Hey SMTU Members
I hope this message finds you all well and enjoying the weekend wonderfully. It has been ages that I last posted an update and I feel confident that quite a few of you have asked several times if the union is dead?
Rest assured no Mudo or Hama spells have been casted on the union but as Leader, I feel it is my responbility to tell you the reasons of my much delayed response.
Towards the end of the summer 2006. I had severely injured my right knee which resulted in my Cruciate Ligament being completely ripped apart. I needed an immediate operation which consisted of replacing the torn Cruciate Ligament with an Artificial Graft. The operation was a complete sucsess but I had to endure 7 months of isolation due to extensive psyiotherapy.
The 7 months were ate away video games, music albums, novels, movies, internet\chatting by the dozens and extensive psyiotherapy. In April 2007 finally I was free to enjoy life outside once more
From that time onwards, a lot of things happened by my hand and choice. I went abroad several times, enjoyed outside activities as often as I could, started writing fiction literature, left my full time job after 6 years being employed and currently continuing my education.
Having 7 months completely spent on eating away at my hobbies and enduring extensive psyiotherapy seem to have taken their toll on me and I had spent a LOT of time away from the internet\forums, spending much less time on my hobbies, and whatnot thus the reason why I lost contact with this union (alongside many other forums, messageboards etc.). Although the time consumed wasn't all negative. It gave me time to reflect on many areas I never made time before to think about and I made the necessary adjustments in order to lead a more productive life. One of the less important areas was spending too much time on profile sites, unecessary messageboards, blogs and whatnot. Thus I had decided to delete several accounts and spend time more productively.
The Shin Megami Tensei union was spared from this 'holocaust' but now I'm certain I wish to step down as leader. I am not making time for this union which is very unfortunate and also shameful for me that I hadn't chosen a sucsessor during all this time. As we all know, this is the only Shin Megami Tensei exclusive union on Gamespot and IT DESERVES much more respect.
Thus I am offering my place with immediate effect. All interested candidates please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject 'SMTU Leader Application' with your details, history with SMT games, why you feel you'll be a good leader for the union? and what plans do you have for the union's future? A candidate will be chosen and promoted to leader at a later date.
I also intend to discuss some plans with the current Officers of the union and post a few updates before stepping down as leader.
As a final word I'd like to say that although I am removing myself as leader I intend to be an OfficerModerator because I will still be giving support to this union in one form or another. I'm still an avid rpg gamer and my love for SMT has grown much more with the PAL release of Persona 3 and the soon to be Persona 3: Fes, Persona 4 and Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha VS. the King of Abaddon. Some things will never change
A big thank you to all of you for being so patient and loyal.
Sam Spiteri A.K.A MetallisampostmortemMT