...Just an update on myself, for any who are curious. First of all, it was my birthday yesterday! I'm 29 years old. They tried to strike me down, but I am still here, and more powerful than they ever could have imagined. (Did it ever bother anyone else than Obi Wan says that, and it's totally not even true? He's not more powerful at all...he just stands around and flickers.)
I'm fine now, health-wise. (The doctors are more cautious than I am, which is why I'm still being subjected to radiation and chemo every day for the next six weeks) I still have a big white scar running across the length of my head, and I still have all of my hair, mostly. The daily radiation treatments still have a novelty factor to them that makes me feel like I'm in Ghost In The Shell, with giant machines rotating around me and shooting lasers at my face.
We still have at least a month to go of being burned by lasers...so fingers crossed on that one, they say hair will "probably" start falling out towards the end of the process because of the damaged skin tissue, but hey, I've been lucky so far.
Dollar-wise, I'm still being obliterated by medical bills. Are we all gonna vote for Obama?!! Cause that would help, and because Mitt Romney wants to put everything we know and love on the free market--which I'm sure would suit him just fine, but not so much the rest of us.
Working on a few freelance map projects for Call of Cthulhu at the moment. Fun, but tiring. It makes me want to go back and read some more Lovecraft. I'm also putting together the perk materials for everyone who was generous enough to donate to my Indiegogo page, which involves a lot of writing down all of the content that was just in my head when I ran these games the first time around.
For anyone who sees this, the IndieGoGo donations have helped a HUGE amount, to the point where we have been able to pay all of our hospital bills up front so far. Thanks to everyone who donated, prayed, organized events, sent me ice cream, or just thought for a second that it would be a shame if I died of brain cancer!
It's amazing to have such a stand-up community of friends and well-wishers. (The Indiegogo donation page closes tonight, if you're wondering.)
Back to normal life, for the most part. Day job, radiation, and freelance art on the side. Plus coffee and My Little Pony, the world continues to turn.