A little over two year ago I received an email. I’m sure I received many emails, but this one was significant. Although I did not know it at the time, this email would change the course of my life forever!
Unfortunately the Prince of Nigeria didn’t hold up his end of the bargain.
However, under that email was another from a chap whom I had been annoying on twitter – Mr Ryan K Lindsay. From memory, Ryan mealy said he wanted to assemble a team of writers for a project, and was I in. I said yes...obviously.
Fast forward two and a bit years later, and I am writing as to why we have chosen Ryan ‘Moneyshot’ Lindsay as our character for this week. Purely and simply – this site would not be here without him.
Many of you would not know of the efforts Mr Lindsay puts into his writing. He works a regular 9-5 (plus some) job, and in the time I have known him he has gotten married, stolen my daughter’s name and placed it on his son. He wakes up at 5am every morning to cram in as much writing as possible. He openly offers advice to those who ask for it, and works harder for his craft more than any person I know.
But alas, something had to give. This Why? Is one that I hoped I had never had to write, but it is one that I had also hoped I would have to.
‘Moneyshot’ is leaving us as he has many exciting projects coming up – career advancing projects. Projects that have a very high possibility of propelling him into the comic creator stratosphere, like some thing that is propelled. Not a propeller though. If you are not familiar with his name, you will be soon. Trust me on that.
So I present to you all, the tenured writer’s send off to our leader. May he kick all kinds of ass, and thumb us a couple of bucks as he drives past us on his way to writing godhood.
Ryan, from ALL of us here at Thought Balloons, both past and future – thank you for bringing us together. Thank you for our knowledge and friendship, and thank you for helping us all become better writers.
And thanks for the protein chain around my neck.
P.S – Ryan and I were at a war to see who would be the first to drop a week at Thought Balloons. As such, I will not be posting this week so that we may both be losers together. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.