Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The Good, The Bad, and the Surgery

I am the Warden!!!

OK, let's cut straight to the chase, shall we? I have no idea where to start, so I'm going to list the three things going on right now in the order implied by this post's title.

The Good: There's a new column that launched on the Troll in the Corner blog yesterday written by yours truly. "The Games of Wrath" is not about games that piss you off so much as it's about remaining a part of this passionate hobby without draining your wallet (or even taking anything out in the first place). It's a great opportunity to help get my work and my name out there (because that's what it's all about), particularly in combination with the Under the Hood column that runs every Sunday on Roleplayers Chronicle.

The Bad: With less than three days remaining, there's still a sliver shy of $1400 to raise for the Killshot Reloaded Kickstarter. Or the last 47%, if you look at it from another angle. While many of the backers, assassins, and good friends across the Interwebs have been incredibly supportive, I will be very surprised if this sucker makes it past the finish line. Does that mean I've given up? Nope, not yet. Come tomorrow, I'm planning on pimping the shit out of this project and give it up last good fight. Why not right now? Then let's cut to the last snippet.

The Surgery: I've spent the majority of the day today meeting with my orthopaedic specialist, going through the X-ray routine, and having professional pull on my busted foot like it was a gag at a bar, but it's not for naught. After nearly a year of tests (mostly waiting for the tests), the specialist's made a decision and has decided surgery is the only possible option to lessen the pain by restricting the amount of motion in my foot/ankle.

So here's the thing. The Good and the Surgery are all great news (with bigger emphasis on the latter, to be honest), and the Bad is very unfortunate but not tragic. It was always a possibility and, as I wrote in last week's post, not the end of Killshot Reloaded by a long shot. For the first time in a while, my personal life has started picking up steam while my freelance career has taken a backseat.

Life. Go figure.