May
27
2020
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05/27/2020 Book Report, FROZEN DREAMS.

Mostly I’m trying to figure out advertising right now. I grabbed Backerkit mostly to coordinate surveys and fulfillment, but the preorder store has actually been pretty productive. Sufficiently so that I could maybe afford to buy some ads on Facebook or whatnot; I just don’t know whether it’s cost-effective. Although maybe I should do it anyway, as a teaching mechanism? There are a lot of elements to this self-publishing thing that aren’t immediately obvious.

Also: hopefully soon I’ll have a logo! My sister’s a graphic designer, and she’s working on it for me now. Gonna put it in all the books and stuff.

May
27
2020
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05/27/2020 Snippet, MARIE AND THE CONTINENT.

I am probably going to have to kill that one darling.

Patreon!

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May
27
2020
0

The ENnies are back on!

The ENnies are Gen Con’s gaming awards. And although Gen Con may have been cancelled, there’s still going to be an awards ceremony:

Huh. It occurs to me that the Kickstarter‘s RPG worldbook will technically qualify for next year’s awards, although it almost certainly won’t win, or even get nominated. Still, it’ll be a slightly different world for me at that point. Neat!

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May
27
2020
0

I’m just not seeing how HBO Max works out.

I mean, it’s trying real hard to play catch-up to the Mouse. But that sentence says it all, doesn’t it? Warner Bros. (the folks behind HBO Max) doesn’t have the immediate brand identification that Disney enjoys, and it shows. I’m also not getting why they’re not bundling the DC streaming service directly into HBO Max, either. Disney+ had to combine Star Wars, Marvel, National Geographic, and Disney’s own core materials to get a viable streaming platform; does anybody in Warner think that they’re going to get people to buy two different platforms?

Moe Lane

PS: I think that an answer to this problem might be copyright reform. Twenty-five years after first publication, then done. Somebody will be happy to curate pre-1995 collections of movies, TV shows, and radio broadcasts; and, shorn of the illusory promise of their backlists*, the studios can realistically price what it’s worth to have free access to their current inventory. But what do I know? I’m just this guy on the Internet.

*I don’t really think that non-Mouse studios have an appealing enough backlist to justify a permanent subscription. Heck, arguably Disney doesn’t, either.

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May
27
2020
1

I Saw NASA Worm Purges Open For Freeze-Dried Ice Cream Back In ’89.

Still don’t know how I got in: when I was 19 I looked like I was 15. I’m deliberately not giving any context to this, by the way. You’ll just have to read the article:

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May
26
2020
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05/26/2020 Book Report, FROZEN DREAMS.

I did some work on the RPG (you can see it on Patreon) and I got the continent map back! I’m now deciding whether to make it an add-on for Backerkit. It’s kind of spoiler-y.

Aside from that, right now I’m mostly keeping track of people doing stuff. Things are being reviewed, assessed, annotated, drawn, and generally worked on; there’s a lot of moving parts to this thing. I shouldn’t be surprised at that, yet here we are.

May
26
2020
0

Oculus Rift / Roblox VR bleg.

I am at my wit’s end on this – and so is my kid, which is a little more important. The short version: since the last update Roblox doesn’t recognize the Oculus headset, even when Steam VR is enabled. We get sound but not video. The Oculus works otherwise. Anybody have any thoughts?

Moe Lane

PS: The new version of Roblox has nothing in settings to even refer to VR.

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