Ex-BFFs: A Coping Guide From Painful XP

Many of us are blessed to have best friends in our lives. You know those cool people that we just click with and accumulate wonderful experiences alongside? Having a supportive BFF at your back is seriously the best thing ever.

What is the definition of a BFF, anyway? To me, this is someone you strongly relate to, can talk about absolutely anything with, would punch anyone for, and someone you will always love unconditionally.

They’re there for you in your darkest moments, and you’re there for them in theirs. Merely talking to them makes you smile and gives you comfort. They become as important to us as family members. Soul friends, as one of my best friends likes to put it.

Never in a million years could you ever imagine such a strong emotional bond being broken. Just like in all the cheesy stories, the power of true friendship can overcome anything, right??

Wrong!!

Sadly, harsh reality begs to differ. We are all human beings, and all human beings create drama. Longstanding close connections you took for granted can be nuked beyond repair in the blink of an eye. It’s those feelz, man.

Human emotions are the complex and messy elements in any relationship equation. When incompatible mental health issues meet, it can be comparable to the reactions that occur when fire touches ice or lightning strikes water.

None of these elements are inherently good or bad; they just clash.

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Crazed Corona Chatter 2: Survival Mode, Disengage!

It’s good to vent! That’s one of the main reasons why I write stuff, actually. Like most of the world, I’ve been driven completely crazy by the COVID-19 crisis. All other humans in the physical world are potential virus vectors to be avoided. It’s a freaking terrifying time as we watch death counts soar and hunker down helplessly as all our freedoms are taken away for the greater good of humanity.

And so, this “Crazed Corona Chatter” series of articles will be my way to just unload about it when I feel I need to. Sadly, I don’t think this depressing chaos will go away anytime soon.

Feel free to vent in the comments section too. I’m listening and here for ya! We got this.

I have successfully dodged all information from the world’s frenzied media outlets for the past week. I just… can’t anymore. Being constantly assaulted with depressing news is absolutely destroying my mental health. I feel like I’ve lost all my life skillz progress and wore out all the new coping tools my therapist gave me after our last session in February. I REFUSE to devolve into that miserable, angry, heartbroken, self-destructive mess I was again, dammit!

Sometimes detaching from the sources of your pain is the only thing you can do to save yourself.

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#AlwaysApril: ABZÛ Achieved

It hasn’t been a good gaming year for me, but things are thankfully starting to look up! I’m recovering from what I can best describe as depression block on gaming that was rooted in place by a complex sad interpersonal feelz situation, to say the least. Never in a million years would I have guessed the thought of playing video games would one day turn my stomach. My silly brain, lemme tell ya.

Reconnecting with cool gamer communities online and slowly easing myself back into my favourite form of escapism with small doses of good gaming experiences is working out really well for me. So far this year I’ve enjoyed unique experiences courtesy of The Longing (still in progress), The Test, and as of yesterday, Abzû. Hopefully it won’t be long before I’m back up on my feet and pursuing Platinum Trophies again. Ah, the good ol’ days.

Diving back to Abzû, I chose to complete this game yesterday as a spoof of a great community video game backlog event hosted by the awesome Later Levels called #MaybeInMarch. Basically, the event encouraged video game bloggers to rescue the game that’s been in the grips of their backlog monster for the longest amount of time in March. That obviously didn’t happen for me, but there’s #AlwaysApril, amiright?

🎵Under da sea… where the sad feelz and coronavirus can’t get at me!!🎵
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Crazed Corona Chatter 1

It’s good to vent! That’s one of the main reasons why I write stuff, actually. Like most of the world, I’ve been driven completely crazy by the COVID-19 crisis. All other humans in the physical world are potential virus vectors to be avoided. It’s a freaking terrifying time as we watch death counts soar and hunker down helplessly as all our freedoms are taken away for the greater good of humanity.

And so, this “Crazed Corona Chatter” series of articles will be my way to just unload about it when I feel I need to. Sadly, I don’t think this depressing chaos will go away anytime soon.

Feel free to vent in the comments section too. I’m listening and here for ya! We got this.

Ugh! What the hell happened to the world?? Why is this little package of evil RNA replicating itself exponentially, spreading like wildfire, and wreaking havoc on human existence as we all knew it? It seems like years ago there was just a bunch of memes and half concern over some “flu virus in China”.

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