my back and visited often.
I just so happened to remember this place, since, well, not only is it the first suggestion that comes up when I type c into my computer's address bar, but I've been thinking about games I remember playing when I was younger as of late, and today I remembered the Chao Gardens, thus this place.
If I did remember to let people here know about half a year ago though, If I haven't already, I probably would have said something apologizing to anyone who still might hold a grudge against me for the dumb, annoying buffoon I was a decade ago in case I didn't make it. Even so, I'm still not proud of the kind of person I was at the time at all. In fact I need to find a new thread to avidly post in, since the thread I posted in the most is still that one where I unceremoniously lost to a certain someone in an online Pokemon battle. I honestly would want to bury the hatchet if I had the chance. That said, that apology would still hold up anyway, since if I didn't say it already in the past, it's there now. I can assure you I am a changed man.
Anyway, I guess this is just to say I still exist, but had to endure cancer. I'll try to visit more often since I still have fond memories of the Chao Garden stuff.