Boy, it's been a minute, huh? And the worst part is, my New Years Resolution all those months ago was to make sure this didn't happen anymore. In December, folks started sharing 'then and now' posts on Twitter, detailing the last decade of their lives, and I realised with such sadness that I haven't really been documenting my life very well since the migration from Livejournal. I used to post so much to my blog back then. I'd share my thoughts and feelings on anything and everything, from the trivial matters of Doctor Who drama to the very real moments of heartache and bereavement.
Looking back now, I have a beautiful archive of the life I lived from 2001 to around 2013, when I stopped using my Livejournal as often. The site had started to dry up and people had moved away, so I did also. I moved here, to my own blog, and while I'm happy that I've got my own little home on the internet here in Dream Somehow, I'm also incredibly sad that I just ...stopped sharing as much as I did back then. With the lack of the active built-in blogging community that Livejournal supported, it became so easy to just post a little snippet on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, where engagement was constant, immediate and fulfilling.
But, I deeply regret turning entirely to Social Media, because your words get lost to the ether, and there's no easy timeline to look back through.
So my resolution, because I'm silly enough to make these things each year, was to 'blog more, vlog more, document more'. I wanted to force myself back into the habit of keeping this place a diary of my life and the adventures I embark on throughout it. I wanted to ensure that I don't look back at another decade and wonder where the heck those days all went.
And now we're approaching May. And I've very much not kept to my resolution at all.
So this is me, again apologising for the lack of updates, again promising it'll change this time, and that I mean it this time! No, really. I truly do. I have so much to share with you!
Yesterday, the world lost Rick May, a man I knew through his wonderful work as the voice actor for Team Fortress 2's Soldier. He brought the Soldier to life in such a dynamic and unique way, and his acting easily made Soldier the most interesting (and downright funny) character in the game. If you don't play TF2, you can still hear his incredible work in many of Valve's animations, including this short film, 'Expiration Date', in which Rick May truly shines.
Rest well, Sir. Thank you for your work as the Soldier. TF2 had such an important and monumental impact on my life, and TF2 wouldn't be the same without you.
Hi! I'm Selena an artist, blogger and gamer!
Dream Somehow is my little corner of the internet where I talk about life, the universe and everything! Here, you'll find travel, adventures, vintage style, life in the South West of England, a little bit of Disney dreaming and a whole lot of geeky nonsense. If you'd like to learn a little more about me, click here!
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