Off to a bad start

Normally I’d put something cheerful here. When the new year came along, I said that 2016 would be way better than 2015. 2015 was a shit year that has left me on the not particularly nice path that I’m currently on. It’s made me pretty depressed, and you can tell from the way I post and how I go off on one that I’m not the same person I was last year. Yes, I could be talking about some TF2 stuff, but I’m the editor of this blog, so I write what I want.

2016 was supposed to be better. Turns out, it’s not been that great.

I’ve not been sleeping well. I’ve been very, very down. My body has decided that I’m only allowed to menstruate once every two and a half months – yes, if you didn’t know already you know now that I’m a bonafide woman. I’ve been unable to concentrate and for a while, the only thing that kept me wanting to be alive was achieving 1000 posts here on the Daily SPUF. Honestly I’ve been a complete bitch.

You know what makes people feel better? Pets. I had four of them until this morning. Two cats and two dogs. Mog is the oldest, he’ll be 6 this year, he’s a grumpy little bitch who I completely relate to because all we want are tickles and people keep on insisting on messing us around. Ringo was the neighbours’ cat before they moved out – we thought they’d taken Ringo with them, until we found him six months later, absolutely starving. Colin is a beagle, cute little thing who I’ve mentioned before when he disappeared for a few days. Brian, we adopted him last year back in August, he was absolutely starving too, more skin bone than actual dog. Apparently he’s a €500 Segugio Italiano, beautiful thing but skinny and weird too, no idea why someone would abandon him. We fed him up and looked after him and loved him and cared for him. Then he disappeared on Saturday 20th. My sister and I spent the morning looking around for him, going everywhere. Then someone spotted him, dead, in the last place we were going to look.

Turns out, even though we live in the middle of nowhere, he still managed to be hit by a car.

Rest in peace, Brian, you strange little thing.

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As for something vaguely video game related? I’m going to go play Skyrim later, get a mod for dogs and I dunno. I’m way more upset about this than I should be.

In other news, I caved and signed up for the Steam mobile authenticator. It’s a pile of crap, it really is, but I want to maximize my chances of getting into the TF2 matchmaking beta, and I’m pretty certain that fulfilling all three criteria will help. Knowing my shitty luck though, I won’t get into the beta. I’ve only ever gotten into one beta and it was for a game I had never heard of, some sort of third person MOBA by the people who made Borderlands and honestly, I wasn’t that fussed. I’d like to get into the Overwatch beta too but I know my chances of getting into that are zero, since I don’t play any of Blizzard’s other games nor have I spent any money with them.

If anyone wants to play Borderlands 2, League of Legends, Saints Row 3 or something with me this evening, hit me up. I could do with the company. No promises that I won’t load my level 50 invulnerable Saints Row Pyro character though and fuck everything up.

Medic

Also known as Doctor Retvik Von Schreibtviel, Medic writes 50% of all the articles on the Daily SPUF. A dedicated Medic main in Team Fortress 2 and an avid speedster in Warframe, Medic has the unique skill of writing 500 words about very little in a very short space of time.

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