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Subject:We can pidge if we want to
Time:08:57 pm
Note to Team Hatoful: I should mostly be available this weekend as usual.

BUT

There is a chance that my aunt will be calling me sometime this weekend to discuss my novel (as I've sent it to her for feedback.) You know, the aunt who (along with my grandmother) is a published author with a ton of books under her belt? That one.

She was supposed to get back to me like two weeks ago, but it fell through because she's been super busy trying to pin down the negotiations and such because apparently they want to adapt one of her works into a YouTube series. She claims she'll try again this weekend. Meanwhile, that sentence alone should tell you:

1) What a big deal she is and how weighty her opinion is, both as far as her knowing a thing or two about how to write a good novel and her knowing a thing or two about how to get it published it once it's written, and
2) The unlikelihood she's actually going to call (she's not flaky or anything, she's just that busy) and therefore how insane I would have to be to blow it off or reschedule or anything if she actually does. This could be my only chance.

So, yeah. I don't have a time frame on when she'll call; I honestly don't even know if she'll call this weekend. However, if she happens to call in the middle of our Hato-ing, I'm taking it. I'm sorry, you know I love you guys, and hopefully you can bring a backup game to switch to or something if I drop out on you, but I will not turn down the opportunity to get personal one-on-one feedback and advice from a successful professional. Sorry. I really hope you understand.

This is all kind of a just-in-case scenario anyway, though; this is all assuming she even calls at all, let alone during that exact time span. If she doesn't, then obviously we're fine and I can participate as normal. And really, I honestly do not expect such a collision to occur. I just ... wanted to get that out there, I guess. Just in case.

Oh, speaking of novel stuff, while we're on the subject: remember the character bust portraits that Corvus Fae drew? (http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2888080/ and http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2888088/) Those who have actually read the novel should recognize those as the illustrations preceding each character's chapter. Anyway, she's redoing the entire set, plus adding a ninth one of me, Teo, the woodrat, to put in front of the out-of-character afterword bit wherein I thank everyone and such. Here are the first two new ones!
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xaq
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Time:2013-08-16 07:27 am (UTC)
No apologies necessary. Once-in-a-lifetime possibilities take precedence over pigeons.

Besides, it gives me more time to get Chapter 5 on up done.
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budgiebin
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Time:2013-08-16 12:15 pm (UTC)
HOW DARE YOU PUT YOUR PERSONAL SUCCESS BEFORE THE TEAM

No really though, if she does call then don't even worry about it ♥

um... if this happens how about a fall-back on Hato CAH or something? Is there another game we want to play?
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davidn
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Time:2013-08-16 12:20 pm (UTC)
That all sounds good to me :) I have prepared a few rounds of a small Hatoful improvisation game that I think will turn out very funny with these team members... though Kjorteo should be there for that as well. I'm definitely prepared to do CAH again as a stopgap!

I'd better get the emulator up to where we crashed last time, now I think about it...
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budgiebin
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Time:2013-08-16 03:42 pm (UTC)
Oh my. I'm excited already!
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ravenworks
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Time:2013-08-16 11:26 pm (UTC)
I'm good for saturday, busy sunday.

While I think of it, I'm not available next weekend, sorry.
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davidn
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Time:2013-08-17 12:37 am (UTC)
Oh yes, I should mention as well - after this weekend I'll be away for the following two weekends! (But will be back for US Labor Day, though I'm not sure if it coincides with a Canada holiday.)
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budgiebin
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Time:2013-08-17 04:16 am (UTC)
I'm probably out camping during Labor Day weekend, so scratch that. :P

EDIT: Wow, it's Schrodinger's Campsite! They're all booked up so I think if we can't figure something out we have to put off the trip a little and be more prepared for MAYBE NEXT SUMMER. e.e

Edited at 2013-08-17 04:48 am (UTC)
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ravenworks
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Time:2013-08-17 12:06 am (UTC)
Er, wait, I don't know how this slipped my mind -- I've been sick the past two days. I think I'm doing better, but I thought that last night too..... so we'll see how I am, I might bow out of this one.
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davidn
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Time:2013-08-17 12:37 am (UTC)
Slipping your mind sounds like a good sign, at least :)
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budgiebin
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Time:2013-08-17 04:18 am (UTC)
Let us know when you figure out whether you're well enough to do it! I usually make the announcement by noon EST.
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ravenworks
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Time:2013-08-17 03:16 pm (UTC)
OK, I think I should be alright to pidge (although we'll see if I burn out sooner than usual... probably not though.)
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