In the last year, i was an Zelda fan. Now i am an Brony, and addicted to the internet. I've forgotten the joys of how it was to sit down on an couch, simply grab an SNES controller, and play some Starfox, ALTTP or Super Mario World.
I've forgotten my schoolwork, and how important it is. I've forgotten the awesome music of the Zelda series... But today, i opened up an youtube bar, getting some music to make me more relaxed, while i do my homework, and prepare for the exams. And randomly opened up an 16 minute zelda meledy. And there they were. The memories. The games. This thing i've done my whole life, forgotten, like an old toy. And i think... Should i abandon the internet? Should i abandon my addiction? I wont ask my friends, my family, or my girlfriend. I ask you. Mabye you can help me decide? There's so many thing's i'd like to do, so many games to play, so many new consoles to discover... And it all stands behind this... I ask of you, your opinion on this. What shalt i do?
You can start by stop using this "word". Seriously. I love many things, like say... the Persona series, but I don't go around saying "I'm a Personabro" or anything of the sort. I don't define myself by one thing that I like. Not to mention that being a "brony" isn't related to the rest of your predicament.
As for the rest, you have to learn how to balance it. Know when to take a break. You can use youtube and stuff to listen to music while doing work, but don't get sidetracked by it.
I use internet for interaction mainly, and some online gaming, as well as getting news and gaming information. It's an outlet to the world that's unlike any other, really. No TV or anything can match it.
Do whatever the heck you want in the moment you want it.
If you're doing some stuff online and suddenly are like "Hey, I suddenly want to stop Ganon from ruling the world or whatever the heck he's planning" then get off that computer, sit on that couch, and turn that SNES on so you can stop Ganon from ruling the world or whatever the heck he's planning. If you're battling against the forces of evil and suddenly are like "Hey, I suddenly want to know what's going on in the online world", then turn that SNES off, get off that couch, and go to that computer and start browsing the internet so you know what's going on in the online world.
So yeah, you don't have to abandon anything, if you feel like doing something, just do it.
Maybe, but the year I started playing FFXI was the year I became a good high GPA student and before then I sucked. It has been that way ever sense, though probably not because of FFXI.
Opinions on Fi because banner: I really like Fi for her character design but the way she is used in the game is, IMO, part of a direction Nintendo has been going since WW that I disapprove of: having the game play the game for you.