[NAL] Nine Months

Posted by Notalot on March 12, 2010, 12:52 p.m.

So it's been exactly nine months since I last blogged here.

Anyway, onto meaningful matters. It's been a fairly big nine months. I've outed a big pile games to (very) mixed reception for a start. Put a couple of them on here in the process.

But when I say mixed, I really mean that. On YoYo Games I've had a game hit 23,000 plays and an older one not hit 200. I've had a game get Free Indie of the Week and the same one miss out on Game Maker Community Cage Match's Hall of Fame because it lost Round Four by one vote. I've had people on Formspring asking me if I've ever parked my car in someone else's garage (turns out the answer's "yes" in the context they used it in). I've been falsely accused of robbery, started talking to somebody I knew since I was 2 but stopped talking to for no good reason when I was 12, finished my education for good, failed my education quite well (only passing in the subject in which I made a dodgy poker table).

I've been on eBay shopping sprees, buying a lovely big stack of PS1 and PS2 games as well as a VHS that cost me 16p with free P&P, I've had a mother in hospital for two weeks and a drunken dad giving me the same speech ten times because he kept forgetting he'd said it through his inebriation. I've quit YYG moderation, started participating in a GM-related podcast called GMTalk and joined in several episodes of a radio show, I've found my games in magazines and on cover DVDs. I've fallen for people, reminded myself I should stop falling for people, been a happy single guy, missed relationships, reminisced about that time I was underage and taken and her parents were out for a few hours, reminded myself that she was a complete slut and I'm happier by myself, drunk countless gallons of milkshake and enough J2O to drown a giant. Hell, I've even managed to get addicted to Owl City, the sort of band (well, guy) I usually promise myself I'll hate for life. I still freaking love his music.

But most importantly, through all the game development, nostalgia, music, gaming, and all the other crap in between, I've sat on my arse for nine months in a pool of inactivity, loving the lack of school and the ability to be a geek. It's highly underrated.

On a lighter note I've just (yesterday) finished Ne Touchez Pas IV. It's uploaded here, should hopefully get through the moderation and be up whenever.

So, yeah. Here's to what I hope will be a smaller period of inactivity than the last one.

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Comments

Juju 10 years, 5 months ago

I'll check it now.

factnfiction101 10 years, 5 months ago

I'm pregnant >:(

I've been buying ps1 and ps2 games on ebay. I have almost finished my collection of them :D What games have you bought?

Notalot 10 years, 5 months ago

PS1: Spiderman 2, MoHo, V-Rally, Killer Loop, Urban Chaos, Loaded, GTA2, Overboard!, The Italian Job, WWF War Zone

PS2: 007 Agent Under Fire, Metal Arms: Glitch In The System, Gitaroo Man, WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It, Dave Mirra's Freestyle BMX 2, Rolling

The majority are games I used to own, sold to raise money for other stuff, then started to miss :P