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Collecting the first five chapters of the Lady Sabre steampunk-adventure webcomic by Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett.
2,901 backers pledged $143,379 to help bring this project to life.

Foot In Mouth Disease Update

Posted by Greg Rucka (Creator)

Well, I managed to go 19 days of this campaign without opening mouth and inserting foot, but insert it I did nonetheless.

In Update 13, I had a subheading section, AR-K Last Call. I was composing on the fly, and I was typing fast, and I had one eye on the clock for a variety of reasons, but the point is, I was typing faster than I was thinking. I do that sometimes. Sometimes people open their mouths and say things before they consider them; me, I suffer that at the keyboard. There are times I'm typing faster than I think.

What I intended to say was two-fold. First, that the AR-K Kickstarter is surging, and their campaign can achieve their funding goal. You've no idea how much I want to see that happen. I want that campaign to succeed. I want to make this game. I want Ash Sroka to voice Alicia. I want to solve the mystery of the Golden Sphere and maybe, just maybe, even give Alicia a Just Ending, if not a Happy One.

I also wanted to make it clear that this campaign, the Lady Sabre campaign, and the AR-K campaigns, they're very separate entities. That the monies raised in each are going to very different things; I wanted to do that because I was nervous that there might be some confusion, and I had been growing afraid that my participation in one might have an adverse, rather than positive, effect on the other. This was quite possibly paranoid on my part. This was quite possibly the result of worrying too much. I do that, too.

But instead of saying that, I fear that I came across as distancing myself from AR-K. I'm afraid that I misrepresented myself, or Gato Salvje Studio's treatment of me, or my support for their campaign, and I don't want to do that. I presented myself as an employee rather than a contributor; I presented myself as an employee, rather than a backer. 

That's not how I feel, that's now how I've ever been made to feel, and I'd hate for people to think otherwise.

So this is me trying to get the shoe-leather out of my mouth, and to set the record straight after having set it crooked. Eric, Rick, and I have striven to be as honest and as transparent in this campaign as possible. To me, that means owning mistakes, unintended as they may be. It means possibly abusing this soap-box of Updates to correct errors.

Thanks for your time, and have a good weekend, and please, consider supporting AR-K if you haven't already.

Hold fast!



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    1. Brandon 'Link' Copp-Millward on

      I am so happy AR-K got funded! :D

    2. Greg Rucka Creator on

      @Donovan, Jester, and Jake - Thank you guys very, very much!

    3. Donovan Mattole on

      With your recommendation I made a pledge - sounds like it will be a fun game

    4. jester59388

      Just dropped some cash on AR-K as well! Here's hoping it makes it!

    5. Jake Smith on

      I considered, and then I supported. New backer for AR-K here.