The vanishing of Nodrim…

by on June 10, 2016

                I feel
like I owe people some explanations, I don’t really like to give them, but
considering the viewers’ activity in the last month reported to the number of
articles, I think people deserve to know more.
                It all
started with the new job, which is more demanding and time consuming than my
old boring job, but that’s not really the determining factor that made me
inactive lately. In the past couple of years I’ve been having on and off
medical problems related to my respiratory system, problems that have never
been treated properly and now have spawned new and more difficulty health
issues that got the better of me. In the last three months I’ve been struggling
in a sickly state with a treatment that didn’t really cut it to the point where
my body didn’t have the strength to continue fighting (run out of stamina…).
I’ve been in hospital for a week, taking intravenous treatment to ameliorate my
symptoms and I’ll continue with that treatment for at least one more week. It
hasn’t been pretty, not at all, and while I kept an active presence on various
forums and on Twitter (had to kill the boredom and the dark thoughts), I
couldn’t find the strength to write a blog post about it. Maybe because my mood
hasn’t been the happiest, I’m quite a realistic guy and that comes with both
good and bad perks, so I’m used with some negativistic visions about the future,
but things have been way worse now and the future I could picture wasn’t happy.
In the end the twistedness of my thoughts lost momentum as I started to feel
better, slowly recovering from what have been some of the worst weeks of my
life and with that comes a more optimistic view on things. It’s not really a
happy ending, as everything comes with a price, and the price I pay is in the
form of some chronic diseases that will haunt me for the entirety of my life
(come on science, help me out here!), but I’m fully functional and that’s got
to count for something (changing the video games industry!!!).
                In
retrospective, this short state of affairs article looks like a
whining/self-pity letter to the world and that’s the reason I didn’t really
want to explain my absence and the lack of content on this blog. But more than
enough people are visiting the website daily and that makes me feel guilty of not letting them know.
Things should go back to normal, at some point, or at least
I’m hoping they will. As I write this Wolfe is probably already working on describing
his emotional brake up with the universe of The Witcher in
the game’s latest and last expansion, Blood & Wine. I’m also trying to put
some words together, but considering everything that went on lately, I’m having
a hard time doing it. But don’t worry, I’ll get back on track and soon I’ll be
able to fill countless pages of criticism about over appreciated games.
A reminder for myself!
Nodrim