I lurk every now and then. Marvel is my big focus now, I'm pretty competitive into it (going to tournaments and what not). Part of me wants to get back into Pokemon, the other part not so much. I lurk though, for old times sake.
I certainly understand that it's necessary to focus on real life, but at the same time I wish that you were more active (hint hint), as I quite enjoy interactions with you. You see, I don't get a car until the start of the next school year, so I see my friends much less than I would like. Regardless of the fact that I don't technically "know" you, it's still nice to be able to hang out with "cyber-friends" sometimes (oh gosh, I made it sound like I talk to you because I have nothing better to do; that is not the case).
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I see. I personally don't know what that tournament thing is (now I feel un-educated and ignorant D:), but it apparently seems pretty cool/fun, so I hope it goes well. If I remember correctly, your writing is also your major, right? Forgive me if I messed that up, as I longer have the PM from so long ago. In any case, good luck in your writing endeavors as well (speaking of which, weren't you gonna do a multi-part novel or something? I seem to remember you posting Smeargle's Studio at some point...).
I'm fine, and really enjoying summer vacation. I've been worried about next school year, because I'm taking care of most of my course requirements next year, and not having much room for fun things. I recently met with my 5 year-old cousin, who is absolutely adorable. It's been a pretty simple life, really.