Adieu, 2020.

This shall be my final status report in the year of our lord, 2020.


I know I'm going to catch some flack for this controversial opinion, but... I don't think 2020 was that great of a year.


I mean, Alex Trebek and Sean Connery died like a week from one another and we all barely blinked! That sort of thing would have been nonstop news in 2019, but we all sorta just shrugged it off.


I know I'm gullible and "optimistic," but even I realize that all this craziness isn't the fault of some abstract concept like a year. There are no guarantees that 2021 will be any better.


Things are a lot worse than they could have been because a lot of people are stupid. But things aren't as bad as they could have been because some people are trying. I'm hoping that 2021 will have more people trying and less people stupiding.


Anyway, I am extremely grateful for all of you who have helped to keep me sane this year. We had a great virtual convention thanks to VR Chat, and I intend to start hosting occasional meetups and get togethers in the VR gas station so we can all stay in touch safely and remotely. (Stay tuned for more information about VR Gas Station parties!)


And while Covid certainly stalled a lot of creative plans, 2020 was the year my third book finally released! And now... let's just say I have a lot of stuff planned for 2021.


A couple more things to report on:


I'm temporarily suspending the merch shop. Sorry for the inconvenience.


The official gas station Choose Your Own Adventure Story is now up and running. This, too, might turn into a regular thing. Super special thanks to all of the authors who contributed to the beta post. You helped me work out a lot of bugs.


Lastly, I just want to remind everybody that Covid fatigue is a real thing. We're so close to the vaccine, you guys. Let's please just keep trying so we can put this one annoying thing behind us.


That's all I have for now. Thanks so much everybody.


Love y'all.


-Jack

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