Love You, Baby Boy

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  1. DanQ

    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

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    Good day, fellow Civilization fanatics. You may recognize my username as the co-founder and a past co-/lead administrator of Apolyton Civilization Site or creator and writer of the ongoing One More Turn dramedy podcast, but I anticipate most of you know me as the co-founder and one-time lead co-host of PolyCast (PC), the original Civ strategy podcast and only one still in continuous production.

    When I announced my then-pending departure from PC in 2018, I explained that I "came to th[is] decision as a result of changes in my personal life[...] not any wanting to disassociate myself from the show or distance myself from Civilization even". I was not more specific in my write-up than that, though I did mention the following on the show itself: that July I got married, having purchased a house with my then-fiance the year prior, and we adopted a puppy named Miley that September. I was last a guest on PolyCast in June of 2020, my eleventh such appearance to that point and to date.

    Now with this (re-)introduction and overview said, the reason I am starting this thread is to share with you -- the Civilization community -- another change in my personal life... one I would argue is the most significant to date. Last October, Allison and I welcomed our first child, Evan, into the world:

    evan-danqs_son(march_2022).jpg

    Whether or not you are a parent yourself, I expect it will not come as a surprise for you to learn that while I am still playing Civ, it is not as often as before he was born. Our house has certainly been filled with more laughing, learning, loving and living than ever before since! The photo of him above is from late March, and indeed he has continued and is continuing to grow still.

    Love you, baby boy.
     
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    Thank you for the like, Canus. :)
     
  3. Narz

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    Congrats
     
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    Let's see, Evan born in October, that is what 7 months ago? I guess he has you both well trained by now to respond to his every command. Have fun, it gets better and better. :)
     
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    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

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    :yup:

    :lol: -- not every, but close to it.

    :)

    Thank you also to Evie, Birdjaguar, leif, Kaitzilla, Pouakai, Gorbles, bernie14 and caketastydelish for the likes, and Narz and The_J for the congrats.
     
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    Thanks also to thetrooper, WarningU2, Snerk and Hygro for the likes.:king:
     
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  9. Farm Boy

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    He's a cutie. Your mood is up, I assume he's sleeping in stretches, then, finally. ;)
     
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    Have never heard of you, but congrats on the new mint!
     
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    I bet in the years to come your son will pick up Civ as well, and you'll have lots of fond memories to look back on as he grows older!

    :goodjob:

    Congrats DanQ!
     
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    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

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    Thank you kindly.

    Yes, yes and yes.

    :D

    Well, now you have. :lol:

    In all seriousness, if you find yourself mostly in CFC's Off-Topic forum here, I'm rarely here myself.

    Thanks. :)

    I like the sound of that -- my wife may not :mischief:, but I do.

    Thanks, Darsnan, and good to hear from you!

    (My acquaintance with Darsnan goes back to the days of Apolyton, and PolyCast (PC).)

    Thank you also to IglooDame, AmazonQueen and TheMeInTeam (speaking of PC, hey Phil!) for the likes.
     
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    Thank you for the like, Tee Kay. :)
     
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    Thanks for the like, Quintillus. :)
     
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    Thank you for the like as well, Cutlass. :cool:
     
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    Thank you, Oerdin, for your like of this thread as well.

    Evan is seven-and-a-half months old now; the beginnings of his demonstrating measures of independence, alongside the continued evolution of his personality, is certainly making for the latest in interesting times. :)
     
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  17. Farm Boy

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    Mobility is increasing then?
     
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    Thanks for the like, Remorseless1.

    Yes.
     
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    fdrpi: thank you for the like.
     
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    Thanks for the like on the eighth post in this thread (one of mine), The_J.
     

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