Post by Shrikeswind on Nov 26, 2016 10:29:22 GMT -5
Hey folks. So yeah, I've been absent. Not likely to change in the very near-future, but I saw this thread and thought I'd explain: August of last year I moved out of my dad's and am now living with my mother because of reasons I'd rather not get into. This resulted in me no longer having a job, which means that I don't have a consistent source of income, which means I have to prioritize what I do with my money, which means it doesn't go to video games - especially since I don't have a TV to play video games on. Kinda kills your ability to hype over, say, Breath of the Wild when you know you are likely not going to be playing. Which is pretty much exactly why I've been gone: It's hard to really care enough to talk about games when they stop being a hobby. I will try to be a bit more active in future, though no promises.
And yes, I did come back for the annual Christmas thread, how did you guess? =P
I used to be active here back in the day. Just checked out and noticed this place was still around. Had a bit of a nostalgia trip. Read my early posts again. They made me laugh quite a lot. I was only 13 back in 2005. Time flies... I guess I won't make a comeback here. I'm sad I've lost my gaming interest nowadays. I still play retro games once in a while but I hardly have time anymore. Yet, I'm happy this place is still around. A bit sad it seems to be dying though. Not even Fryguy seems to be around anymore? Yet, some of the people I remember from back in the day seem to be here still so the legacy is not lost.
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Post by Nester the Lark on Feb 20, 2017 17:41:47 GMT -5
Yeah, Fry doesn't really come here anymore. I think part of it is because he can't access it from work, but it's also probably because he's busy with other life priorities. He has a career, he's married, and he's got a kid on the way.
The rest of us are just the diehards.
But thanks for stopping by and saying hello! Good to see you again!
Post by Shrikeswind on Dec 24, 2017 1:27:49 GMT -5
Hey guys, it's Shrikes again. I should probably explain what happened to me.
So 2017 has been a very hectic year (and of course this doesn't explain why this sort of thing keeps happening to me, but keep going), and I haven't really had as much time to just kinda get back into my groove again. It's been an excellent year as well in a number of important ways for me, but it's all added up to me just not really having time for much of anything. From January to May I was in college, from June to basically the end of September I was moving and getting settled into the new house, I (finally) got my driver's license in September, and spent the autumn looking for a job. November was really the month where things finally broke - on one hand, my grandfather died, I got a speeding ticket, and I saw my dad for Thanksgiving (much more monumental than it sounds but I'd rather not discuss that)...but on the other, I found a job agency which has found me work twice now. The first job did not work out - factory, 'nuff said.
In general, though, it's been very difficult for me to find reason to hype literally anything in gaming anymore. The problem is just that, without money, I can't keep up with it all, so being part of a community which is built on video games is a little...I dunno, I guess silly. Like, is there much value to hearing me say "Yeah, this looks great, but is it really as great as you think it'll be?" for every game that comes over the horizon? There certainly isn't much to actually saying it.
With the new job I might be able to get back into video games, but honestly, I'm not sure I will. I'm just not playing them as much anymore, even games I enjoy. I never hooked up any of my consoles and even the games I know I have access to on my computer are languishing. I'm just not as interested in it anymore, it seems, which is a damn shame - but more than that, I'm just not as interested in being in fandoms anymore. I do enjoy talking about things I like, but I mean, there's something deeply off-putting about a lot of fandoms. I certainly don't feel as intellectually stimulated by it any more. But more importantly, it keeps looking weirder and weirder to me to see all the things that go hand-in-hand with fandom culture, and I'm starting to wonder if I belong there.
NinDB was and always will be a great place and I love talking to you guys, and I hope to still be here in 2027, talking about whatever new Nintendo stuff is going on in 10 years. I just also recognize that my interest in video games is fading right now. This too will pass, but for now, I'm just not as excited about it all anymore.
Post by nocturnal YL on Dec 24, 2017 11:29:36 GMT -5
It's alright to lose interest in things, I guess. And it's also perfectly understandable if you're still interested in games but not buying them. There're a lot of people out there who just watch videos and read discussions without actually buying and playing.
Also, forget about other fans. Go find whatever you like, and like them your way.
Post by Nester the Lark on Dec 24, 2017 13:22:52 GMT -5
Glad you dropped in, Shrikes!
I can understand growing apart from something you used to love. I suppose it's natural, but still a little unfortunate. I've been thinking lately about things I used to be really into, and I feel sad that I don't "connect" with them anymore.
After all these years, I still love Nintendo, but I worry that one day I'll find myself put off from it, too. (Then again, I already went through a period when I was younger where I thought I had moved past Nintendo, but then I grew back into it.)
And I know how you feel about fandoms, altho I rarely let a fandom ruin something for me (with maybe one unfortunate exception). I think you can still be a fan of something without being part of a "fandom."
Post by Johans Nidorino on Dec 24, 2017 22:38:52 GMT -5
I'm still around, buddies! And I'm still into Nintendo. As soon as I finish Pokémon Ultra Moon, I'm going back to Super Mario Odyssey, Miitopia (for which I am, or was, capturing a lot of video and screenshots) and Samus Returns, and after that I'm still daring to say I'll beat Breath of the Wild.
Logged in to say merry Christmas to you all! I guess, same as Fry, I'm more of a social network guy these days and life has been busier. I might activate notifications so I don't miss important threads. I miss the atmosphere of the NinDB Forums of the 2000s. Super Smash Bros. Brawl is almost 10 years old, by the way!
Expect me to come back to post interesting finds in Nintendo games or if Fry ever needs help resuming the site. I also still maintain communication with the likes of Arcadenik, Parrothead and Shadrio.
Good job keeping the forum alive, Nester, YL, Leon, The Qu and Da Robot!
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