Sep 30 2010

Madison’s Hard Goodbye

Published by at 11:00 am under Editorials

At least for the foreseeable future, this will be the last post I write for Unreality.  Along with Paul and Natty, I’ve been writing for this site for nearly two years and have been fortunate enough to watch it grow and develop over that time.  However, there are other endeavors I want to pursue, and as my responsibility at my “real” job as an attorney continues to increase seemingly every day, it’s time for me to leave Unreality.  Like I mentioned, the site has indeed developed quite a bit, and I think it’s going to continue to improve as time goes on.

I’ll still likely visit Unreality every day, as I truly do enjoy the material that gets posted.  Part of what made writing for Unreality so much fun was simply the content itself – we’ve carved out a nice little niche of geek culture here in our corner of the Internet, and day after day I’m impressed with the things my colleagues find and write about.  Natty’s done an incredible job of starting this site from scratch and building it up to the point where we have a consistently wide audience.  I still remember the lunch we had at Burger Heaven when he pitched me the idea for this site and asked me to write.  I believe that Paul is a talented and honest writer with whom many readers are able to connect, and I’m confident that his writing is going to take him places far more prestigious than just a few Internet blogs.  I’m pretty sure that Natty’s going to bring in someone to replace me – and I’m sure he’ll be good – but regardless, Unreality will remain a great, fun site with Nat and Paul staying on board.

Of course, what made Unreality so fulfilling, for me at least, was the constant interaction with our enthusiastic readers.  As the site grew, I never felt as though I was pouring my thoughts and opinions into a vacuum.  Instead, you guys have always participated in whatever it is we’re posting, be it a list of some sort, a Pokemon video, or a movie review.  After all, if it wasn’t for you guys, I would have never gotten into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I would have never seen Primer, and virtually all of my lists would have remained incomplete.  I thank all of you for that.

And so, it’s going to take some time getting used to seeing something cool and not automatically thinking of a way to post it on Unreality, and that’s bittersweet in a way.  I can’t speak for Nat and Paul, but I take pride in the fact that for two years, we’ve never missed a scheduled post.  Not once.  I assure you, writing the posts isn’t that difficult – when something’s cool, it pretty much writes itself – but thinking of ideas for posts and searching the Internet for hours for cool things to post does wear on you.  It’s gotten to the point where it’s taking up too much of my time – time I desperately need to devote to my job as a lawyer and a couple of projects I’ve been working on, too.

Again, I’ll be visiting the site just about every day, and I’m sure I’ll probably comment from time to time.  But in the meantime, I’m done writing articles for Unreality, a site that I know will continue to entertain.

Thanks for reading.





More Unreal Posts


29 responses so far

  • http://www.unrealitymag.com Paul Tassi

    We’ll miss you buddy. Best of luck with real life, and you’re welcome back any time.

  • Bert

    I’ve enjoyed reading your posts! Here’s wishing you luck in the future.

  • Sideshow

    Don’t forget to stop by and comment once in a while.

  • Alex Stacy

    You will be dearly missed. I too wish you the best of luck with all of your future endeavors, and I thank for you the entertainment you’ve provided over the past couple of years.

    I drink to thee.

  • Josh

    Aw. You were my favorite (even if we disagreed more than agreed).

  • Laura

    Ah that’s a bummer, but totally understandable. I will miss your articles…you’re a great writer and I agreed with you most of the time, so you have pretty good taste in TV shows and movies. And unlike many people who comment, I never name-called…some people need to lighten up! Best of luck!!

  • Nattyb

    I shall miss you Madison. That and I love you.

  • roommate

    maddison,

    your topics of choice were crazy interesting.

    best of luck with everything…

  • chuck

    goodbye, thank you for all your great work!

  • Anthony

    Finally! Now I can take over for you… Just joking. Thanks for blessing us with your posts. I’ve enjoyed them and I wish you the best of luck.

  • IcemanD

    Good luck Madison.
    You’ll be missed as our views and opinions often lined up. I always enjoyed reading your posts.

  • Bigdog

    Hey man, thanks for the great stuff. Best of luck.

  • ryan

    By far my first time posting here, just to thank you and your contributions to Unreality. Thanks for helping make Unreality one of my #1 sites that I visit every weekday haha.

    You will be missed good sir!

  • diego

    Good luck mate

  • Alex

    Well that sucks. I always like your articles best. I hope you make a comeback

  • illeaturfamily

    Dude, thank you for the entertaining material. This site is my #1 visited site and it get’s me through the workday. And, in turn, you were a good portion of what kept me sane through the week.

    Best of luck to you. I know being an attorney probably doesn’t leave you with a lot of free time, but you should still read and post in the comments.

    Thanks for everything.

    Cheers!

  • AgnosticTool

    Enjoyed your stuff. Good luck with everything.

  • Rudy

    Best of luck!

  • Velovan

    Thank you, and good luck :-)

  • ShotgunDroid

    Thanks for the run Madison.

    I always though your stuff was the funniest. Plus your reviews are spot on.

    Best of luck!

  • Ben

    I’m not gonna lie, I’m a Paul guy (no rhyme intended). But it’s really sad to see any part of unreality die and it’ll be weird for a while without your voice. Best wishes with your real job (BTW, the Community episode tonight is about evil lawyers! It’s such a great show, you really should try it)

  • Limitus

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    Best wishes for the future and all that crap^^

  • Bryan

    I wish you well. Your stuff was always good. Hard to see you go, but I’m sure it’s harder for you to go. Take care and good luck!

  • jaromir

    Best of luck.

  • nico

    Good Luck ! Always been a fan of the site and hope you’ll frequent here sometimes for legal advice !

  • gulleycurse

    You were my favorite writer here….We will miss ya…….

  • BrockSamson

    Best of luck, Madison. Always enjoyed your articles.

  • Emily

    Good Luck! You have posted some great articles Madison!

  • Drester

    Damn, I can’t believe I missed this post. Good luck on your further travels, really enjoyed your articles.

    Thx to you I won several “name te most disturbing movie” discussions. Is it wierd that I am anxiously awaiting the “second sequence”?

Celebrity Toob

Celebrity Gossip, Pictures, Videos, Net Worth & Bios

Categories

Archives