I always try to keep these things divided between news on the game and news in my personal life, so I’m thinking of maybe using headers to divide them up for people who only care about one and not the other. Let’s see how this works!

Mythos News

I actually got a stroke of motivation to write the full finale ending, which is technically one scene, but since it involves literally every character in the game it’s probably more like the size of four or five. Think of it like the Gala scene, but with less coding shenanigans. Once that’s done, it’s off to finish all the renders!

I’m on the fence about doing a closing animation that’s similar to the opening; I think what I wanna do can be done in Ren’Py code via ATL (if you don’t know what that means, don’t worry about it). This would mean me not doing anything in AfterEffects, but we’ll have to see how that goes. Either way, I’m going to be composing a new version of the Mythos theme song to fit the closing sequence.


Personal News

It’s a rainy week here in Baltimore! Oddly enough, I’m feeling better than usual – maybe the cooler temperatures have temporarily staved off my summer seasonal depression!

It could also be this Finch app that makes sure I indulge in self-care. It actually has me eager to wake up and brush my teeth just to get the approval of a little baby pixel bird. My motivations are weird. If you need some little dopamine hits for just surviving the day and taking care of yourself, I suggest you check it out!

We took our big dumb cat to the vet this week to get a diabetes sensor attached and his shots updated. Everything looked good, but the freaking sensor broke after a single reading. So annoying. Though the single reading we got showed his glucose at like a normal level, so yay!

In case anybody was wondering about me being part of the Marvel Rivals closed alpha test, it’s been a blast! There’s only two maps in the alpha test right now, and I only played about 6 hours total, but it still looks like it’s going to be great. I have no idea how my motion sickness lets me play this but not Overwatch, but it’s not like Blizzard’s doing great things lately anyway.

This week is when Morgana sees the doctor about her possible cancer gene. Hopefully that’ll bring us some good news!

However, there is some bad news. One of our friends’ wives (possibly ex? It’s really hard to say with those two, and that’s too much to get into) only has about two months left to live. Much like our friend that passed away last year, she has basically drank herself to death, but this is happening more slowly. She had pre-existing liver conditions and the alcoholism on top of that has basically doomed her. We’re not terribly close to her, but it’s really wrecking our friend — If you can believe it, he has worse issue with anxiety than I do. I already drink extremely rarely, but now I feel like never drinking at all. It’s just awful seeing all this distress.



I really wanna try to get this entire chapter written by the end of the week. Let’s see what plans life has in store to prevent me from doing so. It’d be so great if I could just quit my mortal job and work on Mythos full-time.

Keep the legends alive!
– Nine