Thanks man, it's the best thing I've done. Not easy, though. Gonna get harder with the kid, too.
But totally worth it.>you can be a geek and also a boyfriend/husband/father
Yeah, I know that but back then I was in a weird place. I was in a long relationship that was becoming tortuous, she was too controlling and I was becoming a bit of an asshole. She nagged me about being a geek (although she was too) and so when I turned 30 I said "fuck it, I need to live the second half of my life as a normie: no more games, no more cool-ass manga, no more things that she nags me about, but also no more of her. That'll show her! I'll show her how much of a normie I am and also I'll break it up"
And I did, and it didn't work because she wasn't impressed, she took the breakup well because she was tired too, and I managed to reduce the powerlevels for like a year. So that's why I requested a ban back then, it was merely part of a bigger plan to change completely.
Now I've come to see, happily, that instead of changing your true nature you need to find someone who accepts it.
Never stopped reading your translations of Yotsubato, of course.
And you've been okay? Been splendidly? All's cool in Casa de Ralen?