I'm Going On Holiday! Meet My Replacement...

For the month of September, I will be making a pilgramage back to the motherland, to Scotland, to make battle with Sean Connery, Andy Murray, and Ewan McGregor for the prize of most Scottish man in Scotland. [Disclaimer: this is a complete lie - I'm going home for a holiday, but if said competition did exist, Susan Boyle would win] . But what about Kotaku, I hear you scream?

Thankfully I've found someone to look after the site when I'm gone...

Making this decision was difficult. My first instinct was to hire someone dreadful to make me look good, so I could come in, save the day and have everyone love me. Stupidly, I've made the mistake of asking someone really competent and amazing.

She will crush me. She will crush us all.

Her name is Tracey Lien. So I'll hand it over to her to introduce herself!

— Hello everyone!

You may remember me from posts such as my investigation into the collapse of Red Ant, my gum-flapping on ABC TV's Good Game, or from my time as an intern back in 2009. Well, after spending two years recovering from the trauma inflicted on me by an editor whose name rhymes with Shmavid Smildshmoose, freelancing around the globe, and rolling around in France, I'm stepping up to fill a big pair of Scottish shoes for a month!

In the lead-up to his departure, Mark will be spending a lot of time ironing his many kilts, so I'll be helping out until then. I look forward to continuing Kotaku's regular posts, bringing some of my own ideas to the table, and developing an addiction to Pepsi Max hearing your feedback!

Oh, and because one should never turn up to a party without bringing a gift, I have baked you all a cake!


    Now i want cake :(


    Cake is a lie etc.

    Greetings and Salutations!!
    Mmmm just in time for cake!!!

    Marks going to Scotland thats awesome. Have fun drinking guiness and eating haggis and getting into fights. Also Hello to the Tracey.


    Is that cake supposed to be something? It looks like it's supposed to be something.

      I'm hoping it's meant to be a Minecraft homage. If not... dear God, kill it!

        Yeah, minecraft was my first thought.

        Also I remember that Red Ant article. Considering the amount of stuff I read that leaves my brain as soon as I hit the last sentence, I'm optimistic.

      My first thought was Green Hill Zone cake.

    I hope you are going to send a piece of said cake to the winners of Community Kudos under your reign. That's only fair.

    Even better if it sits in the corner for 6 months first before the delivery turtle collects it!

    Welcome back! I also like cake.

    In before stupid Portal jokes-- nope, too late.

    Huzzah! This'll be good! I love your stuff in HYPER, so if it's as upbeat as that this will be a fun filled September!


    I do hope you will join the insanity on TAY.

      TAY is a good idea Tracey. Be forewarned that the feeling of drowning in the torrent of posts is quite normal. Just jump in where you can!

      I'll also send you a follow request on Twitter. We tend to have parallel conversations going on over there too which are (usually) a little easier to follow than TAY.

    Ha! I remember that AU Diary post! 'Twas hilarious. If you can make more awesome stuff like that, I think we'll all get along...

    You can't just walk in here and replace the great Serrels!

    But I do like cake...

      *Walks in, replaces Serrels*. Well, I sure done did that! :P

    Wait, shouldn't we be baking the cakes? In order to get in good with our temporary overlord?!

    HOT! Are you single? ;)

    Seriously though, can't wait to see what you can bring to the table.. you've got pretty big shoes to fill! Serrels is THE MAN!

      DUDE! Inappropriate! :P

        Why are you judging him by our human standards?

        Still... Slightly creepy...

          Human standards? It's welbot! If anything it's completely okay for robots like us!

        heheh i couldn't help myself.:0 I'm just in one of those moods today.. My hell hath been lifted for a few days, but it's still messin with my head.

        Yes, totally inappropriate...
        So, are you single? :P

    Welcome back Tracey. We've lost what little sanity we may have held when you were last here!

    Have fun.

    Welcome back!

    Is it wrong that I immediately thought of Terraria when I saw that cake...? I wonder what treasures lay beneath that frosty exterior...

    And for the record. I only have one kilt.

      Mark has a kilt with the bottom cheeks cut out but he only wears it on the weekends ;-)


    Hi Tracey!

    Have fun in Scotland Mark! Not drinking Guinness as it's an Irish drink :P

    And welcome to the nuthouse Tracey! Look forward to seeing what you have to contribute!

    coke zero is so much better than pepsi max :-/

    coke zero or gtfo

      Rock on!

      Even more so if you're actually the lead singer of You Am I. I am going to assume this is indeed the case.

        He's even better than that fellow...he's the writer of insanely long Plainview-esque articles.

          i sure do write a whole lot of articles! (not lately, though. (maybe soon))

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