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So it can be traced back to Disney, huh? The root of all evil.

“The first rule of Mickey Mouse club house. . .”

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Smh. Definitely written in another language and translated by someone where English is their second or third language. You should be getting a cut of every unit sold.

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Grew up with a wood stove in a dilapidated trailer and I am endlessly entertained by tending a fire. Go to my best good friends Dads house and tend the stove/fireplace regularly. His Dad installed a furnace years ago but never uses it because hes scared it will burn the house down. But a log rolling out of the giant stone fireplace he built is of little concern. We get used to the ways we do things and ignore the rest.

How do you feel about mickey mouse owning that old piece of you?

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The world is so corrupt. Is it so hard to leave a good thing alone? That being said-I miss my Intel-O-Vision. And pinball...Looking forward to the new book...(Hope I'm done with Pygmy by then...)

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Sounds like you have the perfect editor. I'm giddy for you!

I just read possibly the best editor compliment I've ever heard. From the Acknowledgements section of Stephen Graham Jones' My Heart is a Chainsaw: "...he did what good editors do: he crawled inside the story, looked around at what it was trying to do, and offered up a list of ways it could do that better." I love that so much!

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Finding an editor who pushes you to do more damage to your characters is like winning the lottery! How exciting!

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To Disney, No thank you. As much as I love gaming, if Chuck himself not involved directly, I'm not buying, not for one cent.

And hey! The pinball era was legendary. I caught bits of it when young. Don't know about you, but did you use the old crooked coin trick to by pass pinball machines? And play for less the price? Here it was 1dh = equivalent to 0.10 usd. We'd get the 0.25dh coin, same shape but was a few mm thicker. Then we'd need a pointy rock and flatten it well to trick the machine into thinking its a 1dh coin. It always worked, got caught a few times, but was worth it.

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Wow. Now that’s a weird find! It must be a strange feeling to see your work be successful in decades to come, yet also see it monetized and manipulated in ways you can’t control.

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Sitting by the wood stove editing sounds so dreamy

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I got coal in the boiler.......

Payback is a bitch named Karie Anne

Look what I did to Michael. Can't write about the bathrobe without violating his privacy but I sure as hell can tell you...........and it's beyond awesome and was almost an exact decade in the making.

I will get you back, someday, somehow........ 😆

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Thanks for warning about pulling down the old version. I finished it this morning, and reread the first chapters to savour how every element was set up right from the beginning.

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Sorry Chuck, I've got to say "Um Actually" on this.

The developer is "Cooking and Publishing." A tiny developer based in Spain. The CEO is Jordi Llordes Morell.

The company's website is currently down, but based off some of their other titles, I seriously doubt they had any contact with Disney.

And Disney is so protective of their IPs Sakurai had to scrub all Disney character motifs when introducing extra content from Kingdom Hearts (a disney/square enix game) into Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.

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Speaking of video games, I read on a Wikipedia page that you did some writing for Manhunt 2. Do you remember doing that, Chuck? I loved playing the first one. One of the most brutal games I've ever played.

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There is a Fight Club game for the PS2. I thought you were referring to the games made directly off the movie license right around when the movie came out. It is surprising that they used fight club to make a shovelware game. Most video games made off of movies are pretty bad so I guess the shovelware movie game would be extra bad.

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Woodstoves & editing. How lovely ❤.

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