So I haven’t posted anything in almost 2 years. TWO YEARS. That’s just plain unacceptable but it is what it is. I plan on posting more and maybe even micro-podcasting again. Talk is cheap, we’ll see what actually transpires in 2015. Here are a few detailed updates as to what has been going on in my world (wall of text warning!):
I have to be honest, after moving across the country, I’ve lost my love for the game. I’ve had a few really bad encounters with the WNY airsoft community and it’s left a sour taste in my mouth for the game in general. This has led to a complete departure for me from airsoft. I don’t surf blogs, news sites, keep up with the trends, play in any capacity and even stopped fondling gear. This is 100% my fault because I forgot what airsoft is all about. Friends. The game is what you make it and I unknowingly chose to make it uncomfortable and weird. It’s my solemn resolve to change this and make more of an effort to get over myself and start enjoying airsoft for what it is: a game.
The major reason I dropped out of airsoft in 2014 was due to health. Not mine, my wife’s. In the same year she had to deal with pneumonia which lead to the discovery of cancer. I spent the better part of the year taking care of her and making sure my little family unit stayed intact. Many of my hobbies were put on the back burner and rightfully so. The medical bills (even with private insurance) are staggering to say the least! Now that my wife is on the mend, I can start exploring getting back into the game. Not as deep as I was, but maybe dip my big toe back into the shallow end.
I sold off much of the old OPSEC Airsoft broadcasting hardware when the show shut down in 2012 but kept a few small items “just in case” the podcasting bug ever bit me again. I’m not sure it has but I’m kicking around the idea of doing a short show about airsoft, not nearly as big/complex as OPSEC but something just as fun. Should I? Is there any interest outside of my own? Let me know.
Normally I like to play as apart of a team working together w/sound tactics and clear mission objectives but without said team, it’s near impossible to get that experience from pick-up players. Before my old SoCal team was active, I use to snipe almost exclusively for 2 years. I used a Maruzen Type96 w/a TM MP5K PDW backup and had an absolute blast. I’ve since sold both a while ago but have replacements ready and waiting. This time I’m going for Javelin M24 and KWA KMP9 combo. I’ll be documenting the upgrading of the M24 as parts come in as well as possibly making a new ghillie suit (my old desert-themed ghillie doesn’t do so well in WNY terrain) so be sure to check back for updates.
Now we come to 2015. I’ve come to realize I only have maybe 1 or 2 friends in WNY that actually play airsoft on the regular. It’s been a long time since I’ve had such a small airsoft friend set, like 15 years+. I plan to snipe again and start working on getting back into field shape. Hopefully by May I will be buying new BDUs (ATACS/FG) and hitting the field on the regular.