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Monday, February 3, 2014

A Hiatus and Leave of Absence

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - See you next month.

This is really important: KoopaTV will cease posting articles for the month of February. Yes, we are taking a break.

You know in Paper Mario where you're Power Bouncing a foe and you've long since eliminated all of their HP to 0, but you're still hitting those action commands anyway just to see how long you can go? Maintaining our record of posting an article every weekday since our founding in May 2013 is kind of like that. But even Masahiro Sakurai took a break, and it was a paid one. We got nothing. 

To complicate things further, all is not well within our staff. Staff member RawkHawk2010 is taking a leave of absence from KoopaTV. We caught it on camera in the name of transparency (skip to 4:46):




In case you're hearing-impaired or something is wrong with our footage, here is a transcript.
DATE: ??? TIME: ??? [KOOPA KEEP] AIM BLAST
RawkHawk2010: Sorry, but I'll be taking a leave of absence.
YoshiRider123: WAIT! What do you mean by a leave?!
Ludwig Von Koopa: Can you at least give me a reason why?
Rawk: I can only say... that this is something that I must settle on my own.
Kamek: *concerned, wordless expression*
Rawk: *exits the [Koopa Keep] Blast*

*Dark Age Of The Blog music plays*

YoshiRider123: Oh why Rawk... why are you shutting us out...?
So that's the story. We'll be looking for new talent during the hiatus. I dunno if that'll be easy to find, considering the niche and skill requirement that KoopaTV has gotten itself into these past eight-to-nine months.

If you're interested, I'll still be around here. I just won't be posting any articles. The past month or two has been hard on me personally, too. Maybe you've noticed articles have been getting posted later and later — I don't have much free time any more, so I'm basically writing things that day as opposed to in advance. It's a problem.

By the way, Rawk controls the Go IP. He's taking it with him. That means that Jessie Go Jr. Two is hereby canceled. Even though we subtle-y just identified it as Jessie Go Jr.: Ace Attorney. Here's all we've done with the idea:




It works using your microphone, just like the real Ace Attorney games!

Anyway, this hiatus might last a week. Or two. Or three. By then, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will be out, so maybe we'll take another week off in honour of that. Who knows.

We're definitely not going away, though. We have a mission to tell you the truth about what's going on in this industry, and tell you it with... a smile! A wise person once almost said,
"The worst times are when bloggers have to force their biggest smiles".
Or alternatively,
"A blogger is someone who smiles no matter how bad it gets."
And another wise person — a poet — once said,
"Life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible — but it's never easy when there's so much on the line. But you and I can make a difference. There's a mission just for you and me. Just look inside — and you will find... just what you can do."
I've had to look inside to find what I can do. And here's what I can do, here's what WE can do: We can take our industry back! We ain't giving up on that.


You should still follow Ludwig at NNID PrinceOfKoopas over on Miiverse. He'd appreciate it.


February is always causing problems. Three years later, KoopaTV moved to three articles a week.

6 comments :

  1. By the way, if you're looking for a place to go in the interim, go to our brother-from-another-mother, CainTV.
    http://www.caintv.com

    Great articles that are basically what we talk about here without the videogames, like this one!
    http://www.caintv.com/snl-producer-say-dems-get-kid

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  2. I'll be sending a Guest Writer Application Email in the next day or so, I've been PLANNING to do sobut I've never gotten around to do it. So check your email!

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  3. And I've been planning to end the hiatus within the next day or so but I haven't gotten around to do it.
    So check KoopaTV!

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    1. End it! Or go and extend it. You have a choice. And I have a choice to be lazy or not and send you an email. Maybe your first post should be about how Nintendo just MAJORLY ticked off WiFi Brawlers and Pokémon players. Or, I'll do it.

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    2. My first post has to be something else.
      ...Anyway, we're currently looking at your application and talking about you. ^.^

      ...And I'll talk about some detailed stuff as an e-mail reply.

      Delete

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