Oct 30 2013
It’s been a damned good ride.
This post will be the last I write for Unreality, and it’s quickly shaping up to be the hardest. I’ve been spending the past few months lining up some new writing projects, and have actually managed to get some ducks in a row on that front. I’ve published a few standalone freelance pieces, and fingers crossed I’ll continue to do so. I’m also editing a collection of short stories that I hope to release into the wild sometime soon.
Most excitingly though, I’m gathering the resources to start my own games writing site, Video Dame. I don’t expect to quit my day job and make boatloads of money or anything—hell, I quite like my day job writing ad copy for a book publisher, nerdy Mad Men style—but I’m excited to have a place on the internet to call my own. What can I say? I like having control. (Note: I still didn’t choose the Control ending.)
Of course, none of this would be happening if I didn’t start writing for Unreality a year and a half ago. A longtime reader, I jumped at the opportunity to write for a favorite site, and I’m so grateful to Paul for taking me on. I’d also like to thank Nat for being Unreality’s benevolent overseer. He loves this site, and working through some recent backstage shenanigans with him really drove that fact home, not that I ever held any doubt otherwise. Paul and Nat, thank you both, and I wish you years of continued success.
I’d also like to take a moment to give a round of applause to my fellow writers. Remy was my first and fastest partner-in-crazy, TJ (you still work here? Teej? TEEJ?) became my go-to comedy springboard on social media, Benny is my sister from another mister, I couldn’t be happier Nick finally crawled out of that trashcan, David R is my favorite lover of movies everyone hates, Joy is a bigger nerd than even me (a compliment, obvi), Indy has great taste in television and an even greater first name (just don’t tell me it’s really Henry), Lyle’s enthusiasm for film and TV knows no bounds, and E. Lee knows more about the inner workings of “Hollyweird” than anyone else on the site, methinks.
If I’ve forgotten anyone scold me soundly in the comments. Please.
Which brings me to you. Thank you for reading. Thank you for commenting. Thank you for disagreeing with me, agreeing with me, or agreeing to disagree with me. Thank you for helping me complete my various and sundry pop culture lists. Because of you, I’ve discovered some new old favorites of mine. Thank you for being so intelligent, so articulate, and so civil. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you are hands down the best commenters on the internet. I’m so proud to be rejoining your ranks.
You didn’t think you’d get rid of me that easily, did you?
Seriously—thank you all. It’s been unreal.
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