4/17/2020 2:45:37 PM
This last month has been a wild ride. It's been extremely eye opening as well. Needless to say while I'm still processing a lot of this, I have come to the decision that its time to change the nature of this website.
UPDATE 5/3: I have decided to scale back on this after thinking it over for a few weeks. I have restored all Coronavirus content on the website and reactivated my Twitter account. But fuck Facebook and thin-skinned snowflakes (regardless of which side of the aisle they occupy).
I have decided to step back from actively updating this website with new content. I have also taken it upon myself to de-index any previously available Coronavirus related content (though if you have a direct link, it should still work). I have received a lot of negative feedback from both those I keep close and those I dearly love about my opinions on this matter as well as other tangentially related matters (politics in particular). While their negative feedback does not invalidate any of my opinions, it has become clear to me that I cannot continue existing as an honest facsimile of myself online.
In addition I have terminated both my Facebook and Twitter accounts. I am also going to stop actively participating in discussions on Reddit. For the time being I plan on keeping my Twitch Stream up and running as I have really enjoyed helping expose games like Caves of Qud to a wider audience. As it stands now however, that stream will constitute nearly the entirety of my online presence moving forward. To be clear: If you are overtly sensitive and/or thin skinned I would advise you to stay away from that stream.
Right now I don't know if this is forever or just a temporary measure. I need to do what's right for me and frankly right now at this very moment I need less conflict in my life. Way less. As a firm believer in the adage "Be the change you want to see in the world" I can only accomplish that by retreating from my public persona and allowing others to take the reins and guide the public conversation where they see fit.
In closing, let me just quote one of my favorite authors and say, "So long and thanks for all the fish!"