Hello, everyone! Sorry to detract from the actual entertaining posts, but I wanted to introduce myself so that next week, everyone knows that it was the new guy and not MGK who said that whoever green-lit “Spider-Man: Reign” must have been smoking crack. (Note: This may not actually be the topic of next week’s post. I don’t believe in stating the obvious.)
My name is John Seavey, and I’m a writer who’s probably best known on the Internet for my series of “Storytelling Engines” columns on ‘Comics Should Be Good’ and my accidentally inflammatory “How To Save Marvel Comics” columns on my own blog, ‘Fraggmented’. Offline, I’m probably best known for my contributions to the ‘Feng Shui’ line of RPGs from Atlas Games…which still isn’t saying much, but hey, it beats being on ‘America’s Most Wanted’.
Somewhere in all that writing, I caught the attention of Mightygodking, who politely offered me the chance to be one of his regular guest bloggers. Speaking as someone who doesn’t get even a tenth of the audience this place pulls in, I jumped at the chance. I’m no dummy, after all. (This may, in fact, be your only point of concrete evidence on this point, and it’s really my word against yours.)
So what kind of posts can you expect from me in my Friday slot? Well, I can usually be relied upon to talk about comics, although you should be aware that I am something of a curmudgeon about the current state of the market (I have at one point suggested that DC should just publish a new crossover every year called, “DC Kills Everyone Who’s Alive and Resurrects Everyone Who’s Dead!”) I also do a good line in chatting about movies, and I can yammer about Doctor Who with the best of them. (I can actually follow a debate about “UNIT Dating”. And “Lives Before Hartnell”.) And sometimes, I just have crazy weird shit that I have to get out of my head, which is really the secret purpose of every blog everywhere. (This is why there are fewer homeless people now. They do their crazy ranting on blogs instead of street corners.)
It should also be noted that I have political opinions. If MGK’s offend you, you’re not going to be any happier with mine.
So that’s me, at least the parts of me that will relate to this blog. Assuming MGK doesn’t shitcan me for such a boring opening post, tune in next week to hear me saying something interesting!
(Warning: Use of the term “interesting” does not guarantee actual interesting content. If content is “Spider-Man: Reign” related, author reserves the right to do the joke about the “Spider-Man” cartoon theme. Author has been known to define “Friday posts” as occurring on Saturday, or even the following Tuesday. If you have serious liver problems, please contact your doctor before reading. If you have extremely serious liver problems, please contact your doctor right now. In case of fire, read this post while using the stairs, not the elevator.)