hell, here we are at over one year old. Much like what Andrew
seems to have said, this site's become something that I hadn't
really imagined it to be. But that's not a bad thing at all.
I don't know what he was saying about my presence adding 'credibility',
because I actually have no idea what 'credibility' even means.
Is that those small, hard grey things that children throw
at me when I walk down the street? What? Those are rocks?
when I saw that he had written a big Year One thing I got
filled with a jealous rage and wanted to add my own little
perspective. Andrew mentioned TooSquare magazine wanting to
publish my Berzerk article, which was entirely true, though
never really mentioned in any official form. Believe me, I
was absolutely floored that anyone would want to print my
stuff (without my begging them to do so) and I said yes. We
exchanged an email or two and he even sent me a
picture of what the printed version would look like. In
return, I was to get a free copy or two of the magazine. Unfortunately,
they suddenly decided to drop the print side of the magazine
and go completely web based - without informing me. I sat
and waited patiently for a response and one never came, so
I just assumed that when they made the shift I just dropped
off the map. But I do still have that draft jpeg for posterity,
and I will never let go of that.
NC itself - it is a load of fun. If you don't have a site
like this you should get one. Andrew's designs make all my
idiotic nattering look respectable, and I definitely get a
kick out of reading his contributions to the site as well,
as I hope he does mine. We rarely collaborate on an article
(on account of the fact that at least one of us is a horrible,
lazy person named Nathan) and we don't usually have prior
knowledge of what the other person is writing, so I for one
check this site on a regular basis, even though I work for
it. That's a cool system.
don't think that everything is all sunshine and roses,
brother. I've gotten my share of hatemail as well. Well, okay,
one hate mail. But it was a good one:
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2003 1:53 PM
Your web page about Nelly is Bull Shit. Are you saying those
are the only people who get hot and want to take their clothes
off? Spend your time doing something better with yourself.
wrote a rather nice reply about how I didn't recall saying
that only certain people get hot and remove their clothing,
and in fact I was fairly certain that as I wrote the reply
there were lots of people who were taking their clothes off
for all sorts of reasons that didn't have anything at all
to do with temperature. It is unfortunate that my well-crafed
response fell on deaf ears, because the e-mail he used to
contact me was nonexistant. So if you're reading this, CASSBAL@aol.com,
please contact me again! I think we have much to discuss!
I think I've gone on long enough without adding lots of neat
pictures, so I'll just close by saying that Year One was good
and Year Two will be as good as or even better. Many
thanks to all the Big Famous people who linked us, and Even
Many-er thanks to all you readers out there. Rock and Roll!!