I participated some months ago in a thread regarding the effectiveness of Ninjutsu and in particular Soke Hatasumi and got far too involved in the thoughts of others. Particularly in regard to a certain member who had had, certain thoughts in another part of the forum, in which I tried to console them. To my shame, I for some reason or another brought this outer conversation (totally unrelated) into the discussion at hand, and was (quite rightly) banned for a certain amount of time. The people and moderators involved know who they are, and to all I apologize, not only for wasting their time, but for the fact I insulted a certain person that was most likely in the most dire need of understanding. My apologies to those tho do not know me (or anything about this incident) and the melodramatic connotations this whole post may entail, but as a self imposed punishment I wished to make this public apology for all those concerned, not for self aggrandisement but out of genuine humility (and humiliation on my own part) The comments made at that time where said during a particularly hard part of my life (not that this excuses it one jot) and I hope that all those involved can forgive me. Thank you all, and thank you for listening (particularly those I bored senseless).