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Welcome! I'm the dork responsible for the Half-Rats series. I like to make music and draw. I front the band, "Arsenic Tea Party", and I enjoy prosciutto way too damned much.

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Welp, it's been a little bit, and I almost didn't make it to 2020. By all accounts, I SHOULDN'T have made it to 2020, but I did. The creator of Half-Rats could not be expected to do anything less, but survive all odds.

First of all, I ended up losing my house - big surprise. Then, I lost my job - naturally. I had to sell off, leave behind or give away just about everything, and am still surviving off of whatever I have left to sell. It wasn't long before the bank fucked me over - and what little bit of money I had in the band fund is still being held hostage by Chase Bank. The icing on the cake was when I got shot on Thanksgiving. I'm not going to go into details, but someone brought a gun to an argument, and I ended up having a .45ACP rip through my pelvis and sever my femoral artery. I'm still recovering. 2019's final kick to the ass was taking my grandmother, who passed away recently.

I somehow am still here, defiantly. As far as creative stuff is concerned. I'm laser-focused on my new band.

There were talks within the Half-Rats discord server to resurrect "Half-Rats: Dawn of Pestilence", but everyone is too busy, and I think just about everyone else in the world has moved on from Half-Rats. There's still a storyboard, a nearly-completed map, and some weapon/monster/friendly NPC models tucked away if anyone REALLY, and I mean REALLY wanted to lend a hand. I might just go ahead and bring it out of its coffin and fuck with it when I have the time - maybe some of HG's old staff will want to work on it in a couple years.

As far as the comic is concerned, that's also on back-burner. I'm going to finish up these remaining three issues now that I feel better, then continue the story as a serialized bunch of short stories, or "pulps". Not sure where I'm going to host them, but, I don't think anyone's banging down my door for HR content. If anyone is interested in helping out with the art, I might continue it as a comic, but, eh.

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Developers of the Half-Rats game series. Located in Michigan. We make mods for an ancient engine.

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WillIsBlack
WillIsBlack

I was thinking, why don't you try to open donations through something like Patreon for example? This way those who want and can help you and show that they appreciate your work could give you some cash.

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Richard_Cynic Creator
Richard_Cynic

I have a Patreon set up, actually. I'd rather just work for it.

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SpookyTheCuteGhost
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Hi from Amsterdam!

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Richard_Cynic Creator
Richard_Cynic

Hello!

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Vector4k
Vector4k

Your **** is seriously amazing Half-Rats!

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Richard_Cynic Creator
Richard_Cynic

So is yours!

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

I like how I immediately recognized your voice in HL2 ICE. :)

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Richard_Cynic Creator
Richard_Cynic

Haha!

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TheEnglishBloke
TheEnglishBloke

I need new tunes.

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Richard_Cynic Creator
Richard_Cynic

Just released a new album in September!

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TheEnglishBloke
TheEnglishBloke

NICEE!!!

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