First off, apologies for the long delay. I suppose it is worth talking about why this site has slowed down drastically. The answer is fairly straightforward. I am a staff person at A University in the United States, and one of my benefits as a staff person here is the ability to take credited classes at an incredible discount. Thanks to a very understanding boss, I’ve finally been able to avail myself of this benefit and have been taking Norwegian. It’s a blast! The issue is, there’s some actual homework overhead as a part of this class. Combine that with a surprisingly active social life as of late, and planning for a wedding (which is more involved that you would think), updating this site has not been as high a priority for me as I would like.
The bad news is I’m still in classes, but the good news is twofold. Firstly, this is the last quarter I will be taking any courses for a while. Being able to use this benefit actually fiddles with my other major benefit: the ability to use my fairly ample vacation time when and as I see fit, particularly when it comes to my actual wedding. Come July, this site will once again become a priority for me.
Second, and of more immediate interest to you, the next issue of the NamCompendium is nearly complete! I want to do a little more digging into Mappy before it’s done, but damn it I am going to find the time and push this thing out soonish! How soon? Very!
Onto my main deal here…
I’m raising money for Pencils of Promise with Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run IX!
I’m trying to raise $500 by 14 April 2019 as part of our team’s goal of $10,000, which is enough for Pencils of Promise to build a classroom in one of the three countries in which they operate. I love working on behalf of Pencils of Promise because I deeply believe in the mission of education access, and you’ll love them because 100% of your donation will be going to direct services. All of their administrative overhead is funded by gala events and that sort of thing, so you can donate with confidence that you will be improving the lives of children in Ghana, Guatemala, and Laos.
As part of this event, I will be playing Unlimited Saga on my Twitch channel. It’s a famously bad game, and thanks to money already donated I will be stuck playing it for at least 24 hours over three days. I’ll also be spinning a Wheel of Torment based on donations. What’s a Wheel of Torment? This!
Behold! I’ll be starting this stream on 12 April 2019 at 2200 Pacific on my Twitch channel. It should be, umm, an experience if nothing else.
And yes, this is the part where I will ask you to consider donating to my fundraiser. I am at $401 of a $500 goal, and as of posting my team is just under 40% of our $10,000 total goal.
Thank you for your time, and hopefully the next time you hear from me it will be in a lengthy three game article!