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Archive for December, 2009

Happy New Year!

by on Dec.31, 2009, under Uncategorized

Like many people, I’ve recently been reflecting on the end of the year. So, what did 2009 mean to me?

Most importantly, my girlfriend Mids (midomi) moved in with me, back in March. It turns out we get along quite well…I’m more happy than I believed I could be. I love you, Mids. <3 But there were some other things that I did in 2009, some more significant than others... Twitter and Facebook.

Learning to program Facebook games.

Starting a business.

Designing online game experiences.

Playing Dwarf Fortress.

Some of these things worked out better than others. And some still have possibilities…Well, we’ll see what 2010 holds!

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I’m a published game writer!…sort of

by on Dec.18, 2009, under Uncategorized

So, there’s this game called Legends of Zork. Produced by Jolt Online, it’s a web-based game situated in the Zork world, with locations and artwork that evoke the Zork universe.

Recently Jolt had something called The Best Quest Contest. In summary, they solicited “quest” writeups from the playerbase and judged to see which were worthy of inclusion in the game. (In LoZ, a “quest” is a series of text scenes which include a few little puzzles.)

Long story short, I won! That is, my quest, “The DEAD Walk!” tied for second place. Today it was implemented in the game, so you can go forth and solve it! (If you’re at least level 25, of course…)

So, now my writing is part of an officially published game! Not only that, it’s part of the grand Zork legacy. 😀

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Secrets of the Dieting Sages

by on Dec.18, 2009, under Uncategorized

Well, earlier this week I think I ate something bad.

I don’t want to get too gross, here, but…

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