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Haven => The Asylum! => Topic started by: KatieHal on February 16, 2011, 08:04:47 AM

Title: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: KatieHal on February 16, 2011, 08:04:47 AM
Seriously, how awesome is Weldon? You guys have no idea how much work this guy puts into TSL and how much we've already come to rely on his invaluable efforts, and he's only been on the team since July! And he has a day job! And three kids! One of whom is brand new!

So, Weldon, you are totally awesome--these cookies are all for you, buddy!

(http://www.myhomecooking.net/chocolate-chip-cookies/images/chocolate-chip-cookies.jpg)
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: Sslaxx on February 16, 2011, 08:13:26 AM
Well, we the gameplaying audience really have no idea, no, not being on the coal face so to speak. But I wonder which is the harder job, three small children or one computer game...
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: KatieHal on February 16, 2011, 08:17:06 AM
Beats me. But to give you an idea--he programs, he manages QA, he fixes bugs, he's compiling the build, he does tech support, he handles the ordering and mailing of the mousepads, and more. He's seriously everywhere! And he's a nice guy on top of that, too!
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: Tolin on February 16, 2011, 08:38:47 AM
I approve this thread.  Weldon's an awesome guy whose dedication to the things in his life,
TSL included, is astounding to watch.  He definitely deserves those cookies.

...those wonderfully tasty looking cookies.

In faux-fishing terms, I'd say Weldon is thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis awesome.*

*Multiply the "i's" in that to an insanely large number and you're approaching Weldon's place on the Awesometer
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: snabbott on February 16, 2011, 08:50:44 AM
I also approve of this thread, and I'm wondering why nobody (including me) thought to make him a thread a long time ago! ???

I only have a vague idea of how much work he does, but the work I do see is a LOT. How he manages everything is beyond me. We love you, Weldon! <3
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: tessspoon on February 16, 2011, 09:55:54 AM
Wow, that's a lot. Very big thank you for all your hard work! :yes: :hug:
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: Enchantermon on February 16, 2011, 12:32:05 PM
Yay Weldon! :)
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: kindofdoon on February 16, 2011, 01:21:53 PM
How awesome is Weldon?

This much:

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Not awesome                                                                                Awesome
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: wilco64256 on February 16, 2011, 03:23:51 PM
Well, we the gameplaying audience really have no idea, no, not being on the coal face so to speak. But I wonder which is the harder job, three small children or one computer game...

Imagine holding a super-fidgety six-week-old baby and coding while a three-year-old and a six-year-old chase each other in circles around the room playing a two person game of tag.  See, doing the dad thing and the computer thing at the same time is what really makes it interesting.

Seriously though this thread is awesome and just made my whole day!  I hope that people really enjoy Episode 3 - we've put a HUGE amount of effort into it and have sacrificed quite a lot of time with family, sleep, hanging out with friends, etc. to get this thing done.  It's definitely our best work yet, and we plan to continue pushing ourselves higher for future episodes and other projects.  That is, after we all sleep for this whole weekend.
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: koko_99_2001 on February 16, 2011, 06:17:57 PM
I'm going to agree with everyone here...

Weldon is awesome! He's not just awesome, he's amazing!

*insert fan girl scream* We love you Weldon!!!!
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: writerlove on February 16, 2011, 07:30:47 PM
Three cheers for Weldon! We all appreciate you and your hard work :)
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: waltzdancing on February 16, 2011, 07:51:23 PM
Three Cheers for Weldon! You are totally awesome dude and I don't know how you do all the work. I don't think I've ever told you that either *Palms Face* I will try to remember to tell you now.  :hug:
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: KatieHal on February 16, 2011, 09:09:03 PM
Exactly why I started the thread, Adrienne--it was in the AM my time and I'd already sent him like 3 emails and was like, man, I should let Weldon how appreciated everything he does is!
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: waltzdancing on February 16, 2011, 09:45:48 PM
He is the hero of Episode 3.
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: kindofdoon on February 16, 2011, 11:33:35 PM
You must be mistaken. Graham is the hero of Episode 3; Weldon is the hero of Episode 4.
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: dark-daventry on February 16, 2011, 11:36:56 PM
He is the hero of Episode 3.

No, Adrienne. He is the hero of Phoenix Online Studios. Seeing the amount of work he puts in is mind-boggling. It makes me feel bad. I've only done PR stuff XD. Seeing what Weldon does makes me want to go and get better at programming and get more involved... But I'm currently failing programming, so that's a lost cause XD
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: waltzdancing on February 17, 2011, 08:59:35 AM
I know how you feel, Chris. I just stayed up as long as I could to keep the guys awake. Mostly Drew.  :P
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: dark-daventry on February 17, 2011, 10:01:23 AM
I know how you feel, Chris. I just stayed up as long as I could to keep the guys awake. Mostly Drew.  :P

XD I'd fall asleep. But I also had class this morning, so I'd of had to get sleep eventually. I'm hoping to increase my involvement with episodes 4 and 5. E-mail me if you need me to help out with anything.
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: Enchantermon on February 17, 2011, 12:12:56 PM
Spoiler alert! The new playable character in TSL is Weldon! :D
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: Cez on February 17, 2011, 12:20:16 PM
Yes, and his inventory is full of cookies!

Yes, Weldon is super awesome. I'm so glad we noticed him posting like crazy, fixing everyone's tech problems when nobody asked him. I was like, hmm, who's this guy? He seems like he would be a nice addition to the team :)

So glad!

Thank you, Weldon, for your amazing efforts!
Cez
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: dark-daventry on February 17, 2011, 12:27:57 PM
Yes, and his inventory is full of cookies!

Yes, Weldon is super awesome. I'm so glad we noticed him posting like crazy, fixing everyone's tech problems when nobody asked him. I was like, hmm, who's this guy? He seems like he would be a nice addition to the team :)

So glad!

Thank you, Weldon, for your amazing efforts!
Cez

I was gonna suggest we add him right when he was added XD
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: Deloria on February 17, 2011, 12:55:17 PM
Congratulations on your thread! :)

Have some white chocolate chip ones for variety. :yes:

(http://www.elanaspantry.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/white_chocolate_chip_cookies.jpg)
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: wilco64256 on February 17, 2011, 01:23:22 PM
Still totally blows my mind whenever I think about it - a year ago TSL was just a dead fan project as far as I knew.  I knew virtually nothing about creating video games period.  Now I'm heavily involved in everything that's going on with Phoenix and hopefully one day this can be my only job (nothing like staying up til 4 AM to get a build uploaded but then still having to be at a regular job by 9).
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: waltzdancing on February 17, 2011, 01:48:39 PM
Tell me about it. Stupid school and work gets into everything.
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: Arkillian on February 17, 2011, 07:02:44 PM
(nothing like staying up til 4 AM to get a build uploaded but then still having to be at a regular job by 9).

I FEEL YOUR PAIN *clings and sobs on ure shoulder*

((No seriously- when I have a comic due in a month's time, I pull 4amers. Sleep may be for the weak, but you BECOME sleep after a few weeks of it D: ))
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: crayauchtin on February 18, 2011, 07:08:10 AM
Weldon, I have a HUGELY important question for you before I comment on your awesomeness.

Have you had the new strawberry cheesecake cookies at Subway??
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: wilco64256 on February 18, 2011, 09:34:07 AM
Strawberry cheescake COOKIES??

O

M

G

*goes to Subway*
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: crayauchtin on February 18, 2011, 03:46:17 PM
That's what I thought.

Awesome.
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: Deloria on February 21, 2011, 09:47:27 AM
I made strawberry cheesecake muffins yesterday. :P They turned out rather well. :D
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: snabbott on February 21, 2011, 11:15:07 AM
Yummy! :D
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: Haids1987 on February 24, 2011, 08:01:11 PM
Wow Weldon, you have your own thread?  'Bout time! :D

Weldon is, in fact, quite a bit more awesome than awesome.  He takes care of three kids--oh wait, he's a teacher, so who knows how many more?!--on top of TSL work?  The man deserves every kind of cookie known to humanity!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_TQp4Ej6ka3w/SNqW7Jv-gYI/AAAAAAAAAEM/E6ObfQLnbaQ/s400/cookie-monster.jpg)

You freaking rock, man.
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: Delling on March 01, 2011, 06:04:07 AM
Wow Weldon, you have your own thread?  'Bout time! :D

Weldon is, in fact, quite a bit more awesome than awesome.  He takes care of three kids--oh wait, he's a teacher, so who knows how many more?!--on top of TSL work?  The man deserves every kind of cookie known to humanity!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_TQp4Ej6ka3w/SNqW7Jv-gYI/AAAAAAAAAEM/E6ObfQLnbaQ/s400/cookie-monster.jpg)

You freaking rock, man.

hehe... that reminds me... the TaeKwonDo club has dubbed me "The Cookie Monster" because I brought cookies for the bus on the trip to Cork. XD

Also, Weldon is like the forum's Chuck Norris or something at this point.
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: Haids1987 on March 01, 2011, 12:09:03 PM
Also, Weldon is like the forum's Chuck Norris or something at this point.
He kicks the bad guys' butts? ;)
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: kindofdoon on March 01, 2011, 12:31:37 PM
If the bad guys are bugs, then yes. :yes:
Title: Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
Post by: Arkillian on March 01, 2011, 01:26:56 PM
Also, Weldon is like the forum's Chuck Norris or something at this point.

So bugs fix themselves at the flex of his pinky finger? ;)