As many of you are aware, there has been a mass reconfirmation called in response to the large number of inactive extra-rights holders on the wiki. As I have been pretty much fully inactive for the better part of a year, I was among those named in the forum. Initially, I was not going to provide a detailed account of the reasons for my absence, but after consideration I think that many of you with whom I have had interactions with over the years deserve an explanation.
So where to begin? Around the time of my departure I got engaged to my now beautiful wife, and rather than spend an exorbitant amount of money on a wedding we instead decided to travel extensively and marry in a small ceremony upon our return, and that's what we did. Our travels took us across Canada, Europe, and Asia. Probably one of the best experiences of my life so far. Upon returning I continued with my studies.
In December of 2014 I completed a Bachelor of Arts in History with Honours. After graduating I took a research internship position with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which I am still with but am nearing the completion of my research project. This has taken up the majority of my time in recent months. What little free time I have is spent with my wife and few close friends, so video games and their related projects have taken a back seat. I am not happy about it, but in the interest of furthering my career it is a sacrifice I am forced to make.
I have also recently begun the beginning stages of my master's thesis, which will kick into full gear in January of 2015, which is when I will be relocating cities. But as it stands, I am in a lull period between the end of one project and the beginning of another, which also appears to be the time frame of an impending Fallout 4 announcement (Hopefully, finally!). So it seems the stars will align for my return. To be honest, I returned on my own without prompting from the reconfirmations; I first became aware of it when viewing the recent changes.
So that is the condensed version of the past 6-10 months. Hope that satisfies any who were curious, and I apologize for not doing this initially as Limmie did - I owe this community more than that.
With all that being said, I would like to direct everyone's attention to my reconfirmation forum. It has not yet reached quorum and I would prefer that it did so. If it does not, I would likely re-initiate the process myself to ensure there is enough community support for my rights and leadership.
All the best to everyone, and thanks for reading.