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[Filler Title, Until I Get Better at Coming Up with Titles]

Hello Readers!

Sorry we’ve been quiet for so long, but you know how it is – life gets busy, you lose track of time. Happens to the best of us.

On a purely unrelated note, have any of you played Horizon: Zero Dawn? Fantastic game. Great story, well-fleshed out (but little flesh showing) female protagonist, engaging game play. 60+ hours for us completionist types…

Yeah, its easy to get distracted. And to make excuses.

Katie and I have had a few discussions about how to move forward with the podcast (Episode 3 is now out!) and comic. We approach the matter from different perspectives, with her thinking more about polish – how ready we are to be producing a quality project. I, on the other hand, just kind of wanted to get it done, thinking anything is better than nothing.

I absolutely see where she’s coming from, and in fact agree with it, but here’s the thing – we’ve found out just how easy it is to stay in training mode. “My colors aren’t where I want them to be.” “My dialogue is too clunky.” “The audio is still fuzzy.”

That doesn’t mean you should stop producing. I recognize that I’m an amateur, that there are people out there who are so much more accomplished, but that can’t be a reason to stop – it should only ever be a reason to keep going, to make something, even if it’s not perfect. Everything is a stepping stone. Make it the best you can – right now.

So, going forward, I’m going to aim for another episode every 2 weeks right now. I legitimately don’t have a tremendous amount of free time, but I’m scheduled for vacation at the end of the month, by which time I hope to have most of season 1 written – I’m already halfway done. That means we have enough material several months’ worth of episodes.

I also decided I’m not going to buy any more video games (Persona 5!) until I finish writing season 1. Wish me luck.

-Aiden

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