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Happy Thanksgiving… Maybe happy isn’t the right word.

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! I hope you’ve been staying safe and well.

It stinks to say that Wonderland hasn’t opened at all up to this point and, with case numbers soaring into the second wave in Ontario, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen anytime soon. In fact, I noticed that the last seasonal job postings that were sitting on their jobs site has disappeared… It was the call for fall and winter entertainment performers. That was the main indication to me that they were prepared to try to open as far the year would take them since that posting had been there since spring. Unfortunately, I think time has run out on that. It’s not really a question of whether or not you or I believe the park is a safe place to be at right now, it’s that I don’t believe they would be given approval to open by the end of the year considering they weren’t allowed to open back when daily case numbers dropped down to the 30’s. It’s going to be a long road back to those kinds of numbers the way I’m seeing it.

Since this is going to be a depressing post anyway, I wanted to bring up something else. Recently, I came across a video and, while listening to it, I noticed that some of the voiceover started to sound familiar. I quickly realized that a portion of the video was paraphrased (and a few times used the same particular wording) from a blog post I wrote last year. I’m not going to lie, that upset me for a few reasons. There was no link back to the post which is something I could have been fine with since I’ve probably slipped up in crediting sources myself. However, some of the content that was used were my personal recollections and it feels violating hearing those thoughts being read back to me by someone else word-for-word. My biggest issue is that the channel has pulled out all the stops for monetization – ads, Youtube membership, Patreon, etc. How you can do that while plagiarizing your information does not compute for me. This isn’t a page on Wikipedia – it’s a personal blog. With all that said, I don’t have the energy to deal with it. I just wanted to share my piece and hope that if you’re in the business of sourcing information that you take care in crediting the sources. It’s something I need to consider myself as well.

Anyways… What have you been up to? I’ve been continuing with some 3D printing fun, including a model Windseeker which I’m currently putting up progress logs for on my projects blog. Also one of my favourite games of this year, Overcrowd, has been fully released out of early access. That’s a game I jump into while taking a break from my projects. Other than that, I don’t have much else going on. Just trying to make it to the end of the year.

Thanks for reading. Don’t be stealing. I’ll check back in for Christmas I guess.

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