Some of you may remember I have promoted Bloodstained with the local gaming podcast: Good Ole Gamers. I've actually become really good friends with Lyle and Brandon since then. In fact I was just over Lyle's house last month.
It's crazy to think everything I saw in that house except for Lyle, his girlfriend Emerald and their cats and dog are just gone. Emerald works at a pet store and has amassed quite the heard of pets. I have pictures of me petting one of her skunks. Unfortunately, the skunks, bearded dragons, iguana, bird, fish, animals I probably didn't even know about... all of them burned to death.
Last year was really tough for Lyle because his grandfather who basically raised him died. He didn't take it well. On top of that they discovered his dad has cancer and are still dealing with that. 2017 was bad, but at 2 am or so on new years day faulty wiring caused an electrical fire in the attic of Lyle's house. The wind and the frozen fire fighting equipment issues that hampered the efforts of the fire fighters left nothing. Lyle is a collector of retro gaming hardware and horror memorabilia. A lifetime of serious game collecting that is gone. He loved all that stuff enough to make a podcast about it. It really was his passion. Lyle recently finished his grandfather's save file on the original Zelda gold cart. Now it's gone, and I know that was a special connection for him that can never be returned. Because they were renting and planning on moving they didn't get renter's insurance. They are having to start from scratch.
I'm going to give all I can. I'm going to show him there are people out there that care. I hope it inspires you to consider that as well. I've already had a few of the Bloodstained community tell me they are helping out. To you, thanks again. To all of you that do, from the bottom of my heart, thanks.
GoFundMe Google wallet is lylemcc1985 and PayPal is firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Edit: Jan 3, 2018 23:13:17 GMT -6 by XombieMike
gunlord500: Redogan I mean, for a big update, I'd wait for the end of the month--I understand being eager to see stuff, but the previous update was on Dec. 21, so I wouldn't expect a big update until Jan. 21 or later--these things do take time, especially to polish.
Jan 15, 2018 17:08:22 GMT -6
Galamoth: Now I've got 555 wall-macs. ...Do I get a free 5-5-5 deal from Domino's now?
Jan 15, 2018 17:34:57 GMT -6
Galamoth: 'Betcha' being the operative word here.
Jan 16, 2018 2:10:19 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: He's committed to it. I wouldn't worry (too much). The man has plans and plans behind plans.
Jan 16, 2018 9:09:47 GMT -6
Scars Unseen: I may be offline for an indeterminate amount of time. I think my Internet is getting cut off in a few hours(or possibly tomorrow), and I'm still trying to get money together for bills.
Jan 17, 2018 14:58:57 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: Yikes. Hope things turn around
Jan 17, 2018 15:06:08 GMT -6
XombieMike: Scars, that sucks!
Jan 17, 2018 18:25:14 GMT -6
Scars Unseen: Well, good news for the moment. I managed to sell my mirrorless camera body(still trying to sell the lenses) and my Internet hasn't been cut off yet, so I should be good for the time being.
Jan 18, 2018 6:49:33 GMT -6
Scars Unseen: It'll be enough to pay for my Internet, fill my gas tank, and restock on some basic food supplies. Now I just have to work on rent.
Jan 18, 2018 6:51:05 GMT -6
Scars Unseen: And also car insurance and my JCI, which is past due.
Jan 18, 2018 6:51:30 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: whew I think I explained my Metroidvania thing really well now. I hope people get what I mean now. Neat discussion to have though
Jan 18, 2018 12:26:46 GMT -6
JeffCross: Join the conversation about forging do you want typical materials like steel, copper, magi crystals. or do you want things like monster eyes, arms and other monster pieces to refine later into material?... well come and talk about it in the forging thread.
Jan 18, 2018 16:52:04 GMT -6