Before I kick off today's While You Were Sleeping, something really neat happened to me on the train this morning that I would like to share.
On the train into work someone tapped me on the shoulder. My first thought was: "Oh god, please don't let this be someone from high school asking me how my job at 'Contiki' or 'Cockatoo' or 'Kotaco' is going". My second thought: "Well, I guess I am going to die in this game of ZiGGURAT now."
I looked up and a girl (who may have been a university student) handed me a note (pictured). She proceeded to get off the train before I had a chance to read it. First thought: "Oh man! This is like some covert operation thing! Can we have code names? Can my code name be T-Pain?" Second thought: "Umm... someone I don't know just gave me a note."
Some of you may know that I went by the handle "Rei" when I worked on ABC TV's Good Game. The note that was given to me contained the loveliest message expressing appreciation for Kotaku and my writing. It was signed Joanna Ung.
So here's my message back to the sender!
Thank you so much for your kind message. I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to speak to you on the train — I will admit I was a bit confused as to why a complete stranger was handing me a piece of paper! — but I really appreciate the sentiment. Thank yooooou!"
OK, now onto video gaaaaaaaames!
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