|Don't worry, I haven't missed the other gold nuggets in here...that's for another time...|
|Especially when your books are worth $15 million - straight from a Nigerian bank to yours!|
Getting back to the links, it's apparent that mentioning those long-dead Geocities pages is meant to somehow back his claims up. It's just convenient that what, exactly, was on those pages is completely gone. I mean, it's not like there's an archive of old Geocities pages around somewhere...
So, I donned my data delving hat (which looks suspiciously like an invisible hat) and waded into the stratigraphy of the ancient Internet. There's no way to reliably search the Internet Archive or sites like Oocities, ReoCities, and Geocities.ws without links, so finding those links was first up. Figuring that the mental energy that went into the coming up with the nom de guerre "Mykal Lakim" meant he used it widely (I mean, he even used it on DMCA takedown notices), I searched for variations of that name with different separators between "Mykal" and "Lakim". This led me to two possible links:
The latter turned up zip in the archives, but the source reveals his link-spamming, shotgun approach to promotion was part of his marketing strategy from the very beginning.
|I think not even the soul-cleansing sound of Scott Stapp can save me now|
|I would cut somebody to see that profile|
So, the first and only verifiable evidence we have of anything Mykal Lakim did vampirically gaming related was the very thing that he says wasn't influential in writing his own game that is suspiciously like the game that he said he didn't base it off of but was obviously the game he started out with.
|I am so disappointed that the "What White Wolf has to say about this site" link wasn't live|
At least nobody can say he doesn't dream big.