Where I’ve Been, And Why That’s a Good Thing ™

Finally, the time to come up for a little fresh blog air!

Some of you (and by some, I mean both of you) may have noticed the distinct lack of positive geek sunshine in your rss feeds lately. Yes, It’s been quite some time, but for those of you who don’t know or don’t follow me on Twitter, you’ll see there are reasons for that. Thankfully, they are good reasons. In the interest of full disclosure, as bloggers like me are wont to do, my small reading audience deserves to know about them.

Optimists like me are inevitably a little bit gluttonous for punishment. We get into things, try to make people happy, and generally take up positions that require a bit of sacrifice “for the greater good” of something. The greater good can be any number of things – happy patients, satisfied customers, chocolate, and so on and so forth. The point is, idealists pick their poison to work with, more often than not.

My work has been in community. Whether it’s been online, offline, in small groups or in large ones, I’ve always worked to help with and build community things. These communities have also invariably involved geeks. Why? Probably because of some sense of group acceptance for one. I think it’s safe to say that even though geek has become synonymous with “cool” or even “le chic” in the last few years, that many geek-folk struggle to find some acceptance in social groups for their quirks and passions. Said passions range from hours upon hours creating costumes of anime characters, debating and discussing the latest tech, and liking sorcerers and sci-fi better than bar tabs and dancing.

How intriguing, then, that through a bunch of fortunate circumstances, work, and some wonderful people, that I’d be getting a chance to combine the two, right? And that chance, folks, was the offer  to join the Bioware community team for Star Wars: The Old Republic. That’s basically where I’ve been, working in a good community with good people, doing (what else) good things. It’s been quite the experience so far.

Some of you may be wondering how that changes what gets posted here. While there are the usual common-sense ideas of being a professional, especially for a company and a project such as the one I’m helping with, not much will change. Regular posting, actually, will start again, as of this post, and you’ll be seeing much the same positive hilarity from before. Heck, I might even be happier to show you bright and shiny, just because I’ve been so hard at work I’ve been lax in updating here.

In short, it’s been a while, I’ve been busy, but I’m back. I hope you like your blog posts sunny-side up.

12 thoughts on “Where I’ve Been, And Why That’s a Good Thing ™”

  1. Wasdstomp says:

    I am jealous. I was just thinking the other day how you disappeared. You always wonder what happened. I am glad to hear you got such a fun job. Now just give me a friend invite to the beta.

  2. Bootae says:

    wb Frank and gratz 😉

  3. Sprigg says:

    Welcome back.

  4. Dickie says:

    Well congratulations again and welcome back to Overly Positive 😉

  5. Chris says:

    Welcome back, Frank. Good to see you posting again, and congrats on the new digs at Bioware!

  6. Scarybooster says:

    Grats again! I can't wait to read more posts coming. I've been following you for over 2 years now and it is still one of my favorite blogs. I think it is because it is overly positive. Great humor too.

  7. Ysharros says:

    Dude, welcome back! I guess I don't follow twitter often enough to have caught the Big Seekrit (TM). Congratulations! :)

  8. Snafzg says:

    Hey, big congratz mate! :) All the best to you.

    I'm sure SWTOR is going to be a huge success and it will be quite the experience being a part of it.

  9. Slurms says:

    WhatsgoinonFrank!?!

    Congrats again man, hope you enjoy the experience.

    (btw, when I click on your site's home button, it takes me back to an article in October)

  10. Rer says:

    You're back! I've been checking regularly, hoping you didn't get absorbed by "the Man". o.o

  11. Snafzg says:

    I think your site may be bugged? When I click your Home page link (overlypositive.com) it only shows posts from 2009ish…

    1. Frank says:

      Hrm. You're the second person to tell me that. I'll have to check, but I think wordpress needs an update.

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