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The Patient Hobbyist

Half-page advert for British Fretwork Outfits, Brighton Toy and Model Museum, East Sussex, UK
Half-page advert for British Fretwork Outfits, Brighton Toy and Model Museum, East Sussex, UK

This week it’d be careless of me to not join my fellow GFNer simpleek in celebrating all things Dragon Age! (Please do check out her great post on Dragon Age Keep.)  I too have been looking forward to this game ever since it was first announced. And now begins the process of treading the Internet very lightly in the effort to avoid major spoilers about the game. And it is a process, let me tell you, because although our copy of Dragon Age: Inquisition is now resting comfortably in our household gaming stash, it’ll be several weeks before I really get to sink my teeth into it.

And that’s okay.

No, really…it’s okay. And I’m okay.

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No Matter How Old You Get, Never Lose Your Inner-Child

We all grow up at some point. It’s an inevitable part of life. We inherit new responsibilities and we have to bravely navigate life’s ups, downs, and the everything in between. We typically don’t get any warning about what life has in store for us, but we make the best out of every situation we get dealt with.

Life as an adult doesn’t necessarily mean it’s always about our problems and responsibilities. I feel it’s important to take a break once in a while from that. It’s incredibly freeing to bask in the joys of the simple things in life such as taking a walk, enjoying a cup of coffee at a cafe, or having a long conversation with a friend. Sometimes, we just want to recapture the feeling of what it’s like to be a kid again.

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When Being A Geek Means You Never Really Have To Grow Up

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Being labeled a geek hasn’t always been declared with pride. I’m pretty sure there is a school yard bully out there somewhere tormenting a poor kid with the words, “geek,” “nerd,” or “dork” which wouldn’t make any child feel so proud to be labeled as such. For any of us who has experienced being name called or immediately grouped in with the outcasts, we eventually get over the name calling that was once hurtful to us, we realize our own awesomeness, and we grow into adults embracing the stuff we liked that an idiot bully never understood. I’m betting those bullies have grown up to be sad losers anyway.

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How Do You Define Yourself? – Reflecting On The Lesson I Took Away From The Breakfast Club

Most of us who identify ourselves as a geek or nerd have probably felt like we didn’t quite fit in at school. Many of us weren’t considered the popular kid and many of us may have gotten picked on at some point in our lives because we weren’t cool enough, pretty enough, or we were just the misunderstood oddball in general. Anyone who’s considered different from the norm immediately gets classified as the outcast.

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