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Question #90101 posted on 07/18/2017 7:44 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

As some background, one aspect of my life changed completely unexpectedly, and kind of drastically (I feel too dramatic actually saying 'drastically') a few hours ago, and I've just been going around in a bemused daze ever since. The change isn't necessarily for the worse, but it's not necessarily for the better either; it's just different. Anyways, because this feeling caused by the unexpected change is so foreign to me, it made me wonder: have any of you experienced something similar? A feeling of total surprise and bewilderment, with some possible nostalgia for what was just yesterday, but neither good nor bad?



Dear Anathema,

It sounds like whatever you went through was sort of a big deal. I don't mean to trivialize your experience, but my story is a bit sillier in nature.

Over the last year I had been watching Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden. Between the two shows, that's over 700 episodes telling one giant story. It had become a constant in my life. I've never experienced a story more epic or compelling. And a few months ago, all of a sudden it was over. I wasn't sure what to do with my free time anymore. I missed the characters, the story, and the world. After awhile I unsubscribed from Crunchyroll Premium because I simply wasn't watching much on there anymore.

Just last week, I was at work minding my own business, when I was suddenly overcome by how much I miss Naruto. What story can ever compete with what that one did for me? I missed it so bad that I was somewhat useless for the rest of the day.

Anyways, it's a silly story. But I know what you mean about life being suddenly different. It's happened to me several times in various things, some serious, some not.

Best of luck!