Ahhhh…just what the doctor ordered.
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The post I almost titled “I don’t want to go on the cart” except I’d already used that on a previous entry.
Well, the intention was to start going over your predictions for 2016 today, but I’ve been trying to shake an illness that’s been hanging on since Christmas and perhaps I’d be better off resting than blogging. I am feeling better, but at this stage spending hours typing away my usual pages of text into the wee hours will likely be more harmful than helpful. Blogging and family stuff and the holidays and running a store and household chores all at once while sick results in not doing any of them well (particularly at work, where errors are interfering with making a living), so now that things have calmed down a bit on most fronts, I’m going to enter “low content mode” on the blog as well. Just for a few days, while I finally, hopefully, get over this bug.
Current plan is to start tackling those 2016 predictions next Monday. I may check in here with a smallish post before then, and you can always email me or catch me on the Twitters.
Also, in the meantime, don’t forget to submit your comic industry predictions for 2017, so I can write about them in excruciating length in early 2018!
Thanks for your patience, pals, and we’ll be back to full operation soon.
Sorry, friends…I got some kind of bug, and I think I’m better served by going straight to bed upon getting home rather than staying up and feeding the blog despite the age-old advice of “feed a blog, starve a fever.”
…Look, I’m sick, that’s as good as the jokes get.
Anyway, just so I don’t leave you hanging in case I die, for you folks wondering “what was with all the Palladium role-playing books on your birthday post,” the answer is that, as per usual, I was being a jerk.
See you guys again soon…maybe at the end of the week, if I’m feeling better. And thanks for all the birthday wishes. I appreciate them.
I’ve been ill, and spending my evenings either resting or Netflix-binging on season one of Once Upon A Time.
I’ll be back on Monday…unless of course I decide to get Once Upon A Time season two from iTunes.
…so for today’s post, you get a picture of Superman with a puppy:
…because Superman with a puppy makes everything feel better.
Back tomorrow, hopefully.
image from DC Comics Presents #94 (June 1986) by Barbara Randall, Bob Greenberger, Tom Mandrake & Don Heck
So I was planning on responding to a couple of lengthy comments recently left on this here site regarding DC Comics and its current launchalanche, but neither 1) time nor 2) health are cooperating with me. I’ll get to them soon, I promise.
In the meantime, since I didn’t really have anything else planned for today…let me ask you: what’s the one new DC book you’re looking forward to the most? Just tell me ONE…don’t be wishy-washy and leave me a list of, like, your fourteen favorites. Pick one and stick to it, pals! …I think you can probably guess mine.
And I know Justice League already came out. You can say you’re looking forward most to #2, if you’d like. Or you can even pick Hawk and Dove. Either case, I won’t make fun of you. Promise. And you don’t need to pop in and declare “I’m not buying ANY of them because I hates DC forever” because that’s not what I’m asking for. I mean, c’mon, don’t be That Guy.
Anyway, I’ll probably do a tally of them for…Wednesday’s post, let’s say, and see what you folks are most interested in. Assuming I get enough response to tally, of course.
…feeling a bit out of it, so no real post today.
I’ll be back tomorrow, hopefully.
Hey, gang…I’m finally feeling a little better, thanks to these horse pills the doctor gave me, and while last night was probably the most miserable I’ve been, I believe I’m past the worst of it. Thank you for all your well-wishes, and hopefully I’ll be back to business as usual on this site by tomorrow.
I do have a couple of links, though:
- Here are the results to a 1995 Marvel reader survey, in which the Punisher is voted “least favorite superhero,” 53% of respondents are still enjoying the Clone Saga, and 24% are online. It’s fascinating reading.
- Congrats to friends of the site Mag and H, on the seventh anniversary of the Comic Treadmill!
- Pal Dorian has been doing horror movie reviews as part of his Halloween celebration, and today he hits one of my favorites. I actually saw this one in the theater!
Still pretty sick, pals, so all I have for today is Gerry Giovinco’s latest column on comics coloring from the ol’ Comico days. An interesting read!
It’s another Sick Day post…I’m experiencing some aftereffects from my root canal, which has left me with some uncomfortable swelling. It’s getting better, but it’s had me spending a lot of time taking medicine and resting, and not a whole lot of time generating site content.
Hopefully I’ll be up and runnin’ again tomorrow. Thanks for your patience, and I hope to see you then.