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As winter break slowly draws to a close, I look back on it and realized I have accomplished almost exactly none of the things I wanted to accomplish. What I did end up doing was struggling with getting PC games to play on a Mac, and then struggling even further with Portal’s fan-made “unofficial prelude”. That game is completely the opposite of Portal. Difficult. Frustrating. But, speaking as a proud member of its extremely tiny target audience, addicting and fun.

Unlike Portal, the game design is atrocious. Often you’ll walk into a chamber to encounter an object or setup that you’ve never seen before, and it’s only trial and error (and a lot of quicksaves) that will get you to the end of each level. Portal trains the player; Portal: Prelude dumps the player in an unfamiliar situation and kills him if he takes one step out of line.
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Yes, I’m still here, believe it or not. I’ve just been busy with a new project. I’d love to tell you what it is, but it’d ruin the surprise. It’s a new story, to say the least, but it’s a bit more involved than just that.

In other news, my apologies to people who have been waiting on the last part of Roads. I’m working on it right now, along with college stuff, the website for my church, and dancing around the shore house I’m in to get an Internet connection.

By the way, range extenders are the most useful things when it comes to leeching Internet off unsuspecting neighbors – you plug one of these suckers in near a place where you get the strongest signal, and it boosts the signal throughout the house.

At any rate, I’m partway through the final chapter of Roads, and it looks like these characters still have a lot of story left in them. If I ever get around to doing a third story, it will be:

  1. A miracle;
  2. Entitled HELP! I’m trapped on a blue-greenish rock in the middle of space – AND I CAN’T STOP PARTYING!;
  3. Put up around October or November at the earliest;
  4. Long.

Yeah, I’m tired of short stories and short titles. The title, I may as well tell you, is the name of the secret Facebook group that supernatural beings have.

I’d love to say when the last part of Roads will be done, but I just don’t know. Stay tuned. Or don’t.

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It looks like a new story has got its hooks in me, so I’ll stop my regular posts yet again to bring it to you as I finish parts of it.

This one takes place after The Frogs (so read it if you haven’t), and is called, simply, Roads. What it’s about? I’d love to tell you, but I’m not really sure myself.

See you… whenever the first part is done!

Well, it happened. I’ve actually stuck with this blogging thing for a considerable amount of time – up to 100 posts.

Granted, not all of them were exactly filled to the brim with content. Some of them were written by my cat. But the numbers don’t lie, people do, and the numbers say this is my one hundreth post.

Wow.

What a weird hobby I’ve got.

My favorites from the past 99 posts

Interesting that Playing Dice has survived this long… 100 posts, and over 1,200 hits. Hi to anyone who’s reading this because I spammed the URL in your yearbook – feel free to comment, you know!

According to my ever-faithful stat collection service at http://statcounter.com, I’ve recently broken a milestone of 1,000 pageviews.

Now, on the Internet, that’s not a whole lot of pageviews. But I began blogging with absolutely no expectations, and I admit that I’m pleasantly surprised, both by the fact that I have some loyal readers out there, and by the fact that after two months, I haven’t given up yet.

I’ve relocated my blog to WordPress for several reasons. Mostly, it’s because WordPress gives me more control over my content and pages without having to hack it to death. Sorry, Blogger, but I’ve outgrown you for the time being.

At the moment, I’m still trying to get used to all of the new buttons and dohickeys that come with WordPress, so it might be a while before you see, for example, ratings back up and running again. Depending on how long it takes me to break WordPress in, I may even take another brief break from blogging.

Anyway, hope you like the new site, and see you soon!

Recently I’ve been playing around with different things on my blog. So far I’ve managed to install a Recent Comments feed, a button that takes you to the RSS feed, and ratings.

See the little thumbs in the upper-right of every post? Those aren’t just ghostly disembodied hands. Give a post a “thumbs-up” if’s good, or a “thumbs down” if it sucks. The highest rated posts, once enough data has been collected, will display on the right-hand side of the page so everyone can see the parts of my blog where I’ve failed the least.

If you liked any particular post, feel free to search for it using the navigation bar above, or the archives on the right side of my blog, and give it a thumbs-up.

Happy rating!

Hey guys. And girls. And GoogleBots, and other indexing services.

I’m plotting out a new story, one that’s a bit longer than a short story. At the moment, that’s got my creative attention, which doesn’t honestly say much because my creativity has the attention span of a goldfish.

At any rate, I’ll be back updating sometime next week. See you then! In the meantime, I’ll be off venturing to Uchika and seeing a very strange doctor.

EDIT: The updates will start again next Saturday.

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