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Chapter 08: Page 39
Originally posted on:11/09/2009
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Are we having fun yet?
11/09/2009
Since I'm home today sick with... something... (I'm nauseous and dizzy, but the doctor wants me to have some tests before he decides that it's an inner-ear infection)... I'm taking this opportunity to write a lengthier rant than usual. I don't know, you may want to grab some popcorn, or something.

First of all, I want to say a great big thank you to every who has emailed me to say how much they enjoy reading Crimson Dark. Sadly I don't have the time to reply to every email these days, but rest assured I do read them all and they mean a lot to me. When I'm lost or despairing, it's a real comfort to know that I'm doing at least one thing of value.

Secondly, I feel I should warn you all that when this chapter ends (no ETA on that yet, btw, I'm still hammering out the final pages of this story), I'll probably put Crimson Dark on hiatus again for a short time. I've learned a great deal at college these past two years, and even more through my internship at Flying Bark Productions, and once I graduate I want to take some time out to apply that newfound knowledge to Crimson Dark. The result should be something which looks better, but is also easier to produce.

Thirdly - Dragon Age: Origins, the latest Computer Roleplaying Game from Bioware, is a masterpiece. I haven't finished my first playthrough yet, but at this stage I have to say that Baldur's Gate 2 may be in danger of losing its status as my favourte RPG of all time (perhaps not that surprising, since Bioware specifically stated that Dragon Age was being designed as the spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate). If you're thinking of buying it, though, make sure you buy it for PC rather than 360 or PS3. Playing Dragon Age on a console is a bit like watching Ben Hur on an iPhone.

Finally, it's now official, after subjecting us to 6 months of construction work based on the understanding that we'd still be able to live here after the work was done, our landlord has just announced that he's evicting everyone on our property so he can renovate these old townhouses and start charging more rent for them. Clearly, he chose not to tell us earlier otherwise we would have moved out before the construction work made our lives here incredibly uncomfortable, so that he could continue collecting our rent in the meantime. It seems pretty unscrupulous to me. With 60 days notice now, we have to be out before the 10th January, and we all know how much fun it is trying to get *anything* done around the Christmas/New Year period.

Anyway, if I'm a little less prompt than usual, it's because I'm looking for somewhere to live while packing my hoard, trying to finish my major project for college, working as an Intern at Flying Bark productions and failing to resist the siren song of Dragon Age: origins. Please be patient.

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