Some of you may have noticed my absence as of late, or MAYBE even wondered about where I've been.
As many of you know, I spent much of the summer frustratingly unemployed, and then, all at once, the work came on. I got hired from the pharmacy into the main store at Pamida, as the "electronics guy". Also, my substitute license has brought work.
A science teacher at the local middle school fell very ill, and medication based on a misdiagnosis has severely damaged his kidneys, so I have taken over his class for the next month or two. Plus, as with any retailer, things have gotten infinitely busy at Pamida with the holidays coming up, so I'm usually working 30+ hours a week there: nights after school, and weekends.
Needless to say, I haven't much time at home, and I'm usually tuckered out from trying to get rambunctious 6th graders to sit down and shut up.
I'm pleased at how things have been going. Minerva and Shaggy have been doing a great job of keeping the place running, and discussions have been really involved and on-topic. I'll keep trying to check in when i have the time and energy, but I have to make hay when the sun shines, because after xmas, that teacher will (hopefully, for his sake) be back to work, and Pamida will be deader than a doornail, and I'll be back in the breadline.
However, I'd like to start now with some upcoming ideas for this forum.
Firstoff, the next Q&A round is coming up... Keep your eyes open for that, and start thinking up some good questions! Our last round was pretty successful, we got some solid answers, and a couple other forums were able to get some really enlightening statements out of Hasbro. Let's build on that and make Round 3 for TFL a heavy hitter.
Also, Blackjack and I have long been discussing some roleplay reforms to make it more involved, and easier to get into for those of you we haven't recruited yet, as well as a steadier pace. Every year the RP hits doldrums around these holiday months, so now would be a good time to toss around some ideas.
Lastly, I've found a couple hours here and there to get the ROTF archives closer to roll out time. That means that we're caught up to the current series, and hopefully will be able to update as new figures come out!
I'll keep you all posted as time marches on. Keep on truckin'!