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Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar Some kind of update... Tue 20th Sep 2011 11:28am

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Well, sigh, hello.

It's been a while since I've actually checked this site... I've been rather distracted with something else for more than a week now, and it was refreshing, in a way, to be away from this place since I usually spend a lot of my time here and have to worry about dealing with trolls and that kind of thing, which is always rather draining.

I won't yet say what it *was* that I've been distracted by, but I enjoyed it anyway. I haven't been making any progress on the new site during that time, though; I will need to get back to that shortly.

So basically nothing I've been needing to work on has progressed any further since I last said anything, unfortunately, but progress should resume shortly. Probably.
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Bibliophael`s Avatar
Rating Orb Bibliophael 18 United States 45C 38F
6 years ago | (1)
I would make a bawdy comment about what it is that you have been distracted by, probably including humorous *winks* and *nudges*, but I'm too classy for that. Oh yes.
Kenshin`s Avatar
Rating Orb Kenshin 14 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic 9C 0F
6 years ago | (3)
@Denovo, That's quite interesting. I believe You'd like some articles from psychologytoday.com.
Admhackbar`s Avatar
Rating Orb Admhackbar 19 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic 2C 0F
6 years ago | (3)
Lol I think the suspense might kill me! I am interested to find out, and I hope it's something really cool!
dragenrder`s Avatar
Rating Orb dragenrder 15 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 39C 8F
6 years ago | (3)
If anyone is entitled to a break its you. I dont see how you can do this day after day, its fairly amazing.

have fun and go with my blessing.... if i even have one anyway :d
hiddenboy01`s Avatar
Rating Orb hiddenboy01 10 United States CholericPhlegmatic 133C 0F
6 years ago | (3)
I believe it is good that you are taking a break, because every once in a while, you just have so much stress bottled up inside you, you have to let it out by relaxing. Take a break from the site, and do things that relax you. Possibly practicing on your instruments, make some friends, watch some TV, you know, relax. Don't over work yourself. If you do, you'll get so much stress than you can take, you'll just go insane. You just have to relax, and not worry about the site at all. Just relax. We all will be fine with this site for now, so don't worry. Just relax. :)
DeNovo`s Avatar
Rating Orb E β DeNovo 24 United States MelancholicSanguine 244C 201F
6 years ago | (10)
Pseudo, if you need a break, go ahead and take a break. I just read an article about something called "decision fatigue" and what is says is that the longer you spend trying to make hard decisions (I think programming can be considered a series of difficult decisions), the harder it is to stay focused and exercise self-control. This model of mental energy (which no one is ever truly aware of, apparently) explains why people by sweets at the checkout line in super markets, and why after a long day of hard work people like to sit in front of the TV or computer and just let their minds idle.

Two things are seen to affect this: actual rest, and sugar. As the body runs low on sugar, it turns out the brain doesn't stop running, but instead different parts of the brain start running, which affect our decision making abilities significantly.

It's worthwhile to note that this means that when you feel mentally drained and want to take a break, it's definitely a good time to take a break. Probably time to get a sweet snack of some sort, or a stimulant like coffee. Walk around, let your mind do less intense activities. Otherwise, you'll find yourself having trouble focusing when you want to, and having trouble taking a break when you're trying to unwind.

In other words, this study suggests that the harder you push yourself to stay focused on something, the quicker and more uncontrollably you spiral into unproductive leisure activities. Maybe this will help you do what you really want to do, instead of losing steam and finding that you'd really like to work on something else instead.

This is the article:
[LINK]
weawea111`s Avatar
Rating Orb weawea111 17 United Kingdom CholericSanguine 22C 21F
6 years ago | (5)
I am happy to hear that you have taken some time to yourself and don’t worry about making progress we are happy to wait. Your happiness should always be above the pressure of a few trolls
Bluerabbit78`s Avatar
Rating Orb Bluerabbit78 14 United Kingdom CholericSanguine 111C 4F
6 years ago | (6)
It's a good thing you took a break, really. We all know the attack of "game drain" you suffered, which makes you quite bored of the MARDEK series. I wouldn't want you to get bored of the new site as well!
Friendly Fox`s Avatar
Rating Orb Friendly Fox 15 Brazil MelancholicPhlegmatic 50C 0F
6 years ago | (6)
Well, I am glad you took a break of this. It's always tiring to have to deal with all these things, really.
Diedie98`s Avatar
Rating Orb Diedie98 13 Netherlands MelancholicPhlegmatic 15C 0F
6 years ago | (7)
I'm still quite looking forward to hearing what it is. I'm very impatient though, and I really want to know.
So, uh, I wouldn't mind this being told to me soon, but, uh, just let us know when you want to.
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