Hey. It's been about 4 years since I've been active on this account. I have no idea about the current status of MyAnimeList, or how many of my old friends from 2014-2015 are still alive on here, but if you do read this, then let me get you up to date on what's happened to me since I left.
First off, I'd like to say I'm sorry for leaving so suddenly. My memory's pretty hazy about why I left so quickly, but I can definitely explain why I haven't come back in a long time. You see, I've been more involved on Twitch, and it's basically taken over my life in terms of how I entertain myself, aside from gaming. Ever since I started watching Twitch, my involvement in watching anime has disappeared entirely, like a new chapter in my life had unfolded right before me. And to that extent, because I left without saying a word about this migration, I'm deeply sorry to all my friends, club owners, and patrons of my cards.
Second, I would love to get back into the cardmaking business, I really do! The problem is that my ideals on what I used to do for cardmaking don't align with my ideals on graphics design today. I'd have to rebrand the formula entirely, essentially start over from square one, which I fear wouldn't work out well for me overall. Granted, I have better tools to help me make that stuff possible (like Photoshop instead of GIMP), I still don't think it would be helpful with my physical ability, aesthetic, and satisfaction with the overall product. To put it simply, I just don't think I would produce cards that are good enough. You could probably convince me to try in the comments, but for now, I just don't have the time or aspiration to continue.
And for those of you who read this and have ordered from the Gintama edition, I'm sorry but those files are lost, meaning the edition won't be completed and sent out. I'm truly sorry about that.
Third, and this doesn't really need to be said, but I have changed a lot since 2014-2015. I'm out of high school and am now a junior in college studying graphics design. My entire attitude and personality has really changed from what I've noticed compared to... what I have written in this bio. (Sorry, my memory's very hazy about most of this stuff.) My interests have... kinda changed but not really??? The main difference is that I'm more into gaming than anime, as is explained by the fact that I've migrated to Twitch.
DON'T GET THIS WRONG, I'M STILL A HUGE WEEB, I JUST DON'T WATCH ANIME THAT MUCH ANYMORE!
For the most part, my weeb aesthetic is expressed in paying monthly for a lot of anime Twitch sub emotes, owning a lot of waifu plushes, and playing anime games (like Etrian Odyssey!). Other than that, I'm just not the same weeb that I was in 2014-2015.
So, in conclusion, don't expect me to be the same person I was 4 years ago as I am today. I'm a lot more woken up and mature compared to, I guess, bubbly and cute (AYAYA). It's just something that's changed for me in the past few years. Not much I can do about it. Sorry.
And finally, I guess I can do a quick life update since 2015. Obviously, I've graduated from high school and am in college. I originally started with computer science for a major, but after 1.5 years I switched over to graphics design. Currently, I'm rather unhappy with what I'm learning in that department because it's advanced and not what I'm looking for in my pursuit for a career. I've decided on being a 3D animator/game developer, and instead I'm learning about publications. To be quite honest, I think I'm just lost and don't know what I want to do in the future, but I'm looking into a possible transfer to another college so I can find a better education and go back to computer science, possibly just minoring in graphics design. I'm willing to give less vague details if you would like to request them.
Now, my involvement on Twitch is kinda huge (questionable, and I dunno how many will care about this). I spend at least $50/month on emotes and supporting my favorite streamers, watch several various streamers like a wandering nomad, and moderate for 5 streamers. I do what I can, but I love Twitch and having somewhat of a reputation around there. I've basically become almost an encyclopedia for Twitch and streamers. Need a streamer suggestion? I can help you out with that, especially considering the number of weeaboo streamers I know. Now I don't stream myself because I don't have the proper equipment, but I'd love to get started in the next year if I can!
And with my passion for gaming, it's seriously developed in 4 years. Mainly I've focused on the more competitive side of things alongside of casual games like Etrian Odyssey. Speedrunning, for example, is a passion of mine. Tried my hands on a lot of games to speedrun, got one world record (but not recorded), and have ideas for future speed games. My current speed game is Furi, soon to be Katana Zero when that drops. I'm also really into esports now. In fact, I'm trying to play Smash Ultimate competitively, and I'm the team captain for my college's newly formed Smash team. Truth is, I'm not great, but I'm trying to learn. I also have BBTAG on my Switch with a fight stick but Smash does come first.
Oh, and on that note of BBTAG, Ruby Rose is still my No. 1 waifu if you were curious, but I do have an OC who's just as great.
I could say so much more, but I don't wanna turn this update away from its original intentions. If you have any other questions about myself, feel free to message me and I will gladly talk.
So TL;DR, I'm not dead, I just moved onto a different community platform super suddenly and developed as a person. And let it be known, the purpose of this update was to explain everything as to why I disappeared and what's happened. Why should you care? Well... I would love to reconnect with my old MAL friends and possibly try getting back into the community! I absolutely would do this! The issue is that I know things aren't the same as they were 4 years ago, although I don't know the exacts and how much it's changed. I reviewed some of the old clubs that I was affiliated with and noticed that most, if not all of them, are dead. I guess this means the only other option for me would be to start over, which I'm really sad about. Nevertheless, if you send me a club invite, I'll probably join it just to start over with the reputation.
In the meantime, I will rebrand this profile page, update the text, and maybe the graphics if I can find time to do so. I will also be changing my display name from Aerauro67 to Auro_Z. This shouldn't be too huge, but my only concern is that it's too big of a change. If you've made cards for me before, don't be insulted by this or anything, I still appreciate you had my name on them. Just know, it is my new brand.
If you've made it this far into this message, and again I emphasize that I have not even the slightest clue how many will read this (if anyone at all), then I thank you for reading, and I'm sorry for leaving. If you would like to get into contact with me again, there's always the messaging system here, or even my comments page. I'll check it while I can! I've also got Twitter and Discord, links and tags along the side. Don't use the Skype tag in 'My Things', I've moved on to Discord and don't have Skype on any devices.
Thanks again for reading, and I hope to be back here soon :)
My username is originated into three sections: Aer = Aerin, Auro = Auro, 67 = Combat level in Runescape by the time I made this username. It all makes sense if you were to read my stories. I'm an amateur story writer, drawer, and now card maker. A little tidbit, I'm slightly autistic, but it's not such a big deal, only Asburgers. My favorite game series is Etrian Odyssey. I love the series so much and I own all the games. I also greatly enjoy RoosterTeeth's RWBY (Ruby Rose is the best character <3) Also, please do take caution of any insanity that may come from me. Because that is normal. Just deal with it. Any other questions, go ahead and ask me ^^
I'll accept random friend requests and "most" random club invites, so don't be shy :)PLEASEDOFRIENDREQUESTMEIMSOLONELYGODDAMMIT
Skype: Aerauro67 (feel free to add me please)
3DS: 0903-3286-3008 Auro
--Friend Safari: Dragon--Dragonair, Gabite, Druddigon
Could someone find me on Pokemon Showdown as well? >3<
Coming soon! Yeah, except for the part that I'm such a lazy bastard when it comes to writing my stories because I've got no motivation, a lot of card editions on my mind, and officially no place to post the chapters I've already written and posted elsewhere before I left said place. So just fuck off until I find a good solution to all three problems, god dammit =3=