Yo yo piraka alpacas
Hate to bail on folk in their hour of stress, but recently you dudes have been killing my vibes, you know what I mean? The “we’re followers of Christ and we’re all in this together” good vibes? The feel like I’m saying good stuff that makes sense good vibes? The talking about scripture good vibes? My outrage-o-meter has just hit the max out and is tipping over the edge in these shockwaves.
Ya'll just growing up and discovering the brave new scary adult world and those of us who have spent too long in it are chewing the walls cause you're just a little reckless. Feeling powerful is good until you start playing fast and loose with the Scripture and asking for God to smack ya.
And maybe I've just spent too long on the forums too, but while the cheese pretzels and Monody gave me some extra lives, this wretched body of death only has a finite reserve of the good stuff and I'm all out of dope. It goes back to what I said in the essays topic - in order to get people to read your essay or post, you gotta give your audience some dope to roll with, and you can't give ice when you're all out of ice cube trays.
So I need a break, folks. I know, controversy, pain, shock, but if I keep babbling on my big mouth with no ice I'm not going to make anything better for all the airing the nasty stuff in my brain and will make everything worse because my rep's gonna take even more of a nosedive. And checkin' my messages has been like this lately, yo:
I gotta get off this wheel and go attend to my proverbial IRL squirrels. They need me. And the school overlords are coming for their requiem next week anyway. So I'm not going to be checking the forums for at least a week, probably more - I'm knocking this one off the top of the stack until I stop feeling sore hurt.
I will be at the chess tournament, though, because that's more my jam and I don't need near as much good stuff to move pawns. If you got a question or just wanna talk, chess and Discord are open, not gonna bail on my DMs until next week at least, especially not the important ones.
Please remember that God is sovereign and in control of the universe, still. We don't always understand his ways, and we can't control the actions of others. If you're suffering from distress, remember to pray and talk to people IRL instead of always relying on the forumers to solve everything. All of us have a residual sin nature that can act up at times, and these bodies are frail with how much punishment from others' sin that they can take. Please remember to take care of yourself and your emotional space, especially for those college students living on your own.
It's important to have friends offline to talk to that support you. I know what it feels like to have to go away to college, open a forum you were on in high school, and everyone is still familiar. Don't get sucked into that trap. Go make some new real friends.
I hope to see less drama and more alpacas when I return.