Some updates

So as some of you know, I’ve recently changed jobs again. It’s been a really tough couple of weeks, but I think I’m finally ready to talk about it.

Basically, I got a really good offer out of the blue from a company called Bionic Games — so, as tough as it was for me to do, I decided to take the risk and go over there.

I’ve left Obsidian and I’m going over there to be their Creative Director. I’m going to be a lot closer to Kung Fu, so that’ll save me 3-4 hours a week of driving time (I used to commute twice a week from Santa Ana to Burbank, which was a killer). There’s also a bunch of other really good stuff involved with the offer, but I’m don’t really feel comfortable getting into it all on a public forum.

Suffice it to say, though, that it was a VERY VERY good offer. The kind that only comes around once in a lifetime. The kind that you’d be an idiot not to take.

On a separate note, it’s been getting harder and harder for me to keep updating Dames, Dollars, and Derringers regularly — as you’ve all seen. There’s a couple of reasons for this, but mainly it comes down to two things:

1) Things have been so busy with work (both before and after I got the offer from Bionic)

and

2) I’m not really that into D3. Maybe it’s the flagging interest (only about half the people who were reading Ward32 were interested in reading D3), but something is really making it tough for me to keep writing.

As a result, I think I’m going to put D3 updates off to whenever I can. I keep forcing myself to write these, and they’re really suffering for it. I’ve got the rest of the story outlined out — in terms of what all the characters’ motivations are, what they want, and so forth — but just putting it into prose on short notice based on the choices made in the polls is really tough. Anyway, I’m done excusifying for now. Suffice it to say that the updates will continue, but sporadically until the thing is done.

In the mean time, I’ll focus more on articles, musings, and doing some more plain old blogging. That stuff comes a lot easier than D3 has, and it’ll be relaxing to work on that.

2008 is shaping up to be a very busy year for me, but also a very exciting one. Now I just have to make it through 2007 to get to that point.

Wish me luck.

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7 Comments

  1. Good luck!

    Let me know as soon as you get settled into the new digs. We’ll eat at Portos and hit the roof for awesome Kung Fu Balcony action.

  2. Gratz!

    Don’t worry about D3. I’ll only cry at night… in the dark… alone. *sniff*

    Just kidding! I’m loving D3. So take your time. I don’t mind if it takes a year to get through. I love the suspense!!! 🙂

  3. I’m jealous! I want some kung fu balcony action.

  4. As long as I get my juicy blog love fix, I don’t care how you give it to me.

  5. Congrats on the new job. I was a bit bummed out when I got back from vacation and found out I didn’t get to say bye.

    What style of kung fu do you do?

  6. Sorry about that. It all happened so fast. It was a matter of two weeks from start to finish.

    As far as Kung fu I take a style that’s a mix of Wurang Mountain and Shaolin Kung fu with some Korean influences. Their website is http://www.kungfukarate.com.

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