Just a short update about this podcast. You might have noticed I don’t have ads at the beginning or end of each episode. I don’t sell anything here. I don’t have a Patreon (I did at one point, just to try to recoup the $200 every year spend on hosting, but decided to deactivate it). I never wanted this project to be about promotion. Part of the reason for that is the fact that I don’t like to promote myself and was never any good at it anyway, but mostly I didn’t want anything to get in the way of the story I wanted to tell. I am also aware that I am writing a story based on someone else’s content and I never thought it would be fair to take money for that. I had this idea back in 2013 when I came out of Vault in Fallout 3 and the entire Wasteland opened before me that I wanted to write a story about the narrative that took place in my character’s life. When Fallout 4 was announced, and when it was located basically in the backyard from where I grew up, I knew I had to do the project. I hoped that even without any kind of promotion, that people would just find it and like it and maybe tell a few other people.
I know my writing isn’t the best. I listen back to some of this stuff and I see so many areas I could have done better. But every time when I put the episodes together, once they were written I have always surprised how everything would find itself fitting into place. I guess I worried with each episode that this would be the time it didn’t work. And I let fear get in the way. I struggle with it like any person with an artistic side project that can’t seem to get his shit together. And over the years, so many of you have written in to me with words about how much this show has meant to you, I never really know what to say. How do you express how honestly grateful you are to get a message or email like that? I wish I knew, because I’m not good at that either. But I am so grateful for all the heartfelt words and I know that if you took time out of your day just to write to me how much that, alone means.
This is my little project, and if you’ve listened this long, you probably started at the beginning. I just wanted to say thank you so much. I really am going to try to get going with this project again. I think about it every day.
Thanks again for all the encouragement and very kind reviews over the years. You all are wonderful and I don’t deserve you.