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I wish I could post more often, but alas, life gets in the way. Between working in the mornings (6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST) and then jumping into GI work, it’s hard to do much of anything else.

So I entered the editing pool for Bitmob. I couldn’t just let that god-awful entry go by. The copy editor in me had a fit, and that was just from a quick read. When you get into that editing mindset, you’ll find yourself editing menus in restaurants sometimes. A caveat for my applying: I misspelled Shoe’s name in my e-mail! I was thinking of something completely different when I typed up the e-mail and forgot to change it. I feel like an ass, so I hope Shoe forgives the screw up. I know better given how long I read EGM.

I finally got the Twitter account set up for GI and we started two projects. The first is The Gaming Insurrection Show. It’s a series of videos I recorded about a year ago about the GI crew doing random stuff involving games. Our episodes have us discussing old-school games or playing games like Marvel vs. Capcom. I think I’m up next for Episode 04.

My main inspiration is Area 5. They produce high-quality stuff and my mind was blown during their first episode. I watch them every week when I get home from work, and I follow them on Twitter. If you haven’t watched CO-OP I highly recommend it. The production values alone make it awesome. Also, Shoe is a frequent guest!

I would like to make a trip for a future episode. The world’s largest arcade, Funspot, is in New Hampshire and the guys at Arcade Hunters just covered it. I would love to go. I’m an old-school gaming girl who can appreciate good arcades these days. I miss going in and playing MK2 on decent sticks. We’re supposed to take a trip next year for a feature but we’ll see how vacation time and money flow.

My weekly podcasts are moving right along, too. I thought it might be hard to keep them up, but we’re having success in recording consistently. We talk primarily about retro games but new stuff does come up. In one of our recent discussions, the group of players collectively known as Skillsmith came up. If you don’t know who or what that is, search for it on YouTube. Skillsmith videos are legendary for their beasting in many Capcom fighting games. They are routinely acknowledged in older fighting games in the credits. Anytime you can parry all of Gil’s Seraphic Wing, stop his Resurrection move and get a perfect with Hugo in SF3:3S, you deserve mention in the credits for play testing.

I am applying for a different job, possibly a 9 to 5 about half an hour away from where I live and work now. Hopefully, it means more money and possibly printing issues of GI for distribution back home. For right now, though, more videos have to be made. MK Trilogy on N64, here I come.

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