Far West Update: Home Stretch

你好, folks —

Home Stretch.

I’m working through this weekend, but it doesn’t look like I’m going to hit my self-imposed deadline of July. (I know, I know — I’ve already beat myself up over this.) It is what it is, and July has been challenging.

Regardless: I’m fairly sure that I only need a week to get things squared away — but, to be on the safe side, I’m going to give myself two.

The coming week, of course, is GenCon. I will not be going. For those of you who are, I hope you have a great time!

Also, for those of you who are lucky enough to be living in a city where this will be screening, the new Tsui Hark movie, Detective Dee & the Four Heavenly Kings, is opening this weekend:

Alas, the nearest theater to me that has it is 517 miles away, in Plano, Texas. Which is probably a good thing — I have work to do, after all! But if it’s playing near you, check it out and let me know what you think!

Gareth-Michael Skarka
Lawrence, KS
27 July 2018

FAR WEST Weekly Update, July 10th

Hey there —

Another quick one (as all of them will be in July, as I get this wrapped up) — work continues.

Other news this week, of FAR WEST-related interest. The composer Carlos Rafael Rivera contacted me via Twitter to let me know that his score to the Netflix series GODLESS is now available (I’d contacted him back in December asking about it, and apparently he was able to use my email and others to convince the label to do a release). I picked it up, and it’s now sitting in my FAR WEST writing playlist (which is also my background-during-gaming playlist, so that’s convenient!). Worth checking out, especially if you use music when you game. Here’s the opening track:


Back to work for me. As always, I’m available via email, Twitter, etc. if you need to reach me. In closing, I’ll leave you with a piece of interior art that I don’t think I’ve shared with you before (but yeah, I know — it’s been so long, I may have).

Hope everyone has a stress-free week. Talk to you again soon.

Gareth-Michael Skarka
Lawrence, Kansas
10 July, 2018.