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*gasps for air*

Portalfig

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Hey, y'all!

It's well past time for a life update--I have been pretty much away from here for a long time but I have been thinking of y'all often. So glad to see so many familiar faces around here! The site definitely looks different, but I am glad that the functionality is back.

I tried to check in earlier in the summer, but that happened to be about 1 week after the forums went down. Whoops.

Life update? If you would like. A lot has happened. I graduated in May, got married in June, and started grad school this semester. My degree and my grad program are both English Literature, but my main studies are in Game Studies, particularly in physical spaces--board games, card games, etc. (I pretty much directly attribute this to the many hours of Mafia that I have played on this forum; the weird hybrid of physical and digital games that those are is fascinating to me). 

The past four years or so have definitely had some rough times too, but overall things are pretty good from over here.

Well that's all I can think of at the moment. AMA if you want to.

What's up in your life? How have y'all been doing?

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1 hour ago, Voxumo said:

Congrats on the Graduation and Marriage.

Thanks, Voxumo! It's been pretty great. How are you doing?

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1 hour ago, Portalfig said:

Thanks, Voxumo! It's been pretty great. How are you doing?

Can't complain, still living in Alaska, taking classes for information technology specialist certification.
Also saving up some cash to attend Brickfair Virginia 2020.

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Congrats on graduation and marriage!
The Game Studies sounds really interesting - do you mind if I ask where you go?

Also get back on discord with us you pleb

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Congrats! Graduation and marriage are two very big steps.

Game Studies sounds really, really cool! I recently also started reading some books on game design, it's a really interesting field. =D

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18 hours ago, Voxumo said:

Can't complain, still living in Alaska, taking classes for information technology specialist certification.
Also saving up some cash to attend Brickfair Virginia 2020.

Nice! That sounds good. Ah one of these days I'll manage to get up there to Brickfair again. I was there that one time for like a little bit; I got nervous so like I didn't actually meet a lot of the people there that I would have wanted to. ;-;

18 hours ago, Makuta Luroka said:

Dude super congratulations! Glad you're well!

Thanks! Glad to hear from you, Luroka.

14 hours ago, Valendale said:

Always great to hear from you man. Crazy to hear you're out here getting married. Congrats on that and graduation!

Always great to hear from you too! Yeah, isn't that wild? It feels so recent that we were all playing Mafia together. Thanks!

13 hours ago, Edelgard said:

Congrats on graduation and marriage!
The Game Studies sounds really interesting - do you mind if I ask where you go?

Also get back on discord with us you pleb

Thanks!

Not at all! I am attending Texas A&M currently. There's not actually a department here for game studies, but I have some connections with people who are doing in a couple of other places, which I am trying to use to facilitate my education. It's hard when like the entire field seems to think that video games are the only sort of game out there, haha. It's been really fun, though!

Haha I should definitely pop in more frequently. I am really bad at keeping up with the speed that things move on discord--very pleb-like indeed. I'll try to log in soonish so I can hear more about how you all are doing.

12 hours ago, Taka Nuvia said:

Congrats! Graduation and marriage are two very big steps.

Game Studies sounds really, really cool! I recently also started reading some books on game design, it's a really interesting field. =D

Thank you! They are pretty large steps; that's probably why I have been feeling so nostalgic and wanting to reconnect with y'all this summer. Totally forgot about the discord during that time tbh.

Yeah! I think it is too! Oh nice; what books have you been reading? There is some really good stuff out there.

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Currently I am reading The Art of Game Design by Jesse Schell. And I'm enjoying it a lot so far (and learning so many new things. That's always fun)

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5 hours ago, Portalfig said:

Always great to hear from you too! Yeah, isn't that wild? It feels so recent that we were all playing Mafia together. Thanks!

It really does. I miss playing mafia. 

And I really hope you can make it back out to Brickfair sometime! I don't know if I just didn't see you last time you were there or if it happened to be one of the years I couldn't make it. Either way, I won't let that happen again.

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Graduation. Marriage. Major congrats are in order, dude.

It's crazy to think about that happening. I can still remember playing Minecraft with you on the first unofficial BZP server. I think we were building underground to hide from griefers. There was a third guy with us. We called the place the City of Ember.  This would have been in early 2011. It's been almost nine years ._.

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23 hours ago, Taka Nuvia said:

Currently I am reading The Art of Game Design by Jesse Schell. And I'm enjoying it a lot so far (and learning so many new things. That's always fun)

Oh nice! I've heard that is a good one--I believe I have read some excepts of that book, but I haven't read it all. (Yeah! Learning is very fun).

19 hours ago, Valendale said:

It really does. I miss playing mafia. 

And I really hope you can make it back out to Brickfair sometime! I don't know if I just didn't see you last time you were there or if it happened to be one of the years I couldn't make it. Either way, I won't let that happen again.

Me too, man. Me too.

Yeah! I went in 2014, I think? I was visiting a friend in Virginia and just happened to be that weekend. Then I got there and walked around by the Bionicle booths, but I randomly got socially anxious and never introduced myself, really. ;-; I saw Xae but failed to say hi and for that I am forever guilty.

13 hours ago, Unit#phntk#1 said:

Graduation. Marriage. Major congrats are in order, dude.

It's crazy to think about that happening. I can still remember playing Minecraft with you on the first unofficial BZP server. I think we were building underground to hide from griefers. There was a third guy with us. We called the place the City of Ember.  This would have been in early 2011. It's been almost nine years ._.

Thank you!

Oh dude that was so much fun. I remember crouching everywhere to hide our nameplates, haha. Man, I still say carp sometimes as a explicative to this day, which I believe I got from the Minecraft server.  I seem to remember how stressful it was running to the surface to get wood until we made out tree farm. Gosh, memories. I wish I could remember who our third one was.

Oh shoot nine years? My gosh how is that even possible. Life is so wild.

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