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Kyle Kelasheski
08-17-2006, 01:29 AM
Hello All,

This is a ďFarewellĒ of sorts. I realize that my participation level in the modding community has been at a low ebb for quite some time, and Iím posting this as an explanation as to why.

Iíve been offered a full time position as an elementary and alternative visual art instructor, and needless to say, I have eagerly accepted the position. As a result, my wife and I have been swamped with trying to get our house ready for sale, packing up our belongings, and making trips 4.5 hours up north to a temporary storage facility. Weíre also in the midst of getting ready a floor of a family memberís home, who is being gracious and generous enough to allow us to live there till we sell the home we currently own. Thereís no way that I couldíve accepted this job if we had to make two mortgage payments.

Iíve also been spending time with my former master elementary art teacher who supervised my student teaching, culling from her copious amounts of instructional wisdom and lesson plans. Iím trying to collect as much material as possible, primarily because I have little experience teaching at the elementary level, and since there are six grades being taught, and thus six different lesson/unit plans needing to be written, the workload, needless to say, is going to be very, VERY heavy. And thatís only accounting for the elementary schools; I have a high school alternative ed. program to write lessons for as well.

And thereís MUCH more going on as well Ė most of it centered around us trying to keep up with my soon to be walking on her own infant daughter.

In short, Real Life is keeping us very busy.

Iím in a position where I have to pull back substantially from contributing to any modding endeavors, but every once in a great while, I am able to play a game for a bit of time, and so donít be too surprised if I pop up every now and then to give some feedback on some testing Iíve done.

In regards to my contributing designs to mods, please, if youíd like me to come up with a particular design, donít hesitate to contact me using my EMAIL address. I will do whatever I can to quickly generate a drawing for you. While I occasionally do lurk the modding sites, itís not often or long enough for me to log in each and every time, so trying to reach me via private messaging is not a reliable means of reaching me.

Furthermore, our temporary abode is on a farm, located far away from cable. I guess that we should just count our blessings that weíre not stuck using smoke signals for a communication device!

I will try to stay as updated as I can, as I am a genuine admirer and fan of this mod. In the past, I used to frequently post warm comments of evaluation; even though I havenít done so in quite some time, trust me when I say that I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed the recent updates/work that have been posted, Iíve just havenít had the time to write up my compliments to let you know how I feel about them.

Once again, itís time for me to go. Even though you wonít hear any detailed feedback from me for the near future, I will still be keeping an eye on your work, and I hope to one day have the time to become a regular contributor once again.

And Razorace, congratulations on getting your job! I'm not surprised that you were their primary candidate!

As always,

Yours!

Kyle

;-P

Aug. 17, 2006

Vruki Salet
08-17-2006, 02:19 AM
I'm going to miss reading your contributions here Kyle.

Tinny
08-17-2006, 02:21 AM
Good luck on everything :)

UDM
08-17-2006, 03:04 AM
Take care man, good luck in whatever you want to do :)

Maxstate
08-17-2006, 03:22 AM
*sheds a tear :'(*

JRHockney*
08-17-2006, 09:46 PM
So long kyle. I still use that saber sound pack we made.

Azymn
08-19-2006, 04:01 AM
Congrats Kyle!

I'm sure I also speak for RazorAce and many others when I say that your contributions to the modding communities are invaluable and will be missed.

Good luck with everything. =]

-Azymn

Kurgan
08-21-2006, 04:50 PM
MTFBWY

Tinny
08-21-2006, 05:22 PM
MTFBWY


More Tarentino foot bashing with ysalamiris?

Maxstate
08-21-2006, 05:33 PM
More Tarentino foot bashing with ysalamiris?
Meth, titties, food, beer ... nevermind lol.

"May The Force Be With You".

Kurgan
08-22-2006, 04:10 AM
More Tarentino foot bashing with ysalamiris?


No, but it sounds like fun!