I do enjoy not making it explicitly obvious what my posts will be about by making my titles only vaguely relevant. It’s an update post, because no blog would be complete without an overabundance of watered-down content that’s quickly outdated. Just like your favourite anime.
I don’t really have a great measure to say when I left the community since posts here have always been off the cuff, but if Twitter is anything to go by, I disappeared almost four months ago. Longer than I thought. I don’t really feel the need to go into the details though. Life goes on, and I’m still not even sure whether this is me coming back or not. I mean, I do have plans, just not super hectic ones.
Read the title again.
I will have been on non-stop night shifts at the casino for about 4 months by the end of this next fortnight. I will also be leaving the industry at the same time. In total I have given this career path 6 months of extremely taxing work, enough to say that I don’t see myself continuing on with it any longer. I have more reasons for leaving than I can feasibly list or even recall in a single sitting, so know that this isn’t a choice I make lightly, it just doesn’t suit me. I’ll leave a little pros vs cons table below for those who might be curious about doing the job themselves. Perhaps it will help you or others in deciding if they want to commit to it or not.
Ultimately I think working as a Croupier was worthwhile. I’ve learnt to work better with people whom I share nothing in common with, I adapt more comfortably to strangers quirks and I’m generally just more outgoing than before. Most people I meet nowadays seem fairly tame compared to the folks I met while standing behind the game tables. At any rate I don’t regret trying to make it work and that gives me enough peace of mind.
Above all, I will enjoy seeing the sun again.
In other news; I plan to attend my very first anime convention before the year closes! This is mostly a spur of the moment decision by yours truly. Everything even remotely anime related in the western hemisphere seems to be contained to the US, so when I saw an anime convention that I hadn’t already missed it activated a carnal desire in my bank account. So it is that ‘All Hail Haruhi’ set sail for Hibanacon 2017. I’ll be booked in the hotel for all three days of the con, but I might spend a fair amount of that time exploring the rest of Milton Keynes depending on how many of the attractions I decide to go along to. If I see you there then all the better, just be aware that I am slightly crazy, and you should expect me to behave completely different face-to-face than from the Haruhi you might know online.
Yeah that’s all.
See you later alligator