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#1 drummerockband


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Posted March 31, 2018 - 06:55 PM

Hi everyone, long time no see. If someone of you don't recognize me, I used to author here since C3 began and in December 2016, I suddenly stopped coming here and halted all customs I was currently making. For those who I was currently working on customs with at the time, let me say this that I am extremely sorry and I cannot apologize enough for what I did. I left a couple of very talented authors so suddenly without explanation and I hope they are able to forgive me. They didn't deserve it.


Now, you may be asking "Why did you leave? You had some great projects going I was very much looking forward to." Well, I guess it's hard for me to say lightly but when I was here last, I was struggling with a very hard addiction and had bad health problems which ultimately made me really depressed and lonely. I had started these projects because I wanted something to look forward to and hopefully get my mind off of things. I got so carried away with all the songs I wanted to author and ultimately hyped up a lot of songs in my projects that, at the end of the day, was struggling to complete and finish. My addiction continued to ruin my life and that's when I decided I couldn't do this anymore. So, I left C3 and stopped playing Rock Band entirely. It felt like a part of my life had died, because I loved C3 and this community so much, and I felt so horrible because a couple of authors had been counting on me with collaborations, but for some reason, the joy I had in creating Rock Band customs and coming here had started to disappear.


So why am I writing this now? Well, I'm very happy to say that I am 95% over my addiction and while it's been a rough year and a half, I feel like things are getting better. I'm finding life more enjoyable and I've started to get into Rock Band again and it's great! I just feel like I needed this time to myself to really think about where my life was going and what I wanted in life. I want to thank every single person who has enjoyed my customs through the years and who has supported me, as well as all the friends I've made here at this amazing community.


So now what? Well, I can't promise anything right now, but I've began to dabble in Reaper again to maybe make more custom songs again. I don't want to hype up all these songs that I can't deliver again, so I think I just need to author when I feel like it and hopefully release more songs in the future. I won't be announcing any big projects, and I really need to just work by myself now I think. I will continue to be active here once again and will be enjoying all the great songs that people here love to share.


Thank you for reading and I hope you all have a great Easter weekend.

- Brendan


#2 Farottone


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Posted March 31, 2018 - 07:03 PM

Welcome back man, it's always great to see you around. :)

#3 Dangus

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Posted March 31, 2018 - 07:13 PM

It's always good to see people get over addictions/depression/other health issues! Glad to see you are back and doing much better! :)

#4 Jimi369



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Posted March 31, 2018 - 07:38 PM

Youve been missed. There is no such thing as enough people making positive contributions, regardless of what form they come in. Welcome back!

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#5 Atruejedi

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Posted March 31, 2018 - 07:46 PM

Hi! I don't know you and you don't know me, but I've enjoyed the fruits of your labor and am glad to know you're doing better. If you ever feel up for a collaboration in the future, hit me up! For now, take care and enjoy the other fruits that have ripened in your absence.

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#6 AJFOne23

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Posted March 31, 2018 - 08:08 PM


#7 Mandrag

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Posted March 31, 2018 - 08:15 PM

Great to hear from you again! Been enjoying your work time and time again since you left, all the way from Weird Al to your great taste in Christmas classics. Glad to hear you are doing better and enjoy life! Also great that Rock band can be a part of it all again, it is such a spice. Welcome back!

#8 Fat Ha1p3rt

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Posted March 31, 2018 - 09:34 PM

It's great to hear from you my man.

#9 Koopa2215

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Posted March 31, 2018 - 11:48 PM

Welcome back man, I also want to thank you for helping me learn how to chart drums with your drum authoring tutorial. 


#10 Bansheeflyer



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Posted April 1, 2018 - 07:19 AM

Good to see you!

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#11 GreenPanda12

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Posted April 2, 2018 - 06:20 AM

YAY!! So glad to see you back buddy!!


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#12 Funk Meister Freud

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Posted April 2, 2018 - 01:30 PM

Wow, it's always awesome to hear when someone is back on the road to reclaiming their life from the clutches of addiction, depression and loneliness. I wish you the very best that life can offer you with all it's endless possibilities! Keep fighting the good fight and it's my hope that more love, laughter and the joy for living be constant companions on your journey to recovery. Congratulations on what you've achieved thus far! :rock:  :D

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#13 drummerockband


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Posted April 2, 2018 - 02:07 PM

Thanks for all the kind words! It really means a lot to me! Glad to be back :)

#14 phanff

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Posted April 12, 2018 - 05:08 AM

DUDE!  WELCOME BACK!  We missed ya!  Glad to hear everything is going great for you again!  Totally deserve it!

#15 samjjones

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Posted April 16, 2018 - 02:34 PM

Welcome back, and let us know if there's anything that any of us can do to help with the remaining 5% of the addiction.

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