Wednesday, 16 March 2016
An Intriguing Italian Language Blog - And a New Game in Development
It's been ages since I've added a new blog to my list (well I HAVE added one or two from time to time I haven't told you about - best check out the blog listing over in the right hand sidebar). Anyway: I’ve just come across an intriguing Italian language blog - see above. As usual it was while looking for something else – but that’s how it goes (click on pic above to visit or look in the blog link section over in the right hand sidebar – just scroll down 'till you find it). It seems very much along the lines of the ‘employer becomes the maid and vice versa’ kind of theme and akin to the ‘reduced status’ or ‘social demotion’ type of scenario – all good stuff!
Meanwhile, yours truly has been commissioned to come up with ideas for a new role playing game currently under development from the people that brought you SELECTACORP, CORPORATE RAIDER etc –which was what I was working on when I came across the above blog. Click here to go to CORPORATE RAIDER 3 or click on the pic below to go to their forum to read more.
I’ll provide an entire article comprising a more complete, more full description of the new game and progress report, together with snap shots of the slides and proposed storyline, next time – most probably this Friday or failing that (because I’m away from home most weekends) late this coming Monday afternoon (UK time). It’s an exciting project – so keep ‘em peeled!
Finally: The reason I’ve been away for a while is because my mother recently suffered complications following what should ordinarily have been a fairly straightforward eye cataract operation but which was complicated by the fact that she suffers from a fairly rare form of glaucoma in the eye concerned. This resulted in a complete (and probably permanent) loss of vision in that eye and several back-to-back hospital appointments (still on-going; the next is tomorrow) and of course in addition to being escorted to and from said hospitals she needed someone to stay with her for a few days to help administer eye drops, bathe the eye and watch over her while things settled down. I did take my laptop with me and was able to do a little writing, working on and nurturing the 3 – 4 books I have part-completed and growing on its hard drive, but as you can imagine little else was possible (not least because she does not have any kind of internet access). It doesn’t help that immediately before this happened I’d taken a few days off when a friend offered to stand me a few drinks while touring around various pubs (he writes about pubs – nice career move!) though I did manage to get some writing done and opened up more of a Twitter pathway than I had by tweeting on various subjects (not JUST spanking – the culture of queuing and the ‘we’re short staffed’ excuse becoming more and more prevalent here in the UK is a favourite subject of mine). See you next time!