A Bad Day

Normally there would be a, well, normal article here. Probably something about video games. Most likely Warframe. Occasionally I would ramble about something in my life. But I dialed back on the personal life stuff a while back. As part of a new year’s resolution or something. Anyway, yeah, normally this is a video game blog. Today though? Not at all. Heck, I am not even bothering with spell check. Or headings. Funnily enough, those annoying H4 things, I swear they slightly boosted our daily views.

I’m rambling a bit today. Sorry. Although this isn’t a normal article, I will preface this though with a video game related thing.

Back when Apostasy Prologue came out, I recall being somewhat dismissive of the look on my (albeit hideous) Operator’s face. It’s kinda hypocritical of me though because I am an ugly crier. I mean, I’m kinda ugly already, but jeez, I turn into a blubbering mess when I cry.

My point is, I looked just like my Operator when I lost my mum.

On Friday 25th September, my mum died of a heart attack. It was very sudden and she, well, I don’t know if she suffered, but she died quickly. The week before, she had celebrated her birthday, and was still buzzing from the great time she had. She didn’t even make it to 60.

So, uh, yeah. I’m kinda a bit of a mess right now. The family unit is holding together. We’ve been calling other family members, trying to sort stuff out.

My mum was the best mum I could ever have. She was so bright and cheerful, with the most amazing sense of humour. She always had something witty or hilarious to say. And mum was insanely talented as well. Completely self-taught artist and graphic designer, having produced hundreds of beautiful art pieces.

Right now, I’m kinda not sure what to say or do. In the mean time though, I am going to keep on writing. That writing might not end up on the Daily SPUF or anything. But mum was proud of how I kept my promise of writing 500 words a day. Which I started in 2016.

My mum was absolutely amazing. The best and brightest mum ever. Yes, I am biased. But if you met her, you’d understand. Someone who loved everyone and so cheerful and intelligent as well.

The Daily SPUF will continue. After all, we’re on schedule to reaching 3000 posts. We’re actually due to hit 3000 posts some time in April 2021. Which isn’t that too far off. The only difference right now is that you’ll be seeing more articles from aabicus. And my own articles may be a bit erratic. However they will mostly be based on video games and stuff. This personal article is a one off, simply because I have lost the person who inspired me to write and draw.

Anyway, I have things we need to sort out. Thankfully things have been going smoothly so far, all things considered. So, uh, do me a favour and hug your loved ones. Because this stuff can happen so quickly…


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.

2 thoughts on “A Bad Day

  • September 27, 2020 at 5:06 am

    I’m so sorry you’ve gone through this, Medic. It’s a very difficult experience to confront, and we at the Daily are here to support you when and how we can.

    • September 27, 2020 at 8:51 am

      Thank you.


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