A Note from Fatty : David Dougher — A friend of a friend — is designing an online multiplayer game called Oncolos. Players take on the role of one of four different races and joins the battle of an invading scourge (cancer) which is bent on the corruption and destruction of the world in which they live.
Originally, David says, Oncolos “was created to help my wife with her cancer. It was designed with the idea, originally, of it being a two-player game just for us. But as I started working on it, I realized more people would benefit from it than just her, so I decided to expand it into a project that’s multiplayer.”
“The big benefit of it,” says Dougher, “Is simply that it lets the cancer patient know that they’re not alone.”
To start developing this project in earnest, Dougher has started this Kickstarter page, where you can help finance this very cool game idea. Click here to learn more about Oncolos, or click here to go to the Oncolos Kickstarter page.
I’ve often said that everyone find ways to use what they love to do and what they’re good at to join the fight against cancer. David Dougher proves this in an awesome way.
The Relishment of a Race Not Raced
Two races tomorrow
One in St. George
One in Provo
Two races tomorrow
And sweet rapture in my breast today
Rapture, whence thou?
I ask rhetorically, for I already know!
I am glad in my heart for reasons clear and true
I shall race neither!
Tomorrow, I race not at all!
(Sometimes I wish there were a punctuation more emphatic than the exclamation point)
I know people who race St. Geroge Ironman tomorrow
They shall converse with demons within and without
I think of them and envy them not one whit
Maybe not even half a whit!
I think of The Hammer
Who races a local marathon anon
Do I envy her?
Which is to say
No hell for me tomorrow
I shall ride my bike from place to place
Cheering The Hammer on
Admiring her strength
Admiring her speed
Glad for her
For she is doing what she loves
And I am glad for me
For reasons adequately explained above
I wish all racers luck tomorrow
And sleep tonight.