ave, decus virginum,
ave, mundi luminar,
ave, mundi rosa.
PHAIDROS is an episodic commercial game which has been in production since August 2012. It is still in production and set to be released this year.
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PHAIDROS’ cast of playable characters is eighteen. The core cast consists of five characters, with six recruitable characters and six temporary party members. I have not yet finished all of the custom character portraits, so I will introduce each character as each portrait is finished.
Race: Beastfolk- Tiger
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Stay tuned for more updates!
'll keep working on my art, just not posting any new works on the sites.
What it comes down to, I think, is that I don't have a style which people find attractive. Writing descriptions, cropping thumbnails, that sort of thing is too much work for stuff hardly anyone is going to look at.
There are several people with commissions and sketches pending. Don't worry, dudes, you're getting posted. I'm not going to leave you dry. I will also continue to take new commissions and post those- but I will not be posting any art I do for myself, which is the majority of the work I do.
I will post updates on PHAIDROS and other games I make, since some people are interested in those more than the rest of my output, and I'll continue to inform on those.
I was in Ecuador during the Macarena craze, so I had absolutely no idea
that you guys got totally screwed over in the U.S.... and no wonder so
many people hate the song. You see... you guys got the stupid "ditz
singspeak" version where 'Macarena' talks about how she's apparently the
last Coca-Cola of the desert, along with a dumb pop beat behind it
because, you know, U.S. record producers seemed to think Americans would
commit suicide if something played over the radio that didn't match up
to everything that's come before.
So, what was the REAL Macarena like? Pure Spain:
It was far more enjoyable to dance to, and you didn't have the grating
female singer. After having heard the US version... yeah, you guys got
totally screwed over.
Thanks to everyone who answered about whether or not they were still reading my LJ, nice to see you sticking around ;)
So, who is out there?
I had the good luck to sit down for an interview with the creators of the Quest for Glory compute game series (remember them?) series to talk about their new project: Hero-U.
Read the interview here: http://www.gamingfurever.com/news/gf-edi
And pass on the information about their kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1878
Considering that this person opposes ANOTHER set of rights-violating laws that are 'the law of the land' (same sex marriage bans and DOMA- so he only advocates 'the law of the land' on issues HE wants 'the law of the land' to be axiomatic)... well... I'm not ashamed to say that I went completely nuclear on this person. If he had said it in a different manner, I wouldn't have lost my cool... but the arm-flapping hypocrisy mixed with the "shut up, little boy" attitude was the limit. For good measure I hit him with the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 ("so what would you have done if you had met a fleeing slave? Remember, it's THE LAW OF THE LAND!") before I cut off all communications with him. Ethics is something I think about frequently. Fuck, I've written essay after essay, I've had my works complimented by philosophers and ethicists alike. I'm not a fucking newcomer to this. Telling me to "Do everybody a favor and STFU" is the quickest way to Nuclear ville that you're going to get from me. And you'll have deserved every fucking moment of it.
I honestly have no desire whatsoever to continue to communicate with this person. I make some allowances for youth and experience, but when we're talking about someone who is old enough to know better, and someone who hits me with that attitude? Screw it.
What a wait. I honestly thought things would move a little faster-but not really.
Mom ran through a bevy of tests throughout last week... We can't complain about the attention itself, though... The doctors and staff at the Anderson Cancer Center are not only extremely capable but also very receptive and sensitive to their patients. My mother felt great confidence in Dr. Hesse, who was very supportive and kind as well as being one of the best experts on staff. The entire staff has been kind and supportive-from the doctors all the way to the servers and the maids at the Rotary House. Their training has made a very difficult time more bearable.
This has been very hard on mom. At one point she was faced with the possibility of entirely losing most of her nose and ending up with a prosthetic nose, which would have put an end to swimming, which is something she really loves. The doctors, though are going to go for the route of doing a skin graft and then reconstructive surgery.
We still don't have a date for surgery. But we do have a rough outline: first the surgery, then they're going to do the graft and do a post-op biopsy to check for remnants. If there are any, they're going to give her radiation therapy to deal with the remnants- that'll be thirty days, and the side effects of radiation are brutal.. So we're really hoping she doesn't have to go through that. If she doesn't need it, then they'll keep her on observation to check that irrigation goes as planned with the graft (mom being a smoker and all)- and then come back three months for the refining plastic surgery.
I'm coming back on the ninth, I can't miss more classes since it would affect my visa, but we're hoping that by then my mom will have undergone the first surgery. We'll see, as we will know more by Tuesday.
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Her insurance has said it will cover all of the procedure, but she has to have the operation in Houston b
ecause the doctors in Ecuador don't have the skin graft technology to do the reconstruction. And the nose won't be perfect, of course. She has to stay in the U.S. for about 15 days or however long the doctor says before she has to go back, wait a little while, then come back to perform the skin grafts. Then, if they take, she will go back to Ecuador for the nose reconstruction surgery.
My brother is calling me tomorrow with the date of the operation, we don't know it yet. Based on that I'm going to book a flight to Houston to be there two days before the operation and two days after, with my brother coming in after that to take over in case they have to stay longer.
The cancer is operable but my parents are extremely nervous, as is to be expected.
And of course the doctors want it operated as soon as possible before it has a chance to root. The skin graft is the issue because my mother has extremely damaged skin from decades of sunbathing, and she's a smoker. So they ned to use a special kind of technology that will tell them whether or not the graft will take with specific skin samples, otherwise they would have to repeat the graft over and over. That's the technology they don't have in Ecuador.
So, long story short, I'll be out of touch as I will be in Houston. Based on the evidence I don't have anything to be extra worried about-- if indeed the cancer is as has been described to me. The only worry I have is that it may metastasize before the operation. Or that there may be complications during the operation. My brother says it won't be a long operation, two hours, so here's hoping.
I'll need to find a way to recoup the cost of the trip, so if anyone knows of people that'd like to get commissions from me, point them my way.