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I'd feel really sorry for you right now, but that's how things go. I know that you wanted to add another one of your crazy spins on the podcast, and I know I love to see you do such things like that. But as a member of the project itself, I still think that it's not a good idea to blame people for doing things that went completely wrong or was mistimed or whatever.

On top of that, Hadyn (the guy who didn't respond) mentioned in the project topic itself that he lives in Australia, so he couldn't come anyway.

Still I do feel really upset because this was a podcast I was waiting with anticipation for for a really long time. I don't want to act like a pushover, but I felt heartbroken to see this, not only to assume that KFC and SnappleMan have sort of caused this decision, but also a reaction like this.

I guess there's no point getting fussy over spilt milk, so I might as well leave you two to do your thing, whichever it is.

First of all, living in Australia does not necessarily mean we couldn't find a time to do the interview that works for both parties. We've been planning a TO interview for a while now, (although he has some technical recording issues at the moment). And even if there were no possible way he could have done it, the fact that he didn't even bother to reply to our email was insulting.

Secondly, KFC and Snappleman were both extremely unreliable, even after we all agreed on a time and stressed the importance of their being there. KFC came home over an hour and a half late...high...and then complained that his microphone was "suddenly stolen." :roll: Snappleman promised that the next day would be no problem at all, and then bailed out last minute without even emailing/IMing/calling us when he knew was going to be even later than 11 or 12, after our original 7:30 time.

I'm pretty surprised that you would complain to us about the loss of this special Project Chaos episode, and about our reaction to it, when it was clearly their fault. When we set up an interview, we expect to take first priority. There is simply no excuse for forgetting the interview, or agreeing to babysit someone at the last minute. And neither of the two that originally promised to be there made any effort to reschedule.

Still, as we said, the Project Chaos stuff was only a catalyst for our decision to go on break. There are many good reasons to do so.

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I understand the unreliability of the project staff (and I see your reasons for it), but this is still simply penalising the popularity for both the project *and* the podcast. Besides, Hadyn didn't get a chance to see his mail until today so please don't see him as ignorant.

But I can see what's happened. I just hope it hasn't robbed the project of any kind of "special" mention per se, but I hope the break will still give you time to clear things out after what came to happen. I'm sorry if I caused a fuss over nothing.

(and I suppose my voicemail from last week will be deleted too; it'll be too out of date to keep by the next actual VGDJ episode... oh well.)

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Secondly, KFC and Snappleman were both extremely unreliable

I have to be honest here, even though those two are friends to me: I'm not really surprised. :P

A break will be a good thing for VGDJ, I think: A fresh start in a month or two may be just the thing to make the show even better. Sure, we're without VGDJ for awhile, but when it returns it'll be almost like a shiny brand-new show! ;)

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I got my button last night. The button itself is great. I also appreciate the art on the back of the envelope. I don't have a scanner so I can't put it online, but it was a couple stick people illustrating the pronunciation of my name (Can-toss). That was funny enough, but it was cool to see Pixietricks paying attention to a relatively unimportant comment (made after they mispronounced my name on the episode talking about the winners of the video game music promotion contest) from a relatively new OCR member. It was just another reminder that Zircon and Pixietricks are doing this for a community of people they care about, unlike most other podcasts that are informative but detatched from the listeners. Kudos!

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I already told you guys I can't go w/o my weekly VGDJ fix! Nooooo! I just hope you guys DO end up coming back! Gmrrrr....don't let VGDJ die.

And to you people (coughkfccoughsnapplemancough) who blew Pixie and Zircon off, shame on you! They work so hard on this stuff and you can't even find 10 minutes or something to devote to it, when they're giving you free publicity....pretty lame, guys.

And what a wonderful present to get 3 days before my birthday.... :cry: VGDJ on hiatus...I can't handle the stress anymore....WAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!

Ok, I'm better now

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Woo! got in my hand a... VGDJ BUTTON!!!! now, if I'm ever in NY, I can stalk Zircon! My parents were VERY confused about a somewhat lopsided envelope, but I'm not special enough for vgdj to send me something dangerous, they don't trust me :wink:

Or something like that

Technically, a pin can be dangerous...

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Got mine today, few little things about it:

-Torn envelope, but it wasn't empty, luckily. The tear was a little too small for the button to make its escape

-As others have said [those who DID successfully get one], it's so friggin' cute. All tiny and stuff. aww

-Zircon's handwriting it pretty awful. Just goes to show bear + writing utensil makes for horrid penmanship

That's about it. Though I feel a little ripped off, while Kanthos got art on his envelope, and I got a "KEEP LISTENING ^___^".

But I'm still better off than a lot of people, I suppose, since my button was present and intact. So...I guess I can't complain. Thanks guys.

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I, too, received my button, albeit without any tears or missing buttons (*uncrosses fingers*).

Zircon was very kind to write a personalized comment and include a drawing of a fish (perhaps a reference to his relationship with his beloved - ? , e.g. "bloop!")

These two deserve a thank-you note(and I'm sending one once I get some more stamps!)...and so much more...

Enjoy your well-deserved break, you two!

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