The past months have been hard on me. My surroundings got the better of me and my schedule, which disallowed me from not just exercising involvement with AOD but with gaming as a whole. Prime amongst the causes of this lack of presence is my university studies, which are simply a priority above all else. I could write papers worth of material on how and why this has inflicted so much damage on my level of involvement but I'm overly certain that most -if not all of you have known the burdens of academics, so without further request I'll leave it at the notion of 'studies are hard and take up time'.
Regardless, I'd like to formally apologize for my utter -and astronomical inactivity over the past months, especially the fact that I never left note of this inactivity and simply disappeared without word nor trace. This behavior is not something I deem responsible nor acceptable, and neither should you. From my point of view I suppose I simply procrastinated a notice of LOA because I thought my tight schedule would be over soon-- yet this period of relief left me waiting time and time again. In a way I also felt a bit of pressure-- not wanting to formally have a leave of absence so early in my AOD career. But while the rationalization and justification behind these events is a debate best carried by winds untouched, I do hope that this infraction will nonetheless be met with forgiveness or at the very least acceptation. If not, then I'll make peace with that.
While the upcoming days remain to be rifled with tests and papers, I have found at least a bit of time now and then to play JKA, as great a game as always. If you'll allow me then I will happily continue my AOD membership to the extent I prove able, although I will most-likely not be able to participate in the usual weekly endeavors as much as I'd like, if generally at all. I have noticed that during the time I have been around actively I enjoyed my interactions with each and every one of you (and noticed an increase in sabering competence, which is of course a welcome alteration).
In any event, it's good to gaze upon the forums again, and I hope that I'll be capable of doing so in the coming days a lot more than I have recently. If not then you all have my thanks for the good times we did have.