When you walk down path of the cemetary, you finally stop at a lone and solitary grave. As the moon rises up in the sky it reveals a crumbling tombstone that reads: “Here rests the blog of Raistlin0903. It will never return to the land of WordPress”. You gaze up at the unforgiving heavens, screaming your outrage. Especially at the creator of that blog. How could that guy just turn his back at us? Why did he not even say goodbye? Sighing you now turn YOUR back, your anger still fuming. But just when you start to walk away you hear something. With unbelieving eyes you watch in amazement when you see the ground at the grave is beginning to stir. A pale hand suddenly emerges, clutching a tablet  that slowly turns on. Your eyes focus on the words that seem to appear from out of nowhere on the screen. Four single words are repeated over and over again: Back from the grave…..Could it be? Is some kind of mystical force responsible for finally resurrecting a blog that everyone thought was lost to the sands of time? Looking upwards to the sky, you finally feel hope again. Although against better judgement you know that usually hope is the denial of reality. In this case though, you are willing to make an exception to that rule…..

Yes……I’m back.

Yes…I’m enthusiastic about my return! It feels a bit like this!

Okay, that intro was a little bit melodramatic and maybe even totally over the top. On the other hand I thought it would serve as a nice set up for you guys to finally say: Yes I am back! Shockingly it’s been three months since my last post and my last well, how to say this, semi-return I guess is a good word for it? Since then my health which already wasn’t too well, became even worse. So bad in fact that I eventually had to stay home from work for more than three weeks, which is the longest sick time I have ever taken in my life. I have had the “pleasure” of having taken pretty much every test known to man all of which yielded no results. Combined with my father’s health, and a lot of other stuff, I eventually became very sad and depressed and pretty much went into a very dark place. I’m really very sorry for not even giving any updates and being absent for such a long time. But before this becomes seriously depressing things are finally beginning to brighten. Some new meds have started to lessen my stomache pain (which seems to be my irratible bowel disease after all), and I’m finally able to enjoy doing stuff again, including picking up a lot of neglected hobbies. One of them being my blog. I have been hard at work these past few weeks on writing new posts, and thinking up some new features for my blog and I’m delighted to finally show you what you can expect in the upcoming weeks.

Same old, same old….

Really? After being away for three months all you have is the same old stuff??!!

My blog has always been a multi topic blog, and that isn’t going to change. If you are new to my blog, or have forgotten what it is I do here (well duh Raistlin, you were the one who decided to disappear for 3 months), here is a short recap/look to the future. I have an enormous amount of hobbies (so many in fact that I often have trouble just saying what my hobbies really are). But because of this I am never bored, and also don’t have to worry about thinking up what to write about. Admittedly though some posts are easier to write than others, but I guess everyone here who has a blog knows a little bit about that. Movies, tv-shows, anime, books, boardgames are pretty much the main subjects that you can expect to find here. Because of my health and mental issues over the past few months I’ve missed out on quite a number of things, especially when it comes to movies and anime. However, that just means I have to catch up to a lot of things, and write reviews on them! I already have quite a number of posts lined up for both anime and movies, but you will just have to stick around and find out what they will be about! (Yeah, I know…..I am horrible sometimes).

New Features

Ooohhh….so there is something new after all!!

Business as usual isn’t the only thing you can expect though. I have two new features to present to you that will make an appearance here very soon! But that’s not all.

New Look

A small glimpse of the new home page.

The outward appearance of my blog hasn’t changed ever since I started writing on it. But now for the first time ever, I did a major overhaul and gave it a whole new look. I hope you like it, as honestly I was pretty scared of changing it. Mostly because I just really lack computer skills, but also because maybe it would totally ruin things. I think it has turned out pretty cool, but I will let you be the judge of that. So please let me know!

Retro Raist

The Retro Raist logo

The people that have been following me for a while now, know that I am huge 80’s buff. I love that era and everything in it, but I also am pretty fond of the era that followed it: the 90’s. Retro Raist will be a new returning feature where I write about something that was made in one of those two eras. It can be a game, an anime, a movie or tv-show. If it’s from the 80’s or 90’s you can find it here! This new feature will kick things off with a competition that classic anime fans will be especially interested in.

Raist’s Collection

The Raist’s Collection logo

As stated previously I have a huge amount of hobbies. And when I am particularly enthusiastic about something I have this tendency to buy way too much stuff of whatever that thing is. In this second new feature I will be showing you some of the things in my personal collection. Through a series of pictures of these collectables, as well as of course a background story I hope to provide you with some entertaining posts. And at the same time make you green with envy.

Final thoughts

So…is this the point where you will disappear again?

Well, that’s it for this first post. I can hear you thinking right now: “Well this is all very interesting but what’s to say that he will stick around now”. Good question. Honestly, I can’t make a promise that my health will stay the way it is now. I still feel like I’m living with a ticking time bomb inside of me, that can go off at any second. On the other hand, I haven’t felt this good in quite a while, so I’m going to try and stay optimistic and keep the faith so to speak. Another thing that’s different this time is that a lot of posts have already been written and are only waiting on me to hit the publish button. In other words, you can expect new content from me for the next couple of weeks. But with me being back I will also try to return to my customary blog stalking, as I’m also pretty curious to see what you are all up to. Now if you will excuse me, I think I’m going to take a shower to get rid of all that grave dirt. Being buried for a while doesn’t do wonders for your personal hygiene…..