|2003/02/16 16:14:16 PST by Dev [manager]|
Happy Birthday, dear Io!
Happy Birthday to you!
Two years ago today, the project first began as little more than a whim, on my part. Now look what I've done!
Actually, it isn't right to say that I've done it. I really didn't do much more than provide an aim, and I was and continue to be blown away by the initiative that always seems to come from unlikely places to add another building block toward our goals. I don't mean to preach to the choir, but now is as good a time as any to thank everyone for their involvement and their participation. That's really what this is all about.
Having said that, I guess I can make a few birthday wishes for the project. Mostly, I wish I were more available in general, and I'll try now to just be more "around" and promoting everyday activity, even if it's discussing something completely unrelated in GenDisc. As a volunteer project, I think it's important that we maintain that sense of teamwork, and maybe it's that recently people have drifted apart a bit. I want to try to change that as much as I can.
Also, while v4 is an absolutely awesome structure for us to be able to work in, its form is only as good as we make it. That's something else I want to work on. There's more story to fill out and revise, more system designing to be done, and more art to create and critique! I'd like to think that we're at a place with a lot of potential, and we just have to go for it.
I don't want to doom myself too prematurely, because it sounds like I'm putting this all on my shoulders. If it comes down to me, so be it, and that's always been the catch-all. But I know that you guys share the vision here. Sometimes I take it for granted just how willing people are to believe that Brooke, say, is a real person who once lived in this world, and the fact that we can all assume that and all be together, on the same page, working toward point A or point B is just really awesome. I guess I mean to say, I can just dream all this up, but with you guys to believe in it, we lend truth to it, and we can share that with whatever audience we end up with.
Beh. I'm preaching. Sorry.
Oh hey ... I want to share something Temp found recently. Look familiar? I don't even know if anyone's still around who'd remember, but I thought it was kind of ... well ... funny, maybe.
Anyway, time to put words into action. Of course, I say that when I have a night completely full of homework ahead of me, and a Monday the likes of which many of you have ... seen ... but would never want to see again! I'll survive, surely, and then maybe we'll really start pounding away at Part II for all it's worth.
As true as it's ever been.... there ain't no gettin' offa this train we're on!