Today this humble haven of filth is two years old. I got myself a LiveJournal account on July 5, 2006 to publish a review I’d written of Superman Returns, and I’ve posted at least one article a day, every day for the last two years. I don’t say that to brag, just to reflect on what a blast it’s been.
The blog has been a valued and cathartic creative outlet for me, where I’ve been able to comment on current events, make fun of famous people I don’t like in a very mean-spirited way, and post the occasional dirty Star Trek comic (this most recent one is my favorite from the last year, I think). For that alone, I owe it a great deal. But it’s also put me in touch with people from all over the world, with whom I’ve had some fun and eye-opening conversations.
This past year has been especially good for that, as I finally managed to piss enough people off to generate some regular comments on my shit. The article I wrote about the poor science education given to many children in religious homeschools has drawn more of a response to the blog than anything I’ve ever written, and not only sent waves of opposition my way from defensive fundamentalist Christians, but also introduced to me a large segment of secular homeschoolers, like Dawn from Day By Day Discoveries, or religious homeschoolers who chose to teach their children genuine science rather than the creationist drivel espoused by the Apologia textbooks.
In the last few months, I’ve also been able to experience the indescribable feeling of being called a statist. Though it doesn’t make me feel too special — from the fuzzy definition of that term I’ve inferred from the responses of this particular anonymous commenter, pretty much everyone I know is a statist, too.
Thanks to everyone who has ever taken the time from their day to read this blog, and special thanks to all of you who have ever taken a few minutes to write a comment on something I’ve written. Having somewhere to post my profane, impious, irreverent rantings and ravings is pretty fucking sweet, but getting to meet (in a sense) all of you is what’s really made it a helluva lot of fun.
See y’all tomorrow.