The End of the Year

Still flying off the internet radar, spending time with my kids.

I wanted to drop a quick post, though, and say thank you to everyone who read my stuff during 2008.

Whether you read Adamant releases, or the political posts on this journal that filled the past year, or if you’re just an occasional visitor for Friday Music or random geekery, I appreciate your patronage. Without an audience, I’m just telling stories to myself.

Thank you, and I hope you stick around for some of the things I’ve got coming in 2009.

Merry Geekmas!

Just a quick note while getting ready for the trip over to the in-laws — I hope all of you are having a Happy Holiday-of-Your-Choice.

Lots of good geekery for me today, especially this gift, which got from

…and, to answer your question — HELL YES I’m going to wear it. ‘Cuz that’s how I roll.

Christmas Eve

Winding up my work for the day — I spent about half the day prepping some forthcoming Adamant releases (next week and first week of January stuff, for the most part), and the other half all-but-vibrating with enthusiasm while I outlined some future 2009 projects that I’m incredibly jazzed about (most of which are non-gaming-related, in fact).

Bit of a conundrum there, really — I’d love to geek out all over this page about the plans that I’m hatching, but I’m struck with a desire to play everything close to the vest and not give any heads-up until the unveiling. Not just to forestall any potential competition, but also because I find that keeping that enthusiasm bottled up and directed at the actual projects (instead of talking about the projects) is often a better choice. Still, though: AAAARRGGGHHH!!!!

Expecting a light schedule through the end of the year — Christmas tomorrow with ‘s family, and then the kids come to visit on Friday and stay through to the 3rd. Expecting a great week, but not a lot of work getting done. :)

Lastly, my yearly Christmas tradition — a posting of my favorite seasonal post, which sums up my feelings nicely:

`There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,” returned the nephew: “Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round — apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that — as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!”
— Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol