January 16th, 2009

My original plan was to talk about how it feels like a lot of non-essential things (not comics and toys, because they’re okay right now) seem like heading towards critical bland. The internet is full of people complaining in uninteresting ways and that would’ve been about as bland as what I was complaining about. So I’ll skip ahead to the important part.

For one thing, I’ve had enough of my own half-steppin’. That ish ends now. I’ve spent so much time coding, typing and doing boring crap that I haven’t really been as straight-up ill as I should have been and I apologize for that. I’ve been scheming on some projects that are caked with crazy and this is the year that I pull the trigger. Yeah, the comics I’ve been talking about are still happening. But the first schemed-on project is something that I’ve wanted to do for a few years but will finally get around to doing early this year. I’ll make sure that I have a few done before I start throwing them out there but it will be soon. In fact, this blog is probably the best place to keep an eye out for it since… you know what? You’ll see soon enough. The other project is a whole new site that will hopefully hit in the middle of the year. It’ll be an ambitious waste of time (yours and mine) with things that I’ve been posting previews and beta tests of for years so a few friends may already know what this is.

I’m not saying this in some effort to say, “Wow, look at me, I’m doing a lot of stuff and that makes me important!” because it doesn’t. The point of this rambling post is that those who can ill must ill if we are to survive. Yeah, that movie coming out next week sounds just like the one that came out this year, that game that hits stores next month looks a lot games that also looked like other games and, dammit, there’s no need for this comic character to be on his 8th dead girlfriend except for lazy writing. But what the hell are you going to do about it? You gonna cry? Reminisce like Mary J. Blige for the love you had? Or will you fight? If you can do it, start working on your own stuff. Team up with other people who feel the same way. If you don’t think you have the skills to pull it off, find a way to get the word out about the people who you think are doing things right. If you want to want to complain about something and can’t write creatively, figure out how to make a slideshow video about it and put it on a video site. The internet is full of free tools and free tutorials to teach you how get your thing in action. Even a chump like me can afford to have three websites on my Dreamhost account and I can’t even afford an X-Box 360. If I can do it, so can you. No, it may not change the world but it’s a whole lot more fun than waiting for things to be less crappy.

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