"Courage and perseverance are important if one is to run anything resembling a news organization...the folks at theOtaku.com have demonstrated themselves to have ample quantities of both."
~ TCJ (The Comics Journal)
"A couple years of experience in the Otaku circle have taught me at least one good lesson--to trust Adam."
~ myO member
"Adam is actually a decently accomplished troll."
"The scale of Adam's cunning genius is truly frightening."
I'm lucky to live in NYC where a select few sushi chefs are allowed to prepare the highly poisonous but supposedly delicious blowfish sushi. It's safe, but there's always that off chance of dying a terrible death.
This Saturday I'll test my luck.
I also went to the official NYC Mad Men premier party. I donned a super-swanky retro vest. Will post a pic some time.
Really happy tonight to meet one of the greatest and most creative game designers of all time (Grim Fandango, Monkey Island, Brutal Legend, etc., etc.)
Following a speech he gave, I waited amongst a mass of people to talk to him. Here's how things went down:
Adam Thoughts: "Crap, I'm totally unprepared. I could ask him for a photo, but everyone does that."
Adam Thoughts: "Hm...how can I blow his mind with something creative using only what I have in my possession."
From my iPhone I download a wallpaper of Grim Fandango. I then open the wallpaper using an MS Paint-like app that lets you scribble with your finger.
When I met Tim I told him I'd have him do a first and use his finger to digitally sign my iPhone's wallpaper. He was completely perplexed by the thought and gave it a try ("How do I sign your screen?").
I now have a virtually signed iPhone wallpaper of one of the best games ever made. Plus I impressed him with some last second creativity.
I wish I had used the opportunity to ask him a question or two, but instead I just complained about how hard it is to be an independent game designer, especially when you juggle other stuff at the same time.