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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #40 on: December 10, 2010, 10:41:42 PM »
My parents didn't really like me working for Phoenix in the start but now they are totally cool with it. They are actually encouraging me to go to Boston but being laid off put a cork on that plan real fast. My dad comes home asking, "how's the game coming today?"

I usually answer, "it's coming."

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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #41 on: December 10, 2010, 10:44:45 PM »
My parents didn't really like me working for Phoenix in the start but now they are totally cool with it. They are actually encouraging me to go to Boston but being laid off put a cork on that plan real fast. My dad comes home asking, "how's the game coming today?"

I usually answer, "it's coming."

XD My dad knows of TSL, but he doesn't use the internet much so he really has no idea what's going on with it. I'm almost afraid to show the game to him, because he may notice my name in the credits and then start grilling me... But I stand by my decision to join the team. I feel it's one of the best decisions I've made in my life, and I don't regret one bit. Now, deciding not to tell my parents... Well, that's another matter. But I am a legal adult and have every right to make such executive decisions...
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #42 on: December 10, 2010, 10:47:23 PM »
That's what I said to them. I love working for Phoenix as well and it really has brought me out of my shell. That's why my parents like it so much now. I'm bossier and more sure of myself than ever.  :P

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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #43 on: December 10, 2010, 10:54:37 PM »
That's what I said to them. I love working for Phoenix as well and it really has brought me out of my shell. That's why my parents like it so much now. I'm bossier and more sure of myself than ever.  :P

That's great! Phoenix has just made me MUCH more aware of the game development process, and I can practice a lot of my skills with Phoenix. Such as writing for the Four Winds. It was an interesting experience, and it really opened me up to a different type of writing.
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #44 on: December 11, 2010, 12:06:54 AM »
My whole family, excluding myself of course, is extremely antagonistic towards video games. When I informed my family that I was working for PO, their collective reaction was a dispassionate "Oh."

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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2010, 08:04:11 AM »
My parents are totally supportive, and they did used to be very paranoid about me using my name on the internet. I lost AOL for six months when I was sixteen over it, actually (although I kind of deserved that one).

Chris, if it helps, you can point how Phoenix and TSL are also great resume builders and experience in a field you have an interest in--which is entirely true as well. People have used their experience with us to get jobs in the gaming industry, including Cesar.

Plus, dude, we're totally awesome. :)

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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2010, 08:59:42 AM »
Plus, dude, we're totally awesome. :)
True ;D

When I told my mom we'd stopped to meet Cat on the way to Jackson I thought she'd freak out with her being as overprotective as she is, but she surprised me and actually thought it was really cool. One of her friends though was all O_0, she did what? :P

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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2010, 01:34:22 PM »
My parents are totally supportive, and they did used to be very paranoid about me using my name on the internet. I lost AOL for six months when I was sixteen over it, actually (although I kind of deserved that one).

Chris, if it helps, you can point how Phoenix and TSL are also great resume builders and experience in a field you have an interest in--which is entirely true as well. People have used their experience with us to get jobs in the gaming industry, including Cesar.

Plus, dude, we're totally awesome. :)

You're more than totally awesome! POStudios is just... Indescribable, in a good way. I'm gonna hold off on telling my parents for the time being. I've got enough on my plate with finals, so when those are over, we'll see... And it is an amazing resume builder. The administration at my school is like, "Wait, you actually work for a game development company?!". Pretty cool really. Granted, I think some of the kids think I'm full of it, or just an arrogant prick. And unfortunately in this day and age of first person shooters, the kids I go to school with aren't that interested in TSL. I showed one kid a screenshot, and he said he hated the design, the art and the graphics... I tried to explain how it's all a fan game, and you guys just don't have access to the big guns like corporate juggernauts do. He still wasn't swayed. For what it's worth, he's a self-procalimed PS3 Fanboy... He actually tried to tell me that Uncharted is an adventure game... I usually fail when it comes to arguing what constitutes as a true adventure game. I tried to explain the differences between action-adventure and adventure, but he wasn't swayed... In any event, I'll do my utmost best to be in boston on the 26th. I live roughly 30 minutes outside of boston, so it's not much of a trip for me. I just gotta figure out how to get to Quincy Market... It's been a while since I've been to that part of boston...
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #48 on: December 11, 2010, 04:42:38 PM »
I just gotta figure out how to get to Quincy Market... It's been a while since I've been to that part of boston...
Google Maps. :)
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #49 on: December 11, 2010, 05:54:10 PM »
indeed... Or my GPS... I should find out if there's public transportation near it. That will help me out quite a bit...

(Posted on: December 11, 2010, 07:43:51 PM)


And scratch that. Unfortunately, I just got word from my manager at GameStop (courtesy of facebook) saying he needs me the day after Christmas. So, unfortunately, I will be unable to join all of you in boston. Is there any possibility you could move the day? I mean, the day after christmas, in my opinion, is a bit of an odd choice, no offense. Some time after the new years may be better. Keep me informed!
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #50 on: December 11, 2010, 07:45:28 PM »
Plus, dude, we're totally awesome. :)
True ;D

When I told my mom we'd stopped to meet Cat on the way to Jackson I thought she'd freak out with her being as overprotective as she is, but she surprised me and actually thought it was really cool. One of her friends though was all O_0, she did what? :P

lol! Same thing here. Granted, it could be because I'm 27 and married :P But when I told my parents, they thought it was cool.

Now, when I was in graduate school and got to meet Kelsey for the first time, I called Daddy up and was like "I'm going up to Virginia to meet up with a friend and stay a few days" (normally I ask, but I was 24 at the time and while still living on their dime at times, I figured asking would get an immediate "no"...it's all about respecting the parents when they are still paying for things). Daddy asked a few questions and was like "ok, have fun." That was MY o_0 moment!
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #51 on: December 11, 2010, 09:44:00 PM »
The 26th is the only spare day Brian & his fiancee have in Boston, hence we why chose it. I know, it's not a great date for it, if there was much choice.

And it's not looking too good for this happening at this rate, either. :/ I understand, of course, but it's unfortunate.

Maybe/hopefully we can pull off something with more success for PAX :)

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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #52 on: December 11, 2010, 09:51:42 PM »
The 26th is the only spare day Brian & his fiancee have in Boston, hence we why chose it. I know, it's not a great date for it, if there was much choice.

And it's not looking too good for this happening at this rate, either. :/ I understand, of course, but it's unfortunate.

Maybe/hopefully we can pull off something with more success for PAX :)

Believe me Katie, if my manager hadn't told me he'd be needing me for the day after christmas, I'd go. But it's not looking like it's gonna happen for me. But speaking of PAX East, I gotta register for that thing... And Anime Boston... I'd love to help you guys out at PAX. Or at least get to meet you in person.
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #53 on: December 11, 2010, 10:11:30 PM »
It's cool--day after Christmas is pretty huge for retail, after all!

Definitely! I'm trying to convince Rich & Cez to still come as well. :)

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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #54 on: December 11, 2010, 10:19:21 PM »
It's cool--day after Christmas is pretty huge for retail, after all!

Definitely! I'm trying to convince Rich & Cez to still come as well. :)

I'm going to hold off on pre registering for PAX East until tomorrow, when my parents are up. I want to discuss it with them. And also give them the bad news that I'm also going to be Pre-Registering for Anime Boston a month later. Man, are they gonna be pissed... But it's all worth it! I wanna meet all of you guys in real life! I work with you after all, so I figure I should meet some of you at least once.
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #55 on: December 19, 2010, 09:30:15 PM »
still live at home myself, and normally I just do the same. But, they're gonna ask questions about why I'm going into boston. They're not into the technology age, and they will most definitely tell me they think that going into boston to meet you guys will result in my body being dumped in some nameless river. Trying to reason with them is futile sometimes... Coincidentally, they also don't exactly know that I work for Phoenix, but I am a legal adult, as I was when I joined the team, so I don't really need their consent. Back in the day I did, but not anymore. The glories of being 19...
That is absolutely RIDICULOUS!

There are no nameless rivers anywhere near Boston. Maybe some nameless brooks.... :P

So, now not only can I not go because of my family but I also have to work an overnight that night which means all daylight hours should be spent asleep. Except, of course, that I have to do Christmas with my family.

So if it makes you feel any better I wish I was going to be there instead of preparing for the worst day of work ever.
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #56 on: December 20, 2010, 04:05:29 PM »
I'm going to be in Boston the 26th visiting relatives, but, if DarkDaventry's parents find out I may go, then he'd REALLY not be allowed, you know, with my reputation and all  :P

Although it would've been fun to crash the party just to see the faces of Katie and DD (probably the only ones who remember me) when I tell them who I am, I can't make it.  If I could, I probably would've crashed it unannounced just for the fun of it, hoping I wouldn't be banned from the restaurant ;D

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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #57 on: December 20, 2010, 04:49:49 PM »
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #58 on: December 20, 2010, 07:08:11 PM »
Beernutts, I think I may have legitimately have fallen out of my chair! LOL

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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #59 on: December 20, 2010, 08:41:34 PM »
I usually answer, "it's coming."
Ooooh, sounds so ominous!
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