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5 Years, What a Surprise! September 10, 2014, 11:21 pm
Seriously, i've spent 5 years of my life as a member of this godforesaken toilet? Damn...

To recap shit that's happened:
-Released first wad
-Graduated college
-Started getting noticed for some pretty okay maps
-Got first 'real' job
-Got second 'real' job
-Won Cacoward
-Got a new comp, car, and even lazier than before
-Turned 27, starting to realize I'm losing touch with the young'ns

It's kind of mind-blowing to think that I've been hovering around these boards for 5 years without any truly long breaks. I guess I don't hate some of you guys as much as I thought I did!

In all seriousness, you're some cool dudes and I've never lasted more than like... 6 months on a forum without unceremoniously leaving the community. Good work, everyone!

I Partook in a Podcast + Other Stuff of Late May 17, 2013, 5:32 pm
Yo Doomworld. Been while since I did one of these blog thingamajigs, but there's been a few fun events going on in my life of late... Well, mostly just small-scale stuff, but whatever. Activities a'happening:

-Firstly, I've been partaking in a podcast known as In the Name of Game, which is basically a couple of gamers getting together and shooting the shit about the latest 'n greatest of videogame news. I've become something of a 'substitute host' for whenever one of the normal 4 aren't available, and it's a good time. Feel free to listen if you want. If not, that's cool too.

-I'll be taking a vacation to my hometown of St. Louis, MO from May 25th to June 2nd. I'll be hitting up all of the craft-breweries that have sprouted up in that area that weren't there way back when (Civil Life, Perennial, Urban Chestnut, etc.). Should be fun.

-Progress is happening on UR, but it's happening at the pace of a snail in molasses. Hope it's done around mid-October. I'll make it happen.

-Started playing System Shock 2. I've never played this whole way through before. Very promising start though, to say the least. Looking forward to getting through this game and finally having the experience I should have had years ago.

-Editing my screenplay draft for the final time. I don't have unrealistic expectations about making money from this, but it's something I've always wanted to do and am satisfied to finally done so. If anything were to come from it, it'd be the whipped cream on my morning coffee.

Soooo yeah, that's my life of late. Last I checked, there were no STL Doomers, but I do know there are System Shock fans out there and I'd like to politely request you don't post any spoilers.

Like I said lots of little, but for me personally, interesting things going on. Feel free to comment on anything. I'm sure I'll have plenty to babble about during/after my trip to STL.

Mandatory Doomworld Birthday Thread - 25th Edition August 27, 2012, 9:40 pm
Woke up this morning to the realization that is my quarter-centennial. Yippie. This also mean I'm nearing 3 years on this site (INB4 "get back to me when you've been here 10").

Spent the weekend chilling with the family and took a day off of work today. Good times abound.

UR isn't done yet. Goddamn it.

D.C. Trippin' June 19, 2012, 10:29 pm
Thursday I'll be flying out to Washington D.C. to visit my former roommate, terrible Doomer, and general cool-person Valerie (yes, her) and will stay there for the weekend, flying back Monday afternoon. At the moment, there are many set-in-stone plans, but I'm sure I'll get a good look at all of the surrounding area and taste various beers I've never had the pleasure of sampling before!

I also have cousins in the area up there that I haven't visited in about 10 years that I'll probably wind up seeing at one point or another. They're a relatively insane bunch whose idea of enjoyable company is someone who is good at taking shots.

It'll be interesting.

I'm not sure if there are any Doomers up in the area (Kirby?), but if you have any advice on what to do/want to grab a beer or something, feel free to let me know.

Here's to a good trip!

Happy Birthday DeatevokatioN! November 2, 2011, 9:49 am
DeatevokatioN turns 24 today. Everybody say cruel things about him before he thinks he's all cool. A birthday roast? I'll start!

Hey, you purist elitist fuck! Your pc_cp map was like, sooooo mediocre. Now release RoD already because it'll suck no matter how long the production time. What was darkreaver thinking?
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Snakes Has a Birthday, You Get a Shitty Birthday Thread August 27, 2011, 3:40 am
Yep, August 27th marks year number 24 for this dude. Let's review the last year:

-Drank more beer (including Firestone Walker Parabola, which blew my mind in an unthinkable way)
-Uploaded a demo I actually think is pretty good (sc11-140, for those wondering)
-Made some maps I actually think are pretty good (UR, for those wondering)
-Received a BA in History (Medieval emphasis, for those wondering)
-Saw the B-52s for the fourth time (free this time)
-Moved to California (LA are, for those wondering)

Quite the good year, especially after hell-fest 22. It starts with Brats, beer, and a trip to Koreatown. No Nitro this time around, though :(

Snakes on the up, bitches!

No More God Mode May 19, 2011, 7:08 pm
Yes, I have finally turned off my degrelessness mode, and after only 5 years of college!... Blegh. After coming to college as a physics/math major, I decided to say, "Fuck that noise!" and get myself a degree in history (hence, the 5 years).

Guess I felt pretty happy about myself, though I'll be going back after a year-long, self-prescribed break from schooling. 18 straight years of learning full-time without much of a break off is enough for now.

On a side note, the event also brought what may be the only normal picture that my sister and I have ever been in. I do hate that fucking cap, though.

Missouri population is collectively shitting its pants January 31, 2011, 5:03 pm
Yes, the weather here has gotten pretty bad. University of Missouri system cancelled classes today... and already said "fuck it" for tomorrow, because if anyone tries to drive to campus, they'll probably die.

Seriously, anyone else here getting psychotic winter weather? It's making me want to bang my head into the wall.

"Why I Make Doom Maps" December 9, 2010, 7:24 pm
So, after catching some flack from family and friends over my Dooming, I finally decided that I needed to explain to them this wasn't a complete waste of my time. So, I wrote this series of short "essays" on why I map for Doom. I hoped to post it here tomorrow, but I have a final and work, so I wouldn't have time to write the final part. Thought maybe some of you would be interested in another person's perspective. Anyways, you can find links to each part below, should you be so interested.

NOTE: I don't actually expect you to read these. They aren't really expertly written, and were done more for a personal reason than anything else. I thought it'd be cool to share my thoughts with other Doomers, though.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

So, apparently... November 29, 2010, 10:49 pm
I think I may or may not have managed to 1-up Hellbent, here. When I get drunk, I occasionally do post, but largely manage to keep them short and with as little supidity as I can. However, that particular night, I got so drunk that I apparently uploaded a wad to /idgames archive.

I don't remember doing this, though I do remember the process of the wad's creation. My old roommate and I were joking about what a wad would be like if she built it, and I took those jokes, and turned them into actual maps... sort of. They aren't all that different from what I normally do, but uh, there's also some inside jokes thrown in there. The titlepic, map names, the fact that there are 2 separate textfiles (the one in the .zip and the one shown on the archive) and gfx replacements (such as "I can strafe now!" instead of HMP) are all such things. At the point that I started adding those, my head was spinning.

On the positive side of things, the maps are fully functional and even kind of fun to play.

I'll go ahead and apologize for this.