Saturday, August 28, 2010

On Two Years

Two years ago, almost to the day, Nathaniel and I were sitting around a little table in the middle of a gloomy little courtyard outside of our old office. We were both fed up with a lot of things. Our jobs, mostly, [Editor's note: Alex exaggerates on my behalf a little...] but there were other everyday annoyances that were bringing us down.

And then we started talking about Otakon, and Nathaniel’s experiences at the show. Then I started talking about comics, and comic conventions, and things just started rolling downhill.

Before I had that conversation in that gloomy little courtyard, though, I was aware of Nathaniel’s geeky tendencies. He wears his heart on his sleeve, as they say, and it was pretty apparent that he had an affinity for things like Star Trek and Mega Man.

But a lot of people like a lot of things, and we were both hardworking, professional people with a wide range of interests and hobbies. I just assumed that Star Trek and Mega Man were these cool little side things that he liked, and that he could never possibly be as deeply into as I was into comics.

Well, clearly, I am a poor judge of character.

During that talk, we decided to put together a blog. Just for ourselves. Just for fun. Two years later, we’re still doing the same exact thing we set out to do that afternoon after lunch.

The fact that we’ve gained readers is amazing. And shocking. And, in Year Three, we plan to do some things to expand our readership, to up that hit counter, and to take our posts to places they haven’t yet been.

But that’s for the near future. For today, Nathaniel and I just want to say thanks.

Keep reading, because we’ll keep writing.

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Happy Saturday, everyone!

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