To Double Fine Productions: Grandma Loves You!!
Grandma and I celebrated a bit, as you can see. (Double Fine didn't send us the Vodka, before you write letters.)
They did, however, send Grandma "the motherload" as they say.
Grandma is sporting a cool, gangsta style Double Fine hoodie, complete with the two headed logo, and oh is it nice. I don't mean "the-thought-that-counts" nice, I mean Grandma is basking in its warm, snuggly goodness. It is a functional piece of apparel that will heat Grandma's days in the cold Cleveland weather. It has quickly become Grandma's favorite shirt.
Scott C. sent Grandma this excellent caricature of herself, surrounded by her Psychonaut friends. Scott, this shall be framed so all those who enter Grandma's game room shall be greeted with its elegance. No shit, man- Grandma LOVES the illustration. It's absolutely beautiful.
Mark Hammer made this in Double Fine's Action Comics!! Thank you Mark. Grandma is hereby immortalized.
Then came the final piece; the document that made Grandma's day. Tim Schafer and the whole Double Fine team made Grandma a signature book of cartoons and character studies from Psychonauts in a very personal way of saying "thank you for playing" one million times over. The folder is filled with personal notes to Grandma. I would scan every page and show you all, but to Grandma- this is, understandably, a private and intensely special artifact of sorts that was made just for her. It means that much.
She will treasure it always.
Usually I can come up with some smartass or witty post, but today I am at a complete loss for words. So I'll say this:
Double Fine Productions, you did a lot more than make Grandma smile today- you gave her tears of absolute bliss.
Game on, everybody.