Saturday, November 25, 2006

On Hiatus

As you've probably noticed, the update schedule for the blog has gone to hell.

I'm not sure what's going on, but I just don't feel like writing these nights. I'm usually dropping tired or just can't find the words to write.

That doesn't mean the blog is ending. Far from it.

I just need to get back into the swing of things.

I think the problem started with the schedule as I set it. I wanted to update everyday and I think I'm just getting a little burnt out.

For the next little while at least, the update schedule will be erratic. I'll write when the mood strikes me and when it's something that I think is worth you reading. That might be ten times a week or two.

I'm not sure yet.

Anyway, if you check back occasionally, I'm sure you'll often find something new to read. I just need a little time to find the spark that made me love writing these stories.

There will be a fan pack this month, and I'm going to channel alot of my effort into it. I'm going to try to have four exclusive stories, as well as a special article on the real inspiration for writing this blog in the first place.

No. This is not a goodbye. I just need a little break.

Stop crying.

73 Comments:

At 5:44 PM, Blogger The Answer said...

That's understandable. In my opinion, writing only when something sparks is usually the best, quality over quantity. Go play some FF3 or something :P

 
At 6:20 PM, Blogger Knyte said...

understandable,man. we all need a break every once and a while. im on vacation from FFXI myself...trying to get nin out of the dunes makes my head leak (leak so bad in fact i havent gained a lvl before i wish someone murdered me for 3 hours).

anyway...*sniffle* after reading your post...deep breath*...i promised myself i wouldnt cry...*chokes up* game on!

 
At 6:40 PM, Blogger Ace said...

Ha ha you mean a week before wasnt Hiatus?

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger Jed said...

Who said we only want to hear about ffxi? I'm sure you can find alot of things to write about that you and we both will enjoy. Perhaps a break from writing about ffxi yet still writing would provide you with the spark again?

 
At 8:22 PM, Blogger Morzrath said...

I always thought one a day was highly aggressive and wouldn't easily be sustainable. A more manageable schedule makes sense. Pesonally, I think once every 3 or 4 days is a lot...

 
At 9:50 PM, Blogger TrueStoryGuy said...

And a deserving break you need. Its been a pleasure reading your stories. Godspeed.

 
At 12:28 AM, Blogger Aylee said...

As everyone else has said, 'understandable'. Nobody complains when you don't post. Nobody says anything at all. We just sit here and check every night for a new post.

Suggestion: Why not just take Christmas off? December I mean. Spend time with loved ones, and let us spend time with ours, and when you come back you'll have a few stories stored up that you thunk while you were drunk.

 
At 2:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey nice post GM Dave :) Looking forward to some more or maybe we can meet in game sometimes on FFXI Fairy :)

 
At 7:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah take a vacation for the holiday season, you could even go so far as turnin it over to susan for a few updates.. well, okay maybe not that far.. good luck and enjoy your time off..

 
At 8:57 AM, Blogger Pixie said...

Mr. Dave I promise to keep you in my home pages even if you don't update every day.

/em hands [GM]Dave some scotch.

 
At 9:05 AM, Blogger Soren said...

It's cool. Kinda like the erratic posts, its like "Oh lets check again and see-aaw, no post." And then you get the "YESS! NEW POST!" So no worries, [GM]Dave. Every 3 days would be fine with me :)

 
At 11:05 AM, Blogger Kikadper said...

D: Okay, I'll stop crying, I promise

 
At 11:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you get that spark back soon. Always look forward to reading more from you.

 
At 12:15 PM, Blogger Drescher the Great said...

A brilliant writer, you are. And punisher of the stupid. Etc etc.

Hope you'll get that spark back. Until then, see you around.

All hail [GM]Dave!

 
At 1:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a blog called Three Beautiful Things.

Maybe you could take a little time and work up a post of the 3 things you find enjoyable or pleasurable.

 
At 2:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed reading your blog for a few months now. Found out about it during a Besieged (Quetzalcoatl Server)people were shouting about GM Dave kickin everyone's ass or something.

Look forward to reading more once you get that spark back. Happy Holidays!

 
At 3:45 PM, Blogger [GM]Dave said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again.

You guys are awesome.

Except TBG. You can kiss my ass.

-[GM]Dave

 
At 4:03 PM, Blogger Ninboy said...

it they arnt fun to write then a brake is called for. you provide us with entertainment and i would hope that you enjoy writing them. so we will be happy to wait for you while you take your brake and find your spark.

see ya on phoenix man
--ninboy

 
At 5:11 PM, Blogger Madmidget said...

ok now that I quit crying i can talk I love the blog I foulnd out about it on my LS website when you fed some noob to jormy b/c he send you a GM call for tradeing something or something like that

 
At 11:34 PM, Blogger Knyte said...

i agree with soren on the erratic posting.

its like an early christmas or something.

*check blog* "awww no post today"

*check again another day* "yay, a post!" *giggle till ya pee your pants*

enjoy the holidays,[gm]dave. have some whiskey on me...but be careful, i synthed it myself so its a little strong (its been known to knock a full-grown dhalmel on its ass).

 
At 4:10 AM, Blogger mosca do ecrâ said...

Quality over quantity anyday for me. Keep up the great work [GM]Dave :)

 
At 5:39 AM, Blogger token black guy said...

yo GM dave cmon yo. i be...likin...ur stories yo... why u be...hatin... :'( datz...wack yo.



damn G.

 
At 6:49 AM, Blogger Kerensky said...

keep working hard and whenever you can is great.

 
At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

*cries*

Just found out about this blog a few days ago and have already devoured the whole archives :)
Even though I don't play FFXI, I have played MMORPGs before and find your blog hilarious and very true to life, unfortunately.
Very funny, keep it up, I hope it doesn't suffer the terrible fate of ending any time soon.

 
At 4:58 AM, Blogger Stocky said...

TBG: im in ur blog, steelin ur ideaz

 
At 7:08 AM, Blogger token black guy said...

yo why u ppl be gottin ta ban mofoz for havin game glitchs yo?! datz fuggin wack! it aint mah fault mah shit dont work! den u gun suspend me juz cuz i cuh walk thru walls! fug dat!!!!!!

 
At 7:09 AM, Blogger Jed said...

"yo GM dave cmon yo. i be...likin...ur stories yo... why u be...hatin... :'( datz...wack yo.



damn G."

It could be you speak like a mentally retarded 3 day old racoon, it could be that you are a mentally retarded 3 day old racoon. The world will never know... Unless Dave would partake in getting back in to the groove by spining that balad?

 
At 8:22 AM, Blogger Soren said...

Jed... omfg. TBG is awesome. He talks like that for a purpose. He's actually capable of intelligent speech, he talks that way for a reason. Go read his blog, and stop dissing the Token Black Guy.

 
At 2:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I imagine daily updates on two blogs would get exhausting and you do an amazing job. I will keep up my daily watch in hopes that you'll feel inspired soon. Your blog was one of the things that inspired me to try my own and I've had so much fun doing it. Thanks. Breakfast won't be the same without you.

 
At 2:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I can totally understand why a break is necessary I feel a little sad knowing that I will not have frequent stories to read. Bannable Offences is one site that I look forward to checking when I get to work and it never fails to put a smile on my face. I am glad that you are continuing with the stories and I can't wait to read the next one, whenever that may be.

 
At 3:05 PM, Blogger Ryuusuke said...

Gotta say have always loved the blog stumbled upon it in june and have checked it daily since. But after so much its fully understandable to need a bit of a break i'll still be sure to click my live bookmark link a few hunfred times a day waiting for [GM] Daves triumphant return till then take care and hope u get that spark back real soon

 
At 7:06 PM, Blogger Jed said...

Soren: There is no excuse for the constant murder of sane languages. None at all.

 
At 7:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there,
I was a first time reader about a week ago. Someone linked me to you through a forum I go to, and I read. And read. And read some more. In that first visit, I went through your entire archives. It's all awesome and thoroughly addictive stuff. And though it made me miss university the next day (I was reading till about 4 in the morning, as I was trying to do an essay at the same time, biiiiig mistake) it was very much worth it.

I hope your Thanksgiving was good, and that you have an excellent Christmas and New Year.

 
At 12:16 PM, Blogger paduse said...

For such a cruel bastard... you really can be a whiney little bitch. Get your R&R and then get your ass back to work writing funnies.

 
At 12:27 AM, Blogger cen said...

Quit whining and write, dammit! Can't you see the comments from all the people whose lives depend on you? Hell, some guy is CRYING because he doesn't realize there is more to life than [GM]Dave!

Then again, you play FFXI. You probably have a deep-seated hatred of all organic life forms by now, and will continue to hiatus it just out of spite. In which case, I say go right ahead; I understand.

Die in a chemical fire.

 
At 2:02 AM, Blogger Nyito said...

On the topic of TBG(again...):

Jed, it's not constant. He talks that way to entertain people, and maybe even to get a chuckle from people like you. He can talk, and type with perfect grammar if he so chooses, lay off.

Anyways, take your time Dave, I look foreward to your fan pack, it's one of my favorite things I get every month.

 
At 3:34 AM, Blogger Jed said...

I see no evidence to say he can speak sanely. It may be he types like a retard for hurmor, it may be he is retarded. Either way, there is no excuse for it. And yes, I have checked his blog. And no, it didn't help any.

 
At 4:15 AM, Blogger token black guy said...

Ok, in all honesty, typing TBG like that even pisses me off. How could it not? But I'll be damned if I don't get a laugh or two from it when I'm done writing it. That shit is just pure slime and I love it.

holla back yungin w00t w00t!!

 
At 7:06 AM, Blogger Jed said...

... See that right there makes me sad. A decent brain dropped to that level of intellegence. :'x

 
At 8:32 AM, Blogger Soren said...

Just shut up Jed.

TBG, you rock dude d(^^d)

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger token black guy said...

you mah boy soren. i cuh definitly holla at u dog! holla!

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger Soren said...

Holla!

 
At 10:43 AM, Blogger RDMFire said...

You guys are freaking crazy.
Though some of you say TBG's an idiot, he is most definatly a much nicer guy than those of you talkin smack about him.

I support TBG also.


Holla!

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger Jed said...

When did I say he wasn't nice? I simply said he speaks like a mentaly retarded nine yearold racoon. You guys read to far into things.

 
At 7:16 PM, Blogger RDMFire said...

No one said he wasn't nice. I was just making a good point.

hmph

 
At 12:12 AM, Blogger Sebb said...

I don't usually say "Please for the love of God write more blogs"

But I think duty calls.

Then again, take as much time as you want.
I still miss them though.

You could say I am half the man I used to be.

I dont think I have ever contridicted myself so much.

 
At 1:37 AM, Blogger cen said...

I can see that TBG is clearly intelligent, and is capable of coherent thought and writing/speech patterns; however, I just feel ignorant after reading his TBG-style writing.

 
At 4:51 AM, Blogger Stocky said...

im in ur blog, steelinz ur fanz

 
At 10:05 AM, Blogger WHM of Death said...

[GM]Dave....Please come back soon, I need your blogs to get me thru the useless hours spent in this 'Hole' known as work....no FFXI. at least you can Craft at work, or read reports(see:drink heavly). I need you [GM]Dave!!

and how will we survive the X-mas Holiday event w/o your guidence??

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger Elvean said...

Hey Dave !! Go and play some WoW ! that will take you back to life :)

lol just a little sparks back to life, I even can get you a 10 day key if you want.. ;P Just write me.

And for the rest.. hey take your break, but plz come back. I just love your little spines too much.

xoxo etc
Elva

 
At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad that your a hoax. ^.^b

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger Soren said...

Don't you dare advertise WoW on this site.

EVER.

I will hire trained assassins to come to your house and beat you senseless with cricket bats.

 
At 9:41 PM, Blogger DJP3DRO said...

Silly soren, you can't beat up [GM]Dave!

This blog needs more views than Maddox.

 
At 12:22 AM, Blogger Soren said...

Talking about Elvean, not [GM]Dave lol. (points to post up a little)

[GM]Dave would kick my ass in a heartbeat. Good thing I'm not on his bad side... at least... I hope I'm not...

Spare me, oh [GM]Dave the God!

 
At 11:34 AM, Blogger Dyamalos said...

I say a break is in order, but droping it entirely may be worse.

If you could try to squeese out say one post a weak, that will keep you idle without burning out like this again. and you have up to a week to work on it.

just my two since, but if you realy feal that you need the break, by all means take it...

By far one of my favorite ones was where you broke your glasses :D




I'm going to tell you a bit of how I enjoy your blog. On the way to or from school, a friend of mine will read it off his phone. And we laugh.... that's it....

 
At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's funny how people here think He's a REAL [GM]. If you play FFXI and have common sence you know this Blog is nothing morethan a Fairytale.

 
At 11:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey dave, i have a sugg- PUT DOWN THE GREAT SWORD! ITS JUST A SUGGESTION- but maybe right about those ass holes who fake DCs because they cant be assed to type "hey i got to go now, sorry" or they see one thing wrong with the PT and leave. Just a suggestion, PLEASE dont feed me to jormy.

 
At 12:06 PM, Blogger RDMFire said...

I think just about every one of us but you, 1337EMC, knows that Dave is not a real GM, we are here for the humor Mr. Numbers.
Nice name. Heh

Actually right now, I think [GM]Dave is having fun watching the lot of you squirm for more.
Gotta love being evil yeah?

 
At 4:19 AM, Blogger token black guy said...

yo 1337emc isnt a name o da numbaz yo. he iz sayin he iz leet-emc but dem nerdz be usin numbas cuz dey gay yo holla. on another note, TBG will be updating still so ya'll got sumfin to laugh at holla!

 
At 8:34 AM, Blogger Heath said...

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At 8:36 AM, Blogger Heath said...

RAWR.


A Lot is two words, you said "alot"

incorrect.


either way, trying to make up a story about your life everyday for months would get boring, no matter how fun it is. Hell even video games sometimes get boring after months at a time.

 
At 8:40 AM, Blogger Bam said...

I miss your posts Dave. Hope the hiatus does you some good.

 
At 10:30 AM, Blogger Myloko said...

Titan misses you GM Dave! :D

 
At 11:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah man, just as I find this awesome blog, you decide you need a slow down or break. Oh well. I understand, I don't post that often, myself. But I do look forward to you bringing more of the funny.

 
At 4:53 PM, Blogger Erik said...

I'm with jed. TBG is a nice guy, I'm sure, but please, for the love of the English language's sanity, don't abuse the power of our tongue. I had a habit of hitting kids in school when they talked like that. Then I graduated and promptly didn't have to worry about them. TBG, I rather enjoyed the post in which you used correct grammar, untill that last sentence.

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger Pixie said...

Mr. [GM]Dave if I bribe you with scotch will you come back? We miss your wit and humor.

 
At 8:35 PM, Blogger legolias said...

Well, two times a week is fine, but no posts for 8 days is just ridiculous. If you plan on killing the blog, at least be honest about it, and don't lead everyone on.

No posts in 8 days sure seems like the blog is dead, no matter what you say. Is the blog dying? Just be honest, it will help people move on and stop wasting their time by going to your site every day just to see "On hiatus" on the top.

 
At 9:47 PM, Blogger Soren said...

[GM]Dave, don't listen to them.

Take as long as you need to get your spark back. You're the one writing this blog, not them.

Rock on [GM]Dave! Enjoy your hiatus as long as it takes!

 
At 11:19 PM, Blogger Lady Celestria said...

People seriously calm down, this show of retardedness is exactly what [GM]Dave writes against. So what if the blog is slowing down, yes I have enjoyed it and I’m sure I shall continue to enjoy it but my words some of you are demanding weirdo’s who obviously spend far too much time on the internet. Go get a job and stop telling somebody how to write their blog

 
At 3:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right, take your time.

Looking forward to the next great story.

 
At 4:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, i'm just here to defend James and his friend. No, i'm not james, anyways, it's not funny to say such things and waste ur time reading about him, sure go and enjoy yourself, by the way, by saying that someone is a retard, means he really sucks at english. And anyways, the people that keep saying you fail at life! ya sure, you havn't meeted them yet. My brother gave me this adress, and i went in on it, and readed about the things James said. I can't really understand how you can defend [GM]Dave, you all know it's not for real, seriously. I think he's just a stupid fag never reached level 75 and kept bragging that he's a GM, i bet you heard a Gm's problem and decided to start a blogg about it, you can't say people fail at life, i mean wtf. Your working in a game for god sake. You're the one that fail at life. I bet most will defend [Newbie]Dave, and say that i fail at life etc. Sure say that, but it's not true. I have a wonderful life. By the way i'm from sweden, make up something about that, please. I mean you keep making up things, just make up something else about this post.

By the way Dave, you sir, fail at life. That ain't a lie anyways, sorry.
Gl with your thief or whatever class you're playing, james.
Be happy that you got so many comments, liar. Hope a girl rapes you, loser.

By the way, Jennifer, yes you, you look like shit, seriously, i bet you lost your virganity with a loser like dave.

 
At 5:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...."davesucks"....

...Words fail me...

 
At 7:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I really find amusing is the fact that that toolbox felt the need to spam each and every last one of Dave's posts with that garbage.

 

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