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|Update: Build-an-Album, Life, etc.|
Clearing the air.
|1||Amia Venera Landscape|
The Long Procession
Okay, I made a long list that got lost somehow and didn't post, and I honestly feel like shit now because I spent time opening myself up only for it to disappear. I don't have the energy to rewrite this, so I'll be brief.
1) I can't finish Build-an-Album. Too depressed, no motivation. Tired of making excuses. All the contestants will receive $25. You earned it, you deserve it. I failed, and I'm sorry.
2) I cannot reliably be a contributor and I revoke my status. There are far better writers than me that deserve the slot that can consistently deliver content.
I apologize for my shortcomings, moodiness, lack of attendance, the list goes on. And I've exhausted myself by trying to excuse it.
|Build-an-Album contestants can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org, we'll figure something out from there.|
Can't guarantee if/when I'll be back. Not in a good spot in my life.
Thanks for the friendships, recs, etc. Enjoy life.
I was not aware of any struggles. Hope you are alright. The disappearing list remains one of my biggest frustrations; lost many-a-awesome lists thanks to it. Now I always back it up in a text file. Seems to happen the most often if the list has been open longer than 30 mins; no clue why.
You're always welcome to take a break without revoking your contrib status. Life comes first and you're under no obligation to produce constantly. If you come back later and decide you don't want the role anymore due to personal reasons, we'll of course understand.
Hit me up if you need anything! Always happy to talk.
|Thank you. I can't make any assurances, I just know I don't have time for this right now as things stand.|
|Not an issue at all, take time to focus on you and if/when you're ready to return let us know. I've had a couple mini-retirements in my day to do the same. Shoutbox me for an email address if you want to discuss things, but long story short is: don't worry about this place, it's a website. It'll be here (assuming the server's don't finally die for good, lol) whenever you have time for it again.|
|Demon of the Fall|
|Really sorry to hear this Mars, you're a great writer and many of your reviews have helped introduce me to great music - I've mentioned so before, but I don't expect you to remember so... (just adding that caveat so you know this isn't simply a 'sympathy vote', it's true).|
Hope you find whatever it is you need, Sputnik will always be here for you whenever it's time to return (well, unless it crashes again).
|Please don't revoke your contributor status, you are one of my favourite reviewers here! And I hope everything will work out for you, dude. Life obviously comes before sput.|
|hope life gets better soon, wish you the best.|
|Take some time for yourself brother, you'll get out of this rut. Hope nothing but the best for you now, you got this |
|That's no good, Mars. You be one of my favorite reviewers here. I hope things start to go in your favor and you pop back on the site from time to time.|
I have gotten quite a few recs from you that I really enjoy. Thanks, pal! Hope to see you on here again soon.
|Dude honestly do not feel bad about not finishing the Build-an album thing. It was a fun idea, and you definitely continued it much longer than I would have (heck, look at my reccomended albums list - I got like 4? in). Can't say I know you well, but you're a great reviewer - no need to be so hard on yourself x|
|The trials of life are what will turn MarsKid into MarsMan.|
|I'm wishing all the best for you, and I hope life will smile upon you soon. I've had so much fun participating in your competition, and I look forward to the next time you preside over it again. Stay strong, and I'm always around on here; shoutbox me if you ever need to vent or de-stress!!!|
|Aw man, you don’t have to offer up the prize for me. I just hope you get to a better place mentally. I think you’re a great writer so please don’t give up with that unless you just don’t enjoy it. I haven’t been on much lately so I wouldn’t be the most reliable shoutbox venting destination I you want a quick reply but I’d get to it eventually if you want. I hope whatever is going on gets better|