Why the lack of updates for the last couple of months?

If you’re sensitive, you might wanna skip the next paragraph.

Well, on March the 9th, I was in a really gruesome accident at work that almost claimed my left hand as I got it stuck between a pair of very heavy duty tracks (I think this is the word for them) that crushed my hand severely, so bad in fact, that amputation of my left thumb was on the table as I was rushed in to Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg. Luckily for me, the doctor’s cold nerves had them hold the cutting to the bare essentials, and we just gave my poor, crushed limbs a chance to recover.

The accident I had in March, described above, has left me with a functionally compromised left hand, and a slightly smaller thumb that is sensitive and awkward, thus doing hobby stuff is now really frustrating, having to put many cool projects on hold and really straining the amount of cash I can spend on this hobby. Simple stuff like just changing a joystick in a panel or rotating the screen of an EGRET II is something I now have to think twice about doing.

On the upside, I can still play arcade games – with a stick, thank God I’m not a pad player – solder and now actually write quite well on a keyboard again. My thumb is short and skinny, my middle finger is crooked in more than one way and my index finger does not point as well as before, but I have at least one more operation to go before the doctor’s “happy” with my hand, but I try to keep busy and at least I’m back at work full time, but just don’t expect to see a lot of new artwork being uploaded here for a while, I have lots of other projects to catch up on, so unfortunately, Photoshopping move strips’ll have to take a back seat for a while.



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  1. Hey Emphatic !

    Just reading your blog entry on your accident – really sorry to hear it ! hopefully all will get back to normal in time, and you can at least hold a beer in the other hand, and play stick on the cab.

    Thanks again for all your hardwork on the translated move strips !


    1. Thanks, I can play pretty well with a stick but I’m really happy I’m not a pad player because that’s a no-no. :/ Beer holding is fine though. 🙂

    • 3rensho on 09/19/2012 at 22:12
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    WOW! I know it’s a bit late but I hope your doing much, much better.

  2. Only just reading this now, so glad you are getting through this ok. Awful news about the accident, but like Brian said, thank goodness you’re on the mend now and can still play games, drink a beer and enjoy it all.

    All the best mate, and thanks for a great website and all your hard work.

    1. Thanks for the kind words, they mean a lot.

    • Aitor on 11/28/2012 at 19:03
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    Another one late to the party… Can’t imagine what you had to go through. Emph, I’m sure you feel much better by now but still, just wanted to wish you a good recovery. Cheers!

    1. Gracias amigo!

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