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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Save Steve Campaign
« on: July 13, 2018, 06:39:08 PM »
Hanging in there.  Some days are good, some are bad.  My lab reports/blood work is terrible.  My GFR, kidney function, is at 12% now.  I'll begin dialysis next month most likely.  My wife, Jordan, was tested and is a match, but there's still a bunch of time before I can do the transplant.  They are also still trying to discover the nature of the disease that reoccured and killed my transplant.  It's the same disease that originally killed my kidneys.  It's been affecting my transplant for the last two years, but just went critical this year.

It sucks.  I feel terrible a lot, but the support I've had from everyone has been amazing.  I'll make the road back. 


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As much as it sucks, I'll probably start feeling better after I begin dialysis.  Then maybe I can get a couple people to help me and send out more stuff.  Right now, I'm just trying to get through days.

People are always super aggro in the Kickstarter Comments.  I understand the frustration, but there's only so much I can do right now.  And it's just me, we're not some corporation or even really a company.  But I will get everything out, eventually.  I'm not just going to give up and let it fallow like some campaigns.  I really like the box and stuff we have and I want people to have it.  I just hope that at least 5% of the people who are super aggro really WANT the stuff and don't just want to bitch.

One dude who I sent the stuff to, well, I sent him a little extra to be nice and give a little "sorry about" the delay.  Dude put the stuff on EBAY the DAY he got it and tried to sell it for like $200 bucks.  Sigh.



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Still working on it, when I can. 


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Quest for Infamy / Re: Looking for kyser wood
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:46:59 AM »
Colin, I'm so glad you're playing QFI and asking questions!  Please, ask away.  The guys here are helpful, and I'll try and chime in when I can.  (I'm one of the guys who wrote and made the game.)

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Quest for Infamy / Re: Trying to get diary
« on: June 14, 2018, 04:44:14 PM »
Thank god I have you guys, because off the top of my head I can't remember how the hell to get it.  And I wrote the damn game.  My head is too full!!

I'll check my notes...


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She gets a lot of undue flak in this whole thing.  She's a legend in the film industry, having co-founded Amblin fucking Entertainment with Steven Spielburg and Frank Marshall.  She's been involved with countless productions of amazing films.  People love to heap shit on people, and she's getting a ton of it.

Business-wise, I can see how some suits would be upset at Solo - although a good movie, the price tag was WAAAAAAY above board for a non Saga Star Wars movie and the advertising campaign was pretty piss poor.  But thematically, Kennedy isn't to blame for people's little bitches about Star Wars as of late.


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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Star Trek Thread - Split from Star Wars
« on: June 07, 2018, 08:08:32 AM »
Well, I know when I had my Borg cybernetic implants removed, all I could wear for six months was a lycra body suit.  They called me "The Ham" and I was quarantined in my room for half a year. Apparently "No one wants to see that!". Hmmmph.


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Well, social media and a change in my time management from day to day! In the hayday, I didn't have shit to do except sit on the net and post about things.  I've got so much more to think about. Deadlines and who to please. What to leave in... what to leave out.  Against the wind.  I'm still running against the wind. I'm older now but still running against the wind.


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I really liked The Force Awakens.  It was a fun sci-fi flick.  Great climax and denoument.  Rogue One was amazing.  A war movie set in the Star Wars Universe. The Last Jedi was amazing - a real commentary about aging, failure, loss and redemption.  I think many people had a problem with that film because it makes them confront less than savory aspects of aging and personal failure.  Hero worship, hero cults and the notion of heroism is challenged as you age - and your failures can over-take you.  The contrast of youth and aging in this film hit me hard.  I understand much these days about getting older, losing your optimism, spirit and faith in things.  It definitely turned the Star Wars universe and cult worship on its head, and I like that.  It challenged me and my notions and I think we need more creative arts like that.  Too often we have art and entertainment that merely confirms our own notions and bias.

Haven't seen Solo yet, but I intend to.  Don't care who or what Lando is into, because he's awesome. 

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Quest for Infamy / Re: Quest for Infamy v2.0 progress thread
« on: April 24, 2018, 08:04:57 PM »
If you'd like to join the beta test for v2.0, let me know and you could be playing it really soon.  Still fixing minor bugs here and there, though.  That's mainly the issue - I don't have enough playtesters and time myself to play it to test.  I need 36 hours in a day, and a better source of revenue, hahah.  But seriously, if you want to play the beta, let me know.


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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Health food Sucks/
« on: April 14, 2018, 11:02:04 AM »
Everything that is enjoyable is "bad for you".

If you don't care about living long, indulge all you want.  If you'd like to live a little longer, practice moderation.  If you'd like to live forever, and spend the last 20 years of your life as a withered, useless husk of a human being whose organs and systems are still going despite their insistence that you cease functions... deny yourself anything indulgent ever and live an incredibly boring life, all while trying to convince yourself that you are somehow better than others.

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IQ Chat / Re: Where's the lame, obvious April Fool's Day post?
« on: April 01, 2018, 12:03:48 PM »
And nice use of my Space Quest logo font!   ;)

Hahah, I thought you'd get a kick out of that.  Nice work, sir.


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IQ Chat / Re: Where's the lame, obvious April Fool's Day post?
« on: April 01, 2018, 10:27:50 AM »
Here's a selection of our next few projects.


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IQ Chat / Re: Where's the lame, obvious April Fool's Day post?
« on: April 01, 2018, 10:26:53 AM »
What? US?

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: " A recollection of times past".
« on: March 25, 2018, 10:31:29 AM »
It's not depressing, Chad. I'm approaching 40 in a month here myself, and I look back on my own failures and successes.  Life isn't a perfect, triumphant straight line.  It's full of peaks and valleys, highs and lows... but if you can work through the crap and get somewhere better, then you've done okay.  I'm glad that the silly things we make here are a positive force in your life.  You just helped me check a "win" box in my own life assessment, so thank you! You've always been supportive and it really does mean a lot.  Thank you.


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