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Reno F

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  1. Reno F added a post in a topic Shine Magical's journal   

    Congratulations on your test!
    When you feel ready, get your to do list and start crossing some stuff to build momentum!
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  2. Reno F added a post in a topic Freaking out...   

    Good Job, Craig!
    This is a big step. One of the biggest. You should be really proud of yourself! Keep on reading, the advice in there is solid.
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  3. Reno F added a post in a topic LilX Journal.   

    Hey, big fan of South Park and Canadians here!
    Good luck on your challenges, they seem very tough but doable!
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  4. Reno F added a post in a topic My Journal - SpiNips   

    Mozart and Vivaldi: +1
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  5. Reno F added a post in a topic [NSFW] Marquess' journal (Cute emo girls inside!)   

    I had to do it once, in a job interview for an engineering position at a big company.
    When applying for a driver's license in Brazil, you have to do a similar activity. Instead of cutting images from magazines, you have to draw a picture. I've known people who failed at it.
    It is not kindergarden stuff, although it looks so. They are psychological exams.

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  6. Reno F added a post in a topic Tool, not a Toy   

    Welcome in, plum_chum!
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  7. Reno F added a post in a topic New Member   

    If you search for answers, you will find them.
    Welcome, Circle!
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  8. Reno F added a post in a topic Beyond the Detox   

    Favorite temple is Nanzen-ji, actually, my favorite place in Kyoto! Haven't been to Ohara and Sanzen-in yet, I heard Ohara is very nice!
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  9. Reno F added a post in a topic 2-hour play after 8 months game-free   

    @hycniejsy Let the past be in the past. Thank you for your kind compliments, Hycniejsy!
    @Cam Adair Exactly. Thanks for taking the time to comment!
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  10. Reno F added a post in a topic Beyond the Detox   

    Hi everyone!
    After 8 months without touching a game, two days ago I played 2 hours of it. It was more like a peek on the past, rather than a relapse, and I didn't like what I saw.
    You can read the experience here.
    Hope everyone is doing well!
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  11. Reno F added a topic in Relapse   

    2-hour play after 8 months game-free
    Hi folks, it's been a while!
    1st of all, this is not a relapse post. At least not in the way I see my experience. Allow me to explain it.
    I quit playing on the 15th of July, 2016 (the date might be off +/- 5 days, I don't remember the exact day). From that moment on, my life changed in a good way. It definitely hasn't been an easy ride, but as the time went by, I felt less afraid and more confident with the decisions I was making for myself. I make myself responsible for whatever happens to me - I don't want it any other way. I found purpose on writing and started writing short stories for the very first time in my life. I am currently working on my second story with plans to self publish them as soon as I get the second one done.
    Fast forwading to 2 days ago. I was triggered. Nothing unusual, really. Yet, last week I watched some video games videos on YouTube, more than I wanted to. I endured being triggered day after day. On friday, I decided to give in. "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yeld to it" - Oscar Wylde. I got myself a Sega Genesis emulator and played two rounds of Streets of Rage 3 (about 2 hours of gameplay, maybe less). Here is what I thought about the experience:
    First game was fun. Game Over screen, I couldn't beat it. I decided to play it again. "My addiction is kicking in" - I thought as I pressed start button for a new game.During play, I started to think about the things I should be doinginstead: the dishes, hang the clothes from the washing machine, write my story, tide up the room (I'd be receiving guests the next day), exercise, etc. I started to feel anxious. I wanted to stop, but I couldn't, not until I had lives and continues. I started to play faster, trying to speed run the game.After my second "Game Over" (still didn't beat the game on the second run) I stopped. My hands were shaking, I was nervous. I was thinking of what to answer if asked "How did you spend your day?" - even having played for "only" 2 hours.The experience wasn't satisfying. Not only that, it wasn't as fun as I remembered, not even close. The fun curve dropped really fast. I could easily think of 100 things that I could have done that would be more fun than spending those 2 hours gaming.If anything, these 2 hours completed my cycle with video games. I don't feel that my story with games is incomplete anymore, just as I thought it was at the end of my detox. I truly moved on, without being aware of it.
    About 8 years ago, I used to drink A LOT of soda while playing dominoes with some friends. Today I can't drink more than two sips of it. Video games went right in to the same place that soda is in my life's shelf.
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  12. Reno F added a post in a topic I'm so close to relapse   

    Congratulations on not relapsing!
    There will be ups and downs. I'm 7 months in and I'm sure someone who is game free for longer can say the same. Learn to float on the wave.
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  13. Reno F added a post in a topic Focus?   

    I think every activity requires a different approach.
    It is important to know what is taking your focus away. If you don't know who's your enemy, you can't "fight back".
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  14. Reno F added a post in a topic What did you do after quitting gaming?   

    I'm writing short stories. I am working to have self published at least 6 short stories in 2017. I have found purpose in writing and I expect to make a living out of it eventually.
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  15. Reno F added a post in a topic We need to spread the message of how life can be so much better...   

    I liked these
    Don't play with meI didn't like the rulesI quit your gameAnd would add these:
    Level up your lifeDrop your controllersThink you're good enough? 
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