The year 2012 did not start well for me. I’ve written about some of the reasons for that, while others are none of your danged business or simply don’t need to be aired in public. Suffice to say the first three months of the year were one gigantic low point for me, and I managed to wind up March by simultaneously pinching a nerve in my back and coming down with one of the worst colds of my life at exactly the same time. But it seems like my life actually works on quarterly cycles, because since the beginning of April things have actually been pretty OK! I took a too-short trip to Rome that rolled right into PAX East and back home with no significant jetlag, and the general tone of life for the past two weeks has been remarkably positive in light of the previous three months.
What surprises me is that it seems the quality of my work has run in parallel to the rest of my life. Frankly, I feel like just about everything I wrote and published earlier this year was terrible. The past week or so? Either my writing has been really strong or else I’ve lost all sense of perspective. I’m particularly happy with the editorial we published today, which uses the controversy over Fez‘s creator’s comments at GDC as a jumping off point to tackle the question of how (or whether) the actions and beliefs of developers should affect our perspective on their work.
Actually, 1UP in general was pretty boss today. You should go there and read everything. We may be small these days, but gosh darn it, we’re feisty.