User:Booyah boy

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After a long absence, I feel it appropriate to explain my reason for such, my return, and what I hope to accomplish. Please bear with me. While I usually retain some ambiguity in regards to my personal life, the reception of certain notes via email and this wiki have prompted me to open up a little more, and for that, I want to thank those of you who cared.

A matter of weeks prior to my leave I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which, while benign, would require surgery to remove. For those who have ever stopped by this page, you are aware that my health is the greatest burden I bear. Finding myself a cancer patient, coupled with my insomnia, chronic pain, and immobility led me into a state of depression. To be quite frank, I have struggled with depression for many years - a result of the life I lead - but never have I succumbed so completely to it. I was taken into the hospital for surgery shortly after temporarily quitting the UESP, when my grandparents were struck in an automobile accident by a teenage girl well over the legal intoxication limit. My grandmother died as a result of the impact, while, for a matter of days, I shared a bed in the same hospital as my grandfather ere he passed away.

A few days ago, following my return from physical therapy - for my legs - I was allowed to use the computer again. As a result of my lifestyle, the majority of socializing I take part in occurs online. For this matter, I was...touched to see how many friends and acquaintances around the net inquired how I was, and when I was coming back. Eventually, I found my way here.
Obviously, a great deal has changed since last I was an active editor at the UESP, and I'm overjoyed to see that. That much aside, I want to apologize to those of you who I left without an explanation, and the articles and promises I left unfinished. I also owe an apology to those of you who contacted me on my discussion page and via email for aid with an article, a simple inquiry, or just to say hello. I'm sorry.
I do not plan to resume my place as an active editor, nor even as a greatly contributing one. I lack the time and strength for that effort. Most of my "Projects" listed above will go unfulfilled by me, though I hope someone else will pick up the slack. This is not to say that I will never submit another article, merely that I will be expending less effort in their creation.


Update: February 5th, 2007
I feel somewhat better than before, although I cannot seem to shake my feelings of lethargy and an oppressive stillness. I'll be performing some random edits over the next week, but nothing major. On a community-based note, I'm disappointed to see the departure of certain editors I had come to think of as my friends. I wish them luck in the Wikiscrolls project, although I would rather they reconsider staying. There's so much I could say on this subject alone, however, I am hardly qualified to speak. Good luck.

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Your dedication and diligence to the wiki has not gone unnoticed. A user has seen the progress you've made, and has given you a cookie because of it. Good work! The user had the following to say:

I hope you don't mind me putting this on your user page, but I wanted to make sure that you saw it.

I'm sorry if you're disappointed about me and a few other editors moving to Wikiscrolls. We don't feel that the community here is appreciating our efforts or even welcomes us on the project anymore. Hoggwild and I started the Wikiscrolls project as an attempt to retain the best elements from the old community, while removing the problems. I wish I could talk about this subject with you more.

I wish you luck in all of your future endeavors. You were one of the greatest editors that this site has ever seen, and definitely the easiest and nicest to work with. You've done a lot of impressive things on this site that not many others have the talent to accomplish. It has been a great honor and pleasure to work with you.

--Aristeo