Sorry, I meant to get this up yesterday … as I mentioned a couple of days ago, I thought I’d address some of the comments and questions we’ve received about the new site, both technical and not, in a place where everyone could easily find them.
First up, though, big thanks to the Imaginova technical team for responding quickly to feedback and putting the number of comments at the top of each post. Hopefully that will make it easier to follow the conversations that might be going on in each post.
Now on to our first (and only) question this time, from ejulp:
Is Graeme McMillan gone?
I don’t think I haven’t seen a post from him since May.
The short answer: Yes, he’s left us, but he’s not forgotten. Sniff.
I had a long answer for this one, one that would have gone into Graeme’s history on the blog, some of the controversies he was involved in (like when he refused to reveal the secret origin of the term “Fables”), what a genuinely great guy he is when you meet him in person (as is his wife), my favorite song quotes he used as titles for posts, that time he accidentally poisoned the entire Blog@ team and we had to fight the secret gold ninja army in an abandoned Tokyo warehouse to get the antidote …
Yeah, I had a long answer, but then he showed up to answer the question himself:
Yes, but for sadly boring reasons – I had a crush of work, and something had to give, it just turned out to be Blog@ (It’s also why I’ve not been over at Savage Critics so much recently). There’s every possibility I’ll be back at ‘Rama in one way or another in the future, though (Sorry, all)… I would’ve done a farewell post, but that seemed a bit pretentious and unnecessary, to be honest. Trust me, I wish that I could pretend that Matt and I had had a tiff or something, but he and JK were amazingly understanding about me bailing with so little notice.
It’s actually weird and great to read Blog@ from the outside, as it were – Entirely unbiasedly (which may or may not be a word), the team here put together one of the (if not THE) best online comic news sites, and it’s nice to be a straight-up fan and not feel like I’m lowering the tone every time I post.
Still, if nothing else, I’m sure Dan Slott’s happier with the site now.
You can still find Graeme over at io9.com, where he’s got a sweet gig writing about stuff like Secret Wars II for an audience that may or may not have experienced the joy of it when it first came out. He (and the rest of the io9 crew) are definitely worth reading.