As you may have noticed, activity in The Attic has been nonexistent and what posts there have been haven’t been from yours truly but by the awesome Kim from 1001up.com, who’s now my first contributor, with others to follow, wanting to use the The Attic as what it’s always meant to be, a space to vent whatever the hell’s going through the minds of the writers.
So, there’s a reason there haven’t been any posts lately, and that’s my mind being too preoccupied with the one plan I’ve mentioned in the past but never got into details. Now I can talk about it.
For the past three years, leading up to today, I’ve been in the immigration process to Canada. Today I finally entered the country as a brand new permanent resident! I hadn’t mentioned it before for simple superstition. You should never talk about your plans until they’re at least close to fruition. Counting on them before the time and talking about them just invites a rug being pulled from under you. So I kept my mouth and my fingers shut 🙂
But now things have come to pass and I can finally talk about all of this. I will have a post in the coming weeks describing the whole process, the “ordeal”, because sometimes it felt like it.
With that weight off my shoulders, I can finally think clearly again and more importantly, I can get back to the writing! So, expect the numbers of posts to pick up in the coming weeks, as I get back into The Mental Attic groove.
Speaking of writing, you might have seen I’m now part of 1001up‘s staff! You’ll see more than a few reviews on that site from moi, more than a few focusing on the real classics: Super Nintendo games, some of the absolute best there are, which I think a lot of you can agree with me.
Recently I played the Elder Scrolls Online beta, but as much as I’d love to talk about, I “signed” an NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement), which prevents me from mentioning anything about my experience, and it would be highly unethical and frankly illegal of me to say anything.
In the past weeks, while I haven’t written anything, I have read more than a few cool posts. You need to check out The Archaeology of Tomb Raider for Kelly’s latest articles and spot-light interviews! V has risen from the dead and posted on the topic of Valentine’s day and the horrible, horrible rom-coms she’ll watch and review for our pleasure. I gave her a weak and cruel blow and told her to watch Gigli. I can be a real bastard sometimes. My good friends at 1001up.com have been maybe a bit too excited about us joining and have put out a slew of posts about those, from the video announcement, to the blooper reel, to the staff interviews. Go check them out ASAP!
My current obsession though is Yahtzee Croshaw & Gabriel Morton’s Let’s Drown Out videos, and you should see them too, and read their blogs, Fully Ramblomatic and “I’ll think of something later“. I find Gabe’s posts fascinating.
What’s coming to The Mental Attic? A few interviews from Phoenix Online Studios, about their origin game The Silver Lining, and their upcoming and almost assured hits Gabriel Knight 20th Anniversary Edition and Moebius; as well as a shorter one focusing on the role of a PR Director in a videogame company.
I’ll try to get the ball rolling on Urban Arcana again and of course, more reviews and other random crap, as usual!
Finally, with the power of Canadian internet, I’m going to start doing more playthrough videos! Maybe drop in a podcast or two too. The first one will be a Testament of Sherlock Holmes “Speed Run”, followed by a series of Dark Souls videos 🙂
See you all around the corner, and if you’re in Canada, let me know and we’ll set something up!!