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I’ve said it before, but I like mike. I like writing for him, where he’s going as a character, how lost he is in a system that isn’t kind to good people. I empathize with his story. In spite of himself Thomas likes him too. I’ve certainly been in that position, but I was never as good at saving people as Thomas. I saw a lot of decent people broken by the power structure of the retail environment. It’s a structure that has contributed, in no small way, to the decline of American excellence. I sincerely hope a generation is coming up now that will cast aside the degenerative notions of profit before service. Or, failing that, at least find a better balance between the two.

One of my older relations passed the other day. Mom and dad went up north to pay their respects, which leaves me in charge of the Teen. I shuttled her to therapy, then to the store, and finally to Pizza Hut for dinner. In spite of the less than stellar road cleanup the state of Colorado saw fit to leave us with no major accidents occurred. (although I did almost get stuck in the school parking lot…) My truck got us there and back again.

Pokémon Bank went live for my area yesterday, so I spent some time transferring last generations monsters to the next. The system is far from perfect, but at least the effort of catching the old ones wasn’t totally lost. If you follow my twitter feed you’ll know that pokemon that have the word king as the first part of their name can’t be transferred. Or at least not always. My Kingdra and Kingler sit, devastated, on my copy of pokemon white… Several random pokemon were flagged as suspicious. Like a ratatta. Who the heck makes a fake ratatta? I don’t remember making a fake ratatta, but whatever… I may go ahead and buy a pass if I ever need one. $5 for a year is not a bad deal. I may not need it though, so I’ll wait out the 30 day trial and see how it goes as far as catching them all is concerned. I hope they give you enough room to store at least one of every monster. If not them I call shenanigans on Nintendo for the Pokebank. Until I know for sure I’m holding off on it though…

If you hadn’t seen it Hiveworks, my host, got attacked again, which left the old malware alerts on chrome and firefox. As before it’s nothing. Just clear your cache. It should be gone in a day or so. Let me know if anything actually goes wrong.

Thanks to those of you who pledged money on Patreon. Especially those of you who pledged more than a dollar. I didn’t think it would let you do that, but I appreciate it none the less. I hope I continue to meet your expectations. Please let me know if there are any reward ideas you might have. There was almost no feedback on that front. I intend to put a permanent link up as soon as I can.

They made zombie Call Of Duty mega bloks. I had to get a set. My intention is to get some of the COD guys and paint them to look like the cast of State Of Decay. I need a Marcus figure because he was the most badass guy ever.

Anyway that’s about all I can think of and the Teen is demanding I watch movies with her. I was only able to escape long enough to make sure the post went live on time. Hope you guys have a safe weekend, what with this snow and whatnot all over. Make good choices!


He likes the unicorn bandaids best.

Also, Chrome’s giving me a malware warning, just so you know.

What, no Spongebob? For shame…
Also, I’m getting them, too. Multiple, in fact, though, that might just be my computer being a dick.

Not just you, the site got hacked again. Someone put their shit malware on as a secondary tab and the browsers are picking up on it. I imagine it’ll get taken care off soon-ish.

Mike simultaneously fills me with both hope and dread in the way that only a totally positive character can. At least with somewhat jaded characters like Thomas or Nina, you know their bad parts so it’s easier to see where something might pop out and get you with an emotional plot point. But Mike’s a sweet, honest guy who I can’t remember having too much of a bad past, probably because he doesn’t really have a whole lot of story dedicated to him. So if and or when Mike’s life gets flipped upside down, it’ll sting more than the others. Just sayin’.

Bank can hold 3000 pokemon, which is all over them almost 4 times over. $5 a year is a no brainer, I wish they’d go ahead and make transfer work for all the DS era games. It seems a bit silly not to.

Hey wanted to say I’ve been reading Between Failures for a while now, and I really want to say it’s awesome, and that you are awesome for making it Crave!
I always look forward to what you have to say about the story and of course the next strip :)
If I had money to pitch in via patreon – you could trust I would contribute, but since that’s not really an option for the time being I hope my morale support will do!
Friendly confident handshake from a kind stranger!

I think it’s great that Mike and Thomas have a good enough rapport to chat like this — faux pas included. And Big Mike doesn’t seem too apologetic.

It sucks that somebody saw fit to use HiveWorks’ server to host their snotware, almost as much as it sucks that HW didn’t cover their @$$3$ better. And nowehre near as much as it sucks that Firefox going into apoplexy over it. “Wolf! Wolf! The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”

(* sigh *)

Just wanted to pass on some thoughts for the Teen. Therapy can be rough, and I think she’s pretty awesome for going on a regular basis. I hope it helps and that she’s feeling better soon. <3

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