You know, I’ve had no want, need, or desire to sign up for those big social media sites. They’ve been all the rage the last few years, so being the sort of knee-jerk, closed-minded guy I am, I decided I wanted no part of them. Well, that’s not entirely true. I used to work with this fella, Pete Chen. Great guy. I’d like to say hello. Oh, and Jeff Combs, too, a guy who seems to have fallen off the face of the Earth.
But mostly, no. Keep them away, please. They’re like cell phones to me, or Aquaman.
But also … sigh … also, I kinda sorta guess it’s a good thing to do these days, what with the networking possibilities and all. I mean, networking = good, and if it also gets you in contect with some old friends, all the better, right? So I took the plunge and now have a FaceBook profile. I was quickly contacted by about eight gazillion people.
Holy hell, the power of he freakin’ Internet, man.
I also have a MySpace profile, but I have yet to touch it, and I doubt I ever will, on account of MySpace being the sixth circle of Hell. But I also doubted I’d ever even sign up, so who knows. By this time next year I might be a Minor Hell Lord or something.
So I had a piece in the July/August 2008 issue of Weird Tales magazine. It’s a great old magazine, the birthplace of Conan the Barbarian and a mag that has published Lovecraft and many others. So, that’s cool. Like everything I write, though. I have a hard time looking at it now, but hey, we’ve got to live with what we do. Keep –> going –> forward would be my motto if I had mottos.
Anyway, it’s now online and you can read it if you like: Whispers of the Old Hag
Oh, and hey, the first three parts of my Sandman retrospective are now online:
Go check ’em out.