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1 November, 2012

The anniversary of my birth
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 10:53 AM

It’s the anniversary of my introduction to the outside world. Hooray being one year older!

I’m usually an intensely private person. I don’t like to share a whole lot about myself, even despite you reading my blog. I blame part of this on being from the Midwestern U.S., home of the “strong, silent” archetype. The unspoken lesson was that you kept your mouth shut, you worked hard, and things would be great at the end. I labored under this delusion for a while, thinking that hard work would demonstrate my ability. But, as developers who work on indie games with no marketing budget learn, people just don’t know about stuff unless they’re told.

Another problem is that I find I tend to be interrupt-driven in my behavior. I’m happy being self-contained, but I’m happy to reach out if someone reminds or prompts me. This means I’m awful at keeping in touch with people, which often means my friendships aren’t as strong as they could be. I also really hesitate to reach out to others if I have a problem. I tend to just bear things in silence. But, the result is that sometimes I feel very separated from other people, particularly from others in the game industry. It also means that social media isn’t often a great fit for me, as I don’t think of things that could be posted. And I certainly don’t want to be one of those people who posts about what I had for lunch all the time.

If things are treating you well and you’re feeling generous, my Amazon wishlist is here, or you can take a look at my Steam wishlist. If you decide to add me as a Steam friend, do let me know who you are. :)

Anyway, thanks for stopping by my site. I’m off to celebrate not being dead yet. :)







3 Comments »

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    Comment by Steven Davis — 1 November, 2012 @ 12:36 PM

  2. Hah! Thanks, Steve. :)

    Comment by Psychochild — 1 November, 2012 @ 11:58 PM

  3. Happy birthday to you, Brian! :)

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. I added you on Steam, even though I’m not logging in so much these days, only when a fellow blogger invites me to a Civ V game. But being a feisty young woman, our games always end in perpetual bloody war a few turns in.

    I checked your amazon list and… something has been sent your way, a book that I quite enjoyed in my teenage years. I wanted to add a gift note so you knew who it was, but I must have missed the option. Anyway, I hope you like it as well.

    Have a good birthday day and good luck with your endeavours. I hope your project is faring well too. Keep in touch!

    Comment by Milady — 2 November, 2012 @ 10:12 AM

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