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On 01/14/2023 at 04:35 PM by Matt Snee

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Hello everyone, I'm sorry I've been away for so long. It's been a crazy two years, and part of that is I had to take some time to myself to sort out my brain. 

My last post here was the end of September in 2001. It had been a rough year, and I was feeling quite lost, and then in November of that year, my German Shepherd died quite unexpectedly, and it was sort of a sad Christmas. Then, on January 2nd, I went to the emergency room at the recommendation of a doctor. I had appendicitis. They told me it would be a quick surgery, and I'd be out in a day, but in the meantime my appendix burst, and they had to slice me to pieces to clean me all up. I ended up being in the hospital for six nights, unable to move, hardly able to breathe, in great pain. 

My poor mom visited me and was a real trooper. At the same time, her brother was dying of leukemia, and she was a wreck. 

But, I got out of the hospital, and it took about three months for me to recover from my surgery. The whole experience was very difficult, the most difficult thing I've been through, and I've been through some crazy shit.

Anyway, for some reason I don't understand, I started painting once I recovered, first just with oil pastels on small pieces of paper, and now, a year later, I'm painting canvases out in the backyard, and I'm getting a big easel for my birthday next week. I love it. I've tried a lot of mediums over the course of my life. But something about painting makes me the happiest I've ever been. 

There were some other things that happened... my other dog Zach died, but he was 15, so it wasn't a surprise, and in the late summer, we got a new German Shepherd, Molly. 

The good news of all this is I've been playing a lot of video games. I beat Tales of Arise and I'm 80 hours into Person 5 Royale. I also bought a Steam Deck and I absolutely love it. I use it as a handheld, but also docked with a PS5 controller. And I've been playing lots of other stuff too. 

Anyway, I hope you are well. I missed Pixlbit. But I had a real crucible to go through. Sealed



Cary Woodham

01/15/2023 at 09:13 PM

Great to hear from you!  It's been a rough decade so far, hasn't it?  Hope you get a chance to stick around and listen to my podcasts and read my blogs and reviews!

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/31/2023 at 06:47 AM

Yeah, it's been crazy. I'm looking forward to your blogs!


01/17/2023 at 10:33 PM

Yikes, that's a lot of stuff to go through! Sorry to hear about your dog. Taco Belle, right? And a ruptured appendix. That's rough. Glad to see you back though.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/31/2023 at 06:48 AM

Thanks! Ah, Taco Belle died a while back. My dogs Zach and Lottie died last year though. Yes, we love dogs. Laughing


01/18/2023 at 02:05 PM

Glad you made it (is that a song?). But seriously, welcome back. I've seen your painting on Facebook and am impressed. Keep it up! The creative arts are the best thing ever. One of these days I'll get back to it myself. 

The Steam Deck sounds really great. I got into a discussion with a Gamestop salesman recently that renewed my interest in Steam and its console. 

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/31/2023 at 06:48 AM


There's no time like the present to be creative! Laughing

Joaquim Mira Media Manager

01/25/2023 at 11:52 PM

I've never seen you play so much videogames, so I'm glad that painting has made you happy to also do the other things that you love.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/31/2023 at 06:49 AM

Thanks. I didn't think about it like that. But maybe you're right, maybe that's why I have been relaxed enough to game lately. 

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