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 Post subject: I'm back!
Post #1 Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:59 pm 
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I wasn't sure where to post this so I figured I'd post it here for the sake of safety. To make a long story short...I'm back! From a very lengthy hiatus. But it's definitely been a perplexing return to say the least. Honestly I'm not entirely sure how long I've been away at this point. I suppose I've been mostly MIA since 2015-2016ish. My grandmother passed at the tail end of 2016 and the last two years have been a bit of a blur. I graduated with an Associate's and got an unrelated job.

But for the last two years I've been nearly completely in the dark. I've given the pro scene a glance every now and then but that's about it.

Honestly, I'm a little taken aback by how my return has been thus far. I went to log in to KGS and found out my old account that I made in 2010 no longer exists. The ASR seems mostly defunct. And now I'm lamenting the fact that I ever left. The ASR brought me the most joy I've ever had with the game.

It's really crazy though to think I joined this website in 2010. I was 20 at the time. And now fast forward and I'm 28. I'm not sure what led me back now. Maybe nostalgia?

But aside from all of that. I plan to be around more frequently when work permits. Just thought I'd say something. I hope you've all been well. Even the ones who have no idea who I am! Time to finally get better than 6 Kyu. :salute:

I'm back.

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Post #2 Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:30 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: I'm back!
Post #3 Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:32 am 
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Welcome home kiddo! I liked your old avatar better. ;-)

Dave Sigaty
"Short-lived are both the praiser and the praised, and rememberer and the remembered..."
- Marcus Aurelius; Meditations, VIII 21

 Post subject: Re: I'm back!
Post #4 Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:05 am 
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Welcome back !

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Post #5 Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:12 am 
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Just wanted to mention we are trying to revive the ASR spirit at the Open Study Room.

It's free, community driven and financed, running free software. We can ask master Guo Juan 5p questions in our forums amongst other goodies :)

In our modern times, we mostly chat in discord. Feel free to come say hello.

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