How are you?

So, my dental surgery didn’t go so well. I have a giant gaping wound in my mouth, a tooth with a hole in it that should have been fixed, no way of eating, trouble closing my mouth properly, and a surplus of anger, disappointment and despair.

But what about you?

Seriously, what about you? I know there are a lot of very nice people reading this blog (and you, yes you, I know all about your filthy habits, you terrible nun), but I suppose in recents months my posts have either been political analysis or “OMG MY JAW FELL OFF AGAIN!” So how are you doing? Played any good games recently? Seen any good films? Read any good books? Music? Noms? Kittens?

What’s up, folks?


  1. I have a mild headache but am otherwise all right! The Riot Fox demos are almost done and will rock your face off! I am happy you are not dead but I am sad you have no mouth any more and yet must scream.

    Srsly we all want that Star Captain game. I hope you know what you’ve started.

  2. Getting to be not-chronically-broke for the first time in ages due to SoundSelf’s fundraiser and some good contract work.

    More excitingly, I’ve assembled what’s looking like a dream team for a narrative game I plan to make. Need to do a lot more prototyping work before I’ll be comfortable asking those people to invest their time, though.

  3. Matija

    I finally finished my first ever short story, so that’s a personal victory (although I’m not entirely satisfied with how it turned out).

    On the other hand, I saw the documentary Earthlings (2005) a couple of days ago and I’m still shaken up. I’m shocked, in fact, and ashamed. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ll know what I’m talking about when you do (and I really do recommend you take the time to see it).
    I want to do something, but the problem is so huge, I just don’t have any idea where to start.

    Also, there is an organized anti-LGBT movement starting up in my country (Croatia), so that’s a lot to think about. It’s everywhere, all the time.
    But I can do something about that I guess, and I’ll do my best.

    I’m sorry to hear about your health problems, Jonas, I really do hope you’ll work it out somehow.

  4. beavinator

    I guess I can’t complain too much, thanks for asking! Nothing of any real consequence to report. Let’s see…I saw Star Trek Into Darkness a few days ago. It was actually pretty good…much better than the last one. Also introduced Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life to my girlfriend. She liked it, except the Mr. Creosote sketch which she found understandably difficult to watch. And as always I’ve been playing lots and lots of Flash games. 🙂
    Hope you get your mouth troubles sorted out soon!

  5. Well, today, I finished Star Wars: Battlefront II’s campaign mode today. To tell you the truth, the game was kind of a disappointment. I just didn’t find it that fun. At least I only paid three dollars for it. I also recently finished Hotline Miami, and I really need to go through a second playthrough, because that game was AWESOME! I think my favorite bit was when you storm a police station, and you get to the third floor, and the police chief says, “Alright, men! Just follow protocol and remember your training, and we’ll all get out of this alive!” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA! And then I killed them all. :3

    I finished y second year of college. Finals week was last week, but i only had to do one that week. Two classes had final projects (one I wrote a one act play, the other, I made a webquest with Twine because I’m a masochist), one, the exam was optional and my grade was good enough I didn’t have to take it, and the last one, the exam was held the week before.

    I’ve been watching Cardcaptor Sakura at night, and Transformers Beast Wars by day. Cardcaptor Sakura’s a lot of fun. Beast Wars is alright. I find half of the voice acting annoying, but it has enough really good moments that I keep watching.

    I have a couple of personal projects I need to work on, but don’t because I’m lazy and a master of procrastination. This’ll get worse pretty soon because I have to get a job. Ah well, cest la vie!

    Also, this week, my mother’s in Ohio, so I have the house to myself. This is a very good thing.

    I hope you get better, Jonas. ;~;

  6. Antikythera

    Well, on the subject of good games, I just finished The Sea Will Claim Everything a few minutes ago. Brilliant work, really. The whole land felt very cohesive and… well, oneiric. Everyone has loads of character, even the ones you only have a fleeting exchange with.

    And I finally made that damn cookie, along with a goth potion, and I summoned Baba Yaga, too. Wondering if the alchemy machine holds any more secrets…

  7. StranaMente

    I was wondering how you were doing after the operation, sorry to hear that you’re still in pain.
    I’ve been fighting in court and writing tons of legal stuff that nobody will ever read, and will be surely dismissed.
    When not working, I’m trying to organize my future home with my girlfriend, buying furniture and assembling it.
    In the actual free time I’m too tired to do much, and I’m still trying to figure out how Cargo Commander ends, and only quite late I figured out you could use sensor to search things you DON’T already have…

  8. BlueJay

    Reading/playing Homestuck and listening to Homestuck themed music. Wishing Fiverr allowed links to other websites besides youtube for music uploads because google has invasive privacy practices in my opinion and I dislike using their services. Watching youtube videos about telepathic rats, (works through electronic implants in their brains, not new-agey weirdness.) Reading The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert A. Heinlein which is just the sort of sci-fi that tickles my teacup, and also working through various pieces of extreme pro-capitalist literature like David Friedman’s Machinery of Freedom that of course would be of no interest whatsoever to a blog full of socialists such as this. 😉

    And failing miserably at getting over my first girlfriend, even though we were only together a couple months and it’s been months since we broke up. Feeling amazement at the notion that most of humanity goes through the same sort of pain at some point in their lives and manages to stick around and act all happy and stuff.

    But never mind all that. Hope you get better soon Jonas! I don’t know how you’re going to go about getting better without a competent dentist to actually fix your teeth, or money to pay for one, but I hope you get better anyway. Was there a particular reason the surgery didn’t go well? Has the problem just gone too long without getting fixed, or what?

  9. Andrew Sakach

    Doing okay, dealing with some death. Tis what it is. Going to be able to visit family soon and old friends. Rock climbing is really fun. Meeting new people has been sweet. The sun shines and the rain falls. Plants are growing in the garden. Work has been better. Making beer for the first time. Finding four leaf clovers, on the hunt for a five leaf..

    I have actually played some good games 🙂 One is a game called Unreal World, indie developed by a couple guys in Finland. The game is set in Iron Age Finland and it’s pretty much a sandbox, realistic, survival, permadeath, awesomeness. They included a bit of the old spiritualism in it, not a noticeable effect in the game but it does come into play as people understood it back then. There is nothing quite like starving to death for 5 days, tracking a reindeer for 3, then finally killing it with your last javelin that you made from a tree trunk and then having so much food you don’t know what to do with it all 🙂 back from the brink of despair.

    Also still playing through The Sea Will Claim Everything, talking it up with people.

    Mount and Blade: Warband is surprisingly good, my bro recommended it to me. It’s a mix of King of Dragon Pass, Sengoku, and Chivalry Medieval Warfare.

    Books: The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love, a fun read.
    The Name of the Wind and Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, solid fantasy.
    The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths by Michael Shermer, excellent read.
    The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business, not as self helpy as the title implies, quite good. The Ecology of Freedom by Murry Bookchin, amazing.

    Boston has a sweet new dance radio station that I can pick up where I live, 101.7 Evolution.

    The food is sad, need a CSA share 🙁

    No kittens, but soon to have baby goats! 😀

    Sorry to hear about the trouble with the chompers 🙁 It really sucks not being able to eat. It truly effects everything in your life. Be gentle with yourself and may those around you exude compassion. Be encouraged! =D

  10. Wow, really nice to hear from you all. Don’t quite have the strength to write lots of individual responses right now. Trying to get some work done… I think I desperately need to have some output, or I’ll feel increasingly useless.

    My teeth are still driving me mad. I have another appointment on Wednesday. I got very angry at the dentist during my last appointment, but that was the evil dentist who did my teeth, not my nice regular dentist who couldn’t be there on that day and might have saved me. The evil dentist actually blamed me for the fact that she didn’t fix one of my teeth, saying that she couldn’t possibly have known it had a problem. Except that it was in my file, and she’d been briefed on that (and I have confirmation of that)!

    I shall stop writing about this because it makes me really angry.



  11. I’m delaying my second book (insufficient energy levels for the essential overhaul of the manuscript) and writing something different instead: As much as I love hard-boiled, I also like science fiction of sorts, so that’s an easy decision (also, I’m prone to procrastination). But I don’t suffer from any acute pain, have a roof above my head, beer in the fridge, and it’s “Spargel-Saison”, so things could be worse, even in Berlin.

    But these things aside: Dear Jonas, how are YOU doing meanwhile? Tooth-pain really is one of the worst – we all hope it’ll leave you alone soon…

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