Greetings fellow TAYers! I bid you welcome to the TAY Time Chat. Speak your mind, vent some work frustrations, or perhaps ease into a lovely evening with discussion amongst your peers. Your fate is your own here!

Sooooo, hi guys, I’m back! I know it’s been awhile, and we’ve got some catching up to do, and Z is probably pissed that I’ve been AWOL for so long. Let me give you a recap of what all has been going down since I’ve been gone, assuming we haven’t already chatted on Twitter:

April 4th - 29th: Business in Boston:

So for those of you who remember, I announced back in March that I was making a big career shift and jumping into a field I have zero previous experience in: stock markets & finance. So, for essentially all of April, I packed up a few bags, two laptops, a PlayStation2, downloaded some extra games onto my 3DS, and made my way to Boston for training.

During that period of time, I proceeded to barely touch my 3DS & PS2, and instead spent huge amounts of time dicking around in EVE Online. There were many brawls to be had, growing excitement over a massive war, and Citadel, the game’s newest expansion.

In addition, as you can see below, I got to go to my first ever PAX! The show floor was surprisingly similar to what I’m used to in Indiana’s GenCon, only excruciatingly more packed. I spent a lot of money on shit I don’t need, and I have no regrets!

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Pictured: Rer (Left), Nach (Right)

For whatever reason, during this opportune time for good postin’ and chilling on TAY, I went dark. I really don’t have any particular idea of why that occurred, maybe I was just too lazy to find my burner-account password on my phone for my loaner laptop. Maybe it was enjoying reading /r/EVE a bit too much. Either way, my bad, I’ll try to keep that from happening again.

May 2nd - Present: Back Home Again:

I’m happy to report I now have a slightly decent understanding of stock markets and finance, but I’m also really glad that my job focuses on the technical side of said markets, and less the actual trading. For the past three weeks I’ve been working hard to make a positive name for myself amongst my team, and it seems that my efforts are paying off quite well. So, I’m thinking I can start having TAY on a monitor at work now.

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It’s going to likely be sparse moments throughout the day, as I am actually busy doing actual work now (shocking I know), but we’ll do a few dry-runs and see how things go. Ironically, curating this comments section will be a good test to see how reliably I can work, and hang with you guys, at the same time.

Random Musings:

  • Patricia’s OverWatch List is patently absurd, Symmetra being so high on the list has... put me on tilt. The game is really fun though, I hope you guys are enjoying it! I participated in a tournament on Tuesday and had my ass royally handed to me, but I still had a great time.
  • Did you see that debonair character up there with the fancy duds? Our very own BonnyJohn commissioned that for me! His name is Bismarck, and he is my Pathfinder character... who has already almost died twice since the start of the project. I’m going to be a lil’ salty if he doesn’t survive for at least a few more months! Thanks again Bonny, fantastic piece. I look forward to framing the full-size one and making a playable version for my tabletop sessions.
  • It’s good to be back TAY:

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Question(s) of the Month:

Enough about me, what the heck have you guys been up to?! :D Tell me all of your stories, events, what you ate for lunch, anything. I miss you guys!

Other things on TAY Today:

I’m Back Baby, Song of the Day: