Posted on: May 30, 2013, at 09:03:11pm [4 comments]
Yeah been gone for a bit so I figure I'd put a little update up. Don't know if anyone really cares but for those that might basically this is what's been up the past few months.
We moved out of Chicago because we just were not finding stable work out there to MD. We stayed with my aunt for about 5 weeks and moved into our townhome on May 10th. We both have a job that pays pretty well and are basically doing well overall. The other thing that I haven't mentioned on here is that I am pregnant with our second child and I mean I'm going to have the baby come the end of July. Hence the no meetup this year. I haven't said anything on FFR because I've seen how people talk around here but whatever if you wanna talk shit about it go right ahead. I work, I go to school, I support a place and I take care of my 2yr old. Speaking of school I just finished up another term and still holding my 4.0 GPA. I've finished up 60 credit hours in less than a year. My completed upcoming term will mark a full year that I've been in and I'm already into a Sophomore level a bit. So I'm pretty happy about that. Other than that I'm in the works of financing a car and just getting ready for our new baby.
Posted on: March 18, 2013, at 10:07:12pm [3 comments]
So I managed to pull out of the last term with my 4.0 still in tact. I was really worried after taking the hit I did on that assignment. I had also been invited to The National Society of Collegiate Scholars which I joined just a few weeks ago. Today I found I was elected to be the VP of Public Relations. ^_^ So for now things are going pretty good on the school end. The new term starts on Wednesday and I have some networking class then decided to take a management and marketing course as electives. I need a little break from all the IT stuff. Plus never hurts to have a little business under your belt.
Posted on: March 7, 2013, at 02:26:52pm [15 comments]
It really sucks how FFR is now. A lot of people know that already but there's some newer people here that never got to experience how it was before. It really is obnoxious that you post your accomplishments and everyone ignores you unless you did some insane ass file. People used to actually acknowledge people's improvements even if they were only a D1 player. This is part of the reason I just have no motivation to play anymore, unless I'm insane and AAAing FGO's it's like there's no point. I miss when everyone used to encourage one another :(
Edit: Going to clarify here because a lot of people keep going on about individual scores which isn't what I'm talking about. If someone is putting up tons of stuff that's normally within their range or whatever then yeah I don't expect people to be like omgsh you're doing so awesome. But when someone pulls out something that's not like them at all and it gets completely ignored that's different. I've seen players that are like D2 come in with something that's say an sdg on an FMO and a significant increase in skill for them go completely ignored.
There's also a general sucky attitude around the site now. Unless you're part of one of the cliques that developed here you either are shit on or ignored. Yes there's always been elitism to an extent but it was not nearly as bad as it is now. I used to have so many people I'd chat with here and was close to, none of those people will come back to the site because of how the forums are now. People don't want to be around it.
That score back like 4 years ago would have gained a lot of attention.
Posted on: February 15, 2013, at 12:33:17pm [3 comments]
There's been a lot of speculation and such as to my leaving so I figure maybe I should clear some of it up. Yes, there have been some incidents on FFR that have upset or frustrated me but that's not my main reason for leaving. I'm dealing with a lot of things in my own personal life right now that's bearing down on me really hard. It's affected how I've been able to handle other stresses (such as the things that come up here on ffr). My grades are even starting to slip for college from all this stuff which is really making me feel even worse because I was proud to know that I've been able to keep a 4.0 GPA. I'm pretty sure after this term I wont have that anymore. I just got an assignment back that I lost 15 points on, that's the most I've ever lost on anything thus far. I haven't been able to concentrate on things, nor just function normally. I need to break away from this place and work on fixing all the things that have gotten screwed up in my life. I did decide to stick around and finish the Official tournament because I felt it unfair to just dump the project after starting it and I do care about the people in this community whether you all believe that or not.
I should also note that I did remove most people from FFR from my facebook and skype, but it's nothing personal. I'm just trying to get my focus back on these things that I need to take care of. I do want to stay in touch with the community but I need to do it within a limit so I'm not tempted to stray away from what I need to do. I'm sure most people can attest that FFR is in fact an escape from the real world and a great way to procrastinate. Anyway, that's enough of my rambling. Feel free to leave me PMs on here I'll check from time to time and I am still here until the end of the tournament.
Posted on: February 4, 2013, at 01:19:30pm [10 comments]
Removed all my titles myself. I decided to come back in hopes to actually make a difference, obviously that's not going to happen. Been fun FFR.