Out of the hospital, and The Moosies are delayed.

Hey guys. You may have noticed my absence from Giant Bomb and Twitter over the past few days, and the reason is that I was in the hospital. The short version of the story is that I had a lot of abdominal pain which has led to an abscess being drained. Actually, it's still draining, but slowly enough that I was allowed to go home, though a visiting nurse is going to have to come every day to empty the drain. A week-ish from now it should be done, and I'll go back and get it removed.

I'm definitely doing better now, but like I said, I have a thing in me draining fluids, so there's still a ways to go. And while I desperately wanted this year's Moosies to be ready on time, I'm afraid there's no chance in hell of that, given that I haven't actually written anything for them yet. I could half-ass a top ten list, but that would be selling out.

Also, given that this year's Moosies are Year of Luigi themed, and Nintendo made some comment about the Year of Luigi extending into next year, I feel justified in doing this. I'm afraid I can't pin down a target date yet, because I really want to put everything I can into these Moosies, and thinking requires more effort than you think. As does typing. I need to get a better set up for my computer.

For the time being, I'm just going to relax, get as much rest as I can, and deal with this drain in my belly (which really isn't as bad as I'm making it sound, but it still sucks). I may try to catch up with/keep up with GB's game of the year stuff, I may not. So if I continue to not be active online, don't worry, I'm just not going through with the effort to set up my laptop and go online, at least not when episodes of Star Trek are only a few button presses away on Netflix.

I will definitely keep you guys updated on when I think I should be getting The Moosies out there, and my health in general. Thanks for your patience, I swear the stupidity of what I have planned will be well worth it.

Edited by Aetheldod

No problem duder ... health always comes firstv, wish you a fast recovery and while we are at it merry x-mas and happy new year

Edited by President_Barackbar

Dude, don't worry about it. The most important thing is that you get well. I'm sure the awards will be 1000x better than the actual Year of Luigi.

Posted by I_Stay_Puft

Get well dude.

Posted by Claude

Get well soon, Moosey.

Posted by GaspoweR

Get better sir, focus on your recovery and let's just enjoy GB's GOTY content.

Posted by Ramone

Well at least you're out of hospital in time for Christmas. Get better soon duder.

Posted by jimmyfenix

Get well soon mate.

Posted by Dalai

Luigi strikes again.

Get yourself some rest, man.

Edited by Mento

Dude, given the circumstances, perfectly explicable. Just rest and get better first. Hell, you might even squeeze a few more Moosie contenders in before you're up for writing it all out.

Luigi ain't goin' nowhere, that's the crucial thing. Luigi is eternal.

Posted by Animasta

You should wait until the end of the fiscal year of Luigi.

also, good luck with the drain thing!

Edited by MetalBaofu

Hope your recovery goes well, dude.

Edited by dungbootle

Best wishes duder

Posted by Demoskinos

Don't let Luigi get you down duder. Take care.

Posted by Humanity

Why must these cysts claim yet another year of the Moosies!!!

Edited by Tireyo

Get well soon.

Posted by Slag

Damn duder that sucks! Don't worry about it, we'll be here whenever you're back up to full speed.

Hope you recover quickly.

Posted by RetroVirus

Get well soon duder. At least you'll have time to sit around and listen to all of the GOTY podcasts this week!

Posted by SilverBolt

An abscess, huh? Yeah, I got to have one of those drained about a year ago, too, so I might be able to relate. Fun times, that's for sure.

Anyway, feel better, man.

Posted by JasonR86


I ain't a doctor, but anything that involves the draining of fluids sounds shitty. Get better dude.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

You guys are all the best!

Posted by TruthTellah

@mooseymcman: Hang in there, Moosey! I've had to have a severe abscess drained(and managed by a nurse) before, as well, and as you said, it is reasonably unpleasant. Plus antibiotics and all that to make sure you don't develop a larger issue.

Don't worry about your list. I'm sure people will appreciate it whenever you are able to put it out. :)

Posted by jiggajoe14

Hope you feel better soon.