Well, you can’t plan for everything. I certainly can’t, ‘cos I’m terrible at it. Case in point: I had failed to foresee that the charger for the laptop on which I record and edit the podcast might somehow fail utterly at doing its job, namely actually fucking charging something.
Okay, let’s be clear: It’s not as catastrophic as I’m painting it. The laptop itself is fine. It’s just the charger that’s a piece of shit.
This is not the first time this has happened. It’s the third charger I’ve had to buy for this thing, which admittedly raises some suspicions (namely, suspicions that these chargers are absolute shit), but that doesn’t change the fact that recording and releasing an episode of the Space Quest Historian Podcast tomorrow, as per schedule, is impossible.
Contrary to what you might think, given its substandard quality, the SQH Podcast show actually do take quite a while to do. I’ve streamlined the process a lot this season, so I was fully prepared to do an episode of the show according to the regular schedule.
This despite the fact I had been so wrapped up in AdventureJam and other nonsense these past two weeks that I had only managed to finish the script by Monday afternoon (that was yesterday). It was going to be tight, but I could’ve done it in time for a release on Wetness Da– uh, Wednesday.
But I can’t do it on half a tank of gas, so to speak. The little trooper would run out of lifeblood sometime between me finishing my own takes and importing CyberCedric’s lines.
So what’s happening now? Well, I have to ship the little rat bastard charger back to the vendor — who has, also suspiciously, moved from a central location in Copenhagen to somewhere far less reachable — and wait for them to take a look at it and send me a replacement.
When the show returns depends on when I get a working charger back. Simple as that. And I will, of course, keep you intimately appraised of developments.
In the meantime, please accept my apologies (go ahead, take ’em! Take ’em!), and know that I am doing my best (which is never good enough, but still) to get back on track as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.