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Someone proposed to his girlfriend with this delightful Arduino-powered steampunk box, complete with levitating ring platform !

The Big Announcement!

Yes! That one! That announcement!

We’re releasing Animal Lover on PC and Android on:

February 14th 2017!

Yes, that date you’re looking at is a for-real release date! Everything is set to go on Valentine’s Day 2017! The Steam release, the Android release, we’ve still got work to do but we’re confident we can release by then!

Are you attempting to imply that people are going to buy a dating sim on Valentine’s Day because of increased loneliness and consumerism among your target demographic?


That’s pretty cynical.

We were going for funny.

Will backers get their copies on the release date?

Yes. We are a small studio and this is our first release, but our backers believed in us before we even had the talent and polish we do now. We will delay the game before we delay our backer’s ability to get their copy that they paid for first. We love you guys.

How much is it going to cost officially?

There’s two answers to that: $20 on Steam, though our launch discount will put the game at $15 for the first two weeks, and $20 on Android at launch.

Anything else?

Thank you all so much for believing in us, supporting us and seeing us through this stressful, exciting, difficult, inspired and defining two years! We couldn’t have done it without you. Let’s see that trailer one more time!

Once Is Never Enough

I want you - the right way
I want you
But I want you to want me too

imagine from imaginexhobbit + this fic request || Words: 1383 || Characters:  Thorin, Wife!Reader, mention of Dis || Setting: Erebor, before Smaug || Genre: romance, steam, NSFW || More Thorin fics || This fic starts a new Thorin story arc (click here and scroll down to Story Arc #5) || Songspiration: I Want You by Marvin Gaye

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YES!! Star Maiden Games has been Greenlit as a Steamworks developer! 

That means we will have a PC version available on Steam! Thanks to all of our amazing supporters!

We could not be more excited right now! As our eloquent speech above proves.

anonymous asked:

I'm TOTALLY with you on the whole Carol screentime thing...I see it now that you brought it up but I didn't before. I've reached the point where I'm fine if Caryl doesn't go canon on the show, but if not can they PLEASE show her talking to other people? Sasha? Maggie? Michonne? Glenn? I mean, seriously. Sometimes it's like the only two people that exist for her are Daryl and Rick, and Ty back when he was around. :( Im totally on board your crack!ship, btw. Corgan for the win! 😝

Hurrah! The Crackship of Carol/Morgan (romance or friendship) is gaining steam!! 

I am positively delighted by this, for as many know, Carol Crackships are a rarity but so wonderful! Queens may be badass and powerful but they need to feel loved too!

And thank you Nonny. It’s something I feel quite strongly about and …

Originally posted by wespeakingifs

For so long our fandom had wanted Carol to be taken seriously as her own character, a MAIN character, with a proper story, unattached  and not held up by a more popular character, and her ascension from background prop to Queen of The Apocalypse has been a delightful one to witness, but yet, when it comes to the issue of shipping it seems like far too many are perhaps not as open to the possibility that Caryl WON’T be a thing. Yeah, it might happen, but it also might not, and tbh, the trolling without results from TPTB, in combination with comments from certain actors …*coughNAMINGNONAMESBUTWEALLKNOWWHO* that are seemingly discouraging, there are a small but increasing number of us who are starting to maybe think that whilst still continuing to adore and support the Caryl ship, Carol comes first and that means if the show are just going to endlessly promote a ship which they never intend to do anything with, we’d rather they just don’t show it, or at least, they quit giving Carol so much screentime with Daryl…..because they’ve already confirmed how close they are, how much their bond means, how much they mean to each other…..and if there’s nowhere else to go, what exactly is the point of the shared screentime other than to tease the audience? Because that’s unfair. On both of them because they could be off making other relationships and bonds and developing EVEN MORE as individuals too, but i’ll talk about Carol since I’m obviously super biased and she’s ma fave ;)  

Since S4, Carol’s primary interactions have been with Daryl, Tyreese and Rick (don’t even get me started on the fact they are all men and she’s been left out of virtually ALL female interaction cos we WILL be here for hours………NOT pleased about this matter Scott Gimple…fix it ASAP….Michonne, Sasha, a Newbie…..just find this woman a goddamn female to interact with and be friends!), and it’s starting to get tiresome. When is she going to have interactions and friendships with OTHER people, have stories with a range of characters and not just these?

Why are we wasting screentime on something which might never come to fruition (and these days its looking more and more likely that it won’t, but what can ya do eh?never mind)? I said it before, and I hate to use this because I find it a vulgar phrase, but “it’s time to shit or get off the pot”, because otherwise it’s not fair on the audience who want some answers, and it’s not fair on the characters if you are just going to keep pushing Carol and Daryl together with the same outcome EVERY time (which is….AMBIGUOUS), instead of just either progressing forwards, or ultimately washing your hands of the slow slow sloooww NON slow burn and giving the characters a more varied screentime in other arcs?

Meh, i’m rambling, and not very eloquently so, and I imagine many fellow shippers will disagree with me, but that’s what I think. In the end, it’s ultimately going to be damaging to the characters to keep trolling this slow burn for seasons and seasons without progression, because it just gets stale. Progression, or something fresh and new is what I’d like to see.

As for screentime with Rick, to a certain extent I understand it, but once again I’d like to see Carol interact with someone else for a change.

*runs and hides…..i’ll expect the hate mail to arrive by morning*

Edit: manasicaryl your comment is spot on. To summarise : “CAROL COMES FIRST MIDDLE LAST BECAUSE CAROL IS EVERYTHING”

*for me anyway ;) *


The Tenderness of Thieves is the book you need when you want to take your beach reading to an intense, sexy, obsessively page-turning level. A psychological thriller with secrets and a steaming romance about a girl falling for the town bad boy the summer after she’s held at knifepoint, the first page tempts you and you’re instantly hooked. Today, Penguin Teen Author Spotlight invites Donna Freitas to let us get to know the writer behind this gorgeous read!  

Name: Donna Freitas 

Novel: The Tenderness of Thieves 

Available: May 26th Who’s your favorite author, living or dead? That’s such a difficult question! There are so many. One of them—still living-is Philip Pullman. His trilogy, His Dark Materials is one of the great reads of my life. I’ve probably read those books five or six times. 

What’s your favorite thing about your book? Well, I love that it’s set on the beach in Rhode Island. I grew up on the beach in Narragansett, and it’s one of my favorite places in the entire universe. The other thing I love is the romance—I love writing romance and reading it, too, and at the heart of this story is definitely star-crossed love. 

If you could spend one year on a deserted island with one character from literature, who would you choose? Ooh! What a fun question. I think it’s probably a toss-up between Eugenides from Megan Whalen Turner’s books, The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, and The King of Attolia, and Po from Graceling by Kristin Cashore. But if I had to pick between them, I think I’d probably go with Eugenides. He’s smart, funny, and very swoon-worthy.

Where do you write? I write in the mornings on a chaise lounge. I joke that it’s my office. I like having my feet up when I write and when it’s cold, a pile of blankets on my lap. 

Who is your favorite hero or heroine of history? Another difficult question… I was a philosophy major in college and then for grad school I studied philosophy of religion, so I’ve always been very partial to the great philosophers in history. One of my favorites is Kierkegaard. I love him because he is a great writer and thinker, but also because he’s one of history’s great romantics. Kierkegaard was a fool for love, and I respect him for that. 

Do you tweet? What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever tweeted? I don’t tweet.

What is your favorite season? I love summer because I love the beach. I’m never more at home than when I’m by the water. But I do love a good blizzard in winter-though only if I’m stuck inside at home.

If you could teleport anywhere in the known universe right now, where would you go? When I was a kid I was obsessed with the stars and the planets, so back then I probably would have said that I’d love to see the Big Dipper up close or Saturn’s rings. But at the moment, I’d love to teleport to Paris to go to this really amazing restaurant that my friend Marie and I love, because one of my favorite things in the world to do is eat good food! 

Do you have any writing rituals? Yes. Every single day I get up really early, make my coffee, sit down in my writing chair with the novel I’m reading, and wait for inspiration to strike and then write for as long as I possibly can. I try not to miss a day. But it’s always in the morning that I write. 

What is your idea of earthly happiness? Being with the people I love. What is the best concert you’ve ever been to? Ages ago I saw Elvis Costello, solo acoustic, in a really small venue and it was amazing. I love him. 

What are you currently working on? I just finished a novel about a former ballerina, and at the heart of it is first love. I love writing about people falling in love, so I really enjoyed writing this story.


Thank you so much for answering our questions, Donna! We can’t wait to hear more about your next book!

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