Gentei – Comment Response
I promised I’d do one of these every now and then when the situation calls for it.
Hey! Where are the wedding pictures you promised?
I simply don’t have them yet. Its only been a month and a week since the wedding took place. They don’t just hand us a packet of photos – they make a storybook thingy out of it as well. I’m sure the production of that takes time. I plan on asking the chapel about it soon, but at any rate, I can give you no wedding pictures because I have none myself.
I didn’t have a chance to pass my camera to anyone to have them take pictures for me, and while one of my wife’s friends did send us the pictures she took, as it was a night ceremony most of them came out pretty dark. So I’m waiting for the professionally-took pics to come back.
I know I’ve read this before, are you just recycling content now?
I may have touched upon the gentei concept in a different editorial as an aside, but I’d never dedicated an editorial to it before. But I didn’t copy/paste, I sat down and wrote the piece from scratch. I’d hoped/figured that even if I’d mentioned it before, at least some content would be new. If it really is that similar to an old entry, my apologies; it was not intentional.
No work story after all? Lame!
The work story wasn’t something I’d planned to write up at all – ever. Its something that’s finished and I’d hoped to put behind me. I don’t think its a particularly enlightening or entertaining tale. Since a few people mentioned it in the comments, I thought I’d offer it as extra content if interest levels through donations were high enough. Not a whole lot of donations came in, so I figured that perhaps not too many people were interested in it, so I was going to go with my original intention of not posting it.
…However, that is rude to those who did post donations (again, thank you). So, I will post the work story, probably in installments (its long…) starting from tomorrow. I still don’t particularly want to write it, but I do owe you guys, and as life really completely sucks at the moment I don’t have much else to write about.
Why don’t you put a price tag on the Octopus?
The thought has crossed my mind, but I’ve avoided that route for two reasons.
1. I swore to myself I’d never tell.
2. I’m afraid that after all this time and the incredible build-up, the actual truth will be a huge letdown. Even worse if there’s money involved. As much as the money would help, I really don’t want to disappoint everyone, so perhaps its best that the Octopus remains a vague urban myth, like the contents of the Pulp Fiction suitcase.
If there’s anything major I missed, please feel free to add it here.