24 October 2017

FWS News Flash: Taking Some Time Off...

To sum it up, 2017 has been a real bitch and it made me its bitch for much of this year. I realized just a few days ago that I needed to take some time off from FWS. Due to some shitty comments about the lack of editing, my lack of ability to find a full-time job, and lack of motivation to craft or research anymore articles are the reasons I am taking the rest of 2017 off. FWS is my love and passion, and I need to respect that. I simply cannot create articles of a high caliber in my present condition. In addition, I am running out of time and money. I cannot have anymore hard conversions with my wife about our financial situation and my recent failures as a provider. For far too many times, I've working on FWS in secret, like it's porn or something, to prevent my wife from knowing. While FWS fills me with pride, it does not put a roof over our heads or food on the table. I need to comment my energies and time to finding a job before the end of 2017 or the end of the world, whichever comes first. While I will review the next Star Wars film and a review over Mass Effect Andromeda, that is likely the only planned blogposts for the rest of 2017. I want to extend my most heartfelt thanks for supporting FWS over the years and I hope that after this break, you will return to support it because we are not finished here...not by a longshot. Stay Frosty and see you in 2018.    

21 comments:

  1. Sorry to here about your woes but you are doing the right thing. Hurry up and find a job so you can get back to doing this. It really is wonderful stuff.

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  2. sorry for your difficultys, i hope for the best for you and your family
    stay strong and take all the time you nead.
    and for all your work on on the site remember this:
    BRAVO ZULU
    smp

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  3. MY FIRST POST. THANKS FOR A GREAT BLOG THAT IS FULL OF INTERESTING STUFF. I GOT TO ADMIT I CHECK FOR UPDATES DAILY.
    DO WHAT YOU HAVE TOO; YOUR FAMILY COMES FIRST.
    YOUR READERS LIKE ME WILL BE HERE WAITING.

    THANKS FOR A GREAT BLOG

    Brad



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  4. Good luck. I have always enjoyed your blog. My advice: Ignore the asshole critics, find a good job, get your life back together, and come back when you are done. We'll be waiting. It has been a pleasure reading your work.

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  5. Take all the time you need dude. You have a great blog and will look forward to your return.

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  6. I hope things work out for you and I can't wait for your triumphant return. So in honor of you, your family, and the blog, I will go replay ME: Andromeda again this weekend.

    Stay strong, and all the best...

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  7. Chin up mate! There are lots of ways to earn a dime these days but I certainly understand the weightiness of your predicament. Enjoy the break from here and don't get too bummed out by the job market. Who knows, you might be able to find a way to blend your passion into a job! All the best with everything and I look forward to seeing your content when you return!

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  8. take all the time you need, that being said i am looking forward to your review of mass effect andromeda, also would it be possible when their seasons end to review the new star trek and orville ?

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  9. Thanks for all of the kind words. I am touched and very glad to have readers like you guys! I've watched some of ST:DISCO via illegal videos on YouTube and I am not that impressed.I really need to watch Orville, looks really funny.

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  10. yeah it sucks that they decided to put it behind their own streaming service, orville for me feels very tng era star trek but more lighthearted
    also really awesome blog you have, i stumbled upon it a couple of years ago and it's like a treasure for us sci-fi fans

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  11. I just the Orville the other night and I have to say that I was deeply impressed by the show. While it is a comedy-based show that lifts much from Trek, it is still solid and compelling. However, I am not at all impressed by ST:DISCO. It is a pity that the guy that created Family Guy created a better Star Trek show than Paramount. I just do not get ST:DISCO at all. Maybe it is time for Trek to end...?

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  12. maybe it is time for star trek to end, for about 20 years we have been stuck in prequels and now we have battlestar trek in tone, it's like they don't get what made star trek this widely known name.
    yeah seth i have seen is a massive trekkie and wanted to make a star trek show but they wouldn't let him, i guess he decided to make his own trek and i am thankful that fox let him do it

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  13. I hope it goes ok and everything goes well , i udnerstnad what happening and i jsut wanted to say i enjoyed your work

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  14. We'll be here when you get back mate...no worries.

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  15. Some of us might have known what it is to consume time and effort to get a damn job and things done in our relationship. Now is the time for us to pray for a better future so your blog will follow. Thanks again for all your work and see you in 2018 :)

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  16. Sci Fi is much more than just stories. It is using our imagination and knowledge to take lessons from events that didn't occur yet ; an exploration of the field of possibles. We take what is feasable or will soon be and that much "be really really cool" and just assume it exists ; from there we see the repercussions on the world we inhabit. It reaches deep and is a indispensable work, I think, in the world we all live in and which is so rapidly growing. Thanks to science fiction, we develop wisdom towards the future ; and when the time finally occurs to make an infantry battle droid or implant people with brain chips, we as a people can decide wether or not the plan stinks and if we can allow it to be given the green light, fully aware of the risks of malfunction or manipulation that were already imagined for us. By us. We become more responsible in advance for technologies that haven't been developed yet, but are imaginable, and we are experiencing different ways of seeing reality with every work. Thank you again for sharing this with us, and for providing quality overviews of the different depictions of all these subjects. When I want to write a short story for my own benefit and that of my friends, or when I immerge in world-building and I want it to be believable, I know where to go. When I want to imagine a war on Mars, that includes and connects LOTS of different themes and subjects, like pressure suits ; firearms ; the climate of the planet itself ; the possibility of terraforming ; the reasons to wage war ; cities ; battle robots/cyborgs ; nuclear weapons... and thanks to you, I can quickly find everything here. So just to let you know, I never post, but give you my thanks !

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