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Sky Roy
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Seeing the other side
Parenting is " All Joy and No Fun. "  Not strictly true, of course, but it gets across an important point.  There are lots of rewards from being a parent but the costs are big, and usually those costs involve taking the fun things and not doing them anymore...
Parenting is "All Joy and No Fun."  Not strictly true, of course, but it gets across an important point.  There are lots of rewards from being a parent but the costs are big, and usually those costs involve taking the fun thi...
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Broken
I smashed my chair this weekend.  Not deliberately but rather just by adding that final straw.  I leaned back, felt a lurch, heard a splintering of wood, and the chair back fell away from me.  I managed to avoid pitching right over and looking the fool thou...
I smashed my chair this weekend.  Not deliberately but rather just by adding that final straw.  I leaned back, felt a lurch, heard a splintering of wood, and the chair back fell away from me.  I managed to avoid pitching righ...
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Competition
As I have recently become interested in figuring out the nuts and bolts of publishing a board game I have been joining facebook groups and reading blog posts and such on the topic.  I haven't found much of use in terms of actual game design but I am beginni...
As I have recently become interested in figuring out the nuts and bolts of publishing a board game I have been joining facebook groups and reading blog posts and such on the topic.  I haven't found much of use in terms of act...
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Who to recruit
My guild in WOW is recruiting.  Because we are doing flexible raiding this isn't a sign that we are desperate for any particular thing though.  It is just that we could use a few more regulars to make sure we never end up bashing up against that 'you must h...
My guild in WOW is recruiting.  Because we are doing flexible raiding this isn't a sign that we are desperate for any particular thing though.  It is just that we could use a few more regulars to make sure we never end up bas...
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Being selfish
I have been struggling lately with being selfish.  That is, I haven't been selfish enough, and it has been a problem.  Wendy has been struggling with a fairly serious knee injury that just won't heal for about five months now and on the same timeline has be...
I have been struggling lately with being selfish.  That is, I haven't been selfish enough, and it has been a problem.  Wendy has been struggling with a fairly serious knee injury that just won't heal for about five months now...
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Teaching is fun
The thing that I get most pleasure from in parenting is teaching Elli about tricky things.  Rolling around on the floor playing games is fine and all but what I look forward to the most is discussions with her as a teenager where I will be able to push her ...
The thing that I get most pleasure from in parenting is teaching Elli about tricky things.  Rolling around on the floor playing games is fine and all but what I look forward to the most is discussions with her as a teenager w...
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Care about the numbers
This week I had a talk with a rep from a game publishing company about making Camp Nightmare for me.  It was informative, but mostly reinforced ideas I had already come to from a bunch of different sources.  The rep made it clear that Camp Nightmare is a re...
This week I had a talk with a rep from a game publishing company about making Camp Nightmare for me.  It was informative, but mostly reinforced ideas I had already come to from a bunch of different sources.  The rep made it c...
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The Impossible Dream
Conversations about my life with other people often get pretty weird.  In particular I find that straight guys react in a predictable way that I wish I could change but which clearly is going to be a thing for quite some time.  The two things about my life ...
Conversations about my life with other people often get pretty weird.  In particular I find that straight guys react in a predictable way that I wish I could change but which clearly is going to be a thing for quite some time...
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The value of marks
I am struggling right now with finding the right amount of stress to place on the value of marks at school.  Innately I don't really care much at all about what marks Elli gets.  I care that she learns, but if she picks up all the concepts and is happy and ...
I am struggling right now with finding the right amount of stress to place on the value of marks at school.  Innately I don't really care much at all about what marks Elli gets.  I care that she learns, but if she picks up al...
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What a deal
Today I was buying iron pills at the drugstore.  These particular ones are behind the counter so I have to have a conversation with the pharmacist to get access to them.  They want to be sure that a doctor has actually recommended taking them and that it is...
Today I was buying iron pills at the drugstore.  These particular ones are behind the counter so I have to have a conversation with the pharmacist to get access to them.  They want to be sure that a doctor has actually recomm...
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Its token time
The WOW token is live.  Blizzard did a good job in implementing it, mostly by making sure that it wasn't at all the same as the regular AH.  It isn't players selling to each other but rather just a floating price based on whether or not there are currently ...
The WOW token is live.  Blizzard did a good job in implementing it, mostly by making sure that it wasn't at all the same as the regular AH.  It isn't players selling to each other but rather just a floating price based on whe...
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Dividing by 2
While mucking about on TheGameCrafter.com to figure out how to publish Camp Nightmare I have learned many things.  All I have been doing for now is figuring out what various parts cost and how to enter them because I don't have finished images yet but this ...
While mucking about on TheGameCrafter.com to figure out how to publish Camp Nightmare I have learned many things.  All I have been doing for now is figuring out what various parts cost and how to enter them because I don't ha...
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Lina Ferrell's profile photo
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Dan Zlotnikov's profile photo
Geoff Pounder's profile photo
Eric Dugdale's profile photo
Jason St. Aubyn Simpson's profile photo
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Too much the geek perhaps
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I am the Sky the lives in Toronto, plays games a lot, and writes about all kinds of things at http://abrightcape.blogspot.ca/ Hopefully now you know whether or not I am the right Sky.
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Fifty feel tall and made of steel
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    Mathematics, 1997 - 2001
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