This journal is in two halves: the first is a life update, and the second is about MOC groupshots.
It looks like I’ve done a reflection journal every other year, going off two data points (let’s not delve into pre-2011 Rahiden, shall we?). I’ll keep it brief.
On the whole, 2016 was… eh. Neutral. I think we can all agree that 2016 was a bit of a shambles globally-speaking, though the repercussions have yet to make any tangible impact on my personal life so I shan’t let that bother me. On paper you could argue that my year was pretty substantial: I got a good grade in my exams this year, I dated a
Quick update journal!
As you've probably gathered, university has brought my deviantArt activity to a virtual halt; this is the first journal I've written in almost a year, and I've only made one MOC so far in 2016. This is more of a statement than an apology, I suppose... Bionicle is towards the bottom of my priorities list now (below academics, many extracurriculars, and maintenance of a sufficient social life) and that's just how it is. There's material for a future journal on the topic of Guilty Sadness but I shan't make any promises about whether it'll come into fruition.
Anyway, the main point of this journal is to say that I won't be
I used to be a hostile atheist.
I used to be that kid who would actively try to convince others that science, and thus atheism, was the only true way to live life, and that the beliefs of religion were simply wrong. “Look at all this evidence!” I would say. “We’ve proven this stuff! How can you still cling to that outdated nonsense?”
I used to enjoy mocking the Bible’s inconsistencies back when I wrote my first ever essay-style journal entry in early 2012, titled ‘My thoughts on religion’. While much of the material in it still applies, I detest that entry because it misses the point entirely