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

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?

~Anathema

A:

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!

-Kirito