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GameInformer.com Community Involvement
Community pillar and world class blogger, Saint has inspired countless members over the years; by now most everyone involved in the blogging section is familiar with his contribution. I'm humbled to have been selected for his Member Herding feature way back when...
Saint+eyros2k circa 2010
mojomonkey12 and IndieJones, co-hosts of The Indie & Mojo Show, were kind enough to allow me a guest spot on their podcost at one point. It was a fun evening and a grand learning experience...
TIL: eyros2k talks far too much
GameInformer.com, a site about video games with a community full of gamers. Members often (more so in the past) express an interest to get together with their fellows for multiplayer sessions, but historically the planning often fell through. Having seen this happen first hand several times, I decided to form a member group dedicated to the coordination of multiplayer events for the GIO community.
FragFest Member Group
FragFest went through several different stages over it's course of active management. Event promotion, coordination and wrap-up were time consuming, but labors of love - check out some of the videos from the youtube playlist below.
FragFest Youtube Playlist | FragFest Steam Group
The group was formed from the start with the intent of it becoming a self-sustaining framework for the community, and as of July '12 I have stepped away from the group coordinator position. I hope to see the community step up and make GIO FragFest their own over time.
My sisters and I circa Christmas 1991 - art by sister Lauren Lionheart
This is on the internet right? Okay, time for cats
My felines listed in reverse-chronological-acquisition order...
Male brown mackerel tabby domestic longhair:
Found near my apartment complex mail room during an inordinately late trip to do laundry; dangerously malnourished and with an open wound on one of his hind feet. He was brought to good health in relatively short order.
[Super sweetheart goofy guy]
Male brown mackerel tabby manx (tailless):
Found, very literally, sitting in the middle of the road. A high-speed/high traffic
road during morning commute before sunrise to be precise. Lucky lucky boy.
[The "Too everything" cat. Too cute, too naughty, too tough-guy, too scaredy etc]
Female tortoise-shell domestic shorthair:
Adopted from local shelter. The epitome of a hot/cold affection... she knows she can play hard to get when she's just so pretty. Despite her athleticism being leagues ahead of the others, she is the most passive of the bunch.
[Sweet and sour acrobat]
Female lilac point siamese mix:
When I moved cross-country to California , I had to leave my two cats behind in Michigan with family on account of the house I was renting having a no pets policy. After about 8 months I couldn't stand it anymore, I needed a cat. Screw the landlady, she was a snake anyway! Enter stage left, dear sweet Mem. She was my main companion for a good two years. However since the wife moved in those two are inseparable... thanks for the good times Mem, traitor.
[Mama's girl, alpha cat]
There is a lot to be said about being a responsible consumer, but I feel this message from CD Projekt RED co-founder Marcin Iwinski sums up the simplest way to look at it...
"don't be indifferent to piracy. If you see a friend playing an illegal
copy of a game--any game--tell your friend that they're undermining the
possible success of the developer who created the very game that they
are enjoying. Unless you support the developers who make the games you
play, unless you pay for those games, we won't be able to produce new
excellent titles for you."
This code of honor extends beyond piracy. Be a responsible consumer, know where your money is going - where it truly ends up - before you spend.