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6/26/15

Marathon tomorrow! ...Or today, depending on when you read this!

I'm writing this Friday afternoon. I plan to start playing FF7 at 12 Noon EST. I plan to have the stream live for an hour or more beforehand.

Vote in this poll! http://strawpoll.me/4653876 This poll will decide who I'm playing throughout the game. It is not a one time thing, I will switch characters (at appropriate times) whenever the poll switches up and someone gains the lead. At this time, it's Tifa > Cid > Yuffie for a really close top 3.

I believe this is the third time for FF7, so my regulars might be groaning, but the rework announcement has me pretty fired up, even if I'll never be able to play it. Beating FF7 in one sitting isn't really an easy task. I am no speedrunner. It will probably take me a good 30-36 hours to complete the game, especially if the poll keeps shifting and I need to sub out my well-grinded characters.

If you're new here - Names and decisions are all based on chat voting and suggestions. Whether we date Aerith, Tifa, Yuffie, or Barret at the Golden Saucer is all up to you guys. Cloud, Barret, Tifa, and Aerith are all named especially early on. So if you have any suggestions, I'll be live for over an hour before the official start time, and I'll make note of any good suggestions right now,

I have some donation goals listed below, but even if I don't raise a single cent, I want this marathon to be as enjoyable and entertaining as possible. I did what I could to reach out to a lot of people for help with exposure, but most of my ventures fell short. I'm just not a very well connected guy for starters. Much appreciation to Hitstreak, the h3lp, Synphony, and River for doing their best for me, though!

But this is where you come in.
 Word of mouth is a powerful thing. If you're enjoying the stream, you can tell your friends to stop by and chill while we all go through this wonderful game another time. If any streamers would want to host me while they're offline themselves, since I'll be online for a long god-damn time, that would be pretty great, too.

Everything helps, guys. Even Reddit 4chan.

Donation Goals - I was told to come up with a list of donation goals to offer the stream and viewers if we hit certain peaks. Like "At $100, I'll do this" etc. One of the suggestions was to dress up as Cross-Dressing Cloud cosplay, but I don't have the means to do that. After wracking my brain, and most of my friends' brains, for ideas, I've come up with a whole lot of nothing. So I'm still open to suggestions - but here's what I'm prepared to offer.

Get Fit with Thorrbo - For every $10 raised, I will do 5 push-ups or some other physical exercise. As long as the donor asks me for it, of course. I am not a fit man. I'm pretty chubby, really. I'm not really sure how long I can keep that up - but I won't end stream without being caught up on my exercise tally. Yes, I realize it's not the best incentive, but I thought people might be interested. Like I said, I'm still very open to ideas!

Thordad Stream Takeover - For every $200 raised, my dad will take over stream for at least half an hour, up to an hour. - For those of you who don't know, my dad is the main reason I got into gaming to begin with, as well as the main reason I am running this stream. his flesh-rotting staph infection dealt some pretty serious damage to his leg, so he can't sit for long periods of time. That's why I have the goal so high - but he is more than willing to come in, take over stream, and play some FF7 with us!

Once again, everything I raise goes to food, housing/bills, and medication. All of it. Even if you're not a donor, I still want to talk to you! So please join IRC or at least say hello in twitch chat.

My dad and I wouldn't be where we are today without all of you. I love you all, thank you.

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