This journal underwent the dreaded Friends-Only change sometime early in 2006. One of the reasons I wanted to start writing this was to have a public forum in which I could document my life. Not because I feel like my life is important enough for the general public to care about it, you understand. No, it was because I've tried writing private journals in the past, and was terrified that someone would find them and discover my Deepest Darkest Thoughts(tm). A public LiveJournal was a way of allowing me to keep a record without fearing secrets - if I had no shame about what had happened, it could be documented. If things were secret, I could just not post. Often, I doctor the truth, as is my perogative. It's my account of my life, and I can say what the fuck I want about it.
The journal went friends-only in early 2006 because it turned out that "Public" was just a tiny bit TOO public. I still update, and still tell my friends and Esteemed Readers what's happening in my life, but I like to guard against random Interweb bozos just being able to read everything. Feel free to add a comment to this post asking to be included in the Hallowed Inner Circle of my Friends List, but be aware that I'm unlikely to grant access unless you're actually a Real Life(tm) friend of mine. For everyone else, I'm afraid you'll have to wait until I'm famous enough to write an autobiography.
To summarise the story between early 2006 and now, I'm still in Leeds, still working for Popstar. I've worked on some awesomely popular and well-selling games, and some other stuff which has been decidedly lower in profile. I got a girlfriend, which was good for a bit, and then not good so much. I got another girlfriend, and at the time of writing, that's working out pretty okay. I've had a variety of interesting relationships with friends and flatmates. I've thought and written about a whole bunch of stuff. I've worked on projects, most of them of the geeky programming variety, and a couple of them of the pyromaniac fireworks variety. I'm more comfortable with myself than I have been in the past, which is to say that I still suffer from crippling self-despising, but have learned to put a brave and confident face on it, for the most part. I'm not a Timelord, despite the rumours you may have heard.
This post is primarily intended as an endcap to the early posts which I decided to leave Public, and as a message to people who aren't on my Friends-List but who think they should be or would like to be to speak up and get themselves included in my Esteemed Readershup if they feel like it would be interesting or important.