Sluggo Saturday: The Antemortem.

§ September 11th, 2011 § Filed under blogging about blogging is a sin, how the sausage is made, sluggo § 5 Comments

So here’s what my original plan was:

After posting the final Sluggo Saturday and writing up my goodbyes, farewells, and amens, my initial intention was to do “Satan Saturdays.” However, I found I didn’t have immediate access to a sufficient number of devilish images to use for this project, so the plan changed slightly, to what you’ve been seeing me do over the last few months.

And…well, I wasn’t completely satisfied with the results. I mean, they were okay, I guess…I’m inordinately proud of myself for the Sea Devils Saturday entry, for example. But it felt a little forced to me, and turning these things up was more of a chore than a joy. And most importantly, they just weren’t tickling that same part of my brain that the Sluggo Saturdays were.

My goal was to do the “[character name beginning with the letter S] Saturday” thing for a year, and on the anniversary of that last Sluggo Saturday post, drop in a new Sluggo Saturday completely without notice. And then continue on with other characters, as before. Obviously, I didn’t make it that far.

So, um…apologies for making such a big deal out of my dropping the feature. I really intended to retire it, honest. But just when I thought I was out of Sluggo, Sluggo pulls me back in.

This doesn’t mean I plan on doing Sluggo Saturday every Saturday again, though…I’m going to try to keep it a little more sporadic than that, running when inspiration strikes. I’m also not continuing the other “S-Saturday” feature, unless, again, I come up with a good’un. Other than that, I have no idea what I’m going to be doing with my Saturday posts since I don’t have another regular feature planned. I suppose I could always go back to characters angrily pointing at this.

5 Responses to “Sluggo Saturday: The Antemortem.”

  • John says:

    I thought you were building up to doing a year of Swamp Thing Saturdays, after teasing us with every other comic character that begins with S. Also, Sterling begins with S, so you could always run a photo of yourself reacting to comic excesses of the week (holding all 52 DC number 1’s for example)

  • CW says:

    I love angry pointing, Mike. It’s a hobby of mine.

  • MrJM says:

    “So, um…apologies for making such a big deal out of my dropping the feature. I really intended to retire it, honest.”

    “No man with a good Sluggo needs to be justified!” — Hazel Motes, Wise Blood (1979)

  • Was going to point out obvious SWAMPY SATURDAYS, but selfishly want STRANGE (Doctor) SATURDAYS instead.


  • Nat Gertler says:

    After the big send-off, I don’t believe this is the real Sluggo in the new Saturdays. Must be a clone, doppelganger, Skrull, or LMD.