o3o I’m alive! My sincerest apologies for taking so long, although it was entirely out of my hands. The issue I had with my computer originated from a faulty motherboard so I had to have the sucker replaced. Getting the motherboard is actually why everything took so long (nearly 2 weeks to arrive!). Ain’t nobody heard of priority mail these days. e.e Unfortunately, the original replacement also turned out to be faulty and I had to send everything back and redo the whole enchilada (still no priority mail). @.@ And thus you have an entire month without dear old Darky’s updates. It’s felt like a technological detox. Somewhat refreshing, but also brutally painful at times.

But with everything that’s gone on lately (and you don’t know the half of it), I’m feeling burnt out. So before I rush back into updates, I’m going to give myself a wee vacation. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever actually, officially, let myself take time off from Towai (outside of emergencies and technical difficulties). Why did I decide to do this now that I have a computer again? Presently, FFXIV is free to play for the next week and a half or so and I’d like to dabble in that while I can. (I went 9 months without it and I really miss it, despite my disdain for playing with high-strung MMORPGers.) Whilst I gets me zen on, I encourage you to get your requests in because I’ll be closing them as soon as I’m back. C;

Thank you guys again for being so patient! I know it seems like I’m being terribly unreasonable, and I am, but I really need to let myself be selfish and have some time to myself right now. (What better way to recenter than beating a Behemoth into submission?) Btw, how awesome is ‘The Strain’ right now? Anybody?

Listening to: “We Are Done” – The Madden Brothers & “Feeling Good” – Nina Simone