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Most of what I've learned about the Tales of [cool-sounding noun] series has been from Pie talking about it on a regular basis. When we get together with our friend Nutmeg, they enter a sub-realm of reality where I only exist as a phased NPC. My place in the conversation is diluted down to the occasional and often repetitive nod, half-witted quip or nonsensical dialogue addition. I have come to terms that their level of fandom is the exact reason this series thrives and accept my place as a third-wheel apparition in their joyful discourse.
Today's comic is about Tales of the Abyss and how hardcore abusive the hero is to the cute little mascot. You know, many times in a Life in Aggro comic we tend to portray hero characters as, well, jerks. I'm happy to say this time the hero brings it all on his own. Oh sure, there is growing to be had and lessons to be learned but some wounds are never forgotten.
Penny Arcade recently launched a neat news site called the PA Report. It is an interesting take on reporting though some news outlets took offense to the "'Games Journalism' is broken" statement conveniently plastered across all pages. I personally find it refreshing; it reminds me of having that crisp clean copy of Next Generation in hand to get a deeper gamer read.
Pie and I are slowly plugging away at fulfilling our Kickstarter project. I sort of padded my estimate by saying that the shirts would be delivered in March. Of course, I was hoping to try and beat that estimate if at all possible, but it seems my being cautious in the planning phase was a good idea because it looks they might land in late March.
It has been a bit bumpy and hectic and a lot of work, but it is really awesome all told. I've been under pressure and stress before in my old jobs, but working on our own project with our own direction and pace feels really rewarding. We watch our attachment to the comic and comic-making process grow and I have everyone around us to thank for that. Our readers, backers, friends and family who let us do this; the most amazing thing I've ever spent my life on. So, yeah...Thank You.